Prospecting

The Kalgoorlie Boulder region is renowned for prospecting and fossicking. To prospect in Western Australia, each person requires a Miner's Right.

This authorises the holder to carry out the following activities on Crown land not the subject of a mining tenement:

  • Prospect for minerals (including gold);
  • Fossick for rocks, gemstones etc;
  • Conduct tests for minerals;
  • Undertake limited sampling using hand held equipment and to remove samples up to 20 kilograms;
  • Take water and camp for the purposes of prospecting.