The aim of this website is to bring together as much information as possible about the Australian fossicking, prospecting and detecting scene, in a magazine style format. The freshness of the FOSSICKING AUSTRALIA content is provided by submitted articles and links provided by our registered members, fossicking tours guides and fossicking equipment suppliers. The FOSSICKING AUSTRALIA - Gold & Gems and the FOSSICKING AUSTRALIA - Sapphires magazines contain fresh stories, news and opinions and are interactive.  The video chat instantly works in your browser, so you will be able to talk to other fossickers who are in the video room. The reality of gold prospecting in Australia is also provided in the linked forums with wide discussion topics catering to the beginner and advanced fossickers and detector users, as are sapphire and other gems. Links to lapidary clubs in Australia provide access to local fossickers and their prospecting knowledge.


View my Flipboard Magazine.              View my Flipboard Magazine.


New articles are added daily, so add these magazines to your daily read to keep up to date.


You should also join LOCALADVICE.NET  to access local fossickers and their prospecting knowledge.

"A service that allows you to connect with locals to access
their local knowledge about your favourite activities whilst in their town."


Registration as a member of this website provides you with more features and options.

  • Classifieds - buy and sell goods
  • Write a Story/Article - for publishing on the site. Members can tell us of their adventures and we allow Retailers to promote a new product or Tour Operators to promote their service within an article.

The stories are submitted by our contributing authors or our registered members. If you would like your "fossicking folly" or "success" or "experience" to appear for the enjoyment of our readers, than simply register as a member to this site (click on Login menu above) , login and Select the Stories menu, and the "Write a Story" option . All stories are read and approved by us before being published.

Unlike other sites, we encourage Suppliers and Tour Operators to submit great stories which can include self promotion of their service and links to their website.

So please enjoy our 'magazine' and register as a member so that you can share your yarns, successes and adventures with our gem fossicking and gold detecting readers.



video-chatSecure, Encrypted and Peer to Peer WebRTC video technology used, Works in Firefox & Chrome browser on desktops or

for iOS devices install opentokRTC App and visit the "fossickingaustralia" room.