Basic Gold and Gem Fossicking Equipment

Don’t forget to equip yourself with some basic gold prospecting equipment before you head out. Here’s a brief list of what you will need:

  • protective clothing and boots (gum boots)
  • sunscreen and plenty of clean drinking water
  • gold prospecting pan
  • Two sieves 1/4 & 1/8 inch
  • A sniffer bottle
  • a spade, one large and one small
  • a mobile phone with coverage or a radio communication
  • a map of the area your are in, and reliable compass
  • gold prospecting licence (for the state you are in)
  • First aid kit

See our list of retailers of fossicking equipment under the "Equipment Suppliers" menu for the full range of supplies.