Prospecting and Fossicking Differences in Western Australia

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Bear in mind using metal/gold detectors is a big no no in regards to fossicking. To use a metal/gold detector than you you need to do it for prospecting purposes only, fossicking for rocks and minerals other than gold and diamonds.
 

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Basically it's just how things are worded in WA legislation & doesn't mean too much in the scheme of things.
You still need a WA Miners Right to either Fossick or Prospect in WA.
If you're Prospecting you can use a metal detector & search for all minerals including gold & diamonds.
If you aren't using a metal detector & aren't searching for gold or diamonds you are Fossicking.

It's splitting hairs really because anyone with a WA Miners Right would/should just say they are prospecting to cover all bases anyway?

https://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/Minerals/Prospecting-fossicking-in-WA-2428.aspx
 

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