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Gold Prospecting and Fossicking

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Gold Panning & Fossicking in beechworth and surrounds requires Miners Right history outdoor activities

In Victoria, a prospector or fossicker requires a Miner’s Right which is a permit to prospect for minerals on unreserved Crown Land or private land where the permission of the landowner has been granted.
A Victorian Miners Right is valid for 2 years and can be purchased for $32.10  instore at the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre. 10 year licenses are also available at $89.90. For more information visit the
Department of Primary Industries or call the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre on 1300 366 321


Stoneage Gems is located 8km from Beechworth on the Beechworth Chiltern Road, just look out for the sign. Come and see the interesting hobby collection of over 60 years. Collection includes petrified wood, petrified fern, malachite, minerals, gem stones, opals, crystals, and local stones such as smokey quartz crystal, crystal, garnets & agates. Some made into jewellery.

558 Beechworth-Chiltern Road, Beechworth VIC 3747

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Swim in waterfalls, pan for gold, view ancient rock paintings, try native bush foods or experience an authentic Argentinean asado, there's an adventure for everyone.

Jolly Jumbuck Tour: Have you ever been gold panning? Cooked damper on an open fire, drizzled it with golden syrup or smothered it with delicious jam made just around the corner? Special discounts for families on this tour.

Tours departing from Beechworth out front of the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre.

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Places to learn about the History of Gold Prospecting & Fossicking in Beechworth

Robert Ohara Burke Museum Beechworth history gold miners    Indigo Gold trail beechworth rutherglen yackandandah chiltern indigo shire history audio tour available    Echoes of History Guided Walking Tour Beechworth precinct history gold walk main streets iconic figures miners alluvial    Beechworth Sub Treasury, Gold Exhibition, Police Exhibition, History, Heritage, Historic Precinct, Honey Granite