Fossicking Activities

We enjoy a range of field trips.

We conduct fossicking, panning and visits to sites of geological interest in our local area, usually on the second Monday of the month.

Weekend excursions are held regionally and sometimes extended interstate fossicking trips are undertaken.

Field trips are conducted with necessary approvals, licences and permits. Registered members are covered for personal accident insurance in accordance with our policy.


March 2021 Field Trip to Grenfell, the birthplace of Henry Lawson, fossicking for Quartz crystals and Tourmaline with visits to Iandra House, Canowindra’s Age of Fishes Museum and Eugowra.

HENRY LAWSON
BLACK TOURMALINE
VIEWING TOURMALINE AT THE AGE OF FISHES MUSEUM
AGE OF FISHES MUSEUM IN CANOWINDRA
ILANDRA HOUSE, GRENFELL


February 8 2021 Field Trip to Currowan Creek looking for rhyolite. Click on images to enlarge.

Barrie and Rudy’s polished specimens of rhyolite

March 2020 trip to the Oberon district to look for sapphires.


Another great trip, in 2019, was to Ulladulla to explore the rock platform and learn about the geological history of the area.

Walking along the Time Walk pathway, we examined rocks from the last 500 million years.

Time Walk Brochure

Geological Site link

Eurobodalla Geology

The content for the Eurobodalla Geology page, as featured on the Clyde River and Batemans Bay Historical Society website, has been provided by Dr. Douglas M. Finlayson, a retired geologist and formerly employed by Geoscience Australia.

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June 2019 – Pebbly Beach.

Gold Fossicking Bombay, Braidwood

Tuena once a thriving gold mining area, panning for gold.

Pomeroy Watermill, Goulburn panning for gold.


Shoebridge Mine, Nelligen.