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The Kalgoorlie Boulder region is renowned for prospecting and fossicking. To prospect in Western Australia, each person requires a Miner's Right. This permit can be obtained from any Mining Registrar's Office for a fee of $29.50 per person. This authorises the holder to carry out the following activities on Crown land, not the subject of a mining tenement:

  • Prospect for minerals, including gold
  • Fossick for rocks and gemstones
  • Conduct tests for minerals
  • Undertake limited sampling using hand held equipment and to remove samples up to 20 kilograms
  • Take water and camp for the purposes of prospecting

The Kalgoorlie Mining Registry is located at the corner of Hunter and Broadwood Streets, West Kalgoorlie and can be contacted on 08 9021 9494. For further details on Miner's Rights and to download the application form, visit


Photo courtesy of Gold Prospecting Kalgoorlie