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Public Fossicking Area Collaboration (12 Mile Creek)

Please feel free to contribute to this tread,any information you would like to share on the public fossicking area (12 Mile Creek) 10 km West of Queenstown.Information may include-vehicle access and parking,track locations,hazards,camping facilities,toilets,accommodation,access and/or local info contact numbers,boundary locations,how bad the sand flies are and last but not least any general locations for finding a little gold.(Or a lot who knows!)

Dont forget to upload any good photos or Youtube links too!!

The more of us who contribute the better so don’t be shy.

This could be an excellent resource for us Paydirt gold seekers!!

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Located close to DOC campsite(12 mile)right on the lake edge.simply beautiful.
Only ever got very fine gold here…anyone else struck it rich here…lol

One of the more poplar fossicking sites, large (100 sites) 12 Mile Delta DOC campsite is located next to the creek on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and attracts large numbers of overseas tourist over the summer. Tap water, toilets, dogs allowed on leash. The creek is an easy 5 minute walk from the camp site. A bush track leads up the creek above the canyon to access a rougher boulder strewn area about 15 minutes walk from the campsite. Best visited after the winter snow thaw. Sand flies are annoying but bearable once you get your first flake.

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12 Mile Creek is a great place for relaxing and finding some colour!


Found 2.2g in day a couple of years back!

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