Public Fossicking Area Collaboration (Lyell Creek)

Please feel free to contribute to this tread,any information you would like to share on the public fossicking area (Lyell Creek) 35km west of Murchison. 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!!


Easy access to the Lyell DOC campsite from Main Highway, around 18 campsite, toilets and water on site. Dog on lease allowed. Excellent track signage (watch for mountain bikers)
Sand flies will keep you on the move, they are thick. Some very interesting gold history in this area.

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HI there long time no see!! How is kc Jones hopefully run into you guys this summer!

Thanks nuggetned! I struggled to find even a speck of gold when I was up here …where’s the gold at?

Hate to say Mal, but I bet it was in the next shovel load…

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One of your images needs a fix.

OK thanks, they all look ok from here, which one is a problem?

This video of Jades shows a fair bit of the Lyell area

Anyone else got some intell on this place?

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That one?