Outback Prospecting

This section is dedicated to experienced detector operators who want to move on from poking around in their local gold fields and into more remote areas.

Why would you do this? Most likely because gold is getting more difficult to find in your local gold fields. Or maybe you just enjoy the outback and the allure of remote areas. Whatever your reasons, hopefully you will find this section useful. 

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Disclaimer: Going into remote outback areas can be costly, dangerous and life threatening. Material in this section should be used only as a guide and we take absolutely no responsibility for its use or misuse. It is not comprehensive nor complete and may contain errors and misdirections. It may also be out of date. It is oriented to Australian gold field conditions. You should seek additional sources of information in addition to information pertinent to your destination and environmental conditions.

You should build up your Outback Prospecting capabilities gradually over an extended period of time, multiple excursions and varying environmental conditions; along with your bush craft skills. 

Be familiar with your equipment, its state of readiness and capabilities. Do not exceed the capabilities of your equipment, experience and skill level. You must always have backup and/or alternatives for critical equipment. Always carry safety and distress equipment.     

Having said that we hope you enjoy your outback forays and please, always respect and preserve the bush. Only take from the bush what you need, respect aboriginal and historic sites and artefacts, and clean up after yourself and others less caring.