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F.A.Q.

Here are some common questions about the Safaris.

Further Information

Don't know how to use a detector?

We will be only too happy to assist you.

Advice about and supply of the most suitable equipment can be arranged for the participants at discount prices upon request.

What do you mean by "expected to be self sufficient"?

Treat this trip as if you were going into the bush camping by yourself, what would you take with you to safely / comfortably survive for two weeks eg. fuel, spares, tent or van, clothing, toiletries, food & water etc.

Except this time you are within the safety of a like minded group camping in the remote outback (more details of what to bring below)

What is the Countryside Code for Prospectors?

Vehicles should be driven slowly over dusty roads and when approaching stock.

Live matches or cigarettes should not be thrown from moving or stationary vehicles.

Fire can kill – extreme care must be taken when lighting fires and must be extinguished. Be aware of the fire bans and precautions before lighting fires.

Names and initials should not be placed on natural features or Aboriginal carvings – these are part of the national heritage.

Bags for rubbish should be kept in vehicles for proper disposal. Rubbish should not be thrown from vehicles, left by the roadside or at natural picnic spots.

Almost all native birds, animals and plants are protected by law and should not be disturbed.

A Miners Right is necessary for gold prospecting in WA.

Radios should be tuned to a reasonable listening level.

Quarantine and transport restrictions on plants and fruit which operate in various parts of the state should be observed.

Permission to enter properties for any purpose should be sought from the owners.

Gates on properties should be left as they are found, open or closed. Other peoples property should be respected – fences should not be cut, broken or stretched by climbing over them.

“Souveniring” is another name for stealing. Nothing should be removed from a property without the owners permission. 

What to bring? ( Checklist )
  • Sunscreen cream
  • Analgesic cream (Dencorub)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat (Broad Brimmed)
  • Strong footware (Metal Free)
  • Strong plastic bags
  • Insect repellant (Aerogard)
  • Shovel and pick
  • Pocket knife
  • Crepe bandages x 2
  • Water canteen
  • Light knapsack
  • First aid kit
  • Toilet paper
  • Waterproof matches
  • Fly veil
  • Notepad, pencils and biro
  • Musical instruments
  • Two extra 20 ltr containers of fuel (in WA)
  • Extra spare tyre (in WA)
  • Metal detector
  • Small pick to dig nuggets
  • Light headphones (if you feel uncomfortable with large head phones)
  • Spare batteries
  • Small clear bottle (for nuggets)
  • Sack (for BIG pieces)
  • Magnet
  • Gold pan (green gold pan with gravity trap riffle recommended)
  • Tweezers
Survival essentials?

Compass and whistle

GPS to mark vehicle / nugget locations each day (Include spare batteries)

A hand held UHF Radio (Walkie Talkie) with spare batteries

Two litres of drinking water per person, per day for duration of Safari

Plenty of food (there is NO corner deli)

Cooking equipment including can opener

Free standing tent or equivalent and bedding

Winter and summer clothing (night time temperatures can go down as low as freezing)

Vehicular advice?

Make sure your vehicle is in good running order and that you carry adequate mechanical spares

Detector maintained?

Check out your detector and prospecting equipment well in advance, in case repairs are necessary

What should I not bring on Safari?

We request that you not bring dogs or firearms on the Safari

What rules I absolutely agree to abide by on Safari?
  1. I will refill all holes that I dig
  2. I will inform the guide before leaving the group
  3. I will not divulge confidential information outside of the group

Payment

How much do I have to pay to get started?

A non – refundable fee of $250 (per prospector) and a completed application form

The balance is to be paid in cash at the meeting point

How do I go about making payment?

Payments accepted via ; 

  • Direct Debit –   BSB : 650 – 000     Account : 850355705

                              Please write your name as the payment reference

  • PayPal
  • Cheque
  • Money Order

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