Where is the easiest place to find gold Australia?

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  • Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

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Where is gold most likely to be found in Australia?

About 60% of Australia's gold resources occur in Western Australia, with the remainder in all other States and the Northern Territory. Virtually all resources occur in primary deposits, many of which have undergone some degree of weathering.

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Where is the best place to find gold nuggets in Australia?

Most of the commercial gold mines in Australia are open-pit mines, but some mining is also done underground. Western Australia has the largest number of commercial gold operations, with the rest scattered around the Northern Territory and the other states in Australia.

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Can you pan for gold anywhere in Australia?

Make sure you have permission to pan for gold, as no one would be happy to find you trespassing on their land. You'll need to pick up a Miner's Right Permit to do any prospecting in Australia. You can easily apply for one online or at some tourist centres. Then you need to find a good spot to settle down.

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Is gold panning legal in Australia?

In Victoria, hobby gold hunters must possess a miner's right, which allows them to keep any gold they find. Anyone caught panning or fossicking without a miner's right permit can face penalties up to $36,984 under the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 .

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Do you pay tax on gold you find in Australia?

Gold is taxable, and taxation is based on the total value in dollars rather than weight. You are liable to taxation only when you make a profit from selling gold. Typically, the more profit you make the more tax you will have to pay.

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Can you keep gold if you find it?

Most state courts, including those of Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Oregon, and Wisconsin, have decided to stick to the tried and true “finders keepers” concept. If you found it (and it didn't involve trespassing), you get to keep it!

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How much gold can I have at home Australia?

There is no restriction on the weight or value of precious metal. However, all Australian gold dealers must adhere to laws regarding the buying and selling of gold.

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Can you make a living gold detecting in Australia?

In Australia, gold prospectors have so many opportunities to become very rich. The time spent moving from one location to another, searching for gold with metal detectors, is worth it.

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Can I pan for gold in my creek?

If you're looking to get started with crevicing for gold, a good place to begin is in a creek with large areas of exposed bedrock as you will not have to dig through much (if any) material to reach the crevices in the rock.

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What rocks is gold found in Australia?

Victoria's gold-bearing rocks are sandstones, siltstones and mudstones, deposited in deep marine conditions some 400 million years ago. Today they form a bedrock spine that runs east to west through Victoria, with the Great Divide running along the crest of Victoria's Western and Eastern Uplands.

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What is the largest gold nuggets ever found in Australia?

Considered by most authorities to be the biggest gold nugget ever found, the Welcome Stranger was found at Moliagul, Victoria, Australia, in 1869 by John Deason and Richard Oates. It weighed gross, over 2,520 troy ounces (78 kg; 173 lb) and returned over 2,284 troy ounces (71.0 kg; 156.6 lb) net.

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Where is the best place to pan for gold in Australia?

The Best Places to Hunt for Gold in Australia

Golden Triangle in Victoria. The goldfields of Western Australia. Fields in New South Wales. Fields in Queensland.

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Where can you legally prospect gold in Australia?

It is important to note that gold prospecting and fossicking cannot be carried out in national parks, nature reserves, on Aboriginal land and heritage sites, within townsites or other classified areas such as cemeteries. You must seek permission from the landowner to enter private property, such as farmland.

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What happens if you find gold on your property Australia?

If you discover gold or other minerals or gemstones on land not covered by a mining tenement, and the ground is Crown land (under the Mining Act 1978), then you are free to keep what you have found (as long as you hold a Miner's Right).

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Do you need a licence to pan for gold in Australia?

You need a miner's right for recreational prospecting in Victoria. A Victorian miner's right lets you prospect and fossick for gold, gemstones and other minerals in Victoria: where you've got permission. on Crown or private land where it's allowed.

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Is treasure hunting legal in Australia?

If you're in the Northern Territory, ACT or South Australia, you don't need a permit but remember that treasure hunting, fossicking and prospecting in national parks is banned right across Australia.

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How much does it cost to store gold in Australia?

If you choose to store your gold with a bullion dealer, you'll be charged per ounce of gold that you'd like to store or as a percentage of the gold's total value. For gold, this tends to be around 1% per annum, but this can change depending on the dealer.

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Can you store gold in a bank in Australia?

Investors can buy, sell and store gold, silver and platinum at The Perth Mint Depository. We have an extensive network of secure facilities including central bank grade vaults to protect your precious metal holdings.

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Can you keep gold in a bank?

An investor may choose to store their gold in a locked safe deposit box at their local bank. Safe deposit boxes are relatively inexpensive storage options and require far less individual protection efforts than home storage (as you are entrusting the bank with your gold).

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Will gold show up on a metal detector?

Q: Will any metal detector find gold? Yes. Most metal detectors are capable of finding gold but some will do a much better job than others. Since gold has rather low conductivity, metal detectors that use higher frequencies will spot gold better than low-frequency detectors.

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Will gold set off a metal detector?

Gold and Platinum are Not Magnetic

The security system at airports is among other things looking for magnetic metals. You are more likely to set off the alarm wearing cheap costume jewelry, frequently made with magnetic metals, than fine gold and platinum jewelry.

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What happens if I find a gold bar?

Usually, you'll be able to reclaim the property if no one steps up to claim it. If you're unsure of the value of the bar, it's best to find out by consulting with an expert in precious metals who can guide you through the next steps.

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