wiggleGold Prospecting

Yalgoo has a rich gold mining heritage and many prospectors venture to this out back region to experience the thrill of finding their own gold nugget.

The best times to go gold detecting around Yalgoo are through the cooler months of autumn, winter and spring.

When prospecting in Western Australia you must know your rights and obligations.

Remember that under the Mining Act it is an offence to mine or explore on any land in Western Australia without appropriate authorisation and permission.

see link: dmp.wa.gov.au 

goldGold nuggets discovered in the Yalgoo area.

Shire Prospecting Leases

Please contact the Shire Office or Caravan Park to obtain a Prospecting Permit for the Shire of Yalgoo has secured Three Mining Tenements close to the Town that are available to the public to fossick for gold.

See the link below for more info:

Shire of Yalgoo - Mining Tenements

goldHistoric Gold Mine at Paynes Find