If you are looking to strike it lucky or just seeking a fun-filled family day out, make sure your first stop is Three Creeks Gold Mine. Owner Paul Meyer is a wealth of fossicking knowledge and will teach you the ins and outs of fossicking, gold panning technique and what to look for. Best of all you get to keep what you find!
There are several spots to fossick, and participation is not governed by age, everyone gets to enjoy the thrill of the hunt! You can try your hand at gold panning, panning for garnets or sieve for perfectly formed quartz crystals.
Three Creeks is a working gold mine that allows you to step back in time to the mining days of old. Learn the history of the mining site and browse through the artifacts displayed in the museum. Of historical interest at the site is Lady Morgan Reef and the Edwards, Porter and Wakeley’s, Hanton’s, Neal’s and Miller’s Shaft mines.
A vast collection of jewellery, gold, garnets, crystals and rock minerals are also on display and available for purchase.
There is much to see and do at the mine so amenities, barbecue area and bush camping facilities are available.
Download the Three Creeks Gold Mine Flyer.
Opening hours: seven days – 9:00am to 5:00pm
(Booking ahead is advised)