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Mount Isa-Cloncurry Fossicking. Looking for Gemstones.

Mount Isa-Cloncurry Fossicking. Looking for Gemstones.

Country roads. Looking out for all the animals on the roads.

Mount Isa and Cloncurry Fossicking.

Between Mount Isa and Cloncurry Fossicking for Gemstones is a Hobby. Looking for Gem Stones is very addictive. You can go to the same spot several times looking for that perfect stone.

You can do lots of Gem Holiday’s , and Gem Camping trip.

Half way between Mount Isa and Cloncurry there is lots of different area’s to go fossicking. Then you have lots of area around Mount Isa, and around Cloncurry.

North West Queensland Fossicking Area’s.

You have to have a Fossicking Licence, before you can go Gem huntering/Fossicking in Queensland.

Out here you can explore the country side, bush,  You should  have a 4 wheel drive and a good GPS, if you are going bush.

Tag A Long Tours.

You can arrange to get some one to take you out to some of these places. Tag Along Tours –Find Gemstones- Find Rocks-Where To Go- What to look for.

Cloncurry Name.

January 1861,  Burke and Wills expedition through central Australia reached a creek that Burke named Cloncurry, he named it after his aunt, Lady Elizabeth Cloncurry of County Galway.


Looking For Gemstones.

Some of the places I have been fossicking-looking for Gemstones.

I will be add stories about my Gem hunting over time so kept coming back to find out more about finding gemstones.

Places I have been so far.

Mount Frosty

Crystal Mountain

Toms Mountain

Fountain Spring

Maltese Crosses


Amethyst Castle.

Mary Kathleen


Selwyn. Amethyst Castle.

Otherside of  Cloncurry.

Fullarton River.

Chudleigh Park.

Moonshine Hill.


Agate Creek.

To visit the places above, you have to get permission. The land all over our beautiful country is owned by someone.All it take is a phone call.

I am learning every day about the gems and minerals that are out here.

Contact me if you would like to go down to the Mount Isa Club House.

Contact me.

Happy Fossicking.




6 thoughts on “Mount Isa-Cloncurry Fossicking. Looking for Gemstones.

  1. Hi Wendy thank you for sharing ,I assume the tourist information areas will share those access numbers? kind regards

    1. Hello,
      If you need help, just ask. The Mount Isa and Cloncurry has lots of gemstones.

  2. Hi just moved to mount isa and was looking at joining the local club and renewing prospecting license cheers James

    1. Hello James,
      Mount Isa Lapidary club house is at Isaacson Road off Alma Street, in the middle of the creek.
      The club house is the last building on your left. On Tuesday night there is some one at the building.
      Next Wednesday night is the club meeting you are welcome to come and find out more about the club.

  3. hi im new to area and would love to do some fofossicking ,have a detector and licence, just not sure where to start.

    1. Hello Neil,
      The club house is open on Tuesday nights, there is a member there that will be able to help you.
      Address: Mount Isa Lapidary club house is at Isaacson Road off Alma Street, in the middle of the creek.
      The club house is the last building on your left, White building.
      Time 7.30pm.
      Need more help

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