Fossicking along Reedy Creek in the Woolshed Valley between Eldorado and Beechworth is a very popular and successful hobby and it’s a great way to experience the ‘Gold Rush’ of this once bustling mining area.
Eldorado is the one place in the whole of Australia where you will have a virtual guarantee to find gemstones and crystals along the whole expanse of Reedy Creek, the richest of all Australian Creeks.
You can still find Smoky Quartz, Agates, Amethysts, Topaz, Citrine, Rock Crystal, Motion, Jasper, Corundum, Lydionite, Quartzite, Sapphires, Zircon, Rubies, Tourmaline, Garnets, Diamonds, Alluvial Gold and Petrified Wood.
Pack a picnic lunch and spend a relaxing, peaceful day on the banks of the creek. A fun activity for all the family.
A miner's right is required to fossick for both gold and gems. These can be purchased from the Wangaratta and Beechworth Visitor Information Centres or online by clicking the below button.
Buy a Miner's Right