Kids loved it, very pretty area near the river, old vehicles around added charm. All equipment and instructions were provided, we found several little blue sapphires in the couple of hours we were there. We got there at 9am and had a good hour before it got busy.
We went to Inverell purely to try fossicking for sapphires. We thought a park like this would be ideal with young children. The friendly owner greeted us at the gate and pointed us down a 2 km track that takes you to the fossicking ground. The track was wet and rough and very slippery which all added to the fun... 更多
We have visited here on several occasions with mixed results but love the serenity of the place. On this occasion, we tried the agitator machine ($40 for 30 buckets) which does a very quick job of sieving but costs more. We only got two reasonable cutters from this (and some small shrapnel) so went back to hand sieving for a... 更多
We decided to try our hands at fossicking for sapphire in Inverell, the Sapphire Capital of Australia. The Seven (7) Oaks Fossicking was recommended to us by a friend who is friends with the owners and likes to send business their way. It’s a short drive out of town but really nice setting with great instruction and all the gear... 更多
The track in to the actual site passes by the owners house. It's a bit rough for caravans so take care. Otherwise 4wds have no worries. Sapphire bearing wash is dug straight from the creek at this location. It's then dumped right beside the sieving buckets. You will find a sapphire almost guaranteed. If you're there for a number of... 更多
Yes, after just half an hour, one in our group found a sapphire .. not very big, but hey .. it's still a sapphire The bearded bushy served us and frankly, he was part of the fun setting - and very obliging to be included in our photos We all had fun .. and we'll be back
great place to fossick, found some small sapphires. Caretaker was very helpful. Suggested we do the fossicking using the sluice which we did. Able to get through a lot more buckets instead of doing by hand.
All equipment supplied. Bob showed us how to fossick correctly and came up with a sapphire on first example. Set... 更多