There are many localities within Tasmania where interesting lapidary and mineralogical material occur. In recognition of the recreational activity of fossicking (recreational prospecting), some of the best of these areas have been set aside for the use of fossickers.
The areas shown in this booklet have been declared official Fossicking Areas under the Mineral Resources Development Act 1995. This means that the areas shown are specially set aside for the use of fossickers and gem and mineral collectors. Under some circumstances, Fossicking Areas may be included in an Exploration Licence.
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