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Mineral Resources Tasmania

Weymouth fossicking area


This 0.5 km2 area, on the shoreline of Bass Strait at Weymouth, is about 200 km north of Hobart and 50 km north of Launceston. It can be reached via Pipers River on sealed roads. Because of the coastal location tidal charts may need to be consulted.

Collecting area

The main collecting area is on a beach west of Weymouth at approximately MGA reference 511 310 mE, 5 460 580 mN.


The area has yielded fine-grained quartz pebbles, petrified wood and some agates and chalcedony, all of which are regarded as important sources of tumbling material for lapidarists.

Special Conditions

This area is surrounded by private property. Public access to the foreshore can be obtained from public roads at the eastern end of the fossicking area..