Location-the tracks into this area begin 27Klm from the Mud Tank Zircon field turn-off. Travel south for 2.8Klm then turn left and travel for a further 2.0Klm. Turn right down a narrow track for 0.7Klm to a system of creeks. Garnets will be found by digging and sieving the bed and surrounding banks.
A second area close to the designated fossicking area is on the Main Track south 6.8Klm (approx.) from the Plenty Highway; a fork in the track indicates another area to dig and sieve. The area can readily be identified by the old digging piles of dirt.
Camping is allowed on all designated fossicking land, no facilities are provided and campers must be self sufficient
particularly with drinking water and fuel. The Spotted Tiger Campground is a favoured camping area. Fuel, groceries and general supplies are available at a nearby Atitjere Community Store along with bore water.
Where to Fossick
The Spotted Tiger Campground is located in a designated fossicking area known as FA1 on Government Maps. This is a favoured area for fossicking for Garnet; explore the mines in this area.
Another favoured spot for Garnet is designated fossicking area FA9. The same conditions apply for camping removal of rubbish etc. this area is part of Mt Riddock Station and the rights of the owners must be observed. Garnets
on this site are a deep red colour and look magnificent when set in gold or silver
This area is best suited to 4WD vehicles only.