Disclaimer: It is your responsibility to ask permission from any private property
owner at any location when searching for gemstones before you enter any such
property. You may also be required to possess a fossicking license as per state
|Tips & Safety On Field Trips
|Mary Kathleen Uranium Mine now lies as just a reminder of past days.
|Mary Kathleen is now just a ghost town with only
concrete slabs and empty streets remaining where
once a whole small town was not far from Cloncurry.
|The above photos are of the Mary Kathleen Mine area
where you can still find some nice minerals in amongst
the millions of tons of rock piles spread around the mine
area. Always be extra careful around the rock pile area
in case some rocks slide down on you.
|To find some crystal geodes go to Malbon and
travel 13 km from the start of the bitumen and down
the dirt road till you get to a dirt track on the left
hand side and travel a half a km till you get to the
open clearing. In the hills you can find some crystal
that have white outcrops of the crystal material. It's
not high grade but some nice specimens can still be
found. Colors vary from Amethyst, clear, brown and
white. Ribbonstone pebbles can also be found in
some of the creeks around this area as well.