One can go on a wild trek and fossick for Sapphires on his own. Although a lot of
equipment is required and the working conditions aren't that great.
One can purchase a fossicking license at C.H.T.O situated in Emerald. They have
fossicking maps and all other information required. As per the equipment which would
include shovels, strainers, picks, large water containers to wash the rocks, water, etc....
the whole idea can result in being very costly and not very satisfactory. Unless of course
one just wants the adventure of being under the scorching sun of Queenlands for hours on
end, being covered in red dirt, and not finding anything but fool's gold and rocks. One
never knows though, you could get lucky.
For more information you can get in touch with;
--Natural Resources and Mines
--Ph/Fax 07 4982 4142