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Prospecting and Exploring in Western Australia
Under the Mining Act 1978 (the Mining Act) the term ”mining” includes fossicking, prospecting and exploring for minerals and mining operations.
This section provides a general overview of the various categories of land available for prospecting in Western Australia together with guidance about the rights and obligations of a prospector under the Mining Act and Regulations.
The 'Information Pamphlets' below provide information and guidance with a broad range of mining related topics.
A reference guide providing visiting prospectors with a summary of their rights and obligations under the Mining Act 1978 and Mining Regulations 1981.
A Miner's Right allows the holder to prospect on Crown land and take and keep samples and specimens of any ore or material up to 20 kilograms.
A brief overview of the various categories of land open for mining in Western Australia.
Outlines some of the provisions relating to mining activities and how they relate to private property within Western Australia.
The Mineral Titles Division currently has nine Mining Registrar Regional Offices located throughout the State.