What to do when you finish prospecting

After prospecting

When you finish prospecting, you should:

  • remove rubbish and leave the area clean and tidy
  • check holes have been filled to help maintain the environment and stop fauna from becoming trapped or injured
  • if on a pastoral lease, notify pastoralists and any other landowners you are leaving
  • if prospecting on a mining tenement, advise tenement holders you have finished.

If you find gold or other minerals and want to apply for a mining tenement, refer to marking out and applying for a mining tenement.