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Seven Oaks Fossicking

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Address: 38 Rickeys Lane, Inverell, New South Wales, Australia
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Great spot for sapphire experience

Kids loved it, very pretty area near the river, old vehicles around added charm. All equipment and instructions were provided, we found several little blue sapphires in the couple... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Fay H
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Kids loved it, very pretty area near the river, old vehicles around added charm. All equipment and instructions were provided, we found several little blue sapphires in the couple of hours we were there. We got there at 9am and had a good hour before it got busy.

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Inverell purely to try fossicking for sapphires. We thought a park like this would be ideal with young children. The friendly owner greeted us at the gate and pointed us down a 2 km track that takes you to the fossicking ground. The track was wet and rough and very slippery which all added to the fun... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

We have visited here on several occasions with mixed results but love the serenity of the place. On this occasion, we tried the agitator machine ($40 for 30 buckets) which does a very quick job of sieving but costs more. We only got two reasonable cutters from this (and some small shrapnel) so went back to hand sieving for a... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

We decided to try our hands at fossicking for sapphire in Inverell, the Sapphire Capital of Australia. The Seven (7) Oaks Fossicking was recommended to us by a friend who is friends with the owners and likes to send business their way. It’s a short drive out of town but really nice setting with great instruction and all the gear... More 

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Caloundra
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Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

The track in to the actual site passes by the owners house. It's a bit rough for caravans so take care. Otherwise 4wds have no worries. Sapphire bearing wash is dug straight from the creek at this location. It's then dumped right beside the sieving buckets. You will find a sapphire almost guaranteed. If you're there for a number of... More 

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Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

We arrived at Seven Oaks and were immediately welcomed by the friendly owner. Fantastic place for the kids to run around and have a bit of fun fossicking through the dirt. Would recommend this place to anyone.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Yes, after just half an hour, one in our group found a sapphire .. not very big, but hey .. it's still a sapphire The bearded bushy served us and frankly, he was part of the fun setting - and very obliging to be included in our photos We all had fun .. and we'll be back

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 30 May 2015

great place to fossick, found some small sapphires. Caretaker was very helpful. Suggested we do the fossicking using the sluice which we did. Able to get through a lot more buckets instead of doing by hand.

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Alstonville, Australia
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

Very dry this time of the year. We took our own equipment for sieving. Ground is pre dug from creek by escalator and dumped for you to dig a bucket of dirt at a time to sift through in the provided water troughs. The property is only a short drive 1.5kms of dirt road to get to camping ground (short... More 

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Oamaru Nz
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

All equipment supplied. Bob showed us how to fossick correctly and came up with a sapphire on first example. Set in gum trees with minimal facilities. Toilet is a bush long drop. Beware those used to more town facilities. We had a day of fun and hard labour and came away with several small sapphires.

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