If you've never fossicked before, that's not a problem.
Gem fossicking is a fun and exciting outback experience. During the season, 1st March to 31st October, those with time restraints or if tours are fully booked, fossicking in relative comfort at Gemtree can be undertaken by purchasing a bucket full of garnet bearing gravel (you are almost certain to find some gems).
Your stones can be assessed by a guide at designated times and you may like to have some cut and polished or set into jewellery.
For children, it is great fun to buy a bucket and search for a treasure trove of minerals in Garnet Gully. You should find some interesting mineral specimens from the Harts Range region to add to your collection. Stones collected in Garnet Gully will not be sorted.
Buckets of garnet bearing gravel cost AUD30.00 and can be shared by up to four people satisfactorily. Empty buckets to be filled from Garnet Gully cost AUD5.00 per bucket .