Introduction

Fossicking with care for the environment.

Fossick with care for the environment:

  • Be informed of all statutory regulations that govern prospecting activities in New Zealand.
  • Prospect only in the permitted area.
  • Only drive your vehicles on tracks and roads open to the public.
  • Do not remove or damage any shrubs or trees, and minimise damage to ground layer vegetation.
  • Restore the ground as you found it. Backfill any holes you dig and replace any leaf litter as it was as best you can.
  • Equipment for excavation on the land other than hand tools may not be used. Never use explosives.
  • Don't disturb, destroy, interfere with or endanger an archaeological site or place of cultural significance.
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