Fossicking for Chinchilla Red

Petrified wood occurs in abundance in the Chinchilla area and is much sought after by lapidary enthusiasts for its quality and colours. Good specimens can be readily found beside roads in the area, but collecting is only permitted from the ground surface in road reserves. Two landowners in the Chinchilla area have given a general permission for fossicking at specific sites on their properties; fossickers must ensure they comply with the special conditions of access.

Try your hand at fossicking for Chinchilla Red petrified wood with licenses available from the visitor information centre.