According to Wikipedia, a Fossicker or Fossicking is a term found in Cornwall, Australia and New Zealand referring to prospecting, especially in more recent times, when carried out as a recreational activity. This can be for gold, precious stones, fossils, etc. by sifting through a prospective area.
In South Australia, fossicking is defined as 1. To search for gold, especially by reworking gold washings or waste piles. 2. To rummage or search, for a possible profit and also non profit. 3. Primary word for the gold prospector and prospecting Down Under!
Video by Joey Wilson of Prospecting Channel
Pyramid Pro Gold Pan & Maverick Pan Demo by Inventor The Fossicker
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