We are located about 20 km from Inverell, on the Frazer Creek. A property of about 300 acres, we allow visitors to camp on the place.

We maintain clean 'bush toilets and hot shower. In the camp kitchen there is drinking water and wash up sink, Gas BBQ and picnic tables. The camp areas are in a true bush setting backing onto Frazer Creek.

Fossicking choices include a number of kilometres of natural creek banks or a stockpile of material is set up adjacent to the wash tubs.

Most people seem to enjoy the main stockpile, for easy work and good shady trees.

We supply all equipment or you can use your own. We give "hands on" demonstrations and are generally around the site doing our own mining work, so we can be of assistance most of the time.

Sapphires Inverell 7 Oaks

"7 Oaks Sapphires" offers it's small private mining area for visitors to experience the excitement of searching for that special personal gemstone.

The same excitement has been, and still is, experienced by all people involved in the age old quest for that ‘Lucky Strike'(be it for gold, sapphires, zircon or opal!)

The setting for visitors is on a picturesque site looking over a creek under large shade trees, adjacent to the actual mining plant.

Also there are many different bird species that frequent our fossicking area.

We welcome large  groups  down to 1 person. Larger groups should pre book.

A small mechanical pulsator machine is available for hire (for the serious fossicker), in addition to hand sieving equipment.

7 Oaks is open Thurs- Sun 9am - 4pm, Mon- Wed by prior arrangement.

We are open all NSW School Holidays and Public Holidays ( except Christmas day & Boxing day) we suggest pre booking to avoid disappointment.

PHONE (02) 6725 1582 or email

Full personal introduction of HOW and WHERE to get sapphires is offered to all visitors, and the necessary equipment is available at the site. No previous experience is necessary.

Kindest regards from Peter and Nicole Black.

Sapphires Inverell 7 Oaks