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#26

Toysandthings
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14 April 2015 05:34 pm

Well just got a reply from the minister for the environment for NSW.
Same old same old.....

No luck yet about NP or SCA fossicking access.
Been trying for 2 years.
Despite only 8 years ago the areas we want access to
were state forests where we could fossick in.


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#27

Colmaca
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From: Mount Isa, QLD
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31 January 2016 06:01 pm

What the point on having links to rules if there 4 years old admins update links Please Or just delete old and dead posts.

Fossicking & Prospecting Regulations - All Australian States (Page 1) / Prospecting Rules & Regulations / Prospecting Australia | Gold Prospecting & Fossicking ...
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … php?id=125


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#28

DEANY243
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14 November 2016 03:54 pm

Hi everyone,

Can someone please point me to the correct link to provide me with info in the largest highbanker and trommel I can use on my miners right in Vic?

Thanks,

#29

mbasko
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14 November 2016 04:38 pm

No such link exists. The only restrictions in Victoria on using mechanical or motorised equipment for processing are that the material to be processed must be excavated using hand held equipment (no power operated equipment ) & loaded into the processing equipment by hand/hand tools & "significant land disturbance using these methods will not be permitted."
So in theory you can use as big a highbanker or trommel as you can practically hand dig material & hand feed without causing significant land disturbance in the area. That would be very widely open to interpretation by the rangers or other authority in any given area so keeping it to a sensible "hobby" size is probably the best idea?


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#30

DEANY243
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14 November 2016 05:14 pm

Ok that's why I was having trouble finding it lol, thanks for that mbasko

#31

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14 November 2016 05:49 pm

I personally have always been under the understanding that here in Victoria it is pretty much the way it has just been described to you though as stated its up to the rangers interpretation and the word or words (portable) or (non mechanical) are also hard words to interpret, pretty much in a nut shell if the equipment cant be picked up and carried away by hand or on your back all in one go then its not really portable and you will come across rangers that will not except anything less of the word (portable) its not like you could rig a trommel and sluice /(highbanker) onto a trailer with a huge water pump and just pull up and start digging away and expect rangers not to get their knickers in a knot and on top of that I think there is a limit to the amount of material allowed to be processed each day also remembering that one must put the area back to the way you found it before one leaves including right down to the leaf litter anyway that's just my 2 cents worth and I hope it gives you a better understanding of what is expected from us as hobbyist. regards greencheeks77


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#32

Cabcaz
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26 September 2017 08:58 am

Am I right that I need a miners right to fossick for gold in rocks (no digging) on land I own?

The only licence I see is for a fee of $24 for two weeks. Surely there is an annual licence?

#33

Cabcaz
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26 September 2017 09:30 am

Cabcaz wrote:

Am I right that I need a miners right to fossick for gold in rocks (no digging) on land I own?

The only licence I see is for a fee of $24 for two weeks. Surely there is an annual licence?

Oh I forgot to add, I'm in Victoria

#34

mbasko
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26 September 2017 09:51 am

Cabcaz wrote:

Am I right that I need a miners right to fossick for gold in rocks (no digging) on land I own?

The only licence I see is for a fee of $24 for two weeks. Surely there is an annual licence?

Yes that's correct.
It's $24.20 for 10 years.
http://earthresources.vic.gov.au/earth- … esign_name


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#35

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26 September 2017 08:43 pm

Fantastic. Thank you smile

#36

Blackwolf
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30 December 2017 11:55 am

Nugget wrote:

Please note in most cases both fossicking and prospecting are covered under the same legislations / regulations.

New South Wales

A license to fossick in NSW is not required except for State Forests - You can obtain a State Forest Fossicking Permit by contacting your nearest Forestry office, the cost of the permit is $22 which covers all NSW State Forests unless otherwise stated.

A Guide to Fossicking in New South Wales (NSW Government)
http://www.resources.nsw.gov.au/__data/ … -Wales.PDF

NSW State Forest Fossicking Permit - How to Apply!
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … hp?id=3048
----

Queensland

A license is required to fossick QLD - You can obtain a Fossicking License either Online or by contacting your nearest District and regional office - A Queensland Fossicking License can be purchased to cover a period of 1 month, 6 months or 1 year with the cost ranging from around $7 to $45 respectively.

Fossicking in Queensland (Queensland Government)
http://www.dnrm.qld.gov.au/mining/fossicking

Purchase a Fossicking Permit Online (Queensland Government)
http://www.dnrm.qld.gov.au/mining/fossi … es-permits
----

Victoria

Victoria Prospecting Guide (Victoria Department of Primary Industries)
http://m.dpi.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/p … -Guide.pdf

Victoria Miners Rights FAQs (Victoria Department of Primary Industries)
http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/earth-resourc … cking/faqs

Victoria Miners Right - Apply Online
https://checkout.payments.com.au/dpi_minersRight/
----

Western Australia

Prospecting in Western Australia (WA Gevernment / Department of Mines & Petroleum)
http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/456.aspx

Western Australia Miners Rights (WA Gevernment / Department of Mines & Petroleum)
http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/10871.aspx
----

South Australia

South Australia Fossicking FAQs
http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/minerals/licen … aq_fossick

South Australia Prosecting FAQs
http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/minerals/licen … rospecting
----

Northern Territory

Fossicking in Northern Territory (Northern Territory Government)
http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Minerals_Energy/ … Fossicking

Discovering the Undiscovered (Northern Territory Government)
http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Minerals_Energy/ … nformation
----

Tasmania

Tasmanian Prospecting Licenses (Mineral Resources Tasmania)
http://www.mrt.tas.gov.au/portal/page?_ … ema=PORTAL

Fossicking Areas in Tasmania (Mineral Resources Tasmania)
http://www.mrt.tas.gov.au/pls/portal/do … COLOUR.PDF

More info to come..

Victoria Prospecting Guide (Victoria Department of Primary Industries) link just sits there loading....expired link?

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#37

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30 December 2017 04:00 pm

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … _guide.pdf

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … ctoria.pdf

Last edited by mbasko (30 December 2017 04:07 pm)


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#38

19.3
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12 November 2018 08:20 am

Hi Folks - a question if I may...
While I know it is unlikely - but say I discover a 'patch' of gold which is more than 50 gms or more than 5 nuggets greater than 10 gms each, what is supposed to happen to the rest of the gold?


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#39

WhiteyCQ
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12 November 2018 09:26 am

Nugget wrote:

Please note in most cases both fossicking and prospecting are covered under the same legislations / regulations.

New South Wales

A license to fossick in NSW is not required except for State Forests - You can obtain a State Forest Fossicking Permit by contacting your nearest Forestry office, the cost of the permit is $22 which covers all NSW State Forests unless otherwise stated.

A Guide to Fossicking in New South Wales (NSW Government)
http://www.resources.nsw.gov.au/__data/ … -Wales.PDF

NSW State Forest Fossicking Permit - How to Apply!
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … hp?id=3048
----

Queensland

A license is required to fossick QLD - You can obtain a Fossicking License either Online or by contacting your nearest District and regional office - A Queensland Fossicking License can be purchased to cover a period of 1 month, 6 months or 1 year with the cost ranging from around $7 to $45 respectively.

Fossicking in Queensland (Queensland Government)
http://www.dnrm.qld.gov.au/mining/fossicking

Purchase a Fossicking Permit Online (Queensland Government)
http://www.dnrm.qld.gov.au/mining/fossi … es-permits
----

Victoria

Victoria Prospecting Guide (Victoria Department of Primary Industries)
http://m.dpi.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/p … -Guide.pdf

Victoria Miners Rights FAQs (Victoria Department of Primary Industries)
http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/earth-resourc … cking/faqs

Victoria Miners Right - Apply Online
https://checkout.payments.com.au/dpi_minersRight/
----

Western Australia

Prospecting in Western Australia (WA Gevernment / Department of Mines & Petroleum)
http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/456.aspx

Western Australia Miners Rights (WA Gevernment / Department of Mines & Petroleum)
http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/10871.aspx
----

South Australia

South Australia Fossicking FAQs
http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/minerals/licen … aq_fossick

South Australia Prosecting FAQs
http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/minerals/licen … rospecting
----

Northern Territory

Fossicking in Northern Territory (Northern Territory Government)
http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Minerals_Energy/ … Fossicking

Discovering the Undiscovered (Northern Territory Government)
http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Minerals_Energy/ … nformation
----

Tasmania

Tasmanian Prospecting Licenses (Mineral Resources Tasmania)
http://www.mrt.tas.gov.au/portal/page?_ … ema=PORTAL

Fossicking Areas in Tasmania (Mineral Resources Tasmania)
http://www.mrt.tas.gov.au/pls/portal/do … COLOUR.PDF

More info to come..

A 1yr fossicking licence in QLD is $71, I just got one for my parents

#40

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12 November 2018 11:41 am

19.3 wrote:

Hi Folks - a question if I may...
While I know it is unlikely - but say I discover a 'patch' of gold which is more than 50 gms or more than 5 nuggets greater than 10 gms each, what is supposed to happen to the rest of the gold?

Mate, you give me a call. I'll be there in a flash to help you dig and carry it out!! That we we get 50 grams or 5 nuggies each!!!

I find this NSW Fossicking rule very amusing. Just so you are aware other states do not have the same rule. If you were going to stick strictly to the wording (I have thought about this) I think all you could do would be rebury the excess and be back first thing the next morning to dig again. Maybe you could also start upsizing the nugs. So as you dig a larger one you put back a smaller one. Yeah right!!! gold-nugget gold-nugget gold-nugget gold-nugget

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#41

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12 November 2018 11:55 pm

that rule sucks hey!
in WA we can take 20kg of gold, dirt, ore, or whatever. (don't we just wish for a 20kg lump of yellow)
why is NSW so stingy?? gold-nugget yikes


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#42

19.3
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13 November 2018 05:36 pm

Troutman wrote:
19.3 wrote:

Hi Folks - a question if I may...
While I know it is unlikely - but say I discover a 'patch' of gold which is more than 50 gms or more than 5 nuggets greater than 10 gms each, what is supposed to happen to the rest of the gold?

Mate, you give me a call. I'll be there in a flash to help you dig and carry it out!! That we we get 50 grams or 5 nuggies each!!!

I find this NSW Fossicking rule very amusing. Just so you are aware other states do not have the same rule. If you were going to stick strictly to the wording (I have thought about this) I think all you could do would be rebury the excess and be back first thing the next morning to dig again. Maybe you could also start upsizing the nugs. So as you dig a larger one you put back a smaller one. Yeah right!!! gold-nugget gold-nugget gold-nugget gold-nugget

Some interesting thoughts there - can see you've thought about it!


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#43

JC000
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14 January 2019 11:58 am

Hey Nugget, for the Victorian Laws I'm pretty sure the top two links need to be updated. The top one seems to lead to a broken page, and the second just goes to the Victoria Earth Resources page, and not to Miners Rights FAQ's. Could just be my computer but thought that I should point it out.
Thanks

#44

Gimp
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14 January 2019 12:39 pm

JesseCr000 wrote:

Hey Nugget, for the Victorian Laws I'm pretty sure the top two links need to be updated. The top one seems to lead to a broken page, and the second just goes to the Victoria Earth Resources page, and not to Miners Rights FAQ's. Could just be my computer but thought that I should point it out.
Thanks

The original post is now 7 years old

#45

JC000
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14 January 2019 07:08 pm

Gimp wrote:
JesseCr000 wrote:

Hey Nugget, for the Victorian Laws I'm pretty sure the top two links need to be updated. The top one seems to lead to a broken page, and the second just goes to the Victoria Earth Resources page, and not to Miners Rights FAQ's. Could just be my computer but thought that I should point it out.
Thanks

The original post is now 7 years old

It is but since it is a pinned topic, it is probably important that the information about regulations stays up to date.
I imagine that the original post can be edited?
Jesse

#46

PJG
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03 February 2019 09:26 am

19.3 wrote:

Hi Folks - a question if I may...
While I know it is unlikely - but say I discover a 'patch' of gold which is more than 50 gms or more than 5 nuggets greater than 10 gms each, what is supposed to happen to the rest of the gold?

Wish I could get that problem gold-nugget gold-nugget gold-nugget gold-nugget gold-nugget gold-nugget ooops better put that last one back. lol


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#47

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03 February 2019 09:49 am

Give it to me PJG and I will carry it out for ya mate lol lol lol

As if your going to Leave it sitting on the ground lol lol lol

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#48

Theduke
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03 February 2019 11:07 am

Here’s a page update for the Northern Territory

https://fossicking.nt.gov.au

#49

WalkaboutOz
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06 May 2019 09:24 pm

Thankyou for the info.


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09 July 2019 07:39 pm

Hi all my name is Steve been here some time now but first post I have a Garrett AT Max International and currently in Maryborough Qld and wondering if anyone can give me some ideas on where I should try looking for any old coins or relics here and what do I need to start detecting here and further north I have a WA permit and thought it was Aussie wide thanks we are here for about 4 days.
Thanks Steve.

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