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rotor
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29 April 2016 11:18 am

Hi all - just a quick short question .....

Are hand operated trommels legal in queensland?


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AtomRat
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29 April 2016 11:32 am

Interesting. wink wet or dry?

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29 April 2016 11:48 am

Have a look here.. https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … hp?id=5460


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rotor
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29 April 2016 11:48 am

AT - It would be a wet trommel mate.


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rotor
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29 April 2016 12:01 pm

Atom - needs to be a wet one lol

I have looked at this thread and I think there are a few others and bits and pieces in other threads.

I realise that it's only hand operated stuff we can use legally. In a recent thread https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=17044 the answer that cecc got was that hand operated pumps etc were acceptable along with river sluices, bangos and even hand operated dry blowers.

I had thought I'd read somewhere that there was a blanket ban on trommels but am not sure.


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29 April 2016 12:22 pm

Send an inquiry to the qld mines dept for your best answer mate I recon smile


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Ramjet
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29 April 2016 01:03 pm

rotor wrote:

Atom - needs to be a wet one lol

I have looked at this thread and I think there are a few others and bits and pieces in other threads.

I realise that it's only hand operated stuff we can use legally. In a recent thread https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=17044 the answer that cecc got was that hand operated pumps etc were acceptable along with river sluices, bangos and even hand operated dry blowers.

I had thought I'd read somewhere that there was a blanket ban on trommels but am not sure.

A huge part of the problem seems to be that each time someone requests info or clarification on a rule or law they get a different person and a different interpretation of the rules. Frustrating for those trying to do the right thing.


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rotor
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29 April 2016 02:03 pm

Ramjet wrote:
rotor wrote:

Atom - needs to be a wet one lol

I have looked at this thread and I think there are a few others and bits and pieces in other threads.

I realise that it's only hand operated stuff we can use legally. In a recent thread https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=17044 the answer that cecc got was that hand operated pumps etc were acceptable along with river sluices, bangos and even hand operated dry blowers.

I had thought I'd read somewhere that there was a blanket ban on trommels but am not sure.

A huge part of the problem seems to be that each time someone requests info or clarification on a rule or law they get a different person and a different interpretation of the rules. Frustrating for those trying to do the right thing.

Yes totally agree. This seems to be the way the government handle everything - "Open to (our) interpretation"

Have just found this thread on a trommel purchase in which mbasko left a good bit of info! https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … pid=243088


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Ramjet
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29 April 2016 02:30 pm

Thanks rotor. I post that information here so others looking at your question can find it easily big_smile

Mbasko wrote:

3DDevil wrote:
Are they legal in Australia? or NSW?
In some states they are legal if the ground is excavated & they are fed by hand i.e. using a shovel.
NSW - they are illegal where motor driven as this one is. Hand operated trommels could be considered legal where hand fed but the use of water pumps is still a grey area.
Victoria - legal if hand fed although the rules state that these types of methods are ok but significant land disturbance isn't allowed. Can't find any prescribed amount of dirt to indicate significant land disturbance so it appears to be more up to the rangers interpretation on the day.
SA - legal where hand fed
NT - legal where hand fed
Qld - illegal unless hand operated, hand fed & water is manually added by hand operated pump or similar
TAS - illegal. Rules even name trommels as illegal equipment so even hand operated models appear no go.
WA - I've never searched comprehensively but can't find anywhere it says you can't use mechanical equipment but also can't find anywhere it says you can? For fun post something up on a WA forum about using dry blowers, grab some popcorn & sit back & watch it unfold lol
Best bet is to make sure you know your local/state rules & Regulations then carry out your activities as you see them relate to those areas & yourself i.e. what your comfortable with. The information for each state is freely available on the interweb.


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23 October 2016 04:54 pm

Been a change in SA by the looks of it?
http://minerals.statedevelopment.sa.gov … fossicking
"Mechanically operated equipment cannot be used.

Mechanised devises are banned in the fossicking areas at Watts Gully, Chapel Hill and Jupiter Creek. The use of power-operated machinery and equipment is classed as mining and can only be undertaken on an appropriately registered mineral claim or mining lease."


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23 October 2016 05:18 pm

It must be in case they are in the way of the logging dozers..


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