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#1

Swinging & digging
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25 March 2020 08:20 pm

Word out of PMAV its official we are prohibited from accessing Public land from Prospecting Statewide.

To PMAV Melbourne Branch Members

Following up on our previous email the Government have now regulated that use of parks is now banned. I suggested in might be good to go detectoring. This new rule means we can't do this.
All we can do now is stay at home and abide by the rules.
When this has changed. We can maybe get back to normal living that we enjoyed.

Mike Phillips (President PMAV Melb Branch

Last edited by Swinging & digging (25 March 2020 08:23 pm)

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#2

Gem in I
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25 March 2020 08:33 pm

Or what ? If you can attend a supermarket surely one can enjoy some solitude.


Patience is a learnt thing. Learnt it, sold it. Bought DETERMINATION.
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25 March 2020 09:22 pm

Yeah, this is one time they probably could have not asked the government that question.
We were flying under the radar until then...


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Patrick1
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25 March 2020 09:33 pm

I'm going detecting. Period.

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Flowerpot
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25 March 2020 09:44 pm

How can detecting be an issue?
We’re just out having a walk in the fresh air with no one else around us?


whale oil beef hooked

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Anniegee
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25 March 2020 09:44 pm

Patrick1 wrote:

I'm going detecting. Period.

Me too Patrick...and glad I'm too old to have a Period lol lol lol


I am willing to be pleasantly surprised!

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25 March 2020 09:48 pm

Anyone know where you can get camo sheets that a tent can hide behind? lol


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greyhound
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25 March 2020 09:58 pm

txt from aust gov today,stay home if sick,that's clear as mud

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MegsyB007
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25 March 2020 10:01 pm

Does that mean we have to leave home if we're not sick? We might be able to go bush yet!! smile


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greyhound
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25 March 2020 10:02 pm

exactly,message is all over the place

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madtuna
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25 March 2020 10:07 pm

While it might be perfectly safe, the trouble is if you're spotted or the wrong people read it on a forum it gets translated as "PROSPECTORS couldn't give a sh!t and are flouting the lockdown"


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25 March 2020 10:13 pm

I've got camo undies and a skin complexion like pipe clay., I'll hide amongst the old diggings. lol

"No worries mate, she'll be "right".....meanwhile seriously immunocompromised people who can't get medical assistance cry cry Because of tourists.

ffs folks, grow a brain.

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25 March 2020 10:22 pm

madtuna wrote:

While it might be perfectly safe, the trouble is if you're spotted or the wrong people read it on a forum it gets translated as "PROSPECTORS couldn't give a sh!t and are flouting the lockdown"

Reminds me of the social distancing we saw on Bondi Beach. Get real folks, you are giving us a bad name. No wonder we keep getting locked out of places. thumbsdown

Cheers

Doug


Forest Gump once said "life is like a detector going beep, you don't know what it is till you dig it up"

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#14

Swinging & digging
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25 March 2020 10:26 pm

madtuna wrote:

While it might be perfectly safe, the trouble is if you're spotted or the wrong people read it on a forum it gets translated as "PROSPECTORS couldn't give a sh!t and are flouting the lockdown"

Exactly i am actually surprised at some of the responses here?
I think the main issue with it especially say for Melbourne people travelling up to the GT for example is they go into a service station or supermarket
they could be spreading the virus.

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25 March 2020 10:26 pm

I can pack my car, drive 2 hours to a state forest, set up camp and pan for two days. Then pack up my stuff and drive home again, without encountering a single person.

I live with someone, who's going to the supermarket etc... I'm more likely to catch it at home, than going to the bush and self isolating there.

I'm sorry, but I don't see what's wrong with it.

Cheers,
Megsy


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diggit
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25 March 2020 10:30 pm

Swinging & digging wrote:
madtuna wrote:

While it might be perfectly safe, the trouble is if you're spotted or the wrong people read it on a forum it gets translated as "PROSPECTORS couldn't give a sh!t and are flouting the lockdown"

Exactly i am actually surprised at some of the responses here?
I think the main issue with it especially say for Melbourne people travelling up to the GT for example is they go into a service station or supermarket
they could be spreading the virus.

Not could theyWill.

You're not teenagers anymore folks.

Australia needs your maturiry here, this is not a drill.

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madtuna
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25 March 2020 10:33 pm

MegsyB007 wrote:

I can pack my car, drive 2 hours to a state forest, set up camp and pan for two days. Then pack up my stuff and drive home again, without encountering a single person.

I live with someone, who's going to the supermarket etc... I'm more likely to catch it at home, than going to the bush and self isolating there.

I'm sorry, but I don't see what's wrong with it.

Cheers,
Megsy

Miss Megs...I totally agree!

But...the people who hate prospectors and prospecting read these forums, the Police read these forums, the powers that pass the laws relating to your hobby read these forums.
They will all see it as prospectors are flouting the lockdown. That sort of news will travel fast and it will hurt us all.


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25 March 2020 10:34 pm

Writing on this forum that you are going to break the rules is just driving the stake a little deeper into the heart of our hobby , if you want to break the laws just flippin do it and dont gloat on here that you are doing so .....

fistpump

99% of the people on this forum wont break the laws , plenty of crimes are solved because crims are to silly to keep their mouth shut.

Last edited by aussiefarmer (25 March 2020 10:39 pm)


Wish in one hand and poo in the other , See which one fills up first !

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#19

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25 March 2020 10:41 pm

Spot on AF well said mate, some people just don't get it... thumbsdown


Gotta do the miles to get the smiles...

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#20

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25 March 2020 10:42 pm

Dear Mr Tuna, I hear you.

I didn't actually say I was going - just that I didn't agree with their stupid reasoning.

I was just joking about the camo... lol (laugh...)

I have some Maryborough dirt in my backyard that I pan when the urge grabs me, and know that's the extent of my panning these days.

I'm stuck in this lockdown with someone who may, or may not, bring the virus home after going to the supermarket. We're all throwing the dice there, aren't we?

Cheers,
Megsy


The Australian bush - love it - take care of it. But stay home for now...

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#21

Swinging & digging
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25 March 2020 10:44 pm

aussiefarmer wrote:

Writing on this forum that you are going to break the rules is just driving the stake a little deeper into the heart of our hobby , if you want to break the laws just flippin do it and dont gloat on here that you are doing so .....

fistpump

99% of the people on this forum wont break the laws , plenty of crimes are solved because crims are to silly to keep their mouth shut.

Been saying that for years mate, at least you can see it.

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#22

Gem in I
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25 March 2020 11:10 pm

Prospectors or not social distancing is the only requirement so stop asking related prospecting requirements lol.

MT save your bullets for the ferral animals that will do more damage than stricken fear.


Patience is a learnt thing. Learnt it, sold it. Bought DETERMINATION.
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#23

provari
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25 March 2020 11:38 pm

Not advocating anyone should break the law but it seems they have closed all camp parks and grounds to avoid large gatherings.

#24

Bjay
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26 March 2020 12:04 am

As much as would love to get back out again and have been fighting with myself over my decision, I won’t be going. Maybe just a play in the creek just down the road. At a minimum I’d have to stop at a servo and possibly a supermarket which I have to do staying home anyway but as I’m 3 1/2 hours away I don’t want to potentially take something to a different area or bring something back to mine. ( if that something was gold well)

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26 March 2020 01:20 am

Bjay wrote:

As much as would love to get back out again and have been fighting with myself over my decision, I won’t be going. Maybe just a play in the creek just down the road. At a minimum I’d have to stop at a servo and possibly a supermarket which I have to do staying home anyway but as I’m 3 1/2 hours away I don’t want to potentially take something to a different area or bring something back to mine. ( if that something was gold well)

You're a good an honourable Aussie bloke.

An example to the world big_smile

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