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ben2363
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16 June 2017 08:42 am

okay guys doing a little research on licences but the Earth Resources website is huge.

what licence do you need to get to a stage to do a few core sampling on a site??

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grubstake
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16 June 2017 08:58 am

Which state are you asking about, mate?

Last edited by grubstake (16 June 2017 08:59 am)


Where it is, there it is.

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RM Outback
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16 June 2017 09:22 am

I can't help with your question it sounds like Blackwood requires further investigation thumbsup good luck.

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ben2363
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16 June 2017 09:41 am

it's Victoria..

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jethro
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17 June 2017 09:33 am

G,day Ben You would need either an exploration Licence taken out over the area you are interested in sampling Or a Prospecting Licence if the area is 5 hectares or less. You would have to submit detailed work plans for both of these and enviromental impact statements, Possibly go through native title and heritage Vic processes as well.
A Prospecting licence lasts for 5 years and is non renewable but allows you to define a resource by whatever means you deem as nessarcary in your work plan. Ie Trenching, Shaft sinking, Test drilling, You can test small You can remove small amounts of ore for sampling and production recovery verification purposes wink roll but you cant go into full on production.

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Northeast
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17 June 2017 12:01 pm

That's good info Jethro.

I am assuming this only relates to private property? What about if the area you are looking at is in state forest? Same process or extra steps to be taken or simply a no go zone?

Thanks.

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jethro
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17 June 2017 12:35 pm

G,day N,E No not only Private property it also relates to Public land as well. Extras on public land / State Forest would include a sizable bond for reabilitation of the land. Public / community consultation process. and probably other costly red tape that I have forgotten.
At the end of the day getting any kind of license to explore or mine on public land is a long and costly process for a small operator with lots of pitfalls & no guarantee of a successful outcome.

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Hunting the yellow
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28 June 2017 04:44 am

don't forget the silly 10k or more land bonds on top of the 5k for the lease almost makes the little man give up on a prospect


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Swinging & digging
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28 June 2017 06:01 pm

15K of expenses and no guarantee of a financial return.
The laws were made with the intention of halting small scale mining. mad

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BobDigger
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28 June 2017 06:09 pm

Unfortunately the days of the small claim are long gone in Victoria.

The red tape involved in an EL or PL is significant and as mentioned, there's going to be a bond.

Here's the kit for the PL

http://earthresources.vic.gov.au/earth- … cation-kit


GPX 4500, SDC 2300, X-TERRA 705, Pro-find 25

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Hunting the yellow
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28 June 2017 08:06 pm

yeah like I said too costly for the small average guy who just wants to dig the gov only wants the big boys in the game because they have big money behind them


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