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#26

undertaker
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21 April 2014 07:10 pm

Fantastic! Thanks for constructing that Google Map

#27

Jukebox
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11 July 2014 10:25 am

Hi guyz,

With the mapping tool - do the locations show an exact point or an area that I can access if it is government land?

For an example the Turon river area - whats the deal with that?

Jukebox

#28

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11 July 2014 11:02 am

The map shows possible areas as close as possible but probably not exact points. As stated they were collected from multiple sources & even marked from old maps using a point as close as possible but not having exact coordinates they are approximate only as stated. Some areas will say whether they are accessible, unknown or not accessible. As always you need to research areas yourself & be satisfied you are entering onto land that is ok to access & fossick on.
The points marked around the Turon are approximate but should get you very close if following Google navigation. As far as I am aware the areas are mostly still accessible, crown land that you can fossick on. There are numerous areas along the Turon you can access & also numerous areas you can't but its pretty simple - gate/fence/keep out signs = no entry. smile

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11 July 2014 11:27 am

Hello mbasko,

Yeh thats what i thought about the map – its really good thanks,

My next logical question was - so fossicking on crown land which does not have a lease or licensee with exclusive possession is legal where ever.

I have read all the documents saying where you cant and the laws and rules but there doesn’t seem to be much information as to where you can?

Can you link me the rules of crown land – i have read the handbook, fossickers guide etc i just need to know ..........any crown land can i fossick on?

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#30

mbasko
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11 July 2014 11:53 am

Pretty hard question to answer. Unmanaged crown land is no worries to fossick on - managed crown land you still need permission of the manager whether that be a lease holder, Local Land Services (for TSR's), Common Lands Trust, Local Council etc. etc. This is where it gets tricky, finding crown land status & who manages it is a long, drawn out process & can even cost you $$$'s for title searches that may not even answer your questions!
I find it best to check out areas you know are ok for fossicking such as along the Turon, Stuart Town Common, Tambaroora (Hill End) etc. then broaden your search once in the area. You will soon work out where you can & can't go once in a specific area. My rule of thumb if its fenced off I don't go in unless 100% sure.
State Forests are probably the best source of crown land available & for $27.50 a year you can explore the whole state of NSW forests.

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Jukebox
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11 July 2014 02:03 pm

Yeh i have purchased the fossicking permit already big_smile

oh btw I work within the property valuation/risk industry i can find out owners of public land very easily nd cheap.

Thx for the help.

big_smile

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mbasko
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11 July 2014 03:48 pm

Jukebox wrote:

Yeh i have purchased the fossicking permit already big_smile

oh btw I work within the property valuation/risk industry i can find out owners of public land very easily nd cheap.

Thx for the help.

big_smile

Well you've got a head start on most of us. smile
Public Recreation Reserves are another good crown land area to investigate although some will have day use and/or camping fees like for example Mookerawa Waters http://www.mookerawawaters.com.au/. There are a few of these type of areas around Central NSW.
Commons can be hit & miss. Some openly allow fossicking, some do but don't advertise the fact & others just plain don't like having people from outside of the Commoners area being there for any reason.
I have found getting access to TSR's a fairly painless task. Local Land Services will give a permit for specific TSR's free of charge but wouldn't issue me a blanket one for my area. Their concern is livestock that may be on there & giving notice to livestock owners + nearby properties of "other activities" out of courtesy.

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11 July 2014 06:55 pm

mmmmmm i see,

Yeh i have been looking up places that you pay for the night to stay at and they let you fossick.

I will advise how i went this weekend getting access to the Turon area.

Need to get outa Sydney for the weekend tongue

Thx for everything its been a really big help.

Jukebox

#34

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04 March 2015 09:17 am

gavfromoz wrote:

the floggings will continue until morale improves

Nice quote. I remember that from the Buyers section of a big company that used to be based in Yennora about 20 years ago. Is that where you got it? :-)

#35

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20 July 2015 05:37 pm

hi mbasco you are to be congratulated for your great post on the gold locations,this gives you a starting point and it will save a lot of time with this info, then it's up to the individual to do their homework and get stuck into it. cheers goldenboy

#36

smaug
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27 March 2016 04:05 pm

Awesome map cheers for the heads up

#37

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13 February 2017 01:44 pm

Is the map still available, the link takes me to a clean map of NSW.


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#38

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13 February 2017 03:24 pm

The link works for me.


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#39

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18 February 2017 01:57 pm

Thanks for the effort, mbasco, this is a useful tool.

#40

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02 August 2018 04:13 am

Neat Map Thanks


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#41

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02 October 2018 10:08 pm

Should be someone out there to put together some links to maps etc for us newbee - newbie Victorians, I haven't got the technical know how to do it. I know geo vic is a very good start, I have used it a lot and printed maps from it. The Aussie Bloke Prospector has a Yu Tube video on it.

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02 October 2018 10:24 pm

One good thing about geo vic is that you can add gps coordinates on the map, highlight areas that you want to check out. I have found before printing a map with the coordinates on it you should change the size of the font to large otherwise you wont be to see it on the map.

#43

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03 October 2018 06:15 am

Great map!

Also for those that don't know there is a government site called Minview this site shares a lot of data from all forms of mining throughout NSW. The site takes a bit of getting used to, but you understand how it works I believe 99% of people will find it very useful.

Once you open the Minview it shows a map of Australia, however it's only designed for nsw.
Here is a few screen shots I've taken to give you a better understanding how it looks.
When I get some more time I'll go into it more with details.

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03 October 2018 06:16 am

This one shows geological data

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#45

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03 October 2018 06:18 am

This one shows contours and creeks.
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#46

Skip
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03 October 2018 06:22 am

Also there is 3d mapping feature which allows you to zoom down into the area of interest. Gives you a bird's eye view where gold may be holding.
Very good free site! big_smile


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#47

Duffman
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07 October 2018 09:50 am

Hi all when I click on the link it just takes me to google earth am I doing something wrong

#48

mbasko
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07 October 2018 10:12 am

Shouldn't go to Google Earth? Should go to Google Maps?
I think some people have issues on mobile devices since a Google update awhile ago.
It doesn't come up on my mobile now either.
This site here now has most of the info + more:
http://fossicking.daruthe.com/fossickin … neral&id=1
"Site Disclaimer: Even though I am making this information readily available and try to ensure the information is as accurate as possible, before fossicking at a site you should do your own research to confirm if you can fossick in an area, and that that area contains the minerals for which you are looking. It is the individual fossicker's responsibility to gain permission before fossicking at any location."

A lot of the original info came from here:
www.treasureenterprises.com
Gold prospecting locations & information

Last edited by mbasko (07 October 2018 10:18 am)


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#49

Mackka
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07 October 2018 10:53 am

Excellent thanks again
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#50

mbasko
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07 October 2018 05:34 pm

Alternate link to the "World of Shiny Stuff" site:
http://www.prospectinglocations.com
I should add that this isn't my site. On re-reading my post above & adding the site disclaimer it might read like that? Put the disclaimer in as I agree with it.
A member (hasn't been on for some time) of this site "daruthe" put the world of shiny stuff site together using a variety of reference material, which he credits on the site, including the NSW Fossicking Map from this thread.
The Google NSW Fossicking Map is fairly redundant now with this site & others like Minview being easier to use now with a heap of info available. I haven't updated the NSW Fossicking Map for 2-3 years & with the availability of these other sites don't plan to.


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