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Post  mariner3800 on Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:03 pm

Gold Detecting & Prospecting Forum Gathering 2014

Laanecoorie Bash 10th, 11th &12th October 2014


“This Years Big News”

CATERING will be available for Breakfasts & Lunches. This is being run by the Carisbrook Lions Club so please support them over the weekend


Arrive at Laanecoorie in the heart of the Golden Triangle and enjoy a day at your favorite spot.

Friday Afternoon

3:30pm Onwards is registration in the Rec room of the Park

4:30 pm Sponsors Static displays and stall

5:00 pm Pre dinner drinks and nibbles at the rec room. are being provided by the Laanecoorie Lakeside Park ( BYO Drinks ).

6:00 pm Fish BBQ $6.00 including Salads
This was a huge success last year, all you need to bring is $6 a plate and utensils ( don’t forget your drink )

7:30 pm Welcome Address
Awarding of the Jim Stewart Memorial Trophy

8:00 pm  PMAV & NAPFA update & Registration
( If you are a financial member to one or both of the above, you will have a chance to Win a Minelab Pin Pointer Probe at the end of the weekend)

After this, the night is yours to move around and get to know everyone.

For those who are new to this great hobby this is the time to talk to those who have been prospecting for some time.

Book a training tour with one of our 4 sponsors training courses

Gold Prospecting Australia, Gold & Relics, Coast To Coast & Bendigo Gold


8:15 am. Meet at rec room for a list of activities

8:30 Depart for a days prospecting or Join in on one of the Training Activities ( Booking Essential ) Please See Below.

If your not doing a tour then enjoy the activities around the camp or head out and find that big nugget

Sponsors Static displays and car boot sales
Parks Vic, Detech Australia, Doug Stone, Environmental Creations, Bendigo Gold, Gold & Relics

1:30  Lecture On Research

2:30 John Tully Talking Maps

All day Panning comp and demonstrations by Victorian Panning Association (all the gold you find, you keep)

Saturday Night

6:00 pm  Spit Roast Dinner

7:30  Welcome again followed by the Life and Times of  Ian Aitkin, then an informative discussion & Open mic Forum On Prospecting with our legendary panel of prospectors and industry personalities & greats.

8:30pm , Peter Mac Cancer Institute Charity Raffle.


8:30 am Training tours depart

The day is yours, just be back at the rec hall by 2:00pm for the closing

All day Panning comp and demonstrations
Car Boot Sales, Sponsor’s Static Displays and Sales.
Finalizing of the Gold Panning Championships.


2:00pm Closing Of the Gathering and Charity Auction.

Drawing Of the PMAV & NAPFA Members Prize
( The Winner MUST be in attendance )

Gold Detecting & Prospecting Forum
Laanecoorie Bash 2014

Raffle  –  All proceeds to Peter McCallum  Cancer Institute

Tickets will be sold on Friday & Saturday nights.
This years raffle is bigger and better than ever before.

Ticket Price will be $5.00 per ticket ( more you buy the cheaper they are)

The entire amount raised will go to Peter Mac, so dig deep and support this wonderful hospital that would have touched many of us at some stage.

Sundays Auction

Items will be listed shortly

Sponsors Of the Laanecoorie 2014 Gold Bash

Laanecoories Lake Side Park.
Gold Prospecting Australia.    
Coiltek Manufacturing.                                            
Nugget Finder Coils.
Kambah Car Care.                                              
Gold Gem & Treasure Magazine.
Minelab Australia.        
Gold & Relics Pty Ltd.
Bendigo Gold.        
Environmental Creations.
Doug Stone.                      
Tony Mills.
Primo Salads.          
CC Picks.
GoldscanAustralia (Jack Lange Detectors).                
Ian Aitken.
Coiltek Maryborough.                                              
Gold Search Australia.
Central West Prospecting Supplies.                            
Reeds Prospecting Supplies.
Parks Victoria.                                                        
John Tully.
John Gladdis.                                                          
Poster Shop Ballarat.
Loddon Shire.                                                        
Detech Australia.
Lyal Eales Stores Maryborough.
Maryborough Highland Society.                                  
CoCo Red Hair & Beauty.
Tipperary Winery                                                    
Park Hotel Maryborough
E.E.Day & Sons Ballarat                                          
Double “D” Leather, East Bendigo
Coast To Coast Prospecting Tours.
Victorian Panning Association
Carisbrook Lions Club.
Mount Avoca Winery
St. Ignatius Vineyard
Lamplough Estate Winery
Blue Pyrenees Winery
The Bendigo Trust.
Romantic Vineyards, Amherst
Garrett Australia (The Mining Exchange Gold Shop)
Bunnings Bendigo

Organized Activities

Prospecting Activities For The Weekend

We strongly encourage ANY new comer to prospecting or those looking at learning more or just to brush up on your technique to take advantage of the very generous offer at an extremely discounted rate for this quality training.

If you want to learn what to do , where to do it and most importantly, how to do it, then these sessions are for you, so book early to secure your place as these limited positions will go fast.

Activity No. 1

with Mark and Ronda Hyde

Each 4 Hrs session is $80 per person (no charge for non detecting partners)
This is a heavily discounted rate for Laanecoorie Gold Bash participants.
This price includes the use of a Minelab GPX 5000 per person, all accessories and expert tuition in prospecting and metal detecting.
(Minelab CTX 3030 and X-Terra 705 are also available)

***Due to limited places only one session per person is available for booking***

There are 5 detecting places available for each session.  
This is a hands on detecting experience, just like all our training days.  We will take a maximum of 5 detectorists, and non detecting partners are welcome to come along, as well as other family members (we love kids!)  You will receive lots of one on one tuition and have the use of the detector, for the whole session after a short demonstration of technique.
All our detecting areas are accessible by 2WD, and we have some places available for people to travel in our 4WD tour vehicles.

Saturday 12th October 2013-
Session 1...  9am until 12.30pm
Session 2... 1.30pm until 5pm

Sunday 13th October 2013-
Session 3... 9am until 12.30pm

We are proud to be able to offer our time, expertise and equipment for such a worthy cause, as well as give people a chance to try this great hobby of ours.

Please email us at Gold Prospecting Australia to make a booking-
As numbers are limited, we anticipate booking out fast.

Activity No 2


Gold & Relics Gold Prospecting Adventures Laanecoorie Tour Program

Saturday 11th October 2014
8.30am-10.30am with John Gladdis, Coiltek Maryborough & Darren Kamp, Gold & Relics Gold Prospecting Adventures

2.30pm-4.30pm with Frank Wallis, renowned goldsmith/prospector & Darren Kamp, Gold & Relics Gold Prospecting Adventures

Sunday 12th October 2014
8.30am-10.30am with Darren Kamp, Gold & Relics Gold Prospecting Adventures and TBA

• $40.00 for 2 hours
• 12 places available for each tour.
• Jump in the 4 wheel drive OKA tour bus with us or follow us in your own vehicle.
• BYO detector however there are six Minelab GPX 5000s available for a small donation to the Peter Mac Institute.
• All profits from these tours go to the Peter Mac Institute.
For bookings please email or telephone 0417 453375 (or take your chance and book on the day).


7 day tagalong NSW gold prospecting tour for One Person to coincide with the launch of Doug Stones' NSW Gold Atlas. Choice of November 2014 and March 2015. Valued at $995.00.

Activity No 3.


Bendigo Gold will be running detecting classes on the 3030, 2300 & coin and relic machines at no cost within the park during both days

Activity No 4.

Coast To Coast

Sean will be running training sessions both on Saturday & Sunday so if you are interested track down Sean ( the bloke with the funny hat ) and book in.
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