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Post  DetectorDave Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:49 am

Hi,

Can anyone tell me, if you have a fossicking permit from NSW Forests and a forest has an EL over it, do you still need permission from the mining company?
I've checked all the regulations I can find on the Internet but it's not clear to me.

Thanks,
Dave

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Post  Guest Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:50 am

As far as i was aware, if the area you are fossicking in is a designated fossicking area like braidwood, hill end and i think Nundle then you may fossick on EL's without permission. Anywhereelse you must get the EL's permission first Sad

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Post  DetectorDave Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:39 pm

Thanks Shivan,

Yes, that was my understanding as well, I wish the details were a bit clearer. The term 'designated fossicking area' could be misconstrued, as one might think all forests become designated areas if you have a permit from NSW Forests.

I decided to contact the mining company anyway and an initial phone conversation today was encouraging. I have followed up with an email to them so they can formally grant permission in writing.
Their only concerns were the type of mineral I was fossicking for (obviously gold) and the actual area within the forest where I would be, so they could check that I wouldn't impede on any operations they are undertaking.

I'll let the forum know what the outcome is, it might help other members in the future.

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Post  Keep digg'n Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:40 pm

What about say sunny corner would or do you need to get permission to fossick there? scratch


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Post  Ben78 Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:01 pm

Unless it is a designated fossicking area you have to get permission.

There is a EL over most areas here in Coffs Harbour, I just phoned the EL holder and told them what I was doing (panning/detecting) and they said no worries. I made a note of the conversation date time and brief points of what was said.

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