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Post  Shinegold Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:41 pm

...with all sorts fo fire bans around, I'm not sure if its right to go. Can't get enough info on the net (just incase any smartass...), there is a sign outside the echunga diggings about fire ban season when in force...
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Post  Guest Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:52 pm

Hi Shinegold;
I believe that U can't fossick if there is a Fire Ban in Mt Lofty Ranges.
This will be published in the newspapers and on radio/TV.
Plan to go to Mt Crawford tomprrow so will find out when I go to the Rangers Station.
No Ranger at Echunga therefore U will have to rely on the press. I don't think there are any current fire bans for the Mt Lofty Ranges!
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Post  Shinegold Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:38 pm

I'm assuming Echunga is part of the Mt Lofty ranges? Will the CFS website do, as there were fire bans for 15 different areas today.
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Post  Guest Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:13 pm

Not sure regarding the CFS Web Site, will have to do some checking myself.
Echunga is part of the Mt Lofty Ranges.
Went to Mt Crawford Sunday, big fat zero. Still trying to work out the area!
While ther had an attack of the 'Mutant Ninja Bull ants'.
One bite on the finger and two on the elbow.
Today the elbow is throbbing like a Mack Truck on idle.
Rule 'whatever' check your gear before you pick it up..
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Post  ski29214 Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:45 pm

I don't really thinkk that there are any rules that actually prevent/prohibit anyone from detecting on a fire ban day. In fact I don't think there would be any problem (legally) from detecting during a bushfire (if you were stupid enoough). This really needs clarification but I think you will find people might be getting confused with what often happens in National Parks etc. The area is completely closed off (no access) during periods when a total fire ban has been issued. As far as Jupiter Creek and Chapel Hill go, I wouldn't go anywhere near those places on a fire ban day or day of high risk. If you get caught in those areas of bush it would be almost impossible to escape. However, if/when either of those two areas do get burnt out I will be there in a flash.

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Post  Guest Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:22 pm

ski29214 wrote: This really needs clarification but I think you will find people might be getting confused with what often happens in National Parks etc. The area is completely closed off (no access) during periods when a total fire ban has been issued. As far as Jupiter Creek and Chapel Hill go, I wouldn't go anywhere near those places on a fire ban day or day of high risk..

Totally agree with you Ski. You wouldn't stand the proverbial 'snowflakes chance in hell' if you were caught in there during a fire.
The Mt Crawford area is similar to National Parks regarding fire ban days.
Mt Crawford is controlled by 'Forestry SA' and this area is closed to the public ( all activities not just detecting) on 'declared total fire ban days'. I am not too sure about Jupiter Creek but believe that it is covered by the same regulation.
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