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Gold prospecting lease for novice fossickers pegged by Yalgoo Shire (WA) in bid to attract tourist bonanza

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Post  ski29214 Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:01 pm

A Western Australian outback shire is hoping to attract tourists chasing a gold find by pegging land near the town where visitors can search for the precious metal.



Key points:
•Yalgoo shire says tourists with metal detectors must be careful not to trespass on other people's leases and are at risk of getting lost
•A $10 fee for a map gives directions to the proposed tenement, about 10 kilometres south of Yalgoo
•The shire applied for three prospecting licences in May and the application is pending


Shire of Yalgoo chief executive Silvio Brenzi said the council hoped to create a new tourist gold rush, more than a century after significant gold discoveries put the town on the map and mines on its outskirts.

Mr Brenzi said a lot of tourists came with metal detectors, but they had to be careful not to trespass on other people's leases.

There was also a risk of inexperienced prospectors getting lost.

"To make that easier for the novice perhaps the shire thought it would be worthwhile to have our own lease so we can actually show people where to go," Mr Brenzi said.

"They can be confident they are not on someone else's lease — which can cause trouble."


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-01/gold-prospecting-lease-for-novice-fossickers-pegged-by-council/11370030

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Post  Kon61gold Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:34 pm

Good on Yalgoo council. I can only hope this being a successful venture, leading to the opening up of several more sections of prospecting land for the tourists & grey nomads alike.
Thanks for the update ski29214.

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