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Post  yellowmellow on Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:42 pm

questions:

is detecting now banned?

is coiltek miners den etc..... still operating?

is the accommodation in golden triangle still operating?

how is it going up the towns and centres in the gt?

please answer my ?'s thanks tim yellowmellow
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Post  straight wire on Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:08 pm

Hi Tim, I am not sure that gold detecting as such is banned, but not essential travel is restricted/banned, so if you live some
distance from the goldfields it is as good as banned for those of us who follow the rules.
Not sure if Coiltek and the other detector shops are still open, as I can't see them having much patronage to stay open.
I think accommodation places would be suffering with little or no business as well.
I reckon things are a bit tuff in the towns and centers in the golden triangle as they are everywhere else at the moment.
The best thing to do is sit this out at home for the time being, as I don't think the people who live in the golden triangle
would appreciate people traveling in and spreading the Coronavirus unnecessarily.
Stay safe out there/in there!

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Post  Reg Wilson on Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:30 pm

Straight wire, with your two posts, but your previous experience with another hick forum, you are fooling nobody. This forum does not need to be infected with the likes of you.
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Post  Jen on Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:34 pm

straight wire wrote:Hi Tim, I am not sure that gold detecting as such is banned, but not essential travel is restricted/banned, so if you live some
distance from the goldfields it is as good as banned for those of us who follow the rules.
Not sure if Coiltek and the other detector shops are still open, as I can't see them having much patronage to stay open.
I think accommodation places would be suffering with little or no business as well.
I reckon things are a bit tuff in the towns and centers in the golden triangle as they are everywhere else at the moment.
The best thing to do is sit this out at home for the time being, as I don't think the people who live in the golden triangle
would appreciate people traveling in and spreading the Coronavirus unnecessarily.
Stay safe out there/in there!  

Very well explained
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Post  moredeep on Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:04 pm

Reg,I don't know straight wire from a bar of soap.
His answer to Tim's question was fine and reasonable.
If he keep his decorum on this forum then there shouldn't be a problem?
Any concerns please PM the mods.


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Post  Reg Wilson on Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:40 pm

Yes moredeep, his reply was fine, but look at his first post where he referred to planetcare as Doug. This is the MOD of the posters on the banned 1.5 forum, shut down because of its hateful rhetoric and lunatic agenda. This guy has made only two posts and immediately started with the 'Doug' attack. He has made an acceptable post to yellow mellow in an attempt to fly under the radar. He may fool you, but I for one having been the subject of foul and vicious attacks from the 'Halfarse' forum easily recognize this character as a refugee from that forum.
He knows it, and so do I.
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Post  golden oldy on Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:44 pm

I went past coiltek yesterday 28/03 and it was still open, weren't many there though. Went out to wanyyarra to have a look and I noticed 1/2 a dozen campers were there plus a couple of campers in the bush to the right as you are heading in to the camp site. They were all camped at least 30 meters apart so I cant see a problem if they keep to them selves and clean the toilets after each use
cheers, Steve PS I cant see a problem with a detectorist on his own in the middle of the bush. please correct me if I am wrong in thinking this
Now that I have thought about it maybe they shouldn't be there with the new rules the gov has brought out


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Post  moredeep on Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:52 pm

Reg Wilson wrote:Yes moredeep, his reply was fine, but look at his first post where he referred to planetcare as Doug. This is the MOD of the posters on the banned 1.5 forum, shut down because of its hateful rhetoric and lunatic agenda. This guy has made only two posts and immediately started with the 'Doug' attack. He has made an acceptable post to yellow mellow in an attempt to fly under the radar. He may fool you, but I for one having been the subject of foul and vicious attacks from the 'Halfarse' forum easily recognize this character as a refugee from that forum.
He knows it, and so do I.    

No worries Reg,he will be moderated if he steps out of line,rest assured .

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Post  Kon61gold on Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:21 pm

You are not wrong in thinking in the manner you are thinking golden oldy, for you cannot catch nor pass on to another, what you don't have especially whilst following procedure, but It is the "all unnecessary travel" part, that leaves one in doubt. The government simply doesn't want anyone going out even if they don't have the corona virus, for the sake of not inadvertently/unknowingly, catching it from something or someone & then spreading it on to others without knowing you have it.  Shocked
By the way Tim, best to stay home, till this crisis subsides, for you need to travel from Melbourne to get to the gold fields, which is not a very good idea. Find something else to do whilst at home.

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Post  joe82 on Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:43 pm

get those old maps out find all those old gold books take the time to search and research new gold hotspots think outside the box and you may be rewarded

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Post  golden oldy on Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:46 pm

I noticed today that coiltek has shut its doors, cant blame them with so many people coming in and not knowing each ones circumstances
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Post  yellowmellow on Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:32 am

Was told retailers are now online and manufacturers have placed making equipment on hold for now and aren't supplying to retailers. But are selling online to customers though which is good.Keep these companies still going please.
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Post  yellowmellow on Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:33 am

Parks Vic are now patrolling detecting areas now and fines will be enforced.
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Post  adrian ss on Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:53 am

The only way you will catch the corona out in the bush is if the parks rangers give it to you when issuing their fines. Rolling Eyes
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Post  straight wire on Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:06 pm

adrian ss wrote:The only way you will catch the corona out in the bush is if the parks rangers give it to you when issuing their fines. Rolling Eyes

Spot on Adrian!
In many years of prospecting in the Australian bush I have only once had an encounter with a park ranger while out prospecting.
I think your chances of catching the virus in the general community would be greater than receiving a ticket if out illegally detecting.
Having said that, I am in no way encouraging people go out there and break the rules and regulations.
On the contrary, let us all abide by the rules people, even if many of us think they are wrong, and unenforceable, and stink to high havens.
We dont need to give ourselves any more unnecessary negative publicity, that the politicians could use to curtail our activities
even further more once this coronavirus crisis is over.

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Post  Kon61gold on Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:28 pm

Gentlemen, I can't say I disagree with your thoughts, but considering what we're all facing at the moment, each & everyone of us must do their bit, in order for all of us to get through this. It is not the exorbitant fines I worry about, as much as finding out that I have some how caught the corona virus without knowing & then inadvertently passing it on to some other unfortunate soul, who were not so lucky to survive it. This is why we must all do the right thing by one another, in order to get through these challenging times.

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Post  Mechanic on Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:42 pm

Kon61gold wrote:Gentlemen, I can't say I disagree with your thoughts, but considering what we're all facing at the moment, each & everyone of us must do their bit, in order for all of us to get through this. It is not the exorbitant fines I worry about, as much as finding out that I have some how caught the corona virus without knowing & then inadvertently passing it on to some other unfortunate soul, who were not so lucky to survive it. This is why we must all do the right thing by one another, in order to get through these challenging times.

Cheers Kon. T25  
Exactly Kon! The sooner everybody does the right thing, the sooner we can all move about freely again. Sure we won't be able to go overseas for quite some time, but at least we could go on living. Manufacturing jobs can be made right here, so those who no longer have jobs will be able to re-purpose.
Without a vaccine or treatment, the only way to stop a virus is for us to stop moving around.

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Post  planetcare on Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:01 pm

Mechanic wrote:
Kon61gold wrote:Gentlemen, I can't say I disagree with your thoughts, but considering what we're all facing at the moment, each & everyone of us must do their bit, in order for all of us to get through this. It is not the exorbitant fines I worry about, as much as finding out that I have some how caught the corona virus without knowing & then inadvertently passing it on to some other unfortunate soul, who were not so lucky to survive it. This is why we must all do the right thing by one another, in order to get through these challenging times.

Cheers Kon. T25  
Exactly Kon! The sooner everybody does the right thing, the sooner we can all move about freely again. Sure we won't be able to go overseas for quite some time, but at least we could go on living. Manufacturing jobs can be made right here, so those who no longer have jobs will be able to re-purpose.
Without a vaccine or treatment, the only way to stop a virus is for us to stop moving around.

Cheers Mick

The absolutely critical thing in Australia is to keep the total  number of infections as low as possible.We know that about 5% of infected people will ultimately require the use of ventilators.If the  number of infected cases was to go over  about 40,000 then  we  may not)  have enough ventilators and then medico's will have to  decide who lives and who dies !( people over 70 and/or those with preexisting conditions)

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Post  thegoldman24 on Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:08 pm

So how does this affect professional gold prospectors and how can detecting alone spread virus?

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Post  planetcare on Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:23 pm

thegoldman24 wrote:So how does this affect professional gold prospectors and how can detecting alone spread virus?

What happens if you are unknowingly infected and you then severely injure yourself in the bush or your vehicle breaks down? In both cases you will need assistance from other people to help you. You then could infect these people! The message is simple: stay home unless you have to leave home for essential purposes! Detecting is not an essential purpose!

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Post  moredeep on Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:18 pm

That I guess goes for "exercising" which is allowed under stage 3, a jogger could "fall over or have a heart attack" but that,s ok?
More likely to be injured exercising than prospecting.
I think if they want a blanket requirement ,they should ban - walking for exercise,walking dogs,riding bikes,jogging,aerobics classes[people 2mtrs apart of course] in the park, tai chi out doors ,gardening .
Golf has been stopped but that's probably because they may cross contaminate when washing there balls Laughing
There will grey area's planet care and this is one.
My only real form of "exercising" is walking be it with a stick in my hand or those 2 funny ski poles you see people using or with a detector,It's a grey area ,is it not?
I feel sorry for my city cousins who live 3 hours from the bush and can't detect,I could literally walk to an area and go detecting.
Would my form of "exercising" stand up in a court of law,I would like to think so.
They may re-think the wording of "exercise" down the track??

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Post  yellowmellow on Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:22 pm

stay home
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Post  moredeep on Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:23 pm

.Tim you're allowed to exercise by law,just practice social isolation.

cheers moredeep


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Post  yellowmellow on Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:25 pm

boils down to life or $ timing is vital in the next phase
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Post  planetcare on Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:34 pm

moredeep wrote:That I guess goes for "exercising" which is allowed under stage 3, a jogger could "fall over or have a heart attack" but that,s ok?
More likely to be injured exercising than prospecting.
I think if they want a blanket requirement ,they should ban - walking for exercise,walking dogs,riding bikes,jogging,aerobics classes[people 2mtrs apart of course] in the park, tai chi out doors ,gardening .
Golf has been stopped but that's probably because they may cross contaminate when washing there balls Laughing  
There will grey area's planet care and this is one.
My only real form of "exercising" is walking be it with a stick in my hand or those 2 funny ski poles you see people using or with a detector,It's a grey area ,is it not?
I feel sorry for my city cousins who live 3 hours from the bush and can't detect,I could literally walk to an area and go detecting.
Would my form of "exercising" stand up in a court of law,I would like to think so.
They may re-think the wording of "exercise" down the track??

Cheers  moredeep




Yes their are grey areas but the key  is that we all should stay home unless its absolutely necessary to do otherwise.Whether you form of exercise would stand up in a court of law I have no idea but if someone dobs you in you may find out!If the infection rate was to shoot up over the next 2 weeks then  i would expect further restrictions on movement including some that you have mentioned, the ultimate being a total lock down and/or curfews.

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Post  planetcare on Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:58 pm

This is not good!
Victoria records 96 new coronavirus cases, including five preschool-aged children, bringing the state total to 917.

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Post  Kon61gold on Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:58 pm

Fellas although there are grey areas across the board, see it from the governments point of view, where for a hand full few ignorant/arrogant ignoramus's, that continue to break the laws of social distancing (or any other requirement for that matter, further spreading the corona virus) that forces government to take draconian action on/over all outdoor/indoor activity. Even after all that's been said/done so far, people are deliberately ignoring the warnings & continue to break the law, placing lives as well as them selves at risk.This is why right or wrong, the government is taking no chances by quarantining the lot.

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Post  Jen on Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:27 pm

This song pretty much sums it up

WARNING strong language Very Happy

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Post  Kon61gold on Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:13 pm

Shocked T05  Q25 Q35 In laymans terms, the message he sends, can't be any clearer than that. Good one Jen. T06

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Post  goldmuss78 on Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:50 pm

Its way more dangerous to go to the supermarket atmo than to be out bush by yourself prospecting/fishing or anything else

no difference to be out excercising, not sure why you guys are so supportive of stopping our detecting

maybe they will just ban detecting forever using this virus as an excuse?

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