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Post  philip.j.thompson Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:57 pm

Hi, can anybody tell me how to get a list of NSW declared fossicking districts in a simple manner. I have tried to do the overlay map thing at the gov site to no avail. I was thinking of taking a trip to Nundle but saw a lot of it was under EL. That would be be over ridden if it did happen to be a fossicking district. I have also searched the web but apart from a few listed can't find an exhaustive list for NSW. So if someone has a list or can point me to one I would appreciate it. By the way the Bulldog field in Ewingar state forest and Girard forest above Drake are still closed areas , although Boonoo State forest closer to Tenterfield is open and could be worth a look. Regards all

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Post  PeterInSa Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:02 pm

Try here.... 5th comment down ( mbasko):

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?id=11842

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Post  philip.j.thompson Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:29 pm

Really appreciate that and thanks, regards Phil

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Post  mbasko Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:17 am

"Within a fossicking district, a person can go onto an exploration licence for the purpose of fossicking without the licence holder's consent, provided they have the permission of the landholder. A fossicking district may cover a small area, or an entire Local Government Area (LGA)."

The list has been updated to include a lot more areas. Hopefully Dubbo LGA will be added soon. Edit: in fact Dubbo LGA while not on the list is included on the Minview map below sourced 18/10/20.
A lot of the former fossicking areas are now fairly redundant as they've been taken up in the larger LGA areas.

Abercrombie Caves
Former Fossicking Area No 5   M74/3530

Abercrombie River
Former Fossicking Area No 14   M75/4547

Adelong Creek
Former Fossicking Area No 32   M75/3567

BARRABA SHIRE LGA
Notified at the reguest of Barraba Shire Council.

BATHURST REGIONAL LGA
Fossicking District 59 Gazetted 02/09/2016

BEGA VALLEY LGA
Fossicking District 60 Gazetted 28/4/2017

Bendemeer Station
Former Fossicking Area No 66

Blackguard Gully
Former Fossicking Area No 10    M75/4551

BLAND LGA
Fossicking District 61 Gazetted 28/4/2017

BLAYNEY LGA
Fossicking District 67 Gazetted 14/07/2017

Bodalla State Forest
Former Fossicking Area No 38

Bora Creek
Former Fossicking Area No 24

Bungambrawatha Creek
Former Fossicking Area No 65

CABONNE LGA
Fossicking District 66 Gazetted 02/06/2017

Campbells River
Former Fossicking Area No 4

CENTRAL DARLING LGA
Fossicking District 69 Gazetted 01/12/2017

COOMA-MONARO SHIRE LGA
Notified at the request of Cooma-Monaro Council

COOTAMUNDRA LGA
Fossicking District 55 Gazetted 4/3/2016

EUROBODALLA LGA
Fossicking District 62 Gazetted 28/4/2017

Gibbergunyah Creek
Former Fossicking Area No 62

Golden Gully
Former Fossicking Area No 72   M79/0347

GOULBURN MULWAREE LGA
Fossicking District 65 Gazetted 02/06/2017

Grabben Gullen Creek
Former Fossicking Area No 44

Grabben Gullen Creek
Former Fossicking Area No 42

Grabben Gullen Creek
Former Fossicking Area No 43

GUYRA LGA
Fossicking District 57 Gazetted 13/05/2016

Hopes Creek
Former Fossicking Area No 46    M75/3518

Hopes Creek
Former Fossicking Area No 47   M75/3518

Hopes Creek
Former Fossicking Area No 48   M75/3518

INVERELL SHIRE LGA
Notified at the request of Inverell Council

Jones Swamp Gully
Former Fossicking Area No 39   M74/4225

Kentucky Creek
Former Fossicking Area No 25

Leard State Forest
Former Fossicking Area No 61

Long Creek
Former Fossicking Area No 49

Maudry State Forest
Former Fossicking Area No 70

McDougalls Well
Former Fossicking Area No 18

MID-WESTERN REGIONAL LGA
Fossicking District 64 Gazetted 02/06/2017

NARRABRI LGA
Fossicking District 54 Gazetted 4/3/2016

Narrawa Road
Former Fossicking Area No 63

NUNDLE SHIRE LGA
Notified at the request of Nundle Council

OPHIR - R 65909 for Public Rec
Notified at the request of Cabonne Council over  Reserve No 65909 for Pub Rec

Parsons Gully
Former Fossicking Area No 71

Poor Mans Gully
Former Fossicking Area No 55

Poraka Quarry
Former Fossicking Area No 52

Riverside
Former Fossicking Area No 69

Rocky Creek
Former Fossicking Area No 19

Ruby Hill
Former Fossicking Area No 35

Sara River
Former Fossicking Area No 20

SEVERN SHIRE LGA
Notified at the request of Severn Council

SHOALHAVEN LGA
Fossicking District 68 Gazetted 01/12/2017

Sofala Common
Former Fossicking Area No 8   M74/3530

Stuart Town Common
Former Fossicking Area No 56

Stuart Town Common
Former Fossicking Area No 57

TALLAGANDA SHIRE LGA
Notified at the request of Tallaganda Council

Tambaroora
Former Fossicking Area No 34   M75/2475

Telephone Line
Former Fossicking Area No 29

Tomaga River
Former Fossicking Area No 73   M80/3580

Tuena Creek
Former Fossicking Area No 17   M78/2177

Tumbarumba Creek
Former Fossicking Area No 58

TUMBARUMBA SHIRE LGA
Notified at the request of Tumbaruma Council

TUMUT LGA
Fossicking District 63 Gazetted 28/4/2017

UPPER LACHLAN LGA
Fossicking District 56 Gazetted 15/4/2016

WALCHA LGA
Fossicking District 58 Gazetted 02/09/2016

Waterfall Creek
Former Fossicking Area No 67

Waterfall Creek
Former Fossicking Area No 68

Whitlow Road
Former Fossicking Area No 41

Yarrow River Bridge
Former Fossicking Area No 64

YOUNG SHIRE LGA
Notified at the request of Young Council

Map available here:
https://minview.geoscience.nsw.gov.au/#/?lon=155.6379&lat=-32.60055&z=6&bm=bm3&l=ta2:y:100


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Post  mbasko Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:44 pm

Just an update to the above.
Dubbo LGA was officially made Fossicking District No 70 in February 2020.
https://gazette.legislation.nsw.gov.au/so/download.w3p?id=Gazette_2020_2020-33.pdf


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