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Bobstanator

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Fossicking around Northam/Toodyay, W.A
« on: November 29, 2012, 03:21:06 PM »
Hi, I am new to fossicking and need some help identifying pastoral land from privately owned land. I know I am allowed onto pastoral leases with permission from the owner, and was hoping someone could clarify whether the properties around Northam/Toodyay are considered pastoral leases or not. I know they are used for dryland agriculture, but are not excessively big like the properties up north. I checked lists of pastoral leases in W.A and can't seem to find any located in that area. Has anyone got any experience fossicking in the York/Northam/Toodyay hills area? Or for that matter anywhere within a days driving range of Perth? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2012, 03:34:00 PM by Bobstanator »

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Re: Fossicking around Northam/Toodyay, W.A
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 04:23:23 PM »
Hi Bobstanator

Would imagine that most of the land around that part of the woods is all privately owned as opposed to leased. The exception might be to any Crown Land that may exist in the area.

Also interested in these areas as live in Perth also

Cheers Butts

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Re: Fossicking around Northam/Toodyay, W.A
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 04:44:00 PM »
My understanding of WA protocol over the years is that you need to join a club to gain access on the approved club field trip(you're right Butts, most areas are private property). Any access external to these events gets one banned from clubs etc.
There's a few clubs in WA that you can join now and generally if you're a member of one club means you can tag along on another club's outing.
Keep em comin!!!

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Re: Fossicking around Northam/Toodyay, W.A
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2012, 12:31:44 PM »
Yuo have probably already read it but http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/456.aspx

I was in the Army Cadets as a kid, spent a lot of time at Northam Army Baracks, been thinking recently about how good it would be to detect that site.

Also out the back of Gidgjeganup(sp) there are some good creeks I used to pan in as a kid. Had no idea what I was doing back then (like I do now? lol) but found some nice rocks.

Good luck
I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains. Of rugged mountain ranges, of drought and flooding rains. Oh no that cant be right, droughts and floods are new climate changes things arnt they ?

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Re: Fossicking around Northam/Toodyay, W.A
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2012, 05:15:07 PM »
Thanks Razorback

May have to venture out and have a sticky.

Cheers Butts

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Re: Fossicking around Northam/Toodyay, W.A
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2012, 07:44:24 PM »
Hi Butts I'm originally from Perth and have prospected ( and fossiked) in WA.

I think if you approach Adrian Morrisey at Meeline station Mount Magnet he might afford you permission of entry
onto the station. I say might.....no promises.

I too spent time at Northam camp. Was a section commander (lead scout) with 16 battalion in the mid 70s.
If confusion is an indication of knowledge then I must be a genius.

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Re: Fossicking around Northam/Toodyay, W.A
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2014, 02:00:51 AM »
Hey, just a quickie, do you reckon you would find a bit of gold around Northam/Toodyay/York, I live in Northam and reckon there would be a little, just seeing as the area was overlooked by many of the prospectors and like in the early days.

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Re: Fossicking around Northam/Toodyay, W.A
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2014, 03:24:55 AM »
Hi Butts I'm originally from Perth and have prospected ( and fossiked) in WA.

I think if you approach Adrian Morrisey at Meeline station Mount Magnet he might afford you permission of entry
onto the station. I say might.....no promises.

I too spent time at Northam camp. Was a section commander (lead scout) with 16 battalion in the mid 70s.

Hi Shaker thanks for that mate may get to follow up on it in near future. Sorry didn't reply sooner but been having internet access problems for while now hopefully fixed soon.

Cheers Butts

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