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Gemster

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Areas now Closed in Nth NSW..
« on: October 04, 2020, 06:54:04 PM »
New Signs have been posted at Torrington and are about to be erected in Stannifer and Tingha....
Parts of Torrington are now closed... Mainly Pacific Copper's area... That means no more Bismuth and Wolfram Hill... All private property now... To access the dam areas you must cross this Private Property and that is Trespassing and you will be Prosecuted for doing so...

Next area now closed is Stannifer and Tingha Plateau Conservation Area... Jellybean Crystals came from this area...

All these Closures have been bought about by those who like to Rape and take everything as well as using Power tools to Fossick...

I would put pics up but its too hard for a Gemster... But believe me, this IS very True... >:(

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« Last Edit: October 04, 2020, 06:56:12 PM by Gemster »
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Re: Areas now Closed in Nth NSW..
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2020, 10:55:51 PM »
That's sad to hear Gemster. Don't like it when another place or more is closed off.

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Re: Areas now Closed in Nth NSW..
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2020, 08:26:15 AM »
Always sad to hear of more areas being closed off for fossicking, too many are for the reasons you've stated Gemster.
Common sense isn't exactly common

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Re: Areas now Closed in Nth NSW..
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2020, 10:13:45 AM »
Not good Gemster.  Looking on line at some of the clowns that have been hitting various spots that are clearly labelled as no camping and that have restrictions on them we can expect more to be closed  >:(
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

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Re: Areas now Closed in Nth NSW..
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2020, 07:15:31 AM »
Such disappointing news.  I can only hope its a temporary measure to stop the campers. :(

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Re: Areas now Closed in Nth NSW..
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2020, 10:20:52 PM »
Only Yesterday there were 4 groups caught Illegal fossicking in the District... One brazen lot were digging within 40m of a NO FOSSICKING sign...  >:( 

Oh I would love to put the pics up that I have. Faces, rego numbers and ..

 But I think they would be pulled down real quick unfortunately... ::)

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« Last Edit: October 06, 2020, 10:27:03 PM by Gemster »
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Re: Areas now Closed in Nth NSW..
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2020, 03:30:30 PM »
National Parks (NSW) do browse pages like this for those blatantly fossicking in areas that are now National parks. I couldn't stop laughing when I saw on someone's page, advertising the sale of thunder eggs, a query from what purported to be a "woman" (no disrespect to women generally but online, you can pretend to be anything), "is this a Couchy Creek thunderegg?". He replied quick smart, no doubt recognising an obvious NP troll, that he had collected it on private property at Chillingham! smart fella. Couchy Creek was declared a fauna and flora reserve in 1999 under National Parks (NSW) control. Couchy Creek was popular back in the old days, 1980s. The thundereggs from Couchy Creek  are quite distinctive, and the photo on the seller's facebook page looked nothing like a Couchy Creek thunderegg. But if you are a deskbound National Parks troll who has never seen a thunder egg, let alone knows the difference between Couchy Creek thunder eggs, Numimbah Thunder Eggs, Perch Creek thunder eggs and My Jerusalem thunder eggs, it all looks a blurr! Perch Creek (the top part in Nightcap NP) and Mt Jerusalem are also National Parks now so the same applies. Off limits!
« Last Edit: October 08, 2020, 01:59:50 PM by Charles »

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Re: Areas now Closed in Nth NSW..
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2020, 01:21:30 PM »
NPWS have turned a blind eye to Stannifer and Tingha for years. But,  it is a Conservation Area and NOT on the Approved list of Conservation Areas where you are allowed to Fossick.

 But every day people are posting their finds on Social Media from that area... Funny how the signs went up 2 days before a Gem event was going to be held there... I know they are watching and the idea of 2 groups of 20 were due there, that has forced their hand...

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Re: Areas now Closed in Nth NSW..
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2020, 06:34:56 AM »
I used to go to Tingha and Stannifer to fossick all the way from Melbourne but now I can't except for the few private properties I have permission to go on, but these alone do not make the 3000 klm round trip worth the money I spend on fuel to get there and back, the camping fees at the caravan park and all the rest of the money I used to spend in these small towns, it is going to be the death nail for these towns on top of the Covid 19 restrictions!


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Re: Areas now Closed in Nth NSW..
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2020, 06:48:23 AM »
Was only in Stannifer a couple of weeks ago.Got a few nice crystals and plenty of jellies.Tingha Cpk will probably dissappear.Owner said he wasnt taking out anybody onto private land anymore.Etc.These areas totally stuffed by tin mining in the past,are fossickers doing that much more damage ? Many parts of Tingha and Stannifer badly damaged by last years fires.Car wrecking yard a burnt out polluting eyesore.Now Torrington closing areas as well.Has there been official notification from NP.?

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Re: Areas now Closed in Nth NSW..
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2020, 02:06:50 PM »
bjm, it's not necessarily about damage, but on private land it can come down to insurance risk as well. Conservation areas are there for just that, conservation of an area albeit as an old mining area or for its natural beauty. National Parks are no go areas in any state. The idea is either get an area declared as a fossicking area or try and avoid getting it called a National Park, Conservation Area or even a State Park.
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Re: Areas now Closed in Nth NSW..
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2020, 06:30:33 AM »
Fully aware of legalities re fossicking on private land etc.N.Ps etc However the restrictions are getting so tight that any public fossicking will soon become impossible.Just have to look at the problems Minerama /Inverell Gemfest have  finding nejw fossicking areas.

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Re: Areas now Closed in Nth NSW..
« Reply #12 on: Today at 03:27:07 PM »
who remembers the 2 fossickers who were killed fossicking for thunder eggs at the Perch Creek location that is now within the Nightcap National Park. The location was at the bottom of a cliff. They died when the cliff collapsed in on them

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Re: Areas now Closed in Nth NSW..
« Reply #13 on: Today at 05:50:45 PM »
The problem is that it is not fossicking any more it is all about selling your finds, not adding to your collection. People come from all over the country to take as much as they can get their hands on to sell to recoup fuel ect not to collect for their own collections.
I went to Tingha early this year and was horrified with the destruction I saw. It looked like a war zone, unfilled holes tracks pushed in everywhere, rubbish from campsites, no wonder they have closed it down.

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