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Re: Areas now Closed in Nth NSW..
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Re: Areas now Closed in Nth NSW..
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2021, 07:41:19 AM »
A friend of mine spent a week recently fossicking in areas of Torrington with a person who actually lives in Torrington and knows the area well and has been fossicking for years.This person said there is a lot of misinformation currently being put out where you can and cannot go to fossick in Torrington.Certain people are giving the impression that drones etc are flying around 24/7,etcetc and you may be arrested ,fined etc.It is true that rangers are on the lookout for illegal commercial  mining etc as happened recently in Inverell.However most private fossickers still have access to most of Torrington other than Bonds old mine.


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Re: Areas now Closed in Nth NSW..
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2021, 05:20:27 PM »
Yes the Drone part is very true but maybe not 24/7, BUT that's up to those who do the wrong thing which hours these drones operate.....
 Yes they are looking for Anyone  Illegally Fossicking, and
 Yes Charges have been made against one fellow, a long term offender in Torrington....  Cameras have been placed in certain areas as well..
And its Pacific Cooper's area that is a NO go area as it is Private Property...  Even crossing Pacific Coppers Property to access other areas is Trespassing and you will be reported to the  Authorities...   The Owner and The Manager of PC, has had Enough of the blatant Illegal activities and are now Prosecuting those who chose to ignore the Signs...

Trust me when I say the area is Under Constant Surveillance... As I know first hand that it is...

If the illegal actions persist, NPWS and other Government  Departments WILL CLOSE TORRINGTON TO FOSSICKERS...
So really its up to Us to make sure People do the right thing... Or it will end up like Tingha..

 Gemster... beers
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Re: Areas now Closed in Nth NSW..
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2021, 09:50:45 AM »
There has been a meeting between local gem clubs and Adam Marshall (MP) to discuss this issue recently.

A post about it on the Glen Innes Mineral and Gem Club facebook page.


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