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The Aussie Boy

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High bankers
« on: October 07, 2021, 10:59:20 AM »
Hello fellow fossickers

I am looking for a design of a high banker or somewhere in Sydney or Newcastle or anywhere in between where I can buy a mini high banker like the gold hog piglet or at
least around that 500 to 600 bucks

regards Harry

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Re: High bankers
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2021, 03:24:31 PM »
Unless you are using the highbanker in your own backyard you will not legally be able to use it with a water pump in any state except Victoria.  There are diagrams on how to build one on the Prospecting Australia forum see as an example https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?id=1115
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Re: High bankers
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2021, 06:08:03 PM »
do i need a lince

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Re: High bankers
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2021, 03:59:42 PM »
I think high bankers aren't allowed in Victoria either.
Yes you need a licence for any prospecting or fossicking anywhere in Australia, cost varies from state to state.

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Re: High bankers
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2021, 10:57:27 AM »
That's an interesting revelation Rusted. It would be nice to know how true that is. I hope your right ! ! Nearly every time over the last 10 years I've been fossicking Reedy Creek, I've seen and heard someone operating a high banker or similar motorised (petrol) device. Personally I prefer panning for gold. I find the activity therapeutic, the sound of the running water is very calming.  beers
« Last Edit: October 09, 2021, 10:59:48 AM by MALACHI »

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Re: High bankers
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2021, 12:17:19 PM »
Far as I have hear highbankers can still be used in Victoria.  You need a prospecting licence. 
Not sure how long there will be places were they can be used or if the regulations will change with the way Victorian government is going.Info in the links on https://earthresources.vic.gov.au/licensing-approvals/fossicking
« Last Edit: October 09, 2021, 12:19:29 PM by Jimnyjerry »
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Re: High bankers
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2021, 05:36:32 PM »
Well that took a bit of hunting to find, it is very strangely worded.
It appears you can use a high banker as the pump is only moving water, all dirt must be manually handled, no using venturis or suction pumps or any mechanical means to move dirt.
I would say they meant to ban high bankers but did such an appalling job at the wording that it effectively doesn't.

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Re: High bankers
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2021, 11:45:47 AM »
I’m talking about NSW not VIC

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