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Friday, January 23, 2009

Bendigo, fossicking for gold

Many people still come to Bendigo looking for gold which is allowed in some areas of the Greater Bendigo National Park surrounding Bendigo.

But we still can't get away from government red tape, you have to get a Miner's Right which is a permit to 'prospect for minerals on unreserved crown land or private land where the permission of the land owner is given'. It will cost you $26.90 and is valid for two years.

But wait, there's more, you can only use hand tools and metal detectors and any soil or rocks displaced must be put back and any holes filled in.