MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD
Lodge your complaint with Ministers Lynham and Enoch to demand "why does the QLD Fossicking Act discriminate against recreational prospectors from enjoying this licenced recreational activity in QLD State Forest like any other permitted recreational activity? Please fix broken State Forest access laws for prospectors."
Prepare for your trip to Clermont by doing some groundwork before arriving so you can make the most of your time on the goldfields.
Qld Fossicking Licence - purchase online https://bit.ly/2sPtyox
Clermont GPA Maps - https://bit.ly/2JF3gji
Download to your device or print at home. Note also Conditions of Access at end of page. (Select 'fit to page' in printer settings for the GPA Overview map and for the new GPA maps)
Google Maps - Do a virtual recce to familiarise yourself with directions to the GPAs
McDonald Flat GPA entry https://goo.gl/maps/NPKJQMVKnnn
Town Reserve GPA https://goo.gl/maps/5ovoj1RSXdE2
Museum Reserve GPA https://goo.gl/maps/exvXA2TGWhu
Bathampton GPA https://goo.gl/maps/3ezwJAJu1Cr
Four Mile East GPA (Stickman entrance) https://goo.gl/maps/XwCjiFRvMfn
Four Mile West GPA entry https://goo.gl/maps/uzyfqpThhW92
Birimgan East GPA https://goo.gl/maps/MFh54nqKsJQ2
Birimgan West GPA (Brigalow Rd) https://goo.gl/maps/qYwXT5PKd142
Black Ridge GPA entry https://goo.gl/maps/992NvopE25n
McMasters GPA https://goo.gl/maps/gQUmPb2ynWu
Mines Online Maps (via Internet Explorer browser) https://bit.ly/2JnLQbG
Select layers - Constrained Lands>GPAs
Production Permits and Historical Production permits>Mining Claim; Mining Lease
Qld Topo Maps - https://bit.ly/2l2d5tr
We have made recommendations to local and State government departments to create an informative resource pack for recreational prospectors and better online navigational aides eg Google Maps placemarkers for GPAs, to help visitors prepare for their prospecting adventure.
In the meantime you can visit the Fossicking in Queensland site or become a customer of the Outback Prospector to get exclusive advice, resources and local tips we only give out to our customers.