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15 hours ago

PMAV

Another day of us sharing contacts for prospecting trainers/courses we recommend. More in the coming days.
Today it is owner and operator Mark Askham at Tryhard Prospecting - Small Group personalised detector training on the range of Minelab metal detectors.
Groups are kept to a maximum of [2] Detector operators, partners can attend, thus ensuring every participant gets the maximum learning experience during the day.
Keeping the group size small also allows for adapting the training to the operators particular needs.
Talbot-Maryborough areas.
All participants will need to bring along their own metal detector for the training session, and ensure they have a valid Miners Right.
The training session runs for 4 hours and costs $160pp.
Meet at 9:00am, Parkview Bakery Maryborough to grab a coffee and food.
We then head out to a test patch to start the day followed by some secret gold bearing spots.
A professional prospector with much experience.
Contact Mark at
mark@tryhardprospecting.com.au 0466 409 055
website www.tryhardprospecting.com.au
You need -
Own transport, any food or water.
Own detector, pick, plastic trowel.
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Another day of us sharing contacts for prospecting trainers/courses we recommend. More in the coming days.
Today it is owner and operator Mark Askham at Tryhard Prospecting  - Small Group personalised detector training on the range of Minelab metal detectors.
Groups are kept to a maximum of [2] Detector operators, partners can attend, thus ensuring every participant gets the maximum learning experience during the day. 
Keeping the group size small also allows for adapting the training to the operators particular needs. 
Talbot-Maryborough areas.
All participants will need to bring along their own metal detector for the training session, and ensure they have a valid Miners Right.
The training session runs for 4 hours and costs $160pp.
Meet at 9:00am, Parkview Bakery Maryborough to grab a coffee and food. 
We then head out to a test patch to start the day followed by some secret gold bearing spots.
A professional prospector with much experience. 
Contact Mark at
mark@tryhardprospecting.com.au  0466 409 055
website https://www.tryhardprospecting.com.au
You need - 
Own transport, any food or water.
Own detector, pick, plastic trowel.

1 day ago

PMAV

As part of supporting our sponsors and long suffering Committee, this is the first of many posts on Training/prospecting tours.
Tony Mills was one of the first people to sell metal detectors in Australia, owning several shops including one in Dunolly. Knows a lot about finding gold, prospecting, history of prospecting and reading the ground.
Tony has given many years as a committee member on the PMAV and now is the time for us to help him by promoting him!
Here is what you get for full day -
His full attention from 9am-4.30pm.
If you do not have a detector - a gpx4500 for use.
Day includes - In the morning showing you where he has found gold, what to look for etc.
Detecting after lunch for 4 hours.
Areas Maryborough or Dunolly area. Your choice.
Charge is $200/a day for one-on-one (includes detector hire if needed).
For maximum two prospectors same day $300 for both ($150 each) NB only one detector available.
CASH or bank deposit. NO credit card/EFTPOS facilities.
Tony Mills 0427 615 067 or goldsearchaustralia@hotmail.com

What you need to have -
Your own transport
Your own lunch, water etc
If you have them own detector, pick, plastic shovel etc. If not let him know.
Best of luck!
#InThisTogether
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As part of supporting our sponsors and long suffering Committee, this is the first of many posts on Training/prospecting tours.
Tony Mills was one of the first people to sell metal detectors in Australia, owning several shops including one in Dunolly. Knows a lot about finding gold, prospecting, history of prospecting and reading the ground.
Tony has given many years as a committee member on the PMAV and now is the time for us to help him by promoting him!
Here is what you get for full day -
His full attention from 9am-4.30pm.
If you do not have a detector -  a gpx4500 for use.
Day includes - In the morning showing you where he has found gold, what to look for etc.
Detecting after lunch for 4 hours.
Areas Maryborough or Dunolly area. Your choice.
Charge is $200/a day for one-on-one (includes detector hire if needed).
For maximum two prospectors same day $300 for both ($150 each) NB only one detector available.
CASH or bank deposit. NO credit card/EFTPOS facilities.
Tony Mills 0427 615 067 or goldsearchaustralia@hotmail.com

What you need to have - 
Your own transport
Your own lunch, water etc
If you have them own detector, pick, plastic shovel etc. If not let him know.
Best of luck!
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Darcy Kay

Matthew Keig. Heidi Schieren

Erin Rohde

Adrian Bailey

David Marshall im keen we should try to do this soon

Harley Griffiths sounds like an idea??

Adam Trovatello brooo

Jake

Kylie Slade 😁

Cameron Jones

Ted check this out!

James Scott-Smith Peety O'rourke?

Way to go Tony

You go Tony

Tony.....something to ponder

Very good.dont forget mate rates lol

Tracey West Jeremy Neuman

Deocan Muireagain we should have a go with this guy when 25kms is over

Dee Solly

Brilliant!!

Really enjoyed several conversations with Tony while at the Wedderburn Jamboree Rally this year and found that we have lot of common ground in all things detecting. A few training days with Tony will be money well invested and at a very reasonable price. Best wishes to Tony on this venture. 👍⛏️👍

Bob Cusack

Might have to pay Tony a visit when we finally get down to Victoria

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2 days ago

PMAV

Metro prospectors will able to head regional after 12.00am November 9th with easing of restrictions announced today.
Whether experienced or just starting out -
Over the next few days we will list training and tour groups who can take you out to gold producing areas and fine tune your skills.
They support the PMAV and your access, so please support them.
#InThisTogether #VictoriaStrong
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Metro prospectors will able to head regional after 12.00am November 9th with easing of restrictions announced today.
Whether experienced or just starting out  - 
Over the next few days we will list training and tour groups who can take you out to gold producing areas and fine tune your skills.
They support the PMAV and your access, so please support them.
#InThisTogether #VictoriaStrong

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I haven’t seen anything yet that says clubs can camp overnight soon. Any links to a Parks site that has changed their info.

WAHOO! CAN'T WAIT!

Better late than never.

Stay cautious , we have seen false starts before!

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6 days ago

PMAV

Another good man gone, but not forgotten.
Condolences to friends and family.
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Another good man gone, but not forgotten.
Condolences to friends and family.

1 week ago

PMAV

The Greens are shite. They have no touch on reality and the struggles of rural families, bush users, prospectors and small family miners.
A lot of them continue to infiltrate local councils and this brings nothing but costs and locked up land.
We recommend the following candidates for the local elections. They replied to our questions with support for prospecting.

Eppalock
Gregory Penna

Lockwood
Barry Lyons
Vaughan Williams

Whipstick
Jan Pagliaro

Mount Alexander
Hans Paas (maybe??)
Stacey Raselli
Max Lesser (maybe??)

Loddon
Gavan Holt (Wedderburn)
Dan Straub (Terrick)
Wendy Murphy (Inglewood)

CGSC
Liesbeth Long (Flynn Ward)
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The Greens are shite. They have no touch on reality and the struggles of rural families, bush users, prospectors and small family miners.
A lot of them continue to infiltrate local councils and this brings nothing but costs and locked up land.
We recommend the following candidates for the local elections. They replied to our questions with support for prospecting.

Eppalock
Gregory Penna 

Lockwood
Barry Lyons
Vaughan Williams

Whipstick
Jan Pagliaro

Mount Alexander
Hans Paas (maybe??)
Stacey Raselli
Max Lesser (maybe??)

Loddon
Gavan Holt (Wedderburn)
Dan Straub (Terrick)
Wendy Murphy (Inglewood)

CGSC
Liesbeth Long (Flynn Ward)

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Labor and the Greens- the willing host and the parasite

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PMAV’s Rita Bentley awarded Order of Australia Medal!
The Order of Australia is the pre-eminent means by which Australia recognises the outstanding and meritorious service of its citizens.
It gives me the greatest of pleasure to announce that the PMAV’s Rita Bentley, has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in this year’s 2020, Queens Birthday Honours List.
This honour was awarded for recognition of Rita’s unselfish, fastidious dedication, determination and support for others. The citation for the award is: “For service to the environment, and to hobby prospecting and small scale mining”
Rita has spent the majority of her life fighting for others and their rights, while still bringing up a young family and co-running their business with husband David Bentley (who was also heavily involved at PMAV). They even found time to operate several gold mines in the late 80’s.
Since 1988, she has played many rolls on the Committee, including approximately 21 years as President, until last year when ill-health forced her into the role as President Emeritus.
in 2006, Rita also stood as an Independent candidate in the Legislative Council Region of Southern Metropolitan at the Victorian state election, again fighting for other’s rights.
in 2015, Rita was awarded the ‘Jim Stewart Memorial Award’ (for excellence and dedication to the PMAV) and made a Life Member.
Most recently, as co-admin at Bush User Groups United she has continued to fight and lobby for the thousands of small miners and prospectors in Victoria and their right to access the Goldfields.
On behalf of the PMAV and the BUGU Admin Team and all its members, we would like to congratulate Rita Bentley on her award for her dedication in helping others.
You truly deserve the Order of Australia.
Well done Rita.

Sad footnote:
Rita passed away on the 15th july 2020.
She will be missed by all of us and the world is a sadder place.

The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC)..
Are a biassed organisation whose agenda is the formation of National Parks and the banning of many recreational groups from these locked fire traps.
Prospecting is one activity they want banned from their recent report on the Central West region of Victoria. This is an area of 77,000Ha and includes the Wombat and Lederberg Goldfields. Their report is HERE 
Many communities rely on 4wders, campers, prospectors, hunters, firewood and loggers, small scale miners and many more bush users to economically support their towns and families.
The VEAC report quotes a flawed (possibly fraudulent) economic loss of $270 Million to the Victorian Economy. An independent report commissioned by PMAV has found the true loss is over $2.8 Billion! This report can be accessed by clicking “The Future Use of Public Lands: An Assessment of the Gillespie and Midas Social and Economic Analysis for the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council’s (VEAC) Recommendations for Public Land in Victoria’s Central West.
The PMAV are opposed to the creation of more locked National Parks and ask for a better inclusive forest management system to be adopted.
We are continuing to lobby all Victorian politicians and ask they reject the VEAC report.
Please sign our online Petition (Victorians only/and age) HERE