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    Horsham gold prospector Max Ellis is happy to be able to enjoy his hobby again.
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    Horsham gold prospector Max Ellis is happy to be able to enjoy his hobby again.

Prospectors back in the hunt

Horsham gold prospector Max Ellis is happy to be able to enjoy his hobby again.

 

BACK ON THE HUNT: Wimmera prospector Max Ellis uses his detector to scan his surrounds for gold and other precious metal after an easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

Recreational prospectors can search for minerals and gemstones in groups of up to 10 people, while maintaining physical distancing of 1.5 metres.



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Under the rules, fossickers should ensure they can get to and from target locations within a day, because camping and overnight stays are banned.

Fossicking under rules governed by a miner’s right licence is permitted in state forests and regional parks, some national and state parks and waterways.

It is also allowed on private property with landholder permission. Gold-rich areas of the Wimmera are traditionally popular with fossickers.

Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

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