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Lune River Field Trip
December 2, 2017 @ 09:00 - 17:00
The Prospectors and Miners Association of Tasmania will hold a field trip on Saturday the 2nd of December 2017, to the Lune River Fossicking Area. Since we will be in a designated Fossicking Area, no Prospecting License is needed. The Fossicking Area is around the junction of the Leprena Track and South Cape Road. For more information visit the MRT website. There is also a post about fossicking in Lune River here.
There is no cost to attend, as long as you’re a PMAT member. If you have recently applied and we still haven’t sent you an invoice, you are welcome to pay your membership in person on the day.
The main materials found in the area are agates, petrified wood and petrified fern. The main tools that will come in useful are a good spade or shovel (preferably long-handled), buckets and perhaps a pick or fork. It can be very muddy in the holes so waterproof overpants and a jacket are useful. Soil probes to gauge the depth to the gravel layer can save a lot of digging.
Where and when?
We will meet at the junction of South Cape Road and the Leprena Track for a short General Meeting at 9:00 am on Saturday the 2nd December 2017. After the meeting and official PMAT business is over, we will fan out to fossick.
Hazards and terrain
Unlike other locations we go to, the area is not very hazardous. The main danger is getting lost in the thick scrub. We suggest a map or compass if heading into dense scrub, or staying in more open terrain where visibility is better.
Where to stay and what to bring
There is a small amount of space in places along the Leprena Track, and there are free camping areas scattered about the roadside from Research Bay to Cockle Creek. Once you cross the bridge over Cockle Creek you’ll be in the National Park and entry fees do apply.
As usual if you have any queries, please use the contact form.