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March 2018

2018 AGM and Lefroy Field Trip

March 10, 2018
Beechford Oval, 0 Esplanade
Beechford, Tasmania 7252 Australia
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AGM: The Annual General Meeting of the Prospectors and Miners Association of Tasmania (Inc.) will take place on Saturday the 10th of March at 9:00 a.m. at the Beechford Oval. Membership dues for 2018 are now payable. If you wish to keep supporting us, by far the easiest way is to pay on the day, but if you prefer to pay electronically or can't make it, please get in touch and we'll send you an electronic invoice. This notice should…

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April 2018

Field Trip to Moorina is CANCELLED due to weather

April 14, 2018 @ 09:00 - 16:00
Weld River at Frome Road bridge, Frome Road
Moorina, Tasmania 7264 Australia
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Free

Hi Everyone, The weather forecast for the northeast (Scottsdale) has been getting steadily worse, the latest being up to 50 mm of rain and very strong winds. In the interest of safety we've decided to pull the plug. Keep an eye out on our events calendar for upcoming trips to Penguin (October) and Corinna (November).

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October 2018

Field Trip to Penguin Fossicking Area

October 13, 2018 @ 09:00 - 16:00
Penguin Fossicking Area, 534 Penguin Road
Penguin, Tasmania 7316 Australia
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Image of a slab of Penguin jasper

The next field trip of the Prospectors and Miners Association of Tasmania will take place at the Penguin Fossicking Area on Saturday 13th October 2018. This is a fairly safe and family-friendly field trip. As usual, we will meet at 9:00 first to briefly discuss any Association business, followed by the field trip. Access The Penguin Fossicking Area is along the foreshore just east of Penguin. Parking is difficult with only enough space for a couple of cars here and…

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November 2018

Field Trip to Corinna

November 25, 2018 @ 09:00 - 17:00
Whyte River Road quarry, Junction of Corinna Road and Whyte River Road
Savage River, Tasmania 7321 Australia

*** NOTE: The Corinna area is remote and hazardous. This trip will require RSVP so we can ensure proper head counts *** The Prospectors and Miners Association of Tasmania will hold a field trip to the Corinna / Savage River area on Sunday the 25th of November 2018. There are very few places in the Corinna area that can accommodate a group like ours, so we will meet at the large abandoned gravel quarry that is at the start of…

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June 2019

Field trip to Back Creek

June 8, 2019
Back Creek, Ringsgwandls Road
Back Creek, Tasmania 7252 Australia
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Nuggets of Back Creek gold, Tasmania

Just in time to ward-off the winter blues, Ron Gregory has kindly offered to host us for a field trip at his Back Creek gold lease on Saturday the 8th of June 2019. The trip is free for members, and if you're interested in joining up, you can do so on the day. Back Creek contains shallow historical workings and is a good location for detecting gold nuggets, and a few nuggets and specimens have been found in the last…

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October 2019

Field trip to Weldborough/Derby

October 26, 2019 @ 09:00 - 17:00
Mutual Bridge Campsite, VR4M+94
Derby, Tasmania 7264 Australia
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Join us for the third PMAT field trip of 2019 and quarterly meeting, this time to look for gemstones at the Weld River Fossicking Area in Moorina. There is no cost for PMAT members, if you're looking to join, you can do so on the day, and the membership is $20. The Weld and Frome Rivers in Moorina are a good place to look for sapphires, topaz, zircons, and occasional chrysoberyl. It's a great place to go especially if you've…

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November 2019

SUBSTITUTE – Cradle Creek 30 November

November 30, 2019 @ 09:00 - 17:00
Cradle Creek, R85G+3M
Golconda, Tasmania 7254 Australia
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Hi Everyone, Due to the Moina trip having to be cancelled, the 30 November trip will be to Cradle and Tobacco Creeks, in Golconda, north of Lisle, from 9 am onwards. The rush to Cradle Creek, near the time that the Lisle goldfield was discovered, produced over 2,000 ounces of gold. The Cradle Creek diggings are mostly dry (I’ve never seen the creek run) and suitable for detecting, whereas Tobacco Creek usually has enough water to pan, and for a…

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February 2020

Field Trip to Luina / Heazlewood River & 2020 AGM

February 8, 2020 @ 09:00 - 17:00
Luina – Abandoned town, G9JM+PQ
Luina, Tasmania 7321 Australia
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2020 AGM The Annual General Meeting of the Prospectors and Miners Association of Tasmania (Inc.) will take place on Saturday the 8th of February at 9:00 a.m. at the abandoned town of Luina. Membership dues for 2020 are now payable, unless you paid in the last trip of last year. If you wish to keep supporting us, by far the easiest way is to pay your dues on the day, but if you prefer to pay electronically or can't make…

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October 2020

Field Trip to Back Creek 3 October 2020

October 3, 2020 @ 09:00 - 17:00
Back Creek, Ringsgwandls Road
Back Creek, Tasmania 7252 Australia
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Hi everyone, We had been due to hold a field trip at Ron Gregory's lease in Back Creek in April, which had to be postponed due to COVID. Since the situation is still a bit uncertain, and things could change, please RSVP here, or by email to info@pmat.org.au or phone/txt 0400.174.956 so we can get back to you if we need to cancel. We’ve now re-scheduled the trip for early October, I hope to see many of you there! Ron…

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November 2020

Weldborough / Derby November 2020

November 28, 2020 @ 09:00 - 17:00
Weldborough Hotel, 12 Main Road
Weldborough, Tasmania 7264 Australia
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Our last field trip for 2020 will be to Weldborough on Saturday 28th of November 2020. For updates and more information, there is an active thread for this trip at the PMAT forum. Moorina sapphire The meeting place will be at the beer garden of the Weldborough Hotel at 9:00 am. As usual, there is no cost for the trip, but it is only open to members. If you're interested in joining PMAT, you're more than welcome to come along…

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