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January 2016

Inaugural Field Trip

January 16, 2016 @ 08:00 - 17:00
Pipers River Shop, 5098 Bridport Road
Pipers River, Tasmania 7252 Australia
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Ron Gregory has kindly offered to host our inaugural field trip at his Back Creek gold lease on the 16th of January 2016. This is also a good opportunity to have our AGM, which will be held on-site. Back Creek is a good location for detecting gold nuggets, and a few nuggets and specimens have been found in the last few months. There is also a large pond for panning, or in case you want to bring your highbanker. Ron will…

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October 2016

Field Trip to Weldborough – gemstones (and a little gold)

October 23, 2016 @ 09:00 - 17:00
Weldborough Hotel, 12 Main Road
Weldborough, Tasmania 7264 Australia
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Weld River sapphires

After a series of floods hit the north during winter, the fossicking is excellent in the creeks and rivers around Weldborough. Join us on Sunday the 23rd of October at 9:00 at the Weldborough Hotel camping area (in Weldborough) for our regular meeting (usually 1/2 hour or so), followed by a day of fossicking in the area.  Since the last trip we went to the main Moorinna Fossicking Area, this time we'll spread out and head to other creeks in…

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November 2016

Field Trip to Doctors Rocks (Gold)

November 20, 2016 @ 09:00 - 17:00
Seabrook Golf Club, 161 Old Bass Hwy
Wynyard, Tasmania 7325 Australia
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There aren't a lot of times of the year when a low tide falls both in the middle of the day and on a weekend. Sunday the 20th of November is one such day, so it's too good an opportunity to miss. Meeting Place: Outside the entrance to the Seabrook Golf Course, on the Old Bass Highway at Seabrook (Between Doctors Rocks and East Wynyard), at 9:00 am on Sunday 20th November 2016. Please RSVP by 13th November. Places to stay:…

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March 2017

2017 AGM and Lisle Field Trip

March 18, 2017 @ 09:00 - 17:00
Jackeys Picnic Ground, Old Lisle Road
Lisle, Tasmania 7260 Australia
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The 2017 PMAT AGM will be beld at Lisle, in north-eastern Tasmania, on Saturday 18th March 2017, starting at 9:00 am. Lisle is the site of the largest alluvial goldfield in Tasmania's history. Towards the middle of 1878, Charles Bessell together with Alfred and Edwin Thomas discovered gold in the Lisle basin, and the discovery triggered a rush of 2,500 diggers within 12 months. Several years later, in 1885, there were still 2,000 men working the field, and the town…

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September 2017

Mathinna Metal Detecting Trip

September 30, 2017 @ 09:00 - 10:00
Mathinna Oval, 70 High Street
Mathinna, Tasmania 7214 Australia
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New Golden Gate mine battery Rod Holden has kindly given us permission to hold a field trip in his Mathinna exploration licence on Saturday the 30th of September 2017. Since we will be inside a tenement, RSVP is required for this trip, please let PMAT know by the 15th of September if you intend to come. 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,…

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October 2017

Gladstone Fossicking Area Trip

October 28, 2017 @ 09:00 - 17:00
Gladstone Hall, 1 Carr Street
Gladstone, Tasmania 7264 Australia
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The next PMAT field trip will be held at the Gladstone Fossicking area on Saturday the 28th of October 2017. Since we will be in a designated Fossicking Area, no Prospecting License is needed. The Fossicking Area is along the south side of Waterhouse Road, west of Gladstone. The main collecting areas are Mt Cameron Creek, Ah Kaw Creek and Sextus Creek. For more information visit the MRT website. There is also a post on the Fossicking Area and Mt…

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