5th September 2014 To Whom It May Concern. It seems that our providing a panning service for the general public has led to the belief that the local creeks are accessible for this purpose also. There is either no gold or no access in the local creeks, and there is no creek that is not [...]
5th September 2014
To Whom It May Concern.
It seems that our providing a panning service for the general public has led to the belief that the local creeks are accessible for this purpose also.
There is either no gold or no access in the local creeks, and there is no creek that is not owned by private owners (who refuse to give access). These owners are rightly annoyed at the invasion of their private property rights and having to continually discourage people who contact them.
The worst offenders are the detector operators, also some who use dredges and high bankers (both of which are illegal), who think they can venture onto private property. The region has never provided detector operators with any possibility. I sympathise with these property owners concerns and respect their property rights.
This, along with a couple of other reasons have made us reconsider where we’re going with our business.
We have decided to stop the day tripper side of things, ie – the panning and Saturday and Sunday Gold Pour Demo.
We will still be doing the School Tours and Gold Pour Demo Tours for groups by appointment only and are subject to numbers and date availability.
The Panning and the Saturday & Sunday Gold Pour Demos will cease immediately (5.9.2014).
We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
John & Ruth Parsons
Prophet Gold Mine
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