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Gold Prospecting e-News, Issue #026 - Section 20a Permit System CHANGED
February 11, 2013
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Section 20a Permit System CHANGED

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New Prospecting Information Pamphlet issued by the Department of Mines

Section 20a Changes from 2 February 2013

Links to new Section 40E forms and Brochures

Dates of Metal Detecting Seminars in 2013

Important Terms and Conditions

Satellite Phone Subsidy to Finish in June

Golden Ants Nests


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New Prospecting Information Pamphlet issued by the Department of Mines

Hi everyone

Its getting close to the new prospecting season and I guess everyone is getting toey and making their preparations with great excitement - we certainly are.

The Section 20a approval process and forms have been changed by Department of Mines from 2nd February 2013. This is explained below see Section 20a Changes from 2 February 2013

This might also be a great opportunity for you to make sure you know the rules, there does not appear to be a great deal of difference just a change to the Section numbering on the Act relating to Section 40E

However, the Penalties in the Act have been beefed up that's for sure, such as the penalties for individuals committing unlawful mining operations has been increased from $100000 and $10000 per day to $150000 and $15000 Per day which is all the more reason you should understand the rules.

Have a look at the new prospecting in Western Australia "Your Rights and Obligations When Prospecting" Look at the penalties page on page 14 of the new pamphlet for further information .

New Prospecting Information Pamphlet (Edition January 2013)Prospecting in WA

Congratulations to the DMP for a clear document which is well written and easy to understand.


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Section 20a changes to Section 40E Permit system (Access to Granted Exploration Licenses)

This has been an issue for us and we have been working frantically to change all the references on the Gold Prospecting WA website.

So far some pages have been completed and we are working on others which will be changed over the next few weeks.

The changes that will take a little more time will be the changes to videos created about How to Print A GRATICULAR Map and Apply For A Section 40E Permit (Formerly Section 20a Permit) and the "Easy Instructions on How To Use Tengraph Online Guide" on this page Tengraph Online but we are working on these.

In the meantime whenever you see the Term Section 20a Permit then substitute it with Section 40E Permit.

All the Links have been changed and updated on this page;

Section 20a Now Section 40E Permit

Here is a link to the new Section 40E pamphlet.

Section 40E Permit System


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New Section 40E Application Form Links

Here is a link to the new Section 40E pamphlet.

Section 40E Permit System Information Pamphlet.

New Section 40E Application Form Links

Section 40E Application Form 1A

Section 40E Application - word Document You will need to scroll down to the bottom of that page to get the word document application form.

New miner right pamphlet relating to the the Changes which also has an application for a Miners Right included.

Miners Right Information pamphlet and application form.


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Gold Prospecting Seminar and Tagalong Tours 2013

Seminars and tagalong tours to the end of July have been booked out but there is vacancies for the training after that.

Gold Prospecting Lessons Cue 2013 - Dates

Total Available Places

Places Left

30, 31 March and 1 April, Tagalong Seminar and Tour (this is Easter)10sold out
27, 28 April, Seminar Cue10sold out
4, 5 May, Seminar Cue10sold out
29, 30, June and 1 July, Tagalong Seminar and Tour 10sold out
27, 28 and 29 July, Tagalong Seminar and Tour 10sold out
31 August and 1 September, Seminar Cue108
7 and 8 September, Seminar Cue1010
28, 29, 30 September, Tagalong Seminar and Tour 108
26, 27, 28 October, Tagalong Seminar and Tour 108


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Terms and Conditions and More Information

This is a link to the page relating to Gold prospecting lessons and seminars. This page has been updated to reflect the 2013 vacancies.

Important Terms and Conditions

It is very important that you read the terms and conditions document relating to the training for your own safety and peace of mind.

Click on this link for further information and Important Terms and Conditions


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Satellite Phone Subsidy in Australia to be Removed!

Satellite phone subsidy is scheduled to be withdrawn by June this year which, if it happens, will mean the subsidy for eligible owners of up to 50% of the cost of the handset up to a maximum of $700 will not be available after June 2013.

Note that you must apply for the subsidy before you purchase the phone. Here is the link to the information relating to the scheme;

Satellite Phone Subsidy Scheme

Shop around for your phone, I have one that I purchased called an Inmarsat Pro (IsatPhone Pro)which I bought off Behram Irani at GMDAS 107 Forsyth St O'Connor WA Tel: 08-9331 0000, I thought this was the best deal for me at the time. Mainly because we got a special deal through APLA but the deal still seems OK from GMDAS.

Contact Behram and see what deal you can get tell him Bill from www.gold-prospecting-wa.com sent you.

Disclaimer; We do not get any benefits or payments of any description from GMDAS nor are we connected to them in any business sense except as a customer.

Udo and I believe that safety in the bush should be your first consideration and a Satellite Phone is a tool that is essential when you are prospecting!


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Gold in Ants Nests?

This was in interesting article that caught my eye recently. You might be interested.

"We’re using insects to help find new gold and other mineral deposits. These resources are becoming increasingly hard to find because much of the Australian landscape is covered by a layer of eroded material that masks what’s going on deeper underground,” Dr Aaron Stewart, CSIRO entomologist said

NOTE this link has been removed because the CSIRO page has been removed sorry....Bill


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Facebook Page for Gold Prospecting WA

Here is a link to our Facebook page.

Gold Prospecting WA Facebook Page


We hope your preparations for gold season 2013 are on target and we may see you out there this year.

Udo and Bill

Nobody gets ALL the gold. Theres still plenty left for you.

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