Article | Prospectors rush for gold rights

Published by SMH.com October 12, 2012

Prospectors will be able to pan for gold, or use metal detectors to hunt for nuggets, in more Queensland state forests within months.

The Newman government is likely to open the door wider for “recreational prospectors” to look for gold and gemstones.

A spokeswoman for National Parks Minister Steve Dickson said no firm decision had yet been made, but the idea was being actively investigated.

“As part of our commitment to opening up the state’s National Parks estate land, which had been systematically locked up by the former Labor government, we are also considering proposals to allow recreational fossickers greater access,” she said.

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