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« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2019, 06:21:05 am »
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Thanks for the invite I would love to but I am miles away from that location! Going by an online news article from last year, I just read the police are trying to dissuade people from panning there. So now I know your comment was just tongue in cheek Grin. But I am still just leaning about gold prospecting. I am a complete novice. I'm checking where we stand regarding the law before I get into this. However, I maybe just the person to help you with those heavy boulders. Not afraid of the cold either hah. I am a beach person. Out in all weathers, rain, snow, sub zero temperatures. I love a challenge. Once I get stuck into something, I give it my all, my very best. I never give up either! Have been very successful using a MD in the past, I found a pot load of lost gold jewellery on the beaches among other treasure.

Jolly good, you have to be hardy and not a snowflake. I did 18 days in January, and it was mild for me on the whole. I had about ten novices visit me and help for a day or two last year, each got a small amount, although one was very lucky and found a 3.2 gram nugget. The article in May last year was based on the wildlife police so called investigation, and this really annoyed the local police who were innundated with too many calls about suspicious activity in the rivers. Local police are friendly with me as they know I am helpful to the public, I am a tourist attraction really. You need a campervan and at least a week at a time to work a spot well.

Have you seen this on the Mineral UK website? They are promoting the Crown Estate's false notion:

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Thanks for this link as well, very general and therefore inaccurate under scrutiny. I am going to make a new FOI request to the Crown Estate Scotland to put them on the spot about the misinformation.
I will post the response here in due course, but it could take many weeks and possibly a complaint to the Information Commissioner Scotland if the response is inaccurate.

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The Crown holds the rights to gold and silver. This is the case across the whole of the UK although in the past, in Scotland, some rights were transferred by ancient charter. The mines of these metals are known as ‘Mines Royal’. The Crown Estate grants exclusive options to take a lease of 'Mines Royal' for a specific area. These options must be obtained from the Crown Estate Mineral Agent, Wardell Armstrong. Exploration and access rights must be obtained from the landowner."


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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2019, 06:47:20 pm »
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Great to hear of your gold prospecting adventures. It's a good thing to have some company. Glad some nice gold was found....wow!

Thanks for filling me in on the article. It all sounds to me like someone was trying to blow things all out proportion.

Good luck with the FOI request. I look forward to hearing what the Crown Estate have to say on the matter.

Any more information on the 'Douglas nugget'? All went quiet. The media reported that the Crown Estate tried to claim the valuable gold nugget. News outlets reported that the owner has put the find in a safety deposit box. So he is concerned the Crown Estate may still try to take it away from him! I don't know.

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« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2019, 04:26:05 am »
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Great to hear of your gold prospecting adventures. It's a good thing to have some company. Glad some nice gold was found....wow!

Thanks for filling me in on the article. It all sounds to me like someone was trying to blow things all out proportion.

That's right, or they would have arrested me years ago.

Good luck with the FOI request. I look forward to hearing what the Crown Estate have to say on the matter.

I put the request in yesterday evening.

Any more information on the 'Douglas nugget'? All went quiet. The media reported that the Crown Estate tried to claim the valuable gold nugget. News outlets reported that the owner has put the find in a safety deposit box. So he is concerned the Crown Estate may still try to take it away from him! I don't know.
I don't know who the mystery prospector was, but perhaps Leon Kirk does. He should be interested in the result of my FOI. Crown Estate Scotland wouldn't want to be caught committing a fraud against the prospector I am sure. He might have to give them 10% of it though!

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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2019, 04:25:08 am »
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Have you had a response yet Waulespan to your FOI request regarding the Crown Estate? I am very interested to know what it says, thanks!



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« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2019, 06:37:18 pm »
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Any chance of an update on the FOI request? I am very interested to know if you got the response you were hoping for? Thanks!

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« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2019, 05:43:14 pm »
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Hi, apologies I missed your request for info. It was a bit of a non-answer, and I decided to leave it for now as there are other more important issues going on locally. But I will keep everyone posted when I get more info.

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