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PMAV Welcome


The Prospectors and Miners Association of Victoria is a voluntary body established to protect and enhance the rights and opportunities of those who wish to prospect, fossick or mine in the State of Victoria, Australia..

From recreational prospector to smaller scale miner - the PMAV is protecting your interests.
Our membership ranges from prospectors using gold pans, sluices and metal detectors to find gold, gemstones or other minerals, to those using machinery on prospecting licences.

Most of the largest gold nuggets ever found were from the central Victorian goldfields, we also enjoy deposits of many other valuable or interesting minerals.

Despite this, the Right to conduct these activities in Victoria is constantly under threat from those who seek to abolish the Rights and Privileges won through the stand taken by miners and their supporters at Eureka, Ballarat in 1854.
The PMAV will not surrender these Rights or Privileges - we are passionate in our belief that individual prospectors and miners must have fair and reasonable access to a share of this State's considerable mineral wealth.




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Miners Right price reduction We have been advised that the cost of a Miners Right has dropped significantly. Two year Miners Rights will no longer be available but a 10 year version will be just $17.20, yes $17.20 for 10 years! The Department is currently working on the website to show the reduced price, it is currently incorrect. The PMAV suggests that every prospector obtain a 10 year Miners Right in the near future as it is possible this low price may not last.      
Why is Victoria Nugget rich?     Nugget in situ Central Vic Conventional thinking insists that gold nuggets originate from quartz reefs where they were formed by the reaction of gold-bearing fluids with chemically reactive (usually carbon-rich) indicator beds adjacent to the reefs. Such thinking cannot explain why the Golden Triangle accounts for more than 90 percent of the nuggets exceeding 500 oz found in the world.

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