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What happens to public fossicking areas once the expire?

What happens to public fossicking areas once the expire?

They’ll probably just keep getting renewed. But if they did expire I imagine it’ll be the same as any other claim - anyone can put a claim on the area for themselves.

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@harry.kiwibloke Because I noticed that some of these were about to expire last month, I rang NZP&M and asked the question, they advised me they will all be renewed. Good News for us !!!

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does that mean they will be closed for months until the paper war is done to renew them.

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I noticed a few months ago Lyell and a fossicking claim on the coast north of west port was about to expire

Lyell creek granted 1996. expires 2026 according to nzpam site.

I understood from NZP&M these public sites are renewed automatically :slight_smile:

o cool thats good im glad a but that