Some of you may have got this already, if Minelab has your contact details, but if not here it is:
Minelab are doing a survey of recreational prospecting in Australia to get a handle on its contribution to economic activity. I think this is pretty important work, and the figures they produce would be the sort that we’d kill (not literally!) to be able to use when we lobby for a better deal for prospectors.
If you’re interested in participating — I’d encourage everyone who prospects to do so — here’s a link to register. They will then email you a link to the survey.
I’ve got in touch with Minelab already to see if they would allow us (PMAT) to make use of the data they come up with, and to see in which other ways we might be able to help out.