How much ground can be disturbed or moved

Disturbing or moving land

Miner’s Right holders are permitted to undertake limited sampling using hand-held equipment and remove samples up to 20 kilograms. Similar restrictions apply to Section 40E Permit holders.

Prospecting on a granted mining tenement is not permitted without consent from the tenement holder. In this case, the terms and conditions relevant to the tenement will apply. Generally, using a metal detector, digging and re-filling a hole is allowed if the tenement holder’s permission is obtained. It is unlikely they would allow major earthworks.