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Bada Bing last won the day on November 19 2016

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  1. The Sound Of Gold

    As there is no more gold here in WA I'm stuck at home this weekend. Contrary to popular belief sandgropers do have some sophistication ...... Hoegaarden, 47 bucks. Get into it..... The best part of the weekend will be watching the dockers get flogged - small mercies Cheers BB
  2. Unexpected Way To Pay For The 19" Coil

    Update: As the weather here last weekend was pretty average I did a specie smash (as a few others over here in WA did). I smashed a bunch of species but kept this one by itself just to see what it actually had in it. The estimate was 20.9 grams from the calculator. Tragically for my poor mates it panned out to be 28 grams. It is probably more as there was floating gold everywhere in the pan. I've kept everything from the pans to fire off in a single fire just to be 100% sure. Winning Cheers BB
  3. The Sound Of Gold

    Are you on the Sherbets there mungass ......
  4. Creating A Niche: DD In Oz

    Got a GPS lock on him as we speak. We'll wait until he's near Sandstone ......
  5. Nurse Paul In Oz

    We have decided to have a yearly cull of eastern staters (this includes all international tourists). Just a one day cull on a random day to be designated by the state government. So you could run the gauntlet, come here and have a fun time. Many though will just be unlucky and be out there on the culling day....... How do we recognise them you ask? Easy, any caravan with QLD, NSW, VIC, SA and NT plates are fair game. Oh and any idiot chaining an entire football field will be dealt with harshly. Come to WA, prospect, enjoy - but live in fear. I like the idea. Cheers BB
  6. Nurse Paul In Oz

    Good to hear you are safe in Oz Paul. You are definately on the right side of the island. Remember - there is nothing to see over here in WA ..... FNQ is the place every gold tourist should go to .... there is no gold left over here ... Cheers BB
  7. Unexpected Way To Pay For The 19" Coil

    I'll follow up with t-shirts ..... what are mates for. General / difficult - never used high yield. I try to stay in normal as much as possible but that is really ground dependant. Cheers
  8. Unexpected Way To Pay For The 19" Coil

    I got 5g of little stuff as well ... beat them twice .... oh the humanity ..... I thoroughly enjoy my wins as they do not come often with the blokes I detect with. They would have 50+ years combined experience. I'm a noobie compared to that. Of interest - the 4500 had a 17" evo coil on it. That coil has really impressed me and is a great coil on big and small gold. This just illustrates the difference between the 7000 and other detectors on finely disseminated gold. Cheers BB
  9. So you have the best detector with the arguably deepest punching coil there is. I've been throwing it around since it came out. In the beginning I had it on for as long as possible but it was late in the season over here and the summer heat halted the crusade. I had not had a single signal .. nada, niete, halemaal niets (well one then - a f&*@ing tree root... on my first day out - see my initial run with gpz 19 thread). The season started a few months ago and I've become a bit more strategic with it. I was only chucking it on when I knew or thought we were in deep ground. So I'm out with the boys and on a spot that has had a lot of gold come off it (a lot means a lot). The ‘girls’ decided they would sleep in as we detected until 1am the night before. "You snooze you lose" comes to mind so I'm up at 6am and into it with the 19". The area had a fair few hot rocks (even with the 19") and then I came across a confusing signal. Definitely not a screamer but got me mildly excited. Scraped away with the boot and the signal was gone. Bugger another bloody hot rock. The sound just made me hesitate and I thought just check it out. There was a small hot rock and I still thought there was something going on - it just felt wrong. I grabbed a few more rocks and found one with a signal. It was covered in shit and I was expecting to see the classic black of an ironstone hot rock. Rubbed it and it was a dark brown and I thought, "I'm in here". Cleaned it up on the spot as best I could and was scanning like a madman to see any speck of colour. After about 30 seconds of scanning there it was - the tiniest speck on the outside. Relief ....... I hammered the area for another half hour then went back to camp. Strategically making just enough noise to get the girls stirring, they arose. "Get any? The call comes from sleeping quarters. "Well yes I did", and threw it to him. The grim look on his face said it all - "he's beaten us". The specie's from this spot had generally been running at 1/3 of the weight of the specie. This one was 68g so the prediction was a 20g specie. The plot thickens........... At the end of the day the boys were a bit demoralised as they had nothing to show, and of course I reminded them of this fact. Out of interest I threw the specie down for my mate to check with his 4500. Barely a murmur, you would walk over it with the 4500. Initially, the look was one of OMG, I can't hear this specie and I could have walked over 30 of these today and would never have known ...... Then it turned too - "mate there's a gram in there at most". They kicked back laughing and joking for the rest of the night happy in the knowledge my potential win was actually a huge loss. I got home and went through the specie procedure to estimate the weight (great calculator at http://www.gold-prospecting-wa.com/gold-in-quartz.html). Whoops, it's 20.9g of gold ......... I gave it a whack. There is gold all through it ...... I just about cried laughing and fired off a few pics for the lads to digest. The worlds biggest and best detector with the largest coil with massive depth gets a bloody floating specie ..... the irony is, well, ironic. Cheers BB
  10. GPZ 7000 Wish List

    1. Salt 2. Third party mapping option (ozi-explorer) 3. All of the above posts
  11. Minelab And Customer Communications

    They are famous for their drinking skills - the ones I know anyway ......... If I ever want to shut them up I just start talking about the fairer sex ......... the blank look is priceless. Cheers BB
  12. Aussie Critters Seen In The Goldfields

    Around this time of year we have an investation of these types of vermin. They are also seen on quad bikes with bad hairstyles ...... most of them follow something called NRL ??? Nobody over here knows what that is but it can't be good. Cheers BB
  13. SDC 2300 Worrying Problem

    Not entirely true Steve. I had issues with the 2300 "going off" like a pork chop (bought machine new 6 months ago). Like going over a coke can with no rubbish in site. Sent it to minelab - bench tested fine so got it back. Took it out - worked fine for 15 minutes then started to play up again. I could hear something small rattling around in the unit. I got a new machine last week. Whole process took about 3 weeks - cannot complain about that ..... great service. Cheers BB
  14. My New Prospecting Vehicle

    I've done a quick risk analysis. Drink 10 cans of super and : 1. Drive down bush tracks like an idiot - chances of survival = good (possible panel damage taken into account) 2. Fly around in the air - chances of survival = poor I'm driving. Cheers BB
  15. You Nugget Hunt Alone Or With A Friend

    Never underestimate the value of a gate bitch, fence dropper and path clearer. One of my mates has moved up north and now we have to get out of the car and do this ourselves ..... tragedy BB