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Trent King last won the day on October 4 2016

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    Prospecting, Machinery.

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  1. Looks very well set out and easy to find bits. May attempt to fix my sdc earphone socket now that parts are easily accessible, been stuck using the speaker for months. Being a tight arse I didnt want to have to pay postage back to minelab and prefer to just do it myself.
  2. What To Do When The Weather Sucks?

    Would be the same in Sandstone, blowing the birds out of the trees in Meeka.
  3. A lot easier to retort the mercury, mecuric nitrate (mercury disolved in nitric acid) is extremely dangerous, 10 times more dangerous then plain mercury. I have used this method before, using copper plate to recover the mercury back out of the mercuric nitrate, it can then be a real pain in the ass getting the mercury back of the copper. Not worth the trouble in my opinion when the retort is so easy.
  4. Get yourself a blue bowl mate, hours of fun 😀😂. Seriously though, I love my knudsen bowl, it can handle as much as I throw at it at home with freshwater. When recirculting a 2000gph bilge only just keeps up so slightly larger is better, ignore the ebay crap they dont last, buy a good one. You probably seen my video with the 2 bins recirculating, the water fouls up after 1 bin load of powder (about 60kg) and needs to be changed. My main reason for getting the knudsen was for processing very similar material, enriched cap with loads of mustard in it. I found gravity seperation was not much good with gold that fine and the centrifugal force of the knudsen got a lot better recovery. I consider myself a pretty good panner and from my very bad memory, the first load I put through it was from about 1 ton of powder (crushed with the armstrong mini)that I had panned and got about 13oz, the knudsen got another 1.5oz so I had missed about 10%. Im sure which ever option you chose it will be fun! Good luck mate. Added video I was talking about.
  5. Elistoun Station (west Aust)update

    Station owners cant charge to detect as they dont own the land, they lease it of the governent, same as the miners. In WA your miners right allows you the right to access any crown land to prospect. Unfortunately for Tibooburra in NSW the miners right was abolished several years ago making it very hard to access land without paying now. No gold left in WA anyhow, its all in North QLD 😊
  6. Monster Mash

    Gday Dave, hope it all mends well for you so you can get back out with the boys. Say gday to Dale for me.
  7. Good onya mate, always enjoyed reading your stories and pics from a different type of land. I spent 8 years in Tassie, freezing my arse off panning in the snow and always swore I'm never doing cold country prospecting again. Give me 40c any day over that! Look forward to reading your next one.
  8. Dodgy Gold Mine Sales

    First 2 claims are mine with his photos from somewhere else. Last one belongs to someone else but has a picture of my nuggets from somewhere else. No idea what his intentions are as I have still had no response. Hopefully no one is silly enough to give him money without checking who the owners are though.
  9. Dodgy Gold Mine Sales

    Bugger must be out there working, this is another one of mine, he got a nice pan full of nuggets of this one. I better get out there and help him! Haha 😂😂 http://www.goldminesales.com.au/index.php/component/osproperty/chesterfield-gold-project And this ad here he has stolen my photos from somewhere else, thats my missus hand ! Not my lease this time at least. http://www.goldminesales.com.au/index.php/component/osproperty/wa-gold-mining-lease
  10. I was doing a quick search of gold mine sales in Australia to suss out the market. Came across this gold mine sales mob who have cut and copied my gumtree ads and added random pictures??wtf http://www.goldminesales.com.au/index.php/component/osproperty/hillview-gold-project-wa This is a hard rock mine I own that they have listed as an alluvial mine. Disturbingly it has 175 views and god knows how many people have been tricked thinking the ads are real. I have sent enquiries in but have not recieved responses yet. We try very hard to provide a quality service with our lease sales and am pretty pissed about someone taking potential customers for a ride.
  11. Nice Mapping App

    Hi guys, Thought I would share this new app I have been using while out in the field on my android tablet. http://www.offline-maps.net I find the satellite imagery awfully slow to scroll and refresh on ozi explorer android, so got this one for general navigation as it is much faster loading. It works offline and has helpfull options to easily select and store wanted areas at various resolutions. The waypoint options are nicely laid out and include lots of customization. At $3.99 for the ad free version its even priced right!
  12. Lost Favourite Scoop

    My favorite too
  13. GPZ And GPS Software

    It does seem to be very under utilized. I have done several posts about how to set it up over the years but rarely see anyone else using it out here. For those interested in mapping here is a link to a tutorial I wrote 5 years ago that covers the basics. Most of the info is still current. http://alluvialgprospectors.proboards.com/thread/4580
  14. GPZ And GPS Software

    Exactly how I have done it for years too mate. Good GIS software is a must have in my opinion. I have Android and Apple tablets, but prefer the Apple. I can overlay tenements, aeromagnetics, soil samples, drill results, histoic mine production records, basically anything onto it, bloody great! Its amazing some of the trends we have worked out also after accurately plotting finds and adding them to this info 😉
  15. You Nugget Hunt Alone Or With A Friend

    Rained most of the night, put an end to todays expedition.