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Coota last won the day on August 1 2015

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About Coota

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  • Birthday 07/20/1953

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    Western Australia
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    GPZ, GPX4500

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  1. A Couple Of Trips

    Getting harder and harder to find anything decent Meeka way Jen, a very busy area. I specifically wanted to try the new salt setting in one particular area there, it loses a lot of depth but is usable. i took a few videos of the Wiluna finds. IMG_0730.mov IMG_0731.mov IMG_0732.mov IMG_0733.MOV IMG_0734.MOV
  2. A Couple Of Trips

    Next trip I headed up Wiluna way for a week then on to Meeka to meet up with a mate. Just the one little patch at Wiluna, nothing deeper than about 6 inches. Had me a little excited for a while but she dried up after about an ounce.
  3. I was up Madtunas way about a month ago, beautiful weather cool nights and around 25-26 C during the day. A few frosty mornings when I had to scrape the ice off the quad before heading off. I ran into Steve one day (going where even a mountain goat would think twice about), had a yarn and a couple of ales and garnered a little local knowledge and marked a couple of spots Steve recommended. Shifted camp the next day to an area Steve mentioned and picked up the bulk of my finds there, 26 grams so thanks for that Steve.
  4. The Prospector Harness

    I visited a mate in Bunbury recently, he had one and I tried it coupled to the Zed with the 19" coil but only for a few minutes. I was impressed enough to leave $365 with him, the Prospectors Pick being closed at the time. My first trip out will be mid April for about a month, I'll give a rundown on it when I return.
  5. Poured My Own Gold Bars

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/311777725050 This is the little unit I purchased, about au$300 including postage. Phoenix I used Map gas, cranked it up full bore first go and caused a little damage to the kiln, they burn a lot hotter than I expected. Toned it down after that, taking 10 minutes per pour start to finish. Wombat, I searched everywhere in Australia but couldn't source a locally made one. I do prefer buying local when possible.
  6. My little kiln arrived from America and I gave it a workout the same day then sold the gold the next day. I used the chapman flux supplied and only lost a few grams. The purity was around 88-89%, the rest silver. Pulled in au$9,742 @ $48 a gram, spot at the time was $52. Happy with that. Try as I might, it just will not allow me to post a photo 😳? Submitted the post then hit edit and the photo option worked.
  7. Hey Lanny, I suppose there was some hard work involved but looking back I've enjoyed every minute of it....Maybe not the staked tyres, flies, midgies and mozzies but those memories fade. Haven't ventured out this year but big things planned for the cooler months. cheers
  8. Hi Northeast, I use one of the re-released GPX4500's coupled to a 14 inch Coiltek Elite for patch hunting, a great combination. If I do happen to find a few bits I give the area a good going over with the Zed. Still leave some behind though, old patches and known areas revisited always give up a little more.
  9. Hi Mitchel, here's a pic of most of last years finds. I'm awaiting delivery of a little furnace from your neck of the woods, couldn't find one anywhere in Aus unfortunately as I prefer to buy local. When I do smelt I'll post a video. Heres a picture of my best bit so far, haven't had a specific gravity test done as yet, no rush. Cheers Mick
  10. 12v Charger For GPZ

    No trouble with mine AussieMatt, charged about 20% of the time with 240v and never had an issue. The cig lighter in the car gives the usual red flashing light. the majority of my charging is using the USB port on a Weekender/ Thunder battery box, 120 AH AGM battery, woks perfectly.
  11. A Short Rich Gully

    Well done, excellent finds Condor! If a 20 inch coil ever eventuates for the Z you have a great testing area.
  12. GPZ Update?

    A post below from an Aussie forum, I have my ground balancing pretty much sorted but do have the occasional hassle in various areas so I hope there is some truth in the rumour! http://golddetecting.4umer.net/t22605-gpz7000-up-date "Hi fellow 7000 swingers, I heard on the grapevine today that either tomorrow Friday or next Monday that Minelab will be announcing the release of an up-date for the 7000; something to do with improved tracking/ground balance, the exact details are still under wraps. Like most here I will be very keen to see what improvement/s they have been able to come up with. Stay tuned. Cheers, AUoptimist."
  13. Not A Bad Trip

    A couple of weeks in Alibright, quite a bit of Quartz but still has a lot of weight. Will get a gravity test done to find out exactly how much gold the specimen contains.
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