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  1. They start off here. Then they look like this. Then after the dolly pot they look like this. And the fines from the crushings. The end result
  2. Ok NursePaul touched down in OZ, picked him up on Saturday, but in his excitement to get over here he forgot his ports with clothes, Z, etc etc. no no regardless of what he says about Airlines, that`s my story and I`m going to stick to it. We are having a lot of trouble communicating, I don`t know what version of English you Yanks use but tis French to me for sure............ So here we are waiting for his gear coming via Pony Express-Cobb & Co and I`ve got the best excuse I`ve every had as to why I`m not finding gold.....................But the xxxx is good yes/no..............and we are sort working out sign language, although judging by the smoke coming out his ears I think we will switch to smoke signals...............
  3. I have seen a bit of Aussie NQ activity on here so am reaching out! What rock type is this?! and does it mean much?!!! A new first for me this last few days with 'gold in rock'…hard rock - "t-shirt around the pick handle" type of rock! It didn't look like your standard conglomerate…but after breaking up bits there was quartz throughout….great sounds with the 7000…i'm sure i must've flung the best sounding piece of gold off into the wee of the never never with the damn pick cause another booming sound was there one swing then not the next! Picked up a couple of little speckies from the rock and just tonight dollied a few offcutts with very fine gold present, yay! The pics aren't great but show the rock on the side of a river. Have added a pic of the gold pieces i picked up last two days from the patches i'm keen to run the 19inch over (from a previous post)…i keep saying they have dried up but with persistence they pay!!! Happy days out of reception. Giddiup
  4. crush a fist size lump of rock and pan it off of cause
  5. "After 51 years in the workforce and eight months into retirement, I left Inverell in NSW on February 1 with caravan in tow. My final destination was Victoria’s Golden Triangle but the route I was taking is not recommended if you want to get there fast." Read the rest of the story here
  6. I did the annual 5 and a half day drive from east oz to the Pilbara area in western Australia for 8 weeks prospecting with a friend. Floods earlier in the year scoured the creeks out and that helped, but a lack of natural fires meant many places are covered in thick spinifex giving you only about 10% of the ground to detect on. We managed 23 ounces between us, which was not brilliant considering we know a fair few places from earlier trips. But the trip, scenery, camping and people we met made the annual trip something great and I can't wait for the dry winter WA prospecting season to start each year. Some of the gold...hundreds of nuggets were sub grammers, my best was a 76 gram flatty found at about 26 inches down with the 19 coil. My favourite piece is the squashed leaf gold nugget with little pyramidal gold crystals on its surface. cheers RDD Ps. I hope to visit the US and take in the scenery/people......and detect a couple nuggets from some of your iconic goldfields one day.
  7. Gold Prospecting Australia Mark Hyde is a very good guide...too bad he is ending these tours. I wish him and his wife all the best. The good news is that their Victoria sessions are still available... Mitchel, you better get signed up! fred
  8. http://arizonaoutback.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=12697 I seen this posted on Chris G's forum. All Inclusive Tours are rare in Oz. It is not the cheapest way to hunt gold in Oz but it solves so many problems that I think it is worth the cost. I may have met Kim and Co in my travels but I do not have any experience with them...as always, do diligence is required. fred
  9. Well boots down in Oz land, tis magic. Got a small bit to break the ice on a hard hunted patch. .3 grams but its a start. Doing a section 40 and going to point around a bit. No glamor shots :) Slow and quite for a bit while me and my mates figure out our targets. Cant describe the smell of eucalyptus in the morning from the local fires or the beauty of the bush from a long drive from Perth but it puts in in ya. Coogardie is the drop TA!
  10. My first 3, For our American friends will add a kangaroo the next opportunity that arises. Pls add some of yours ! Australian Bustard, Dingo, Spider ( I am watching you )
  11. What's the good word on NursePaul in OZ? You didn't use him for Croc bait did you? Post some pictures of all the gold he has recovered from your secret spots.
  12. Gday Guys n Gals, I thought i would retell this story from my page a few weeks ago as it still blows my mind that it happened :). Bob a lovely gentlemen from Northern California came across to Western Australia for a once in a lifetime adventure that he had been dreaming about for many decades. He wanted to prospect in the red dirt and flew across for 3 weeks with his next door neighbour Fred and a 7000 and a modded GP extreme(not the ideal detector unfortunately). After arriving he spent a few days doing an in class prospecting course which enabled him to use the company that was running the courses leases around town. Unfortunately Fred and himself didnt have much luck swinging there detectors and it reached the last day before they were heading back home the next day. For the entire 3 weeks i tried to get him to join me on a tag along tour(free of charge as my wife is american and i didnt want him going home empty handed) to some better ground but he persisted on his own until the last day where he finally gave in and decided to join me in a different area that i had access too. The guys only had a few hours before having to drive back to town before nightfall and in the last hour of the day and in fact his last hour detecting in Australia he managed to ping a fantastic 18 gram speci with approx 12 grams of gold in it! Unfortunately Fred who had never detected before this trip and using the GP extreme didnt find anything but Bob went home with a nice little chunk and in his words "at least my neighbours wont laugh at me now!" statement :) Made my day and i believe the gold gods rewarded him for his days & weeks of swinging that 7000 around Australia. Steve Congrats to bob who joined me on a one day tag along for his last day of a three week prospecting trip from America, three weeks he hadn't found a thing by himself with his 7000. Last hour of his last day detecting and he pulls out an 18 gram specie with approx 10-12 grams of gold! Absolutely made my day ! Well done bob ! Goes to show a little local knowledge goes a long way! ✋✋✋✋Nugget in the Hand Prospecting✋✋✋✋✋✋👍
  13. Hi everyone I am asking that you might take 2mins to sign this petition. Its to stop the "Locking up of the Victorian Bush" Basically the idea is to turn the goldfields into heritage listed sites and stop prospecting/fossicking in these areas. Please help us, we cant let them push this through!! People power is our greatest defence to protect our rights!! Click the link below to help stop this..... https://www.change.org/p/danielle-green … m=copylink
  14. Received an email from Regis Resources tonight concerning an increase in sightings of wild dogs and two close call incidents over the last few weeks. As of tomorrow an intensive baiting and track 'em and whack 'em program will start between King of Creation mine and Garden well mine on the Erlistoun / Bandya boundary. Also, due to some numpty flapping his gums in the Laverton van park "if my dog takes a bait I'll shoot the station owner" the new station owners are exercising their right and from now on no dogs are permitted on Erlistoun station without prior written consent. Sorry folks, not my doing blame it one idiot and his big mouth.
  15. Popped a stack of camels the other day and stole a back strap off a young cow. Normally I hang them for a week or two to age but I went and caught up with a tour group that day and we knocked off the whole back strap that night. No washing up that night, all plates were licked clean
  16. Hi everyone just found this on Parks Victoria web site and thought i would share for anyone who may be interested to know that could be planning a trip down under who here in Victoria In Aussie land does the Gold Prospecting Tours Even us Aussies may be interested to know who do the tours http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/guided-tours/operators-by-activity/fossickingprospectinggoldpanning I was looking at the fees.. not cheap! guess these are the only gold propecting tours that have all their paper work in place The only ones who are licensed and insured to take people on tours.
  17. Hi folks, for those making the trek this year and who plan on detecting on Erlistoun Station. Ownership has changed hands and it is no longer held by Grainger Pastoral Co. I will still be here as on site manager so it's business as usual as far as I am concerned. We are a prospector friendly station and all we ask is to please let us know if and when you'll be on the station. Feral control is on going so for safety reasons, it helps if we know where you are and you know where we are. Please take out what you bring in, don't bury your rubbish. Please keep off station roads when wet, that wheel rut becomes a water channel, that water channel becomes a creek.... Please respect leases and know where you are and have 40E's and permissions in order. Please respect cattle and infrastructure, and no firearms or shooting under any circumstances. At this stage I am not sure on the new owners policy regarding bringing dogs onto the station but I will endeavour to find out ASAP and update it here. Correspondence can be sent to: Steve Fisher, P.O. Box 189 Laverton W.A. 6440 Ph :08 9037 5951 (after 6pm) Email: picknose@hotmail.com Alternatively I can be contacted here on this forum
  18. From http://cdn-media.macmillan.com.au/mea/downloadpdfs/9781420297911.pdf or click images below for larger views...
  19. Hi all Well l have 2 days of work to go and then was going to have 3 weeks of dectecting, but along comes Debbieee ! Tropical cyclone Debbieee Cat 4 predicted by the time of land fall , with 400mls of rain ,now have to make it home in time to prep , it's Sunday night here , suppose to cross the coast early Tuesday morning? Nth Queensland weather gotta love it ! Away I will get a couple of weeks in looking for the yellow 🙂 Hope all the path are safe and prepared. Regards Squizz
  20. "...it is a funny game they play, these people who live and breathe gold and search for it every day. They look for something that might not be there but if it is could change their lives forever." http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/miners-with-a-heart-for-gold-20170310-guvc87.html
  21. This is an open thread for any good/bad Australian picture of gold or video adventure! Post away mates. Mitchel
  22. Quite often l have seen detectorists arrive at a new spot full of enthusiam and upon arrival jump out of the car, grab their detector and race off hurrying here and there like a headless chook swinging aimlessly in their excitement to find that first elusive bit of gold. Only to be dissapointed at the lack of gold finds and quickly ready to write the area off and move on. I speak from experience because l was one of those. However several of those spots kept calling me back. And when I did return it was with a contolled enthusiam. Instead of jumping out of the car and racing around I took the time to look about and read the ground. I took the time to get the detector running smoothly and most importantly I took the time to carefully detect the area I had chosen, thouroughly working the area in a unhurried manner. And on most occasions I was rewarded with gold. Yes gold from an area I was too quick to write off initially because I was in too much of a hurry to properly access the potential that was right in front of my nose. So all l can say is slow down, plan you attack and have patience and work the area properly and don't be too quick to write a spot off or you will leave it behind.
  23. QED

    The new compact, super light PI from Ballarat, Australia. This machine uses any Minelab PI compatible mono coil and is dynamite on small as well as larger gold. It is almost totally unaffected by EMI enabling it to be used near or practically beneath power lines. All hand built, on a limited production scale, this little beauty is creating great interest in Australia, where it can handle the highly mineralized soils. The outlet for this detector is Goldsearch, in Dunolly, Victoria, Australia.
  24. Got more than enough submissions, thank you!
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