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1 hour ago, kiwijw said:

Not where I detect they aren't. :rolleyes: Aint through lack of trying. I seem to be able to find the tiny ones though :unsure:

JW :smile:

 

Hey Kiwi! They all add up. :smile: 

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1 hour ago, jrbeatty said:

Hey Kiwi! They all add up. :smile: 

Thanks James. Yes they sure do but I would be stoked just to get a one ouncer. Cheers.

JW :smile:

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An inspiring thread guys. Theres mention of the odd junk target but how much junk did you pick up then or was it all big ass nuggets!!!:) Everyones still finding plenty of trash, i am curious to know if you found your fair share or if the machines only picked up the bigger targets…Folk say if you find a plenty of trash then at least you know the area hasn't been flogged….i'm not so sure now:)

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I'll bet those old boys left one for you somewhere KJW.  With the hours you put in swinging, it's only a matter of time!  IosrP_r9OCPou4lxAvUc.gif

Edit: "Opss....I should say.....a one ounce "colour" :biggrin:"

Cheeky bugger! :biggrin:

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Opss....I should say.....a one ounce "colour" :biggrin:

JW :smile:

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37 minutes ago, Giddiup said:

An inspiring thread guys. Theres mention of the odd junk target but how much junk did you pick up then or was it all big ass nuggets!!!:) Everyones still finding plenty of trash, i am curious to know if you found your fair share or if the machines only picked up the bigger targets…Folk say if you find a plenty of trash then at least you know the area hasn't been flogged….i'm not so sure now:)

Giddiup: Always junk around, but the trick is to avoid digging "old" deep ground and only detect "new" ie, unworked ground. You might still hit gold in old ground, but you're certainly going to dig a lot of deep junk.

Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference.

John digs rubbish just off Nuggety gully road, Talbot. Didn't realize he was on old ground   Very Happy

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Rough gold from Sparks Gully Moliagul:

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Spectacular 20 oz  nugget from Moliagul (held by Ian in an earlier image) purchased by "Rattlesnake" John:

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Reg writes: "The Beagle boys with Zig the wonder dog (so called as it was a wonder no one had shot him!) at the 'Welcome Stranger" monument, Moliagul. The coil shown here was my Lance Hewitt special. Just brilliant!"

The Monument marks the spot where, in 1869, the worlds largest nugget (specimen) was discovered by Cornishmen John Deason and Richard Oates. It had a calculated refined weight of 3,123 oz (214.1 lbs)

 Immediately below the Monument in Bakers gully, John detected a 6 oz colour. The late Jim Stewart was with him at the time, and had another photograph with them posing with it at the monument. I found a pretty 6 grammer there many years ago:

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A contemporary image showing the discoverers and their families, taken some time after the discovery 0f the welcome stranger using a lump of quartz. Sadly, no actual images of the nugget were taken before it was cut up and melted into sovereigns.

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Thanks Mitchel.

Reg writes:  "About 40 ozs from Tarnagulla and Poseidon. The red bit is from Harris's property. I missed the monster patch by a stones throw"

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The 'Monster Patch" he refers to was later discovered by moonlighters and has now developed into a large scale alluvial operation called the "Big Hope"

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This is an alluvial "lead" that the old timers missed, and is producing some very large nuggets. In Victoria, deep leads are buried valleys of Tertiary age.

It started as an extremely rich surface patch (missed by Reg) below the dry dam on the right and is projected to run to the left of the green dam, and will eventually cross the Poseidon road at the top. It will then join the older worked leads to the north.

"The one that got away" eh! Reg?  I'd hate to know how much gold we have all just missed! :ohmy:

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Great album JR, keep 'em coming. 

Someone once said "an inch may as well be a mile" in the detecting game. Might have even been someone on here 🤔

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