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  2. Northeast

    Nurse Paul In Oz

    That's not the word you "CAN'T" say in Canada. That's according to the song anyway 😉
  3. kiwijw

    Twenty Years Of Steve’s Mining Journal

    And I thought it was your son. Wow Steve....over twenty years....Awesome. Well done. Hats off to you. 👍 Thank you. JW
  4. Norvic

    Nurse Paul In Oz

    On ya, JW, field mushrooms so much flavour compared to the "cardboard" farmed ones Our tropic wet goes hand in hand with mushrooms on toast, peppered, lighly salted and cooked in butter as per your cook up.They are also brilliant pickled raw in a sweet pickle with whole garlic cloves, a feed to die for. Bonus is they grow near gold here also. Now that`s food for thought🤔
  5. kiwijw

    Australia 2019

    That should work in your favour.....just detect at a safe distance & the flies shouldn't bother you then as they are attracted elsewhere. JW
  6. kiwijw

    Australia 2019

    Hi Northeast, That link didn't work for me. Said it was outdated. JW
  7. kiwijw

    Nurse Paul In Oz

    Doesnt seem to worry the Beets family, especially Tony. Every 2nd word is an F'in beep. JW 🙂
  8. kiwijw

    Nurse Paul In Oz

    Hi there Norvic, It is a funny thing that you speak of mushrooms. I went away this weekend for an overnighter to a far distant gully. The perk being I was able to drive right to it. The grass growth has made for very difficult detecting. 2 foot long down in the gully & over a lot of the old timer throw out piles.🤬 My home away from home. As I drove in....what did I discover? Lots of these. Yum. I love them....& they are free. I knew what was for dinner & breakfast. And yes...there was gold too.....but you will have to wait for the post. I will give you a tease. Good luck out there JW
  9. phrunt

    Show Us Your Favorite Ring Find From 2018

    Geez, either my 18k 15 gram Lord of the Rings One Ring Or my Minelab Find of the Month ring which I didn't get to keep as I found it for someone who lost it. I don't count that one generally as it's not mine 🙂 I think I'm at 9 rings for 2018, most appear to be junkers but my other favourite is the Silver/Irovy chinese gold miners ring I found while prospecting.
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  11. mn90403

    Australia 2019

    NE, thanks for the thread. I've heard about the good and the bad so to say. Thanks Rod, I've always had a fancy to stay in Bendigo and drive to some places from there. I think there are a couple of day trainers or something. I've heard that where Paul goes he attracts all the flies so I don't want to go near where he would be. 🤩 Mitchel
  12. What's your prettiest ring find from 2018. Mine's a toss up so I'll show 3 & let you decide. Be sure to also show your favorite 2018 ring recovery. A) 14K Yellow Gold with Aquamarine center stone wrapped in Emeralds. B) White Gold wedding ring set with Diamonds C) Large 13.3 Platinum with 2 Rubies & 1+ carat Diamond.
  13. rockett

    Australia 2019

    Hi Mitchel, Mate its to easy here in Australia you can be in the heart of the golden triangle from the centre of Melbourne Victoria in 4 to 5 hours. Hire a camper from here, there are plenty of places trust me, grab a few maps and head out there and start swinging. Just make sure you read your maps and don't go onto private land. I would be more than happy to lead you in the right direction once you where here. And the small townships are very welcoming and there always happy to give a LITTLE advice lol Don't come in our summer to bloody hot. Rod
  14. Rick Kempf

    Can Your Detector Do This?

    No “aged nail” tests have been done as far as I know. The same set up has been done with the card on the ground with the nails - and the ring under the card in the sand to a depth of a few inches at least. Further fun will have to await the introduction of a production machine sometime next year (hopefully). then everybody can decide if this a revolution or a parlor trick. Me - I”m saving my money for the “Beach Beast”.
  15. Welcome Bozko. Some good info here and helpful folks too. Keeping detailed records can be very time consuming. Could cut into your actual detecting time. Whatever you decide good luck. David
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  17. Swampstomper Al

    Ammie's Travel Blog

    Hi Ammie.. Checkin' 2CFU have notifications set I'm guessin' the reason for your great success at Lake Lanier is cos a few years back that part of the country had a purt serious drought goin' on (I'm sure you could find news articles about it) and the lake was virtually empty.. If ever there was a time for that shoreline to have been detected it would have been then.. Just thought I'd let you know.. Swamp
  18. Well my Detech 13" Ultimate coil arrived today for my Gold Bug Pro, and to say I'm impressed is an understatement, it is so very light, its sensitivity to small nuggets seems great, I personally can hardly tell the difference between it and the 5x10" elliptical coil on my small test nuggets, hopefully it works as well in the field. It's Target ID's on coins and rings and so on seem very good, it's stable right under high voltage power lines with only a little more chatter when in all metal but silent in discriminate mode, I always generally run my GBP maxed out on sensitivity and it handles that no differently to my other GBP coils. A good addition to my GBP family. I never expected I'd be using it for nugget hunting as I just got it to be a larger footprint coil for coin shooting but I may end up trying it out on nuggets now I've seen how well it handles the smaller stuff. It makes the Nel Tornado I have for my Garrett Euroace seem very heavy even though they're the same size. . This is my unmodded Gold Bug Pro, the other one I have the Discriminate/All metal switch on, I haven't got around to doing it on this one yet. The guy I got the coil from seems a nice guy, he threw in a couple of freebies for me, he was going to throw in a Tshirt but didn't have my size so he threw in a Nokta hat, pen and some wrap stuff which I assume is to wrap around the detector handle? It looks quite good so I might throw it on my Equinox handle to soften it up. It appears he's a local dealer Teknetics, Nokta and Cors coils. I do like Cors (Nel) coils.
  19. Northeast

    Australia 2019

    There is a thread here https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?id=22783 where members have listed tour operators they WOULD recommend. There have been a few other threads about dodgy operators as well. Hope there is something there that is useful 👍
  20. Ridge Runner

    Garrett AT Pro Now Being Offered With 5"x8" Coil

    That 5X8 DD coil should be one hot coil. I’ve yet to find a detector that can take one coil and do everything. I think it’s great when a company comes out with something and got the coils to back it up. I think it’s good for the customer and great for the detector company when they offer more than just the one that comes with the detector. My hat 🎩 is off to you Garrett! Chuck
  21. Bear

    Lost My Gold Virginity?

    Congrats, I have seen a lot of native gold that would break as Steve pointed out for various reasons. I know a guy that had a half ouncer that was put on a bail for a neckelas. What seemed like a solid nugget through the years of wearing it flaked a lot of gold off of it.
  22. dew -- Absolutely. As you well know, putting, say, 10 oz. of weight at the butt end (let's say 12" from the "fulcrum" -- i.e. the handle, in our case) is different from putting 10 oz. of weight 6" BEYOND the butt end (18" from the "fulcrum.") Another way to say it is, if 12" from the "fulcrum," you need 10 oz. to balance the machine, you might only need 6 oz., if you move that weight farther out -- to a distance 18" from the "fulcrum." Anyway, yes -- a longer lower shaft (moving the weight -- the coil -- farther from the fulcrum) changes things weight-wise/balance-wise, and in the exact same way, moving any counter-weight farther away from the butt end of the shaft (farther from the fulcrum) ALSO changes things, weight-wise, in the very same way. And, finally, you sort of "subtly" introduced another variable, there at the end -- and that is, IN the water balance is totally different from OUT of the water balance, assuming you have part of the machine (the coil end) IN the water, and the rest OUT of the water... 🙂 Steve
  23. I will be sitting this one out but will follow with great interest. Thanks David.
  24. Smart Man ! Chuck PS But a great buy for someone .
  25. goldrat

    Twenty Years Of Steve’s Mining Journal

    Thanks Steve for your great insight 20 years ago . It's great living and Detecting in Australia and being able to glean so much help and info from you and your fellow forum members . I'm thousands of miles away , yet I feel like I'm next door . Cheers and here's to the next 20 years . goldrat
  26. Bob'ke

    Twenty Years Of Steve’s Mining Journal

    Hi Steve, Congrats on your 20 years and thanks for all the work and info! 👍 Greetings, Bob'ke
  27. With luck I should have unit real soon. Will share my thoughts on it. Granted my ground not Cullpepper mineralization, but certainly not mild.. Should be interesting.
  28. vanursepaul

    Australia 2019

    MN total bull.... He's trying to protect that last bastion of giant gold nuggets in FNQ.... Hey man---i from the USA..... would i lead you astray????
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