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Australia Has More Than Wa And Vic Goldfields - My Nsw Trip

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beautiful pictures of a great looking area

 

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Very cool, nice looking nuggets! Thanks for the post.

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A few days of detecting and almost found 1/2 oz, very impressive!  Thanks for sharing.

Brian.

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Hoping to spend a couple of weeks in NSW later this year myself. Never detected there before but have seen a few nice nuggets from that state. Fantastic photos Pat and nice bits of gold.

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Real beauties, the country and the gold.

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You are not wrong SP, I doubt you could travel for too many hours in all of Australia and not have passed through a recognised gold field, and then there is those small isolated gold occurrences  that are not recognised plus the ones that haven`t been located yet, just waiting for one of us to wave a detector over.

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Beautiful scenery and gold! Thanks for sharing. ?

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wonderful pics, great gold!!!

fred

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Nice shots !!!!!!!!

 

 

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