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Heh, 5ozs in 2 months aint that bad really...…….. it is bloody good going for a first trip to OZ, you must have the golden touch or a direct line to the GoG. ?

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Yeah very nice!

Show some pics!

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Welcome back, Condor.

 I hope Minelab can and will fix your Gpz. According to Paul they have a heart these days.

good luck 


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Condor,  There are dreamers and then there are do'ers.    The do'ers (when they get old) are the ones who sit back in their rocking chair and tell stories to all the dreamers.  The dreamers sit back in their chair and say "I wish I would have done".  Well it is to late by then.

Thanks for keeping us informed (good and bad), and thanks for letting some of us read along on your journey to the land down under.

My only trip there (Kalgoorlie/Leonora) had big expectations and after I returned and looked at my 3 ounces, I realized the adventure and camaraderie was worth it.

After all, what keeps us going?  The next hunt.

Glad you made it home safe and have a new doodle to spoil.

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What year was that (Kalgoorlie/Leonora) Gerry.

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6 hours ago, geof_junk said:

What year was that (Kalgoorlie/Leonora) Gerry.

April 2006,  The GP-3500 was the king of machines at that time.  I'll make a new post of the trip as I do not think I ever did.

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On 7/11/2019 at 3:41 PM, Gerry in Idaho said:

There are dreamers and then there are do'ers.    The do'ers (when they get old) are the ones who sit back in their rocking chair and tell stories to all the dreamers.  The dreamers sit back in their chair and say "I wish I would have done".  Well it is to late by then.

The exact reason Mrs JW & I are doing our Vegas, Nevada, California trip. We both aren't travelers & hate cities & crowds but love what nature has provided & puts on show. We are very spoilt here in New Zealand with what nature offers. From glaciers to volcanoes & a bit of everything else in between & don't have to travel for days on end to see it all. But I have always had a wanting to see the Grand Canyon & visit Yosemite National park plus a few other of nature's wonders over that way.

Somehow in conversation between myself & Mrs JW, Vegas got mentioned. I don't think I need to tell you why I was keen for Vegas but Mrs JW was keen to see Lady Gaga. The ticket prices were through the roof & Mrs JW was showing uncertainty. I told her that you are a long time dead & there is fat chance she will come to NZ. Lets just do it. We have of course heard other great things about Vegas, so have to check it out.

I hadn't planned on doing any detecting or even taking a detector, but a few kind folks from this forum have offered to take me out. So how can I refuse. Thanks guys. Will be in touch with you individually on this matter. 


Good luck out there

JW ?  

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JW I hope you had better luck than me with Grand Canyon. We stayed there for 3 Days but it was fogged in and plenty of snow, visibility was not good enough to see the bottom. Niagara Fall made up for it as  stopped for us (froze over:smile:) Our USA,  Canada and the South Pacific lasted 10 weeks and was the trip of a lifetime.

If our cruise in August goes OK we plan a cruise to KiwiLand for our 50th Wedding Anniversary in mid Feb. Don't worry we wont steal any of your NZ GOLD supply.:laugh: but hope to see your two main Islands.

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4 minutes ago, geof_junk said:

but hope to see your two main Islands.

GJ, just don`t blink or you`ll miss em…………... put the axe down JW pleeeeeze...…..the devil made me say it, see you at Lords on Sunday, 

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Sorry to hear of your misfortune. Better luck next trip. Ready for an adventure in Kentucky?

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