Well we finally got thru obligatory rehab work, and we dryblowing work.
Drove the backhoe to the next area and decided to scrape a little while we were there...
10grams right off.
Most were in the dirt above the cap.
Did a repeat the second day with 16grams🤠
Got most of the gear ready to go... piddling today...enjoyed Sunday with a couple of mates.
Getting my camper all ready to go bush...
I repaired some tears and old loose seams yesterday with a Speedy Stitcher... handy tool to have if you ever have to sew canvas....works like a charm
Built a new battery/propane housing frame on the tongue so I can boondock with 2 propane and 2 deep cycle batteries on hand.
Also got a Yagi antenna from Trent that should give me Internet... that will be crazy out where I’m going...
I already took the water trailer with 250 gallons down day before yesterday.
Hopefully this area will keep producing well for us.
Picture of me below shows how I love dryblowing.
This month in 1979 I bought my first metal detector a Bounty Hunter RB7, took me almost 3 years of pure frustration to get my first nugget,(pic below) after many 100s of hours, I know now I sure went over heaps of detectable gold, and still do, but not the heaps I went over then,...…...I hope...……... Below is some photos, I wish to share with DP members to celebrate, unfortunately I did not take many photos, straight into the crusher smelted down and off to the mint, have scanned what I could find from the old "shoe boxes". Plus a couple of recent ones, the specimen last is highly magnified, gold in limestone, and although no weight is probably the most valued by me, not just because it was my first piece (found with that RB7), but because of its uniqueness.
Consider myself very privileged to live in this era, it has enriched my life not just in its monetary value, but given a challenge and still does that I suspect has no equal.
MN I`ve gone and done it and not even close to the 30th of February.
A Minelab dealer down Geelong way put up the below post about an Aussie company starting to make GPZ coils.
Interesting timing, wonder if the Russian guys have forced Minelabs hand to allow a local 3rd party to make coils.
Here is the link to the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/luckystrikegold/
Not looking to start a shit fight here, just sharing info. I don't care what coils everyone wants to run lol
Lucky Strike Gold
Brand new GPZ coil coming soon! 🤩
There is a rumour in the wind that an Australian company will soon be making GPZ 7000 coils.
At present there are only Russian made after market coils being made, so hold off and bag yourself a genuine Aussie made one. They will be cheaper than the Russian coils and, as always, very well made.
Between the bad experience with the X-Coil and our general inability to learn the geology of WA gold finding, we've run up the white flag. Frankly, without the help of Paul and Trent we really wouldn't have made it this far. Most people have no real appreciation for how vast and roadless it is out here in WA. When you pop into a market in a tiny town of 600 and they have on offer Kangaroo tail by the kilo, you've really reached the limits of habitation. On the day we met Dave, we drove over 300k and saw 4 other vehicles and a bunch of dead roo's on the side of the road. There are dry water courses that are marked for the depth during severe rain. All Ute's have snorkel intakes and some raised exhaust tailpipes. Otherwise there's no water except in towns and the flies are inescapable. I can't imagine how we would have survived without the gazebo and insect net panels, especially for cooking or relaxing.
It is an adventure and I can't say I would be satisfied if I hadn't given it an honest try. I'd always wonder what might have been. We'll be packing up camp Yank tomorrow then a flight out of Perth on Wed. I'll be happy to get home, but that 110 degrees in sunny Yuma is going to be a drag. While I've been away we got a new family member, a bouncing baby "GoldenDoodle" coincidently named "Aussie" in my absence. I'll have my work cut out for me with dog training for awhile.
Talking with Trent he suggests I fall on my sword with Minelab and send them the whole unadulterated mess and ask for help. Perhaps they'll view it as an intellectual challenge or chalk it off as a Yank not smart enough to leave well enough alone. Either way, all I've got right now is a poorly designed boat anchor or an odd conversation piece We'll see.
We'll catch you on the other side of the world next week.
JOIN ME WITH YOUR OFF ROAD VEHICLE 😎😎😎
Making convoy of 2-3 vehicles will be much better & saver
Let's shake this Yukon & Northwest Territories FOR A BIGGER NUGGETS : CREEKS , HILL , ANY SUSPICION PLACE WITH TOUGH ACCESS 😎
Not looking for panning gold in my case
I can’t get my expenses anyway with panning gold 😎
So Im playing Bingo here
It is going to be a lot of nuggets or I will have unforgettable memories for life which is ok
Im getting ready from now.
It is going to be risky & dangerous expedition , rethink twice before YES I’m coming
There is the plan for gold nuggets & meteorites in undiscovered areas far a way from City’s
1-2 Off road reliable vehicle ( installed winch will be nice)
Firearms – Mandatory !!! good caliber will 45-70 many grizzles are there too 🐂
You’ll need to carry at least 10 jerry cans of gas or Diesel (200 Liters) + full tank of gas
So we do not have to waste time in looking for gas stations
Satellite phone- it is up to you & gps if you have one would be better
Metal detector – gpx will be best or whatever you have
Leaving my place in Ontario on May 10th 2020 to Yukon.
It will be around 10 days driving to Yukon so We can meet somewhere in Yukon
My trip will be 4 months long , if you guys want to get success then you have to stay long time
And get the risk too !
I know it is expensive expedition but you never know what you can find
There is priority – No ones have it done before , why ? money, time, risk , work and so on
That’s why the chance is big
Otherwise you are spending money and wasting time for nothing (2-3 weeks not enough )
If you have $$ to burn & if you are crazy enough then Welcome 😊