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awwww hell, looks like I won greenhorn of the month award.  JW needs to give me a good talking to punish.gif

When he said detect the bedrock I took that literally, detecting away merrily on the bedrock which fortunately has worked in the past.  Then I see this post and it shows he was targeting the grass growing in the bedrock, the very thing I was avoiding as it was long and annoying.  geek.gif

Maybe my tally might go up a bit next time now....

The drive out was fairly crazy, on the way in we hit the mud and the car slid out of control so I took it easy the rest of the way, on the way out things didn't go so well as it was a sleety rainy day so it got even worse.  It was starting to get dark too.... I'm no expert 4x4 driver, first time I'd needed to use the 4x4 button on the car.  drive.gifI was almost going to get JW to drive.

That's sure a decent wad of gold JW.  It appears NZ only has small gold as JW's cleaned up the big stuff already. :laugh:

Here was my score for the day, it was a real screamer too.

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and funny enough It appears I fluked it as it was in the grass off the edge of some bedrock, right under a prickly bush

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15 minutes ago, phrunt said:

When he said detect the bedrock I took that literally, detecting away merrily on the bedrock which fortunately has worked in the past.  Then I see this post and it shows he was targeting the grass growing in the bedrock, the very thing I was avoiding as it was long and annoying.  geek.gif

Just have a wee bit of a think about the cracks & drop off ledges in that sheet schist bedrock. What do the riffles in your sluice box do with gold?? Light bulb moment??:biggrin:

JW ?

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Another epic post JW....great narrative and pictures!

Phrunt...I think you are too literal and linier in your thinking...get out of the box. Remember the gold didn't know any rules when it fell in cracks or landed on a rock...

Being annoyed is part of the process, finding a bit of gold after enduring that is the reward.

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1 hour ago, fredmason said:

Remember the gold didn't know any rules when it fell in cracks or landed on a rock...

Gravity, friction, hydrodynamic force. :biggrin:

Every particle in the universe is a perfect calculator, constantly and instantly working out myriad laws and equations by simply existing and being part of the system. Linear thinking works pretty well as long as no steps are missing.

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7 hours ago, kiwijw said:

I don't think the sheep are are allowed to graze in here any more. I said to Simon that if this is the case then detecting in here will get impossible as the grass really takes hold & makes it impossible to get the coil on to the ground & of course the grass loves the cracks & crevices where the roots can take hold in the deeper ground.

Can't you take a weedwacker with you?

 

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25 minutes ago, jasong said:

Gravity, friction, hydrodynamic force. :biggrin:

Every particle in the universe is a perfect calculator, constantly and instantly working out myriad laws and equations by simply existing and being part of the system. Linear thinking works pretty well as long as no steps are missing.

What is a partial or incomplete theory?

As Doc will say 'Every piece of gold has a story!'  I'll add that the theory now is that gold was formed in the big bang (or at least very early) and it has taken billions of years to get into a crack or crevice, a wash or river or lodged within quartz to be chipped out.

Some is still left to be found with a metal detector but as Simon noted, JW has gotten most of it.  ?

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True, Jason however...we don’t know the whole story...some unscientific thinking and intuition can be helpful.

to each his or her own.

fred

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2 hours ago, mn90403 said:

I'll add that the theory now is that gold was formed in the big bang (or at least very early)....

Not during the Big Bang, only Hydrogen, Helium, and Lithium (simplest three elements) were formed then.  I think what you're referring to is shown in the attached table from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-process#/media/File:Nucleosynthesis_periodic_table.svg

Gold (Au, atomic # 79) mostly originates from colliding neutron stars, which I suspect is why you say "the theory now..." since that is a pretty recent discovery:  In 2017, new data about the r-process was discovered when the LIGO and Virgo gravitational-wave observatories discovered a merger of two neutron stars ejecting r-process matter.[14]

 

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3 hours ago, fredmason said:

True, Jason however...we don’t know the whole story...some unscientific thinking and intuition can be helpful.

to each his or her own.

fred

 We certainly don`t nor ever will have the whole story. Go the full circle, forget the rules, the geology, the theories, they are mans...………..Tis where tis. 

On ya JW, may you continue to do ZXin good.

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