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One Bit Of Gold In Jw's Bottle With The 12" X-coil

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Wow, that is a lot of junk for the gold.way to go, Simon!

the Gpz is way different that your 4500 and vlf’s....just a different toy.

 I would think a crevasse cleaner would help clean that shist easier than brute force....😇

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1 minute ago, fredmason said:

I would think a crevasse cleaner would help clean that shist easier than brute force....😇

Thanks Fred, The gold was actually inside the schist, not in a crevice like I first thought.   You have to find a weak point in the rock and smash it up to get the gold out.  JW uses a chisel, screw driver and hammer.  I'm going to have to invest in a chisel as I don't own one.

This particular location seems to have a lot of it's gold inside the schist.

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Nice going, Simon. Good to see your new toys are getting the good stuff.

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I'm still learning but getting there, I've been digging everything to try and learn the detector, a good friend pointed out to me small gold like we have here would normally be a high low tone so that should help me save a lot of time in the future once I've learnt the detector properly to not dig unnecessary targets.   I am looking forward to using it a lot more now my back is getting better.

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Yeah but a low high sometimes is a deep big nugget

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1 minute ago, afreakofnature said:

Yeah but a low high sometimes is a deep big nugget

We don't have those here 🙂 Well, there are rumours 😃

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Great story Simon, and keep up the great work as it will pay off.

You know that you can make a pvc vacuum pump really cheap, it works great for wet or dry areas.

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2 hours ago, 2Valen said:

You know that you can make a pvc vacuum pump really cheap, it works great for wet or dry areas.

I don't think you guys are getting the point. The gold is inside the schist, closed up & solid. Not in a weak crack or crevice that can peel out easily with the pick. Needing the schist to be smashed open with cold chisel & hammer, or as I have found out, better with a screwdriver & hammer to free the gold from its entombment. I found the screwdriver easier to be more in control as I have lost a few bits of gold, similar to what happened to Simon, only I was unable to re find a couple my bits. So a crevice sucker is of no use. I know what you mean though as I have made PVC ones for sniping & even used them for sucking up gold found detecting in creeks in fast flowing water.

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I will do a follow up post to Simons.

Good luck out there

JW 🤠

 

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56 minutes ago, kiwijw said:

The gold is inside the schist, closed up & solid.

Sorry that I misunderstood what was being said, I should have read it better.

Have you tried a 2 valve pump similar to what you are using? They have greater suction power and you can attach a flexible hose on the suction side or the discharge side or both.

I have used mine to get under rocks and inside cracks that nothing else could get to.

The pump body uses 2 inch pipe for the pump and each side uses 1 inch pipe that can be adjusted down to something smaller. I use a rubber ball inside the pipe on both sides as a valve to maintain suction and discharge with no loss of material. Everything sits on a flange so you can keep it in place as you pump. It really needs 2 people to operate, but 1 person can do it by their self.

If I can find my plans I will post them for you.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

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