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WTG Chris, I think you might have enough for that Jeep! I'll bet that put a smile on Wilma's face!

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Hi Chris, Great result.

Re (Research, time, and lots of boot miles)

Last trip, 2 days leisurely driving to get there ( ditto return), 9 days camping in known gold area, 2 mornings detected/walked for 4 hours into the distant hills for virgin ground with a zero result, so concentrated on known areas for the rest of the trip. 

In a similar situation a friend looks for new areas in the morning and known areas in the afternoon, me I would probably only do this if I was in the gold fields for a month or more.

I think if you are finding gold in a know area on a daily basis you are less likely to look for Virgin ground.

And agree on Research effort/time, Have used Google earth and.... and... for detecting spots in Wa (OZ) and still picked some Bummers.( and some Good)

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Always great to see someone find a big patch! 🤙

Would love to know how far away from a "known area" the find was. 1 mile? 5 miles? 20 miles? 

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Nice pile of gold! Those chunkies add up fast. Congrats!

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  Good job Chris.  I spend a lot of time putting in research but never seem to have, or make, time to put boots on the ground.  The only boots I get on the ground these days is in my shop.  Chris Ralph said I’m the busiest retired guy he knows.  One of these days I’ll get back out.

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