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Wow, that's not much money for so much gold!  Do you remember what White's VLF you bought with the dough?

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Simon, It was the first Goldmaster an Australian model (Not coinmaster eg 5000,6000) I think Jimmy “Sierra” had a cutdown version of it. Here is a photo of it that was taken 33+ years ago and the wife has a Whites 6000 Coinmater. 

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I just noticed that we were both smoking back then but gave it up 30 years ago. The ear phones were top class that I put in a home made frame and the moving coil ear phones in a plastic holder.

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    Now that's a classic picture! How time flies! It's great that you all quit the cancer sticks! You have saved more money not buying them, than you got for the gold; many times over! And your still here to laugh about it!👍👍

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17 hours ago, geof_junk said:

While trying to keen up my record before I upgrade my computer, found this old receipt....

A 1985 receipt on your computer?  What is it, an IBM PC/AT with Intel 80286 processor?  :biggrin:  If so and you have the original keyboard, that alone might be worth more than a couple of those grams of gold.

That's another nice thing about this site.  Some of us are old enough to jog each others memories out of the dark recesses of our brains.  You both look young and fit.  I hope you can still mount your control box around your waste and see the meter and controls.  (And I'm not referring to the acuity of your vision, either.  😉

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7 hours ago, GB_Amateur said:

You both look young and fit.  I hope you can still mount your control box around your waste and see the meter and controls.  (And I'm not referring to the acuity of your vision, either.  😉

The belt needs to be adjust to max but at least I got something to rest the detector on if I pull that one out of retirement😉

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Quite interesting to see those older White's CM series.  You say the one you had back then was not one of the Coin-masters?  I have a really old Nugget Master and and 2 older Gold Master's.  Pretty sure they were late 60's and early 70's models.  I too was using the blue box Coin Masters in the late 70's and through 80's.   I see you both are on the beach and wonder if your Success back then at finding gold rings was better or worse than finding gold nuggets?

I did not start chasing natural gold nuggets until mid 90's and yes I used my White's on the beaches a few times in late 70's and throughout 80's on occasion, I did not do as well as I had expected.  I don't think the older 6.59kHz were good on salt beaches for gold rings.

You are one lucky man to have a lady who also enjoys detecting.

Thanks for the memories.

 

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Gerry on one trip to Queensland Aus. for a few weeks I found over fifty heavy gold rings most were 18 ct. Since my brother in-law had got 300+ rings before I got there I had to detect up to my waist in the saltwater. used my Garretts DeepSeeker as the 7" coil heavier and less buoyant than the larger 8" Whites coil and prevent the wife from using her Whites 6000 Coinmaster. I just remember that it was over a Easter Holiday period so had the advantage of the king tides as easter is based on the moon "Easter is traditionally celebrated on the first Sunday after the Paschal full moon, which is the first full moon on or after 21 March (an approximation of the March equinox)"

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10 hours ago, Joe D. said:

    Now that's a classic picture! How time flies! It's great that you all quit the cancer sticks! You have saved more money not buying them, than you got for the gold; many times over! And your still here to laugh about it!👍👍

Joe I gave up when the hit $3 a pack of 50 now they are close to $50 but I know that gold finds are well in front of saved money unless you include cancer surgery that we might have had if we did not Quit. 🤑 but then only the good die young 😀 

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Found this old record of gold found in Victoria in 2004 before our first trip to West Aust gold field.

 

Date

Weight in gm

 

 

Number per Weight Size

 Trip 1         

Wednesday, 14 January 2004

1.6

gm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 @

37.6

gm

 trip 2         

Sunday, 25 January 2004

1.8

gm

1 @

6.4

gm

 

 

 

 

1 @

6.1

gm

 trip 3         

Wednesday, 11 February 2004

37.6

gm

1 @

5.7

gm

 

Wednesday, 11 February 2004

5.7

gm

2 @

4.3

gm

 

 

 

 

1 @

4.2

gm

 trip 4         

Tuesday, 8 March 2005

0.1

gm

1 @

3.0

gm

 

Tuesday, 8 March 2005

0.2

gm

1 @

2.6

gm

 

Tuesday, 8 March 2005

0.6

gm

1 @

2.5

gm

 

Saturday, 9 April 2005

0.6

gm

1 @

2.3

gm

 

Wednesday, 9 March 2005

0.1

gm

2 @

1.9

gm

 

Wednesday, 9 March 2005

0.2

gm

1 @

1.8

gm

 

Wednesday, 9 March 2005

0.3

gm

1 @

1.6

gm

 

Wednesday, 9 March 2005

0.3

gm

1 @

1.5

gm

 

Wednesday, 9 March 2005

0.3

gm

2 @

1.3

gm

 

Wednesday, 9 March 2005

0.4

gm

2 @

1.2

gm

 

Wednesday, 9 March 2005

0.4

gm

3 @

1.0

gm

 

Wednesday, 9 March 2005

0.4

gm

5 @

0.9

gm

 

Wednesday, 9 March 2005

0.6

gm

1 @

0.8

gm

 

Wednesday, 9 March 2005

0.7

gm

4 @

0.7

gm

 

Wednesday, 9 March 2005

1.3

gm

7 @

0.6

gm

 

Wednesday, 9 March 2005

4.2

gm

4 @

0.5

gm

 

Thursday, 10 March 2005

0.2

gm

9 @

0.4

gm

 

Thursday, 10 March 2005

0.4

gm

5 @

0.3

gm

 

Thursday, 10 March 2005

0.4

gm

12 @

0.2

gm

 

Thursday, 10 March 2005

0.5

gm

5 @

0.1

gm

 

Friday, 11 March 2005

0.2

gm

 

 

 

 

Friday, 12 March 2004

0.9

gm

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 13 March 2004

2.6

gm 

118.1

gm Total

 

Saturday, 13 March 2004

3.0

gm

 

 

 

Sunday, 13 March 2005

0.2

gm

 

 

 

Sunday, 13 March 2005

0.3

gm

 

 

 

Sunday, 13 March 2005

0.1

gm

 

 

 

Sunday, 14 March 2004

0.5

gm

 

 

 

Sunday, 14 March 2004

2.3

gm

 

 

 

Monday, 14 March 2005

0.7

gm

 

 

 

Monday, 15 March 2004

0.1

gm

 

 

 

Monday, 15 March 2004

0.2

gm

 

 

 

Tuesday, 15 March 2005

0.7

gm

 

 

 

Wednesday, 16 March 2005

0.4

gm

 

 

 

Wednesday, 16 March 2005

0.6

gm

 

 

 

Wednesday, 16 March 2005

0.9

gm

 

 

 

Wednesday, 16 March 2005

1.0

gm

 

 

 

Wednesday, 16 March 2005

1.2

gm

 

 

 

Wednesday, 17 March 2004

0.7

gm

 

 

 

Wednesday, 17 March 2004

6.1

gm

 

 

 

Thursday, 17 March 2005

0.2

gm

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 17 March 2005

0.5

gm

 

Friday, 18 March 2005

0.4

gm

 

Sunday, 20 March 2005

0.2

gm

 

Sunday, 20 March 2005

1.2

gm

 

Sunday, 20 March 2005

1.3

gm

 trip 5         

Monday, 11 April 2005

0.1

gm

 

Monday, 11 April 2005

0.3

gm

 

Monday, 11 April 2005

1.0

gm

 

Monday, 11 April 2005

1.9

gm

 trip 6         

Monday, 3 May 2004

0.9

gm

 

Tuesday, 4 May 2004

1.5

gm

 

Tuesday, 4 May 2004

6.4

gm

 

Wednesday, 5 May 2004

0.2

gm

 

Thursday, 6 May 2004

1.9

gm

 

Thursday, 6 May 2004

2.5

gm

 Trip 6         

Tuesday, 11 May 2004

0.5

gm

 

Tuesday, 11 May 2004

0.6

gm

 

Tuesday, 11 May 2004

0.9

gm

 

Wednesday, 12 May 2004

0.2

gm

 

Wednesday, 12 May 2004

0.1

gm

 

Wednesday, 12 May 2004

0.2

gm

 

Wednesday, 12 May 2004

0.2

gm

 

Wednesday, 12 May 2004

0.4

gm

 

Wednesday, 12 May 2004

0.4

gm

 

Wednesday, 12 May 2004

0.8

gm

 

Wednesday, 12 May 2004

0.9

gm

 

Wednesday, 12 May 2004

1.0

gm

 

Thursday, 13 May 2004

0.6

gm

 

Thursday, 13 May 2004

0.6

gm

 

Thursday, 13 May 2004

4.3

gm

 

Thursday, 13 May 2004

4.3

gm

 Off to West Aust. On 4 JUNE 2004                    

 

 

 

2006 Vic-Nuggets.xls.doc

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