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8 hours ago, mn90403 said:

This has been my schedule this week.

Monday - Wedderburn

Tuesday - Kingower

Wednesday - Whipstick

Holy crap, you're all over the place. You have to decide if you are prospecting or sight seeing. You'll need at least a couple of days in each of those spots just to get your head around what is going on. Spend the first part of the day looking around and trying to understand the ground and what is going on. Then in the afternoon go for a swing and get the excitement out of your blood. Then the following day, slow down and concentrate on working the area properly. Gold has had millions of years to learn how to hide from us. Cant expect to find it in one day.

Ok lecture over - looks like your having fun though. If I didn't have so many backorders to get through before the weekend, I'd join you (and maybe hobble you a little to slow you down lol). Good luck for todays adventure and I do hope you get on to some yellow.

regards Pat

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Mitchel...you won't see the forest for the trees. Too much to do in such a short time. Like a kid in a candy store. Pat is right. But hey.....enjoy yourself..... & I hope you find some gold. My fingers are crossed for you.

Very best of luck to you out there.

JW 🤠  

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Guys, guys ... you gotta see a place before you know if you like it.  There could have been nugget suicide on one of those places where I swung.  As a matter of fact at least half were pointer spots (someone else did the research and found gold there before me and shared the spot).  Thanks, I'll try more.  One more today before camping on a spot in the cold.

I'm not dragging a trailer around so I can and will go back.  No matter where I stay I'm about an hour back to any spot I've been to so far and I assure you if I would have found gold I would have stayed.

Fun would be finding lots of nuggets.  Enjoying myself I am.  I've done a little sampling of foods, a little souvenir buying and seen lots of things I've never seen before.  One of the things I've realized is that Australia is just one big kangaroo graveyard!

I'm off soon to tickle some more bones with my coil.

  

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39 minutes ago, kiwijw said:

Mitchel...you won't see the forest for the trees. Too much to do in such a short time. Like a kid in a candy store. Pat is right. But hey.....enjoy yourself..... & I hope you find some gold. My fingers are crossed for you.

Very best of luck to you out there.

JW 🤠  

JW,

As a distant observer ... if you had a map with hundreds of gold locations and workings in it and you were getting inputs from people who have been here and done that ... how would you decide which is the ONE place you would camp for 1/3 of your trip?

I admit I'm doing a bit of sampling for two reasons.  One reason is that I might not ever make it back here so I do want to see a bit from just a 'talk about it' perspective.  I've decided to do this in the beginning of my trip.  The second reason is what would happen if I 'camped' on a spot and my results are the same as I have now.  I'd be wishing that I moved.

A 'happy medium' is gold.  If I would have already found some this conjecture would be a waste of my time.  I'd just show you picks of the nuggets and let them do the talking.  

Now maybe I can swing with a clearer head!

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I think you should call on that fantastic luck you had before you knew what you were doing...

forget everything I ever said and use that magic...

make me proud, Mitchel.

And, even if you don't find a nuggie you have seen the elephant!

fred

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I'm calling it Fred ... time to go.  Another report later.

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17 minutes ago, mn90403 said:

A 'happy medium' is gold

Here is a happy medium. Hope she finds you some gold today 😁

 

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I was going to say Mitch, "Get off the bloody keyboard & get the hell out there. Times ticking." :laugh: I was all set to head out but the weather is crap so will be hanging around the keyboard myself today. May even catch up on my last two detecting outings & do some posts.

JW 🤠

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As long as you are enjoying yourself Mitchel. I have to admit that I'd probably be doing the same as you. Lets face it, with any adventure, the journey is often as good as the destination.

Enjoy and good luck.

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SteelPhase, as far as life is concerned, the journey is far preferable to the destination.

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