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nice it beats a skunk any day

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Nice gold!

That is a wicked leg-hold trap...probably for fox? I doubt anyone has made jaw like that for 50 years or more...

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Hi Fred, Used here in NZ for possums & rabbits. We don't have fox's, only the two legged variety with short skirts & long slender legs.:laugh:

On a side note. I never ever got any gold off those particular workings with my GP 3000 or 4500. Despite trying many times with different coils. I did get another gin trap buried deep in the workings with my 4500 & Nel DD coil. It was deep. How it got down in there is beyond me.

4500 10 for 6.5 grams 004

Mrs JW also got a gin trap in this run of working but quite a bit further down the gully with the GPX 4000, which did cough quite a bit of gold. She gave up digging on the signal & so I took over until I was down about18 inches when I came across the stake & chain end of the trap, like in the above pic. I pulled & pulled on the chain but the trap was still buried & wouldn't budge. I did go back much later & retrieve it for my collection. I have about 16 of them found detecting over the years.:rolleyes: I usually recover them in case they were masking a gold signal. To date they haven't been. Cheers

Good luck out there

JW :smile:

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Loved the pictures and the story, great job as usual, always enjoy your presentations. Sorry nothing big came out to play for you.

All the best,

Lanny

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thanks KIWI....you must have some wickedly big possums and rabbits!

fred 

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Both are pests and shouldn't be here, if you see them on the road you're meant to try run them down 🙂

The are the big reason I spend my life detecting for shotgun pellets instead of gold.

How was the Nel on the GPX John?, I didn't even know they did coils for the GPX.

Good job as always on the tiny minuscule gold, I don't know how you do it.

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hmmm, I must be having a "wicked" day....I need vocabulary lessons

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11 hours ago, fredmason said:

thanks KIWI....you must have some wickedly big possums and rabbits!

fred 

Hi Fred, Here are a few handfuls of possums. Not overly small & very healthy. Correction....were healthy. The best possum is a dead one. An Aussie import that we just cant get rid of. 

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Great pics and story kiwi. The trap with your avatar name on it was an awesome find. Good luck on the gold!

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