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Love reading your adventures,well thought out and very well written and also with the addition of amazing high quality images as well.

Well done and did you find a replacement 4x4 or still looking ??

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Hi Rick, Thank you for dropping by & for your comments. I am grateful to Simon for those two pics as I had left my phone at a home.....Again  :rolleyes:. I haven't found a replacement 4 x 4 yet. I have looked at one myself & have had inspections done for me on two others in Christchurch, which is a good 5 hours plus drive from where I live. I have one more getting looked at on thursday & then it is decision time. I am looking at VX Toyota Landcruisers. Cheers.

Good luck out there

JW :smile:

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oh wow, it ended up over a gram, fantastic!

As JW said, no gold for me, I was certain at one point I had a bit, I was smashing up the bedrock getting right down in it and the signal lived on and on then it finally popped out and it was a damn shotgun pellet... how it got there I have no idea.  I dug about 40 pellets, a few boot tacks and some 22 shells, nothing too exciting but the heat was getting to me far more than usual... I had 3 dunking's in the creek in the time we were there.

The jet boat ride in the afternoon was a good cool down and great fun, love that little thing.

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Kiwijw;

 Would your jet boat make it to the coast of  Northern California? I could pick you and Phrunt there and take you to where the soil is a little better for growing nuggets.

 I would trade my time as a  Gold Guide for lessons on taking photos and how to post them.

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2 hours ago, klunker said:

Kiwijw;

 Would your jet boat make it to the coast of  Northern California?

Ha ha......l will let you be the judge. :laugh: Thanks for the offer though.

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To tell you the truth....l don't think I could bring myself to putting it in salt water.

Thanks

Best of luck to you out there.

JW :smile:

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You're going to need a bigger boat lol!

 

Nice nuggets too sir, congrats.

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nice setup but it would be one heck of a ride to california.

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What a great little story JW, always enjoy reading about your adventures, and I love your writing style, fresh and original.

Nice to know you got a chance to get out to have a break, nothing better than chasing the gold to recharge the batteries.

Thanks again for the story, and all the best,

Lanny

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11 hours ago, beatup said:

nice setup but it would be one heck of a ride to california.

Maybe I should try Australia first. :laugh: Will you throw me a rope Norvic?? :laugh::laugh:

JW :smile:

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