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  1. One of my favorite types of prospecting is sluice and panning. No loud motors, no beeping and buzzing detectors just the sound of the river and nature in general. Anyway, thought I would post some pictures. Not a real big haul, but for the six - three gallon buckets I ran - I am happy.
    8 points
  2. Hay, Soon to retire for the second time I planned a trip west. Initially planning to just keep it simple and go where others found gold I got to looking at the Geology thread and realized I don't really know much at all about actually finding gold. So maybe it wouldn't kill me to do some reading which might increase my changes of finding something. I had also thought to go to some of the pay to play gem mines along the way and I still may but I got to thinking there are probably good places I can go on public land and find gems etc if I better know what I'm doing. So what I'm loo
    2 points
  3. Went beach detecting with the old sovereign and it keeps on surprising how well it goes on beaches already swept with newer detectors . The same ground had been covered by a mine lab 3030. The sovereign had no problems picking up the silver ring at the bottom of the hole , I even dug a drainage channel to allow water to escape . After half an hour was about to give up when the ring popped out.
    2 points
  4. Nothing much prettier than seeing gold in the sluice box! Hearing the river and not a motor is great too. If I could pull in just a 5th of an ounce a day working 5 days that would be more money than I make working the job I am doing right now.
    2 points
  5. Good to hear you had a good trip Downunder! I hope you picked up some of the bloody ozzie lingo so ya can bloody well understand what we are yappin about when ya come back. If you come back maybe you should do a stint with the Goldhounds? By the way you are real lucky that you never encountered a drop bear or hoop snake in your travels.......... or ya never would have made it back alive!
    2 points
  6. Cant wait for the new coil already got 2 years worth of area's to run it over! I can see it being a near permanent fixture on my detector.
    2 points
  7. I accidentally found the online course notes for a class in introductory geology. This is not the class itself but a set of Powerpoint slides that accompany the class, also available as pdf files. The presentation makes for a very well illustrated and simple overview of basic geologic processes along with some terrific animations. Well worth a look for those with an interest in geologic processes. The one that lots of you might find most interesting is on minerals at http://www.appstate.edu/~marshallst/GLY1101/lectures/5-Minerals.pdf The link below has the full set of lecture notes. Cours
    1 point
  8. A good place to mention the Detector Prospector Reference Library Book number one - Fists Full of Gold by Chris Ralph
    1 point
  9. Looks like fun... Quiet is a great thing in this cacophony we are living in...one of the best things about australia was the almost complete lack of mechanical noise... fred
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  10. Would of preferred the ring to be on the surface :) would of saved a lot of digging and one split pair of shorts in the wrong place :)
    1 point
  11. A new member just made his first post yesterday on Prospecting Australia, You gotta gotta see it,, Bugga Me. Make sure you are sitting down with no sharp objects within your reach. john https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?id=6453&p=107
    1 point
  12. Even if it's not me pulling large gold from the ground, it's always encouraging to see people making finds like this, keeps the dream alive.
    1 point
  13. There is a few Quids worth there, he must have a total weight of around 2 LBS, good on him.
    1 point
  14. That should sell some ATX's. Incredible.
    1 point
  15. Don't go in Summer Paul, I went way out in the bush in Queensland and I had a thirst that would kill a Blue Dog, I won't be doing that again, Even standing up in the back of Cruiser Ute at a 100ks it was still too hot,, April - May are the cooler months to go,, otherwise it's like Death Valley in the US, john
    1 point
  16. Hey Dale, I had a corker of a time while there! I love to travel anyway, and to be able to incorporate the gold and the new friends was amazing. Oh yeah, everyone had a lend of me about the drop bears and hoop snakes ---- I saw a couple but couldn't get them on film... fair dinkum on that mate..... Reckon I would love to do a stint with the GoldHounds---- That would be another highlight of me life---- one more would be to run with norvic for a stint..... JP told me i would have to get in top shape to go out running with your gang--- He said that country is n
    1 point
  17. No worry's Mate it's great that they are in easy to understand language without having to look up what words mean, lol take care Paul. john
    1 point
  18. Hey folks, I just watched this Video and it has to be one of the best on Gold Mining I have seen, it is very factual and funny at time and they have some great Gold too, and there is a Q&A session at the end of it, The Info they share is first class and easy to understand, Enjoy,,, John
    1 point
  19. WOW those videos are some of the best educational videos i have ever seen..... I'm not finished watching the one about Yelowstone Hots Spots yet, but it is 200 am and i should go to bed---Still on OZ time i think...lol Thanks a heap for posting those mate.
    1 point
  20. Thanks Fred, I will heed that recommendation. My favorite coil with my 3500 was the 8" commander. Terry
    1 point
  21. That`s a good read, perhaps that "halo" is the inductance Bruce Candy speaks of. Perhaps the ferrous oxide whilst not being magnetic, creates the field, also explaining why the signal diminishes when we dig into it and break that field. Those eddies from nuggets shape, thus varying the inductance of the field may also help explain why we often get a reverse signal over some nuggets. Dunno food for thought.
    1 point
  22. Welcome back Paul :) Great to see ya had a good time and got some good memories to show for it ! That you did a rental and gave a boost to JP is a good deal and a fine way to kill two birds with one stone, or nugget. For short trips its one of the best plans I've seen to date for Yanks like us ~ and I've seen and heard of some doozies of plans out in WA. Dont know that I'll ever get the pleasure of Clermont but I know folks out that way and it gladdens me to see ya bring some of that place home with ya. Like to address something in your thread Paul. Transport.
    1 point
  23. Crikey, the Stud from Over the Pond does Down Under. Flogs our gold and our Shielas too!!!! No wonder the lads knackered.
    1 point
  24. Hi guys My friend Dave wrote Blood Gold Revenge It is based on the Palmer river Murder of Bruce Schuler For which Stephen Struber and Dainne Wilson/Struber were convicted of murdering Bruce and sentenced to Life. Tremain was unlucky enough to witness Bruce's Murder and this is what the book is based on. Lucky they didn't see Tremain or the other 2 witnesses or they would have met the same fate as poor Bruce! Dave's publisher went broke so there will be a short delay on printing. Dave is organizing a new publisher now so it will be back on amazon and other booksellers in a
    1 point
  25. Oh, I forgot to say, Makro, I would love a facsimile of this Bigfoot coil for my Racer. I want one for finding nail beds around old mining camps. That sucker could cover some ground.
    1 point
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