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  1. Hydrofluoric acid (HF) is a strange acid. It does not give you any 'warning pain' when you get it on your skin, but is deadly once it gets in. Back in 1981 I can remember Work using many 1000's of gallons of HF to remove the milling scale on a large Boiler. It arrived in steel road tankers not what most people expected. HF really likes Silica so don't store it in glass. Not HF but a link to the most strongest acid .......The Strongest Acid
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    Australia 2019

    The biggest problem with the flies is that they gang together and lift your eyelids and start drinking the moisture from your eyes. They also see how many of their mates can join them in your mouth. If you want revenge you can use a electric zapper racket and feed them to the ants, if you can tolerate all the smoke from their fried bodies and wings.
  3. The best detector would be two box detector. 2 box detector Look at this LINK.
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    Twelve Days At Rye Patch

    Fred some use the chain to find their way back to their car not to find gold.🤣
  5. geof_junk

    A Good Find Link

    https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/two-nuggets-are-better-than-one-prospector-s-dual-delight-in-wa-outback-20181121-p50hi3.html ........Link........
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    Twelve Days At Rye Patch

    Low and slow is great if you are trying to get gold that was left behind by other detectorist. If you are trying to live off your finds, then you need (say 1 ounce a week or may be 1 gram a day) then you have to cover enough ground to get that amount. If the ground is good you are best to slow down if poor then you have to go faster to cover enough ground to get your yield. In poor virgin ground you are not getting what other people have missed be cause they have not done it. The main thing to do is use the lightest chain (or marker) that will give you a workable grid line that will disappear quickly so as not to attract any one else to your pay packet.It pays to over lap evenly and keep at a constant low working height with your appropriate coil. Some of my good patches, I gridded were over 800 meters long and wider than 100 meters when the gold yield dropped off I then hit the best spots LOW & SLOW in the opposite direction. It all depends on your decision how to work the ground. What is best, leave a few crumbs behind or leave most of your patch behind? You have to be as cunning as a 🦊
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    Wobbly But Still Got Gold

    Fred you should use a Oz $2 coin in your photo it will make them look bigger as you know it is a lot smaller than a $1 coin and you can use more zoom. 😀
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    Jan 23, 2015 - The temperature has hit a scorching 49 degrees in the small Western Australian outback town of Marble Bar- just 0.2 of a degree below the highest temperature recorded in the town. If you are tough enough (Like us Oz) this map might help.
  9. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-05/how-to-survive-in-the-outback/10463852
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    My Detecting Update

    Phrunt being where gold has/is being found is not time lost. It is amazing how some areas look good (so are hit more often) and other look like you are wasting your time(and are rarely hit and the gold is easy found). With this built up knowledge like KiwiJW your hit get better, and never forgotten.🐘
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    What Detector Did You Buy In 2018 And Why?

    I have not got a new detector since I got 2 new GP-3000 since 2003 as they have not failed yet. Since I am only looking for easy gold in bad ground. I also have a wide range of coils to extend my depth after I have got most of the gold from the new patch. When both of the GP-3000 break I will have to find $20,000 to get 2 new GPZ-9000.🤩
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    Feel Like Selling My Machine....

    I have been chasing gold since 1964 and found about 5 oz before I started detecting in 1980. Spent 8 weeks 12 hours a day detecting in the golden triangle victoria at the start of the detecting rush. I knew about panning and dredging for gold but those 8 weeks detecting was only a learning activity (NO GOLD).I was not hunting in the right spots. As for lead I have over 35 kilos from bullets and sinkers (Thats would be over 1000 oz if it was gold.) I have found over 100 oz of gold and I still do not know what is worst finding heaps of targets or spend days trying new ground and finding no targets at all, but finding a virgin patch sure makes up for it. My advice keep trying and changing your methods till you find what suit you, then refine it. I will not say best of luck as luck only goes so far but persistence pay off better.
  13. It is nice to know that I got passed 70 doing all that stuff. They all said I would not make 21. Thank for the adventure. 👍
  14. Here is an article I was involved in. Link to PA forum