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  1. Ant hills have also been used to find/sample gold at great depths in Aust. https://www.australianmining.com.au/features/csiro-using-ants-and-termites-to-uncover-gold/ https://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2014/03/25/3971321.htm
  2. I would give that some more though mate. The modern ones too much junk but old ones that have been closed since the sixties can be a real bonanza and have a high count of silver coins if not previously detected correctly. If the pennies and half pennies are gone (easy found), most of the early detector users just used high discrimination to avoid the junk and fortunately the good silver coins. As for gold coins the wife is one ahead of you, and it looks like you are one in front of me.😭 If I ever get time I will post some of my coins (Gold Field Tokens) that I have found over the years on the prospecting site.
  3. Simon check your mint marks on your coins. Gold sovereign looks good but fakes do occur but yours has been there for a while and back then they were only worth about gold value.
  4. In Aust. it is the fortune hunters thinking with no experience that they are going to get rich quick, that leave a mess behind including those illegal prospector that have access to earth moving equipment. Most hobby and full time prospectors try to keep things as they were, even if it is to prevent claim jumpers knowing where they are.
  5. Do you think a CHINESE detector would match the 7000 on it.
  6. Simon I am of the old school where discrimination is a tool not the bible. The biggest problem with junk that I had was the milk bottle tops made out of thick foil from the free milk provided to Victorian school kids. I am sure that I contributed to the problems as a primary school brat. Back to discrimination I only believe a rejection signal at iron setting. Keep up the great job you are doing and don't set your target too low at only 1000 coins 😀 I wish I could of taken as many photos as you have done, but back then but the cost of film would of exceed my income.
  7. 😄 This is the crankshaft for a Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C engine, the largest reciprocating engine in the world, used in large container ships. It's a 1810-liter engine that generates 108,920 horsepower at 102 RPM, and it idles at 22 RPM... almost 3 seconds per rotation. This crankshaft weighs 300 tons (660,000 pounds) and each piston weighs 12,000 pounds and has a stroke length is 8.2 feet.
  8. These little silvers come up 14/15 on the ID's, a bad spot as all the old pull tabs come up there too..... there is one way I've worked out that I can be confident it's a coin and that's the depth meter on the Nox, they're always DEEP where as the pull tabs are not. I think this method is working because the old coins were dropped/lost before the field was top dressed with a good layer of soil/turf. The size of your holes (depth and area) will prevent most of the die off of the grass than smaller holes do. Now remember your gold lessens if you don't grid the area JW will find the sovereigns. 😉
  9. .............. Source link ............. DATE GOOD FINE EXTREMELY FINE UNCIRCULATED 1864 2-Cent (Small Motto) $225 $400 $850 $1,000 1864 2-Cent (Large Motto) $15 $25 $50 $80 1865 2-Cent $15 $25 $50 $80 1866 2-Cent $19 $27 $50 $80 1867 2-Cent $20 $30 $50 $80 1868 2-Cent $20 $36 $75 $110 1869 2-Cent $25 $40 $80 $125 1870 2-Cent $35 $55 $135 $200 1871 2-Cent $40 $85 $150 $225 1872 2-Cent $400 $600 $1,050 $1,650 Two Cents (1864-1873) The Two Cent coin was produced by the United States Mint from 1864 to 1873. While the coin was used primarily for circulation purposes, mint year 1873 was produced with collectors in mind. The most common date found for the Two Cent piece is 1864. This was the coin’s first year of mintage and the U.S. Mint produced over 20 million of these coins. There were two distinct varieties produced, however, the large motto and the small motto. The small motto is the less common of the two types, and one of these coins can potentially fetch $200 or more depending on its condition. An 1864 small motto Two Cent coin in extremely fine condition can fetch nearly $600 or more.
  10. The sovereign was found in a paddock on a farm that was an old Horse Racing track that I found researching old shire maps around 1920's. The half sovereign was found near the ruins of an old gold miners hut. I think it was a China-man's by the number of Chinese coins we found.
  11. Here is a link worth a read. Golden seat
  12. Been out of Aust. for a couple of weeks. This post bring backs a lot of good times I had. Pin pointers were not around then, so never used one on coins or gold as knowledge gained prior to them becoming common was enough to avoid them. The wife and I cleaned out a lot old schools,churches,parks, sports grounds and River swimming holes. My aim was to get a full set of Aust coins got well on the way but some dates eluded me. Some of the spots we had a good run on, paid out again when I did the fence with the wire very close to the ground and coil. I did this by adjusting the TR discrimination to balance the wire and dug all signals,by swinging the coil parallel and at a constant distance from the wire. This was easy as the ground had very low mineral content. By the way your display of finds with those photos really makes this post. I forgot to say we found a half and a full good sovereign. The wife just reminded me that it was her that found them, and my tally is ZERO gold coins.😭
  13. I do like it when I see grey soil like that, even here in Victoria.
  14. As above and add molten lead that has been dropped on course sand and cut them in different sizes to simulate reef gold. Just remember lead that has been in the ground a long long time gets an oxide on it,
  15. If you can't fish over there try these in OZ ....Yamba, NSW; Esperance, WA; Port Douglas, Qld; Broome, WA; Port Fairy, Vic; Beechworth, Vic; Byron Bay, dNSW; Apollo Bay, Vic; Strahan, Tas, and Margaret River, WA.
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