Jump to content

geof_junk

Member
  • Posts

    1,614
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    3

 Content Type 

Forums

Detector Prospector Magazine

Detector Database

Downloads

Events

Posts posted by geof_junk

  1. That is a point to consider, Valens Legacy.                      Australian  Coastal Taipans have the longest fangs of all Australian snakes- up to 13 mm, or half an inch long! They are also the longest venomous snake in Australia. They strike extremely quickly, and can inflict multiple bites and inject large amounts of venom – up to 60 mg.                      I personally have top class bushwalking Gaiters and have been struck by a Eastern brown snake but it only hit my Bushwalking boots and left the venom on them.              Brown Snakes have relatively short fangs compared to some other non-Australian species such as cobras and vipers. Although they will bite repeatedly if provoked, they inject only a small amount of venom — about 4 mg (less than one-thousandth of an ounce but is very deadly).

    • Like 1
  2. Found this on an Aus. forum......Cut the base off an old pair of gumboots if you're short of funds, easily acquired at most OP Shops if sizes are available. Slip on the gumboots with the base cut off then put on your preferred footwear and slide the gumboots down over the top ....... Has anyone ever tried this.

    • Like 1
    • Confused 1
  3. Keep giving it a beauty bath in Hydrochloric acid as you have been doing. Time is the main thing it needs, I left a dirty ¼ ounce bit in acid for a few months with no loss of gold, however watch it if the purity of the gold is low as my knowledge is only with 90% plus. 

    All of these nuggets had a long beauty bath in Hydrochloric acid.

    P4260261.thumb.JPG.0b3aa5d90581f53af1f939e938d20057.JPG

     p1012491.thumb.JPG.eefb36d517b7653d4aa6d6f67a2e5a71.JPG

    • Like 1
    • Thanks 1
  4. Eric check the tides around Good Friday. That's the time to get the gold. I hit a beach in QLD that my brother got over 300 gold rings from in a ten week search. He was sure that I would not get much after his effort. I manage to find over 50 old and heavy gold rings at the low tides in the fortnight I stayed with him, much to his surprise. He did OK too and found these false teeth made from old sovereigns. 

    teeth2.JPG.0c89171dfa2c577f326cfe7730fa6300.JPG    

    • Like 1
    • Oh my! 2
  5. My eyes must still be OK, as I was guessing it was pushing the 40 ounce mark. As far as Reg goes I have seen him calling a 20+ ounce piece a nugget on a forum, but he might of been on hard times back then. 😀

    • Like 1
    • Haha 6
  6. Below is a chart with diameters per pellet and weight for idealized lead spheres for U.S. Standard Designations with a comparison to English shot sizes.[3][4]

    U.S. Size English Size Type Mass (grains) Pellets per

    oz (lead)

    Pellets per

    oz (steel)

    Diameter (in) Diameter (mm)
    0000   Buck 82     0.38 9.65
    000½   Buck 76     0.37 9.4
    000 LG Buck 70 6 n/a 0.36 9.14
      MG (mould) Buck 62.5 7 n/a 0.347 8.81
    00½   Buck 59     0.34 8.64
      SG Buck 54.7 8 n/a 0.332 8.43
    00   Buck 53.8 8   0.33 8.38
    0   Buck 49 9   0.32 8.13
    #1½   Buck 44.7     0.31 7.87
    #1   Buck 40.5 10   0.30 7.62
      Special SG Buck 39.8 11 n/a 0.298 7.57
    #2½   Buck 36.6     0.29 7.37
    #2   Buck 29.4 14   0.27 6.86
      SSG Buck 29.17 15 n/a 0.269 6.83
    #3½   Buck 26.3     0.26 6.6
    #3   Buck 23.4 18   0.25 6.35
      SSSG Buck 21.89 20 n/a 0.245 6.22
    #4   Buck 20.7 21   0.24 6.1
    FF   Waterfowl 18.2     0.23 5.84
      SSSSG Buck 17.50 25 n/a 0.227 5.77
    F (or TTT)   Waterfowl 16.0     0.22 5.59
      SSSSSG

    or AAAA

    Buck/

    Waterfowl

    14.58 30 n/a 0.214 5.44
    TT   Waterfowl 13.9     0.21 5.33
      AAA Waterfowl 12.5 35 n/a 0.203 5.16
    T   Waterfowl 12.0 n/a 53 0.20 5.08
      AA Waterfowl 10.94 40 n/a 0.194 4.93
    BBB   Waterfowl 10.2 n/a 61 0.19 4.83
    BB A or BBBB Waterfowl 8.75 50 72 0.18 4.57
    B BBB Waterfowl 7.29 – 7.40 60 86 0.17 4.32
      BB Waterfowl 6.25 70 n/a 0.161 4.09
    #1 B Waterfowl 5.47 80 103 0.154 3.91
    #2   Waterfowl 4.86 90 125 0.15 3.81
      #1 Waterfowl 4.38 100 n/a 0.143 3.63
    #3 #2 Waterfowl 3.65 120 154 0.135 3.43 – 3.56
    #4   Waterfowl 3.24 135 192 0.13 3.3
      #3 Waterfowl 3.12 140 n/a 0.128 3.25
    #4½   Bird 2.90     0.125 3.18
    #5 #4 Bird 2.57 170 243 0.12 3.05
      #4½ Bird 2.19 200 n/a 0.113 2.87
    #6 #5 Bird 1.94 – 1.99 220 – 225 317 0.11 2.79
      #5½ (m.g.) Bird 1.82 240 n/a 0.107 2.72
      #6 Bird 1.62 270 n/a 0.102 2.59
    #7 #6½ Bird 1.458 300 420 0.10 2.54
      #7 Bird/Clay 1.29 340 n/a 0.095 2.41
    #7½   Bird/Clay 1.25 350 490 0.095 2.413
    #8   Bird/Clay 1.067 410 577 0.09 2.286
    #8½ #8 Bird/Clay 0.97 450 n/a 0.085 – 0.087 2.16 – 2.21
    #9 #9 Bird/Clay 0.748 580 – 585 n/a 0.08 2.032
    #9½   Bird/Clay 0.63     0.075 1.91
    #10 #10 Pest 0.51 850 n/a 0.07 1.78
      #11 Pest 0.42 1,040 n/a 0.066 1.68
      #12 Pest 0.35 1,250 n/a 0.062 1.57
    #11   Pest 0.32     0.06 1.52
    #12   Pest 0.183 2,385 n/a 0.05 1.27
      Dust Pest 0.17 2,600 n/a 0.048 1.22
    Dust   Pest 0.10 or less     0.04 1.02
    • Like 6
  7. I don't see any Eastern Brown Snakes, Tiger  Snakes, Crocodiles, Wild Camels, Pack of Dingos, Hoards Files and not the last, the DROP BEAR .... There is always some good points with these Creatures they scare many non Australian Residences away from OUR GOLD.  😁

    ..................☠️..................Grizzly bear


     

    • Like 2
    • Haha 2
×
×
  • Create New...