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  1. 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. 

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  2. 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. 😀

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  3. 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
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  4. 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


     

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  5. 2 hours ago, dig4gold said:

    Yes, maybe. But the weight of gold to size ratio is the give away to any body familiar with gold. Even compared to the weight of lead, gold is close to twice the weight. Gold being something like 19 grams a cubic centimeter & lead about 11 grams a cubic centimeter. Bit of a fun fact but quite mind boggling.

    Happy New Year.

    D4G

    Or over 10 ounces to a cubit inch, and that is Troy Ounces.

  6. Eric it was  like that on the gold fields when most prospector started to using the brand-new Whites and Garrett VLF (late 1970s early 80) and the holes took 10 minutes or more to dig, with a crowd of newbies watch you dig up a ground noise. ☺️ The earphones were a must in the early days even on the beach with kids wanting to dig up your treasure, A hundred of them fighting to get it first. I must admit I had one kid at a certain beach do the work and keep the non $ coins. As a matter of fact I could not get on the sand for more than 5 minutes and he would appear from nowhere. I found out a lot later that he was the only child of a single Mother so those coins were appreciated I'm sure.

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