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  1. Don't worry about the value you found it and therefore those that you leave it too will even treasure it more. By the way there was many buckles about when I got my first back in 1980 and a lot since. Yours is in excellent condition and worth keeping irrespective of its value. It is a real nugget of a find.
  2. Now that's a real GOLD PHOTO .........๐Ÿค‘ I don't know which way is up by the date. ๐Ÿ˜€
  3. Prices here in Victoria. Aus is Equivalent to $5.80 US gallon ($2.07 AUD per Litre) But prices have dropped a bit from it's high a week ago.
  4. It has a great possibility for a TV or Movie. Who would play Jed,Ben, and Sarge . Lee Marvin would be my pick for Whiskey Jack and may someone from the "Magnificent Seven film" for Ben and Sarge. In this day and age we need a "rough and tough beautiful Female in the Film version. ๐Ÿ˜€
  5. My grand son has one. I don't know much about designing a product, but Equipment for copying an object would be my interest and would allow easy duplication of broken parts even if you have to glue the part together to make a copy. Using designs that have been done by getting a copy form here would be great Steve.
  6. That the old "BEX" bottle that I used to stick my bits in. Thanks for Memories. It fell out of my pocket 3 stories up in a Power Station at work. The BEX broke but I found most of the gold. Now I use a high visible plastic container when out in the field.
  7. We went back down to camp and fixed up some beans and bacon and I pulled out a bottle. I asked Jack if he wanted a cup. He grinned and said he didnโ€™t get that name for nothing. We fixed him up a place to sleep in one of the tents and Whiskey Jack and me drank a few cups together and talked about mining. I guess Whiskey Jack, could of been Jack Danial's founder. ๐Ÿ˜Š
  8. 1. The only one way ticket for Gold Prospector is the return one and it only cost the sum total of gold found. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 2. All of the specimens on top the container were found the same day. ๐Ÿคค
  9. It all depends how you look at thinks RV. Have a look at this drawing then turn it so the "After 6 beers" is on top. Hint the Neck becomes a Crown The nugget on top of the Container is the " sunbaker after it had a cold bath.
  10. I once read a book from a diary of a swagman on the Vic. Gold fields. Great story but not as much movie like action that this diary has potential for. Pity the Swagman: the Australian odyssey of a Victorian diarist by Bethan Phillips A biography of Joseph Jenkins (1818-1896), a Welsh farmer who left his wife and family to try his luck on the Victorian goldfields and remained in Australia for 27 years. Throughout his life Jenkins kept diaries, some of which have been published as 'The diary of a Welsh swagman'. These diaries reflect a complex man and give insight into nineteenth century life in rural Wales.
  11. That's a great outcome. There must be MORE in the vicinity. My largest Specimen was about 112/16+ ounces was found in an area that I specked the first nugget, but that was in Australia so they are more common here. I got over 1 kilo two years in a row from that locality. Lets hope you have the same outcome, and there are more photos coming from other members of that quality. Some specimens have a high gold content. Above the display containers, is some of my VLF days. 26 odd troy oz of gold (These were only 20 meters from the source ) plus my first ounce plus (4 oz) gold nugget and gold ring next to it. All of those finds were found with a VLF detector, including the coins found by the wife.
  12. I am with you there. 960 nuggets of ยฝ grain to make a Troy ounce, even if they are shallow, is that many holes worth the bragging rights. Stick with you GPZ and get the bigger deeper ones. It is not๐Ÿ where runs counts but weight does the same as sixes does to your score.
  13. Thanks for that one Lunk. The rust colouring is typical to numerous ones that I have found in that size and smaller they stand out to me but lot of people miss them, even when detecting in the general area. Thanks again, let hope we see a lot more photos from others.
  14. It amazes me what can be found just outside the popular spots and some times in the middle of the hot spots. I once found a 4 oz on one side of a sealed road and 11 gm on the other side, both were in the gutter, either side of the road. The road cut right through the centre of a surfaced patch. This spot was on the edge of a well known gold town close to the speed reduction sign going into the town. So who knows were it has been done totally with out giving it a quick go first. The 4 oz bit sounded like a "Coke Can" buried there. Good luck with your shot at Lake Havasu gold clubs claims
  15. That is a beautiful Specimen in some natural environment. Your size 3.5/1.5 Oz is that Quartz/Gold. Lets hope others put some sunbakers shots up. I noted all the other Quartz are not water worn so yours has travelled recently to not be buried more.
  16. Those limited batch hats ยฉ๏ธยฎ๏ธ should go quick, like rare coins. ๐Ÿ˜
  17. Rvpopeye the one I got was dead centre. I must of left that one for you ๐Ÿ˜† They all try and hide from us.
  18. How good are your eyes or your experience In the centre is a 6ยฝ ounce nugget but the other yellows are only rocks.
  19. You might as well get rid of them. The GPX-6000 is flooding the market. ๐Ÿค‘
  20. As kids we would put large pennies in Hg and pretend that they were florins (a two shillings or 2 bob ). I know Hg is dangerous and have used it to make amalgam. They even made tooth filling with it which I had (I guess that explains a lot๐Ÿฅบ). One problem I had about a year or two, was I had a few Kilos of Hg in a plastic lab container. The Plastic container was exposed to the sun light for a long time and perished with no indication it had . Luck was with me when I picked it up. The Container was in a billy, when I picked it up the plastic unit my fingers went right through the plastic and most of the Hg went into the billy but I still had a lot to recover of the bench and floor over a large area. The main thing is Carol was out at the time so I did not get told off. I hope I was not too much of topic but my pennies were silver.๐Ÿ˜‡
  21. The 'Berlin Rush' beginnings, August 1868 when Alexander Clelland sank a shallow shaft outside John Catto's Paddock and found a 60 oz nugget at the bottom. The Government rewarded him 100 pounds for the discovery of what he called "Bervie" Gold field. This name was spelled incorrectly and became Berlin in the official register. The Rheola area became famous for its beds of large nuggets scattered through the gullies. Some of the gold nuggets found during the 19th century include: The Needful found in 1869, Rum Ton found in 1870, Viscount Canterbury found in 1871, Precious found in 1871, Viscountess Canterbury and the Crescent found in 1872. John Catto's Paddock was the location of both the Precious and the Viscount Canterbury. The Precious was Victoriaโ€™ fourth largest nugget, weighted at 1,717 ounces. Well that's the way the cookie crumbles ๐Ÿ˜ข
  22. A great post Gerry and others but Gerry forgot to say SMALL COILS are very much lighter. ๐Ÿค“
  23. Well you know the Nox is one of the best detectors, but remember the tool is only 10% of the find. It is the operator and determination that gets the silver, gold and relics. You would of make your Grandfather proud. ๐Ÿ‘
  24. Tokens are one of my favourite finds. Rare as hell in Aus. but their value is no where near their rareness. Thanks for posting those ones you got.
  25. Small coils find small gold, that large coils can not react on. For a newbie this help them in get a nugget ( more about) and learn how to listen to the detector that will be a great asset when looking for larger nuggets at depth. The nugget that are large and shallow you only need to walk over them and not think they are junk. The old rule if you hear it dig it.
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