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  1. It depends on a number of factors how long a "pegged" lease is pending. The native title process is usually the slow moving train. If the area has a native title determination (or even a NT claim pending) then it needs to go through the bureaucratic process which can take 6-8 months if you are lucky. In other areas where there is no NT established or extinguished, the pegging to live lease can be less than 10 weeks. I've got about 10 leases, I particularly like the 10 week ones... As Dave above says, its the same for everyone so I too go on pending leases. cheers BB
  2. Thanks Steve Trailblazing it is then ... I will try and do a "how to" post, will probably more a "how to not". Cheers BB
  3. Steve or others Would anyone know the actual batteries used (type/voltage etc) and the amount of batteries needed to change out the pack? Cheers BB
  4. Hello all I'm just wondering if anybody has taken a GPZ 7000 battery and replaced the (I'm guessing 18650??) cells? I have two battery packs both out of warranty and have some time on my hands at home due to bloody Rona. Stay safe Cheers BBB
  5. Here is my short story. A mate of mine has two of these. Puffed out chest, bleating on about how great they are, he's on all the vallon forums etc etc. Took him out to some mineralised ground (nothing super special) and let him rip. Well that lasted two minutes, the vallon did nothing but scream. He now has a 7000. The end. Cheers BB
  6. Mob boss, strip club owner and prospector (obviously). Nothing to see here, carry on. BB
  7. It's good to see Qantas and the hotel got my memo ........ I have no problems if you use Paul as a human shield ... Awaiting culling day proclamation, should be any day now, carry on. cheers BB
  8. Too flashy Paul. I just call it "Walking Gambling Disorder" WGD. The Oz version is "Swearing Walking Gambling Disorder" SWGD. DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria: Gambling Disorder A. Persistent and recurrent problematic gambling behavior leading to clinically significant impairment or distress, as indicated by the individual exhibiting four (or more) of the following in a 12-month period: 1. Needs to gamble with increasing amounts of money in order to achieve the desired excitement. GPZ 7000 case in point... 2. Is restless or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop gambling. Like that will happen........... 3. Has made repeated unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back, or stop gambling. Yer right........... 4. Is often preoccupied with gambling (e.g., having persistent thoughts of reliving past gambling experiences, handicapping or planning the next venture, thinking of ways to get money with which to gamble). Ringing any bells? 5. Often gambles when feeling distressed (e.g., helpless, guilty, anxious, depressed). Code for not being on a patch.... 6. After losing money gambling, often returns another day to get even (“chasing” one’s losses). That patch is flogged, wait I'll go back one more time. 7. Lies to conceal the extent of involvement with gambling. I had to stay there honey, car trouble ....... 8. Has jeopardized or lost a significant relationship, job, or educational or career opportunity because of gambling. Becoming a small scale miner or leaseholder..... 9. Relies on others to provide money to relieve desperate financial situations caused by gambling. I'll pay you back with nuggets ....... B. The gambling behavior is not better explained by a manic episode. Specify if: Episodic: Meeting diagnostic criteria at more than one time point, with symptoms subsiding between periods of gambling disorder for at least several months. Beginning prospectors ..... Persistent: Experiencing continuous symptoms, to meet diagnostic criteria for multiple years. "Normal" prospectors.....
  9. Didn't miss ...... had you scoped the whole time. You wouldn't want to be here now, Hades is cooler. Mt Magnet/Meeka just had 17 days over 40C .... no fun. Cheers BB
  10. Good on you Paul ..... Great work. Cheers BB
  11. Oh Paul ........ Do we really need to play these games. 8am this morning, Meeka caravan park parked in front of the ablution block. Again - be afraid You're in my territory now. BB
  12. I thought you were a smart bloke. Congregating at the caravan park ....... like shooting fish in a barrel. Be afraid. BB
  13. Shot gun ready..... it's culling season.... the more the merrier... Have a good safe flight... Cheers BB
  14. They are all way too clean for my liking ........ they are all paid actors surely ...... Cheers BB
  15. 47 Grammer It's what I have and have used for over a year. It is amazing and yes I have thrown it up in serious wind - it loves it - just got to have the balls to get it out and fly in big wind. I'm not trying to make a movie (which you absolutely can with this thing) , I'm looking for gold......... Cheers BB
  16. I'd answer mate but I'm not an average prospector ......... I've had it the 7 from day one. It is not a 4000 or 5000. Don't expect it to behave like it. It's loud and constantly talking to you. It's like being married for a long time. You need to hear the important stuff through the noise and that takes time and practice (and therapy for some).... It is better now on salty ground with the new updates to the software. I still have my 5000 and use it on really salty ground (think really salty ground here in WA) All the blokes swearing by the 5000 have not seen what it can do up close an personal. It's deadly on little stuff and deep stuff. The clencher for me was seeing a mate with his 7000 in laterite ground punch nearly 2.5 foot for a 1.5 grammer. The other mate had his 5000 and heard it half way down the hole. Tears were involved. I can hear a nugget coming from a greater distance (if you know what I mean), the ZVT seems to extrude out from the coil in all directions much further than the classic PI machines therefore I feel I cover more ground (contentious). Tip - start with factory settings. Don't get funky too quick, otherwise you will want to wrap it around a tree. Smash out a fair bit with factory settings. You will dig ground noise in the beginning, we all do, suck it up. Next, get your head around normal mode (basically flat out) and difficult mode. Always try normal mode first, decrease sensitivity all the way to 2 or 1 before you move to difficult mode. Normal is a beast (ground dependent of course). As northeast says above - read JP and Steve The 5000 was the best until the 7000 came along. That's pretty much it from my point of view. Cheers BB
  17. Norvic you are a party pooper - cover blown, yes it's a culling device. BB
  18. G'day Reg I have been flying the Mavic Pro for over a year. It is just an amazing piece of kit. Not only is it compact and I have it setup to deploy within a minute, its video and real-time footage are spectacular. I think I'm a bit more adventurous that the blokes above - I'll send mine 3 km's away with no VLS. We usually have someone on wedgie watch though, don't mess with the wedgies. What do we use it for? Well, all sorts of things. Finding our way into difficult spots, deploy the drone and find an old track. Up fence lines that look dodgy and overgrown to see if we can make it. We've found shafts and old dryblowings that you would have to stumble over to find. Followed a bloke who was trying to follow us (that was very funny stuff). Getting birds-eye-view of runs and dig-holes as well as documenting our pushes. I have some fantastic cinematic videos of the amazing areas we prospect - some are breathtaking. I would love to share these but the blokes I go out with would rather not. Is it expensive - yes. Hard to learn - not really but like anything it takes time and a bit of practice. My advice is of course not to get one for a few more years ......... Cheers BB
  19. It is the mona lisa of stickers. Only thing on my rig. Cheers BB
  20. 5 Ouncer - recent push on our lease in FNQ ...... Cheers BB
  21. My imagination is running wild with the possibilities. Hours of fun, shooting and laughing as the they all scurry for cover. This is next level culling and makes me want to get my chopper license. I notice the new rig has an open tray Tuna - you could at least get a few shooters on there with a spotty and light them up. Air and ground assault. I like. BB
  22. Dave Pics or it never happened ..... am interested in giving this a whirl Cheers BB
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