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Trent King last won the day on October 4 2016

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  1. I have the same kit so can answer Fred, It is Dewalt, with the 9ah battery the vacuum runs for about 25min continuous, but obviously you would be just switching it on an off so should last a lot longer. I use it for rock samples with a 32mm drill bit and can easily do 20 holes before swapping batteries. The battery technology is amazing nowdays, I have nearly every tool dewalt make. I did 12 cuts of solid 2โ€ bar and was still going strong with their 54v grinder !
  2. Yeh good ole gpx5000 with 16โ€ nf, plus Cat 427 ๐Ÿ˜‚ I was fairly surprised 120g, not much gold was visible until smashed. I originally guessed about 80g of gold by going of the sound and depth, so was pretty happy with the result. Not wrong there Vic, itโ€™s hard to get good help.
  3. The ugly nugget patch is still producing, snagged this beauty this morning. I have dollied 100g of chunks but havent finished it off yet, I needed a beer ๐Ÿป
  4. There are plenty of better options that do the same thing (maps plus for example) no point in paying an annual fee for this in my opinion, also it is about 3000km away from where he is prospecting. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘
  5. I donโ€™t keep records of individual nuggets any more since the SDC2300 just got too many, but remember getting a 0.07g about 5 years ago with the Minelab 18โ€ round on the 5000.
  6. A nice looking one finally from the ugly nugget patch. I dont think I have the heart to smash this one, might flog it off as is.
  7. I just smashed all the ugly buggers up in the dolly pot, 32g of chunks plus a pan full of fines. I got a fairly good idea where the source is, drilling on a mates lease nearby first week of March, might poke a couple holes in to check it out ๐Ÿ˜‰
  8. Good luck Mitchel, Iโ€™m sure the Victorian boys will look after you. My favourite spot in Victoria is panning in Reedy Ck near Beechworth, gems and gold ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‰. ( I did a YouTube vid there a few years ago, should be able to find it with google)
  9. Finally finished drilling and got to go out bush chasing nuggets again this week, I am going to rename this area the โ€˜ugly nuggetโ€™ patch. Paul and JP would have fond memories of this spot from last year ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‰ I will try to leave a few for yous ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿป
  10. Iโ€™ve done loads of prospecting in Tassie, not as much gold but you can get Osmiridium there, worth even more then gold! I wonโ€™t be rushing down to sluice in the snow again though, sitting in the backhoe over here is much more pleasant . New generator turned up for the dry blower yesterday, 25kva Lister ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜
  11. Why does it have to be waterproof? Hasnโ€™t rained here in 6 months ๐Ÿค”
  12. Thank you for the detailed reply Chris. Itโ€™s always interesting to hear about how other people are going about things. A 375m diamond hole with hassles that missed the target would generally kill a project here, and make it hard to get more holes drilled by investors. They donโ€™t mention any assay results? The majority of targets we drill have a significant halo so even when you miss you know your close, is that different there? We are spoilt over here with loads of shallow areas to make exploration easier, when funding the drilling ourselves we purposely target shallower ground. I actually dropped a 2000ha tenement a year or two back that had drill results of 38gpt Au at 120m deep purely because it was too costly to drill through the 80m of sediment to reach the fresh rock and prove the deposit. Good luck with it and I hope it all turns out for you.
  13. Yes it was a ground based in loop TEM survey. We had already mapped the surface gossans with our XRF, so had a fair idea. Unfortunately as you know everything in this game cost a lot, but the rewards are usually worth it if your ground work is good. Surveys over here are usually not too bad , but the drilling is a killer. We drilled 120 holes to 70m on another project last year, now thatโ€™s expensive!
  14. Thanks for the reply Chris. We have also spent a lot of time exploring for VMS deposits in the last year. Waiting on our best conductor to be modelled at the moment so we can stick a hole in and flog it off. Obviously Paul did listen occasionally during his lessons ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚
  15. Whatโ€™s your big metal detector looking for Chris? Is it magnetics, or more like vms conductors ?
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