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  1. If only we could go back in time.
  2. Bonanzas gold finds in Victoria from the 1850s. The following is from ProspectingAustraliaForum ...........Link........
  3. This YouTube shows the work done, the effort put in by the gold diggers and the change to the environment that occurred during the 1850 - 1890 ......LINK.... for video below.
  4. Hi guys just wonder if anyone familiar with prospecting regulations in NSW🤭? I have been checking on gov website saying need a permit if prospect in state forest..but didn't really give much info about what the forests are??? Anyone used to prospect in forests???? Also I met a guy from gumtree told me he got some gold from tibooburra. There is no forest there..? He said only need to pay some money to petrol station to prospect...I am a bit confused. 😑 I was meant to go to WA this year but new car is still waiting till July so IDK if I can make it. If not I👽 will go to NSW. 😌
  5. This is why Kiwi's move to Australia 😁
  6. On the right holes dug by shovels back in the 1800s On the left mining by machines recently. I always fill in my holes mainly to prevent others from knowing it has been productive. As far as detector holes go they pale into insignificant compared to the damage done by mining.
  7. I did not realize the extent of the catastrophic flooding that has befallen Australia. Here in California we can identify with some of your problems, but like most everything else in the country, yours is bigger. Hang in there folks.
  8. Hi just wonder what is the best time normally for you to go there? I wanna do 2 months trip there and wanna neither too cold or hot. Last trip there on late Sep was terrbile for me some day above 30 I cant deal well lol🤯
  9. The great 1930 depression hope Lasseter's Reef. Article by "Australian Geographic Magazine" https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/history-culture/2019/07/lasseters-reef-will-it-ever-be-found/ ..... Correct LINK ....
  10. Source................> ****Australia**** Australian Exam Sample.pdf First Part.......... 1. Australia is as wide as the distance between London to Moscow. 2. The biggest property in Australia is bigger than Belgium. 3. More than 85% of Australians live within 50km of the coast. 4. In 1880, Melbourne was the richest city in the world. 5. Gina Rinehart, Australia’s richest woman, earns $1 million every half hour, or $598 every second. 6. In 1892, a group of 200 Australians unhappy with the government tried to start an offshoot colony in Paraguay to be called ‘New Australia’. 7. The first photos from the 1969 moon landing were beamed to the rest of the world from Honeysuckle Tracking Station, near Canberra. 8. Australia was the second country in the world to allow women to vote (New Zealand was first). 9. Each week, 70 tourists overstay their visas. 10. In 1856, stonemasons took action to ensure a standard of 8-hour working days, which then became recognised worldwide. 11. Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke set a world record for sculling 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds. Hawke later suggested that this was the reason for his great political success. 12. The world’s oldest fossil, which is about 3.4 billion years old, was found in Australia. 13. Australia is very sparsely populated: The UK has 248.25 persons per square kilometre, while Australia has only 2.66 persons per square kilometre. 14. Australia’s first police force was made up of the most well-behaved convicts. 15. Australia has the highest electricity prices in the world. 16. There were over one million feral camels in outback Australia, until the government launched the $19m Feral Camel Management Program, which aims to keep the pest problem under control. More than 60 more in PDF or Link
  11. A tiny but potentially deadly radioactive capsule has been found in WA’s outback, after it sparked a frantic search and unprecedented public health warning spanning hundreds of kilometres. ....Link....
  12. Is there a place in Australia that does repair besides Minelab and Woody?
  13. A good look at Aus. circumnavigate. I have been to all of their National Park location and done a lot more of bushwalking/hikes that they show. It is a hot country so it might be a chance to forget your USA blizzard and warm you up. It is in English.
  14. The wife decided to get rid of some of our coins and cash them in nearly $400 The metals are a mixture of copper and nickel . 5c, 10c, 20c and 50c coins are 75 per cent copper and 25 per cent nickel.
  15. Around 1900, a book was published detailing large Australian nugget finds. Can someone kindly supply title, author, and publication info? Thanks!
  16. Pretty cool Youtube channel of a West Australian chopper-muster pilot chasing gold via Robinson R44...... well worth a look:
  17. Has any one detected one of these. A Ballarat Miner's Safety hook. Miners soon discovered that… A Ballarat Miner's Safety hook. Miners soon discovered that even with a windlass and rope, pulling up a bucket of 'Wash Dirt' could be dangerous, especially to people down below, if the lip of the bucket caught and the contents dumped back down. to remedy this, they fashioned a Safety hook, which saved many headaches whilst also easy for disengaging the bucket at the surface, 33 cm long
  18. N° 2 and N° 4 Grandkids wanted to do a bushwalk with me so I took them to the start of the Australian Alps Walking Track as we only had my vehicle it had to be a there and back exercise from Walhalla to the Thomson River and back. The Australian Alps Walking Track is a long distance walking trail through the alpine areas of Victoria, New South Wales and ACT. It is 655 km long, starting at Walhalla (a historical gold field), Victoria and running through to Canberra. The track goes mainly though Australian national parks It ascends many peaks including Mount Kosciuszko, Mount Bogong, and Bimberi Peak. To walk the whole trail can take between 5 to 8 weeks. Now the boys insist on doing the next section to the STEEL BRIDGE as soon as time permits. The history of the track.
  19. The Yarra river flows through the heart of Melbourne an interesting Video of gold history area. ....Utube Link....
  20. This guy is very stupid, the Eastern Brown snake is one of the worst snakes to be on the wrong side off. They will chase you at a rate faster than a quick walk pace. I was in a situation where I had to step on the head of one of them to save an old lady that I was escorting to her mail box a ¼ Mile from her house . (hell she was about 15 years younger than I am now? 😁) Any way watch this idiot but remember some of us get old and stupid.😟
  21. Leaving LAX Sunday July 3 to OZ..🤠 Stay tuned for a probable interesting dramatic time..lolol
  22. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-26/metal-detectorist-reunites-hundreds-of-people-with-lost-wedding-/100828762 .....LINK.....
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