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#26

Nugget
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17 June 2013 04:25 pm

Great work guys. I have just updated my first post with the terminology.

Nugget.

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17 June 2013 09:55 pm

@ DD: Wish you would reply my PM that quick! yikes  wink

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#28

CapnWheato
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25 June 2013 10:12 pm

Got another one: Sniping

#29

Colin&Lee
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26 June 2013 06:46 pm

Cons or concentrates smile

C&L


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26 June 2013 08:53 pm

Some to me obvious, handed down to me by my Father, although I think some may disagree.

A Speck of gold = up to 1 ounce.

A slug of gold = up to 10 ounces.

A nugget of gold = 10 ounce or over.


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#31

The Green Wanderer
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30 June 2013 08:36 pm

"wash layer" - a layer of old sediment and now covered by the exposed layer of overburden.


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#32

farmeroz
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29 July 2013 10:56 pm

Tsr  tsr's  ??


Half empty? Or half full? .... your cups the wrong size.

#33

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30 July 2013 12:02 am

http://www.lhpa.org.au/travelling-stock … nd-permits
Travelling Stock Reserve - crown reserves managed by the LHPA (Livestock Health & Pest Authority) that were historically used for stock movements. Still used now under lease for stock usually by adjoining landholders.  Can be used freely for walking, fishing, swimming etc & can be used for overnight camping, fossicking etc. under permit which is usually no problem to obtain.

#34

gavfromoz
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03 September 2013 01:17 am

Thanks guys, as a newbie these terms are another new language and an invaluable one.  I know that as time goes on, it will become second nature but you have to know them for that to happen.  Much appreciated smile


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08 September 2013 06:50 pm

I wish I read this at the start, spent hours on a hot rock yesterday, dug about an 8 inch hole and when you only have one leg and had a brocken back, its bloody hard work...

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrr mad  mad

OZ

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#36

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01 March 2014 01:08 pm

Thanks Nugget. It never hurts to re-hash some of the basic terminologies.
I like Redfin's "how to size your gold".

A Speck of gold = up to 1 ounce.

A slug of gold = up to 10 ounces.

A nugget of gold = 10 ounce or over.
Remember if you don't learn somethin' new each day-you aint livin'
Jaros


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#37

cinken
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13 January 2015 10:06 pm

Hey guys,
Great glossary lists. Us newbies can look a little foolish when conversing with fellow detectors, trying to sound knowledgeable.
These lists certainly help. That's why I love this site, everyone is upfront.
Cinken


Any size is a good size

#38

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24 February 2015 05:37 pm

Emu egg - A single lonely nugget found on virgin soil but no other gold in the vicinity! "Caution" emu eggs cause great frustration, copious swearing and high blood preasure. mad


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#39

mushmouse
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17 April 2015 01:42 am

Here is some home made terminology smile

suconds:
A measurement of time. How long it takes that leech that has been hanging around all morning to latch onto your arm the moment you start working a crevice in still water.

sedimental
The warm and fuzzy feeling one has for their equipment when you check the tailings in the catch pan..and find no gold loss.

toolettes syndrome
A verbal expulsion of profanities when you realise you have left your shovel at home/back at the river.

rocktomism
Self-convincing belief that you will remember to avoid stepping on that wobbly boulder that put you in the creek, ..only to do it again 5 minutes later...

blizard
a phenonomen that occurs when you have a lunch break and are suddenly surrounded by a hundred skinks

weighders
Waterproof outerwear that becomes heavier through the day when you realise that home made patch job just didnt quite take.

clazy
You know you should puddle the solid grey stuff for its possible gold bearing contents -but you can't be bothered. Too clazy.

tarpidation
The internal anxiety one feels as you drive to your favorite spot, praying no-one else has set up camp first.

lapsadary
Taking 'one of a kind' rocks home only to realise that you have 324 other 'one of a kind' rocks that are identical

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#40

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17 April 2015 02:24 am

mushmouse,

What an excellent first post. You have set the bar very high for yourself. I can see myself in quite a few of those definitions!

and Welcome to PA! Keep up the good work Son.

Cheers

RS

#41

Explorer385
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15 June 2015 10:41 pm

Some very good information here - thanks to all for your efforts


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#42

Boirefish
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08 January 2016 12:19 pm

Great list, I was wondering what bedrock and specie meant after watching some videos last night!

#43

Chewy
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08 January 2016 03:19 pm

Gold MM. Very well done. smile


Here gold gold gold gold.

#44

Kiwi digging
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14 November 2016 09:29 pm

hi nugget

rubbish
junk


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15 November 2016 07:33 am

Fugget: When you detect a target, dig it it up and realise that it's not gold and you say "aarrgghh fugget".


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BigWave
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15 November 2016 08:43 am

There's fugly and fuseless as well lol
Could also add Costean and Adit


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#47

silver
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15 November 2016 09:03 am

BigWave wrote:

There's fugly and fuseless as well lol
Could also add Costean and Adit

Don't forget to add their meanings BW. lol


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#48

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15 November 2016 09:36 am

Oops:
Fugly: A terrifyingly hideous looking piece of jewellery.
Fuseless: A totally useless item that is guaranteed to break on first use.
Costean: A trench dug on the side of a slope to determine gold shedding.
Adit: A horizontal shaft, often dug into the side of a hill to intersect high grade ores.


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#49

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15 November 2016 02:15 pm

Arachnileptic fit. That funny dance ya do when walking straight through a head height spider web.


Here gold gold gold gold.

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#50

incey
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20 April 2018 06:23 pm

I've noticed from youtube vids that there's lots of terms for the sizes of the pieces found in the pan, pickers, 100's, 200's, specks and so on. could you make a list of common ones ?


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