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#51

hAyyoUinAU
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28 October 2017 01:33 pm

Not only is quartz and ironstone gold's best friends, but so are fault lines. wink


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28 October 2017 01:36 pm

Someone correct me, the Carbean Rd (Canal Creek) diggings would be classed as placer gold. So not necessarily a fault, but a fault would not be too far away.


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28 October 2017 01:59 pm

legend!! cheers mate!!! Damit!! found it!! I stopped just up from the twins in that open clear area yesterday!! spider was here and those dam ants...& found the necklace near that old cattle structure/timber thing lol...should have kept going bit further!

there would be heaps of species I reckon in those gravels!!

I've only got the standard 14inch on the zed...but I'll test it out in puddlers/twins next visit now I know where to go...prob next thurs!


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28 October 2017 02:21 pm

hAyyoUinAU wrote:

Someone correct me, the Carbean Rd (Canal Creek) diggings would be classed as placer gold. So not necessarily a fault, but a fault would not be too far away.

Spot on.

My source recently told me Canal Creek and Puddler is still producing gold for him with his GPX and 12 Evo coil.

I reckon the GPZ should do well also there being the superior detector with either its 14 or 19 coils

It is amazing how you can return and wonder how did I miss that one before.

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28 October 2017 03:08 pm

Cheers Rush! I've no idea on placer gold/fault gold...but its sounding like good spot to hit next trip out!!!


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28 October 2017 05:02 pm

does anyone know the biggest nugget found in Durikai yet??


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28 October 2017 05:07 pm

The gold I got was sub gram. The gold I saw in photo from area was all diff sizes ranging from 1-2 ounces to sub grammers. Heaps and heaps of small stuff. Apparently that is what Durikai is known for. Small stuff. But what is small to some is big to others.


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28 October 2017 06:51 pm

omg..imagine finding an ounce nugg!! I'll be happy with any size lol


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29 October 2017 06:00 am

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29 October 2017 07:58 pm

gonna have a crack at andos patch next trip..hopefully next thursday!..then maybe try Talgai bottom end near big hill rd and old thanes creek rd...Dunn gully! from research looks close to source as rough..not smooth nuggets been pulled..any one know what i'm on about lol?...im just hoping from research...


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#61

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29 October 2017 10:32 pm

Andos patch I have heard of. But like pudlers had a lot of work. Talgai has possibilities and nuggets pulled but the areas such as dunns gully are not exactly in the GPA, not the part where the big gold was found. I think that and others are on private land. Thanes Creek gold also seems to be left over fine gold that came down stream from the old battery crushing stamps from mines.

Your research is spot on. Gold and Ghosts has quite a bit of info on the area. And it shows you roughly what areas to look and what kind of gold you should expect to find. That is why I would always favour Talgai over Durikai. But Durikai has produced as well, and it is also not listed too much besides Canal Creek.


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30 October 2017 07:44 am

Cheers mate! Those Gold and Ghosts volumes are probably going to be collector item as not cheap now as sounds like treasure maps essentially!! lol now on the search for a volume 3 haha

I'll check out areas but looks like on the gov map area of Talgai that the approved fossicking area lays just close to /just off dunn gully...geeze its close lol

or follow shanty gully as splits off dunn and heads into the approved area for sure!

ahh well, might be knocking on some locals doors just to be safe lol


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30 October 2017 08:51 am

I think tributaries of Dunns Gully and Shanty are in the GPA but not the spot where they actually found the big gold.

But saying that, there has been some nice gold found in the GPA. I would be doing the same thing, check every gully there first.


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30 October 2017 11:20 am

ahh that be right lol only allow fossicking where no gold is historic haha

But you never know until you get out there!! technology these days compared to what they were using back in the day...could discover that elusive chunk of gold!


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30 October 2017 01:08 pm

Dan78 wrote:

ahh that be right lol only allow fossicking where no gold is historic haha

But you never know until you get out there!! technology these days compared to what they were using back in the day...could discover that elusive chunk of gold!

That's the right attitude Dan78. You never know unless you try.

I always have this inner argument about that. Tech these days versus what they had. But they also had MORE GOLD, and a lot more of it. Sunbakers, muti ouncers, rich patches and untouched reefs. They got to it first and got a lot of the easy stuff. Then if you were unlucky enough, the Chinese came through and picked up all the crumbs they missed. So we are left with the crumb of the crumbs. So we really do need the tech to help us out. (And some crazy weather events)

The other funny thing is most of the biggest gold nuggets found were actually not far from the surface. Jeff Williams has an episode about that, larger nuggets settling on top of smaller fine gold.

Don't worry Dan, there will be some gold there regardless. No one finds everything. Location, size and depth is something you will have to figure out when you find it.

You know the old saying, Gold is where you find it. Now I know what they mean by that.


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30 October 2017 04:23 pm

Yup just gotta get out there!! crazy the amount of gold pulled back in the day...from reading old newspaper clippings and I'm sure they've missed a couple pockets...I'll be happy with little crumbs of crumbs...and hopefully little chunky crumbs

Still determined to pull nuggs out of Durikai so will go back there first..just past the twins is the top of Andos patch..hopefully on Thursday, then venture up to Talgai

Got eaten alive last weeks visit by mozzies..still itchin lol! and that was inbetween few nests of bull ants and a pissed off funnel web spider lol...will have to bring some extra arrogard i reckon!


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#67

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30 October 2017 05:17 pm

I always carry Aeroguard in my backpack. :-)


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30 October 2017 08:38 pm

same,,but left it in the Fj and it must have worn off after couple hrs lol


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#69

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30 October 2017 09:00 pm

Dan78
I will be out in that area this week-end. If I see anyone there I try and say g'day. I am running and SDC and have found a few sub grammars at Durikai. People are still finding bits at Durikai but I do think some of the stories of finds are much larger than the actual bits of gold.

Anyway hope to catch up in the filed.Hayouinau as well.
Cheers
Mike


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31 October 2017 08:14 am

Hi Mike,

Sounds good, I'll be out Thurs/Fri!! if you see a dirty muddy black FJ then probably me haha!!

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#71

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31 October 2017 09:05 am

Cheers Dan i wont get there till Friday arvo..gotta work unfortunately. Catch you next time


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31 October 2017 12:21 pm

Good luck fellas. Going for another back procedure tommorrow and hopefully in the near future will bump into you out there.
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#73

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31 October 2017 02:42 pm

Best of luck Jaros, hope it goes well mate. thumbsup


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#74

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02 November 2017 05:23 pm

patience, when you learn that you will find gold........ thumbsup
i just got back from 3 days at durakai and no gold..... sad
below is what i found over a 4 week period last month.
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and the 14.39gram came from andos patch. wink


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02 November 2017 06:25 pm

Nice work bkm tongue


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