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#576

Smoky bandit
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09 September 2019 07:24 am

Hi mate
I have not heard of any restrictions on QLD beaches.
Moreton bay council and their local laws department are also unaware of any restrictions for beach hunting.. Here you do not need a fossicing permit unless you are in a GPA or using a pan or sluce on unoccupied land....
Use common sence when detecting parks.
If it's a manicured lawn, stay away .
Also don't carry a shovel , use a small had digger or screw driver and practice how to do recover the target with minimal damage to the grass.
Council doesn't mine you detecting , as long as you leave no sign of damage to the ground...
Best bet is go early like I do .
That way you never see anyone. thumbsup


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#577

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09 September 2019 09:04 am

Cheers, and thanks for the advice.....as I say....a lot to learn.....I am so pleased after reading the posts in this thread about the Equinix 800....I feel like I have made a good decision.....there are a lot to choose from.?

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#578

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09 September 2019 09:23 am

Patriot+1 wrote:

Cheers, and thanks for the advice.....as I say....a lot to learn.....I am so pleased after reading the posts in this thread about the Equinix 800....I feel like I have made a good decision.....there are a lot to choose from.?

Good decision.
The Nox 800 would be one of the top coin and relic machine on the market .....As good as the dues, and not far behind the CTX in my personal opinion.
Good luck out there hope you find heaps. thumbsup


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#579

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10 September 2019 04:59 am

Don't dig during droughts.... the 4D rule.
The grass doesn't ever recover properly , and even fill your holes back in on the beach... nothin worse than an ugly beach after someones dug open holes everywhere (tripping danger too).
And remember the first nation people everytime you dig into the ground (only remove new age things.... leave the ancient stuff where it was, as it's all important to someone through out time). smile


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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#580

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10 September 2019 07:03 am

silver wrote:

Don't dig during droughts.... the 4D rule.
The grass doesn't ever recover properly , and even fill your holes back in on the beach... nothin worse than an ugly beach after someones dug open holes everywhere (tripping danger too).
And remember the first nation people everytime you dig into the ground (only remove new age things.... leave the ancient stuff where it was, as it's all important to someone through out time). smile

Don't think you'll find any Aboriginal artifacts with a metal detector ol mate.. lol lol lol lol tongue tongue


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#581

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10 September 2019 07:52 am

Thanks Silver, for the advice....like most things it comes back to common sense and respect.
Cheers.

#582

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10 September 2019 02:24 pm

Yeah.... always a chance of an artifact as a consequence any time you dig a hole.
80000+ years here.....not long till we find out it's over a million years+ I'll bet tongue


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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#583

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23 November 2019 08:52 am

G'day all,
It's been a couple of months since I had a swing.
So went down to my trashy beach to give the F2 update a go.
At first I wasn't to sure if it was doing anything but then the targets started coming.
Got a handful of crusty coins.1574459272_20191123_071727-1024x2107.jpg
A few silver to clean.1574459305_20191123_071731-1024x2107.jpg
And the find of the day for me was this WW2 medal.
Not to sure what it is yet but I'll give it a clean.1574459394_20191123_055413-1024x2107.jpg1574459408_20191123_055442-1024x2107.jpg
Everything came from this 1mtr patch..Nothing either side to be found.1574459470_20191123_064514-1024x2107.jpg
Cheers beer


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#584

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23 November 2019 10:58 am

Nice finds in that little patch
power cool thumbsup
And... welcome to the club Smokey thumbsup
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Link to post
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 416#p86416


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#585

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23 November 2019 11:35 am

Cheers Silver ...:Y: beer


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#586

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23 November 2019 02:45 pm

I'd be happy with that... ? Weather here has been shite with the odd day that is good to go for a swing.. thumbsup


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#587

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23 November 2019 06:27 pm

silver wrote:

Nice finds in that little patch
power cool thumbsup
And... welcome to the club Smokey thumbsup
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … m_2557.jpg
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Hey Silver, it cleaned up well mate. smile thumbsup
Cheers GDA. thumbsup 1574493942_20191123_171742-1024x2107.jpg1574493966_20191123_171757-1024x2107.jpg


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#588

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23 November 2019 06:40 pm

top find mate
The Italy Star is a military campaign medal, instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945 for award to British Commonwealth forces who served in the Italian Campaign from 1943 to 1945, during the Second World War


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#589

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23 November 2019 06:44 pm

That's awesome, never heard of that medal but it's a beauty. Looks like a good haul of silvers under the crust too!


Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one keeps getting away!

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#590

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23 November 2019 06:51 pm

7.62marksman wrote:

top find mate
The Italy Star is a military campaign medal, instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945 for award to British Commonwealth forces who served in the Italian Campaign from 1943 to 1945, during the Second World War

Cheers Mate .
Thanks for the info. thumbsup beer
Its still in good condition for being buried in beach sand for an unknown amount of time. thumbsup


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#591

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23 November 2019 08:17 pm

Great looking medal, it survived the salt pretty good - I wonder how long it had been buried for.


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#592

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23 November 2019 10:44 pm

Dave79 wrote:

That's awesome, never heard of that medal but it's a beauty. Looks like a good haul of silvers under the crust too!

4 thrips a sixer and a rams head Dave thumbsup


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#593

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23 November 2019 10:59 pm

how do you clean the coins they turn out great thanks

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#594

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24 November 2019 03:48 am

1574527642_screenshot_2019-11-24-02-45-57.jpg
maybe the cleanup on it worked well because of the alloy type thumbsup


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#595

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24 November 2019 09:02 am

indi wrote:

how do you clean the coins they turn out great thanks

Hi Iindi.
The coppers just soak In vinigar for an hour or so then into the tumbler for another hour or so.
I should have let them soak in the vinigar longer but I was mainly concerned about the italy star.
Cheers thumbsup


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#596

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24 November 2019 05:06 pm

thanks for that always wondered

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#597

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24 November 2019 05:34 pm

nice haul you have there Smoky thumbsup

Last edited by Ded Driver (24 November 2019 05:34 pm)


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#598

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24 November 2019 06:30 pm

Ded Driver wrote:

nice haul you have there Smoky thumbsup

Cheers Ded .
It was a fun morning thumbsup


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#599

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30 November 2019 09:01 am

Hi Guys,
Went for a swing for a couple of hours this morning and got a few small silver's,Nothing to exciting but was a nice relaxing morning.1575064686_20191130_060954-1024x2107.jpg1575064704_20191130_061256-1024x2107.jpg1575064730_20191130_061700-1024x2107.jpg1575064745_20191130_061726-1280x622.jpg
And a button1575064781_20191130_062604-1024x2107.jpg
Cheers beer beer


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#600

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26 January 2020 03:28 pm

Gave Gympie ago this morning with the oldest and youngest bandits .
A couple of hours at the GPA and another spot produced SFA but the bonding session was great.
The new 888 sluice was awesome but unfortunately today the gold gods were busy eleswhere. 1580012615_20200126_080651-600x1234.jpg1580012645_20200126_080702-600x1234.jpg1580012678_20200126_103146-600x1234.jpg1580012703_20200126_084804-600x1234.jpg1580012735_20200126_141120-600x1234.jpg
Not as much water flow as I expected in gympie but I'm not making excuses playful lol beer


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