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Nightjar
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14 January 2016 10:32 am

Hello members,
Have read and heard of gold being referred to as Gim.
Can anyone explain where this originated and any reference they may have?

Cheers
Peter


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#2

grubstake
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From: Perth, WA
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14 January 2016 10:44 am

Gold Illegally Mined

Probably a police report term originally, for gold purloined from a company workplace by miners, maintenance personnel, etc.

Here's an interesting short piece about the history of gold stealing in WA: https://www.leaverswa.com.au/Police/Crime/Gold-stealing

Edit: added historic info link

Last edited by grubstake (14 January 2016 10:50 am)


Where it is, there it is.

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AtomRat
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From: Katazone, VIC
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14 January 2016 12:12 pm

Nice little bit of info thread smile


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G0lddigg@
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14 January 2016 01:58 pm

interesting indeed, never came across this term myself till now.

theres a book
http://www.chartandmapshop.com.au/28074 … 0859055758


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#5

G0lddigg@
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14 January 2016 02:00 pm

Gim

A Gim is a person who is very needy and is often involved in 'over taking' as opposed to being a person with a giving nature. They are the type of people who can often be referred to as 'moochers', expecting others to work hard so that THEY can reap the rewards!

Gims are greedy and often resort to an icy temperament when they don't get what they want. Gims are leeches, through and through.

If only one piece of bread remained that could feed 3 people, a gim would be the type of person to gobble that piece of bread up and deny that it ever existed.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=GIM


*The real Gold is the Journey and the friends we make
Engineering Gold Sluices and Highbankers

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AtomRat
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14 January 2016 02:26 pm

Politicians?


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Bazz
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14 January 2016 02:35 pm

is that politically correct???

big_smile glasses ops


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