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#626

Daggy
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09 January 2017 03:45 pm

The only problem Toogoom, is that most of the grubs are "fly by nighters" that don't care because they wont be back anyway.
All around our area you get "townies" coming out to our swimming holes and picnic area's and leaving garbage strewn everywhere. They don't live here so they don't care!
The "Bucca crossing", just down the road from me, overnight campers getting on the piss, smashing bottles and crapping all over the place because they are too lazy to walk twenty metres to the public toilet.

It's a loosing battle that is getting worse, a sign of the times unfortunately. I don't think anyone on this forum would be that way inclined as we all want to be able to come back in the future. Common sense is getting rarer too as people don't need to think or use their imaginations anymore as it's all been done for them. The next generation is the biggest worry, won't work, no manners, no discipline, no pride!

Me and the missus were contract tomato pickers for twelve years so digging a hole in the shade is a breeze. Your right about keeping hydrated, me and the kids drank ten litres of water yesterday.

Thanks for listening to my rant.

Daggy


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#627

ktmman
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11 April 2017 07:22 pm

It's getting to digging time of the year again,going to head up on Easter Monday for a dig. Fingers crossed there is a nice one with my name on it.
Anyone else going for a dig over Easter?


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#628

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12 April 2017 09:00 am

Yeh see you there, by the time I get the kids motivated we won't be there till about nine.

Daggy


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#629

Lefty
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12 April 2017 02:48 pm

Thinking about heading down, not sure yet. Hopefully the excess water will have drained away from the hard floor by now.

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#630

Rockhound
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12 April 2017 04:18 pm

Hi all smile Went up to the diggings this morning for a look.Still pretty wet up there,up the top near the road isn't to bad but further down the hill there's water when you get down to the hard base.Also since I was last up there they have back filled all the holes up near the road making it hard to work out where to dig.
I was only up there for an hour or so and didn't find anything of interest.

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#631

Daggy
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12 April 2017 06:42 pm

A bit of water won't hurt, we always take a twenty litre drum with us to sluice the mud from the rocks. The last two times we went, it was wet.

Daggy


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#632

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12 April 2017 07:20 pm

When did you go up there last time Rockhound?
They had back filled near the road before we started going there, I think it was because it was a bit to close to the road.
It would be great to meet some more experienced fossickers to the site and compare techniques.

Daggy


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#633

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17 April 2017 05:11 pm

Great to meet a few people out at Lowmead today.
Got some good advice from ktmman and his mate, nice people and I'll look forward to bumping in to them again sometime.
Found the usual stuff, nothing exciting but the kids had fun until they got bored.

Daggy


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#634

ktmman
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18 April 2017 08:57 pm

Same Daggy, good to put faces to names and compare notes.
Will be out again soon for another look and try to beat my brothers finds.


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#635

LoneWolf
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18 April 2017 09:36 pm

smile If the Gemfields had WIFI.. my Daughter would be there like a shot... roll

LW...

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#636

ktmman
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18 April 2017 11:52 pm

That's what portable hotspots are for smile smile
My 10 year old forgot to take his tablet and DS, I found him a few giant worms to play with and he was all good.


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#637

Lefty
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19 April 2017 06:59 am

ktmman wrote:

That's what portable hotspots are for smile smile
My 10 year old forgot to take his tablet and DS, I found him a few giant worms to play with and he was all good.

There's plenty of those things there isn't there? The first time I saw one it dropped out of the wall of the hole and I thought for a second it was a small snake! yikes smile

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#638

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19 April 2017 06:14 pm

ktmman wrote:

That's what portable hotspots are for smile smile
My 10 year old forgot to take his tablet and DS, I found him a few giant worms to play with and he was all good.

Nooo don't tell her that... The 'Worms' will keep her away... lol lol

LW...

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#639

Daggy
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03 May 2017 06:13 pm

Going to Lowmead on Saturday.

Daggy


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#640

ktmman
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03 May 2017 07:08 pm

Good luck Daggy, hope you do well.


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#641

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05 May 2017 05:38 pm

Will let you know how we go.

Daggy


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#642

Daggy
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06 May 2017 06:14 pm

Had a nice day at Lowmead today.

Much the same mix of amethyst and citrine, we finally found some little bits of smokey but nothing worth posting pics of.
Your mate was right KTM, looks like we are following a vein.

Daggy


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#643

ktmman
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06 May 2017 07:28 pm

There is a pocket with your name on it somewhere out there Daggy, just a matter of moving enough sand.


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