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#101

Mackka
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05 January 2018 07:12 pm

Hey Jarod, I think there is heaps still out there as no one is finding anything except lead it seams. Best of luck on your next op mate.
Mackka wink

#102

hAyyoUinAU
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07 January 2018 08:56 pm

Just came back from Durikai, and yes there is gold out there. You just have to look a bit harder.
Found enough to pay for my fuel and maybe a bit more, have specimen to crack open and see how much it weighs.

Also, there are people doing the wrong thing out there, and if I catch them again, I will report them. Without hesitation.
There is a reason they designate areas for fossicking. I don't like greedy people at all.

I won't say anything further on the matter.

PS. It took me 3 days and over 30kms of walking to find what I did, but that is the whole part of this.
It is not just about swinging a detector over every square inch of available area, that will lead you no where but to Frustration City.

Spend some time walking the land and reading the ground and finding the areas that look ideal.
Look for areas that look like they have not been detected by every man and his son.
(Meaning you want an area that has only had 50 people detecting it over the last 2 years rather than and area that has had 500 people on it in 2 years)

GOOD LUCK PEOPLE, MAY YOU FIND HEAPS OF SHINY

Oh, and my buddy also found a sunbaker whilst we were halving lunch. Unbelievable, but luckily I have it all on film. 0.0036grams. No detector would pick it up, we tried.
Made his day.


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#103

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07 January 2018 11:30 pm

Correction 0.036 grams was the eyeballed sunbaker


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#104

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09 January 2018 12:39 pm

1515461506_durikai_jan_2018_finds_pt1.jpg

When you are given a flogged area to work in, you have to work harder for the AU. But if you are persistent, you will find some.
And you will learn more about the area as you dig targets and where to look and where not to look.

Found a huge reef (not Lasseter's Reef size) unworked. Keen to go back again. That is the area where I picked up the 0.66grammer.
And as always on the last day, lol.

Good luck people. Keep hydrated if you are out and stay safe.

PS. I did not encounter one snake at all in my 3 days out. And that was dusk till dawn. Guess I made enough noise.


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#105

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09 January 2018 12:52 pm

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Thought I would share, Couldn't keep this one locked up, too pretty, so it is my daily inspiration.


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#106

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09 January 2018 02:18 pm

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Durikai Sunbaker

Undetectable gold

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#107

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09 January 2018 02:25 pm

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0.66grams 4inches down in hard pack. Was a Kinder Surprise. My first.
Good solid signal on ZED.

High Yield
Difficult
Low Smoothing
Patch/off

Hope this helps anyone else


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#108

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09 January 2018 06:28 pm

Well done. At least we know there is some gold there now. thumbsup


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13 January 2018 12:17 pm

Nice work hAyyoUinAU!!! That looks like you dug a few holes mate!

its too hot lol!! I'm gonna wait for some cooler weather...don't know how the heck they do it in WA hahaaaa


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#110

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13 January 2018 03:25 pm

Yeah, early morning stints are still okay, but once 11am hit, it can get pretty full on. That's when you have some lunch and find all the shady spots when detecting.

Beautiful country.

At least we have access to fresh water and a/c in the modern age. Imagine the old timers. Hardened fellas they were.

I will be out after the next batch of rain goes through, till then I have some local hunting to do.

Be good!


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#111

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13 January 2018 03:27 pm

Might head to the beach, nice quartz reefs there.


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#112

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13 January 2018 05:20 pm

yea I reckon I'll do bit on the beach in between trips out to whoop whoop! Hopefully find some gold rings lol


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#113

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28 January 2018 10:47 am

got a ctx 3030 for the beach - much better than the zed lol...for beaches...not for Durikai haha


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#114

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28 January 2018 11:11 am

Howdy

A good post

Lived around Brisbane for a few years

Been out to these areas mentioned a few times

Found 1 piece .6g at the carbean rd. designated area , past the spider house on the right

Other piece I found was at Glendons , in what they call , the buffer zone .
It’s a very flat open area that has been graded , pushed , etc.

In the office at Glendons. There used to be a pic on the wall of a 4 oz round ball piece found on the property about 10 years back

Is the Karara pub still open ?


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#115

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28 January 2018 11:20 am

It sure is.


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#116

hAyyoUinAU
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28 January 2018 01:00 pm

Trash wrote:

Howdy

A good post

Lived around Brisbane for a few years

Been out to these areas mentioned a few times

Found 1 piece .6g at the carbean rd. designated area , past the spider house on the right

Other piece I found was at Glendons , in what they call , the buffer zone .
It’s a very flat open area that has been graded , pushed , etc.

In the office at Glendons. There used to be a pic on the wall of a 4 oz round ball piece found on the property about 10 years back

Is the Karara pub still open ?

Great Pub and great people. Recommended

Do you still live in Brisbane?


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#117

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28 January 2018 01:49 pm

Gday Hayyou ,

Currently in Melbourne looking after my mother

trying to upload some info. on Talgai & Pratten - says file too big , but it is documents , don't think it can be shrunk ?


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#118

hAyyoUinAU
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28 January 2018 03:15 pm

Trash wrote:

Gday Hayyou ,

Currently in Melbourne looking after my mother

trying to upload some info. on Talgai & Pratten - says file too big , but it is documents , don't think it can be shrunk ?

I sent you a PM.

Also, yeah over 2MB files it doesn't like.


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#119

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28 January 2018 03:32 pm

Thanks HAyyou

Looking forward to seeing more of your vids ..!


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#120

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05 February 2018 11:00 pm

bloody annoying reading this , i am only bit over an hour away from there and have been trying to get a detector suitable for the job since they opened up that place to prospecting and i joined the club at big hill where nick bought his block still trying ,so i hope you guys leave a few bits for when i get my machine .

johno


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#121

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06 February 2018 09:10 am

texta wrote:

bloody annoying reading this , i am only bit over an hour away from there and have been trying to get a detector suitable for the job since they opened up that place to prospecting and i joined the club at big hill where nick bought his block still trying ,so i hope you guys leave a few bits for when i get my machine .

johno

There is always gold left. You can never get it all.

There are some pieces waiting there with your name on it.


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#122

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06 February 2018 04:49 pm

Hey HayyouinAu,

Just seen your YouTube vid! awesome mate!! liked and subcribed!! lol

Keep up the good work!! nice nuggets in that vid also !! Yew! thumbsup thumbsup


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#123

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06 February 2018 05:51 pm

Dan78 wrote:

Hey HayyouinAu,

Just seen your YouTube vid! awesome mate!! liked and subcribed!! lol

Keep up the good work!! nice nuggets in that vid also !! Yew! thumbsup thumbsup

Haha...Thanks Dan.

big_smile


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#124

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06 February 2018 09:40 pm

so is there a map showing some of the land marks such as the puddler and so on to give a bloke a starting point if i should wander in there with my humble terra 705 cos its killing me reading about it and doing nothing . i know where twin sisters is cos google earth and a kmz file told me .

johno

p.s. maybe the xterra can find enough little fellas to give me the rest of the dollars i need to upgrade to a 4500. i am close just a few more months and i will have enough funds to buy my new machine .

Last edited by texta (06 February 2018 10:06 pm)


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#125

hAyyoUinAU
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06 February 2018 10:04 pm

The puddler is not far from the Memorial Plaque and Prospectors Grave. (West South West about 50mtrs...if that.) Pretty sure that's about right.

If someone doesn't beat me to it, I can upload where it is morrow. I am tired. Big trek today and I need my sleep.

And no, as far as I know, there is no map with landmarks, just the mines locations as you mentioned.

And as mighty as the 705 is, you might struggle on the small stuff. But you might find some relics....or a jar of nuggets. Who knows.

The fun is in the hunt.

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