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#126

texta
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06 February 2018 10:23 pm

thats alright i can miss the little ones and dig up all bigger ones , i could put up with that . just set the terra to ounce and up mode .

johno


gpx4500 standard com mono and DD and coiltek elite 14" mono . exterra 705 4 coils . garret pointer . sluices pans and sundries ,

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#127

Moneybox
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19 February 2018 10:50 pm

hAyyoUinAU wrote:

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … ouinau.jpg

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

Hay U that is a spectacular display. I'm not game to put mine on display but I've bought a litre of moulding silicone and I have some waste aluminium bronze sitting on the lathe bed. I intend to copy a nugget or two and display the look-alikes. I have no doubt they'll go missing at some point but better that than our gold.

Last edited by Moneybox (19 February 2018 10:51 pm)


Phil & Sandra - GPX4500, SDC2300, White's Goldmaster GMT, Go-Find 40, pans, sieves and Garrett Propointer in a 4WD motorhome.

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#128

Dan78
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26 March 2018 11:28 am

2 weeks off!! Yew!! heading out to Durikai, maybe stay Glendons..or on another property (bought a gold rush nugget bucket for panning!) .. then possibly head north to Cracow..then back through Gympie!!..and do some beach detecting between sunny coast and goldy! Gotta get away from these commonwealth games circus!! thumbsup


minelab, gpz 7000, 19, garmin gps, h2o, pick, pinpointer, ctx3030

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#129

Dan78
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28 March 2018 01:31 pm

Change of plans slightly - was gonna camp on a private prop within Durikai but they're going on holidays also Doh!!! ...Prob gonna do sunny coast for little beach hunt, then to Cracow...then head back to Goldy slowly lol


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#130

hAyyoUinAU
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28 March 2018 05:27 pm

Head to Clermont this weekend my friend. wink


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#131

Dan78
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17 April 2018 11:29 am

Any luck in Clermont?? I ended up just beach detecting along the sunny coast last couple weeks..probably found more gold than if would have headed to the bush... lol gold is gold !! scored a few rings, bracelet, and pendant..between 9ct - 18ct approx 14grams yew!! But heading out to Durikai again prob next week or so now its cooling down..kind of!


minelab, gpz 7000, 19, garmin gps, h2o, pick, pinpointer, ctx3030

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#132

Jaros
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17 April 2018 03:51 pm

That's right Dan. Looking for coins would pay off much better than digging holes in the dust and enjoying the outdoors on the riverbank. yikes


Lottsa hope :F1A4M2, Exterra 705 Gold, Ace 250, Aldi detector, ? detector, Garmin Etrex30, 2 sieves,2 pans,2 sluices, Nugget sniffing Cocker Spaniel. X-Pointer PI by Deteknix, Nokta RS Pinpointer, Jobe Knife, Leschke Shovel, Pro-swing 45 Harness, Treasuremate 11 Amp.Gurney gusunder. VK4NLS

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#133

hAyyoUinAU
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17 April 2018 06:24 pm

Dan78 wrote:

Any luck in Clermont?? I ended up just beach detecting along the sunny coast last couple weeks..probably found more gold than if would have headed to the bush... lol gold is gold !! scored a few rings, bracelet, and pendant..between 9ct - 18ct approx 14grams yew!! But heading out to Durikai again prob next week or so now its cooling down..kind of!

Didn't end up going. And now I am tossing up where to go as I got a couple of invites.


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#134

Dan78
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18 April 2018 01:05 pm

Haha yea not the same as being out in the bush Jaros, but still nice to be outdoors walking along the beautiful sunny coast beaches and getting some kind of exercise lol!!

Itchin to get out to the proper gold fields again though!!

#133

hAyyoUinAU ....Invites are good mate!! Hope you score some gold!! or some old bushrangers stash! lol


minelab, gpz 7000, 19, garmin gps, h2o, pick, pinpointer, ctx3030

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#135

Dan78
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11 June 2018 11:21 am

Well, another trip and another fail lol....one day...oh yes...one day i'll find a nugget lol


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#136

Ward69
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11 June 2018 12:11 pm

Dan78 what are you using to swing with,

#137

Dan78
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26 June 2018 03:17 pm

Hi Ward69 - swinging a gpz, and just upgraded to the 19inch coil !! love it! but no gold yet at Durakai damit!


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#138

Ward69
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26 June 2018 06:47 pm

Hi Dan78, bit big. You have gear to find big deep stuff. At this site. Mainly small stuff left. Sdc perfect clean up tool. 8in coil , speak to 227dick to see if you can drop the coil size. Great knowledge on it. What gold is left is still leaching out of the rock, a smaller coil is the way. Hint. Ward69

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#139

Trash
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26 June 2018 09:05 pm

Here is a short video , Cory from Miners Den , with 19” coil out near Warwick

Interesting settings - Sensitivity = 4

Also when he uses a GPX , his RX / TX is low

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Gpx 5000 ( sold ) Sov. GT ( Sold ) Ctx 3030 still have , 7000

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#140

Ward69
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27 June 2018 07:25 pm

Thanks Trash, great video. I normally run sdc flat out on 5 in the rocks. Picking up a little, little change Then dig down. Using a chisel and hammer. Very small gold. But it's gold.

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#141

Dan78
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03 July 2018 02:11 pm

might swap back to the standard coil on the zed...I've also just picked up a nox 800 so will try that in gold mode next time i head out also as has the smaller coil and i've seen some pretty impressive signals on youtube..and did test at home to check what tones to listen for.


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#142

Smoky bandit
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03 July 2018 02:45 pm

Dan78 wrote:

might swap back to the standard coil on the zed...I've also just picked up a nox 800 so will try that in gold mode next time i head out also as has the smaller coil and i've seen some pretty impressive signals on youtube..and did test at home to check what tones to listen for.

Hi Dan
I look forward to hearing you thoughts on the 800 out there. thumbsup

Last edited by Smoky bandit (03 July 2018 02:45 pm)


No pain No gain..

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#143

hAyyoUinAU
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03 July 2018 08:47 pm

I had a play with the 800 whilst I was out there last time, at Carbean Rd. Mainly because it was raining a little.
Then I smacked myself in the head and went to the car and swapped over for ZED, felt much better.

Personal opinion, but I just couldn't do it. I tried though...lol

I love my 800 for treasure hunting, and if I didn't have ZED, I would be using it for gold. However the depth I get from ZED, coverage, and time saved on not falsing is the reason it remains my only gold machine. If I want the small stuff, I will go and pan for that easily, when I go detecting, its in the hope to find THE BIG ONE.

Its a shame though, last time I went out there I couldn't see much activity at Carbean Rd. So on way home, stopped in at the notorious Scientific Area to see if people are going there. Was amazed, it is more raked than Carbean Rd itself. Every inch, raked. Camp fires, rubbish. Etc etc. The audacity of some people.
Anyways

There are plenty of places to go in the GPA areas that still has gold hiding. The only catch is you have to walk, they aren't near road tracks, not close.
And the nuggets are far few and in between. Which means you will go home with no nuggets most of the time. That is the beauty of panning. You can make sure you go home with something for each trip. Might not be much, but it adds up quick.

Good luck out there. Beautiful country.

I will be back out there after school holidays for a couple of days.

PS. Stay away from THE BIG ONE. (It is mine) big_smile


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#144

Ballina1
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17 September 2018 10:11 pm

Which Durikai GPA area would members suggest?

* Northern section near Cunningham Highway west of Thane,
* Western section west of Carbean Road, or
* South East Section north of Pikedale Road?

Would appreciate your assistance as there is a lot of land out there and so little time.


Oberon, Oallen Ford, Sofala, Turondale, Hill End, Windeyer, Hargraves, Gulgong, Stuart Town, Nundle, Tibooburra are favourites. Live North Coast NSW. SDC2300 plus crevicing, river sluice, panning, etc.

#145

Ward69
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18 September 2018 07:50 am

All three are good, big area. Stay at the tavern. Good rooms great meals. Cheap. $100 night. The oval gone up to $25 a night. Lot of small gold coming out of carbean rd, near rabbit fence. If you need maps. The tavern has them now. I will be there on 28th of sept

#146

Ballina1
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19 September 2018 07:24 am

Thanks. Working that day but might be able to go afterwards.


Oberon, Oallen Ford, Sofala, Turondale, Hill End, Windeyer, Hargraves, Gulgong, Stuart Town, Nundle, Tibooburra are favourites. Live North Coast NSW. SDC2300 plus crevicing, river sluice, panning, etc.

#147

Ward69
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26 September 2018 08:05 am

Anyone going out this long weekend to Durikai. Pull into the pub at Karara, great meals. Good rooms. Cold beer. I'm there each night after 5pm. Say. Gday

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#148

OzSteve
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16 November 2018 12:41 pm

Heading up Sunday ( maybe even late Sat & camp at pub Sat night if the weather is half ok ). Just a beginner, so if you spot a grey falcon, say g’day & point me in the right direction. Wandered around out there a couple of weeks ago, but will take pans also this time.

#149

Ward69
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16 November 2018 02:34 pm

Gday OzSteve, sorry this weekend is the BOSSes weekend -- will be there the following weekend -See Peter at the Pub, say your a newbie -- he has maps behind the bar on where to go

good luck

Mark

#150

OzSteve
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16 November 2018 02:52 pm

Thanks Mark.
Pretty keen. If nothing else, it’s a nice drive up there, bit of a wander & a cold beer on the way home!
Catch up one day,
Steve


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