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#6551

Mackka
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From: Brisbane
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14 April 2018 07:02 pm

Hey Trekkie, I am sure there would be some detector shops that would have mud maps for you or look at the maps and resources on this site and best of luck.
Mackka

#6552

trekkie
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From: cranbourne , VIC
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14 April 2018 07:05 pm

thanks macka Been told to talk to dean at gold shop

#6553

Mackka
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14 April 2018 07:09 pm

That's great advice mate.
Many years ago I think it was a lot easier getting info from Gov.Dept. and the like as there wasn't the interest in fossicking ( in my opinion) as there is today. You will still find good people out there that are willing to part with their info and there is not a better bunch of people than on this forum.
Best Wishes
Mackka wink

#6554

madtuna
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14 April 2018 10:41 pm

Found a promising spot today, mostly ironstone specimens.
This is just a few from this morning....

2WzC9wG.jpg

I thought I'd got a photo of the lot from today before whacking them and the acid treatment but apparently not. Will upload a pic as soon as I get them out of the acid either tomorrow or the next day. All up a bit under 18grams for the day, plus probably a gram or three in fines from the dolly pot.

Some of the fines after crushing...

cSFCFgH.jpg

Sorry for the crappy photos, couldnt find my camera so took them with a potato.

On another note, we graded this track a bit over 3 months ago so I get a tad annoyed when I come across open holes on the track. There was about 8 all up and only done in the last week prior to the rain a few days ago....bastards!!

zy10WPt.jpg


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#6555

RM Outback
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14 April 2018 10:50 pm

Great finds MT thumbsup that's one way to get excited about tomorrow thumbsup. Pity some people are so self interested and don't have any morals one day they get their right wack.

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#6556

madtuna
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14 April 2018 10:57 pm

Thanks mate, but not going back there tomorrow, just checking a few areas for a tour group coming over.


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#6557

Patrick1
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From: Maryborough, VIC
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15 April 2018 10:34 am

Kinda hard to follow that up, MT, but here's my lil contribution.1523748778_imag0161.jpg
If you rake it, they will come.
1.10 gram

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#6558

Flowerpot
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From: WoopWoop
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15 April 2018 11:09 am

Great find mr tuna, everyone knows it’s useless trying to take photos with a potato... apples are much better.
Mongrels leaving holes open give me the stihs too, come across the same here everytime we go out to scratch an itch. mad

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#6559

madtuna
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16 April 2018 08:21 pm

Struggling with this iPad thing and resizing photos sorry, this is most of the stuff from the other day. The resizing cut some out plus there’s a couple of bit from another day that was already in the acid

1523870291_2a5a22f0-6180-48a4-8237-cb191ee9416a.jpg


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#6560

Mackka
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16 April 2018 08:24 pm

Looking good Mr. Madtuna, I just love the colour.
Mackka

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#6561

madtuna
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16 April 2018 11:21 pm

Found a rock today, not sure what's in it yet.

Absolutely nothing visible but from the weight, the depth and the screaming signal now that it's out I'd say it's got a bit in it. big_smile
Presently in acid to see if that shows anything, if not straight into the dolly pot (where it will end up anyway)

yUN6WAr.jpg

Big mistake not making a wide enough hole to begin with as I knew it was a deeper bit.

FOluYuM.jpg

9zj7qsq.jpg


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#6562

OzzieAu
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From: Adelaide
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17 April 2018 12:05 am

Nice sized pick there MT, home made from a plough disc by the looks?... and how did you remove the spoil from that deep hole?..


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#6563

madtuna
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17 April 2018 12:24 am

Hi Oz, it's the biggest pick made by Dave Dench - forum member Davsgold. I think a few shops stock them now, Central West does. Best pick I've ever owned.

Usually I start my holes bigger from the get go which saves having to widen them later on. This was in a compacted wash area and the sediment that was holding it all together was like cement until you got it out then it crumbled.
In the end I was laying on my guts with my arm at full length stabbing away with a screw driver then scooping out the rocks and dirt with a plastic bottle fashioned into a scoop.


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#6564

More Leadshot
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17 April 2018 09:00 am

From all your posts and so forth Madtuna you sure are in a good place, living the dream. I will get there eventually. Keep reports and photos coming, love it
Cheers
Jamie Roberts

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#6565

Studog
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17 April 2018 03:24 pm

Jesus Madtuna, i thought werewolves only came out at night. If your hand is that hairy you must be related to cousin IT!

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#6566

Hotrob
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From: Yarram, VIC
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17 April 2018 03:59 pm

If your hand is that hairy you must be related to cousin IT!

Yeh but his palms are very smooth yikes big_smile yikes big_smile ....... Just saying.

Rob.


Old AmerIndian saying...... White man walk a lot but see a little.......red man walk a little but see a lot.

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#6567

davent
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17 April 2018 06:29 pm

Where did ya find the old beach comber work boots MT?

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#6568

Mackka
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17 April 2018 07:09 pm

Japanese Work Boots mate. Just love the O.H.&S on that site lol lol lol lol

Last edited by Mackka (17 April 2018 07:10 pm)

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#6569

shakergt
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17 April 2018 08:26 pm

madtuna wrote:

Found a promising spot today, mostly ironstone specimens.
This is just a few from this morning....

https://i.imgur.com/2WzC9wG.jpg

I thought I'd got a photo of the lot from today before whacking them and the acid treatment but apparently not. Will upload a pic as soon as I get them out of the acid either tomorrow or the next day. All up a bit under 18grams for the day, plus probably a gram or three in fines from the dolly pot.

Some of the fines after crushing...

https://i.imgur.com/cSFCFgH.jpg

Sorry for the crappy photos, couldnt find my camera so took them with a potato.

On another note, we graded this track a bit over 3 months ago so I get a tad annoyed when I come across open holes on the track. There was about 8 all up and only done in the last week prior to the rain a few days ago....bastards!!

https://i.imgur.com/zy10WPt.jpg

some people have no respect grrrrr

nice finds

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#6570

madtuna
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From: , WA
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17 April 2018 09:11 pm

Funny buggers...pick on my foot wear, pick on my arm hairs...thank god I don’t have a deformity or handicap. big_smile


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#6571

7.62marksman
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17 April 2018 09:19 pm

I could say something on that one but i wont lol lol


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#6572

Bjay
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17 April 2018 09:33 pm

madtuna wrote:

Funny buggers...pick on my foot wear, pick on my arm hairs...thank god I don’t have a deformity or handicap. big_smile

I’m just jealous of your gold finds. big_smile

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#6573

cairnspom
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From: redlynch cairns
Joined: 25 February 2015
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17 April 2018 09:52 pm

madtuna wrote:

Funny buggers...pick on my foot wear, pick on my arm hairs...thank god I don’t have a deformity or handicap. big_smile

So the hunchback or the speech impediment doesn't count? big_smile big_smile


newbie, failed to master an 'antique' GP 3000 ! so now we'll see how the 7000/sdc combo goes!

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#6574

davent
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17 April 2018 10:34 pm

Not picking on the beachcombers mate, they're just hard to find these days!

#6575

madtuna
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18 April 2018 12:04 am

davent wrote:

Not picking on the beachcombers mate, they're just hard to find these days!

Yeah nah mate I know you weren’t. Not sure where they came from, a mate sent them over after the Bungarra stole my old set.


If guns kill people, cutlery causes obesity. Sporks should be Cat D and have no place in suburbia

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