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#226

Smoky bandit
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05 July 2018 06:19 pm

Dave79 wrote:

That's an awesome button. I've definitely got a button fetish developing.

Cheers mate. I like it to..there alot of buttons there that I'll get to soon thumbsup


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#227

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06 July 2018 12:23 am

Smoky bandit wrote:
The Scrounger wrote:

Showground Gold party

Those "5" other blokes detecting must have flat batteries lol

A very good week thumbsup

Either that or they using a ctx or deus mate yikes yikes yikes big_smile big_smile cool devil yikes devil

More likely the operator than detector, well done on the goldies. wink


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#228

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06 July 2018 07:17 am

Goldpick wrote:
Smoky bandit wrote:
The Scrounger wrote:

Showground Gold party

Those "5" other blokes detecting must have flat batteries lol

A very good week thumbsup

Either that or they using a ctx or deus mate yikes yikes yikes big_smile big_smile cool devil yikes devil

More likely the operator than detector, well done on the goldies. wink

Cheers GP.
.Im just having a bit of fun mate....I personally wish I had a dues..Maybe one day if I keep being a good boy. thumbsup lol
But most likely the operator like you said ..Haha:P tongue big_smile big_smile thumbsup

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#229

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06 July 2018 09:16 am

Another very good goldie total Smoky, the Nox will pay itself off in no time. thumbsup


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#230

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06 July 2018 09:27 am

Heatho wrote:

Another very good goldie total Smoky, the Nox will pay itself off in no time. thumbsup

Cheers Mate
The area has 1 more cherry picking hunt left in it.Then I will have to start getting serious and see what else is in there...The good thing is it should replenish a few times a year thumbsup


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#231

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06 July 2018 09:39 am

I'd be giving that site some good attention mate, I'd probably hit a few of the richer areas from a different angle as well, keep an ear out for any higher conductors too, I'd be surprised if theres no silver rings there.

Awesome spot. thumbsup


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#232

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06 July 2018 09:47 am

Heatho wrote:

I'd be giving that site some good attention mate, I'd probably hit a few of the richer areas from a different angle as well, keep an ear out for any higher conductors too, I'd be surprised if theres no silver rings there.

Awesome spot. thumbsup

Yep theres plenty of higher tones.. alot will be different buttons..And the odd silver coin..But I'm sure there are rings there as well... with my cherry picking program everything up to 15 is discriminated that should be ok for silver rings but I may be walking over some gold.....1 more cherry pick then I'll start swinging with an open screen. thumbsup big_smile

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#233

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06 July 2018 09:58 am

Yeah that's exactly the way I'd approach it too. I don't worry too much about gold rings in super trashy areas, it's nearly impossible to find them but in saying that any good large ones should show up between 17 to the low 20's. A couple of good ones I've found with the CTX register at between 17 and 20 on the Nox, a 10g white gold one is bang on 20 and so are a couple of others, the one I got last week was bang on 20 as well. So any around these numbers you shouldn't miss.

I might test a few others and write down the numbers and post them up out of interest.


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#234

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06 July 2018 10:32 am

I for one would be very interested in the ring tid's for the Nox heatho, it would be appreciable if you could post them up thumbsup . Sorry to ransack your thread Smoky. ops

Heatho wrote:

Yeah that's exactly the way I'd approach it too. I don't worry too much about gold rings in super trashy areas, it's nearly impossible to find them but in saying that any good large ones should show up between 17 to the low 20's. A couple of good ones I've found with the CTX register at between 17 and 20 on the Nox, a 10g white gold one is bang on 20 and so are a couple of others, the one I got last week was bang on 20 as well. So any around these numbers you shouldn't miss.

I might test a few others and write down the numbers and post them up out of interest.

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#235

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06 July 2018 12:16 pm

Will do, I'll post a description karat, weight and target I'd for each one.

This will not help much as gold rings can be anything due to alloys but it can give an idea of some numbers to look out for.

I'll start a different thread in the minelab section and leave open in case other members want to post theirs as well. thumbsup


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#236

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#237

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07 July 2018 09:42 am

Gday swingers.
Back to the same spot.. but this time dug all good repeatable tones.Next trip I'll dig the iffy ones..The care taker came over and had a chat and asked if I was digging holes he was concerned about the horse events they have there. I said mostly popping coins out with a screwdriver but showed him a plug and he said that's not an issue...dig where ever you like .He then showed me where the army had camped and where the old bars where..what a nice bloke. thumbsup .but he did say theres been a few blokes detect it over the years.(.I really hope it was those other 5 blokes.lol..)
Will have a look around those areas next hunt.
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thumbsup thumbsup Was a fun morning big_smile


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#238

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07 July 2018 10:04 am

So you have "de-notched" from 21-22 and 17 broadening your search still picking up goldies along the way party

From what I see and what you say I gather that the ground is a real peach to dig.

My favourite is the little horsy button kiss

Top effort thumbsup

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#239

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07 July 2018 10:30 am

The Scrounger wrote:

So you have "de-notched" from 21-22 and 17 broadening your search still picking up goldies along the way party

From what I see and what you say I gather that the ground is a real peach to dig.

My favourite is the little horsy button kiss

Top effort thumbsup

Yer mate open screen but still choosing the higher tones at the moment..The ground is great down to about 6inches then its rock hard..most of today finds were all around the 6 to 8 inch mark.The skin around palm of my hand is dying off around the large callous :Y:I'm just having my hot cup of cement now big_smile

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#240

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07 July 2018 10:39 am

Another great hunt and starting to get into the older stuff, it's going to be interesting to see what else comes out of the ground there. smile


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#241

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07 July 2018 10:51 am

Heatho wrote:

Another great hunt and starting to get into the older stuff, it's going to be interesting to see what else comes out of the ground there. smile

Cheers mate
Need a break for a few days... the back ain't what it used to be thumbsup


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#242

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07 July 2018 01:05 pm

Looks like it will be a good producer for you smoky. loving the buttons mate, are they coming up as solid 12s ?


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#243

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07 July 2018 02:28 pm

Secret Squirrels wrote:

Looks like it will be a good producer for you smoky. loving the buttons mate, are they coming up as solid 12s ?

Cheers mate the bigger ones were 22/23 the smaller ones are 20/21..Theres going to be a real mixed bag there once I really start digging..Should be interesting..well I'm hoping anyway. thumbsup party rainbow


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#244

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07 July 2018 03:11 pm

Hey mate you're going great in that location, very nice of the bloke to give you directions. smile thumbsup


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#245

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07 July 2018 03:27 pm

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Hey mate you're going great in that location, very nice of the bloke to give you directions. smile thumbsup

Chers mate.
Yer he was.
Looking forward to check out where the army camped thumbsup


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#246

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12 July 2018 08:52 am

Bring on the king tides big_smile big_smile thumbsup thumbsup
Should be some good erosion over the next few days.
Hopefully exposing a few old coins for some of us coin hunters thumbsup


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#247

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12 July 2018 09:54 am

Smoky bandit wrote:

Bring on the king tides big_smile big_smile thumbsup thumbsup
Should be some good erosion over the next few days.
Hopefully exposing a few old coins for some of us coin hunters thumbsup

we dont get tidies in the Macquarie River big_smile big_smile cry


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#248

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12 July 2018 10:34 am

ctxkid wrote:
Smoky bandit wrote:

Bring on the king tides big_smile big_smile thumbsup thumbsup
Should be some good erosion over the next few days.
Hopefully exposing a few old coins for some of us coin hunters thumbsup

we dont get tidies in the Macquarie River big_smile big_smile cry

I dont think you'd get to many waves either mate thumbsup big_smile
But for the beach hunter....Waves ...wind ....and king tides can sometimes = An exciting hunt.. big_smile thumbsup I know someone on the north coast will be getting excited about the king tides. thumbsup wink

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#249

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15 July 2018 10:50 am

Hi Guys
Plan A was not on due to an event happening..Should be some cherries next week at that spot big_smile
Plan B...Back to my beach but not any where near as much erroison as hoped.Anyway the finds thumbsup
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Fine junker ring.
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And a pound.1531612058_img_20180715_52973.jpg
But got on the board with at least 2 silvers big_smile Will cab them..Cant see the dates yer..Thrippy and a sixer thumbsup 1531612145_img_20180715_3203.jpg
Catchyas next hunt.


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#250

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On the scoreboard Smokey ! 8) tongue
thumbsup cool thumbsup


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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