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#151

Eldorado
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28 September 2018 09:45 pm

Being on holidays I thought I would go for another swing.I have done more detecting in the last three days than I have in the 9 months since I got the 705.So today's results were about $12 in goldies.Swinging whilst heading back to the car to go and meet my wife for lunch I got a 24-26 I think it was and decided to dig it.Ended up with a hole about 8-10 inches deep and couldn't find the target.Almost gave up on it,looked into the hole and could just see something poking out of the wall of the hole about 7 inches down.OMG is that what I think it is?Couldn't believe my eyes,done a little dance and fist pump.When the target was extracted the excitement level went down a little when I seen it was broken.I didn't break it either as the two little pieces were still in the wall of the hole on the other side.Can't bring myself to throw it out either,even though it is broken.
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#152

Manpa
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From: Sheidow Park, SA
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28 September 2018 09:50 pm

Nice piece, definitely a keeper. thumbsup


One of these days Ma!

#153

Eldorado
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11 October 2018 10:02 pm

Have just arrived back home from holidays on the Gold Coast.Managed to get a swing in on the beach on the last day there.The beach sweeper was in action when I arrived,so I started detecting where he hadn't swept yet.It took about 20 minutes to get a signal,I actually checked to see if the 705 was working at one stage.First target was a cigarette packet,and about an hour later I had 6 cents and lots of foil and bottle tops in the bag.I tried down on the wet sand but the 705 just kept falsing so gave up on that.Headed up higher on the beach for a last ditch effort before heading home.Got a nice signal and dug up a .925 silver bracelet in an area the sweeper had been.

Walked past this place on the way to the beach and thought it might be a sign I was heading in the right direction.
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The backdrop for the hunt.
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The prize.
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#154

Goldpick
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11 October 2018 11:19 pm

Good to see some chunk silver for your efforts. Makes you wonder what goodies the beach sweeper picks up and where it all goes at the end of the day.


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#155

Eldorado
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18 October 2018 11:02 pm

Goldpick wrote:

Good to see some chunk silver for your efforts. Makes you wonder what goodies the beach sweeper picks up and where it all goes at the end of the day.

It certainly made the day worthwhile Goldpick,the finds were very thin on the ground.6 cents was going to be the total before the bracelet.I was watching the sweeper and it was only taking maybe the top 2-3 inches of sand and seiving it so I thought anything deeper than that would be untouched.I seen the operator stop and check the contents a few times.I would think they would find a treasure or two every now and then.

#156

Eldorado
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23 November 2018 06:51 pm

Had a spare couple of hours this afternoon,so I headed to a park I had been to before for a swing.Found a few brown buggers,$5 in goldies and a Virgo 10 gram silver pendant.The silver collection grows a little more. thumbsup
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#157

Smoky bandit
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23 November 2018 07:07 pm

10 grms of silver
Nice find mate smile beer

Last edited by Smoky bandit (23 November 2018 07:28 pm)


No pain No gain..

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#158

Dave79
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23 November 2018 07:12 pm

That's a big un! Good score!


Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one keeps getting away!

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#159

Eldorado
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24 November 2018 10:06 am

Yeah thanks guys,I've been pretty lucky lately.Just when you think the hunt is going to be a flop something good turns up.I guess I didn't do too bad considering I realised when I got home that I hadn't ground balanced the Exterra before starting to swing.BTW,the pendant was ringing up at 44-46.

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#160

Eldorado
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03 December 2018 10:10 pm

Went back to a park I have detected a few times today.Really getting to know the 705 now and not digging a lot of junk.$9.50 in spendies,a ring with what looks like 3 turtles on it,a victory medal,button and a 1959 silver rams head shilling.
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Victory medal.
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And one for CTXkid.
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I also came across this in the bush this afternoon.Didn't have the detector with me but I will check it out in the future.
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#161

MegsyB007
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03 December 2018 10:23 pm

Woo! Nice find there EP! Looks like a great future spot to run over. thumbsup
Best of luck,
Megsy


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#162

roy cobb
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03 December 2018 10:28 pm

Not too bad there Eldorado the 705 is a great little coin detector and the other spot may pay off well too.
Roy


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#163

Eldorado
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04 December 2018 10:50 pm

Thanks guys,looking forward to having a swing at the old fireplace,I would love to know the reason why the hut was built where it was.He must have had a good reason to build a home there.It is in very rough terrain with a gully running beside it.Could he have been mining gold in the gully?Maybe some of the story will reveal itself in the finds.

#164

goldtrapper
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04 December 2018 11:01 pm

That chimbly looks excitin g@@@

#165

Eldorado
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10 January 2019 10:43 pm

Just a quick wrap up photo of last years silver.
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#166

silver
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11 January 2019 12:48 am

Nice one mate..... great array of silver finds for 2018 !
thumbsup cool thumbsup


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

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#167

roy cobb
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11 January 2019 06:42 am

Well done Eldorado that one nice hall off silvers there.


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#168

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11 January 2019 09:19 am

That spoon is one big chunk of silver,very nice all round.

I hope 2019 is even better for you.


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#169

Eldorado
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11 January 2019 11:18 pm

Cheers guys,hope to find a lot more this year.Ever since Silver (thanks mate)sent me some silver coins I love finding anything silver.Smo,I am a bit vague on the spoon but I think I found it with the Alditector in my early days of detecting.The only thing in the photo I didn’t find with a detector is the Ying Yang pendant.(surface find near a skate park).

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#170

Goldpick
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11 January 2019 11:22 pm

I've detected a lot of spoons over the years, but surprisingly no silver silver ones so far - so you have done better than me in that respect. Good to see you enjoying the hobby, hopefully you will get into some more silver this year. big_smile


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#171

Eldorado
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05 February 2019 10:55 pm

I haven't been out for a swing for a while with all these scorching hot days lately, but I forced myself to go for a quick swing a few days ago.Sweated my arzoff but it was great to be swinging the coil again.Not much to report though a couple of Roo pennies,a few brown buggers and a wolf Cub Scout badge from the 60s era and American from what I can gather.
The badge
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Badge and pennies
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Internet photo of similar badge.
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#172

Bobj.
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06 February 2019 06:48 am

50 years ago, one of my jobs was to locate gravel in the East Kimberley Region. We were to extend the bitumen road from Hall's Creek towards Fitzroy Crossing and I was sent to locate gravel deposits. I was driving over low spinifex hills about 4 km off the Great Northern Hwy and came across a Valiant car. The doors were open, the key was in place and everything was in place...except for tyre tracks and footprints. I called up the Main Roads camp, who called the Hall's Creek police. The police officer came out some hours later and suggested that a group of Aboriginals were trying to get to one of the Missions and took a shortcut and ran out of fuel, or the motor conked out. As for no tracks, it must have been abandoned a few years earlier.
Never heard any more about it.

#173

Jackthehound
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06 February 2019 04:01 pm

Interesting story Bobj, do you remember roughly where it was ?? Some of those old cars are worth a lot of money now. Just a thought.


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#174

Eldorado
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19 February 2019 03:38 pm

I headed to a spot that I have wanted to swing over for a while now.I had a feeling that there had been houses on this land which are now gone due to the area being flood prone.My suspicions were realised when the first target I dug up was a brass doorknob (sorry forgot to take photo).Found a nice old brass teaspoon which I have cleaned up,a whistle ( the ACME Thunderer) which must be reasonably old because it was made in England not China and a nice ornamental furniture corner piece.I left a few targets in the ground so I will definitely return to swing another day.There has to be a coin or two there somewhere.A few bits of old pottery pieces were dug up as well.
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#175

Eldorado
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24 February 2019 05:23 pm

Here is the result from my last 2 hunts.Only about 3 hours all up,$15.23 in spendies,bullet shell,925 earring with something set in it,925 bracelet and a key.So the silver collection for 2019 has begun.1550989355_image.jpg

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