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VicGoldHunter
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15 April 2019 04:11 pm

After finishing the Miner’s den 3 hour basic training in Bendigo which was great by the way really made me feel comfortable using my GPX4500 I headed out to a random spot I picked in Whipstick Conservation Reserve for the rest of the day, near swipers gully I think. Anyway after walking around I spotted 2 other detectorists and tons and tons of holes and scrapings. I could have sworn I was in the middle of no where! Is it like this every where or is there still a lot of virgin ground out there? I felt like all the gold had been found already.

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OzzieAu
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15 April 2019 04:17 pm

Yes and No.....


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HoudiniHarry
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15 April 2019 04:58 pm

still gold out there just harder to find.The whipstick is close to bendigo so thats where many people go.

there are some really nice places still just need to walk

cheers. hh


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Swinging & digging
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15 April 2019 05:29 pm

Every nugget bearing detectable gold field in Victoria is HARD, and YES most of the gold has already been found.

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lordo.1
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15 April 2019 06:04 pm

I was in the whipstick yesterday and i would say there were as many people there as i have seen two blokes ended up no more than 50 metres from me .They would not have known i was there untill they got close usually dont see to many but yesterday was an exception,PS no gold either .But it is still there.


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HoudiniHarry
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15 April 2019 06:46 pm

Yes getting busy. But they may have missed the yellow stuff. A few mm away and you would miss it.
Plus new coils and a well tuned detector may give you the edge.
Go low and go very slow.

HH


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GPX4500, Equinox 800 and SDC2300

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#7

VicGoldHunter
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16 April 2019 11:29 am

lordo.1 wrote:

I was in the whipstick yesterday and i would say there were as many people there as i have seen two blokes ended up no more than 50 metres from me .They would not have known i was there untill they got close usually dont see to many but yesterday was an exception,PS no gold either .But it is still there.

Your probably who I saw, I was surprised to see anyone I thought I was pretty remote

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nuggetino
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16 April 2019 02:04 pm

Get your practice in around the GT and you'll pick up some bits eventually. Nothing remote about the place. It's tough going but once you become a competent operator you can always plan a big adventure to the WA goldfields. Instead of scrounging for a single missed target you may be rewarded with a patch containing many nuggets which can take days to grid and thoroughly detect.

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lordo.1
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16 April 2019 06:36 pm

VicGoldHunter wrote:
lordo.1 wrote:

I was in the whipstick yesterday and i would say there were as many people there as i have seen two blokes ended up no more than 50 metres from me .They would not have known i was there untill they got close usually dont see to many but yesterday was an exception,PS no gold either .But it is still there.

Your probably who I saw, I was surprised to see anyone I thought I was pretty remote

I was in a maroon rodeo . Did drive past a vw on my way out which i saw pull up ,But it is the whipstick and lots of prospectors go there so not surprising to see other people .


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#10

Swinging & digging
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16 April 2019 08:56 pm

The April School holidays and easter break is a very popular time for detecting, there may have been 100 or more prospectors there. yikes

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VicGoldHunter
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19 April 2019 04:23 pm

lordo.1 wrote:
VicGoldHunter wrote:
lordo.1 wrote:

I was in the whipstick yesterday and i would say there were as many people there as i have seen two blokes ended up no more than 50 metres from me .They would not have known i was there untill they got close usually dont see to many but yesterday was an exception,PS no gold either .But it is still there.

Your probably who I saw, I was surprised to see anyone I thought I was pretty remote

I was in a maroon rodeo . Did drive past a vw on my way out which i saw pull up ,But it is the whipstick and lots of prospectors go there so not surprising to see other people .

Yeah your who I saw, I was on your right, had you been to that spot before? The white VW was mine.

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lordo.1
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20 April 2019 07:33 am

VicGoldHunter wrote:
lordo.1 wrote:
VicGoldHunter wrote:
lordo.1 wrote:

I was in the whipstick yesterday and i would say there were as many people there as i have seen two blokes ended up no more than 50 metres from me .They would not have known i was there untill they got close usually dont see to many but yesterday was an exception,PS no gold either .But it is still there.

Your probably who I saw, I was surprised to see anyone I thought I was pretty remote

I was in a maroon rodeo . Did drive past a vw on my way out which i saw pull up ,But it is the whipstick and lots of prospectors go there so not surprising to see other people .

Yeah your who I saw, I was on your right, had you been to that spot before? The white VW was mine.

Yep been there before and had some luck in the general area


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#13

VicGoldHunter
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20 April 2019 10:00 am

lordo.1 wrote:
VicGoldHunter wrote:
lordo.1 wrote:
VicGoldHunter wrote:
lordo.1 wrote:

I was in the whipstick yesterday and i would say there were as many people there as i have seen two blokes ended up no more than 50 metres from me .They would not have known i was there untill they got close usually dont see to many but yesterday was an exception,PS no gold either .But it is still there.

Your probably who I saw, I was surprised to see anyone I thought I was pretty remote

I was in a maroon rodeo . Did drive past a vw on my way out which i saw pull up ,But it is the whipstick and lots of prospectors go there so not surprising to see other people .

Yeah your who I saw, I was on your right, had you been to that spot before? The white VW was mine.

Yep been there before and had some luck in the general area

Had much luck on those workings we were close to? Saw plenty of holes on the mullock heaps

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lordo.1
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20 April 2019 10:45 am

VicGoldHunter wrote:
lordo.1 wrote:
VicGoldHunter wrote:
lordo.1 wrote:
VicGoldHunter wrote:

Your probably who I saw, I was surprised to see anyone I thought I was pretty remote

I was in a maroon rodeo . Did drive past a vw on my way out which i saw pull up ,But it is the whipstick and lots of prospectors go there so not surprising to see other people .

Yeah your who I saw, I was on your right, had you been to that spot before? The white VW was mine.

Yep been there before and had some luck in the general area

Had much luck on those workings we were close to? Saw plenty of holes on the mullock heaps

As i said had some luck in that area nothing large just a few small pieces.


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