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#1

just starting
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Joined: 28 December 2018
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28 December 2018 09:32 pm

Good evening to you all. Just introducing myself.

Like a few others, i have been reading a lot of topics and read a lot of posts with interest on here for a while now and thought i would finally join up.

I had been prodding around with an old groundhog VLF for years and " upgraded " to an infinium PI a couple of years` ago .It was the best i could afford at the time and have not found the yellow ,yet, but picked up plenty of relics. More time in the field is my problem and life is so busy these days i don`t often take the opportunities to go walking in the bush , which i should. One day i will get an SDC2300 or similar ,but still hope to get gold with the infinium in the meantime.

My plan next year is to detect , try sluicing and do some panning. The Ballarat area is my stomping ground with plenty of places to go, but just have to go out and do it. Got the maps,got the miner`s right,got the basic gear ,just need the time and enthusiasm.

I bought a White`s pinpointer a couple of years` back and was very impressed with it. Very sensitive and works well. I found a t-bar from a fob watch about a foot down in the earth with the detector and honed into it with the pinpointer. Covered up the hole, showed someone the t-bar and they told me to go back and find the rest of the fob watch. Went back a week later and the hole was filled in that good, i couldn`t find it again. Ah ,well.
Plan on building one of those fluid sluices ,too. Looks like a fun way to get gold.
One other thing i found useful is the earth magnet i have attached to my pick. I have never found so much fence wire in the ground in my life !!!!

Look forward to chatting with you all in the future.

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MegsyB007
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28 December 2018 09:37 pm

Welcome to PA.
You're certainly in the right place to find gold!
Good luck!
Cheers,
Megsy


The Australian bush - love it - take care of it.

#3

roundtuit
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Joined: 29 December 2018
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29 December 2018 01:09 am

Hello I love looking for coins and interesting bits of stuff i enjoy reading about members finds . I have a 30 30 had it for a year now and still on the learning curve Ilive in the mallee so no gold here not that i have found any yet


30/30 gm 1000

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Mackka
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From: Brisbane
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29 December 2018 10:42 am

You will find something Roundtuit when you get around to it.
Mackka

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Jaros
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29 December 2018 11:29 am

Good morning JS. Welcome to P.A.


F1A4M2, Exterra 705 Gold, Ace 250, Goldrat 8" Dreammat River Sluice.

#6

Natoli159
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From: Maryborough, QLD
Joined: 28 September 2018
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29 December 2018 12:21 pm

Welcome you will eventually find some yellow. pickshovel


GPX 4500 Nugget finder 15"coil.

#7

Wishfull
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From: Yorke Peninsla S.A., SA
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29 December 2018 01:10 pm

Mackka wrote:

You will find something Roundtuit when you get around to it.
Mackka

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1996 Garret Scorpion gold stinger, Minelab SDC2300, Equanox 800, Detecnix wader Li pinpointer, home made pick, 750 mm Walco pick, understanding wife, most of the time.

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roundtuit
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29 December 2018 01:37 pm

Thanks for the roundtuit


30/30 gm 1000

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Mackka
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29 December 2018 03:15 pm

lol lol lol lol
Yep that’s the one Wishfull
Mackka

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#10

just starting
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29 December 2018 04:39 pm

Thanks, everyone.

I have probably spent more time researching old mines and walking through local tunnels than prospecting. A few of the places i used to go exploring ,but not prospecting are now either on private property , nature reserves or very overgrown and will be dangerous to get to with snake season upon us.

I will wait until the weather cools down before i go out again.

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Simon_49
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From: Darwin CBD, NT
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29 December 2018 04:54 pm

Wishfull wrote:
Mackka wrote:

You will find something Roundtuit when you get around to it.
Mackka

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

I need one of these too....lol.

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Mackka
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29 December 2018 05:20 pm

Let me see if I can find you one mate!
Mackka

#13

Wishfull
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From: Yorke Peninsla S.A., SA
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29 December 2018 11:23 pm

Simon_49 wrote:
Wishfull wrote:
Mackka wrote:

You will find something Roundtuit when you get around to it.
Mackka

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

I need one of these too....lol.

Here you go.
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1996 Garret Scorpion gold stinger, Minelab SDC2300, Equanox 800, Detecnix wader Li pinpointer, home made pick, 750 mm Walco pick, understanding wife, most of the time.

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reynard
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30 December 2018 09:42 am

Priceless wishful , Welcome just starting
Jim


2x 4500,s sdc 2300 , pheonix to stay in ,landcruiser to get us there and BACK ,and a wife as keen as me

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Ward69
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15 May 2019 06:04 pm

Hi Foz. Have you been out yet, good see joined up, Will catch up, when I’m back in Ballarat, Pa has my SDC Thinking their using at The farm You know where. Yandiot

#16

just starting
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15 May 2019 07:09 pm

Gidday , Mark.

Went out yesterday to snake valley ,but the roads into the bush have been closed off ,so i shot back to smythesdale ,with no luck and had a go at scarsdale , only finding a very old bullet shell and plenty of scrap metal. Might go out again in the next day or two.
I have been over the farm with the detector and i can tell you it goes berzerk. There is that much old iron buried from all the buildings that were there decades ago,that the detector doesn`t shut up. Even the old shafts are full of rubbish.

Go back to work next week, so we`ll have to work out a weekend sometime.

Cheers,

FOZ

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Ward69
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15 May 2019 07:18 pm

I’m finding these1557908313_ed3b4abf-d327-43c3-bc1d-ddc9f56d9de6.jpg

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Ward69
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15 May 2019 07:22 pm

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#19

just starting
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15 May 2019 08:38 pm

Just show me where and i`ll be there in a flash !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good stuff. Well done. The hard work is paying off.

FOZ

#20

Ward69
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15 May 2019 08:45 pm

How much rain did Ballarat have in past three weeks. Don’t want leave the Prado again over night bogged to the ass

#21

just starting
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15 May 2019 09:19 pm

Not much rain in the last few days ,but it did pour down hard for a day and a half last week and we have had bits and pieces of rain, but nothing you would call torrential.

FOZ

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Ward69
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25 May 2019 04:24 pm

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Ward69
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25 May 2019 04:26 pm

The biggest bullet ever.

#24

Blocker
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Joined: 28 May 2015
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25 May 2019 04:28 pm

A .45 or .5 calibre Minnie? The biggest would be .577 (but mostly military)

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Ward69
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25 May 2019 07:03 pm

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