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#1

Mikezoom
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From: Wagga Wagga, NSW
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13 February 2019 09:40 pm

Hey All,

Been awhile between hunts but I have still been following the posts. I finally had the funds to get a Nox and got the 600 due to affordability and less free time to detect. Took it out for the first time with the daughter this arvo for an hour and was quite happy with a nice walk and a bit of fun. Great way to spend time with the kids and I had almost forgotten how relaxing it could be when you have no goals just time to swing and talk!!!

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Did not dig too much yet. Was only really after ice cream money but will certainly take it to one of my pre dec sites soon.

HH
Mike.

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#2

golddiggerart
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13 February 2019 11:10 pm

Great way to spend an afternoon... big_smile thumbsup And got ice cream money too. big_smile


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Sandta
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14 February 2019 06:20 am

Enjoying the simple things thumbsup
Great living smile

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#4

Mikezoom
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15 February 2019 08:12 pm

Got out again this afternoon after work with my middle Son and just dabbled for some more 1 & 2 dollar coins. Decided to dig a 27 (if I recall correctly) and found an old button (stokes and sons, Victoria) in really good condition.

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http://www.ausbuttonhistory.com/?page_id=184

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Once again a relaxing time out with my boy and definitely be out again sometime this weekend!!! big_smile

Mike.

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#5

Diablo
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15 February 2019 08:56 pm

Hi Mikezoom,
Coincidentally I am from Wagga and found this button on a detecting trip to NE Vic. See my topic, "Buttons and Buckles"
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … _image.jpg
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … image.jpeg
Hope you can identify
Cheers
Diablo


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#6

Mikezoom
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15 February 2019 10:12 pm

Hey Diablo,

Nice to meet you!

I would love to find info on it too but have come up empty handed so far.

Do you detect around town much?

Mike.


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#7

Diablo
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16 February 2019 09:00 am

Mike,
Yeh, I had no luck in identifying either.
I usually do all my practise around the local hills. Anytime I get a chance, I at least have the Tesoro Diablo in the car to swing around old reserves etc. even do some of the local beaches (away from the busy areas). My main interest is really the old gold fields in the local area. Another type of area I get interested in are the old 'lovers lanes' from my younger days, always the odd earring, bit of pocket money,,,,just never know.
There seems to be a lot of detector operators around, it is a shame that some don't seem to fill holes. Some of the areas, especially old stock reserves, that I have tried to get access to are off limits due to poor practices by previous operators.
Best of luck,
Cheers
Diablo


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#8

Goldpick
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16 February 2019 06:53 pm

Could be Tasmanian Buckingham Rifles from around 1860's:

http://www.noble.com.au/mobile/lot?id=399385

Scroll down the page on this site and you will see the badge version:

http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-badges/tasmania.htm


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Diablo
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16 February 2019 09:16 pm

Mike,
Just been looking at some of the info added by Goldpick, and rechecking the image of your button and I might suggest that yours maybe gilt. Worth a closer look. If they are just brass then could be a general service issue, 1899-1901. Thanks again Goldpick!
I must check the diameter of mine and check against those stated in the list per the links.
Cheers
Diablo


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#10

Mikezoom
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From: Wagga Wagga, NSW
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26 February 2019 06:31 pm

Went out today for a few hours to an out of town AFL oval for a walk around the boundary and found a few goodies...

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I did have a load more trash but had to empty my funds pouch as it was getting too full.

Cheers & HH!!!

Mike.


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#11

Mikezoom
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From: Wagga Wagga, NSW
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10 March 2019 08:04 pm

Got out this afternoon with the Daughter before another dust storm hit and managed a few coins...

Sunbaker
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Nice sunset to finish off...
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And finally a small stone memorial that I found out in the middle of nowhere between Wagga and Narrandera today on the way home from a trip with the family ...

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Cheers!

Mike


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#12

Mikezoom
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12 March 2019 08:04 pm

Got out again with the Daughter while the wife and two boys were having dinner and was amazed that I was still finding coins at a spot I have hit hard many times before...

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Loads of targets deeper but the ground is so dry I don’t want to dig any holes more than an inch or two!

Mike.


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#13

Goldpick
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14 March 2019 08:24 pm

Might be some older coins around at depth going by that ol Martini-Henry cartridge - guess you will have to hold out for some rain. big_smile


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#14

Mikezoom
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18 March 2019 11:24 am

Got out for two hunts over the last few days and added to the tallies. First was back at the previous park I have been going too and managed my first rings for the Nox...

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Second was back to and old site that has been hit heavily in the past and quiet surprised that I am still getting good target...

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My first silver for the Nox and an old Rotherham watch plate.

Again we really need some wet stuff not just to be able to get deeper targets but it is sooooo dry out here and cannot imagine how it is in places that are even worse off. argh

Mike.


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#15

Jaros
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18 March 2019 11:27 am

Nice collection you have there-925 ring as well. smile


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Smoky bandit
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18 March 2019 11:45 am

Nice asortment of finds there Mike. thumbsup beer


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silver
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18 March 2019 12:32 pm

Doin well on used ground.... brings a smiley chuckle hey !
Well done Mike ! big_smile
Nice little 44 too.
power cool thumbsup


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

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Ship of fools
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18 March 2019 07:01 pm

Nice treasures.
Matt T


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19 March 2019 10:24 am

Great finds! perfect


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Blueplanet
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19 March 2019 10:29 am

Very nice cool

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#21

Mikezoom
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26 March 2019 09:51 pm

Hi All,

Thanks for the comments. Again I have been hitting a place that I know gets a lot of attention by fellow dingas and I am very impressed with the Nox like you would not believe!!! Still keeps finding those long lost $1 and $2 dollar coins like they were on the surface...

Saturday afternoon with 2 out of 3 kids...

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https://youtu.be/tMOFo5PUtzI
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Monday night hunt...

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Good to have the urge adain and really happy with the Nox.

HH & cheers!

Mike.


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#22

Mikezoom
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27 March 2019 09:25 pm

Same place, different day...

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Cut penny was my first target. Will have to take a break as my Wife is getting a little cranky at the amount of outings I am having... argh

Mike.


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#23

Mikezoom
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12 June 2019 09:33 pm

Bit of a lull between posts but had some hunts recently...

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Also made a red light filter for my 600 as the backlight was way too bright...

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Looks pink in the pics but it is a very easy on the eyes red and works a treat in the dark... cool

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#24

Wishfull
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12 June 2019 11:50 pm

Interesting place for your pin pointer.
Good job with the filter too.


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#25

Mojito
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13 June 2019 12:34 pm

Mikezoom wrote:

Bit of a lull between posts but had some hunts recently...

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 957219.jpg
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … b8b8fc.jpg
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … b98376.jpg

Also made a red light filter for my 600 as the backlight was way too bright...

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … b24caf.jpg
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 8d5dad.jpg

Looks pink in the pics but it is a very easy on the eyes red and works a treat in the dark... cool

Mike.

The red-light filter is a great idea Mike. I need to make one for my 600 too. What did you use to stick on the the screen?

Cheers,

Moj


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