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#176

Jaros
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24 February 2019 05:39 pm

Just warming up hey? smile


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

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#177

Eldorado
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24 February 2019 08:12 pm

Yeah Jaros, hopefully lots of silver this year.

#178

Eldorado
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12 April 2019 08:57 pm

Today's hunt results $4.49.The XTerra was like a 1 & 2 cent vacuum cleaner. The BB's were everywhere.29 cents worth.Just finished 8 days of work so it was good to get out and have a swing.Also found the inner workings of a pocket watch which wasn't silver and pretty toasted so not worthy of a photo.
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#179

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12 April 2019 09:04 pm

While I am here,I just wanted to share something with you guys.This is not something I found,but an item a friend of mine brought into work to show me.It belonged to his Grandfather and has been looked at by a few experts and is believed to be a piece of trench art.Rising Sun badge with Mother of Pearl backing.Just thought I would share.
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#180

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12 April 2019 09:13 pm

one word "brilliant"


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#181

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22 April 2019 10:05 pm

Went for a day at the beach today at Coledale beach Wollongong,took the XTerra 705 and had a swing whilst there.A grand total of 70 cents,it's got to be the cleanest beach in Australia as I only found 4 old beaver tail can ring pull tabs as well.Does anyone on here detect at Coledale,if so you don't leave much.I had a young lady approach me who had lost her iPhone and keys whilst running to her child who had fallen over.She had found the keys but couldn't find the phone.I explained to her that her phone had probably been picked up by somebody because it wouldn't just sink into the sand.I searched for it for about 20 minutes just so she knew someone was doing something to help her.She was a bit distressed as the phone was only a couple of months old.Long story short the phone was found by some guy and he had gone to the Surf club and they directed him to us.Good result.

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#182

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23 April 2019 09:17 am

Don’t know about Coledale but I do know that Austimer beach is a great fishing spot in Winter for Salmon.
Mackka

#183

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04 May 2019 11:55 pm

I had a bit of a swing on a Church Common here locally,found a few dollars in spendies a 1955 halfpenny,a nice Lions club badge and a Yass Soldiers Club members badge.Member 1789.The badges were found within a foot of each other.A badge spill I guess.
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#184

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05 May 2019 12:07 am

Nice little hunt Eldorado, badges are in good knick hey ! cool


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

#185

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05 May 2019 12:47 am

silver wrote:

Nice little hunt Eldorado, badges are in good knick hey ! cool

Very good nick Silver,the Lions club one still has the clasp on the back in full working order.Its a long way from home too.

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#186

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05 May 2019 08:41 am

thumbsup
They made the Northern Territory look way bigger by using the sun like that hey tongue


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

#187

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21 May 2019 12:45 am

I hit a couple of local parks in the last couple of days.Detected for about 3 hours per day.Got about $13,some silver in the form of a 1952 Rams Head shilling and a silver locket.Found a nice 1943 Roo penny in great condition and a belt buckle with a floral design which I think could be gold gilted.
Day 1
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Day 2
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#188

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09 July 2019 06:45 pm

Had a couple of spare hours this afternoon so I headed to a local sports ground which always comes good with the goldies.Found about $11.60 or so,2 foreign coins (US one cent and NZ $2) and a nice 1895 Brittania one penny to top off the day.The one penny is my first pre 1900 One Penny.Pretty happy with that.
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#189

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09 July 2019 07:29 pm

Congrats on getting a penny from 2 centuries ago Eldorado.... a smile maker !
power big_smile thumbsup


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

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#190

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09 July 2019 08:38 pm

Some good looking finds Eldorado. thumbsup


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#191

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09 July 2019 09:13 pm

Cheers Golddiggerart,welcome back.

#192

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10 July 2019 01:10 pm

silver wrote:

Congrats on getting a penny from 2 centuries ago Eldorado.... a smile maker !
power big_smile thumbsup

Cheers Silver.Definitely put a smile on my face.Got it right near the end of the hunt as well.Saved the day.

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#193

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02 September 2019 09:00 pm

Went for a swing today,was great to get out again,it's been a few weeks between swings.Started off pretty slow with a 2 cent piece in the first half hour.Then got onto a few goldies for a total of $12.Saved the day with a nice sterling ring with a nice blue stone in it.The ring will need a bit of repair though.Anyone know what if would cost to get it back to wearable.
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#194

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02 September 2019 11:04 pm

Nice color blue Eldorado. thumbsup
Link to site
https://quickjewelryrepairs.com/pricing/
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I'd suppose these to be an average of the price most places.... but don't quote me on that tongue


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

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#195

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02 September 2019 11:28 pm

Eldorado wrote:

Went for a swing today,was great to get out again,it's been a few weeks between swings.Started off pretty slow with a 2 cent piece in the first half hour.Then got onto a few goldies for a total of $12.Saved the day with a nice sterling ring with a nice blue stone in it.The ring will need a bit of repair though.Anyone know what if would cost to get it back to wearable.
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Have a go at it yourself by making a wooden tapered cone shaped thingy and gently work the ring back into round by using other bits of wood so as to not mar the ring.


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#196

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03 September 2019 12:33 am

Whisp wrote:
Eldorado wrote:

Went for a swing today,was great to get out again,it's been a few weeks between swings.Started off pretty slow with a 2 cent piece in the first half hour.Then got onto a few goldies for a total of $12.Saved the day with a nice sterling ring with a nice blue stone in it.The ring will need a bit of repair though.Anyone know what if would cost to get it back to wearable.
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https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … _image.jpg

Have a go at it yourself by making a wooden tapered cone shaped thingy and gently work the ring back into round by using other bits of wood so as to not mar the ring.

Wouldn't you need to heat it up first.

#197

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03 September 2019 02:04 am

Well.... it probly wasn't hot at all when it got bent up in the first place big_smile
Probly like how you leave a saw out in the sun to heat up before you reset the angle of the saw teeth(that way the teeth don't break off).... try doing it inside on a cold saw and you'll lose teeth (or weaken them) most likely.
So try it if you will.... once it's hot from the sun for an hour or so.... nothing to lose hey (as it's already bent) tongue


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#198

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03 September 2019 08:24 am

Good looking colour for that stone btw. I hope the straightening works.

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#199

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05 September 2019 09:15 pm

Eldorado wrote:
Whisp wrote:
Eldorado wrote:

Went for a swing today,was great to get out again,it's been a few weeks between swings.Started off pretty slow with a 2 cent piece in the first half hour.Then got onto a few goldies for a total of $12.Saved the day with a nice sterling ring with a nice blue stone in it.The ring will need a bit of repair though.Anyone know what if would cost to get it back to wearable.
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … _image.jpg
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … _image.jpg

Have a go at it yourself by making a wooden tapered cone shaped thingy and gently work the ring back into round by using other bits of wood so as to not mar the ring.

Wouldn't you need to heat it up first.

If you needed to heat it you could use one of the small butane micro torches, the ones with a very fine flame and wrap the area around the stone in wet rags and heat just the area you want the heat to go to, just enough to anneal it.


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