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rogsav3
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10 July 2019 03:20 pm

so my mates and I are in the Dunolly area as of Sunday 14th July 2019....I am trying to increase the chance of finding something ...have studied Geovic religiously..
So my thoughts are for possible targets areas...
1.Old shallow lead workings, griding these slowly for traces left behind
2. shallow leads as per Geovic and starting up hill at the top of gullies etc
3. Lots of luck thumbsup

Any thoughts ????? sad sad

Ps not asking for your guaranteed-ed honey holes

#2

Patrick1
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From: Maryborough, VIC
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10 July 2019 04:51 pm

Message me Saturday night and if I've got the time I'll pop over to help you out. Been looking for an excuse to get out.

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Ward69
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10 July 2019 05:01 pm

big_smile

rogsav3 wrote:

so my mates and I are in the Dunolly area as of Sunday 14th July 2019....I am trying to increase the chance of finding something ...have studied Geovic religiously..
So my thoughts are for possible targets areas...
1.Old shallow lead workings, griding these slowly for traces left behind
2. shallow leads as per Geovic and starting up hill at the top of gullies etc
3. Lots of luck thumbsup

Any thoughts ????? sad sad

Ps not asking for your guaranteed-ed honey holes

Hi what are you swinging with.

#4

Goldtalk Leonora
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10 July 2019 08:09 pm

HOG + DOG + WOG = GOLD

#5

rogsav3
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10 July 2019 09:41 pm

Gpx5000..

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Ward69
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11 July 2019 11:18 am

rogsav3 wrote:

Gpx5000..

Good detector. Get yourself a small nuggetlet. Around 0.05 to 0.03. And get a shotgun shot size number 5, Train your hearing the difference on top of ground and different levels under ground. I use the SDC setting 5 and threshold flat out. I can now pick up sub gram about 10cm down, it’s very fant. I still dig ever target but I know what’s is going to be I hope this helps Mark

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rogsav3
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11 July 2019 04:07 pm

Cheers for the advice..certainly will be a learning curve..weather does not look great in Sunday as well....like I keep saying..hopefully the gold God's will give me even the smallest of pieces to get me a hall pass to do it again....

May have to find ground high up to not be covered by rain...but not too high as to be covered by snow

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Ward69
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11 July 2019 05:59 pm

What to hear a funny, couple of weeks back, came across a nice semi retired couple. He was using a SDC with the new large coil and the wife a Minelab 1000. I had with me 5 small sub grams in a bottle placed on top of ground. Guess what found them, yep 1000. SDC didn’t pick it up. Change the settings to 5 and flat out Yep no signal, I then place the bottle down in the ground 5 maybe 6 cms. Both couldn’t pick them up. I ran my SDC over it and bang clear as a bell. So meaning of the story, buy a small test nuggetlet from the Ballarat gold shop or eBay for $5 to $10 dollars and test it each time you go for a walk. I’ve seen so many people who haven’t tested their detector and walking for hours only picking up lead, wondering why there’s no gold. Because you already walked pass it. Had my say now. Good luck. Mark

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#9

rogsav3
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11 July 2019 08:05 pm

thinking I will have to get onto this.....

#10

Tathradj
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11 July 2019 08:19 pm

Primary reason,
Set your detector up properly first.
And the SDC actually has a second way of this.
It is not in the manual but have a look at it's
sister anti mine counterparts manual.

Makes one hell of a lot of difference.


A couple of HiBankers inc. accessories, , QED, 4500, SDC2300, Gt1600,
Aldi, A Prado 4x4, A'Van Cruiseliner and a heck of a lot of determination.
Most importantly, A lot of Good Honest Friends. Maybe one day Lucky.

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#11

Ward69
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11 July 2019 08:30 pm

Tathradj wrote:

Primary reason,
Set your detector up properly first.
And the SDC actually has a second way of this.
It is not in the manual but have a look at it's
sister anti mine counterparts manual.

Makes one hell of a lot of difference.

Thanks Tathradj. Wasn’t going to tell all the secrets at once. Getting the basics is the main key. Then learn more about the detector and researching what area your in. Hint But be careful your not in a flight path. The detector goes off every time a plane goes over. I hate it

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#12

rogsav3
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12 July 2019 03:46 pm

some inclement weather as well....I have never nearly drowned metal detecting...always a first lol lol

#13

Booney
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12 July 2019 04:01 pm

Tathradj wrote:

Primary reason,
Set your detector up properly first.
And the SDC actually has a second way of this.
It is not in the manual but have a look at it's
sister anti mine counterparts manual.

Makes one hell of a lot of difference.

Interesting tell us more .where do we find such a manual

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#14

mbasko
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12 July 2019 07:09 pm

https://www.minelab.com/anz/support/dow … #sec255230
Go down the list to the F3 Compact manual.
Not sure how this works as some functions in the set up of the F3 Compact aren't available on the SDC2300?

Last edited by mbasko (12 July 2019 07:12 pm)


Everything we use comes from mining or farming.

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#15

Tathradj
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12 July 2019 10:55 pm

Mainly do your setup with the coil horizontal of the ground
and set on the green 3.
Don't touch the thresh hold.

Also pick the noisiest direction of interference.

A little bit more to it but that is the general idea.


A couple of HiBankers inc. accessories, , QED, 4500, SDC2300, Gt1600,
Aldi, A Prado 4x4, A'Van Cruiseliner and a heck of a lot of determination.
Most importantly, A lot of Good Honest Friends. Maybe one day Lucky.

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#16

Daddio
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16 July 2019 06:25 am

Great advise guys makes a difference to sdc when setting it up in positions 3 or 4
Cheers

#17

rogsav3
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16 July 2019 08:26 am

2nd day out nothing..hopefully today is the day...getting more aware of the 5000s settings...bring on the gold inlove

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