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centralvic
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11 August 2019 01:28 pm

Hi everyone I am looking for a copy of the following book if anyone has one they want to sell

Welcome, Stranger
The Amazing True Story of One Man's Legendary Search for Gold, at All Costs
By Denise Deason

Thanks centralvic

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Everything we use comes from mining or farming.

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centralvic
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11 August 2019 01:43 pm

thanks mbasko must have missed it last light searched everywhere
Cheers centralvic

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11 August 2019 02:08 pm

I recommend this one for accuracy, written by a local geologist:

Potter, Terry F. (1999) The Welcome Stranger: a definitive account of the worlds largest alluvial gold nugget. ISBN 0-646-38709-X
(Terry is a local geologist)


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11 August 2019 06:10 pm

Found this in my flavorist box https://www.goldfieldsguide.com.au/blog … aQkD1Buj8k


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centralvic
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11 August 2019 07:07 pm

thanks Goldierocks will have a look for that book also
thanks gravity that is good website for gold related info

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11 August 2019 07:56 pm

Too bad it got melted down and sent back to the "motherland".

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11 August 2019 09:20 pm

goldierocks wrote:

I recommend this one for accuracy, written by a local geologist:

Potter, Terry F. (1999) The Welcome Stranger: a definitive account of the worlds largest alluvial gold nugget. ISBN 0-646-38709-X
(Terry is a local geologist)

Yes a good book.The Echuca library has a copy that I borrowed, and I suspect many libraries would either have it or be able to get it from one of their associated libraries.

The thing that I didn't know until I read it, was that The Welcome Stranger was found with quite a bit of quartz attached to it. Apparently Deason took it back home to his house where it was placed on their open fire over night to help remove the quartz. And yet, many people poo-poo the Holterman nugget as not being a true nugget but rather a specimen because of all the quartz and rock associated with it. The Holterman nugget yielded around 3000 troy ounces of gold. Is there any other Geological reason for this differentiation goldierocks?


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11 August 2019 10:46 pm

One was hard rock, the other alluvial.

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11 August 2019 11:21 pm

The Welcome nugget was eluvial, not strictly alluvial. Found downslope from a quartz reef worked for gold, and fairly clearly derived from it. Holtermans was still in its quartz reef and had to be brought up the shaft. Since both originally formed in quartz reefs, the distinction is rather artificial - but the locations in which they were found were nevertheless different.


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12 August 2019 11:35 am

Thanks goldierocks, that's the thing that always confused me, in that The Welcome stranger I thought was an obvious piece of the Bulldog Reef. Still found under the surface, just not deep down a shaft. Seems kind of unfair that Mr Holterman was denied the title. But I get your point alluvial/eluvial. I'd be happy to find either big_smile


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13 August 2019 12:38 pm

Deepseeker wrote:

Thanks goldierocks, that's the thing that always confused me, in that The Welcome stranger I thought was an obvious piece of the Bulldog Reef. Still found under the surface, just not deep down a shaft. Seems kind of unfair that Mr Holterman was denied the title. But I get your point alluvial/eluvial. I'd be happy to find either big_smile

It was barely ulnder the surface smile


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13 August 2019 12:51 pm

Lucky bugger. Imagine, a shallow dig for a nug that big perfect


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