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Abdiver
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01 December 2019 09:44 pm

Hi all, I've been doing some exploring in the upper reaches of the Gulph Creek area and have come across the old timers workings where it looks like they have hydro sluiced the bank. They have exposed a red dirt up to 30 foot deep in places. The bottom part of the exposed wall has water worn river rocks in it and a little bit of gold in places. Can anyone tell me if this is the old creek bed or some other type of deposit. Thanks in advance. Cheers Shane.

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alexbunyip
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04 December 2019 09:24 pm

I’m heading out in the next couple of days, will check it out.

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08 December 2019 08:21 pm

Went out to Nerrigundah today, turned right at the monument then right again out towards the cole mine, second main creek I came across went through the road and down to the main river. I parked on the side of the road and up drives an orange shitty city 4wd with an old woman behind the wheel. She asked me if I’m fossicking, I replied yes and then she starts to launch at me. Tells me the creek and river is her private property, I told her they were crown land and public property, well the old bat goes crazy, Threatening to call the cops, how we aren’t welcome and destroying the environment. I said go ahead, I’m well within my rights, she doesn’t care. After arguing with the old bat for about 15min she abused me and drove off. I got a nasty vibe I can tell you, and was wary of leaving my vehicle unattended. Good thing I didn’t as Abdiver told me he had his tyre slashed near town. FFS. I told her I was detecting and mostly picking up other people’s rubbish and filling in my tiny holes after. Stupid cow didn’t care....not a nice place...

Last edited by alexbunyip (08 December 2019 08:26 pm)

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08 December 2019 11:48 pm

The town has a population of about 45 people and everyone is a cousin...... You were probably too close to her cultivation of medicinal herbs.

Next time they are on special at Aldi, buy two trail cams and set them up watching your car. Put a note on the dash saying 'smile for the cameras', always makes for interesting viewing at the police station.

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alexbunyip
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09 December 2019 12:25 am

She should have broken out the peace pipe...problem solved. wink

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Detectist
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09 December 2019 08:58 am

Ticks, leeches, steep hills, thick bush and angry locals. But known gold. Sounds almost perfect.

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alexbunyip
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09 December 2019 11:00 am

You need to get your Indiana Jones hat on

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alexbunyip
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09 December 2019 11:01 am

If anyone touches my vehicle there will be two slaughter monuments there big_smile

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Gunna
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09 December 2019 04:03 pm

Thylacine wrote:

The town has a population of about 45 people and everyone is a cousin...... You were probably too close to her cultivation of medicinal herbs.

Next time they are on special at Aldi, buy two trail cams and set them up watching your car. Put a note on the dash saying 'smile for the cameras', always makes for interesting viewing at the police station.

Sounds like deliverance, might find you're need a bit more protection than a couple of cameras lol although could be interesting wink

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alexbunyip
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09 December 2019 10:24 pm

Detectist wrote:

Ticks, leeches, steep hills, thick bush and angry locals. But known gold. Sounds almost perfect.

You forgot snakes...I hate snakes

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Tathradj
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09 December 2019 11:26 pm

Hi,
sorry but i know where you were.
She is pumping from that area for her water.
I hope for 2 things.
You were below her pump but,
have a look on 6 maps. The rule of a stream or river, dos not apply in this circumstance.
Her DP lot extends over the water body.
Me myself would have been aware of this with research.
Be careful.
And no, The townsfolk are not intermingled.
I know some of them personally and will not intrude on their good nature.

alexbunyip wrote:

Went out to Nerrigundah today, turned right at the monument then right again out towards the cole mine, second main creek I came across went through the road and down to the main river. I parked on the side of the road and up drives an orange shitty city 4wd with an old woman behind the wheel. She asked me if I’m fossicking, I replied yes and then she starts to launch at me. Tells me the creek and river is her private property, I told her they were crown land and public property, well the old bat goes crazy, Threatening to call the cops, how we aren’t welcome and destroying the environment. I said go ahead, I’m well within my rights, she doesn’t care. After arguing with the old bat for about 15min she abused me and drove off. I got a nasty vibe I can tell you, and was wary of leaving my vehicle unattended. Good thing I didn’t as Abdiver told me he had his tyre slashed near town. FFS. I told her I was detecting and mostly picking up other people’s rubbish and filling in my tiny holes after. Stupid cow didn’t care....not a nice place...


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10 December 2019 04:08 pm

Abdiver wrote:

Hi all, I've been doing some exploring in the upper reaches of the Gulph Creek area and have come across the old timers workings where it looks like they have hydro sluiced the bank. They have exposed a red dirt up to 30 foot deep in places. The bottom part of the exposed wall has water worn river rocks in it and a little bit of gold in places. Can anyone tell me if this is the old creek bed or some other type of deposit. Thanks in advance. Cheers Shane.

Shane (Tathra Abdiver)to answer your question without giving to much away on a public forum yes the area your talking about from there and upstream was hydro sluiced and what you have seen is indeed evidence of the older creek bed, just remember the old timers got most of their gold from up higher, much more than where the creek is now. I have spent the last 5 years walking around most of it but still have more to learn. wink
Regards and good luck, Dolphin.


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#13

Tathradj
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10 December 2019 05:03 pm

If you walk up Gulph creek you will find the remains
of the old dredge. Theres not much left of it. I seen it
about 30 years ago when you could still drive up beside the Creek.
They bought it up the river then winched it up
Gulph creek.
Aparently in some places you can still see the marks on the rocks
in the stream bed when they did it.

I have been told of a few finds in the walls where the dredge operated.


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alexbunyip
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10 December 2019 10:15 pm

Tathradj wrote:

Hi,
sorry but i know where you were.
She is pumping from that area for her water.
I hope for 2 things.
You were below her pump but,
have a look on 6 maps. The rule of a stream or river, dos not apply in this circumstance.
Her DP lot extends over the water body.
Me myself would have been aware of this with research.
Be careful.
And no, The townsfolk are not intermingled.
I know some of them personally and will not intrude on their good nature.

In defence of the town folk they were very friendly. Looking back onto town left hand side of the road the creek enters the main river, crown land and there for everyone’s enjoyment. She did not have to come on so hard and rude, I am quite calm, approachable and willing to work with locals. At no time did I abuse or be rude, just stated the law.I was on the roadside not on anyone’s property, she just drove up and basically let rip.The woman needs an attitude adjustment. She does have a reputation, enough said.

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Tathradj
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11 December 2019 08:50 am

She is actually quite friendly.
A lot of ignorant people give her a hard time though.
Not saying you did please.
Some thing must have stirred her up and you were there at the wrong time.


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

Abdiver
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12 December 2019 05:13 pm

Thanks for the input guys. I'll be heading back up tomorrow to explore just a little bit more of the area.

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Jazz
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13 December 2019 10:01 pm

I have been keen to check out Nerrigundah, but this thread (and others I have read in the past) about the area scares the crap out of me! Mention of this lady seems to come up quite often all over the internet.

#18

alexbunyip
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14 December 2019 04:23 pm

It’s a harsh area. I also got hammered by stinging nettles. Some unmarked very deep soft edges mine shafts too. The flies are some of the worst I’ve seen now.

#19

madmulga2
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17 December 2019 03:39 pm

went out to Nerrigundah a couple of years ago and the same thing happened a two headed lurch comes screaming out of the bush that iam on private property
when it was state crown land , so latter on when back at the vehicle with two flat tyres seeing red little did he know that I had walked across a little plot of green in pots out there . the next day into Bunnings for some round up and a backpack spray bottle gave them a good drink maybe that's why they look intermingled but did find some good gold around that area

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#20

Abdiver
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19 December 2019 09:01 pm

Madmulga,
You didn't happen to be around sawpit creek by any chance.

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madmulga2
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20 December 2019 04:05 pm

Hi Abiver
The area was between ocean view mine and graveyard creek . if your like panning try the little belimla creek below the mine sdc works ok there as well. This hole area is in Dampier state forest

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AngerManagement
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20 December 2019 04:23 pm

It is easy to get caught out even when trying to do the right thing.

The issue is that it could have been any number of persons prior to you that have done the wrong thing and set the tone for the future.

Must be plenty of locals with good land; that get 1001 people that are ill informed or full of assumptions that cause conflict and or frustration for the said locals. And I can understand why many just come the full on approach when they come across people on or NEAR their property.

In an ideal world it would be all open and polite chit chat; but after dealing with any number of Aholes even the best of us would get a bit fed-up.


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Jazz
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22 December 2019 09:53 am

madmulga2 wrote:

went out to Nerrigundah a couple of years ago and the same thing happened a two headed lurch comes screaming out of the bush that iam on private property
when it was state crown land , so latter on when back at the vehicle with two flat tyres seeing red little did he know that I had walked across a little plot of green in pots out there . the next day into Bunnings for some round up and a backpack spray bottle gave them a good drink maybe that's why they look intermingled but did find some good gold around that area

Well done! I'd say you showed restraint there too.

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