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cha55a
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From: Sydney, NSW
Joined: 11 February 2020
Posts: 8
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11 February 2020 01:22 pm

Hi All

I live in Sydney but frequent Perth to visit family/in laws. Past couple of trips I went on a 4wd excursion up around the Paynes Find/Yalgoo area.
My first foray into Outback Australia. And it left an impression on me.

As a really young kid Id collect rocks (quartz etc). Then as I got older, priorities change. School, work, family.
Now the fossicking feeling has come back and brought me to this forum.

Ultimately Id like to get out and try everything - gold prospecting, old relic detecting, gemstones/minerals etc.
Ultimate goal to find something worth passing on to my daughters.

Im literally at Step 0 - no equipment and very little knowledge.
So I am looking forward to chatting to you all.

Have a good one thumbsup

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#2

Anniegee
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From: WERRIBEE, VIC
Joined: 26 November 2019
Posts: 292
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11 February 2020 02:00 pm

Welcome to PA...there's a wealth of information and fabulous people here smile


I am willing to be pleasantly surprised!

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#3

mudgee hunter
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Joined: 02 January 2017
Posts: 1,901
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11 February 2020 02:40 pm

There's plenty of good camping spots within 4hrs drive of you.
And lucky for you some might now have water in them.
Have a good read on reviews of prospecting/ camping equipment.
Either the Garret super sluice kit or the mine lab pan kit are your best starting investment.
And grab one or two snuffer bottles.
Top end of detector market I beleive is the SDC Minelab series and up.
And some good VLF detectors available now.
But if plan on doing a few WA trips......
The SDC or GPX minelab are brilliant. pickshovel


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#4

cha55a
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From: Sydney, NSW
Joined: 11 February 2020
Posts: 8
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11 February 2020 03:21 pm

Thanks Anniegee, look forward to meeting everyone.

Cheers for the inform mudgee hunter. Trying to convince the mrs to do some camping. So thats a challenge in itself.
But Ill get there ...eventually.
I didnt realise how many brands of detectors out there.

Gotta say - youtube has some great vids and information. Lovin it.

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#5

Jaros
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From: S.E.Qld., QLD
Joined: 11 August 2013
Posts: 12,287
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11 February 2020 04:03 pm

Welcome to P.A. smile


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

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#6

mudgee hunter
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Joined: 02 January 2017
Posts: 1,901
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11 February 2020 08:10 pm

My cook could not understand the detecting thing at first.
But after her first few relics..... loves it.
The Minelabs hold a VERY good resale value if you look after it and decide to sell it later.


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#7

tobygiant
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Joined: 03 February 2020
Posts: 11
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14 February 2020 10:29 am

Hello, everyone, I'm new here!

#8

Harbourmaster
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From: Sturt Bay via Warooka , SA
Joined: 17 December 2018
Posts: 247
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14 February 2020 09:15 pm

No kidding read that once or twice or thrice or ............. Welcome


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Greg4427
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Joined: 17 December 2019
Posts: 34
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16 February 2020 02:12 pm

Welcome aboard mate!

#10

Евгений
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Joined: 14 January 2020
Posts: 45
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24 February 2020 05:41 pm

Greg4427 wrote:

Welcome aboard mate!

Good morning. For a long time comrade did not meet the word. thumbsup

#11

Евгений
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Joined: 14 January 2020
Posts: 45
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24 February 2020 05:43 pm

Greg4427 wrote:

Welcome aboard mate!

usually this word was used in the Soviet Union

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Mondo198
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17 March 2020 01:37 pm

Welcome aboard Cha55a
mondo198


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