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Dickdodd
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26 March 2020 12:43 pm

Afternoon all
Dick here from east coast tassie
I’m definitely new to prospecting, however my grandfather was a gun when it comes to gem hunting (one of his published books)
I’ve got the bug and some basic gear
About to do a road trip around the state mostly east and south so any tips would be appreciated
Hope to find even the smallest specks of gold
I have a great specimen over 30g that the old boy found and then lost in a house fire
I was about 10 yrs old and managed to scratch around and find it again?
Cheers dick

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Dickdodd
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26 March 2020 12:45 pm

Will post photos of the nugget I have when I get home

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StoneTheCrows
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26 March 2020 12:57 pm

Hi Dick

Welcome mate
Love to see the piccie

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Dave79
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26 March 2020 02:19 pm

Gday DD, the South and East is not really known for gold, most of that comes from the north and west. Have a look at the map viewer on the MRT tasmania website and add the layer 'mineral occurrences ' to see where gold has been found in the past.


Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one keeps getting away!

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goody2shoes
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26 March 2020 02:22 pm

Welcome to the PA Dick

Goody

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EVIE/BEE
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26 March 2020 04:05 pm

I liked the look of the country around Queenstown 'Dickdodd'.

You would need permission from the mine admin to go on the lease.

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Anniegee
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26 March 2020 04:16 pm

Wishing you the best of luck and at the very least, I'm sure you'll enjoy your travels smile


I am willing to be pleasantly surprised!

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Dickdodd
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Today 11:33 am

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Dickdodd
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Today 11:43 am

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Dickdodd
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Today 11:45 am

As promised a couple of photos
54g and I would say 40% quartz

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EVIE/BEE
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Today 01:53 pm

You'll find the quartz doesn't weigh much.

You said it was a 30 grammer, i would guess about 45. Nice piece. perfect


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RM Outback
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Today 02:36 pm

G'day Dickdodd welcome to PA thumbsup that sure is some nice eye candy perfect all the best when you get a chance to get amongst it beer

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Dickdodd
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Today 07:02 pm

Well
Don’t think I will get the chance anytime soon
Nice shiny little bit of fire/melting but I was so glad when I found it
I thought I would get robbed as a kid, walking
Up the Main Street of Campbell town haha
Granddad was stoked when I gave it back to him
? cheers

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