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#1

Araratgold
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From: Kambalda, WA
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01 October 2020 01:45 pm

Just back from our first retirement prospecting trip. Did really well for 5 weeks with 216 pieces for 376 grams. Biggest pieces 10, 11.5, 27 and 155 grams.
No more working for the man !

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Last edited by Araratgold (01 October 2020 02:07 pm)

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#2

Redfin
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01 October 2020 02:09 pm

Great nugget Rick, thumbsup


Det used - Whites 6000D, ML SD2000, ML SD 2001, ML SD 2200D, Garrett Infinium. Minelab SDC 2300. Minelab GPZ 7000.
Current Det - Garrett ASD Groundhog. . Minelab GPX 5000. Minelab GPX 4500.

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#3

xcvator
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From: Mornington Peninsula
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01 October 2020 02:52 pm

Now that's a nice holiday thumbsup thumbsup

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#4

Jaros
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01 October 2020 03:07 pm

You are SO cruel.... sad


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

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#5

Nightjar
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From: Home-Waikiki, Prospect-Leonora
Joined: 26 September 2013
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01 October 2020 03:52 pm

What dreams are made of, fantastic result for your retirement ?


The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Happy Hunting, Nightjar.

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#6

Araratgold
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From: Kambalda, WA
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01 October 2020 04:06 pm

Nightjar wrote:

What dreams are made of, fantastic result for your retirement ?

Thanks Peter, we have taken early retirement and moved to Kambalda. This was our first prospecting trip in WA as retired folk ! big_smile

Hence, no more working for the man !

Cheers,
Rick

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goldtrapper
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01 October 2020 04:24 pm

That's Gold!

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Mackka
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From: Brisbane
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01 October 2020 04:38 pm

Congratulations on the Gold and your retirement.
Mackka cake beer

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#9

Jaros
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01 October 2020 04:39 pm

Approx 7K a week - great use of you're retirement--beats golf anyday.


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

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#10

Teemore
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From: West of the Yarra, east of SA,
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01 October 2020 04:42 pm

Living & realising the dream .......
Cheers T.


If you don't stand for something ..... You'll fall for anything !!
To be old and wise you must first be young and foolish.

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#11

Dignit
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From: Melb Eastern Suburbs, VIC
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01 October 2020 05:25 pm

That ‘is’ so cruel. tongue
But, congrats. Awesome!


GPX 5000, pick, Jeep Cherokee, Jayco Swift and gold fever

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#12

Danny13
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01 October 2020 06:48 pm

You make me sick playful

Well done


GPX5000, CTX3030, Sovereign GT garrett pointer, harness.

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#13

Rockhunter62
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From: Roaming, WA
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01 October 2020 08:43 pm

Good on you Rick and Kaye. We should have stayed and helped you. Congratulations. gold-nugget

Cheers

Doug and Carol


Forest Gump once said "life is like a detector going beep, you don't know what it is till you dig it up"

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#14

Redfin
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02 October 2020 03:51 pm

Araratgold wrote:

moved to Kambalda.

Rick

I worked/lived in Kambalda in 1970/71, she was a wild place back then.


Det used - Whites 6000D, ML SD2000, ML SD 2001, ML SD 2200D, Garrett Infinium. Minelab SDC 2300. Minelab GPZ 7000.
Current Det - Garrett ASD Groundhog. . Minelab GPX 5000. Minelab GPX 4500.

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#15

Moneybox
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From: Cue, WA
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03 October 2020 12:32 am

Well done Rick...on the retirement I mean. It's the best thing we ever did. That's a fantastic prospecting season for anybody but being retired means you can go and do it again and again. The final tally is not always the same but it's the journey that's important.


Phil, Sandra & Taz - GPX4500's, SDC2300's, White's Goldmaster GMT, Equinox 800, pans, sieves and more in a 4WD motorhome.

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#16

Goldchaser1
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From: Kalgoorlie, WA
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11 October 2020 12:34 pm

Good on ya rick,you sure hit the ground running.......

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