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#26

dirtdiggin
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17 February 2021 10:22 pm

Gees that Nugget certainly shrunk in size from both over 100 oz to maybe 3 oz there’s nothing like them old Chinese whispers how a story can change!.
Still sell that and the new 6000 isn’t far from reach!,.

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17 February 2021 11:04 pm

goldierocks wrote:

The largest nuggets found historically near Creswick were 900 oz and 300 oz

I thought most of Creswick was deep lead gold not surface shedding gold?


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#28

Leroy
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18 February 2021 06:14 am

Nuggets totalled just over 12ozs for both, still a good find.

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18 February 2021 08:07 am

Dignit wrote:
goldierocks wrote:

The largest nuggets found historically near Creswick were 900 oz and 300 oz

I thought most of Creswick was deep lead gold not surface shedding gold?

Deep leads were most important, but more than a million ounces came from shallow alluvial (e.g. Black Lead ?800,000 oz.), which included some high level gravels at surface. PRODUCTION from quartz veins negligible, but not because they were not there, because the vein systems were narrow (but abundant). But all that alluvial, deep and shallow came from quartz veins around and a bit south of Creswick, and nuggets were up to 900 oz. Here are the best figures that I have come up with, I have included the rest of the world's major alluvial field for comparison (this includes info from various authors and shows how uncertain shallow alluvial figures are, because most shallow alluvial is mined at the start of a gold rush and is often poorly documented at the time. Victoria is slightly better because the grand total is fairly well known, because their was no significant prior population and the gold was shipped out to the Bank of England and was recorded when shipped. However shallow alluvial production figures from individual Victorian fields is nevertheless a bit rubbery, and mainly taken from figures for the armed gold escorts that took the gold from the goldfields to Melbourne, to protect it from bushrangers (it was best to sell it on the goldfields rather than to carry it yourself). Also the price paid per ounce varied with each field because of varying silver content.
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#30

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18 February 2021 09:26 am

dirtdiggin wrote:

Gees that Nugget certainly shrunk in size from both over 100 oz to maybe 3 oz there’s nothing like them old Chinese whispers how a story can change!.
Still sell that and the new 6000 isn’t far from reach!,.

Why go a 6000? A Gpx found it! perfect

I wouldn't put too much weight in it being found near Slatey Creek either. I'd happily show my gold if that was mine, but "found in the GT" would be about as much as I'd give away. I remember when Kevin Hillier found the Hand of Faith. For years it was "Found near Wedderburn", a smart move while Mr Hillier and his wife spent the next few years detecting Kingower smile


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18 February 2021 10:41 am

Leroy wrote:

Nuggets totalled just over 12ozs for both, still a good find.

This is the best I can do with enhancing the reading on those scales:

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If that reads 378.99 grams, that would correspond with 12.186 troy ounces. But the piece in the rear will need a specific gravity test to determine its actual gold content, as it has more visible quartz than gold.

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18 February 2021 12:35 pm

Hi all,

Dam it has it correct by the looks. It's 37.899gm.

That's an easy tell just by the lump in his hand, possibly around 15 or 16gm something like that. I have a round-ish shaped 30gm speccie here that looks about twice the size of the one pictured when it's sitting in my hand.

I'd certainly love to feel the weight of a few of those big 100+ ounce lumps one day though!

We had the Pride Of Australia nugget on our dining table when I was a kid (the original finder was trying to negotiate a sale for opal), but I was way too young to even feel the weight of it sadly. It was just over 7.5kg.

Cheers,
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18 February 2021 02:51 pm

big_smile Still bloody NICE perfect
Just over a TEAL in weight .


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18 February 2021 06:22 pm

“We had the Pride Of Australia nugget on our dining table when I was a kid (the original finder was trying to negotiate a sale for opal), but I was way too young to even feel the weight of it sadly. It was just over 7.5kg.”

No wonder you ended up a detectorist playful


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18 February 2021 06:49 pm

Well after all the post regarding the two “big,heavy??” Nuggets I thought the only way to confirm the correct weight etc of the said nuggets was to talk to the finder himself.i have just put the phone down and I will apologise for giving you all the run around after just listening to one person who just admitted to me he “got it all wrong”
Dam it you were right. The weight of those two were 37.9 gms The total of his finds for the day was 103 gms. They were found just out of Creswick at a depth of around 12 inches with the 5000 fitted with a 12 Evo NF
I will get a photo of the 103 gm total if anyone is interested.
I’m glad that is all sorted.

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18 February 2021 06:55 pm

Hope he didnt clean out a new spot at Creswick I have been sniffing around! ?


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19 February 2021 12:29 pm

103gm is still a very nice day swinging by anyone’s standards! Good on him. Very nice looking solid nuggets to boot. thumbsup

Regards,
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21 February 2021 10:06 am

Further to my last re “Big gold at Creswick” this is the 103 gms found on the day and includes the 2 nuggets (38gms) already shown. A couple of specemins were amongst them but it’s still a nice haul for the day1613862380_14953c6b-5f97-4201-ac44-e8a5e6479c7e.jpg
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21 February 2021 10:15 am

No doubt about it Leroy, everyone of us would love a day like that perfect I don't care what it weighs finding multiple pieces in one day is good fun beer

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21 February 2021 11:24 am

Dead right RM, doesn’t happen to me very often, best I’ve done was 7 small ones and that was where you went for a quick swing on your way home from Maryborough one day.

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#41

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21 February 2021 09:34 pm

Certainly on a roll there Leroy

Cheers Bob..

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21 February 2021 10:18 pm

Leroy wrote:

Dead right RM, doesn’t happen to me very often, best I’ve done was 7 small ones and that was where you went for a quick swing on your way home from Maryborough one day.

7 big_smile nice perfect nice little spot thumbsup

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22 February 2021 10:45 pm

Leroy wrote:

Further to my last re “Big gold at Creswick” this is the 103 gms found on the day and includes the 2 nuggets (38gms) already shown. A couple of specemins were amongst them but it’s still a nice haul for the dayhttps://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/img/member-images/7622/1613862380_14953c6b-5f97-4201-ac44-e8a5e6479c7e.jpg
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 1bddc4.jpg

Awesome. Kicked about in Ces and some
Ballarat areas for a while in my first few yrs chasing. Loved the pine areas! Good on you mate, two big thumbs up! Be proud of that mate! thumbsup thumbsup

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