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#26

Midas1
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21 June 2021 09:31 pm

Thanks mate. So much tech out there that is only coming in use now. Funny how the old timers use to sample from ant and termite nests , or even burn the eucalyptus leaves as they have always been known to contain trace of enriched areas. This is a 100yr old plus practice. How many people still use just those simple practices.

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21 June 2021 09:57 pm

Jaros wrote:

I resent that remark 20x. Try using some tact.

I think that was very tactful and humorous Jaros!!
Lighten up mate!!!

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Simmo
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21 June 2021 10:01 pm

Midas1 wrote:

There is never any need for flying any higher than 120metres. Good question though.

I was referring to night flight.
The permit application fee and conditions to get approved are daunting.
Just wondering what your process was and how you offset the fee's, when prospecting is generally not income producing for small time operators.

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22 June 2021 03:33 am

Jaros wrote:

I resent that remark 20x. Try using some tact.

Resent it.... I resemble it lol tongue


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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#30

Midas1
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22 June 2021 08:15 am

Great day silver. Have fun

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22 June 2021 08:50 am

Midas1 wrote:

Great day silver. Have fun

Be more fun living in a younger body atm lol
find some gold Midas1 gold-nugget


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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22 June 2021 08:55 am

You need your gear to recognise the signatures of trees known for growing with gold (can't tell you which ones they are) they might look like big arrows and ×'s for you on your mapping tech as well. There's something free for ya ! (not everyday ya get given something for free) tongue


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

#33

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22 June 2021 10:33 am

Midas1 wrote:

Satellite is the most effective method for finding deposits as any large setup well knows. That’s what geologist do.

what a load of rubbish, what if the resource is below the surface which lets face it, majority of gold is?

I've worked beside geo's, palaeontologist and some pretty smart engineers in my time and to think they were all wrong when all they had to do was go use some satellites, wow.. makes a mockery of exploration budgets!

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22 June 2021 10:46 am

Mate how you can say gold deposits ( below ground ) can’t be found you satellite is so uninformed is laughable. When were these works undertaken that your talking of. Along time ago obviously. Best you even take the smallest effort and search his information. I’m dealing daily with data yet you say it rubbish. I just wish you would do your homework on this century’s tech instead of bagging those having a crack at it. Thanks for your input

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22 June 2021 10:49 am

Mate how you can say gold deposits ( below ground ) can’t be found you satellite is so uninformed and quite laughable. When were these works undertaken that your talking of. Along time ago obviously. Best you even take the smallest effort and search his information. I’m dealing daily with data yet you say it rubbish. I just wish you would do your homework on this century’s tech instead of bagging those having a crack at it. Thanks for your input

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22 June 2021 11:16 am

Can you explain in layman’s terms how the satellite imagery and the drone imagery differ. I have read about ground penetrating radar, magnetometers and very high resolution satellite imagery being used at Stonehenge.
My assumption is that the satellite imagery/drone imagery just gives the lay of the land so to speak, this then needs to be interpreted in combination with other technologies to shorten the odds of finding whatever it is you seek.


One of these days Ma!

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22 June 2021 11:21 am

Infrared, near infrared, spectral, thermal-infrared, short-wave technology blah blah blah - I'm well aware of whats out there

Like I said earlier, unless you have offset mine data all the satellite data is nearly irrelevant and worthless, so here's why I said you've a lot of work to do.. ground work, feet on the ground.

Like any new technology, the people selling it rant, rave and swear by it, thats fine and they're probably right, but all to often they're not comprehensive or telling the big picture. I'm simply highlighting what you also need for it to be successful in any capacity.

ANY data is totally useless unless you have offset data or benchmarks, thats the first thing they teach you in data acquisition / interpretation.

If your working daily with this technology then surely your aware of what offset data is, then again maybe your not privileged to this info where you work which would be unfortunate for you because its a necessity.

Question's:
Why do they drill and cut many cores for just one mine site?
Why dont they can coring and just go off satellite data?
If offset data isn't required, how do you interpret the satellite data?
After you have all that satellite data, whats the next step in the mining process to pinpoint exactly where the gold or resource is??

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22 June 2021 11:33 am

Most mines were found by prospectors , feet on the ground .


New hat !

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#39

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22 June 2021 01:04 pm

Hey BigL, you're raising good points, but Midas1 isn't looking for ore deposits mate - he's chasing unicorns! gold-nugget
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Where it is, there it is.

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22 June 2021 06:13 pm

Hey BigL this is a good read.

https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/arc … tral-zone/

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#41

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23 June 2021 09:07 am

Simmo wrote:

just read it Simmo, it is a good read and it certainly outlines exactly what I'm saying... offset data is not optional, its a necessity. My 34 years in exploration wasn't just for the plane rides! Yes maybe I am an ol' fart with ol' ways.. thats his opinion but it certainly aint that of who paid my bills!

My suggestion would be to start putting feet on the ground and find that large sun baking nugget first.. think I wished him good luck earlier, I'll wish it again because man he's gonna need all the luck he can muster wink

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#42

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25 June 2021 04:41 pm

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#43

Goldfreak
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19 July 2021 10:35 pm

Good luck with your idea midas. Only one way to find out. I am working on something that shows some promise but may amount to nothing as I have not yet field tested it.

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20 July 2021 06:27 am

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tongue

Feel free to pm me more info. I have many years experience as an analyst interpreting remotely sensed data from various platforms.

Combining different data in different ways can often lead to different outcomes.


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