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#126

20xwater
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14 July 2021 09:33 pm

Mackka wrote:

Oh mate that is pretty, well done.
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It's only trace but it's a start. I'm at 27ft on the floor but decided to have a dig in the wall right under the hard sandstone before i get to deep to reach it..

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#127

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16 July 2021 04:24 pm

Couple more eBay prezzys as a result of no drinking no smoking.
130amp battery and 250watt solar cool
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#128

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17 July 2021 05:38 pm

A little bit bigger..
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#129

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17 July 2021 05:43 pm

Go you good thing , well done mate.
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#130

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17 July 2021 06:36 pm

Question- does that colour go back into the wall for inches or just what you see there?
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#131

20xwater
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17 July 2021 09:36 pm

Mackka wrote:

Question- does that colour go back into the wall for inches or just what you see there?
Mackka

It stops and starts, it's still only potch and only about 2 feet into the wall coz Ive had a rest last few days.
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Big day tomorrow cool

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#132

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18 July 2021 02:02 am

20xwater
Thoroughly enjoying following your adventure, and my hat goes off to you. Hard yakka!
Good luck and keep safe.


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

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#133

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19 July 2021 09:58 am

20xwater wrote:

So What's the little black sq??

#134

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19 July 2021 11:03 am

Adrian ss wrote:
20xwater wrote:

So What's the little black sq??

Pick hole wink

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#135

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19 July 2021 01:05 pm

yikes someone's combing through the photos up close....I missed it completely lol
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I was just focusing on the potchy bits lol big_smile

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

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#136

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19 July 2021 06:12 pm

Starting to look very interesting. big_smile

#137

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21 July 2021 03:23 pm

New battery box, things are going to be comfy when I get out of here and start smashing cubes through the ply banker ?
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#138

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21 July 2021 03:58 pm

Say what?
Mackka

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#139

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21 July 2021 10:38 pm

Mackka wrote:

Say what?
Mackka

Opal mining mainly consists of pouring energy time and money down a hole mate.
I dug the shaft to keep my mind off drinking and smoking and that's all.
The old man has predictably taken over and getting nothing ?
Opal will never give me a fever, I'm a gold prospector!!

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#140

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22 July 2021 08:43 am

Mate i was just wondering what “ smashing cubes through a ply banker was”,
Mackka

#141

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22 July 2021 11:32 am

Google translate says " I will be placing many cubic metres of material through my custom made sluice box that I have named a "plybanker" due to its construction materials. "

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#142

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22 July 2021 01:32 pm

OK that makes sense Old GT, Thanks.
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#143

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24 July 2021 07:15 pm

Just came up from a dig, plenty of trace, first bit of green..
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Another pipi..
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#144

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24 July 2021 08:01 pm

nice, hope they clean up well.
great find. thumbsup

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#145

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25 July 2021 12:07 pm

20xwater wrote:

Just came up from a dig, plenty of trace, first bit of green..
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Another pipi..
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 181038.jpg

They make good bait for fish and opal miners lol, loving ya journey

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#146

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30 July 2021 03:23 pm

Before and after, best rubbed noodled bit so far cool
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First colour bar exposure lol
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#147

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31 July 2021 06:36 pm

An abandoned claim and shaft, set up ladders, 50 feet down..
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50 feet up..
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#148

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31 July 2021 06:43 pm

Employ this device..
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To illuminate..
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..

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#149

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31 July 2021 06:50 pm

Led light view..
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A view from a tight space looking back at the shaft..
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..

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#150

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31 July 2021 06:58 pm

The best ground has already been dug and shuffled around to save taking it to the surface..
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So it pays to go through it with the UV light, result of a couple of hours..
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The game has changed cool

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