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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #160 on: February 14, 2023, 12:42:36 pm »
That's amazing, Les!
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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #161 on: February 15, 2023, 04:45:13 pm »
Thanks Reagan. It was a bit of fun one afternoon when I had nothing better to do. I?ll put this aside so that it can be made into jewellery in the future.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #162 on: March 08, 2023, 05:51:21 pm »
Another day out in the bush with a mate. After detecting for most of the day and walking for hours, we ended up finding four pieces of gold within four steps of the car.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #163 on: April 05, 2023, 12:05:52 pm »
Hi Folks,

Anybody posted this here yet?

A gold digger from Australia recently hit gold (no pun intended) when his budget metal detector found a rock weighing 4.6kg, which had a gold valuation of A$240,000 ($162k USD). The man- who didn't want to be named for obvious reasons- made this incredible discovery in the goldfields of Victoria.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/amateur-gold-digger-finds-massive-nugget-worth-over-160-000/ar-AA19trwN?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=cec8b5941b284c2bbb68a9d491c107ed&ei=12

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #164 on: April 05, 2023, 12:15:14 pm »
:shocked:  First I've heard of it Sal. Good post and congratulation to the fellow who found it!  :wink: And His Wife
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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #165 on: April 11, 2023, 08:43:24 am »
Hi Folks,

Anybody posted this here yet?

A gold digger from Australia recently hit gold (no pun intended) when his budget metal detector found a rock weighing 4.6kg, which had a gold valuation of A$240,000 ($162k USD). The man- who didn't want to be named for obvious reasons- made this incredible discovery in the goldfields of Victoria.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/amateur-gold-digger-finds-massive-nugget-worth-over-160-000/ar-AA19trwN?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=cec8b5941b284c2bbb68a9d491c107ed&ei=12

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 I can not think of anyone I would like to see, find such a thing as you Les!  Who knows, keep looking and perhaps the same good thing, or even something better will happen for you!

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #166 on: April 11, 2023, 02:52:28 pm »
Hey Ben.

I think it was Les who found that nugget!

He's layin' low. Keepin' the site secret.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #167 on: April 11, 2023, 06:48:18 pm »
Hey Ben.

I think it was Les who found that nugget!

He's layin' low. Keepin' the site secret.

Sal

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #168 on: April 16, 2023, 05:55:15 pm »
Would have been nice but my gold has been limited to the small pieces left behind by others. Had a pleasant day out about a week ago and added to my small scrap pile.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #169 on: April 16, 2023, 07:59:17 pm »
Hi Les,

What you found beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, and you had a good day to boot!

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #170 on: April 16, 2023, 10:05:21 pm »
No complaints here Sal. Beekeeping and prospecting are a golden combination.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #171 on: April 17, 2023, 01:28:18 am »
Good find Les.. I enjoy viewing your finds and hearing of the adventures. :-)

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #172 on: June 12, 2023, 11:28:11 pm »
It?s been a while since I?ve been out for a play with the detector. Our trip took us to Marble Bar in Western Australia which was an old mining town. Got the machine cranked up yesterday and was lucky enough to find a few pieces. Today I focussed on an area that contained a few quartz outcrops. You may be able to see it in the first photo. The area was worked thoroughly by the old times and recently by people with detectors. I was lucky enough to have some fun and find a few pieces for my effort. Would have liked to have explored the area in more detail but the trip must continue.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #173 on: June 13, 2023, 06:31:38 am »
Mabye you should change your handle from "lesgold" to "morgold"...
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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #174 on: August 25, 2023, 03:04:10 am »
Needed a break from weeding gardens and preparing honey stuff for the markets so a mate and I went bush for the morning. It?s good to still be able to find a bit of gold close to home.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #175 on: August 25, 2023, 12:07:38 pm »
Next month I'm going up in the mountains to a known gold area.  I hope to do a bit of panning.  I really hope to be able to post pictures like yours!!   :grin:

What do you do with your bits?  Are they worth selling or do you do it just for fun?
Someone really ought to tell them that the world of Ayn Rand?s novel was not meant to be aspirational.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #176 on: August 25, 2023, 03:25:36 pm »
Good luck Kathy. Make sure that you post what you find. Panning is a lot of fun (and hard work) I have sold some gold in the past but I keep most of it as a long term investment. As an example, the gold on the coin in that last photo has a value of around $100 Australian.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #177 on: August 25, 2023, 04:41:54 pm »
Adds up...
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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #178 on: September 24, 2023, 03:49:36 am »
My detecting buddy and I hit a spot where the old timers mined over a hundred years ago. We worked hard for quite a few pieces of junk and a few little pickers. The larger one was hidden in a small rock. It was obvious why it was missed in the past. A bit of a soak in acid over night and the nugget started to reveal its beautiful shine.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #179 on: September 24, 2023, 10:55:35 am »
Ok, officially jealous.  I went panning while in CA and spent so much time in the river my feet were numb.  I found ONE flake.   :grin:

Granted, I took the easy route to the river and that area was probably well panned out.  People had dug up the dry bank so I went out into the river for the big rocks hoping others had not been so bold (stupid).

ONE FLAKE after the winter they had. 
Someone really ought to tell them that the world of Ayn Rand?s novel was not meant to be aspirational.

 

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