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Post  Guest on Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:15 pm

G'day all,

Jeff here, another old fart who has decided to have a go at the gold again.

The bride & myself call Sapphire home for a few months of the year and then take off for a bit of fishing and scratching around in the dirt, usually for gemstones, but also do the occasional week or two panning around Sofala.

I had a go at detecting a few years back with a GP3500 and thoroughly enjoyed it, especially in the west, but a few work related injuries forced me to sell the detector and now I'm keen to get back into it. Thinking about starting off with a lightweight vlf such as an Xterra 705 and will be looking for whatever info I can get - good or bad.

Jeff

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Post  Guest on Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:20 pm

Welcome. I am the One.

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Post  Guest on Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:49 am

Thanks for the welcome Waveform.

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Post  Guest on Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:54 pm

Would I be right in thinking you like fishing and are 49 years old?

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Post  Guest on Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:00 pm

You are right about the fishing, but not about the age - I was born in '49.

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Post  sandy2010 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:19 pm

Welcome to the forum Jeff.........good to hear you are going to have another go......are you getting a 'tector for your Bride ?

Be lucky.

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Post  silverfox on Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:08 pm

Hi Jeff, Welcome back to seeking the gold stuff. I am a newbie too from Taree NSW. Have purchased a GPX 5000 and just got a camper trailer all set up and ready to get out there. Unfortunately; am held up due to "my bride" having to have knee surgery next week....same vintage as you mate!

Hope you enjoy your prospecting. Where are you based?

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Post  Guest on Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:08 am

sandy2010 wrote:Welcome to the forum Jeff.........good to hear you are going to have another go......are you getting a 'tector for your Bride ?

Be lucky.
Thanks for the welcome Sandy.

I tried to get the bride interested in detecting a few years ago, but no go. I guess it's a good thing really - by not spending money on gear for her means more "toys" for me.

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Post  Guest on Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:24 am

silverfox wrote:Hi Jeff, Welcome back to seeking the gold stuff.  I am a newbie too from Taree NSW.  Have purchased a GPX 5000 and just got a camper trailer all set up and ready to get out there.   Unfortunately; am held up due to "my bride" having to have knee surgery next week....same vintage as you mate!

Hope you enjoy your prospecting.  Where are you based?

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Thanks Brian and my apologies for not replying sooner - I've been up the gulf fishing for a few weeks.

In answer to your question, I am based at Sapphire in central Qld. We have a couple of mining claims where we spend 6 to 8 months of the year scratching for gemstones and then usually take off down to SA for the summer months.

I'm an ex Newcastle boy and know your area quite well - during my younger years I did a bit of panning and sluicing in the Barringtons around Nowendoc and Nyangala.

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Post  Gold Dreamer on Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:38 pm

Hey Jeff,
re: using lighter detector. I recon you do not want a vlf machine for gold. I am still recovering from trauma of trying to use older minelab vlf here in Vic Triangle.
It is a very painful experience Smile. The GP 3500 you mention would beat the pants off any VLF detector.
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