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Post  rickchampion on Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:22 pm

Hey all total newbie here. Will be heading to golden triangle in nay to a gpx5000 to try my hand at prospecting. Does anyone have advice to offer, tips, places
Anything would be great, cheers

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Post  the hill folk on Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:00 am

Hey there,

As a newbie myself but having learned a lot I offer the following advice;
1. Learn the detector to death...study the manual and play with the machine till your blue in the face...
2. Go anywhere there are goldfields...there are no "secret spots" (yes there are !)
3. Your first day out is to learn the machine. Take big and small bits of lead. Bury them at different depths and play with ALL the settings. Spend a lot of time doing this as you will miss gold if you dont. I only have an AT Gold and a year on I am still learning the machine and they are much simpler than a 5000..
4. Once the above is done GO SLOW...

Remember...If you are finding old bullets and casings that means no one has ever swung a detector over that particular spot...... Very Happy 

Good Luck....

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Post  rickchampion on Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:48 am

great advice,
Im hiring the detector so ill have to get to grips with it quick.
im excited to get detecting

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Re: Golden triangle advice

Post  AnnieL on Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:24 am

Hi rickchampion,  some info on places here -
http://golddetecting.4umer.net/f13-information-on-goldfields

If you do a 'search' on the forum you will find heaps of info.  Good luck out there.
 cheers 

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Re: Golden triangle advice

Post  rickchampion on Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:28 am

thanks Annie, search button is my friend, thats ll ive done all week is search lol

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Post  lkyphl on Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:51 am

If you're a total newbie, rather than playing round with "all the settings", I'd be sticking with the settings provided by the blokes you hire the detector from.

Good luck  Smile 

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Post  rickchampion on Sat May 03, 2014 5:10 pm

Well guys, all packed up and ready for trip. Motorhome hired. Now where to head in golden triangle?? Somewhere drivable. Any begineer spots anyone care to share?

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Post  onthehunt on Thu May 08, 2014 3:59 am

Look for state forrest, less chance of straying onto private property. Anywhere in the Golden Triangle. Gold occurs all over the towns and surrounds of the golden triangle. There is no good spot for beginners, you have a good chance anywhere in that area. People find gold in areas its never been found, and people find gold in areas that have been flogged to death. Spend more time walking and less time worrying if you are in the right area. If you are in the golden triangle, you are in the right area.

No one will give you an X marks the spot. The golden triangle is the spot. Good luck out there. Remember, low and slow.

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Re: Golden triangle advice

Post  rickchampion on Sat May 10, 2014 7:25 pm

Well will arrive first thing tomorrow after some opal mining. My detector hire fell through through. Does anyone know anyone in wedderburn whom hires. Or only dunolly?

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Re: Golden triangle advice

Post  Guest on Sat May 10, 2014 7:53 pm

G'day Rickchampion,

You maybe able to hire a detector from Bendigo Gold World, Gold Search Dunolly or Coiltek Gold Centre Maryborough.

Good luck out there.

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Post  Guest on Sat May 10, 2014 7:54 pm

http://www.goldsearchaustralia.com/index.php/detector-hire/

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Post  rickchampion on Sun May 11, 2014 3:30 pm

Well fell behind a day, but here in dunolly now at caravan park. Just gotta hope gold search has a detector for hire. Now to pick a spot to try. Hmmmmm so much forest

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Post  Guest on Sun May 11, 2014 4:00 pm

Goldsearch has maps.. The john Tully maps are good..  study 

Good luck with it all..
Hope you do well..

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Post  rickchampion on Mon May 12, 2014 4:46 pm

Day one, no gold lol. Got a button and coin and nails hahah? Sorted detector so tomorrow is a big push day hahah

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Post  onthehunt on Mon May 12, 2014 4:47 pm

If you are getting those items, detector is working. Now you just need to walk over a nugget Smile

You'll probably find at least 5 bullets before you strike a nugget. At least 5. Took me about 50 bullets I think.

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Post  rickchampion on Tue May 13, 2014 4:19 pm

Day two done and dusted. More bullets. No nuggets, tried 4 different places. A couple looked like the min with all the craters. Dejected but not defeated. One more day left

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Post  rickchampion on Wed May 14, 2014 8:49 pm

Well what a fun trip. Didn't get any gold I'm affraid I guess I picked all the slogged out spots. Will be going back soon. Just gotta work out where next. Got billets coins and button and old nails. Thanks all I got from dunolly.

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Re: Golden triangle advice

Post  Guest on Wed May 14, 2014 9:13 pm

Well at least you found something..   Q38 

It might not of been yellow.. Doesn't matter..
There always Next time..
We always say if lead was worth more than gold, we would be rich.  Laughing 

Hmmm buttons, and coins they are good to find.. Sounds like you might have been in the right area.
If they were from the old timers..

Study any maps you have for your next attack out in the gold fields..
And good luck for when you do get out again..

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