16 For Just Over Half An Ounce Of Sassy Gold

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16 For Just Over Half An Ounce Of Sassy Gold

Post  kiwijw on Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:28 pm

Hi guys, It has been a while since I last got out for a detect due to the building of our new house. I had been at it seven days a week for ages & was well over due for a gold finding adventure. The weather has got a bit more mild & the ground thawed out a bit & with an ok looking weekend weather wise, Mrs JW & I decided to get away for the weekend. By the time we got away saturday morning & got up in to the hills & to a spot that I had snagged a few small bits last time I was out, it was after midday.
A few months ago I got an interference filter from Woody at Detector Mods. I reckon this gadget works a treat & gets the 4500 humming along hot & smooth. I had on the NF 14 x 9 & managed to get 6 bits of gold that afternoon with the biggest being 3.5 grams. I had been over this area many times before & with the same set up but not the interference filter.

The next day I spent the morning continuing along this area but didnt get anything else. MMMmmm.....where to now. There was an area I had done quite well on in the past that wasnt too far away. I wasnt holding much hope but thought...what the heck. I got heaps of .22 shells & lead bullet heads. The odd lead pellet......& a 600mm dig for an old square nail. Man I thought that was going to be gold as I was in to some pretty solid schist rock. But not to be. I was also getting sick of digging up .22 shells V41 & had just got another signal that had .22 shell written all over it. Dug down on it.



To my utmost suprise. A slug of gold. Q16



Mrs JW had a go with the 2300 but after 10 minutes with no gold & more shot gun pellets than she cared to dig....gave up.

I didnt get too carried away on the pics but ended up with 16 bits for just over half an ounce. Biggest was 4.7 grams Q21 Even got a nice little quartz specimen bit.



My best result for a long time. Ye Ha. Q18

Good luck out there.

JW Smile
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Post  AnnieL on Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:10 pm

Very nice, JW!! Q36
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Post  kon61 on Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:34 pm

Nice finds. Well done JW. cheers

Cheers Kon. T25
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Post  Tributer on Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:54 am

Great haul kiwijw. You consistently do well.
I've been caving and stayed on the west coast of the SI a few times and seen some great detecting spots but did not have a detector. I bet the ice has smeared the gold all over the shop in some places. There must be some good patches over there.
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Post  GOLDGASM on Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:12 am

Kiwijw very nice day you had. Wish I could get onto some prickly gold like that. Wish you well for more finds to complete an ounce of prickly gold .
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Post  Axtyr on Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:51 pm

Well done JW, I was wondering what you were up to. A nice load of gold with some rather larger pieces than usual. Half an ounce is great, good luck for more.

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Post  Digginerup on Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:15 pm

T24   T14   T06  there's no doubt about you bro!, you are the gold magnet!  T26  

Wayne. cheers
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Post  piston broke on Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:31 pm

Well done mate, great to see you getting amongst it again. cheers Pete.
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Post  Guest on Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:50 pm

Congrats JW Very Happy thought you had been missing for awhile bud Smile Great result there mate Smile 4.7 gram nugget impressive for your size gold over there, your on a roll Smile

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Post  kiwijw on Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:04 pm

Hi guys, Thanks for the replies & comments. It certainly has been a long time between gold finds of the size bits I got. I cant remember the last time I got multi gram bits. scratch & to get a few in the couple of days was great.
We have had a bumper ski season this winter so the hills have sort of been out of bounds for detecting with the frozen & general unpleasant detecting conditions. Things are now warming up a tad so it is game on. cheers

Good luck out there.

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