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Post  Big Country on Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:54 pm

Hi guys
Just found the Forum loving it and reading lots of great information Smile
Been 10 years since i swung a detector so i took the plunge and brought a SDC2300 and took it to Stawell with a couple of gold field maps to trial the detector out in the field but ran into Flora and Fauna Reserve after reserve after reserve.3 hours of driving around and Nada Sad
I drove around North West Stawel today so tomorrow i will scout out the North East areas to try to find a suitable area that i can trial the SDC.
Praying there is some crown land that is still available as Stawell is my closet goldfield to Horsham.
Cheers for now
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Post  Guest on Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:16 pm

Hi Big Country
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Post  Big Country on Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:03 am

Thanks Jen
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Post  bbrook on Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:19 am

Hi Big , Doug Stone has a new map sheet out on Stawell . It should have all the crown land marked , but Victoria's different varieties of crown land is very confusing as to where you can and cannot dig .

Hope you find some ware , otherwise its a bit further to Ararat or St Arnaud


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Post  Big Country on Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:16 am

Thanks Brett
Have Doug Stones map and while its excellent in relation to location of known workings it doesn't cover 'all' the Reserves that appear on every corner.
Not sure how up to date the map is none the less still a great introductory guide.
Cheers for the reply
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Post  Stoneage on Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:51 pm

Hey Bigsy

the iron bark forest off the Stawell-Deep Lead Rd is ok just stay south of East West Rd.
You'll find a lot of diggings around where Puddler track meets Hammond track. there's and old puddler near a dam on that intersection.

go to http://er-info.dpi.vic.gov.au/sd_weave/anonymous.html and search the area, select the crown land and the old mining activity etc. overlays. Better than paying for maps.

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Post  Big Country on Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:30 pm

Thanks Stoneage
Appreciated +10
I'll check my maps tonight and plan a trip out Thursday morning Wink

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Post  deutran on Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:34 am

Big Country wrote:Hi guys
Just found the Forum loving it and reading lots of great information Smile
Been 10 years since i swung a detector so i took the plunge and brought a SDC2300 and took it to Stawell with a couple of gold field maps to trial the detector out in the field but ran into Flora and Fauna Reserve after reserve after reserve.3 hours of driving around and Nada Sad
I drove around North West Stawel today so tomorrow i will scout out the North East areas to try to find a suitable area that i can trial the SDC.
Praying there is some crown land that is still available as Stawell is my closet goldfield to Horsham.
Cheers for now
Take care
BIG COUNTRY Smile
Hi Big Country
Try the Rostron area come across Stuart Mill Rd.
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Post  Big Country on Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:18 pm

Hey Deutran
Thanks,will get around to that area eventually Smile
Cheers

PS Checked out the Ironbark just on dusk coming back from Melb tonight
Work tomorrow Thursday morning swinging,going to take the 23 thru its paces!
I'll be bringing my own nuggets,bullets,coins for field trials…….Hmmmm…..Probably won't need the bullets!
Take care all

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Post  bbrook on Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:16 am

Hi again Big , had a look at the park notes for Stawell ironbarks deep lead nature cons reserve

http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/deep-lead-nature-conservation-reserve-no.-1

Pdf link on this page ... notes say No prospecting in the NCR , this includes the bit south of east west rd

Hope you find some good spots , thanks Brett
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Post  Big Country on Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:37 pm

Took the SDC2300 out today at Avoca for a couple of hours 
Pretty quiet ground
No headphones,sensitivity on 5 threshold 3 bars from maximum,found the mandatory nails,lead shot,small tacs…and….drum roll…. the first 'sdc23' gold.
Nice little rough 1 gram specky on quartz at 20 cm in a gully.Almost lost the signal a few times but all good.
I have my .2gram test nugget as a control on all trips.
Couldn't find my old stomping ground memory must be fading i'll have to try and locate my old maps.
Any way the SDC cherry has been broken Smile
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Post  Big Country on Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:40 pm

bbrook wrote:Hi again Big , had a look at the park notes for Stawell ironbarks deep lead nature cons reserve

http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/deep-lead-nature-conservation-reserve-no.-1

Pdf link on this page ... notes say No prospecting in the NCR ,  this includes the bit south of east west rd

Hope you find some good spots , thanks Brett
Thanks for the confirmation Brett
Appreciated
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