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Post  dragonfly on Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:58 pm

Spoke to the Father-in-law and he said that the property next to him was tested for gold but there wasn't enough to mine commercially. This is going way back to the 1980's.
He has access to the land as he runs his cattle on it...so we went up to have a look and it has all of the right kind of rocks. Heaps of bedrock...quarts...and gravelly red soil.

My question is would it be worth a try?...and what does it mean that it was tested but there wasn't enough? So there IS gold present?
And how would the testing have been done? Drilling?
Going by the TV shows of gold mining...they seems to spend alot of $$$ on fixing their machinery to keep the mining going. I'd be happy with a few specks in a pan:D

I've tried doing google searches but can't find anything regarding gold in that area.
Would someone who is internet savvy like to PM me.

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Post  joe82 on Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:57 am

mate its all worth a look!!! even more so with the rock you discribed T06 we have found great gold up here where they have tested and not followed up on, when the mine mob do these tests and then leave it be they have normaly found gold but not enough for company mining (they will be waisting time and money) BUT for you and me with detectors can be rich as!!!! and thats what we all long for so get in there and go hard ounces are only a swing away!!!! cant wait to here if ya nail it T08 cheers joe,

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Post  Digginerup on Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:59 pm

Q33 Splendid advice young Joe, surely one day (soon  Wink )  you shall be a legend  T18 G day Dragonfly have you got a pan?, V11  do a few test pans in likely spots or from wherever, have you got a detector?, get that bad boy humming and put the coil to the soil my brother, you can walk around all day wondering whats under your feet or you can let the machine do what it does and find some metal, hopefully some of it is gold, sounds like you have nothing to lose, good luck.

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Post  dragonfly on Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:22 pm

Thanks Joe
As soon as my metal detector arrives I'll be heading up there.
Will let ya know Smile

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Post  dragonfly on Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:34 pm

Wayne - atm only have a Minelab Gofind which is only suitable for relic hunting. Did a bit of a walk around and found old army buttons. Apparently years ago it was an army training ground.
The creek is dry as a bone...and took some samples home but must not have dug deep enough. Question Only heaps of black sand.
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Post  someday on Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:42 pm

is the black sand fine or coarse? if the sands are coarse you should be seeing some color if golds to be found in that area!
if the black sands are fine your on the right track just not in the right spot!
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Post  dragonfly on Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:56 am

It's fine black sand...will keep trying
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