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Post  Guest on Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:22 am

Hi all.
Well we thought we would show a little bit of eye candy from W.A last season.

Mike melted just over 5 ounces of the tiny flyspecks pieces of gold we had found together
Gotta love the SDC2300, and GPZ7000 combo  Twisted Evil




As you can see there are 3 just over an ounce each and 1 ended up just over 2 ounces.
Plus all the other bits we haven't done anything with.



We are looking forward to getting back over to W.A this year, as we pegged two leases,
which should be approved before its time to head back over.

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Post  big fella on Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:31 am

Gday. Well done looks good and gives me something to chase this year.
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Post  chrism on Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:21 am

Thanks for the pics Jen.
Just reminds me how pretty gold looks in any size or shape
Cheers
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Post  kon61 on Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:21 am

Good on yas Jen/Mike. May your finds be even greater this year. Well done. cheers

Cheers Kon. Q11
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Post  G.B. on Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:02 pm

Thanks for showing. I often wonder how you 2 would go if you didn't detect gentleman hours. Lazy days and sleep ins lol. Hope the leases work out and the claim jumpers stay at Bay. Just set up a long term camp wander out for a short stroll. What a great way to go
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Post  spinna on Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:10 pm

Congratulations on last years finds Jen and Mike.
I wish you good fortune on your leases.
Looking forward to viewing this years posts of your goldfields finds.
Cheers spinna

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Post  GemQ on Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:21 pm

Jen/Mike,

Looks like a fantastic trip, thanks for sharing the great finds. Maybe starring in the next Aussie Gold Hunters Cool
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Post  davsgold on Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:45 pm

Nice, don't ya just love melting those bits into a solid bar. Laughing

cheers dave
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Post  goldminer997 on Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:33 pm

Well done jen & mike on your finds cheers
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Post  Guest on Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:38 pm

Thankyou all for your comments

GB  Very Happy  we are just a couple of old farts, take one day at a time.. enjoying life.
If there is gold in the ground for us, it will still be there when we get up and out  Sleep  Sleep  Laughing
It is a great life.

Yes Dave.. love the gold in that form.. i can handle them,  and not get into trouble when i drop them
As when it was in flyspeckled pieces and then I dropped them.  V01 They would fly everywhere

And You wouldn't want to be me Q41  Q34

Hey GemQ
The show would be finished filming before we even got out of bed  Q29   lol!

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Post  California on Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:01 am

Thanks for sharing your last year's finds Jen & Mike.....good idea on smelting the fines, easy to keep it together in one large lump. Hope this year is a killer for us all, at least beat last year's amount...
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Post  Tributer on Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:28 am

Well done Jen & Mike. Your post was all that was needed to start me preparing for the coming season.
A mega patch awaits for you two this year I am sure.
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Post  chris68 on Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:08 pm

Well done Jen & Mike nice gold all those smaller ones do add up, and i to love the GPZ & SDC combo.

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Post  ttrash on Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:57 pm

That's what we like to see

Mmmmm. Gold ! Q15 Q36 Q40 Q38

Thanks Jen & Mike for the photos cheers
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Post  slimpickens on Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:37 pm

Good onya Mike And Jen. The detecting lifestyle you must lead, would have taken a few years to get right, and I betcha it wasn't easy. Sounds like you've almost perfected it. Cheers, Harry

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Post  AnnieL on Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:02 pm

Nice finds Jen & Mike. Q36
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Post  IGotBigNuggets on Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:55 am

WOW! nice thanks for posting the pics.

How did you know what to do where to go first time in WA? Water food permits fly drive etc...?
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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:30 am

IGotBigNuggets wrote:WOW! nice thanks for posting the pics.  

How did you know what to do where to go first time in WA?  Water food permits fly drive etc...?

The very first trip over we went on a tour, didnt learn much, but the people we met on the tour were great,
Then after the tour
A couple that had done the tours before, and been over in W.A a few times.
took us under their wing, ( so to speak ) and we learnt so much from being with these great people.
Old saying.. ( its not what you know, its who you know )
We will be ever gratefull to them.
Also when you join ALPA and go to the meetings, you get to know more nice people.. the more you met the more you learn.

Even through this forum, we have met and made great friends. also have helped out, and given advice.
The rest is what we have learnt along the way.
Always do the right thing by everyone you met, including the pastoralist.
This year it will be out tenth trip over, its like going home, feel's  like we have two homes  Very Happy

Water, is available in the towns.. most at the infomation centres..
Ask the locals, and they are more then happy to tell you, ask the grey nomads, that travel over each year,
They will also be able to tell you..


Thankyou all for you comments..

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Post  Eureka Dreams on Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:27 pm

kon61 wrote:Good on yas Jen/Mike. May your finds be even greater this year. Well done. cheers

Cheers Kon. Q11


What Kon said Very Happy cheers Well enjoy the hunt you two cheers

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Post  kiwijw on Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:57 am

Jen58 wrote:
IGotBigNuggets wrote:WOW! nice thanks for posting the pics.  

How did you know what to do where to go first time in WA?  Water food permits fly drive etc...?

The very first trip over we went on a tour, didnt learn much, but the people we met on the tour were great,
Then after the tour
A couple that had done the tours before, and been over in W.A a few times.
took us under their wing, ( so to speak ) and we learnt so much from being with these great people.
Old saying.. ( its not what you know, its who you know )
We will be ever gratefull to them.
Also when you join ALPA and go to the meetings, you get to know more nice people.. the more you met the more you learn.

Even through this forum, we have met and made great friends. also have helped out, and given advice.
The rest is what we have learnt along the way.
Always do the right thing by everyone you met, including the pastoralist.
This year it will be out tenth trip over, its like going home, feel's  like we have two homes  Very Happy

Water, is available in the towns.. most at the infomation centres..
Ask the locals, and they are more then happy to tell you, ask the grey nomads, that travel over each year,
They will also be able to tell you..


Thank you all for you comments..

Hi Jen, That is some great help for those thinking or contemplating going to WA for the first time (detecting) T06
Nice finds of gold too & I hope this year see's you do well on your own leases.
What got you to choose the areas you did? Gold I guess but I would have thought if there was gold on it then it would already be claimed or worked to death. Are you going to get involved with more than just detecting to uncover & retrieve any gold? Still....be nice to be able to have your "own" ground. Best of luck with it.

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Post  Guest on Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:21 pm

Hi kiwijw
After visting W.A each year for 9 years.. it starts to feel like you are going home. And you get to know the areas well.
There are leases everywhere, some is land grabbing, some are working leases, there is gold on most areas, if you know abit about how to read the ground.
Which we have learnt by trial and error over the years.
Our lease may not have much gold on it., as it has been leased before. And before that and before that, probably goes back a fair way back.
But new technology helps open the ground again.
We dont care about how much gold we may or may not get, its just gives us a place to call home. Twisted Evil
200 hectares of it.  Very Happy
Plus We can still travel out to open ground from there.
We use moving maps, on the computer, we always know where we are, if we are on somesones lease, ( as you are allowed to drive through leases to get across to other areas, there arent any fences, well not many.

Which I have to thank Davsgold and his wife Veronica for helping us with that. Thankyou very much really appreciated all your help.  Twisted Evil

Like i said there are always the good people out there, that are more then happy to help out.
Just have to be wary of the not so good ones.
Which we haven't had any trouble there yet!
Heard story's..

Yep we will enjoy going over to W.A again, and catch up with a few very good friends.
Its a funny old world. We make more friends over there, that travel across as well from here Laughing

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Post  Guest on Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:35 pm

Hey Jen and Mike, makes digging all them holes and sweat worthwhile when you see those small bits melted into a gold bar Very Happy Well done and thanks for posting.

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Post  Guest on Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:01 pm

Thankyou all..
Yeah Bloodgold.. much better in a bar.. Very Happy

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Post  Nightjar on Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:28 am

Morning Jen/Mike,
Location of your leases T06 you did your research well for your second home.
Good luck, looks like you'll have another gold bar at end of season. V18












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Post  Wombat on Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:21 pm

Great work Mike & Jen. Every time I hear your story's and see the gold each year that the both of you have found, makes me very envious and wishing I could be there. But one day it will happen, but when who knows. scratch  
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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:41 pm

Hi Pete
Glad you approve Very Happy
Yep, its great having a home base to go back too
Hopefully we will catch up again this season.


Hi wombat
Ya never know
All you need is the fuel money to get you over and back
You already have Everything else
Oh and plus a W.A miners right

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Post  Nightjar on Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:23 pm

Hi Jen,
Feel sure we'll catch up while we are at our camp. Will listen out for you, what channel do you use?
Earlier I mentioned on 'pegging a lease" about a very helpful Pastoralist at Black Flag and the shack he took us too.
Was looking for another photo and came across this one in relation to my comment that it was very cold and the shack and fire was a welcome stay as opposed to our tents.
1990 A couple of my mates.
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Post  Guest on Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:10 pm

G'day All,

Thanks for the welcome great replies to our finds and pics.

Pete, you all looked very cosy in the old shack and thanks for sharing your pic and great story. Very Happy Yes that area is one of the first areas we were shown the first year we came over to WA. We will be looking forward to catching up with you over there. Very Happy

Cheers.

Mike.

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Post  Guest on Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:33 pm

Cosy looking shack!
We were also offered a shack to stay in as well.
Well it wasnt a shack affraid
It was a huge, and i mean HUGE no longer used as a shearing shed.
It did have toilet and everything attached but vandals had destroyed all that. Crying or Very sad
But this shearing shed we could park our large caravan in.. plus a few others

Pm sent

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