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Post  Mike54 on Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:45 pm

G'day All,

Jen and I went for a big walk from the vehicle yesterday afternoon, we were heading back to the vehicle and I saw some interesting looking ground and decided to detect the area on my way back.  I waved the coil around a bush and heard a faint change under a couple of largish rocks. Thinking one was a hot rock I kicked them both out of the way and waved my coil back over the spot.  The faint sound to my surprise, got a bit better, so out came the pick and after a few scrapes the target signal was a very positive one. Then digging some more I found I was picking into hard rock and the sound was starting to scream at me. The hole I had was a good 8/10" deep and I was having trouble chipping into the rocky bottom.  I turned on my backtracker GPS and I could see I was 250mts away from where the vehicle was parked.  I decided to mark my dig hole and headed back to the vehicle as I was needing a drink by this time and also I couldn't dig anymore with just the pick.  Jen was already back at the vehicle I told her what I had been doing and that we need to get the vehicle up there so I can finish digging the target out. Anyway we finally got back to my dig hole after a bit of bushbashing and the time was starting to get away now. I finally got the target out of the hard rock type ground and it turned out to be a nice Gold/Quartz specie.  



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Post  Nightjar on Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:00 pm

Nice specie Mike, hope you're onto a worthwhile patch?
My guess you'll be back there at the crack of dawn? Laughing



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Post  Wombat on Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:32 pm

Nice specie Mike. Is the gold showing just on one side of the rock or is it popping out at other spots as well???
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Post  Mike54 on Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:59 pm

Thanks Peter, yes we should have, but decided to check out another area today for zilch. So I think we will be heading back to there tomorrow. Very Happy

Thanks Bill, it needs a bit of a scrub, as Jen only tipped her water bottle onto it and that's where you can see the gold showing. Very Happy

It weighs 105 grms dry. I haven't done a specific gravity test yet.

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Post  slimpickens on Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:16 pm

You ripper! Luv them species! sunny Good onya Mike.

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Post  Kon61gold on Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:27 pm

Nice one Mike. Well done. I'v always found gold in its host rock, most intriguing. cheers

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Post  G.B. on Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:33 pm

Well done Mike. Nice piece.
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Post  Mike54 on Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:42 pm

Thanks Harry & Kon,

Yes I'm the same they intrigue me as well.   Very Happy     They leave you wondering where they have come from.  

Thanks GB,

Hope you and GH are doing OK.

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Post  piston broke on Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:16 am

Very nice Mike, was it on your lease? cheers Pete.
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Post  Axtyr on Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:58 pm

Well done Mike, a very nice specimen inside a lovely amber coloured piece of quartz.

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Post  Mike54 on Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:40 pm

Thanks Pete & Axtyr,

Yes Pete I found it on our lease and we still have to go back to check the area out properly. Very Happy As we are camped on the opposite side of the lease.

The Quartz looks Amber, but I think it's just stained from the cap rock it was in.

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Post  deutran on Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:09 am

Great piece there Mike should have plenty of yellow inside.
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Post  Nightjar on Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:11 am

Mike, Have you come across the hidden forest (grove of trees obviously missed by early fencing contractors) on the other side of Wilson's Creek from where you're camped?






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Post  Mike54 on Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:59 am

Thanks deutran (Steve),

Our guess is there could be 5+grms inside. Very Happy


G'day Peter,

We think we know the trees you're talking about. Wink

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Post  Eureka Dreams on Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:50 pm

Nice one Mike cheers Well done

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Post  Mike54 on Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:01 pm

Thanks Bill,

Yes it's my best so far for the trip. Very Happy

Cheers to All for your great comments.

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Post  flyspecks on Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:18 pm

Great find mike, glad I wasn't there or I would have to dig it. Q25 Q25 but you know I wouldn't mind. A big CONGRATS. Q38
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Post  Mike54 on Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:31 pm

Thanks Gary,

Yes I was really missing you that day, needed some extra muscle digging that hole.
V11 V12

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Post  Jen on Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:40 pm

flyspecks wrote:Great find mike, glad I wasn't there or I would have to dig it. Q25 Q25 but you know I wouldn't mind.  A big CONGRATS. Q38

Awwww  you would have been the first to grab the pick and start digging V11  V09

T10  dont worry I was there!!!  

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Post  bloodgold2 on Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:39 pm

Great stuff Mike Very Happy hope you find a run of them mate.
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Post  AnnieL on Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:11 pm

Congrats on your beaut find, Mike.
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Post  Mike54 on Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:07 pm

Thanks Dave,

Same to you and your team, hope you all are getting heaps. Very Happy


Thanks Anniel,

Hope you're still finding some nice ones as well. Very Happy

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Post  HOBO'S Gold on Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:38 pm

Nice one Mike, looks like the other half of Helen's specie Q34 Have a good time wish we were there. Bloody cold here in Vic
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Post  Mike54 on Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:35 am

Thanks Johnny,

Not possible it was a long way from Helen's specie. lol! Another day in the mid 20'c tomorrow. sunny But supposed to get windy as well.

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Post  Willo on Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:55 am

Sounds like a first class bit of detecting to me, well done!
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Post  Mike54 on Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:48 pm

Thanks Ian,

We went back to the area the other day, but we couldn't manage to find anything more there.  
Sad.   It is a big area, so it will need some more investigation/time put in over there.    

Thanks again All for the great replies.   Very Happy

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Post  goldminer997 on Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:06 pm

Well done mike nice looking rock there ps don;t let flyspec near it he put in hes jar then dribble ever where lol Very Happy
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Post  Jen on Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:07 pm

goldminer997 wrote:Well done mike nice looking rock there ps don;t let flyspec near it he put in hes jar then dribble ever where lol Very Happy

Sean it wouldn't have fit in his Jar Q25

Still have my Suspect  suspicions if its water or not in his jar
Flyspecks drunken  sure loves his Ribina T21 Laughing

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Post  flyspecks on Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:46 am

T21 T21 T31 OH DEAR, I think you guys watched to many replays of the LUCKY TEXEN Q25
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Post  Mike54 on Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:27 pm

goldminer997 wrote:Well done mike nice looking rock there ps don;t let flyspec near it he put in hes jar then dribble ever where lol Very Happy

Thanks Sean,

Yes you have to keep an eye on him sometimes. lol! lol!

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