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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:24 pm

G`day all ,
Here are a few still pics from a recent dig . The undiscovered reef was found by one of the guys in our group Morris aka " The gentleman prospector " . We worked this discovery for 6 days averaging over an ounce a day of free gold & quartz specimans . TheGoldenChild was kind enough to help out with the labour intensive pick & shovel dig - smashing through quartz spurs , hard gravels & compacted clay .
We managed to shoot over 2hrs of footage which we are currently compiling into a 2 dvd set ... thinking we might have a crack at selling them for $ 20.00 . ( no fancy lighting or special effects - just down to earth dirty digging & colour ) . PM me if your interested .
Had a couple of Gold detecting shops say they would put it up on there big screen & have it playing once we have finished putting it together .
This shot is the start of it all ... small trench & signals screaming out all around it .

This picture is opening up the hole & starting to bench it down , note the big mattock pick - Twisted Evil

A close up shot of one of the gold bearing quartz spurs in the wall

The hole on day 6

Dont forget to fill your holes !!

Certainly makes the hard yards worth while - some of the produce ...



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Post  youngdigger on Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:29 pm

now thats a nice find!

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Post  gazzaminer on Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:42 pm

speachless. well there will certainly be more around that area. Very Happy

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Post  Ash100456 on Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:47 pm

What a Hoot that would have been, Congrats guys ! Yeah i know a lot of hard yakka but you were duelly rewarded.
Cheers
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Post  deutran on Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:56 pm

Wow thats absolutely awesome,thanks so much for sharing this on the forum.The DVD is a great idea.


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Post  Wombat on Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:57 pm

Fellows what a great find. That would have been like what the old times were looking for and working back in the 1850's. What a feeling and exciting times you guy most have felt. Well Done Very Happy Very Happy I would be interested in the dvd.when you bring it out.
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Post  Mike54 on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:01 pm

GH that is great work there that you and your buddies have done, would be a great vid to see as well nice Gold and Species too. Very Happy Shocked keep up the good work guys

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Post  deutran on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:06 pm

Just wondering was all the gold detected or did you pan anything.

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Post  mariner3800 on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:12 pm

Hey Bro's,

Well done on your finds, lots of hard heavy work but what a reward.

Just think about what the old timers went through day after day???

Put me down for the DVD, maybe a seek peek at Laanecoorie??

One question, was the any quartz crystals in the quartz you dug out??

Well done again

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Post  bedrock on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:14 pm

Wow, I am speechless! Thats the stuff dreams are made of and
obviously not just back in the 1850's. Hope you can secure the
location with a mining lease and get to the 'bottom' of it all, you
never now, this could only be the tip of the ice berg.
I'll definitely have one of your DVD sets, will send you a pm.
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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:19 pm

Thanks guys , It certainly was a thrill & just to be part of it was amazing ..
Hi Deutran - all the gold we collected was detected ... we know for sure that alot of the throw out dirt was carrying a lot of fine gold & tiny little pieces . We are not too interested in the fines scratch
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Post  davsgold on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:20 pm

WOW Gully Hunter, super effort between all you blokes, just goes to show that effort does = reward. Thanks for sharing a preview of your story, and its good that you got all that footage for DVD as well. All I can say is bloody fantastic fellas.

cheers dave

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Post  Cams 4500 on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:21 pm

I thought I had dug a few big holes, well that is massive. Well done and a nice reward.

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:31 pm

Hey Peter , No quartz crystals , The majority of the colour was coming off thin quartz sheets & spurs ..

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Post  ARARAT on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:32 pm

Very nice GH, Morris and TGC..

I wouldn't expect nothing less from you blokes. Hard work by the looks of it but the rewards look sweet. cheers

Keep Diggin What a Face
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Post  TheGoldenChild on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:35 pm

What can I say apart from the pictures don't do it this dig justice......much better on video tongue .
Was stocked just to be there and possibly share in a rare or even a once in a lifetime experience, doing it like the old timers Very Happy .
A lot of hard work but the rewards were great, thanks to Morris for letting me be part of it cheers .

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digging out the reef

Post  ttrash on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:56 pm

Congratulations to all involved
certainly like the old days
Very special & inspiring
Thanks for sharing

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:06 pm

Very NICE,

How are you Backs & ELBOWS.

Good Going.

Cheers DINGO


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Post  TWO BOB on Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:09 pm

Gully Hunter, Morris AKA "The Gentleman Prospector"& The Golden Child,
What can I say!!!!!! Laughing

GH The tag at the bottom of you post says it all DREAM BIG,DREAM OFTEN
If one keeps Dreaming & applying your self DREAMS can come true.

Put me down for a DVD
Cheers
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Post  golden on Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:41 pm

congratulation guys!!!!
what an exciting few days must be for all of you.
Fantastic find and well done.
Great looking species there and totally deserved. cheers
Keep digging.
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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:53 pm

Ummmmm. Why did you fill it back in scratch Or is it a Clayton's fill with a nice void hiding?

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:11 pm

awesome guys GH use have been doing bloody great the last few months keep it up..
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Post  Eureka Dreams on Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:44 pm

A truly great find and hard won in the spirit of the old timers...congratulations cheers cheers cheers

Now a mate and i recently had a good dig at a 'glory hole' and we got 27 bits out of it...but for only 8 grams Smile ....but a lot of hard digging and a lot of fun sharing the experience.

Cheers Eureka Dreams

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Post  flyspecks on Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:01 pm

king king king king king king thats a bloody great find, thanks for sharing it with us...... that is what keeps us going ..... cheers Smile Smile

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Post  piston broke on Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:17 pm

Exciting stuff guys. well done. cheers Pete.

ps I'm sure there will be more there. cheers cheers

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Post  deutran on Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:32 am

I think a few holes will be dug out tomorrow.

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Post  phoenix on Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:13 am

terrific find there guys Very Happy
good effort
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Hi from Neale in Biloela Queensland

Post  shelby23 on Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:51 am

Hi
I would be interested in the dvd.when you bring it out.
So put me on the list.
Thank you
Regards Neale

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Post  flying kiwi on Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:14 am

Choice bro Cool

starting to wonder if all the action is over east!!!

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Post  starry on Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:17 am

to gullyhunter and the boys what a great find , might have to step up the tas prospecting to compete with ya,s , look out old mine sites here we come when the f150 gets here from Sydney



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