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« on: October 16, 2006, 08:55:35 pm »
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Morning folks,
Gold collected in Western Australia using the Minelab Metal Detector.
Getting harder to find, but sure enjoy the search and getting away to the outback goldfields.
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2006, 09:02:22 pm »
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WOO i am drooling all over my keyboard i feel the need to plunder ye gold lol man that is a beautiful collection you have amassed  do you photograph the areas in the outback where you hunt sure would love to see them

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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2006, 04:09:06 am »
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Hello Outback,
If you go to my website you can view many photographs there.

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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2006, 04:18:21 am »
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Peter,please let us know how much this gold in the picture weights. It's looks liuke a HUGE pile of gold! Amazing! I'm sure it must have been hard work detecting for it in the out back but it sure paid off!   Smiley

I can't remeber ever haing seen such a great collection of nuggets! Simply breath taking!

About how deep are most of the nuggerts when you dig them and do you have any special rules on where to look for the gold? E.g. near dried up rivers, near rocks etc.

Again congratulations Peter!

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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2006, 05:16:21 am »
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Evening Christian,
Approximately 15 ozs of AU in that little collection.
The depth they were dug varies from "sunbakers" (Gold laying on the surface) to approximately 300mm deep, the average depth is around 50mm.
There is a very old saying "Gold is where you find it." So there is no written rule other than any prospector hoping for success must do hours of research and of course many kilometres of leg work swinging the detector.
Any one thinking that they will simply drive to known gold producing areas and just pick gold up will be sadly disappointed.
Over my years of prospecting it is not uncommon to search for days without finding a gram. Many stories are told about finding one nugget in the WA goldfields then searching the immediate area for days without another nugget being found.
Personally I have dug many nuggets in dry creek beds and further prospecting on the adjacent banks have revealed no further gold.
It is a fact that once a prospector is smitten with the "gold fever" he/she will carry on relentlesly.
The most important aspect of prospecting is to remain calm and carry out your search carefully and thoroughly and take time off to "smell the roses."
Best wishes and luck in all your searches.
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2006, 05:31:55 am »
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Hello Peter,

thanks for all that advice. I guess if you weren't using teh GP Extreme you would have missed quite a few of those.

Really a wondferfull collection of natural gold.

It's just a pitty that we can't find those in Europe.

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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2006, 05:33:41 am »
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Great Finds nightjar...Smiley...thanks for posting the fruits of your hard work

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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2006, 06:15:30 am »
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Hi fella's,
Actually most of those were found with my trusty Minelab SD 2100, have only recently upgraded to the GP3500.
Now we have the release of the new GPX4000 next week which may be the beginning of another gold rush. Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2006, 07:14:11 am »
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Hello Peter,

I have been thinking about buying me a pre-owned GP 3000 to hunt some areas which have been searched numerous times in the past, in the hope of getting some of the deeper relics. What are the advantages of the new GPX4000 ? Is it even more deep seeking or is has it better discrimination abilities? I wonder if I might want to go for it then.

What do you think?

Oh, and what's the story behind the tree that is displayed in the middle of your picture?

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Great finds, thanks for sharing.

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