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Post  AnnieL on Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:29 pm

Hi there, you may recall my last post lamenting that I had not had a find for a while. Q03

Anyway, I persisted and, thanks to those who PM'd me with possible areas to go in the Castlemaine diggings, I managed to unearth a 5.4 gm nugget (with a bit of quartz in it). Boy, was I stoked. First day in that area and in the first half hour, located on a slope between two other digs I did which turned up lead bullets. It was down about 2 inches and really screamed so I didn't think it would be GOLD.

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Post  Guest on Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:34 pm

WOW that's a beauty!!! Congrats on your well earned find.. Q15
As they say, you have to dig a tonne of lead, before you get that nice yellow.

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Post  ruffles on Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:54 pm

Well done Annie cheers

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Post  Guest on Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:02 pm

Very nice nugget AnnieL Q15 May there be many more to follow. Q01 Congrats on your nice find.

Cheers.

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Post  MS on Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:40 pm

Great find AnnieL well done
It's always a nice surprise when you get a shallow screamer that turns out to be gold, it doesn't happen very often but when it does ,it's magic
especially when you expect it not to be gold.
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Post  Guest on Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:53 pm

Great!

I was out that way not too long ago, and must have missed that one (along with all the others... Razz )

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Post  rc62burke on Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:01 pm

Hey Annie
Well done nice nugget, QUEENSLANDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post  bedrock on Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:49 pm

congrats on that beautiful nugget!
You'd better get a lotto ticket for tomorrow Smile
keep searching the area
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Post  Guest on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:53 pm

That's a fantastic nugget.Well done.
Beautiful find.Lovee the screamers.
Good luck with the rest of the trip.
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Post  Golddiggergirls on Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:40 pm

Wow, what a fantastic nugget Annie, well done.....!! Very Happy
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Post  slimpickens on Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:14 pm

Now that is a nice lump! Congrats Annie
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Post  AnnieL on Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:45 pm

Thanks guys & ladies for your kind comments. Yes, Lee, Queenslander - but NSW origin born!

I did get a rake out and re-do the surrounding area without success. I was using my new Nugget Finder 14x7 coil (with GPX5000). I find it a very sensitive coil, so much so it seems to 'pick up' on my pick on my side and the probe so I have to put them right around behind me. Maybe I should have used a smaller coil but I was keen to try it out.
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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:08 am

terrific find Annie Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:47 am

Don`t you just love love them shallow and not mellow Smile just screaming out like a piece of junk Smile but i love the mellow ones too.Great find Annie and a good pic too cheers

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Post  Sharkbait on Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:51 am

Wow,beautiful bit AnnieL cheers if you've been digging heaps of junk and you get another screamer,it's tempting to walk away thinking 'more crap' Rolling Eyes Just as well you dug this one Very Happy

Cheers...Dave
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