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Post  Cams 4500 on Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:30 pm

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Short story
Found this nugget up against a tree and under a root.  Weighs 23.3 g and is my biggest yet, previous biggest 8.1 g.

Long story
My neighbour decided he wanted to join me prospecting for gold, so I found a detector within his budget available from someone I knew GP3500.  On Sunday we went to the Triangle to collect it and to have a day out prospecting with the seller (quite a well known guy)  We had found nothing up until the last hour, I spotted an interesting spot further up and suggested we go check it out, using my 4500 and commander 11" mono.  I got a strong signal beside a tree, dug down about 6 inches and got to several roots, scraped away around them a bit, checked with my pin pointer and it seemed to be under a root.  More digging I finally pulled out a 23.3 g nugget.  Unfortunately during the dig I did hit the nug with the pick and marked it.

Finally cracked the 10g mark.  Next is the ounce mark.
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Post  CostasDee on Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:28 pm

Good onya Cams, that's 2/3 of an oz. It's a beauty of good looking nugget and I wouldn't worry about the pick-hit, that just gives it more character. Goes to show, they're still out there, hiding under roots, behind rocks or just out of view. Great find!!!
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Post  ttrash on Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:28 pm

Cams ,
Very happy for you mate
That's a great piece

Well done

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Post  flyspecks on Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:55 pm

congrats cams, that's a bloody nice nug mate. so you broke the 10g barrier....I would love to do that, but my time will come, as for you.....hope you get your ouncer next trip. cheers Smile 
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Post  AnnieL on Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:28 pm

Wow- nice nugget Cams!!  Bet you were grinning Very Happy 

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Post  Guest on Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:33 am

Beautiful piece, Cams Very Happy 

great find !

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Post  Guest on Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:33 am

Fantastic nugget.
Well done.

GoldEN

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Post  piston broke on Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:16 am

Awesome Cams. cheers  well done mate. cheers Pete.
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Post  Sharkbait on Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:17 pm

That's an awesome piece Cams,well done cheers Makes you wonder how many nuggs are out of our reach,hiding under all those trees out there Sad 

Cheers..Dave
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Post  getascripter on Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:34 pm

Well done, cams ... what a nice looking piece!!!! On ya buddy!! Looking forward to a pic of that ouncer! Wink  Wink 
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Post  Cams 4500 on Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:22 pm

Thanks all. Last trip for 2 days was unsuccessful, Rained out on second day. Next Sunday should be the next trip. Spending time trying to find unlikely spots, and not just goldfields.
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Post  scjonrob on Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:25 am

That Cams, is a cracker. Well Done. Are you going to Laanecoorie this year?

I have gone nugget less for my last few outings. Gets disappointing after a while.

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Post  Cams 4500 on Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:57 am

scjonrob wrote:That Cams, is a cracker.  Well Done.  Are you going to Laanecoorie this year?

I have gone nugget less for my last few outings.  Gets disappointing after a while.

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Not sure about Laanecoorie yet.  If I do go it will be just the girl and me this time and probably tenting it. Are you going?
I hope to get out again this coming Sunday, so hopefully....
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