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Post  Cinken on Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:26 am

Hi Everyone,

well it was our second time detecting and did we have luck !!!!!!
If you subscribe to GGT mag, the October issue has our story.
We dug up a 51 ounce or 1.6 kilo nugget of solid gold !!!
We were detecting for about 5 months with hardly anything to show for our efforts and it was the
last few weeks that we struck that lovely yellow stuff !!
To say we were over the moon is an understatement, it's a surreal feeling finding a ' biggie ' .
We have a  gpx5000 . It was approx 2 feet down. It's craggy reef gold. And for a bonus the hole gave us another 84 grams of nuggets.
You gotta love this hobby Laughing
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Post  peterinaust on Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:33 am

I read your story well done. Just goes to show don't give up.

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Post  Cinken on Sat Sep 26, 2015 1:38 pm

Thanks mate,
you're right when you say " stick with it " . We were pretty disheartened near the end of our time, before
we struck gold that is, and you could've bought the detectors for a song.
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Post  peterinaust on Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:00 pm

I read you were in Western Creek, and did no good! Just packing up now to head out there next weekend for a couple of days. It will be warming up now though.

Peter.

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Post  Cinken on Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:27 pm

We've read quite a few did really well there. Plus we saw some good finds when we were there.
Don't be put off by us getting nothing, remember we're only beginners.
It's a great place, we'll certainly go back and try out luck again.
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Post  goldenhero on Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:34 pm

Congrats Cinken , real nice Gold .. cheers Mick

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Post  CostasDee on Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:28 pm

Good on you Cinken, I'll have to go buy GGT to read your story about the 51oz piece, that's the stuff that drool is made of... lol!
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Post  Cinken on Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:51 pm

Thanks mate. We probably won't see the likes again but it's nice to have it under our belt.
Even if we only get little ones we'll be happy, just like detecting and love the country.
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Post  sandy2010 on Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:36 pm

Good on'ya Cinken,

"It is better to be born lucky than rich".

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Post  davsgold on Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:03 pm

Well done Cinken, we have not got the GGT mag yet but I'm sure it's a great story. May the luck be with you. Very Happy

cheers dave
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Post  Guest on Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:32 am

Cinken,

Your story in GGT was a great read !   Very Happy  Very Happy  Congratulations on such a fantastic find. I bet you're still smiling  Very Happy


peterinaust wrote:I read you were in Western Creek, and did no good! Just packing up now to head out there next weekend for a couple of days. It will be warming up now though.

Peter.

I was up there a few weeks back and it was 36° ; too hot for me. The numbers in the campground were dropping by the day,

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Post  chris68 on Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:01 pm

That's once in a lifetime find, that's 2 lifetimes for me, fantastic well done

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Post  Guest on Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:48 pm

Just read your story in the October GG&T ...Fantastic find Cindy & Colin Q38

Glad to read that you never gave up on the hobby..
I see you have it as your Avatar...  Q27

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Post  Cinken on Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:59 pm

Hi Jen,

Thanks for the congrats. It was a fluke of a find, just pure luck to have walked over it.
We can't wait to get back to detecting but gotta stay home sometimes !
For every little ( or big ) nugget we've found we've found hundreds of bullets, wires, metals etc.
But we'll be back after Christmas detecting again to be sure.
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