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Post  slimpickens on Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:25 pm

Hi all, went to this new area in the heat this morning, thought I could squeeze in a few hours detecting before dropping dead. Lucky I went.

Got a nice signal and from about 8 inches down up pops a beautiful iron nail.  About a foot away, to the side of a big flat slab of slate, I get another signal, louder this time, the rusty iron nail's older brother for sure, but I couldn't leave without knowing what it was, so I dug down on one side of the slab.  Nuthing. Did I mention it was hot?
Put detector coil over the slate, lowered the Zeds sensitivity to 1 and it was till picking up the signal from 6 inches above and sure enough it was coming from underneath the slab damn it! I spent the next hour with a tiny screwdriver trying to get underneath the rock so I could put my pinpointer under the slab.,
Finally managed to get the pinpointer about 4 inches under the rock but still no signal. Meanwhile 1/2" bull ants with brushy pale tails start appearing!
What to do, what to do? I know, f*ck it! Go home, it's probably junk anyway.
So I pack up all my gear and get ready to go, when I noticed the hole I had dug to try and get under the slab. Maybe I could lever that b**tard slab upright. I put a log in the hole and it actually moved it a little, then the log snapped. Found a longer log and proceeded to lift the slab upright.

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Finally the propointer  started buzzing and from 2 inches down I scraped the target out.

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 Man, I was that close to leaving it. Not that big, but the biggest in about 3 years, so I'm happy. Did I mention it was hot. I put on all my gear, grabbed the detector and started detecting again. I lasted about 5 minutes, asked myself if I was crazy, turned around and headed for the Hilux.

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Cheers, Harry.
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Post  Detectist on Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:38 pm

Wow - Well deserved. Glad you stuck with it.

Congrats.

Thanks for posting.
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Post  davsgold on Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:45 pm

Very nice Harry, well done, what was that you were saying, something about hot. Laughing congrats on a very nice nugget and I reckon you earned it. T06

cheers dave
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Post  rockhunter62 on Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:59 pm

Well done Slim, good to see persistance pays. Smile Very Happy cheers

Cheers

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Post  Guest on Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:00 pm

Geez what a find!!! Q38

Yes its bloody hot V51 lol!

Now just sit back and relax and have a beer or whatever you earned it Q11

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Post  deutran on Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:02 pm

Lovely find for your determination.
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Post  Guest on Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:19 pm

Very nice Nuggy for your hot work Harry.   T06    And yep you did mention it was "HOT" congrats on your very nice 26.1grm Nuggy and thanks for sharing.  May there be many more there at that new spot and the weather cool down so you can get back there.    T25

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Post  slimpickens on Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:43 pm

Thanks for the great comments everyone.
Ahh, the sweet smell of success! When you finally pick up the target, and your minds saying it's more than likely rubbish, and your hearts pleading that it's gold,  Q10  Q10  those last few seconds is what it's all about for me.
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Post  ttrash on Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:16 pm

Well that is a great result

You just never know

Very well deserved

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Post  Grandfather Johnson on Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:01 pm

A very noice nuggy, Cheers

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Post  GOLDGASM on Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:04 pm

Great to see you persisted slim, congrats on a wonderful result T06

Cheers GG
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Post  GemQ on Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:10 pm

Harry,

Great work mate - persistence paid off and I hope you are downing an ice cool ale tonight. Q11
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Post  slimpickens on Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:38 pm

Thanks guys, yeh, I try not to leave any signals around slate bars if possible.
Well after downing about 2 litres of Pepsi Max when I got back home, I washed that down tonight with a few Gin & Tonics with plenty of ice. Probably do nothing but rest tomorrow and then try to get back out there on Monday depending on the weather. Err. Cheers!
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Post  California on Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:33 am

Wow.....good thing you did not walk away. Nice nugget... cheers
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Post  Axtyr on Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:42 am

Well done Slim well deserved. I wouldn't call it small either.

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Post  hassa on Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:19 am

great stuff well done have to be happy with that...............HASSA affraid affraid
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Post  Reef Rover on Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:30 pm

Very nice Nugget Harry! Well done on sticken it out! Sure paid off!   Regards Richard
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Post  NeoGeo on Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:13 pm

Good story Harry and I'm glad your perseverance payed off. Despite the heat x3  Very Happy  
All the best for 2017 T06

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Post  slimpickens on Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:43 pm

Thanks all, yes it's a keeper. Razz Itching to get back there, now that the rain has stopped.
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Post  Ridge Runner on Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:12 am

Congrats, that is beautiful,

I gotta ask a Dumb question but why is it so big but the weight does not match its size, it looks like a couple of ounces,

thanks for posting it,

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Post  G.B. on Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:36 am

Congratulations Slim. What a well deserved find.I bet when you got home you opened a special bottle of vineg' 'lol'  oops l mean a special bottle of well cellared special vintage wine reserved especially for an occasion such as this.
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Post  determined1 on Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:40 am

That is a ripper piece Slim.  Q38

Just reward for effort if ever I saw it.  V32

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Post  slimpickens on Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:33 pm

Thanks all. Went back to that spot this morning and got skunked! Sad  Razz Out of a total gully length of around 200 metres I only dug up 8 targets and one of them was the 26 grammer....amazing luck I would say.


Ridge Runner "I gotta ask a Dumb question but why is it so big but the weight does not match its size, it looks like a couple of ounces,

thanks for posting it,

John.

I wish it was John!

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GB, that wine is reserved for winter nights round the campfire.  Cool

** I did manage to find something interesting today, it appears to be a real one.

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Here it is next to my $4.00 ebay special.
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Post  flyspecks on Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:00 pm

GEEEEZE SLIM, glad to see you stuck with it, what a great find. Guess if you had walked away you would have been thinking about it all night, but staying with it paid off, BIG CONGRATS. Q38 Q38
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Post  Guest on Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:10 pm

Congratulations Harry
That is a terrific find Shocked Shocked Shocked Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  kiwijw on Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:06 pm

Very nice find Slim. Well done. You deserved it...that is for sure. T06

Good luck out there

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Post  slimpickens on Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:08 pm




Thanks guys, this heat is not helping my addiction. V51 0


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Post  hugh62 on Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:14 pm

slimpickens wrote:


Thanks guys, this heat is not helping my addiction. V51 0



Crikey Slim , here I am sitting in the air con and I was starting to get a sweat up just reading up on it , and yeah that's what I call a good colour .... Razz Yeah I hate those sorts of situations ,I know if I ignore it till morning ,i'll only lay awake thinking about it all that night.... Smile  She's a hot ol summer alright .
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Post  piston broke on Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:31 pm

Just saw this Slim, GREAT FIND indeed T06 cheers Pete.
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Post  slimpickens on Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:02 pm

hugh62 wrote:

Crikey Slim , here I am sitting in the air con and I was starting to get a sweat up just reading up on it , and yeah that's what I call a good colour .... Razz Yeah I hate those sorts of situations ,I know if I ignore it till morning ,i'll only lay awake thinking about it all that night.... Smile  She's a hot ol summer alright .[/quote]

Hugh, it's a problem every time we get a loud signal... do we dig or dismiss it as junk? Question scratch




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Just saw this Slim, GREAT FIND indeed cheers Pete.

Hey Pete, thanks, we're about due for something from you and your crew aren't we? Cheers, Harry
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