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Post  hotrockgarry on Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:47 pm

Can anyone give me an email or mobile no: for a guy in WA SELLING PICKS i think he goes by the name of Grekkie or Grekky . Thanks Garry Question

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Post  goldenbrown on Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:20 pm

hotrockgarry wrote:Can anyone give me an email or mobile no: for a guy in WA SELLING PICKS i think he goes by the name of Grekkie or Grekky . Thanks Garry Question
Hi Garry, I think the guy you're refering to is Grekkie from "Golden Triangle Tours" in victoria. He sells CC picks. You can email him through his website http://goldentriangletours.com.au
Cheers goldenbrown... Very Happy
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Post  monoandnan on Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:34 pm

Hi Gary
Finders Keepers in Kalgoorlie sel Grekkis CC picks.

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Post  hotrockgarry on Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:41 pm

OK thanks , thats the guy Smile Smile

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Post  Guest on Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:12 pm

Gday


Reeds prospecting supplies Midland WA,also carry the CC picks.

cheers

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Post  tricky 1 on Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:49 am

try goldcitydetecting.com.au . he has a range of very well built picks.
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Post  everhopeful on Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:45 am

S.H.Wallace in Shepparton Victoria sell Walco picks..depending on what part of NSW you come from..good reliable pick(so I am told)

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Post  kon61 on Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:52 pm


G'day Everhopeful.

I've been using Walco Picks for years and couldn't be more happy.

Cheers kon61.
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Post  granite2 on Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:59 pm

Walco picks are the best I have ever used and they can be found at most detector shops throughout Australia.

Cheers, Jim
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Post  kon61 on Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:24 pm


G'day Jim.

They're also much more reasonably priced,than some of the other makes of prospecting picks.

Cheers kon61.

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Post  HueyDuck on Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:59 pm

Second that kon61 i have a Walco pick as well and it has been fantastic...

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Post  Guest on Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:13 am


Gday


I mainly used the Walco picks but was a bit dissapointed with the quality of the last couple I bought so started looking about for something else, I just found that they tended to blunt more easily and were not very long on the pointy end so it only took a few sharpens and they were knackered.

I wanted something a bit more aggressive because of some of the really hard packed ground that I had been encountering, I found the Walcos too light and would sometimes just bounce off the surface making it harder going than it needed to be, I took to welding a further length of leaf spring across the top of the pick head to lend it some more weight, this worked but I still thought that the pointed end needed to be longer to be more effective in hard ground.

In the end I bought a CC prospector pick, and have used it a lot now, the tip holds it point a lot longer and the added weight makes breaking compact ground easy, and the longer handle is better when digging deep holes, in the end it all comes down to the sort of ground that you work in, what you are happy to pay for it and what suits your personal needs, so and I am not recommending this pick over any other as they all wear out and all have their issues, and I am simply stating what I found out for myself.

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Post  granite2 on Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:30 am

Hi Stayer, where have you been finding ground in WA that Hard? We've been detecting WA since 99 and apart from the conglomerate (cap rock) the ground we've found has been pretty soft, much easier to dig than Victoria. I'd like to know where that dirt is so I can stay away from it!!! Very Happy

Cheers, Jim
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Post  Alan WA on Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:35 pm

Been sharpening my Walco pick to the point of having to get another when someone
suggested welding a cold chisel onto it.Works very well so the pick will last for a long time yet.
Also adds a bit of extra weight.

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Post  hotrockgarry on Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:37 pm

Just from what i c the walco pick is a fair bit lighter and would,nt have the bite of another heavier brand. (i like heavier picks) i read in a post that ccpicks handles have been known to come loose so not being one to stand back i put it to the managment and this was there reply (which i appreciate and will now be buying there prospector model) (have other lighter picks to)

Hi Gary,

In the first round of production we did have an issue with handles coming loose. We added two extra steps in our production to ensure that this did not happen and we have not had any problems since. The original problem came about due to the handle shrinking in very dry conditions. We now “super” dry the handles and fit the into the pick head with an adhesive.

I hope this helps.

Arne Solterbeck
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CCPicks Pty Ltd
Phone: +61 (0)3 9533 4606
Fax: +61 (0)3 8625 0061
Mobile: +61 (0)417 268 960
Email: arne@ccpicks.com.au
www.ccpicks.com.au

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Post  davsgold on Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:55 pm

G,day Gary, Iv'e had one of their later ones (prospector model) for a good while now and the handle has stayed tight, I did see someone with one of their earlier ones and the handle was bit loose.

Good to see that they have fixed the problem, they are a good solid pick and the steel seems to last quite well.

cheers dave
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