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Post  fredsnugget on Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:13 pm

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Finally found a bit of the Pilbara's conglomerate gold, best day I've had in a long time. All found within 3 meters of each other going low and slow for an hour. Found with the 5000 and 12" advantage. Might have to go back with the SDC and see what it can sniff out before my 40E runs out, and before it gets much hotter.
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Post  joe82 on Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:30 pm

good work mate sdc and mabie a bigger coil on the 5000

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Post  fredsnugget on Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:45 pm

Every time I try the 14" up here the interference is almost unbearable, tried to wind it back but still gives false signals . The 12" still gives pretty good depth on some small bits and runs so much quieter, so I can hear those faint ones. EMI where I was is bad unless you stay down in the gullies.
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Post  moredeep on Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:22 pm

nice going fredsnugget,must be more there?
By the way where is the EMI coming from way out there? whack on a 8" coil that'll cool it down.

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Post  Kon61gold on Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:58 pm

Well done & good on ya fredsnugget, nice bits of gold. Thanks for posting them up. cheers

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Post  fredsnugget on Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:24 pm

Went back out this arvo for a few hours. nine more little bits raised there heads. 3 are almost fully encased in ironstone so are having a bath in acid to see their real face.
Not sure about the emi source but comes and goes, maybe the mines out here I don't know, is always worse in the arvos though. The 5000 gets noisy but doesn't seem to upset the SDC
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Post  Aussierat1 on Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:59 pm

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Finally found a bit of the Pilbara's conglomerate gold, best day I've had in a long time. All found within 3 meters of each other going low and slow for an hour. Found with the 5000 and 12" advantage. Might have to go back with the SDC and see what it can sniff out before my 40E runs out, and before it gets much hotter.

Congrats - getting hot up there now

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Post  fredsnugget on Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:26 pm

Had to go for one last look before going back to work, and it didn't disappoint. 6 more to the total. All in all been a fun 3 days, not rich from it but had a ball digging them all up. The flies and the heat don't seem so bad when you are putting gold in the tinKarratha Conglomerate Gold Comet_17
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Post  joe82 on Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:17 pm

done well mate its hard to go back to work knowing there is more there a sexy little area for a patch indeed Cool

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Post  fredsnugget on Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:30 pm

Yeah its not a bad view to dig by. I figure its been there for a long time so hopefully the rest can wait till I get back out there. If some one else stumbles on it before then then good luck to em, if they find it they deserve some reward
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Post  piston broke on Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:03 pm

Well done mate. Are you near that big conglomerate find a couple of years ago ? cheers Pete.
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Post  fredsnugget on Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:18 pm

I could be in the general vicinity 😉. It's patchy stuff that's for sure, feast or famine
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Post  fredsnugget on Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:48 pm

Went back out for one last look yesterday and manage 3 very hard won tiny bits that were only the faintest murmur of the thresh hold on the SDC. Happy now that this little patch as clean as I can get it.
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Post  joe82 on Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:11 pm

good work mate have you done down the gully a bit may be bigger fellas down there????? or on the other side of the ridge as it may have poped out over there I wouldn't be leaving there to soon man

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Post  fredsnugget on Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:24 pm

Spent 5 hours yesterday going over the gully, both sides of the slopes and down to where it runs into a small creek further down, Have tried with the SDC and the 5000 with 12 and 14" nugget finder coils over the last 2 weeks and have found nothing except in the one little patch. Has me scratching my head as to why. There must be more there somewhere but stuffed if I can get a signal. Going out there again tomorrow for another crack just in case, but think it will be back to walking the hills looking for another little patch. tossing up on putting in another 40E on a nearby EL, or leave it till the weather gets more pleasant after summer.
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Post  Travelergold on Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:26 am

Nice finds fredsnuggets,  I'm with you, there must be more there as that spot would not be on its own i would think. Looking at your pictures and thinking how ground has changed over thousands of years where you got them, I would be uncovering more dirt and redetecting the spot and above it and below it. Below it would have covered over so digging deeper to find signals would be my option. We found an area and noticed that on lower side we of patch we realised that we dug bigger nuggets so started to scrape with rakes and picks the surface off and then out popped many more bits.
Will be hot up there but enjoy your digging. Thanks for showing us your finds and pictures. Smile

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Post  moredeep on Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:21 pm

Nice going,I reckon back in the old desperate days they may have dug out that gully like that?
Thats what mainly happened in the eastern states but then again the soil here is much softer, those pics look like it would be hard yakka.

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Post  joe82 on Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:41 pm

slap another 40e on mate I no it gets hot have you considered night detecting our FNQ heat is nothing to yours

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Post  fredsnugget on Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:56 pm

In two minds at the moment. Went out early yesterday but was sweating like a paedophile at a wiggles concert by 7.30. Dug out a bit more to try get a bit deeper but only managed one tiny bit that didn't even register on the scales, so less than 0.1g. I detect for fun and the heat sort of ruins that. Night detecting is better but it tends to get more humid at night over summer and still only gets down to the mid 30's.
Might be time to have a few months break and hit it again next year. If someone is mad enough to tackle it in the mean time they deserve what ever they find lol
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Post  joe82 on Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:49 pm

LMFAO MAN not to many will catch that humour but spot on affraid it is a drama when ya start hittin it and the f#$@kin heat beats ya how long does a 40e last for im in NQ and have never done anything out of QLD so unsure of WAs laws

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Post  fredsnugget on Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:59 pm

Lasts for 3 months, sort of after the 21 day waiting period. So not wanting to waste my 90 bucks applying for another one over the hot months when if I wait till Feb might be a bit more pleasant. Then again have 4 or 5 other exploration leases I wouldn't mind havin a crack at that are within a stone's throw of home. Change is as good as a holiday or so they reckon
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Post  Dozer on Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:57 pm

Have you approached the company directly and asked for permission to detect? Many companies are reasonable about giving permission. Section 118A of the act allows them to use other people for the expenses that are required each year.
You have little to lose by approaching them and if they refuse then you can still go the 40E way. It will only take a phone call and could save you $90.
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Post  fredsnugget on Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:06 am

Went down that path of contacting company before I put the 40E in, and they simply directed me straight to the 40E process. Was worth a try but at least I got my 90 bucks back plus a bit more in gold
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Post  Dozer on Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:20 pm

Obviously they have more than enough expenditure already. Short sighted from them but that is their choice. Make sure you put in the report for your existing 40E at expiry.
Hot weather keeps the strangers with prying eyes away so maybe worth another 40 E later in the summer.
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