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Post  HueyDuck on Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:27 pm

There has been alot of chat about the biggest piece of gold you have found, but here is one for everyone....Where is the strangest place you have found even a small piece of gold, because as they say gold is everywhere!!!!

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Post  GoldstalkerGPX on Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:37 pm



Good one HD!!

It was on the streets of an adelaide footpath, 9ct gold and encrusted with fake diamonds Laughing
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Post  jmp333 on Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:20 pm

I built my kids a sandpit and got sand from the local nursery. A couple of days later one of my sons who had been to Sovereign Hill and panned for gold found a nice .7 grammer in the sand. This was about thirteen years ago. He stills hangs it on me if I come home without finding anything from a prospecting outing.
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Post  granite2 on Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:45 pm

Found a bit on the floor of our van after friends had visited for coffee. One of them must have had a half grammer stuck in the mud on his boot. My wife also found a gram bit in the washing machine at Leonora caravan park. Easy gold!

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Post  jayvee on Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:18 pm

Well it may not be a strange area to people finding gold there,but......clermont,qld,an area origionally dozed,scraped later,scraped and detected again,chained,detected,no way ,floged to death for 20 years of detecting,me and she for a laugh,out with the 45 and the 40,,,,,,30 minutes later,in my hand,21.5 grames from down 10 inches in the middle of the thrashed to death area.it be where it be (or it be missed).yep strange. santa santa santa rendeer rendeer rendeer santa john.


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Post  kon61 on Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:53 pm


G'day gents.

Id have to believe that gold,is not only where you find it,but to some extent it exists and can be found in tiny microscopic amounts,in just about everything. Now here's a story that's probably going to be hard to swallow,but here goes.One sunny afternoon whilst barbecuing away and drowning our sorrows on bourbon & coke on my brother in-laws back patio,looking into the black ceramic cup i was drinking from,i was surprised to see sitting there on the bottom,a tiny (0.001)granule of what seemed to be gold.I carefully put some water in the mug, stirred the water with a spoon to see if it would rise and twirl with the momentum,but it only shifted from where i first saw it,to the bottom edge of the mug.I then carefully drained the water out,took the cup into the sunlight and with a pair of fine nosed tweezers and a magnifying glass,started to move the tiny gold speck backwards and forwards.Conclusion,it was gold alright,for it also passed the magnet test. Now,i just cant help wondering,how much more, fine micro specs of gold, I must-of downed and s**ted out,in the past,without ever being aware of it?

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Post  Guest on Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:56 pm

Some years ago, SWMBO spec'ed a nugget in the sandy dirt adjacent to the footpath outside the Laverton Supermarket.

Ah,........ in the WA golden Triangle... Lenora, Laverton, Lennister (L3) the streets, sorry footpaths are paved with gold.

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Post  Guest on Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:42 am


Gday


This didnt happen to me but to a mate of mine, back in the eighties he did a trip with some mates up to Nullagine and a few other places for a week or two, anyway he didnt find a thing and returned home empty handed, not one piece to take home and show the wife.

Then a few years ago he took his wife to the doctors and decided that he would stand out front and watch the wildlife, while standing there he happened to look down and couldnt believe his eyes when he saw a small shiny nugget just laying there on the footpath, on picking it up he saw that it had a small bail on it and was about 2.5 grams, obviously someones chain had broken and it had been lost.

Anyway when his wife came out of the doctors he handed it to her and said, heres that nugget that I said I would get for you, on looking at it and then back at him she says,you spent all that money on gear, beer and fuel and come back with nothing, yet you stand out here out front of the doctors in the middle of town and pick one up off the footpath ?, that would be right, she obviously was still annoyed at him after all the time, they never forget do they Laughing

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Post  Balony on Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:29 pm

Gday
I found four bits on my kitchen floor once must of been on the dishcloth forgot they were there then found them on the floor, was just about ready to dig up my kitchen. Very Happy
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Post  AU_Tecta on Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:55 pm

A mate of mine had a tendancy to crush species up on his paved area out the back yard... one night i was sitting there and spotted a small nuggy sitting between the gaps in the pavers Shocked .In no time i had the pin pointer out and found a further 3 or 4 to hand to him.funny stuff.
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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:29 pm

In the carpark at coiltek manufacturing in adelaide, 3ft from the front door..

Under a VB beer can once too.



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Post  TheGoldenChild on Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:00 pm

"Under a VB beer can once too"

Goes to show that it takes a Victorian to lead you to gold in WA Pete Laughing .
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Post  the speciman on Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:17 pm

GDAY GOLDEN CHILD
cmon mate the only good beer you guys got in vic is a nice cold calton draught pretty much on par with a emu export
good scratchin
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Post  TheGoldenChild on Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:27 pm

"cmon mate the only good beer you guys got in vic is a nice cold calton draught pretty much on par with a emu export"

Speciman I much prefer a PURE BLONDE NAKED lol!

I am refering to the low carb beer(just in case the missus is looking), good for the six pack.

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Post  GoldstalkerGPX on Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:29 pm

the speciman wrote:
cmon mate the only good beer you guys got in vic is a nice cold calton draught

Not quite true...The best Vic beer I've had would be 'Whale ale' but we don't share the good stuff and rarely talk of it..... Laughing lol!
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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:05 am

TGC

Its kinda like an exchange program, you give us VB BEER &
we give victorians some nuggets in exchange when yous come over here.. Razz Razz

Course, if yaz made a better brew the exchange rate would be at least 0.3 grammy bit
for a can instead of 0.1 per slab. Razz Razz affraid lol! lol!


You blokes better get a hurry on, the Q'landers are already startin to rock up over here and
they have 4xxxx and BUNDY rum affraid cheers cheers
hahaha Wink


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P.S The VB can nugget was in sth oz Very Happy

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Post  Rwork on Wed May 11, 2011 11:50 am

At Tarnagulla caravan park(now closed) i was told by a previous owner that none of us visitors were any good at prospecting as someone had hidden gold in the toilet block and nobody had been able to find it.It only took me a couple of minutes to find it glued to the frame behind the toilet door.Small bit probably.2.I put the gold into 9% hf and it wouldn't shift the resin glue.The owner joan,( i think) had also dropped someones first piece of gold through the slits in the office verandah and due to the amount of nails on the ground its still there. Rwork

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Post  Guest on Thu May 12, 2011 3:03 pm

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Post  Chuckles on Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:44 pm

I swung my detector over a mate joking that I was looking for the bolts that held him together...I got a good signal from his gut area...he was shocked cause he had lost a gold cap off his tooth a few weeks earlier..(I thought it was just a bullet from a jealous husband) ; he got himself x-rayed and it was his gold cap.
He borrowed a detector and for the next week was scanning his dumps trying to reclaim that gold cap but to no avail...far as I know it is still trapped in the sump of his stomach.
Strangest place I ever got my hands on gold was in the Araluen valley years ago...I was fishing in the Deua river 20 miles upstream upstream from Moruya and while watching a big catfish I noticed a bit of pottery poking up out of the riverbed.After jumping in and retrieving it and finding it was an old Bendigo Pottery oil jar, I was washing the sand out of it and heard a rattle, a little nuggett about the size of a jelly bean eventually came out of it! Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:23 pm

was out in the bush for a swing one morning, no such luck for the first couple of hours, i decied to go have a quick coffee turned my machine off started walking along a road to go back to the car, somethinng caugt my eye on the ground and bugger me dead looked down and there it was halfa gram nugget just sitting there, so as ya do ditch the coffee turn the machinne on and started detecing picked up about 3 more peices on the road about 2 to 3 cm down..


one more for yas, Hit a target this day started digging and what do ya know i see a lead shot roll out after scraping picked it up and comfired it was a lead shot anyway just about to fill in the hole, ran my detecter over the scraping and there still was a target, scarped about inch more off and moved it ended up being a .86 nugget sitting in the same hole as a lead shot..



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Post  deutran on Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:47 am

Found a 0.5g in a termite nest (unused).It was right in the centre and the nest was black like tar,when I broke it open the nugget was perfectly shiny with bits of the black stuck to it almost like plastic.
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Post  gcause on Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:27 am

Mental image of gold prospectors in a field waving their detectors over dozens of termite nests lol!
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Post  Flakmagnet on Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:18 am

When I was dredging one summer in the Mother Lode
I used a protruding hummock of bedrock to step into the river each morning as I made my way out to the dredge.
At the end of the summer I was floating the dredge to shore with the engine still running.
I was about to pull it out of the river and pack it on the trailer.
As an afterthought I ran the nozzle over the top of the bedrock step
and there, nestled in the bedrock on the very top, was a quarter oz. nugget,
the biggest piece I found all summer.
That was 32 years ago and I still have the nugget.

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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:44 pm

A few years back we were working a run of nuggets down a hill from some reef mines. The whole area was covered with Meat Ant nests and during the summer you had to stay on the move, or they would attack you even if you werent within KOO-WEE of their nest.
Well we found a nice run of species and clean nuggets but there was one big nest right on the line,so it never got a look in.
A friend of a friend returned to this little run of gold in the winter,when the Ants are dormant,and smack bang on top of the nest sat a beautiful 9 grm specie Rolling Eyes

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Post  Rwork on Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:00 pm

Wife has found bits of gold in our washing machine,lucky it didn't go through the holes.

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