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Post  geehi on Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:34 am

Hi all,
I have got out for a few hours around Castlemaine, the ground was still quite wet but my enthusiasm got the better of me.

I got lots of trash but had a number of signals in some hot ground that led me to dig up lots of bull ants nests, could see lots of eggs with them. Once I had dug through the nest the signal stopped. Could the eggs in the wet give a signal??.

I checked the dirt but got nothing. I did find a very red colored rock covered on one side with quartz, this gave me a good signal so I am crushing it up to see 'what's what'.

I also got a good signal at one trash site which was positive, as I dug down it stopped and then went to negative as I got deeper. I ran out of time but filled the hole and took a reading so I can have a go again this week.


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Post  shelby23 on Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:07 am

Hi I have a great signal in the midle of a large meat ant nest.
I hope they have drowned with this latest rain.
I read that I should check ant mounds in a post on this site.
I dont realy want to do a Homer Simson and dig
Covered in Meat AAnts
BBut musst dig this signal Dohhhhhh

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Post  geehi on Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:30 am

I hear you Shelby23,

My relo's have a number of properties in FNQ it seems everything there bites. At least digging the bullants they get distracted gathering the eggs. So no bites for me, the meat ants you can keep

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Post  schintz on Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:33 pm

Hi,

I have had a couple of goods sounds which turned out to be bullant nest on digging but I did not continue. I assumed that something to do with the ants caused the signal after digging the first one without anything in their.

But hopefully the experienced guys can validate.

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Post  Tributer on Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:04 pm

Bull ant nests, meat ant mounds and termite mound remains all contain heaps of iron oxide and carbon and give off a good signal everytime. A 5 inch diameter lump of ancient termite mound in the soil (they are erosion resistant and can be many thousands of years old) will produce a beautiful signal that sounds like gold but is slightly broader and deeper in pitch.

Don't bother to dig them if they are obvious active nests or you come across the red or brown hard earth lumps when you scape down. You will find more gold with the large amount of time you will have to cover ground elsewhere by not digging them. Not saying gold is never in an ant nest but to be efficient, cover ground and come home with more gold more often its best to ID ant/termite mound bits ASAP and more on.

For new chums just check for a signal on your dig out pile and if the same signal is also in the hole then you can fill and walk away.

Of course you may need to dig a few just to be sure until you get to know the signs and sounds.

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