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Post  goldfinder on Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:29 pm

Having never been to Hill End, if anyone heading that way and knows the area and would like some extra company(please) send me an email or message. I live in Berkeley near Wollongong and am free most Fridays and weekends. Usually only go to W.A. once a year but am getting eager to have a swing before my next trip. Very Happy Have a 4WD and am totally self sufficient so wouldn't be a burden. A vid from my last W.A. Trip
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Post  Goldbait on Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:27 pm

i plan to head down in april/may.

will be my first time at Hill End.
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Post  goldfinder on Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:30 am

Long way to come from QLD. Not to far for me. Will be heading out in the next few weeks for a look around just to get to know the area and do some 4WDing. Anyone suggest some Hill End sites worth visiting why I am there? Any good(hard) 4WD tracks?

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Post  lkyphl on Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:37 am

Steve,

whilst not a difficult track by any means, the Bridle track from Bathurst to Hill end is very scenic, with plenty of grassy camping next to the river, if that's your thing,

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Post  goldfinder on Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:12 pm

Thanks Phil
I'm more of a hardcore 4wd enthusiast but will definitely end up on that track at some time even if it's just to explore the area. I read on another forum that the track had been closed part of the way along due to a landslide.

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Post  lkyphl on Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:15 pm

G'day Steve,

AFAIK the track was blocked on the 8th of November by the rockslide ; I would have thought the council would have cleared it before the school hols, but I have been wrong before ....so I keep getting told ..... Rolling Eyes

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Post  david8igore on Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:52 pm

hi guys,

I'm look at heading to hill end on Australia day and will stay untill sunday if anybody would like to join us, it will be me the misses and a 2 year old.

I went there for a few hours back in november to scope it all out, I did not have any luck but thats to be expected if i'm only there for a few hours Smile Thus this will be my first trip there not sure where exacly to go once there but it will be fun never the less.

I asked at the old musiem, and they told me that you could only go by the creek or the river to look for colour. this trip i'm planning to check out the crown land north of the town. I have a 4wd and am fully self sufficent.

send me a email

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Post  goodpawn on Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:16 pm

Track was still closed at monaghans bluff on 14th of this month when I was there.Could be open now not sure. Was also a few fallen trees over the road to negotiate.
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Post  goldfinder on Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:32 pm

Cheers goodpawn thanks for the info.

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Post  phill on Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:19 pm

Bridal track still closed at monaghans bluff on 17-1-2011
You can get around by taking fire trails (fingerpost) its pretty hard core (I had the misses hanging out the passenger door to try and keep the Landy on its wheels at one point- and no shes not that big) (the misses that is) but our greatest challenge/toughest bit of the track was getting past the !@#%* at Bruiinbin it's a gazetted road but don't try and explain that to her! I woud suggest goin past the "range" and try comin out at Willow Glen. Goin to Mudgee Tuesday may come back through Hill End Aussie day?
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Post  goldfinder on Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:20 am

They sound like my sort of tracks Phill. Big tyres, Dual lockers and a few other bits and pieces on the truck Very Happy . May have to come back that way when I go on my exploration trip of Hill End. Have my Doug Stone Hill End Goldfields Map in hand so won't be long. Very informative map by the way. Will heed Fly_Dirt's warning regarding private property. Don't want to step on toes first time out there.

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Post  Razgo on Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:56 pm

so you guys have a permit to fossick in that area? I am still confused about fossicking in NSW. If i wanted to fossick in glenn innes i need to get a permit? then if i decide to drive down to hill end i need another one?

this thread is still confusing lol http://golddetecting.forumotion.net/t2446-permits-nsw
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Post  goldfinder on Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:50 pm

Much easier IN W.A. A miners right and 20a permit if required and you are good to go.
Too many rules, regulations, permits etc in NSW. Someone mentioned you will probably need one to bushwalk shortly. I don't think that is much of a joke the way things are going.

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Post  Razgo on Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:38 pm

so your talking about hill end WA or NSW? being in teh NSW section i thought you were refering to hill end NSW.

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Post  goldfinder on Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:35 am

Hill End NSW. Just comparing to W.A

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Post  Razgo on Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:06 am

ah ok. so do you have a permit for that specific area to fossick? or doesn't anyone worry about it anymore for NSW? it seems its only state forest land you need a permit for but not crown land?

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Post  phill on Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:56 pm

Razgo, You don't need a permit to fossick in NSW whatsoever, you are supposed to seek permisssion from NSW Forrestries to go into State Forrests and pay a fee. If it makes your feel warm and cosy to do so then by all means go ahead (and try). In over 35 years of poking around in these places generally on a weekly basis I personally have NEVER ONCE meet any form of fun police, your chances of winning the lottery would be better. This has been discussed on another thread on this forum somewhere which basicly boiled down to the fact the authorities haven't got a clue themselves.
Goldfinder, lockers are the way to go allright, but knowing you vechicles limits is what it's all about I'm sure you will agree!
Cheers guys. PS. No Worries.
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Post  goldfinder on Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:14 pm

Too right about knowing vehicle limits. I have been having fun 4WDing for quite a number of years and my intentions are always to bring my vehicle home undamaged. I still like to push the limits but size up the situation before taking the leap.The only time I have had troubles is in my previous Patrol with ABS which is fantastic on the black stuff but dangerous on slippery steep inclines. Try stopping a 3tonne car when the ABS decides it is better to release the brakes for me. Two feet on the pedal arguing with the ABS about whether the brakes should be on or off. No thanks. Needless to say my current Patrol does not have ABS.

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Post  phill on Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:51 pm

goldfinder, we are getting off the thread, I'll PM you.
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Post  Razgo on Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:29 pm

phill, its not about feeling warm and cosey. just trying to do the right thing and not get fined. thus the question if any one actually had a permit to fossick in these areas. good to know no one is being policed or harrassed in NSW then Smile and i think i was being confused with Vic permits.

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Post  skysite on Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:01 pm

Hey Steve
Just got back from trip to hill end we decided to hit the bridel track for a change.....they had some good water flush through there and found a nice little hole to sluice in and picked out 1.8 grams of fine gold the rst of the day was sitting in the water with some beers......still blocked at the bluff just go through hill end...not sure on detecting would be very trashy I'm guessing......ask madtuna he's got all the gold in the back of his ute Very Happy
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Post  goldfinder on Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:54 pm

Mate I'll be out there with some competition for the forum boys shortly Wink Hope to meet a few along the way. Very Happy

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Post  phill on Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:32 am

russ, the only danger to your bank account down here will be when you fuel up, diesel has hit $1.40/pl!!!
its like a fine pulling into a servo Mad
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Post  Razgo on Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:41 am

lol, yeah can't escape those fuel prices. i have heard lots of good stories about hill end so i hope you guys do well!
not that i expect you will be telling us about any 1KG nuggets but you never know unless you have a go cheers

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Post  phill on Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:19 am

1kg nuggs from Hill End... lol!!!
I'd be happy with 1gm!
No matter what size you'll be the first to know I can assure you!
may just keep the location of the holes the kg pieces come out of a bit quiet! (everyone else seems too)!

Possably back of Tunas' ute?

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Post  phill on Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:26 am

Checked back of Tunas ute last Wednesday....
Didn't do any good....
He's got them well hidden! Wink
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Post  skysite on Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:07 pm

i know where he hides it......and no golds worth going there....
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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:07 pm

ahh you're a funny bunch Laughing sorry to say..no kilo sized nuggets and Steve, I'm also Steve age 46 from just near Wollongong lol thought I was reading my own profile when I read yours!

p.s. Dave...quit peeking in my undies! Very Happy

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Post  goldfinder on Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:17 pm

It's a small world madtuna. We'll have to get together sometime. Great name by the way(Steve that is) Wink

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Post  skysite on Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:39 pm

I'll put a smile on your face here Steve it wasn't me.....Paula told me where you keep it......
We will have to talk about how she knows later Very Happy
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