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Post  evan2010 on Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:51 pm

Hi all, Ive been doing a little research on the Wiluna areas and was wondering if any of you guys have detected out that way?? if so whats the ground like? and is it worth a look in your opinion? Question
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Post  evan2010 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:06 pm

Somebody........................Anybody??.......................
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Post  garretace150 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:11 am

Hi mate. my bro inlaw works on the mine out there and he said its a very rich mine. so im guessing the ground would be like other areas in the wa goldfields so pritty hot. when i get out again im going to be heading from kal all the way up through that area up towards broom so i reckon it would be a good area. Only way to see if its good or not is to get out there i spose. I think if you have a look in gg it will show a few areas in that area aswell.

best of luck
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Post  evan2010 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:39 am

Thanks ryan for your reply much appreciated mate
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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:22 am

Evan

Heard of a 2000oz patch found there west of town last year.


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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:04 pm

beepinpete wrote:Evan

Heard of a 2000oz patch found there west of town last year.


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2000oz is that all lol!



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Post  evan2010 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:19 pm

beepinpete wrote:Evan

Heard of a 2000oz patch found there west of town last year.


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Bloody Hell!!! Now thats a Patch!!! Lol I'd be as happy as a pig in s.h.i.t if I found a 20oz Patch!!
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Post  garretace150 on Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:33 am

so when do ya plan on doing a trip out there evan?

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Post  evan2010 on Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:54 am

Gday ryan, Possibly towards the end of the season maybe mid september if im not too buggered from over 3months of Detecting by then Very Happy Im flat out trying to save up some $$ towards my trip at the moment, plus I want to get a solar system happening to keep the fridge/freezer etc running.
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Post  garretace150 on Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:43 pm

hey evan. ok cool, yeah ill be heading up towards broome im mid july so ill be poping thru that area to have a detect. A solar panel hey? my old man just runs his off his dual batteries and that lasts up to 4 days without the car being started! atm were setting up a trailer that has got all the bits n pieces built into it like shower spare batteries fold down racks for a bed storage spots for water and fuel and also making it all lockable so that wile im out i can lock it all up. If ya like once ive done the trip i can give you info on what the ground is like. are you running with a 4500?

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Post  evan2010 on Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:11 pm

gday ryan, sounds like your trailer will be great!! Yeh I run a 4500 and any info you can pass on about the area would be Much appreciated! Cheers Evan
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Post  Guest on Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:32 pm

Hi Evan2010,

I worked for 7 years on a mine just out of Wiluna. Most of those 7 years was spent underground but I did spend a year or so in exploration. Yes, the ground up around that way is pretty good, lots of quartz, the good quartz you want to look for.Alot of the areas are blanketed with EL's, but nothing that a 21A wont sort. But, saying that, we used to get quite o few prospectors through, and as long they had the big bosses consent then they were free to prospect. Just had to report back if anything descent was found, coord's etc.
Hope the trip there goes well. There is plenty of the yellow stuff up that way.

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Post  llochris on Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:02 am

My wife and I are leaving Narrabri today heading to WA.We are going to an APLA meeting first at Kalgoorlie then
going up north,we have spent two years between Kalgoorlie and Wiluna detecting and there is a lot of good country up there.Might see you later in the year. Very Happy Lloyd & Chris
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Post  pommypaul on Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:35 pm

Hi
Have this area on my list to have a look at since talking to a local earlier this year.Will hopefully be there in May when the weather has cooled off a bit.
Will let you know how i get on

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Post  Silverback on Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:53 am

Hi pommypaul, pm sent
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Post  hookey13 on Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:16 pm

Hi Evan
I note there are no new posts since March 2011. Did you or any other guys get up that way? I thought I would head that way next year and wanted to know a bit about the Wiluna area's prospects. Does any one know if the area is more heavily mineralised than Golden Triangle in Vic? I will be using a 5000 over there.
cheers
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Post  xenon on Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:34 pm

hookey13 wrote:Hi Evan
I note there are no new posts since March 2011. Did you or any other guys get up that way? I thought I would head that way next year and wanted to know a bit about the Wiluna area's prospects. Does any one know if the area is more heavily mineralised than Golden Triangle in Vic? I will be using a 5000 over there.
cheers
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Hey Hookey13,
There are vast areas of good ground up around that way. Take a look at the maps and check out the old (and newer) workings around the Wiluna area. There are a number of mines still in operation around there too. I was going to head that way earlier this month for a bit but stayed with meeka instead. Maybe next year.
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Post  maka on Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:55 pm

I was in Wiluna 20 years ago , Has it changed? Is it safe there? It was the worst place i have ever stayed in. My car was broken into , i was told to move from my bar stool as i may be speared by locals thru the wire mesh dividing the black and white section of the pub.. The van park had 6 ft fence with barbed wire.. Its the only place i slept with a handgun in my swag...
There was a massive fight in the street.
But i did buy about 15 grams of gold from a dealer in the van park for $300.
I would love to go back , but if its the same, i wouldnt take a female there or kids..
Just my 2 bobs worth from my experience there...
Beautiful country, and the Canning stock route is a great drive...
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Post  evan2010 on Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:46 am

Gday all, I never did make it out that far (Wiluna) last season as I ended up spending the entire trip around the Sandstone area.
I Did'nt do too badly there finding just shy of 200 Grams Smile , Considering lots of lost days due to rain, road closures etc.
But I did get to meet some wonderful people from all over the place and from Sandstone itself. Very Happy
Most of whom I met whilst out detecting or during the Many Many hours spent propping up the Bar at the pub with my mate Eddie ( Pedro), Having a drink with some Great Aussie characters like Nugget Dundee, Trouty, Scruffy and Horrible. (true Names) Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
So i'll have to have a try at checking Wiluna out this year perhaps??
cheers
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Post  hookey13 on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:10 pm

Hi Evan,in my last post I talked about getting over to WA Gold fields. Well it will be a reality come June. Have joined a 'Gold Prospecting Australia' tag along and just cannot wait to get over there. Did not realise just how much gear, planning needs to go into a trip like this. I have a mate joining me for the tag along, but he needs to get back home so will fly into Perth and back to Melbourne. After the tag along, I am heading out into the Murchison Region for approx. 2 to 3 weeks on my own. I have Personal locator Beacon (PLB) and will notify local Police as one never knows. I am borrowing my son's GPX 5000 as a spare in case mine plays up. Too far to travel to have a detector break down!!
Should I get lucky, then I will post my finds naturally. I would like to hear from any one doing the same Tag along for the trip commencing 4th June. I know there are likely a million suggestions that one could make for this trip. (I am travelling from Melbourne).
I will be carrying 100 litres of water. Anyone know what the water is like in these areas (from the local towns??)
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Post  Cams 4500 on Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:51 pm

Good luck with the tour Hookey, I just had a look at their site, very tempting, though WA tours booked up for this year, gives me time to get better at this detecting thing Smile
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Post  Wedge on Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:37 pm

I passed through Wiluna when I came down the Gunbarrel in Sept last year. It seems like any other small mining town in the goldfields except maybe a bit more untidy.

100 litres is the minimum I would recommend for someone going out bush for 3 or 4 days at a time. I think the water in Wiluna is not bad.

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Post  xenon on Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:47 am

hookey13 wrote:Hi Evan,in my last post I talked about getting over to WA Gold fields. Well it will be a reality come June. Have joined a 'Gold Prospecting Australia' tag along and just cannot wait to get over there. Did not realise just how much gear, planning needs to go into a trip like this. I have a mate joining me for the tag along, but he needs to get back home so will fly into Perth and back to Melbourne. After the tag along, I am heading out into the Murchison Region for approx. 2 to 3 weeks on my own. I have Personal locator Beacon (PLB) and will notify local Police as one never knows. I am borrowing my son's GPX 5000 as a spare in case mine plays up. Too far to travel to have a detector break down!!
Should I get lucky, then I will post my finds naturally. I would like to hear from any one doing the same Tag along for the trip commencing 4th June. I know there are likely a million suggestions that one could make for this trip. (I am travelling from Melbourne).
I will be carrying 100 litres of water. Anyone know what the water is like in these areas (from the local towns??)
cheers

The water in Wiluna is fine. and so are the surrounding areas. If you get stuck mate the local homestead owners are lovely people in that area. I had alot to do with them a number of years back and found them delightful people. Stay out of Wiluna on a Thursday though as it is dole/pension day and can be a sight for sore eyes.
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Post  Jigalong on Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:29 pm

Hookey13,
I will be on the Wiluna Tour starting June 4. I am also doing the next one in Cue after which I will potter around on my own for a while before returning to Sydney.
Cheers,
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Post  hookey13 on Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:42 pm

Jig
see you on the 4th June. I am leaving Melbourne around the 26th May with my mate for the tag a Long. My mate is flying home from Wiluna via Perth after it. I am heading out on my own for a few weeks still around the East Murchison area as am in no rush to get home. I am really looking forward to doing this trip. Hope we find some gold although the trip it self should be heaps of fun! I guess we will be camped on gold!! Look out for a black 100 series Landcruiser with roof rack.
cheers
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Post  stevenh120 on Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:41 am

Hi Guys,

Just back from a week long trip out to Mt Eureka, 138 kms east of Wiluna on the Gun Barrell, and managed to find find a few bits and pieces. Most of the prospective areas out here are under exploration lease and a section 20A will be required. We found it pretty well flogged close to the highway, but still managed to pick up a few tidlers. The photo below is of the gold we found over a 2 week period between Leinster and Mt Eureka. Just over 2 ounces for about 60 nuggets. We had 2 GPX 5000's and a GPX 4500, running NF 17"eliptical, a 14" NF eliptical and an 18" eliptical Nugget Tech coil. The weather this time of the year is magic, although it does get chilly in the evening. We found the Gun Barrell Highway in good condition, other than an area near the Jundee turnoff that had been ripped up a bit by the big cattle trucks moving cattle out of the area. Its mustering time up there at the moment. We found the road from Wiluna to Meekathara bloody rough most of the way. Next time I'll drive down the Gold Fields hIghway to Leinster.
There's no phone comms out there so you'll need a sat phone. I use a SPOT ME, to let the missus know we are all ok. Great little tool.
We found the water in Wiluna ok, but boiled it prior to drinking, just in case. Fuel prices were reasonable, I think we payed $1.62 a litre for diesel. Food was expensive but hey, what would you expect. $80 for a carton of Gold XXXX was a bit rich though. Just a note on the beer, you will need to drop into the local police station and let them know you want to buy beer. Something about not selling it to the locals.

[img]Wiluna area D7K_1883[/img]
This photo is of an area about 16 kms north of Mt Eureka. Amazing granite outcrops worth a look. On the way out we got to see an amazing water hole. We didn't stop for any photo's but the wild life around there was amazing. Lots of wild camels, roo's emu's and bird life, plus plenty of cattle.
Wiluna area D7K_1832

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Post  Jigalong on Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:57 am

Hi Steven,
Thanks for the report. You did very well. I wish I was out there now ! What are you doing writing a report at 1.41am ? Thinking of the gold keeping you awake ?
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