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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:13 pm

Very Happy Very Happy

I do have to say but, i miss the good old days prospecting in vic & sth australia, just load up the car,drive to a spot,and
let her rip... to flamin easy.. Razz
Of course i'm talking about the box ironbark forrests where you didnt need permission or a gun, you could
camp there and find gold Shocked Very Happy

Tarnagulla was one of my favourite areas, so was castlemaine and beaufort and wedderburn/witchitella,
it was just to flamin easy back then, now days ive got lease permissions,20A's,forms,GPS data,Tengraph
Mindex,Wamex,600klm minimum drive,and mad bush pig s Razz Razz Razz (inc me) Twisted Evil

Oh yeah! them where the days.

But you know what ??

I wouldnt trade any of my past and current prospecting life for quids Evil or Very Mad Razz
The lovely bush, the great folks we get to meet, and just roaming around with a detector
without any fascist millitary junta asking at the point of a tommy gun - "papers" Twisted Evil Twisted Evil .

Long live the Prospector
Long live APLA & PMAV


Pete in WA Cool

Lets face it, there aint nothing wrong with taking a walk
with pick n paper in hand either, feels natural.. Razz Razz

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Post  kon61 on Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:34 pm

G'day Pete.

Just the smell of the forest,the variety of wildlife and the isolation away from the rat race,heavenly splendor I call it Pete.There are Nations that would give an arm and a leg to have what we've got here,that's why we should never take anything for granted in life.Bare bu**ed we were born and and bare bu**ed we're destined to leave this world of ours,taking only the memories with us,until we're just a memory ourselves.So many times I've heard people saying,ah where am i going to go,whats there to see and do out there,waste of my time,to the point where they convince themselves to no adventure at all.I say what a waste of existence.Is not the thrill of adventure,life in itself? So lets all concentrate on doing and getting the best we can out of life,for time waits for no one and the saying can't be any truer "People won't understand what they've got until they've lost it".

Cheers kon61.
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Post  deutran on Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:42 pm

How blessed we are to live in this lucky country,the freedom we enjoy.I know not all agree but in some ways we must be responsible for the life we make.
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Post  Geronimo Reilly on Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:53 pm

kon61 wrote: G'day Pete.

Just the smell of the forest,the variety of wildlife and the isolation away from the rat race,
Cheers kon61.
Just don't breathe in near Pete when he's out with the pick & paper. affraid lol!
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Post  kon61 on Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:56 pm



lol! lol! lol!

Cheers kon61.
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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:09 pm

Hey! Geronimo

Mine are rose petals dropped from heaven bro lol! lol! lol! Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Razz




Kon61:

Great words mate and so tru, i think the name for those types is "Oxygen thieves" Very Happy

i especially love when we take a breather from swinging the wand and just take it all in on a beautiful
day out bush, ahhhhhh could life get any better i ask you cheers


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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:13 pm

beepinpete wrote: Very Happy Very Happy

I do have to say but, i miss the good old days prospecting in vic & sth australia, just load up the car,drive to a spot,and
let her rip... to flamin easy.. Razz
Of course i'm talking about the box ironbark forrests where you didnt need permission or a gun, you could
camp there and find gold Shocked Very Happy

Tarnagulla was one of my favourite areas, so was castlemaine and beaufort and wedderburn/witchitella,
it was just to flamin easy back then, now days ive got lease permissions,20A's,forms,GPS data,Tengraph
Mindex,Wamex,600klm minimum drive,and mad bush pig s Razz Razz Razz (inc me) Twisted Evil

Oh yeah! them where the days.

But you know what ??

I wouldnt trade any of my past and current prospecting life for quids Evil or Very Mad Razz
The lovely bush, the great folks we get to meet, and just roaming around with a detector
without any fascist millitary junta asking at the point of a tommy gun - "papers" Twisted Evil Twisted Evil .

Long live the Prospector
Long live APLA & PMAV


Pete in WA Cool

Lets face it, there aint nothing wrong with taking a walk
with pick n paper in hand either, feels natural.. Razz Razz

Pete i hear what your saying ..... cheers cheers

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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:33 pm

Well you had all better make the most of it. I heard in Europe they are thinking of digging up Hitler and letting him loose again in a different form. So watch out folks. Twisted Evil

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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:43 pm

I have only been detecting for a shade under 10 years,so I have to compare your comments to old fishing spots. Back `in tha day` the fish were always bigger,fatter and there were stacks of them Wink
I reckon gold spots could be the same......
Still,I never leap out of my bed at home the same way I do out of my swag,feeling fit enough to tackle a Roo or two,no matter how many deep holes I had dug the day before Cool

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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:47 pm

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Post  TheGoldenChild on Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:39 pm

Bringing back memories Pete, Tarnagulla, Dunolly etc, in a time when it was peaceful out bush, no rules ( errr maybe just a few ) plenty of gold and genuine prospectors.
Made me dig up an old photo of me out in the bush with my trusty GT16000. Must have been in my early twentys, long time ago. I'm pretty sure it was taken in Dunolly, Sydenham track, of course you wouldn't recognise it know after 20 odd years of hammering. Even the snakes were nicer then, hence no need for Gaitors Razz .

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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:51 pm

Didn't know they had colour photos back then....

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Post  TheGoldenChild on Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:56 pm

Digitally ehanced photo Panther lol!
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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:09 pm

TheGoldenChild wrote:Must have been in my early twentys, long time ago.

Hi TGC, Thats when the skin would have been soft, strong and responsive... Laughing


TheGoldenChild wrote:Dunolly, Sydenham track, of course you wouldn't recognise it know after 20 odd years of hammering.

These nugs are what was left over >> the last tiny bits....so some of that is my fault.. What a Face

Ahhhh Them Where The Days.... Syd64010

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Post  TheGoldenChild on Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:27 pm

G'day ARARAT

I could tell you what was a hell lot more responsive back then but this is a public forum Shocked

So it was you who raided my patch all that time ago lol! . Bet you got those from the surfacing out that way Wink
But you didn't get it all, sorry to disappoint you but I got a 15.5 grammer there late last year Very Happy .
You must have missed that one.
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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:28 pm

TGC

Great photo man, yeah ive been up sydenham track many a time, no doubt you would of been in here a few times too

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Used to be a full on group waiting out the front for opening time, all looking secretive and whispering
to each other Razz Razz Razz

Is the flett gold museum still open across the road ??

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Post  TheGoldenChild on Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:31 pm

That looks like Finders Pete, hired my first detector there a minelab 15000 I think, sadly no longer there, but the museum across the road is still going.


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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:32 pm

TheGoldenChild wrote:G'day ARARAT But you didn't get it all, sorry to disappoint you but I got a 15.5 grammer there late last year Very Happy . You must have missed that one.

How are you Manny >> I left it there for you - didn't you see the inscription lol! lol!

Cheers
A Very Happy Very Happy


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Post  TheGoldenChild on Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:40 pm

Fine Paul, gotta catch up soon for another outing.
Ye I have been wondering for years what "Dig here, regards Paul" meant inscribed on the tree stump next to the hole, thanks for clearing it up pal lol!
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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:47 pm

lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

Didnt you get the secret study on lost dunolly patches also ??

You know what, stuff me! i always wanted to find a "dickhead" token too but was to
tied up just acting like one most days back then Razz Razz Razz

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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:04 pm

Hey Manny - Young , lean & mean back then bro !!

I now have photographic proof of you swinging a small coil Very Happy

Great photo mate Cool

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Post  TheGoldenChild on Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:20 pm

Ok guys forget about me and lets stick to the original topic.
Would like to see more input and photos from yesteryear, brings back nice memories to us old timers pirat

Back in those days Glen you didn't have much choice on the VLF's, even thou I did manage to get a HUGE 11" coil for it later on cheers
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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:27 pm



Hi pete, sorry, it mite b good thing to remove pic as it could bring un-intended offence, i dont mean lib/lab thing either.
Doug

"Pic deleted as it is offensive. "

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Post  slimpickens on Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:32 pm

"i especially love when we take a breather from swinging the wand and just take it all in on a beautiful
day out bush, ahhhhhh could life get any better i ask you"
When I take a breather , I light up a gasper geek
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Post  GoldstalkerGPX on Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:42 pm

This post has been edited and what i wrote now makes no sense, neither will the next post below this one.

maybe there should've been a photo shop of Yeltsin in stead Shocked


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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:53 pm

lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

Great comeback GSGPX !!!!!

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Post  Geronimo Reilly on Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:05 am

beepinpete wrote:Hey! Geronimo

Mine are rose petals dropped from heaven bro lol! lol! lol! Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Razz
Pete in WA Cool
Sure gives a whole new meaning to the saying, "stop & smell the roses !" Laughing Laughing
Slainte, Geronimo.
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Post  Guest on Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:10 am

thanks beepinpete & jeffgold

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Post  gcause on Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:11 am

> i especially love when we take a breather from swinging the wand and just take it all in on a beautiful
day out bush, ahhhhhh could life get any better i ask you"

I went for a drive on the weekend and in less than an hour from where I live I was suddenly sitting in the middle of a rain forest on the top of a mountain up at Jollys lookout on one of the tourist trails with only the bellbirds keeping me company. It was great being in amongst nature in all its splendour.

Then a group of teenages came running past on the tourist track with their ipods on, gameboys in hand and began making a general nuiscance of themselves, they really just dont get it.

So I left them to it and went for a 1.5 km trek through the rainforest off the tourist track instead where they wouldnt fear to tread for fear of getting their designer sandshoes dirty.
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Post  Guest on Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:47 am

beepinpete wrote: lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

Didnt you get the secret study on lost dunolly patches also ??

You know what, stuff me! i always wanted to find a "dickhead" token too but was to
tied up just acting like one most days back then Razz Razz Razz

Tony Mills reckons he and some mates found half a bucket of the bl@#dy things. affraid affraid affraid

The museum is well worth a visit just to see the gun and rifle collection.
Even better if you can catch Stephen Barnham on duty there. He has written several
excellent instructional manuals about detecting and panning. He is also PMAV's historian.

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