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Post  Joblo on Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:34 pm

Have been going out on and off since I bought my 5000 last year. Tried a few spots without really knowing what to expect or how to work the wands magic.

Found loads of garbage and started to get a bit disillusioned by the whole thing when something in my head clicked. I had been digging 20cm to 50cm holes for chunks of old machinery, tin cans bullets and casings without ever hitting any hard ground.

Here is a photo of some of my finds (Just the small stuff, I threw out all the nails and tin cans)





Finally!!!  The Relief.   There is gold in SA Stuff


If there was any gold it should be past this loamy stuff sitting on some hard clay or rock. With this in mind I spent a few hours last week covering some serious ground with my GPS, marking some likely spots.

And the Result

Sunday Morning. My first ever piece. I did cry a bit (Don’t tell anybody though).
15cm down in very rocky soil.
Finally!!!  The Relief.   There is gold in SA Nug-1



This Morning. Yes!!! It wasn’t a fluke.
10cm down in very rocky soil.


Finally!!!  The Relief.   There is gold in SA Nug-2





This in a very popular detecting area. Not getting much rubbish just the stuff no one else has picked out. 2 pieces of Gold and 15 shot gun pellets. My average is certainly looking up.

Hopefully all the relatives won’t look at me like I’ve lost my marbles when the wife tells them I’ve been out looking for gold anymore (They Still Will).

Cheers and thanks everybody for all the inspiration.
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Post  mariner3800 on Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:58 pm

Hi Joblo,

Well done mate, you are well on your way to a golden future. It certainly makes a difference when you find the right ground. Looking at the nuggets, you could be in a bit of a spot.

The next step is to clear all the rubbish, branches etc in the area and go very slow, what size coils are you using, if I was to take a guess I would say the 11" mono? Keen to know.

Look forward to seeing the next one

Well done again

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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:04 pm

Hey joblo ,

Couple of nice bits there bro ... congrats !!!
You hit the nail on the head realising the gold will be sitting on a firmer base ... cheers
Hopefully they should start to come alot more often now ...
Good Luck on your future trips & thanks for sharing .
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Post  Joblo on Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:52 pm

Have been using the faithful 11" mono. I do have a 14 x 12 eliptical I'll take with me next time.

The successful setup:

Fine Gold
Stabiliser 11
Gain 13

Doc's Gold screamer battery pack.
0.7m - 5m Coiled headphone cord running to some high quality ear buds.
Gives me heaps of room to move and I can wear a wide brimmed hat.
Sound seems a lot clearer than the standard set up.

After 11:00am she really starts to warble though. Suspect
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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:12 pm

mate what a terrific story
congratulations on finding your first 2 pieces
may you find many more
cheers dave

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Post  kilter on Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:14 pm

Well done! I live in Vic but visit SA often and have a go at Euchunga now and then. No luck there, but haven't had any luck anywhere else either, so that's no surprise. I'm sure I'm probably doing something wrong too, and your story shows perserverence will win out!
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Post  Hey presto on Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:18 pm

Hello Joblo, well done on your finds. I am still to find my first bit with my new detector. The pressure to find gold is like that of an out of form batsman for Australia. You may have started a new gold rush in SA! Thanks for sharing your success.
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Post  mariner3800 on Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:32 pm

Hi Joblo,

Well done mate, you are well on your way to a golden future. It certainly makes a difference when you find the right ground. Looking at the nuggets, you could be in a bit of a spot.

The next step is to clear all the rubbish, branches etc in the area and go very slow, what size coils are you using, if I was to take a guess I would say the 11" mono? Keen to know.

Look forward to seeing the next one

Well done again

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Post  flyspecks on Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:32 pm

thats just fantastic joblo, good luck at your next outing..... cheers Smile Smile
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Post  Ash100456 on Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:47 pm

Congrats on your perserverance & rewarding gold finds, Yours is the first post i have seen on SA Gold so you are doing really well. Am yet to try golding in our own state but will be giving it a go in the not too distant future. I liked your logic !
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Post  piston broke on Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:30 pm

Well done Joblo, those nuggets don't look like they've travelled far. Very Happy Cheers Pete.
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Post  Wombat on Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:55 pm

Well done mate. There won't be anyway of stopping you now.
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Post  marty on Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:02 pm

Good job mate,go hard.

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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:08 pm

You never gave up joblo cheers and you were rewarded with some lovely nuggets Smile It is always a special feeling when you have unearthed some gold Smile Congratulations you can find it!

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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:44 pm

Joblo my 5000 is starting to get envious of finds like this Sad Great finds mate.
P.s Get stuck into the area really quick!
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Post  nuggetseeker on Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:16 am

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good jod joblo just goes to show you cant give up. It took me 9 mths to get my first bit .A whopping .2grmr it was more releif than anything else. Good luck mate .













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Post  Scrat on Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:15 pm

Hi Joblo
Well done!
As a fellow Crow Eater I know how hard it is to find the good stuff in SA.
The areas available are insignificant compared to interstate and have been well and truly thrashed.
You've done very well, I have never found any yellow here in SA Embarassed
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