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Post  silwane on Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:07 am

HI all,

I and a mate just came back from our first WA trip. We went for 5 weeks but took the families and made it a bit of a holiday tour up the centre and down the west and back home. We managed to get about 10 days in detecting in total. Not a lot of time but was a good starter to get the layout of the land and see some more ground to research on Tengraph for next year. I ended up with just slightly under 5oz's in total with close to an ounce in small bits which I now have on ebay. I also pulled a find out of my A*s one morning out in a spinefex choked gully, in the side of a hill. I got a broad signal but it sound like a rusted bit of sheet metal had broken up and been spread out in a line down the slope for about a meter.
The bottum end was inverted but the top was more like a close small target. So I dug the first bit thinking it would give me an indication of what the target was. To my surprise it was a small chunk of gold about a gram. So I could only guess as to what was making the inverted signal deeper bellow. As I kept digging I continued to pull out more smaller bits and eventually got to a 5+ grammer at the bottum. But when I put the coilt back in the whole it appeared the main signal that was now screaming still had not been dislodged. So with a few more attacks of the pick into the slate I finally unearthed my biggest nugget to date, which was just under 4 ounces. It made my day to say the least, and its going to be a long 12 months to get back out there.
I also would like to sell this nugget but my ebay account is capped to 5k sales a month, so would just like to let anyone interested to PM me for more info.
Cheers
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Post  Cams 4500 on Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:14 am

Very very nice, well done.
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Post  MS on Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:46 am

Thats one fine nugget Paul, I would hang onto that one, very rare now days to find something bigger even over in WA.
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Post  Guest on Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:01 pm

Great story and result Paul Cool
I could just picture that small Gully and you there with that massive ear to ear smile.
Top work mate.

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Post  kiwijw on Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:11 pm

WOW....yes, very nice. Well done. Shame to sell the bigger one. Yep....it is going to be a loooonnnnng twelve months.

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Post  AnnieL on Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:31 pm

Wow Paul, what a beauty !! Good onya. Shocked

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Post  getascripter on Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:16 pm

What a brilliant find, Paul ... Congratulations!! And a wonderful story to bring it alive Very Happy
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Post  Ren's Patch on Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:28 pm

A nice one in the hand Very Happy Very Happy Good work!

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Post  Guest on Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:07 pm

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Post  Hey presto on Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:10 pm

Unreal find Paul. I can't imagine how excited you would have been - well done. And to think you had that gold hidden up your A*s. Can you pull one out for me? lol!
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Post  silwane on Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:19 pm

Hi to all,

Thank you all for your kind words and comments.
Also to Hey Presto, If I had anymore like that up my back end, I would be typing this from the toilet as we speak.

cheers
Paul
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Post  waznme on Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:52 pm

silwane wrote:Hi to all,

If I had anymore like that up my back end, I would be typing this from the toilet as we speak.

cheers
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Don't flush!!!!!!!

But that is a great find. Pays for a 5000 in one hit. Very well done.


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Post  CostasDee on Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:00 pm

Top job Paul, what an amazing find. That's what I love about this "hobby", you never know if you're going to find something and when you do, you never know how big until you dig it out of the ground.

PS I might be available in about 12 months if you need a "buddy" to check out the rest of that gully... Very Happy
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Post  Guest on Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:33 pm

Thats a great effort Paul for only 10 days detecting, congrats on your finds. Very Happy

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Post  bedrock on Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:14 pm

what a beauty! Love those ironstone nuggets, not the 'ordinary off the mill' yellow Smile.
Hope you get back there rather sooner than later.
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Post  GOLD TRACKER on Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:35 pm

A top find nice nugget,I bet your happy with that well done. cheers
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Post  Hey presto on Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:50 pm

CostasDee wrote:Top job Paul, what an amazing find. That's what I love about this "hobby", you never know if you're going to find something and when you do, you never know how big until you dig it out of the ground.

PS I might be available in about 12 months if you need a "buddy" to check out the rest of that gully... Very Happy

Just in case CostasDee can't make it, can I be second in the "buddy" line?
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Post  getascripter on Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:27 pm

Ditto that ... it's have 'tector will travel if that kind of rock is available in your patch!! ... even if your patch is at the other end of the country affraid
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Post  dale20005 on Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:07 pm

CostasDee wrote:Top job Paul, what an amazing find. That's what I love about this "hobby", you never know if you're going to find something and when you do, you never know how big until you dig it out of the ground.

PS I might be available in about 12 months if you need a "buddy" to check out the rest of that gully... Very Happy

hang on boys and jump in line i will let you know if i cant make the next trip. the guy is a gold magnet i cant wait for the next run paul
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