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Post  someday on Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:13 pm

For all intent purposes it's a deep lead nugget for sure!
I suppose there's a chance he just happened upon said nuggy while teckten a worked out deep lead!
sure would take a lot of water to move that sucker, maybe the guy on the hydraulic was rollen a smoke and the rest of the crew were too sozzled Suspect
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Post  non_fiction on Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:46 pm

Scrubhen wrote:It never ceases to amaze me, Why people have to continually rubbish any report of someone finding a big piece of gold.
In the past it has always been “Minelab about to release a new model”
The holidays are about to start etc, etc


Maybe people are just a little tired of being taken for chumps .

I always thought people got wiser with age , but i dont know about that anymore .
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Post  Shinegold on Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:15 pm

I knew a guy who genuinely found a big nugget, over 100 ounces, genuinely found it with the then latest minelab, over ground he had detected before. Sometimes these things are true. Prospectors are overly suspicious.

What wasn't genuine is where he found it, even the general area.
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Post  butterbox on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:39 pm

it was reported 60cm down,, a cheap metal detector will still go that depth

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Post  Digginerup on Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:54 am

butterbox wrote:it was reported 60cm down,, a cheap metal detector will still go that depth

Will it now? Rolling Eyes Such as a??.....what kind of detector you talking about?

Wayne. cheers
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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:52 am

On a 177 oz nugg?
If the ground was not extreme and able to be Ground Balanced. My 6000DI Pro, A Siera Madre, Sov XS with big coil, An old Deep Seeker with big coil, an old Ground Hog with big coil, an Gemmni 3, An Lobo St, an Scorpion Gold Stinger and big coil and quite a few others Very Happy
The key words are of course "Able To Be Ground Balanced". Wink

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Post  dave1963 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:22 pm

Just in time for the long weakend,perpect timing.
cheers Dave
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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:57 pm

It does seem to happen quite often close to a holiday period. Just coincidence .
An why is it that I reckon I have seen that nugg before when obviously I have not. It just seems that whenever a big nugg shows up it seems to be familiar?
probably some sort of Froydian thing. ......I dunno ar ta spel froydian, but so long as ut sarnds rite ven ut iz awl good hey!

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Post  Qld Sandy on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:19 pm

dave1963 wrote:Just in time for the long weakend,perpect timing.
cheers Dave

I just wish someone would stop these guys from finding good nuggets just before a holiday period, so that other guys haven't anything to complain about, aka "conspiracy theories", because they are getting $^&*& tiresome after reading the same old, same old, many years in a row.

scratch

OR,
Maybe the guvenment and joolia, should change the holidays to confuse the buggers a bit. lol!
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Post  hotrock on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:28 pm

Victorias golden triangle was the world richest gold fields with the worlds largest nuggetts, so its not suprising if a prospecter still turns up a large nuggett now or again , l dont see why some peoople think its faked to sell detectors or for tourism

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Post  Digginerup on Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:56 pm

Qld Sandy wrote:
dave1963 wrote:Just in time for the long weakend,perpect timing.
cheers Dave

I just wish someone would stop these guys from finding good nuggets just before a holiday period, so that other guys haven't anything to complain about, aka "conspiracy theories", because they are getting $^&*& tiresome after reading the same old, same old, many years in a row.

scratch

OR,
Maybe the guvenment and joolia, should change the holidays to confuse the buggers a bit. lol!

Yeah!!!! I was going to find a big bas*6%d in the Towers district just in time for the Queens birthday weekend in June! Rolling Eyes but bugger me budgies!!!! Rolling Eyes the gubberment went and canned the holiday!!! it's a faaaarkin conspiracy tell ya!!! lol!

Wayne. cheers
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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:35 am

Digginerup wrote:
Yeah!!!! I was going to find a big bas*6%d in the Towers district just in time for the Queens birthday weekend in June! Rolling Eyes but bugger me budgies!!!! Rolling Eyes the gubberment went and canned the holiday!!! it's a faaaarkin conspiracy tell ya!!! lol!

Just Quietly Wayne,word on the street is the Queens birthday holiday will be replaced by `National Communist Day` Wink
Hey,Im alright Commrade tongue

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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:43 pm

I'm convinced that if some members here found a 177oz nugget they'd still believe they were some part of a ML conspiracy and they never actually found it! Very Happy

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Post  non_fiction on Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:47 pm

madtuna wrote:I'm convinced that if some members here found a 177oz nugget they'd still believe they were some part of a ML conspiracy and they never actually found it! Very Happy

Well I'm convinced if a member here found a 177oz nugget With a beat up old gold snoop they would be contacted by someone at minelab offering them money or products if Minelab could use their story and doctor it alot to include their Latest and most expensive product in the finding of that nugget .
Yep no doubt about it , confidentiality agreements and all . A nugget like that would be worth a fortune in marketing value for minelab.




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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:57 pm

madtuna wrote:

I do enjoy the conspiricy theories though, and I personally believe the bloke who found it also whacked kennedy from inside the book Depository Very Happy

I thought i saw you in that photo of the grassy knoll Shocked

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Post  mullockgrubber on Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:59 pm

Good luck to the guy who found the big one, only wish I was half as lucky.
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Post  Digginerup on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:23 pm

Gus wrote:
Digginerup wrote:
Yeah!!!! I was going to find a big bas*6%d in the Towers district just in time for the Queens birthday weekend in June! Rolling Eyes but bugger me budgies!!!! Rolling Eyes the gubberment went and canned the holiday!!! it's a faaaarkin conspiracy tell ya!!! lol!

Just Quietly Wayne,word on the street is the Queens birthday holiday will be replaced by `National Communist Day` Wink
Hey,Im alright Commrade tongue

lol! Das ist true mien comerade!!? Wink

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Post  granite2 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:22 pm

Non-fiction, you should be careful posting stuff like that as it can be considered defamatory, in fact I think it IS defamatory to suggest that Minelab would stoop to that sort of thing.

As for it being worth a fortune in their marketing as the nugget was found with a minelab machine, quite true and they would be stupid if they didn't take advantage of it.

Jim
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Post  slimpickens on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:49 pm

granite2 wrote:Non-fiction, you should be careful posting stuff like that as it can be considered defamatory, in fact I think it IS defamatory to suggest that Minelab would stoop to that sort of thing.

As for it being worth a fortune in their marketing as the nugget was found with a minelab machine, quite true and they would be stupid if they didn't take advantage of it.

Jim

Turn it up Jim, Non-fiction is entitled to post his opinions, ideas, thoughts and criticisms on this gold detecting forum on any gold detecting subject, do you want censorship now? Moderators, quick, find a lawyer and give him/her free membership.
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Post  big fella on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:56 pm

G'Day
Can you smell that,Smells like a locked thread coming up,doesn't take much to cause an upset these days,Or did i just do that.
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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:03 pm

It was found with a 5000 ! But I'm thinking the wash was dug from deep and then detected ! Shocked


This is my opinion and until the actual finder steps out and tells his story first hand I will treat all the media hype by whomever as nothing more than that HYPE! cheers

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Post  marty on Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:13 pm

Dosn't matter how it was found, fact is it was there and i rekon there will be more around ay. Get out there !!!

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Post  granite2 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:18 pm

Shiraz, I was only pointing out he could be at risk posting those sort of accusations. Nowhere did I suggest he should have his post deleted or the thread locked. He is free to say what he likes as long as he is ready to wear any consequences arising from them.

Actually I'm prepared to believe what the bloke said as it makes no difference to me where or how he found it as long as it was with the detector he said he used. As for it being deep lead, my opinion differs. I have seen many nuggets that look like that one that came from shallow alluvial ground. Same smooth surface with identical type of pitting.

In fact I held a 90 ozer once that had a surface almost identical to that one and that was found with a 2100 at about 2 feet under the roots of an ironbark tree. I'm not sure but I think it was found at German Gully north of Dunolly.

Cheers, Jim
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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:22 pm

marty wrote:Dosn't matter how it was found, fact is it was there and i rekon there will be more around ay. Get out there !!!

There are more deep lead nuggets still in the ground but so deep that a detector will not find them ! My post still stands ! The thing about this story is the " under leaf litter ,600 mm down" thus alluding that it was found in a position that according to Minelab was found by a GPX 5000 Minelab metal detector . I do hope for its sake that's the truth ! Egg on face if it turns out that it was excavated by machine and then detected! Shocked

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Post  shooneze on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:13 pm

Ok love all the conspirecy theories keep em coming. I reckon that if the guy who found the 177oz nugget had a GPX 5000 theres
a 90% chance hes on this forum. In my opinion 100% chance. Im a betting man & i would have something on it!
So if just say that the Ballarat Gold Shops report of a 47 year old guy from Ballarat who has only been detecting for 3 months is correct.
Then he would have to be in the New Members Section. So as any keen CSI investigater would do ive scrolled through the old
New Members Posts from 6 months ago. Ive dwindled down my pick to one guy. Wont mention names. But here are the facts;
His location is Ballarat.
He has old pics from small nuggets found North of Ballarat. Were the nugget was supposedly found.
No face pic of him but his hand doesnt look old or doesn't look young. I'd say mid 40's!! Laughing Laughing
He had reguarly replyed to peoples pics of recent nuggets found. With "awesome find" (example) etc.
But has not made a mention on this nugget found! Shocked
His last appearance online was jan 18th but hasn't posted a thread!! So he is just looking cyclops cyclops
Anyway would love to here what you reckon!!!

Cheers Shane

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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:05 pm

shooneze wrote:Ok love all the conspirecy theories keep em coming. I reckon that if the guy who found the 177oz nugget had a GPX 5000 theres
a 90% chance hes on this forum. In my opinion 100% chance. Im a betting man & i would have something on it!
So if just say that the Ballarat Gold Shops report of a 47 year old guy from Ballarat who has only been detecting for 3 months is correct.
Then he would have to be in the New Members Section. So as any keen CSI investigater would do ive scrolled through the old
New Members Posts from 6 months ago. Ive dwindled down my pick to one guy. Wont mention names. But here are the facts;
His location is Ballarat.
He has old pics from small nuggets found North of Ballarat. Were the nugget was supposedly found.
No face pic of him but his hand doesnt look old or doesn't look young. I'd say mid 40's!! Laughing Laughing
He had reguarly replyed to peoples pics of recent nuggets found. With "awesome find" (example) etc.
But has not made a mention on this nugget found! Shocked
His last appearance online was jan 18th but hasn't posted a thread!! So he is just looking cyclops cyclops
Anyway would love to here what you reckon!!!

Cheers Shane

GEEEZZZEE.........join CSI lol!

I would only be showing the select few if I found it and then I'dd just melt it in my assay furnace and sell it to P.W. Beck, To avoid this shizen storm and cutt out the potential d-heads.
Not to mention scabs trying to follow you Exclamation

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Post  Tunnel Rat on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:42 pm

You got that right about DHs Aurumpro.Fair dinkum,some of you blokes carry on like old molls. Lets hope that the anouncement of a big one found some time ago isnt anywhere a long weekend.
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