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Post  Guest Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:01 am

Mike and Jenny what a great trip Shocked Shocked Shocked 
well done with the gold Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy 

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Post  kiwijw Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:46 am

G'day Mike, Thank you for your reports on your WA adventure. What an absolute ball you & the crew have had & some stunning gold finds as well. I am green with envy..lol! Well done you guys.....Q27 

Best of luck out there Q39 

JW:)
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Post  piston broke Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:51 am

Well done Mike and crew, what a great trip. cheers Pete.
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Post  Narrawa Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:11 pm

Thx for the kind words Mike, and the opportunity to come camp with you, and share gold with like minded folk such as yourself Jenny and Mike JR.....and for the company on the long haul back east.

When folk go out of there way to put you on their hard earned patches, it causes you concern at not being able to do the same, in this case a little research payed off. With 12oz+ being found to top off the WA assault for 2013.
Well done Mike JR for finding it, and sharing it with us....you are truly a force thats has no equal, and to match you will take some doing.Laughing 

The biggest bit i got this season was a 20gramer, but i got more than one....Laughing Rainbow woops me with a  25grammer from a patch we shared with other forum members, which was also a payback for them putting us on one of their spots. "What go's around comes around".
Have yet to do a final tally, but its been a better season than last given our stay was shorter.

Will get some pics up as soon as we settle in having only been back for one night. Thx again guys for having us  in your camp, and your hospitality is legendary.

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Post  someday Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:43 pm

What a great adventure guys n gals, you gotta be happy with a trip like that  cheers 
Ay Narrawa, might getcha to google earth my area if it wouldn't be too much trouble mate  Cool   Shocked  Laughing
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Post  Gold&Relics Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:08 pm

Glad to hear that you guys are back.....at last! We've been missing you at the Clunes Meetings (Goldfields Central Gold Prospecting Club). Glad to hear that your trip was very worthwhile. Darren enjoyed your company on his tour. It will be good to catch up again.
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Post  davsgold Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:29 pm

G'day Mike Jen & Mike JR

Good to see you made it back safe, and had a good trip away, also good to see you meet up with Narrawa & Rainbow, good mates of ours also who we did get to spend some time with over there.

Now rest up and get ready for the next run. Very Happy 

cheers dave
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Post  Guest Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:33 pm

Thanks everyone for your kind replies... Narrawa it was a pleasure having you and Rainbow join us...
G'day Leanne, yes we finally made it back in one piece and yes we hope to be at the next meeting... Looking forward to catch up with everyone again...

As I promised we have taken some more pics of our final tally for 2013 WA Gold and Tektite Finds.

Just over 10ozs of the good stuff.
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Our Tektites for the trip
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Thanks everyone for following us on our trip and hope we can do it all again next year...

Cheers.

Mike and The Crew.       cheers

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Post  davsgold Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:38 pm

Nice haul Mike, and some Tektites as well, thanks for sharing the pics, excellent mate.

cheers dave
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Post  Guest Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:45 pm

G'day Dave, thanks for that.  yes great people Narrawa and Rainbow.  Very Happy   Need a bit of a holiday now and think about getting ready for next year.  Laughing 

Cheers.

Mike.     cheers

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Post  Guest Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:59 pm

Mike,

A successful trip it seems.  Thanks for showing us The Great Haul..Very Happy 

Cheers
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Post  Guest Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:34 pm

G'day everyone, thanks Ararat yes we all had some good finds and a great time...

The misses has just finished uploading pics of the young blokes finds for the trip... I wish I was 20 years younger.

26 ozs of the good stuff.  
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Tektites he found.
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Cheers.

Mike.      cheers

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Post  AnnieL Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:03 pm

Mike & family - a lovely haul there!  Good to see!  

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Post  Guest Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:42 pm

Thanks AnnieL, was a great trip.

Cheers.

Mike. cheers 

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Post  Nightjar Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:38 pm

Well done Mike & Co, sure made your trip worthwhile when you get results like yoursa.

Cheers
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Post  barkly48 Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:08 pm

Nice haul Mike and Co.

Do the tektites sound off on the detector or are they sunbaking? Interesting finds...

Cheers...

Andrew.

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Post  Guest Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:34 pm

G'day Peter and Andrew, thanks for the replies... Here is a explanation on Tektites Andrew and we speck them on the ground. They don't give a signal on the detector...


"This I took from google"
Tektites are small, pebble-like glassy objects of Earth material that have been melted by meteorite impact, splashed up into our atmosphere, and fallen to Earth again under gravity. They often acquire aerodynamic shapes when they partially melt on their return journey. Their name comes from the Greek word 'tektos', meaning 'molten'.


Cheers.

Mike. cheers 



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Post  Guest Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:53 pm

Well done Mike and Crew and welcome back home.

There are fantastic pictures there and gold is just unbelievable.Great effort and well done to all of you.

I as following your stories and trip and enjoyed every post.

Thanks for sharing.

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Post  Guest Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:02 am

G'day Golden, thanks and I am glad you enjoyed our trip as we did. Very Happy 

Cheers.

Mike. cheers 

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Post  kiwijw Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:37 am

Thanks for the pics Mike & for that explanation of tektities. I too was wondering if they were detected or specked & if they were meteorite fragments. They look a lot like obsidian (volcanic glass) & by the explanation of tektities, obsidian can be formed in the same way.

Obsidian is an igneous rock that forms when molten rock material cools so rapidly that atoms are unable to arrange themselves into a crystalline structure. The result is a volcanic glass with a smooth uniform texture that breaks with a conchoidal fracture.

Obsidian is usually an extrusive rock - one that solidifies above Earth's surface. However, it can form in a variety of cooling environments:
•along the edges of a lava flow (extrusive)
•around the edges of a sill or a dike (intrusive)
•where lava contacts water (extrusive)
•where lava cools while airborne (extrusive) Like the tektities.

Black is the most common color of obsidian. However, it can also be brown or green. Rarely, obsidian can be blue, red, orange or yellow. The colors are thought to be caused mainly by trace elements or inclusions.

Occasionally two colors of obsidian will be swirled together in a single specimen. The most common color combination is black and brown obsidian swirled together - that's called "mahogany obsidian"

Here in NZ we have a lot of obsidian due to the many volcanic areas. A common obsidian we have in the Rotorua/Taupo area is "snow flake obsidian" Jet black with many little white specks of pumice mixed through out.

Thanks Mike

Good luck out there

JW Smile

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Post  Black Al Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:58 am

What a great adventure you guys had, makes me want to go back across but I know the heat will fry me to a crisp. It great that members get together and share a journey, it really is an amazing country we live in. Can't wait till the next season to head over again. Thanks again for sharing a great informative thread that got a lot of members inspired. Keep up the great inspiration and hope to meet you all someday in the goldfields.
Happy prospecting Black Al.
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Post  Guest Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:37 am

hi mike and family,well done Very Happy the finds might have started abit on the slow side but boy did you guys finish off strong. great stuff Very Happy just shy of 50k worth!so when are you turning pro? Question from memory that also would have to be the most viewed topic on the fourm since I joined up, just showing how popular your trip was followed by members Very Happy well done great to have you back.

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Post  Wombat Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:53 am

Welcome home Jenny & Mike. We'll have to catch up next time your in Maryborough. Congradulations on the gold found.
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Post  HOBO'S Gold Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:24 am

Hey a big welcome Home Mike and Jenny and Michael, looks like the gold gods gave you guys a big smile. hope to join you guys next year Q10 
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Post  gullyhunter Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:31 pm

Q31 back to Vic - Mike, Jen and Mick and welcome home ,,, Thanks for the photos and final update of your WA season .  Damn !!! fantastic results for you all .
Look forward to catching up with ya`s once you`ve settled in and rested up - Q18 Q32 Q27 
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Post  barkly48 Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:08 pm

Thanks for the explanation Mike. And thanks also to kiwijw for also not knowing if they are detectable... makes me seem not such a dill after all... lol! 

Thanks also Mike for the congrats for my recent find... It pales when put up against your collection tho... !!

Cheers....

Andrew.

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Post  TheGoldenChild Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:46 pm

Good to hear you're all back safely Very Happy , Great results and pics, well done. Can't wait for next year, miss WA already Sad .
Hope to see you all in the Triangle soon cheers .
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Post  CostasDee Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:02 pm

Welcome home and many thanks Mike and Jen and to all that accompanied you for sharing your success stories and photos. They sure look good, all those nice yellow rocks.
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Post  Auger Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:55 pm

Mike -
Thanks for the "great read" and congrats on the excellent results.
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Post  matelot Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:30 pm

Great adventure Mike, and we were there too.

Thanks Roger pirat 
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