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Post  bedrock Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:18 pm

Hi Mike, great to see you've made it across.
Hope you have an enjoyable trip and much gold to go with it!
Norseman could be a starting point to unpack your detector Smile
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Post  Guest Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:40 pm

G'day All thanks again for all the great replies and well wishes. If you have jumped onto the 2 page go back to the first page as I just added more pics.... Yes you could be right Bedrock, the young bloke has been checking it out on Tengraph.... Yes sounds like a good plan there Colby, I carry 40lts of Diesel and 30lts ULP for the genny. I think I may need to fit a long range tank. Very Happy I get around 460 Kms when towing the van.

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Post  1GoldGun Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:19 pm

Nice pics Mike! Following your adventure closely and look forward to more pics and even some that contain the yella. Living some of our dreams.


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Post  Guest Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:24 am

G'day all well we are camped out about 40/50kms out from Kalgoorlie. The young bloke found a nice little specie and opened up his account. Very Happy I had a little swing before tea time but only found the usual junk. Sad But it is still early days. I promised Bill I would put some of the fuel prices in so here they are and my total fuel costs to get over to Kalgoorlie.


Fuel prices for our WA trip.

Oyen Vic diesel $1.49.9

Renmark S.A diesel $1.47.9

Wilmington S.A diesel $1.45.9 gas 89.9. Unleaded $1.45.8

Port Augusta S.A diesel $1.48.9 gas 83.9 unleaded $1.49.9 bp station

Kimba S.A diesel $1.57.9. Gas91.9 unleaded $1.58.9

Poochera. Diesel $1.62.9 gas 99.9 unleaded $1.60.9 premium unleaded $1.70.9

Ceduna S.A. Diesel $1.50.9 gas 83.9 unleaded $1.54.9

Nullabor roadhouse. Diesel $1.95.9 gas $1.26.26 unleaded $1.95.9

Border village diesel $1.90.0 gas $1.19.0 unleaded $1.96.0

Eucla W.A 4 cents a litre cheaper.. On both diesel and unleaded.. Bugger! We topped up B.V. Sad

Caiguna W.A diesel $1.98.0 gas $1.22unleaded $1.98.0

Norseman W.A diesel $1.54.4

Boulder W.A. Diesel $ 1.56.9 gas $1.02.9 ..unleaded $1.56.9

Total cost to reach Kalgoorlie was $ 762.00

Towing an 18'6" Full Van with Hylux 3lt Turbo Dielsel Auto Trans.


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Post  Ren Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:25 am

G'day Mike and gang, I'm happy to hear you have made it safe to your spot and equally good news that your son has kicked off with some finds to Q15

I'm looking forward to your regular updates and good luck finding lots of golden nugges!

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Post  Wombat Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:40 am

Mike & Jenny I'm glad you made it across OK and thanks for the fuel up dates. Will you be staying at Kalgoolie for a while? A high five to your son for his first find of the season. If I remember rightly this is how it started last year with your son finding the first one. Anyway guys good luck out there and you have the first find of many.

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Post  malcolm mclean Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:18 am

hi mike @jenny hope every thing goes well for you I would love to do that trip Prices on the east coast Coffs Harbour ULP $153.3 But went home to NZ in 2013 feb ULP in Dunedin ULP $2.10 l Central otago gold fields $2.20 LAKE Harwa $2.45 WEST coast HAAST $2.65 But diesel is about 20/30centsl dearer ??? hope you have a great time there malcolm mclean ex kiwi afro afro afro

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Post  Guest Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:33 am

mate thats interesting about the fuel costs. I imagine there will be a few people plan their trips to WA on your list.
have fun and find heaps Very Happy
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Post  Guest Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:54 am

G'day all thanks for the replies and well wishes... Looks like we are not going anywhere for a couple of days as we had a big storm come through early this morning... Everything is wet as and I don't think we could get out to the main road which is a dirt road as well... We took a pic of the young blokes little specie so here it is... Weighed in at 1.2grams...

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Post  Wombat Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:52 pm

Stay Dry Mike & Jenny Q01
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Post  mariner3800 Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:42 pm


Hi Mike & Jenny,

Great to see the first colour, keep dry as it looks like there might be a bit more on its way??

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Post  Guest Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:52 pm

G'day Bill and Peter thanks for that... We are keeping a bit of an eye on the weather and at the moment we are getting the odd light shower with the sun coming out with the flies... Shocked yes the flies are pretty thick over here with a few tiny mozzies as well... Mad That's all part of the adventure I suppose... Laughing

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Post  Guest Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:25 pm

G'day All, well it hasn't rained for over a day now and the sun has been popping in and out. Q01 We have to go into Kalgoorlie tomorrow to pick up some supplies and some other business we have to catch up on. Q02

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Mike and The Crew. Q39

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Post  silwane Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:12 pm

Hi all,

I just landed in Leonora tonight after three days across from Melbourne. I got $1.97 a ltr at Madura road house.
But I would pay double that just to come and be out here!
Lovin' it!

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Post  G.B. Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:08 pm

Mike and Jenny,

All the best.

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Post  piston broke Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:31 pm

Best wishes Mike, Jenny and also Silwane. Keep us informed with your trips. cheers Pete.
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Post  Guest Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:12 am

G'day silwane, G.B and piston broke thanks guys for your well wishes. We went in to Kalgoorlie today and topped up on supplies and fuel. That's a full day on its own so we didn't get have swing today. Sad

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Post  Guest Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:13 pm

hi mike,jenny,and crew great to see some colour Very Happy whats the temp doing over that way?not wanting to put the spotlight onya guys but 99.99% of forum members are willing you on! I know I am Very Happy all the best Very Happy

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Post  silwane Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:51 pm

I'm not sure what the temp in Leonora was today, but it would have been around 23-26 degrees.
Crystal clear sky, because I think even the clouds had the shits with the flies out here.
Though I think there's meant to be some storms coming later this week.
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Post  Guest Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:14 pm

G'day all, another little update we ended up back in Kalgoorlie today so didn't have a swing. But we got some new areas to go and check out. So we will be busy tomorrow packing and relocating to the new area before the forth coming storms that are supposed to come over before the weekend. We have organised all the legal papers for our new areas. The weather here today was blue skies and reached a top temp of 26'c. There are still plenty of them pesky flies as well. Mad .
I would like to thank John Gladdis and Team at Coiltek Maryborough. Wink a BIG Q32 Guys.

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Post  Guest Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:32 pm

G'day All we have some more pics that I thought I would share. The first one is an unusual one it is about 2mt across and it is the first one we have ever seen.

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The second one is as everyone would have guessed and is growing BIGGER..... Yep the Super Pit and I am glad I didn't have to dig that hole. Laughing

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This one is just a bit of the local bush sene near our camp.

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Post  Guest Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:52 am

Hello Mike,

I'm envious of you buddy. Fantastic opportunity travelling the country looking for Gold. I wish you well and happy safe travels.
The information your providing is priceless.
Reading your posts with excitement, thanks for sharing......forget the posts though, go find gold mate. Lol

Lambi

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Post  Guest Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:52 pm

The first pic looks like a scrub turkey nest ! Shocked

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Post  mulgadansa Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:20 pm

Gday Mike
That's a mallee hen nest. Plenty of them over here and you'll see lots of old degraded ones. Welcome to WA Very Happy
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Post  Guest Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:54 pm

G'day Lambi, Ark and Mulgadansa, thanks for your replies. We thought it was some kind of bird nest but weren't sure which type of bird, this nest was empty though no sign of egg shells or anything. Thanks for the info guys.
Q32

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Post  Gold&Relics Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:50 pm

Hey Mike & Jen

What's happening? How are you guys going? Keeping out of mischief I hope!!!

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Post  Guest Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:14 am

G'day Leanne we are all ok and been trying the net but have not had any service. At the moment it is running, but like mud up hill backwards. We have all found some gold finally and will need to have better service to post some pics. Sounds like Darren has had a successful first tour, big congrats his way from us. Well I hope this posts ok I will copy it just in case.

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Post  Wombat Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:17 am

Hi Guys and Gals I hope everything is going OK out there. I'm glad you are finding a bit. Bridget is picking up OK still a long way to go though. Keep us informed when you can. Have fun.
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Post  Guest Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:40 pm

G'day all we are just outside Kalgoorlie and have some good phone service. So I can post a couple of pics and yes it's yellow. My first WA gold for this year. My first one was a nice 16.67 grammer and a couple of smaller bits. Glad to hear Bridget is recovering Bill and thanks for all the great comments.

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Post  ttrash Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:27 pm

Gday Mike , Jenny & son ,
Bet you are excited to be out swinging now.
What a delightful start 16+ grammer .
Finding Gold & travelling - Living the dream .
Looking forward to following your trip.

Good luck , Safe travels cheers
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