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Post  gullyhumper on Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:58 pm

Hello, this weekend iam traveling from albury to Bendigo to camp a couple nights detecting out the whipstick state forrest
and iam keen on giving it a crack around rushworth for a few hours or so as I will be passing through there, can anyone suggest a good area to try?
cheers

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Post  nuggertman on Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:32 pm

hi mate ........ i think you will need a backhoe... i went around there for 2 weeks[ didnt find a thing....gold is there but very very deep........ my best friends live near by.... but you try you might be luckyer then me... good luck mate
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Post  gullyhumper on Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:25 pm

hey nuggertman , thanks for a reply mate I will drop in to rushworth for a swing on me way home ,I might even head out to whroo mine for a look never been there , cheers

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Post  snapper on Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:36 pm

Hi Gullyhumper, nuggetman is right, the gold out whroo is mostly deep,you will do better with a backhoe than a detector haha,
Whroo has an old open cut mine which you used to be able to go down in it and through the tunnels but last time i went out there it was closed for good.
Theres an old grave yard out there which is worth a look, also the museum in Rushworth.
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Post  Old Hand on Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:40 pm

I would spend extra time at Bendigo there is a lot of ground to cover in the Whipsticks all the best john
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Post  goldendream on Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:29 pm

Found my personal best in Whroo a couplla years ago.It was in a heap in an old dam area,(outside the historic restricted area).It was a very clear signal and anyone who happened to swing their coil over it would certainly have picked it up.It was in Scotchman Gully.
https://s1190.photobucket.com/user/tfa40729/media/56gWhrooMybestnugget.jpg.html

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Post  getascripter on Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:12 pm

Just got back from Rushworth last night. Had a great time as usual ... I normally go over there every month or so! Still going through my cons, but it's looking reasonably good.

I must admit, I have never been to Rushworth and not got gold ... but I'm using the Gold Hog highbanker/sleuce.

There is still gold being found in the area ... I was chatting with a fellow who's mate found a nice BIG nugget only a couple of weeks ago. No Bull ... he saw it himself because he was only 10feet away!!!! BUT the pickings are VERY SLIM!!!! The history of the area being bulldozed at several different times has seen to that!

Last weekend was a beauty ... had a massive thunder & lightning storm, and then it rained solid for hours. Was brilliant ... but I think everyone has just about had enough of the rain now! Crying or Very sad 
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Post  slimpickens on Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:14 am

I used to own 40 acres near Whroo. Pity it was before I got interested in Gold detecting. Mad Mad
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Post  pilot400 on Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:21 pm

snapper wrote:Whroo has an old open cut mine which you used to be able to go down in it and through the tunnels but last time i went out there it was closed for good.
Theres an old grave yard out there which is worth a look, also the museum in Rushworth.
I was up in Rushworth last weekend and visited the Whroo open cut mine its open again you can go down and through the main tunnel.
About 25 yrs ago when I was about 15 I had a mate that lived out that way and we used to go out to the mine with torches and ropes and explore the old tunnels that now have bars on them, I noticed some of the bars have been cut so you can get in them but my tunnel exploring days are over.
One time we were out there we were down in one of the tunnels and heard a loud noise going on outside we made our way out of the tunnel to find a Police chopper hovering just above the open cut then about 10 cops abseiled out of the chopper to the bottom of the open cut, that was pretty cool.


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