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Post  whitey1987 Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:56 pm

has anyone tried on the south para river? can u even legally pan there? i know some of it is in national park and that's a no go area as far as i know but what about elsewhere?

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Post  CrazyPete Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:37 pm

No gold there mate, head up to dead horse gully at Crawfy when it rains and have a scratch Wink 
or the National dam at Echunga old diggins and pan some stuff from the heaps at Poormans hill rush.


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Post  whitey1987 Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:01 pm

wouldn't those areas be beyond overdone as they are our only designated areas? I have been told mixed stories about these areas

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Post  CrazyPete Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:38 am

There's those that talk about it
and those that do it Wink Wink Cool 

Old Echunga Diggins Gold


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Post  whitey1987 Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:46 am

good work mate. I spose as the old saying goes "u never know if u never go".

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Post  CrazyPete Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:51 am

whitey1987 wrote:good work mate. I spose as the old saying goes "u never know if u never go".
Just ask the bloke who got a 7oz patch that went 20ft x 20ft and he'll tell ya there's no gold also hahaha Wink Wink Razz 
BTW that patch was found from the bitumen to only 20ft in the fence so half of it was on the roadside lol!  OZCAM clown 

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Post  whitey1987 Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:25 am

oh if only i could be that lucky. was that found using a detector or the old fashioned way?

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Post  CrazyPete Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:40 pm

Found with a Fisher GoldBug2 and then re gone over with an SD2100 and coiltek anti interference coil.

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Post  whitey1987 Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:14 pm

am looking into buying a detector eventually but until then its the pan and sluice for now and lovely flour gold

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Post  getascripter Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:31 am

whitey1987 ... as water hunters we are somewhat confined on where we can legally go in SA. This is why I make my monthly (4-6wk) trips to VIC.

At this time of the year there is plenty of water available in all of the gold fields over there ... and saving your "hunting" money for 4 weeks soon pays for the fuel for the trip. If you are somewhat self sufficient in respect to camping, then you're on a winner!

I use a sleuce & a pan ... and I seem to pick up a lovely mixture of flour gold as well as nice pieces & "pickers".

For us here in SA, our major restriction is the amount of area that is legally available ... and secondly, the amount of area where we also have access to water. I can only suggest that if you don't want to wander further afield, then look very carefully at the maps pertaining to SA available here, on site. Then cross reference them with Google Maps or the like, to find where your water source intersects with legal fossicking areas.
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Post  whitey1987 Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:25 am

Im actually planning a trip 2 vic soon. my mates family own a block of land that fringe right on the edge of one of the parks that allow fossicking. also the major creek that goes through the park goes through their property. just need my vic miners right

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Post  getascripter Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:12 am

Whitey1987 ... the Vic Miners Right is available online. Very simple to do, and very cheap. South Australia has a LOT to learn!! Once done, just print your licence directly from their site, and then pack the car!!!!
 
Are you going over to the Laanecoorie Bash?
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Post  whitey1987 Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:43 am

nah mate. not heading to the bash. maybe another year

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