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Post  Guest Fri May 30, 2014 8:54 pm

G'day All,
Well we have been in W.A for just over a week now.
All settled in.... out in the bush

Had a fairly stress free trip across..
The only thing We found was that one of the caravan tyres needed to be replaced.. Which was done back at Peterborough S.A.

Fuel cost getting us to kalgoorlie total cost was $731.. Not counting the top up from home..(Maryborough, vic)
That was towing a full caravan..
We also didn't go much over 85 all the way.. Faster ya go.. The more the car likes to have a good guzzle!  Rolling Eyes

The night sky in S.A on the way over
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We spent one night camped on the Great Australian Bight..
What a view we had..  T08
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This is the view overlooking the edge.
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Driving through kalgoorlie ...
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The Salt lakes still have plenty of water in them.
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Nothing beats a good campfire
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A spot where we found some nice bits of gold..
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Now for the gold..
We haven't found a lot yet.. But have had fun trying.

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So far all up I have found just over 17grams and the biggest is the one in the pic which is is just over 7grams.

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Post  deutran Fri May 30, 2014 8:59 pm

Very nice report of your trip with some good yellow as well.
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Post  Guest Fri May 30, 2014 9:00 pm

Here's my little pieces so far.. 6.6grams plus a specie ...it weighed in at 8grams.
Although I have found the biggest tektite  Laughing 

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Post  determined1 Fri May 30, 2014 9:12 pm

Very nice start there Jen and Mike.  Q36 

Looking forward to making the trek back over on my return from UK.

Never tire of driving that road.  T15 

Regards,


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Post  piston broke Fri May 30, 2014 9:12 pm

Great report. I hope you have a Golden time in the West. cheers Pete.
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Post  Guest Fri May 30, 2014 9:18 pm

Thanks Steve, Bernie and Pete. It's still early days so we are are just taking one Day at a time.

Thanks again guys.


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Post  slimpickens Fri May 30, 2014 11:13 pm

Let the fun times begin! Good luck out there Mike and Jen.
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Post  Nick the Pom Sat May 31, 2014 2:16 am

Looks like great fun with some nice bits in the bag already  Very Happy 

Is that Mick with a new van too?

Keep the pics coming!!
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Post  Guest Sat May 31, 2014 2:33 am

Love the Tektites! Congrats!
Found my second one this week and the buzz is as good as finding an ounce piece!  Very Happy 

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Post  Guest Sat May 31, 2014 2:59 am

Thanks everyone..

Yep the good times are here  Laughing  enjoying the great company we are with, great weather

Plus any gold we are lucky to stumble onto V18 

Hey Nick! that sure is.. He went all out.. Better than that old camper he had hey?

I know what you mean Madtuna..  My eyes are looking for tektites... My ears are listening for gold  lol!

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Post  Wombat Sat May 31, 2014 9:15 am

Thanks Mike & Jen for a great report and Photos. I got your PM. $731 to get over to Kal, is not too bad these days specially towing a van. How's young Mike going on the gold as I can remember last year he was kicking everyones ass with his total?  Very Happy  Say "Hi" to everyone there for me please and tell them I wish them well on their gold finds.
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Post  TheGoldenChild Sat May 31, 2014 12:32 pm

G'day Mike and Jen, great photo's  T15 , makes me wish I was there  Sad  I will be following your posts and drooling .
17 grams in just over a week  T10 , what are you guys doing? sleeping in til lunch?  Q05 
Yes Jen, we all go to WA for the tektites, Gold is a bonus  V46
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Post  Guest Sat May 31, 2014 4:24 pm

Hi mike and Jen, great pics and the van looks comfy  Very Happy nice looking finds I hope they keep increasing in size as your trip goes on.  Very Happy 

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Post  Guest Sat May 31, 2014 7:28 pm

Thanks all for your great replies, we went out for another detect today after a lazy morning in camp. I ended up finding another half a tektite and 2 little nugs which weighed in at .39grams total and that was it for my day out. Now back at camp relaxing as you do after a big day swinging.  Laughing  I will post some more pics when we take them of our last lot of finds. Thanks again for your replies guys.  Very Happy 

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Post  Guest Sat May 31, 2014 8:30 pm

TheGoldenChild wrote:G'day Mike and Jen, great photo's  T15 , makes me wish I was there  Sad  I will be following your posts and drooling .
17 grams in just over a week  T10 , what are you guys doing? sleeping in til lunch?  Q05 
Yes Jen, we all go to WA for the tektites, Gold is a bonus  V46

Helloooo TheGoldenchild

T10 now let me think....

Ahhhh you know us well  T05   Why change our bad habits... Laughing 

Gold ...Tektites... It's all fun to find.. Although I reckon the tektites are the bonus

Hi Blisters..
Yep I have to have my creature comforts now.. Laughing 
I had to have my electric blanket on last night! affraid  well at least until the genny was turned off.
It was a very cold night, that's all I can say....brrrrr  lol! 

I think we might be on the move soon.. Getting a bit thin where we are..

I found two tiny bits today..

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Post  gullyhunter Sat May 31, 2014 8:40 pm

Hi Mike, Jen and Mick ,

Great pics for the intro of your 2014 WA tour .. T06 . Nice gold and tektites as well ...

I will be following your adventure with great enthusiasm and feeling the vibe every time you post something up .

Best of luck out there and be safe , dig em deep guys - dig em deep  V11 

PS : as I write this it is just starting to pour down with rain back here in Vic ... but I suppose you guys know this hence sitting in the magnificent winter weather of WA .

Regards
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Post  Guest Sat May 31, 2014 8:52 pm

Hi Glen
We will be thinking of you, and the others..

While we are enjoying the lovely warm W.A days.

With a great roaring campfire at night..  T18 

Will try to dig them deep  V11 

Yep we will all be staying safe  T06 



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Post  Guest Sat May 31, 2014 9:01 pm

Wombat wrote:Thanks Mike & Jen for a great report and Photos. I got your PM. $731 to get over to Kal, is not too bad these days specially towing a van. How's young Mike going on the gold as I can remember last year he was kicking everyones ass with his total?  Very Happy  Say "Hi" to everyone there for me please and tell them I wish them well on their gold finds.
wombat  Wink

Yeah Bill... if you don't have a heavy foot while towing, the fuel price wasn't too bad..
So I guess if you can allow at least $1000 each way, it should cover it.. That's from home to Kalgoorlie.

Young Mike isn't doing the best yet! But it's early days.. I am sure he will out do us soon enough  Rolling Eyes 
Will pass your message on to the others.

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Post  G.B. Sat May 31, 2014 9:27 pm

All the best to the three of you and may you have another adventure of a lifetime which I look fwd to livinq it with you via your posts
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Post  Guest Sat May 31, 2014 11:48 pm

Thanks GB..

Will try and keep you all up to date when the net allows..
Also when we find some yella  Laughing 

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Post  Jay Ar Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:39 am

Hi Jen, I don't know which way you are heading, but if you get over near Cue in WA and am using a GPS this is a tip. I lived in Cue from 1989 to 1999 and had some pretty good detecting luck. This is one of several little patches I stumbled onto in my 9 to 10 years in this great little town.
OK. 27◦27'50.97S 117◦50'47.07E
That is where I found a small patch maybe 50 metres X 100 Metres. Probably got 15 to 20 pieces around 1 to 6 grams.
I chained it out but my chain marks are well and truly gone now.
You drive from the old Day Dawn workings West to the first fence, turn right (North) and go till you come to the creek.
I plan to go back there as I only touched the place, and am sure there could be much more in the area.
If you get to Cue and give it a go, GOOD LUCK.

Also if you go out on the Big Bell road a Kilometer or so and turn right and go up and left past the old Race Course and go through the gate, you are in the Maffecan Paddock which is enormous, and produced an enormous amount of that Yella Stuff for detector operators.
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Post  Guest Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:46 am

Thanks for the info..

Don't know where we are going to end up this year..
If we were to go up that way, we would first be checking it out on tengraph to make sure it isn't on someone's lease.

Thanks again though.. Very Happy 

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Post  kon61 Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:15 am

Mike Jen,top show and tell.Keep up the good finds and may the gods of gold guide you to plenty more. cheers 

     Cheers Kon. What a Face 
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Post  Guest Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:26 am

shiraz wrote:Let the fun times begin! Good luck out there Mike and Jen.
 Q12   Q01    V11    T18   Q11   T21    V33   V43  

Thanks Shiraz... The fun has begun!  Laughing 

piston broke wrote:Great report. I hope you have a Golden time in the West. cheers Pete.

Thanks Pete.. We are having a great time so far...  V43 


determined1 wrote:Very nice start there Jen and Mike.  Q36 

Looking forward to making the trek back over on my return from UK.

Never tire of driving that road.  T15 

Regards,


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Have a good and safe trip Bernie..
Do we get to see any pictures of your trip to the UK????? Maybe?  Q10

kon61 wrote:Mike Jen,top show and tell.Keep up the good finds and may the gods of gold guide you to plenty more. cheers 

     Cheers Kon. What a Face 
THANKYOU Kon61..
We will try..


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Post  Jay Ar Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:36 am

Jen58 wrote:Thanks for the info..

Don't know where we are going to end up this year..
If we were to go up that way, we would first be checking it out on tengraph to make sure it isn't on someone's lease.

Thanks again though.. Very Happy 
Yeh Jen back in those days we were like Footballers, could walk onto any oval and have a kick.
Like surfers, could dive into any beach and have a surf.
Like Runners and Joggers could run down any road or street that we fancied.
Now all of a sudden people that like Metal Detecting are monsterous thieves, that Mining Lease owners and lazy Station Owners want to RIP OFF.
I Used to just drive out into the bush and have some fun, but no more.
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Post  Guest Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:40 am

Thanks Glen, G.B., Jay Ar and Kon for your kind replies. We still have to take some more pics and will post them soon.
Thanks again Guys.

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Post  wombatroo Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:04 am

Hi Mike and Jen,
Thank you for the photos, love the sunset. Please keep them coming for those of us that can only dream of getting there  Sad 
Best of luck and stay safe.
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Post  NuggieDreamer Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:21 am

Don't forget to pack your floaties, WA just had the best weather recently, but the gold still keeps turning up keeping the trip a happy one... only just a leisurely 7hrs drive from town.

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Post  stoppsy Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:37 am

awesome guys, i wish i was still there... i loved w.a best place. thanks for the report guys
cheers
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Post  goldenhero Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:30 am

Hi guys and girls ,

Great pics and update , nice to see the WA assault has been a Golden one ..cheers Mick

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