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Post  mfdes on Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:13 pm

Hi everyone,

I've been lurking and reading posts for a couple of years, so it's about time I introduced myself.
I've been going after sapphires and other gemstones for about 20 years, and a while ago I got the gold bug. I've done a little bit of detecting, mostly with VLF, but no success until I bought an SDC2300. Since then, three successful outings, though the size of some of the flakes I was picking up had me wondering how it was even possible! I also do a bit of panning, and one trip I found a small hidden crack in a creek that the old-timers had missed, by detecting a couple of tiny nuggets under a shallow gravel bank, and panned a bit over a gram of gold out of it.
Tassie has a reputation for little or no detectable gold, but I think the SDC, with its portability and sensitivity to smaller stuff will change this.
Cheers, and thanks everyone for the contributions!

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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:54 pm

Hi Mfdes and welcome to the forum.

Great to have another member from Tassie.

Well 2300 has proven to be great on small and smaller nugget.
Its always good to find a nugget regardless of the size.
Hopefully we see some photos of your adventures.


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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:36 pm

Welcome to the forum mfdes

Can't wait to hear of your adventures with the SDC2300
Great little machines.

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Post  prospectorbob on Mon May 25, 2015 10:38 pm

Hi to all and especially Long time lurker from Hobart.
I to am from Hobart and also do a lot of lurking like yourself, mainly because I don't type very well. I am a fit 67yo retiree and have been prospecting since I was 16yo. I am into gemstones but have always had gold fever as I found my first gold (alluvial) when I first started prospecting at Cygnet. When I retired I bought a second hand GPX4500 and last October finally went to Queensland and got my first 'nugget'. 7 gram. I have mainly been doing research on Tas gold and have a huge detailed file that I am ready to start to investigate. I did have a go at one place up NW Tas and thought I was on to something, and by the time i had dug down to 70cm the old ticker was pretty excited and at 95cm it was out. Ground seemed like virgin rock but it was a 303 head. Bugger. Then I thought well I can't be missing any gold if it is about.
As prospecting in some of the paces I am looking at going is very isolated, it would be a lot safer to have someone with me. So if you would like to try a tip, let me know and well tee it up when it suits you. I don't mind sharing my research if I am going into the field with you.

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Post  mfdes on Tue May 26, 2015 9:30 am

Hi Bob,

Welcome! I usually get out a few times a year, mostly to the northeast, occasionally to the west coast. I did alright last January near Corinna, and a couple of weeks ago in a mining lease in the northeast that I have permission to detect in. There are nuggets to be found, but like you say, research is key. I find Trove is an absolute treasure, as well as the MRT library.
The main things that keep getting me excited are detonator bits and old buttons! A couple of weeks ago I found a few targets in a vertical wall inside an old-timers costean, and was sure it had to be gold. Nope, bits of detonator embedded deep into the dirt.
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