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Post  piston broke on Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:10 pm

So my brother in law Steve asked if i would take him prospecting for the first time. Of course, no problems.

Fast foreward 1 month We arrive at camp and Stevos first task is to pass a competency test on using the hand held GPS. All good there, so we harness him up to a GPX5000 on factory settings and send him on his way. The words Low and Slow no doubt ringing in his ears.
I flanked him from 40 metres just to observe, and within minutes he is yelling " Listen to this". He's in a sandy creek bed and swinging over a Screamer. Well, half a dozen scrapes of the pick and he is the proud owner of a battered Vic Bitter can. He thought it was really funny and off he went. The next find was a paper clip (which was a good effort) followed 10 minutes later by the call "I've found Gold". This time he's got a cheeky grin and presents me with a discoloured 1 dollar coin.
Anyhow, about 30 minutes into his detecting career, he presents me with a rock,covered in moist red loam and exclaims " This rock is making the detector squeel". I notice it is heavy and on closer inspection, there is a  tiny bit of yellow colour on a protruding portion of the rock.
I rubbed it hard on my shirt tail and then said to Steve, "You know what you've found don't you?"  "No" he said "What?"  "About 6 thousand bucks, that's what you've found mate !!"
Well, as you can imagine, he could'nt believe it and kept saying "Your kidding, your B-ll sh-tting me Thommo".
So, beers all round and the lie detector said 133 grams of West Australian gold.Beginners Luck (Amigos) Re_gol10Beginners Luck (Amigos) Re_gol11Beginners Luck (Amigos) Re_gol12Beginners Luck (Amigos) Re_gol13Beginners Luck (Amigos) Re_gol14

We found another ounce of small bits and a nice 7 gram sunbaker in the 4 days.

ps We share all our gold. Thanks Stevo!!                  cheers Pete.


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Post  Guest on Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:23 pm

Wow Pete, great finds and you couldn't ask for a better first time find for your Bro in law Steve. T06 Big congrats to you all and thanks for sharing your great finds. T18

Cheers.

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Post  IGotBigNuggets on Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:42 pm

WOW!!! nice find. See it's easy to find gold. Beginners Luck (Amigos) Cutelaugh
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Post  Guest on Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:27 pm

Great story and well done your BIL.

Nice nuggets there.
Thanks for sharing.

Well done all.


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Post  Guest on Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:40 pm

What a ripper of a nugget  T08
Guess your brother in law has well and truly got gold fever now Laughing
Going by that great big grin across his face.

Well done Steve Q38

Thanks for showing and sharing with us all Pete T06

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Post  CostasDee on Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:56 pm

Pete, you've obviously rubbed of some of your good luck onto him, BIG congrats to you both.

...btw, you got any more sisters to marry off(?) I could use some of that good luck you're spreading myself.
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Post  pablop on Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:31 pm

Fantastic finds.  

I'll bet that Bro in law is hooked now.
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Post  Detectist on Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:11 pm

And now he's hooked for life - just like the rest of us.

Congrats to all - lots of gold there and what a beauty for the BiL.
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Post  goldenhero on Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:21 am

Congrats guys on some real nice Nuggets ..cheers Mick

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Post  kon61 on Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:00 am

Top show.Congratulations on the finding of that ripper of a speci Stevo.Well deserved finds there fellas.Thanks for sharing the glory with us there Pete.Q11 cheers

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Post  Guest on Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:16 am

What a fantastic first find Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  ttrash on Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:18 am

Wow Indeed

Great story

Well done Q11 Q15
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Post  Guest on Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:38 pm

Hi Pete, wow mate what a way to start in the detector game Very Happy well done to him and well done on your guys other finds Very Happy great stuff Very Happy

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Post  GemQ on Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:49 pm

You need to get that blokes tatts numbers. Well done on the finds
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