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Post  moredeep on Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:16 pm

What are the odds? 20190712
Went out this arvo to a spot that is riddled with iron stone/hot rock every swing is just about a screamer.
This is where fate comes into it,got out of the car, rigged up switched on the 5000,I took literally 5 paces, when the 5000 settled down I balanced it and got a signal ,low and behold a half grammer.
First time in my life I've pinged something so quick,WHAT ARE THE ODDS? Any mathematician out there.
For the next two hours I dug screaming magnetic iron stone/ hot rock,no other gold,oh well keeps me fit and active Laughing


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Post  adrian ss on Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:13 pm

Well I guess when you consider the size of Australia, the size of yourself, the coil and the likleyhood of going to that particular spot and all of the factors involved like what you did that day the places you went and the time it took to eat yer breakfast, then yeah I would say long Odds....Just change any one of those factors and that nugg would still be in the ground aye!? Very Happy
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Post  mogy on Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:55 am

Hi Adrian  
A few years ago  found a hammered silver coin  on the first  swing when I walked  into the  field , and thought pretty much as you did , never had that luck again .

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Post  Wombat on Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:18 am

Moredeep all I can say is "That Nugget definitely had your name on it mate" We done. That has happened to me but not in that amount of time. And I think we're on to it and spend the rest of the day walking around still looking for it. That's prospecting for you.
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Post  adrian ss on Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:15 am

mogy wrote:Hi Adrian  
A few years ago  found a hammered silver coin  on the first  swing when I walked  into the  field , and thought pretty much as you did , never had that luck again .

I guess you are in England mate. No hammered coins over here....Lots of well and truly Hammered gold fields but Naah, no hammered silvers.
That little spot you have over there is the best country for metal detectorists
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Post  Nightjar on Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:34 am

Another pure chance find, how does this happen?
Almost identical story to Moredeep except WA goldfields and using GPZ.
Bush bashed until further progress was stopped by a wooded dry creek, we thought well this looks alright, we'll give it an hour.
Rigged up walked a few metres out of range of vehicle, fired up GPZ, took one step and got a screamer in leaf litter. Obvious thought it was rubbish.
A couple of scrapes and out popped a 2 grammer. Very Happy
2 hours later with both the ZED & a SDC not another speck???
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Post  Kon61gold on Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:46 am

I wouldn't say its luck moredeep, for through research/past experience, you were in the right place for gold to be there within reach of a metal detector. Where luck comes into play, is on the size or quantity of your find/s.  Then on the other hand, one can also say, its only coincidence, (being there, at the right time, right place, luck) or synchronicity (a far greater intelligence at work, beyond our comprehension). Both can work with you, or against you & we've all experienced some form of that in our life time.
To cut a long story short, nice going, well done. Shocked Q35

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Post  moredeep on Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:46 pm

Thanks all,I keep telling people that MY RELIGION is fate,if it's meant to be,it's meant to be.
SPIN THE BOTTLE Laughing

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