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Post  Nightjar on Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:25 pm

Hello members & guests,
Was shown this chaining method back in the 80's and found my first gold with a Garrett Deepseeker.
You can read the article in the January 2020 GG&T currently on sale.









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Post  staples61 on Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:38 am

Nightjar,
Read your article in this months GG&T ,it makes sense to use a circular chaining method.
I have always tended to circle my nugget finds.Thanks for your efforts in writing an interesting article.
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Post  AnnieL on Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:36 pm

Yes, I read your good article. Thanks.

I find it impossible to chain when detecting in Clermont QLD, something my friend in WA finds difficult to understand Very Happy
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Post  Nightjar on Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:38 pm

So AnnieL, You don't chain through choice or is it because of the terrain in Qld?
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Post  AnnieL on Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:52 pm

Nightjar, the terrain. Where I detect is state forest so you have logs, grass, leaf litter and boulders - so it’s not possible, nor would any chain marks show up on the ground. Very Happy
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Post  joe82 on Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:00 pm

a simple scratch mark with my foot every second or third step In a circular pattern does wonders in that country and here at home Cool

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Post  bicter on Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:49 am

joe82 wrote:a simple scratch mark with my foot every second or third step In a circular pattern does wonders in that country and here at home Cool

.....and helps to find the way home if the GPS fails Laughing
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Post  sandy2010 on Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:25 pm

Put your detecting gear on the ground, then go find a dead tree branch about 1.5 metres long and about 12cm at the thick end (enough to give it weight to leave a mark when you drag it along the ground).
Find a suitable area where you can drag it to mark a line about 20 metres long then do an "about-turn" and walk back leaving a space about 60cm from your orginal line, and so on........until you have marked say 20 lines.
Now pick up your 'tector. and walk back and forth along the spaces or lines.
It makes for nice easy detecting ,and if you alternate between marking and 'tecting you don't get bored.

Be lucky.

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Post  flouro on Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:15 am

Hi All,

Or do what i do when on a patch (few and far between) is to drag my chain which is three in one, an orange piece of conduit with rope attached and three evenly spaced drag chains on it

Mark out about 10-15 rows drop the chain and start detecting, like Sandy says it makes for a good brake from the monotonous swinging of the coil...some people have found motor bike chain wrapped with barbed wire does the trick with difficult ground

The missus goes round and round(makes me dizzy just thinkin about it whereas i prefer to go rectangular in shape and the centre of my swing is the centre of my chaining do not put the chain in the centre of your back for obvious reasons

Cheers,Ron

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Post  Nightjar on Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:38 am

staples61 wrote:Nightjar,
Read your article in this months GG&T ,it makes sense to use a circular chaining method.
I have always tended to circle my nugget finds.Thanks for your efforts in writing an interesting article.
Staples

Staples, Some will say that too much ground is missed when circling when in fact every swing overlaps the previous circle if you're chaining about 500mm apart. The chain drags to either left or right of your foot steps, depending which direct you're chaining.
** BTW, have just noticed, the sketch I did for GG&T shows a clockwise rotation, when in fact I chain anticlockwise, not that it matters.**
Good luck out there.Detecting :bmar
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Post  joe82 on Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:12 am

true nightjar I go anticlockwise also buggers me why just feels good hehe Shocked Shocked Shocked

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Post  rockhunter62 on Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:45 am

I carry my detector in the right hand and do anti-clockwise circles. Too awkward with your sweep to go clockwise.

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Post  Nightjar on Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:53 am

rockhunter62 wrote:I carry my detector in the right hand and do anti-clockwise circles. Too awkward with your sweep to go clockwise.

Cheers

Doug

Yes Doug, Joe82, Even though I'm left handed I swing right handed.
Must have been a senior moment sketching clockwise rotation. Embarassed




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