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Post  Nightjar on Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:29 pm

Came across a few old photos tucked away that may or may not have been displayed on the site when my SD2100 used to talk to me swinging the 18"mono.
Many of the nuggets shown were retrieved from dry creeks, one trip I dug a 12g and a 13g within metres of each other. Returned at later dates with Minelab upgrades through to the GPX4500 and all up retrieved over 2ozs from about 100 metres of creek bed. Still looking for the source that these nuggets came from.


Cold morning preparation for another day with the SD. (Wish I could bend my right knee now as shown here.)

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Gold & species from one successful trip. (The fly conveniently landed to give a size comparison.)  

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This was completely covered in iron stone, and in a creek near Ora Banda, luckily I kept it and chipped away a portion of the cover revealing gold. This little specie jumped out of my hand to stick on the magnet, how many do we throw away?  

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Post  davsgold on Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:29 pm

nice pictures and gold Nightjar, a trip down memory lane is good just before the detecting starts for the year, get some inspiration going Very Happy

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Post  joe82 on Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:01 am

indeed good photos mate. I first started with the sd 2000 went 8months or more before I hit a bit and to this day that little 1,84gm nugg hangs around my wifes neck, I was that excited that I was home by 7,30am to show it off and like nightjar I have been back and got more but no where near 2 oz Cool

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Post  Nightjar on Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:11 am

Like you Joe82, have worn this 12.5g nugget around my neck since the find in "My Creek."  Very Happy

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Post  AnnieL on Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:29 am

Nice gold there, Nightjar.  I think when my brother started detecting he had the SD2100. 😀⛏⛏
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Post  Kon61gold on Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:03 pm

A trip down memory lane indeed Pete & nice gold back then, with the difference being, the so called fly sh*t back then were as big as the fly itself. Shocked  Now days, the fly sh*t is considered the size of the fly's feet. Shocked Q35  Just goes to show that elusive golden ointment, is not only getting smaller in size, but a lot harder to find with each passing day. Thanks for sharing some of the memories. Q11 cheers

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Post  joe82 on Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:50 am

definitely a nice nugg nightjar have you had to have the loop built up again ???? had to get the wifes redone before it wore through a mate years ago had a 18gm nugg he use to wear everywhere until one night at the pub she wore through and next minute gone Shocked Shocked Shocked  bet the cleaner had a smile pale

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Post  Nightjar on Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:25 am

Joe, Yes at one of our meets Frank Wallis (member here) removed the worn out catch (chain long enough to slip over head) and replaced bale with a heavy duty one,

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Post  joe82 on Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:31 pm

yeah that's the go gotta keep an eye on em Cool

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Post  Nightjar on Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:22 am

Some old finds with the SD-2100. Haven't found a coin or any old eating irons for many years.

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