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Post  Jen on Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:42 am

Hi everyone
Thought with all the doom & gloom that’s going on.

I would start this.
Show us some of your past finds. It doesn’t have to be gold
Can be virtually anything that’s been found while out with your detector or sluice, or pan.

Snake’s found in Victoria, many many many... many moons ago.
Gold was found in W.A a few years ago

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Post  joe82 on Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:08 am

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good idea jen heres some towers gold

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Post  rockhunter62 on Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:11 am

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Cheers

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Post  moredeep on Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:55 am

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The big one [15oz] was my first ever bit,took me 6 months detecting with the sd 2000. couldn't balance this sucker out Laughing


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Post  Detectist on Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:59 pm

Great idea Jen!

Love the gold and other finds, but particularly the gold

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Post  Kon61gold on Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:45 pm

Nice guys nice & a few more bits of eye candy

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Post  Nightjar on Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:27 pm

Back in the Whites VSat days. (Photo from old slide)

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Lonely grave restored by descendants at Garden Well/Wilson's Patch.

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Post  Nightjar on Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:15 pm

The only finds here are memories from our dryblowing days. Great memories they are!
We would load all our gear including, the Falcon Dryblower, bar fridge and a carton or three of VB, onto the trailer and the four of us would head out for a week.
Never did we come home without a jar of gold.

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Post  Nightjar on Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:43 pm

A couple of our very successful trips with the dryblower.
These were caught and specked on the top screen, obviously to big to pass through the mesh down onto the riffle box. Some were found in the spill off the top screen with the Whites VSat. We always checked after a days dryblowing.

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Post  Kon61gold on Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:03 pm

Golden memories indeed. Ahh those were the days Pete. cheers

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Post  joe82 on Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:12 am

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arrhhh, the joys of being able to take care of some feral animals on the way to and from detecting, the model 7600police pumpaction in .308 makes light work of vermin Cool

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Post  Jen on Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:57 pm

Love it!!!!!
Keep them coming  V09

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Post  Kon61gold on Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:51 pm

Beautiful going there Mike/Jen. I can only hope that things come back to normal more sooner than latter, so that you can all go back to doing what you loved best.
Joe, tell me you saved a couple of those prime porker rear hind legs, for smoked prosciutto? Laughing

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Post  Nightjar on Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:16 pm

When I first begun detecting back in the 80's, visited the old mining town of Nannine, WA, that at one stage had 5000 residents.
The first Murchison Inn was built here 24/09/1891.
All that remained when I visited was the Government Well that had excellent drinking water, a few mud bricks from the original Post Office and remains of a railway siding.
After arriving back home I went to the Mines Department and pulled out some history and found the location of the cemetery and the gazetted rubbish site.
Visited Nannine again in 1987, located the cemetery and was quite shocked to see that most of the gravesites were young men and women and children. The town had been ravaged by typhoid and other diseases rife in that era.
Went on to locate the rubbish site and actually found the gazetted Government peg with the number still readable.
I dug amongst the hundreds of overgrown mounds but unfortunately some one had got to most of the interesting finds like torpedo bottles marked with Nannine Cordial Company. I found many but that had the neck broken off. I later found out they were smashed to retrieve the glass marble out of the neck and also bottle collectors broke them to up the value of the intact ones.
Any way all was not lost, I found many fob watches, unfortunately none of them engraved, knives, forks and spoons.
However, was very excited when I recovered a small moulded life like kangaroo, originally it had been coated with copper.
Kept it for many years until the early 2000's we began having meets every year and one of the persons met was Frank Wallace (The digger). Frank was into working with gold and after I mentioned the kangaroo I had found all those years earlier he told me if I was interested he could coat it with gold. Jumped at the offer, the before and after photos are attached. Frank also engraved a small plaque which I then mounted on a slab of mulga.
This memento takes pride and place in our home.

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Post  Detectist on Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:03 pm

Thanks for the pics and story Nightjar.  Interesting stuff.  

Here is a pic of a silver spill I found in an old gold area.  4 coins in the one hole and one about 6" off so probably in the same spill.

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Post  joe82 on Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:04 am

Kon61gold wrote:Beautiful going there Mike/Jen. I can only hope that things come back to normal more sooner than latter, so that you can all go back to doing what you loved best.
Joe, tell me you saved a couple of those prime porker rear hind legs, for smoked prosciutto? Laughing  

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ha yeah not them fellas kon a bit mankey in the dry time plus they had been inside a dead cow pale

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Post  adrian ss on Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:50 am

Some really great memories and photo's there fellas.
You have caused me to realize that During my time in the gold fields I never ever had a camera or even thought about one and so no pics of yesteryear. Well not until my coin detecting days and those pics are a bit boring. Crying or Very sad Sad

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Post  joe82 on Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:15 am

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a nice little western creek patch ended up being around 10 oz all up photo is of day 1

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Post  Jen on Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:50 pm

adrian ss wrote:Some really great memories and photo's there fellas.
You have caused me to realize that During my time in the gold fields I never ever had a camera or even thought about one and so no pics of yesteryear. Well not until my coin detecting days and those pics are a bit boring. Crying or Very sad Sad


I am the same, never took a lot of pictures of the gold we found in the early days.
Reason... never had a camera, well film for the camera.
Not like today with the smart phones. Just go click click.

Where’s the pic you put up??
It was a great pic of father and daughter going detecting together.
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Post  Jen on Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:53 pm

Great pictures everyone.

Tektite, gold and button

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Post  Jen on Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:28 pm

I was going through my old phone pics

Hey nightjar!!!
Found one of Robert craig grave. Crying or Very sad
Do you know What he died from?
I heard from snake bite, and that his brother buried him.

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Post  geof_junk on Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:33 pm

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Post  yellowmellow on Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:46 pm

all gold is great and easy on the eye.
my fav gold is the more brassy slightly ironstone effected color of gold and the very strange formation like cystaline and jagged gold.
Fav texture very prickly and rough meaning close to the sourse.
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Post  Nightjar on Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:20 pm

Hi Jen, Yes Robert Craig was buried by his brother but their are conflicting stories on what caused his death. Snake bite, diphtheria, tuberculosis & Typhoid.
His grave is or was on your lease?

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Post  geof_junk on Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:45 pm

My old BEX bottle from 1966 first panned gold on my own.

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My best day find back about 1982 I got the gold specimens shown above the display (not the 4 oz solid nugget) containers nearly 27 oz

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First Token and USA Dollar.

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16+ oz All found in the 1980s  at different Victorian locations

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400 small bit found 2007 WA with the  gm+ bits in another pile somewhere.

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Post  Mike54 on Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:49 pm

Nightjar wrote:Hi Jen, Yes Robert Craig was buried by his brother but their are conflicting stories on what caused his death. Snake bite, diphtheria, tuberculosis & Typhoid.
His grave is or was on your lease?

 

G’day Peter,

His grave is not Quite on our lease, as our lease is over the other side of the creek when you drive past his grave away from the well that is. Smile Brian has changed the track last year it cuts across before you get to the well and he has put in a cattle yard near the well and a new concrete trough for the cattle. I had to fix the hose to the small plastic trough a couple of times last year. Shocked The young steers had managed to disconnect the hose from the trough and there was water all over the paddock.


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Post  Kon61gold on Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:23 pm

Brilliant exhibition of nuggets/colour there Geof. A lifetime of good memories no doubt. cheers

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Post  Mike54 on Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:57 pm

Some great finds and pics there All. cheers And thanks for sharing. T25


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Post  davsgold on Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:18 pm

I like the look of this lot

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Post  joe82 on Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:21 am

arrahhh yes I got my cousin bill to hold that for me while I am away Q41 Q24 bloody nice haul indeed

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