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Post  Legless on Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:53 pm


Hi guys.

What's the biggest single lump of gold found by a member of the forum? And, what's the biggest one day total found by anyone on here?

Us noobs need encouragement...


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Post  maka on Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:12 pm

2.2 grams...Lmao
I think i will get knocked off the perch very quickly..
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Post  B4TT on Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:15 pm

I would personally love to knock your record off the perch and that is nothing against you Razz
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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:30 pm

12.6 grms

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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:24 pm

Gday Legless,
A few months back I got a 38 grammer then a 7 grammer about an hr apart on some ground I have flogged to death over the years.
No one ever gets all the gold and it makes me wonder how some people can complain that all the patches in places like W.A are worked out Shocked Question
Maybe its just that all the easy gold is gone hey Exclamation

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Post  silwane on Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:32 pm

Hi there,

I was out at a usual haunt of mine the other week and walked out from my car about 30 meters. I turned my detector on and waved it around for about 2 paces and had a very slight unusual signal in some very noisy mineralized ground. I played around for a minute or two trying to determine if it was a signal or ground noise, but was confused by two more identical sounds all a meter apart and equally spread out in a line. So after a bit of mental negotiating whether to dig or not, I walked away.. But something made me go back and investigate further. I decided to scrape away at the 3rd signal to the far left of the 3 not yet determined targets. As I placed the coil in to the slight depression I had scraped away, it was a now louder, though still not obvious or familiar tone. But curiosity had the better of me and I got down to around 13" and hit hard red clay. By which time the target was now dislodged and out of the hole. After a quick scrounge around with my scoop I had the lump of rusty looking trash in my hand and let out a few choice words as i rubbed off some clay and sand I noticed a bit of colour in it. Now with a bit more of my attention focussing on this lump of trash I give it a good rub on my pants to reveal a 14.71 gram nugget. I couldn't believe it as It was my first descent slug since starting out back in March. The other two targets which I dug at record speed turned out to be rubbish. Though I did spend alot of time after that thinking every deep sounding signal was another big nugget waiting to be plucked out. Smile

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Post  maka on Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:42 pm

I bet if you dug out the 3 rubbish targets first you would have walked away from that nice nug.
I probably would have.
You must have dug the rest of the targets at lightning speed with the adrenaline rushing.
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Post  johnnynugget on Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:03 pm

I think I Win



67kg



My wifey



She's pure gold I love you
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Post  koeh on Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:49 pm

johnnynugget wrote:I think I Win



67kg



My wifey



She's pure gold I love you


That is a gold answer.

biggest find 358 grams see profile pic. edit sorry that was from panning.

biggest nugget 2.7grams


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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:41 pm

24+ grams, and it wasn't mine! Hoping to beat that soon?

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Post  Geronimo Reilly on Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:10 pm

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My biggest single nugget was this 5. oz nugget dug at Stuart Town, N.S.W. back in the late 80's.
It was about 7 - 8 inches down, & found it with a Bounty Hunter RB10. A few other guys there at the time were pi**ed off because they had Garretts A2B's, which they thought were better than my B/hunter. Sad
Slainte, Geronimo.
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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:14 pm

That's a unique looking piece.

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Post  Legless on Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:38 pm


That 5 ouncer would make, and end, my life. I probably drop dead of a heart attack but at least I'd die with a smile on my face Smile

And the other finds are magic too. One day, I'll be joining you when I find my first nugget...

cheers



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Post  nero_design on Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:27 pm

Geronimo: That's not only a good story, but it's a very nice nugget as well. That's a beautiful shape with nice rounded knobby edges.

Congrats.
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Post  harrysheroes on Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:49 pm

Mine so far is a 16.8 grammer found about 3 feet down on the edge of a creek near home in the pilbara 1 year ago yesterday, happy memories
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Post  Geronimo Reilly on Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:13 pm

nero_design wrote:Geronimo: That's not only a good story, but it's a very nice nugget as well. That's a beautiful shape with nice rounded knobby edges.

Congrats.
Thanks Nero, however it was over 20years ago now. Found it on the upper part of the Stuart Town common.(you probably know the area) Also remember the landlord at the pub showing me a bundle of nuggets he had in the safe - all around 1 - 4 ozs. I believe that region still has promise.
Someone had actually scraped about 1 inch of top soil, but then moved on, probably thinking it was rubbish Sad
So lesson learnt, never walk away until you dig it. cheers Geronimo.
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Post  maka on Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:06 pm

I still have an immaculate RB10 in my garage, lol
It still finds the goods on the beach..
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Post  Newhunter on Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:53 pm

Found a lovely solid 22 grammer 2 months ago about 10" down.What a wonderful sound it was.

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Post  kiwijw on Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:09 pm

Hi guys, My biggest over here in kiwi land is 18.7 grams. Found with minelab 11" mono at 12 inchers

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My best day/days for a total of 6 hours detecting was just over an ounce. Big bit nearly 14 grams found with coiltek 24" X 12" UFO mono

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Happy hunting

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Post  kon61 on Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:20 pm

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Now I'm feeling guilty.Here's one of my recent finds.(68 grammer) (6.3oz slug was my biggest).
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Post  Balony on Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:29 pm

The biggest piece ive found was at GOLDEN VALLEY on a rather large scraped area, it was right in the middle of the scrape, asloud as a tin can, found it with the SD2000 swinging an 11" mono about a foot deep, nugget weighed in at 57.6grams splitting image of HERBIE i call it the V-dubb, had quite a few beers after that.
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Post  the speciman on Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:55 pm

GDAY BALONY

dont tell me you sold HIM or pore old herby

good scratchin

cheers the speciman

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Post  bedrock on Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:34 pm

one nice stinking hot summer day in W.A. in 1996, the temperature was 43 degrees and I had nothing better to do than
going back to 'my' salt lake, that I have been working for about 3 months on and off, discovering patches here and there.
The gold was coming regularly, and to date the biggest piece I've found was 23grams, but I could average an ounce a day
on most days. So here I had another 'trash' signal under the 11"DD coil of my SD2000. After locating and digging up the
target, I saw a little yellow tip sticking out of a mud ball the size of a fist and when I tried to pull that slug out of the mud to
no avail, only then I realized that this was in fact the tip of a much bigger nugget covered with mud. This would have been
one of the most memorable moments in my life. The cleaned up nugget weighed in at 296g or 9,5oz and I named it the
turtle nugget as it looked like one in prehistoric times....

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Post  kon61 on Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:42 pm



Absolute Beauty.Memorable times indeed.One word sums up that slug Bedrock "Superb"

Cheers kon61.
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Post  bedrock on Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:02 pm

kon61 wrote:Biggest Find By Forum Member? Picture-1


Now I'm feeling guilty.Here's one of my recent finds.(68 grammer) (6.3oz slug was my biggest).

Hi kon61, your 68 grammer of recent times is like finding a 30 ounzer back in SD times...
lovely piece and rare these days, well done!
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Post  kon61 on Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:18 pm



Thanks for the feedback Bedrock.Found in the heart of the Golden Triangle 2 inches down on the side bank of a clay mullock heap "September 11th 2011" a date not easily forgotten.Pot luck yes,but no amount of planning could ever make up for swinging time.Even when the chips seem down you've just got to believe that its there.

Cheers kon61.
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Post  shorty on Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:24 am

I found a 6.5 ouncer last year at Sandstone, and also this lot out of Laverton.Smile
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Went out this year for ten weeks and between the wife and i got four ounces couldn,t replicate last years finds. Crying or Very sad
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Post  kon61 on Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:53 am



Shorty I salute thee.I know it must of been hard yakka,but the sheer quantity and weight factor of your finds says it all.Top going,well done.

Cheers kon61.
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Post  slimpickens on Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:41 am

Geez Kon 61 , That is beautiful, bet that kept you up all night. bounce
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Post  Guest on Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:27 pm

WOW some beautiful past and recent finds here cheers great stories and pics too,and that`s what it`s all about the expectation and exhilaration of finding bigger gold....well any size gold is great too..Thanks for sharing Smile

Cheers Eureka Dreams

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