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Post  Rob.B on Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:13 pm

Hi

I'm Rob & am very new to metal detecting.

I'm going to a place tomorrow which I found last week & arent sure on how to tackle the area.

The area is 2 side by side Gullys with an exposed quartz reef on the high ground between the 2 Gullys. Within 50 meters of the quartz reef I also noticed a wall of rocks which has been pushed upward by years of ground movement, & I also found a rock which give off a signal but had nothing in it, I think it was iron ore.

Can you please advise me if there is a better area I should detect e.g: Bottom of the Gully, along its slope, the quartz reef etc.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you
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Post  Bullet on Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:17 pm

Hi Rob and welcome to the game of "Striking it Rich".
I wouldn't walk away from it, walk the area and see what else you find.

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Post  Rob.B on Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:23 pm

Thanks Bullet

I definately wont walk away, I'm wondering the the area has a better place to start. is gold usually found in the bottom of a Gully, along its slope, with the quartz?

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Post  Brickie on Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:27 pm

Rob.B wrote: is gold usually found in the bottom of a Gully, along its slope, with the quartz?

Yes.....
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Post  Rob.B on Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:31 pm

Ok thanks, so I can go out tomorrow with hope.

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Post  Bullet on Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:36 pm

And don't forget to post the pics of the big nuggets ya find, or the boot tacks and nails and rusty tin and ........ lol!
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Post  Rob.B on Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:43 pm

Ha

Last time we went to the area we got a load of spent cartridges, bullets, small marble sized bits of what I think is iron & what I think is a belt buckle or something similar.

At 1 point I was in the middle of the bush surrounded by trees & animal droppings & found a nail (amazing).

As much as its rubbish it leaves me with the kind thought that nobodys been there recently.

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Post  Bullet on Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:49 pm

are there any signs of an old camp in the area. Like lots of rubbish, rusty tins and broken bottles ? It's always a sign and just maybe worth putting in some effort.
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Post  Rob.B on Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:54 pm

We didnt find any broken bottles, but were coming across old tin cans (or bits of) which were very rusted.
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Post  Bullet on Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:00 pm

Thats all ya need to thrash the area good.
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Post  Rob.B on Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:05 pm

Thanks very much. We'll be there tomorrow & a good part of Monday so hope to cover some good ground.

Because I'm new I want to swing the detector slowly & dig every noise.

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Post  Guest on Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:43 pm

Take a mate with you who doesn't mind using a pick and shovel!
Good luck man.

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