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Post  TheGoldenChild on Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:13 pm

Thought i'll post this vid from earlier this year. Took the son out for his first lesson in gold prospecting, took him 5 seconds to dig out a 4 grammer from about 2-3 inches down then a whopping 15 minutes to scoop it up from the dirt pile. Geez it was fustrating, he was pushing the nug around in the dirt with the scoop. What a relief it was when he actually got it in the hand. He dug out another 2 grammer minutes later but just when I thought the Gold bug might have bitten him he decided he had done his days work and went back to the car for a nap. It's hard keeping these kids motivated these days.
Anyways had to edit this vid a fair bit, I didn't want to put you guys thru 15 minutes of pain waiting for him to scoop it up.
Also found out GPX's with large coils don't get along with Standard Camcorders, had to edit again so as not to give you guys an ear ache.
Enjoy.

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Post  koeh on Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:06 pm

great vid,

now that is what you call patience.

congrats on the find.

cheers

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Post  xenon on Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:15 pm

Great piece,
If I was you I would invest in one of the $3 scoops from bunnings instead of that plastic spoon. A bigger scoop makes finding the target so much easier (and quicker). Liked the video TGC.
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Post  detectoraid on Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:09 pm

Nice Vid!
Great to see the young ones get into it!

Question,
Is there to much EMI to hold the coil @ 90° and pinpoint with the edge?
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Post  CostasDee on Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:17 am

Great video pal. Thanks for editting it down for us, but even the extra 15 minutes would've been ok - something about digging up nuggets, doesn't matter how long it takes, I can watch them all day.
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Post  TheGoldenChild on Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:57 am

Thanks guys

xenon the apprentice always gets the spoon Razz , seriously there wasn't enough dirt to even fill the spoon let alone the proper scoop.
detectoraid there was heaps of EMI coming from the HandyCam in my other hand scratch , couldn't lift the coil up without making the detector squeal its head off. Since updated to the fixed Stem Camera, just have to remember to switch it on when I'm digging Smile .
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Post  Guest on Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:08 am

TheGoldenChild wrote:but just when I thought the Gold bug might have bitten him he decided he had done his days work and went back to the car for a nap. It's hard keeping these kids motivated these days.

20 yrs ago i a nephew of mine did the same thing. i took him to a spot in NSW where we camped for a couple of days , he detected for all of 20 minutes , got a 2 grammer , and decided he had done enough.
never detected again.
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Post  Guest on Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:41 am

nice find mate well done, its a very nice nugget.


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Post  nuggetninja69 on Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:47 am

Cool vid..thanks,
Need a bigger scoop I thinks.. rabbit
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Post  Guest on Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:04 pm

Great vid Manny , Hope there will be a few more to add to that in the coming times ...
Great little spot for 4 grammers being unearthed - another one plucked out recently aye bro !!
Hold back the " X marks the spot " - Twisted Evil Very Happy silent Cheers
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Post  TheGoldenChild on Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:12 pm

Great vid Manny , Hope there will be a few more to add to that in the coming times ...

as long as I remember to switch the bloody camera on Smile

Great little spot for 4 grammers being unearthed - another one plucked out recently aye bro !!

don't know what your talking about Suspect
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Post  Guest on Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:15 pm

Mums the word silent silent silent silent hehehe

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