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Post  Guest Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:25 pm

Went out this afternoon to have a play and dug up this nice nugget. It looks like one of those Prehistoric Birds standing on it's legs. Came in at 25.7 gms but it has a bit of iron stone and little bit of quartz so cleaned up I think it will go at 25.gms. But I'm not complaining Laughing Laughing

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One Happy Wombat Wink

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Post  Guest Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:29 pm

bloody nice mate well done...
cheers
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Post  Guest Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:48 pm

Wowser's Wombat, Can't wait to you detecting in serious mode cheers
Weird looking bird? Scratching it's butt in the second shot or the G string needed rearranging Razz

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Post  flyspecks Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:51 pm

well well well, there's no going back to a five cent piece now sport. love that 2 dollar look Very Happy ...... good on ya wombat, the drought has broken for sure..... best of luck on many more..... cheers Smile Smile Smile
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Post  TheGoldenChild Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:54 pm

Awsome nugget Wombat Very Happy , are you swinging a big coil now or was this find shallow?
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Post  CostasDee Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:02 pm

Ironstone & quarz on the same nugget tells me that you're onto a great spot with excellent potential for larger nuggets. Might pay to go through the range of coils that you have in this area to cover both small & large potentials.... excellent find there Wombat.
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Post  Ash100456 Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:11 pm

What a ripper ! Youv'e got to be happy with that. Last pic Looks like a squared up ET.
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Post  Guest Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:11 pm

Hey Wombat,
Thats fantastic nugget cheers cheers
Very very very nice.
And i might add well deserved for your effort and generosity of taking others around to your spots. Very Happy
It look like that happy hour really turned to be very happy hour cheers cheers

Now watch yourself - Stefanie will be after you Razz

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Post  Guest Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:18 pm

It was down about 16" to 18" and I was using the 11" Commander Mono that came with the 5000. when I first picked up the signal, but after digging the hole out a bit I was having trouble in working out were it was in the hole so I changed over to the 8" mono Commander. I had to go through a lot of top soil then clay and it was sitting on top gravel wash just below the clay.

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Post  Guest Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:35 pm

what a terrific find wombat Very Happy
well done
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Post  slimpickens Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:21 pm

Excellent Wombat, prehistoric bird scratch scratch can't see it yet
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Post  mariner3800 Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:26 pm

Hi Wombat,

You bloody ripper, what a great find, very, very nice.

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Post  Guest Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:30 pm

Shiraz when you see it in your hand that's what it looks like, but I got to agree in the second photo it looks more like ET scratching his bum. So I may call it " The ET nugget with itchy ass" Laughing
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Post  slimpickens Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:32 pm

Ha! now that, I can see
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Post  goldmuss78 Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:55 pm

well done mate, great looking piece
cheers
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Post  piston broke Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:57 pm

Ripper nugget Wombat. I'm sure there's more close by. cheers cheers cheers Pete.
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Post  shelby23 Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:11 pm

Hi
Great find
looks like it has a weddgy
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Post  ttrash Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:26 pm

Congratulations Wombat

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Post  Guest Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:45 pm

16" - 18" deep ..... i would class that as a wombat burrow !!!
Well deserved , beautiful piece and congratulations .... cheers bounce
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Post  dannyvic Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:50 pm

Good looking nugget well done cheers



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Post  deutran Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:51 pm

Wow!Definitely year of the big nuggets.
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Post  Guest Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:52 pm

Great find Wombat,

That nug would have made you smile >> me thinks Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  HueyDuck Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:16 pm

Holy Heck Wombat,

Fantastic find, gee that 5000 punches deep doesn't it anyway love your work....

Could be a really old freckle duck!!!!!

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Post  Ren Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:52 pm

Nice size nug there Wombat, keep up your good work Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Cheers Ren.
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Post  musso Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:01 pm

Very nice find.
The first thing it reminded me of was
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Post  Hey presto Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:55 pm

Well done wombat. Great find. Thanks for the story about losing the signal, I had that happen but didn't have another coil, so I gave up. Maybe I should go back and try again!
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Post  Hoffs Gold Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:26 am

Awesome find Wombat ya lucky bugger Very Happy
Cheers Hoff,
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Post  GoldAddict Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:24 am

Congrats Wombat, you will need a bigger rattle jar now mate Laughing
I'll bet that got the happy dance going.

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Post  Guest Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:26 am

Peter just call me "Happy Feet" I rang my Misses to tell her and she could tell in my voice how excited I was, as at the stage I thought it was going over the ounce. She came down straight away as she thought that I was going to have a heart attack. Shocked

Thanks fellows for your kind congratulations and shearing this moment with me, as this is the biggest nugget that I have found so far Very Happy

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Post  snapper Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:32 am

well done wombat, this forum just keeps the fever going Very Happy
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