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Post  Maestro on Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:45 pm

I'm new to the forum and am mighty impressed with the quality of information given and the generous spirit with which it has been given..Kudos to you all sunny
There's a lot of reading here for me !.
I don't do a lot of prospecting due to demands on my time so I'm still using a SD2100 with amplified speakers and can't justify spending big $ for a detector I don't have the time use a lot.
The old SD still does the trick as does my pan so I'm a contented critter atm and maybe I'll find more time for gold hunting when I finish my house renovations and reduce my music commitments.
I'm in Chewton so if you are in the area and see someone detecting within 300 meters of a Subaru Forester in the bush it will probably be me... I don't bite so don't be afraid to come over and say Hi. Smile

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Post  big fella on Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:51 am

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Welcome to the forum,you say you don't bite is that at the end of your 300 metre leed,just jokeing.
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Post  kon61 on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:38 am


Welcome to the Forum Iain.

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Post  GOLD TRACKER on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:46 am

Welcome Maestro.
New to the forum myself great info top people best forum on the net.
Cheers Bren
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Post  AnnieL on Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:14 pm

Welcome Iain. I'm relatively new to the forum too. Lots to read.

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Post  Guest on Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:50 pm

welcom to the forum hope to see some pix of some finds soon
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Post  pipeclay on Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:08 pm

Hi Ian,

I have just joined the forum as well. I am still using a 2200 and find it more than capable. I was down Chetwon way a couple of months ago and was sad to see the servo come cafe had burnt down - the one across the road from the oval. It is a lovely spot down your way. I have spent some time down at Porcupine Ridge with a few smaller finds - gram sugbgram, but have seen some reasonable gold from there. I must admit I would never venture down there/up those ridge lines in summer - nowhere to run to in a fire. I walked along one of the water runs the old timers had dug in - incredible!! (Sailors Gully???) I don't have my maps handy but it was about 5km long with a couple of old huts along the route. I also found a few Chinese coins and some really small throw outs around the east of Butchers Gully/Adelaide Hill, just south of the railway line ( enter via Henry St - not marked as such on Tullys maps). Very quiet ground but lots of rubbish - close to town I guess. The discriminator on the 2200 earnt its keep that day.

Good luck to you and your endeavours.

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Post  Maestro on Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:40 pm

Thanks for your warm welcomes. Very Happy

Pipeclay...the servo/general store has been rebuilt and open for business again.
The ridge lines are pretty rugged out the back here..they are hard enough to navigate in cool weather let alone in the heat of summer...I'm getting too old to crawl up steep inclines on my hands and knees...I'd rather crawl to the pub on a hot day.
As far as fire goes...well Chewton is very vulnerable and I'd be heading underground cause there are no safe havens around the area and the roads would be unpassable...even the local reservoir (Golden Point) would be useless...you'd get cooked from the radiant heat coming off the steep hills. affraid
You are assured of plenty of junk targets around here cause there were tens of thousands of miners here in the rush for easy alluvial gold and it seems they all threw their junk into the bush.
The easy gold is long gone and what is found now are the little bits that were overlooked and bits left in the ironstone/quartz reefs that were exposed as part of the surfacing works.

I know the area you mentioned...just up the road from me and where I went shooting as a kid 50 years ago...pity we didn't have detectors then eh !...could have been picking up gold instead of leaving spent bullets to find years later lol.

Stoppsy...you are a monster with your detector...what an inspiration to anyone new at the game !...I hope to meet you one day...I hope to meet many of you people one day.


If anyone is visiting Chewton fling me a PM and see if we can meet up....even if it's only at the pub after your hard days detecting.



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