8 Mile Creek pick head

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warrenaw
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8 Mile Creek pick head

Postby warrenaw » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:34 pm

Inspired by finding a nice nugget at 8 Mile Crk a few days ago, went looking again. Not a bit of Yellow, but did find a beautifully eroded/corroded old forged pick head.

Anyone know how old it might be?

Was under about a foot of gravel, maybe 1/2km from the road.
Looks almost like a work of art. Cleaned it up with the Karcher to blow off the rust. It was completely encapsulated in the stuff.
Shame about the lack of Yellow, though.
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warrenaw
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Re: 8 Mile Creek pick head

Postby warrenaw » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:36 pm

Whoever lost it must have been mad. It's hardly had any wear at all, judging by the ends of the pick.

Dazza
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Re: 8 Mile Creek pick head

Postby Dazza » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:11 pm

Great find Warrenaw it's always good to find relics such as that .

tagalong
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Re: 8 Mile Creek pick head

Postby tagalong » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:46 pm

Well at least you found something of interest,so it wasnt a wasted expedition.
was it on private land where you found it?
Like to look around there myself im just a novice at detecting and have a Goldmonster 1000 which im still trying to learn how to use.
always looking for help and advice from those in the know also

warrenaw
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Re: 8 Mile Creek pick head

Postby warrenaw » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:43 pm

There's no private land at 8 Mile Creek. Go to
http://www.mrt.tas.gov.au/mrt_maps/app/list/map
and use 8 Mile Creek in the search window, and you will find it.Need to add Mineral occurrences and Tenements as layers
where it says 'add layers'.
Miguel has a most excellent guide as to how to use the MRT website map and The List maps on his own website.
https://www.appleisleprospector.com
I very highly recommend Miguel's site and his great explanation of what to do.

drystone
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Re: 8 Mile Creek pick head

Postby drystone » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:25 pm

hey Warren,
very cool pick head: the texture of the steel is intriguing!
I guess it is a result of the manufacturing process: I imagine it would be cast rather than forged?
trying to think of what tools I've found over the years: shovel heads, stone hammer head, sluice fork, chisels...

Dazza
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Re: 8 Mile Creek pick head

Postby Dazza » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:11 pm

Where is 8 mile creek

warrenaw
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Re: 8 Mile Creek pick head

Postby warrenaw » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:41 am

Hi Dazza,
It's really easy to find using the MRT website, such as I put a link in on the previous post. If you cant get it to work for whatever reason,
here is a screenshot of that MRT page with the creek marked on it in red.

On the road between Savage River and Corinna.

Don't forget to click on the map to enlarge it
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Dazza
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Re: 8 Mile Creek pick head

Postby Dazza » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:30 pm

Thanks Warrenaw,I knew it was down past Waratah but wasn't sure how far .

tagalong
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Re: 8 Mile Creek pick head

Postby tagalong » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:21 pm

What is the history of 8 mile creek.
was any prospecting done there in the early days.
Any gold found there at all?

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