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Dig EVERY target

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:53 pm
by warrenaw
About 100 meters from the road at 8 Mile Creek! I know the area has been flogged hard, but waved the detector around anyway. This was the weakest signal you could imagine. Expected a hot rock or bit of charcoal but dug it anyway, but down about a foot there it was.
No other signals nearby, and not a speck of gold when panning that spot.
Thanks so very much to Sean or Lionel. I forget which of you guys it was who suggested to look in that creek.
Finally getting to love my SDC2300!

Re: Dig EVERY target

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:09 pm
by seanr0
Congrats Warren!!!!! what a find. We need a photo in the palm of your hand. Its a tassie thing...

Re: Dig EVERY target

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:49 pm
by penguin
That is a beautiful thing. Well done, you have set the benchmark high.
The hand photo is the go. :mrgreen:

Re: Dig EVERY target

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:34 pm
by warrenaw
[attachment=0]nugget in Marylous hand.jpg[/attachment

In my wife's hand. My hands are very scratched up from the bush at the moment.

Re: Dig EVERY target

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:16 pm
by troglodyte
Awesome!

Re: Dig EVERY target

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:09 pm
by drystone
well done Warren! that's a good piece of yellow :)
pretty sharp too
great stuff
drystone

Re: Dig EVERY target

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:19 am
by wood
Well done just shows its still out there i can imagine that area is going to get a lot of attention from now on its just what we all need to get abit excited an start planning some trips the sdc is the machine for tassie has anyone tried the cordless ear phones or heard any feedback thinking of them with the water proof ear muff ideal for tassies west coast cheers wood

Re: Dig EVERY target

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:54 pm
by mids0n
DAAAAAYUUUUUM! very nice work Warren. A nice jagged bit too... barely looks like it even made it into the creek. how inspirational! I needed seeing that after spending several weekends awayin the NE for nudda! swaggin in -0 weather. can't wait for the days to get a little longer and the weather to get a little warmer so i can head away for a days up the NW!

keep the Yella coming everyone!
mids0n

Re: Dig EVERY target

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:33 pm
by warrenaw
The nugget spent 10 days in some All-Bright cleaner, such as is suggested by Miguel on his homepage website. Wonderful stuff. I recommend it to anyone trying to get that black stuff off their gold from the West. Also, it loosens the grit/clay, etc so it just falls of.

Result is 1x nugget total weight 8.00gms. I x picker .3gm , 1 picker .7gm, and obviously about a gram of sand/dirt.
Intriguing how crystalline the structure of the thing now appears to be.
Makes you appreciate just how heavy gold is relative to dirt/clay/ironstone.
I was worried it would lose a LOT more weight than it did after seeing the volume of what came off during soaking and rinsing..

Re: Dig EVERY target

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:17 pm
by penguin
Very nice , any more where that came from?