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Post by Bignuggs on Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:47 pm

Well got to the spot Thursday arvo about 4.30,  set up then relaxed.  It was bloody freezing out there.  my sleeping bag is supposedly rated for minus 12 but I doubt it now   Razz
Woke up Friday morning and everything was covered in ice, inside and out.
sleeping bags damp, chairs covered in ice and bugger having a wet rear end to start the day  lol!
got about 5 hours of detecting done before the cloud came in real fast and it got blacker. fast pack up and got out as the ground out there was already damp and in spots my wheels were going thru the thin ground crust.
Did we find anything ? sure did, a small piece of rusty metal (with the 7000) about the size of a match head, down about an inch, and that's it.  it surprised me that there was bugger all rubbish around seeing there was 3 old timers mines nearby.
anyway, at least the beer was cold, very cold  


the ridge behind us must have been solid iron, lots of signals from hot rocks.


around the west end was some interesting ground but not a peep from the 7000 or the Extreme

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Post by martinjsto on Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:49 pm

always a good question Cliff, do you stay and wait it out or get out quick, I prefer to get out onto sealed roads then decide if i will set up camp just off the road somewhere interesting. at this time of year you could be there for a week or two if you decide to stay. shame no colour, the ground does look good but rarely do i get gold in the first day, it usually takes me a couple of days to get the machine set up for the ground and predominantly to get my ears tuned in. i reckon we are all bombarded with noise pollution every day and your ears ring for at least a day or so when first arriving at a spot and this accounts for missing the slight murmur of a deep or small nugget.
nothing worse than a wet bum on a cold frosty morning, i always turn my chair over or cover it for the cold nights so im good for the morning coffey. i presume you smashed some of them hotrocks and checked them, i have been pleasantly surprised by doing so and left wondering how many i have brushed aside that were in fact species. anyway great that you have got out and the vehicle is finally ready, you will get gold at the muster im sure.
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Post by Moneybox on Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:20 pm

I'm a little concerned about heading to the muster in 2WD. Looking at GE there are a lot of unsealed roads and tracks that might get a bit challenging with a little rain. We could take the old FJ55 but then we'd be camping in the weather so I rather be in the bus. If it rains we might just have to stay a little longer Very Happy

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Post by cruiser1 on Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:02 pm

If your on the gold and plenty of supplies,i would be staying.

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Post by martinjsto on Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:51 pm

the north track in is quite good Phil, things can change quickly with rain but. there will be plenty of 4wd there if ya need a pull in or out to the main road. im putting in a UHF soon, hopefully ready for the muster so lets all be on say channel 18 and therefor be contactable if needed. i will put this up in the muster post.

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Post by Bignuggs on Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:22 pm

Martin, we were too busy packing up and I forgot the got rocks, they are still sitting near the fire.  Razz
I doubt I'll go back there as the track in was a mongrel.  I'm amazed I didn't stake a tyre going in and out.  Lots of fallen timber and overgrown on the track.
but, that's what I reckon you have to do to see new areas.

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Post by BIG GEM on Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:45 pm

Not sure if you know this one, but if you have the camp fire going at night and it is freezing out there, put a shovel of hot coals under your seat, you will never be cold for the rest of the night and again, before you go to bed, out hot coals under your seat and it still should be warm for the morning. Hope this helps. Joan

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Post by Nightjar on Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:28 am

If you are swagging it, dig a trench under where you are placing your swag, line it with hot coals then cover it with removed dirt. Not only is your bed softer it is warm.


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Post by Moneybox on Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:13 pm

martinjsto wrote:the north track in is quite good Phil,  things can change quickly with rain but. there will be plenty of 4wd there if ya need a pull in or out to the main road. im putting in a UHF soon, hopefully ready for the muster so lets all be on say channel 18 and therefor be contactable if needed. i will put this up in the muster post.
I'd better take a look around the shelves to see if I can find an old radio. We just fitted a new 80 channel GMF in the Isuzu so I'm not about to go out and buy a new one. I think there'll be something I've discarded over the years but the challenge will be finding it. We do have a little walky talky each but they don't have a long range.

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Post by goldseeker58 on Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:08 am

martinjsto wrote:always a good question Cliff, do you stay and wait it out or get out quick, I prefer to get out onto sealed roads then decide if i will set up camp just off the road somewhere interesting. at this time of year you could be there for a week or two if you decide to stay. shame no colour, the ground does look good but rarely do i get gold in the first day, it usually takes me a couple of days to get the machine set up for the ground and predominantly to get my ears tuned in. i reckon we are all bombarded with noise pollution every day and your ears ring for at least a day or so when first arriving at a spot and this accounts for missing the slight murmur of a deep or small nugget.
nothing worse than a wet bum on a cold frosty morning, i always turn my chair over or cover it for the cold nights so im good for the morning coffey. i presume you smashed some of them hotrocks and checked them, i have been pleasantly surprised by doing so and left wondering how many i have brushed aside that were in fact species. anyway great that you have got out and the vehicle is finally ready, you will get gold at the muster im sure.
cheers

Very interesting on hot rocks..... got me wondering now, last trip came across heaps of hot rocks.... but some sounded sharper than others, most give a broad signal, but a few sounded metallic, I just presumed they have more iron, will have examine hot rocks more closely now...... Hmmmm
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