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Post by shane-o on Mon 08 May 2017, 7:03 am

I'm new at this prospecting game. First three week trip we got 530 bits for a little over 7 1/2 oz, we are a week in to the next trip and have 340 bits for just over two oz. looks like I like the prospecting game. Happy hunting. I'll post photos in a couple weeks.
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Post by Nanjim on Mon 08 May 2017, 8:34 am

Shane,

Sounds like you have the 5000 dialled in just right .....
Look forward to the pic's....
Safe trip .....

Cheers Nanjim
Jim

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Post by Digginerup on Tue 09 May 2017, 3:49 pm

Nice work Wink  got to be pleased with that, look forward to some pics.

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Post by shane-o on Tue 23 May 2017, 11:04 am

Trip one and trip 2 6 weeks detecting with a mate for 1387 nuggets for 371 grams to split between us with 26 specimens to crush this weekend one being larger than me scone.

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Post by shane-o on Tue 23 May 2017, 11:13 am

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Post by shane-o on Tue 23 May 2017, 11:14 am

All videos will be uploaded to my YouTube channel westozadventures eventually

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Post by Moneybox on Tue 23 May 2017, 12:27 pm

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Yes we've had a nice start to 2017 too. Not as good as Shane's but the weather's great and there's a bit of gold about.

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We planned on not going too far because we have some problems back home and Sandra's been unwell.

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We spent about 2 weeks looking for gold and two weeks looking for bottles and relics. We got a bit of both with 40g of gold (still in the acid) and way too many bottles  Laughing

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Post by Ttrash on Tue 23 May 2017, 8:03 pm

Shane you are in fire

You deserve a few beers

Great stuff

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Post by Ttrash on Tue 23 May 2017, 8:05 pm

Phil

40g is a good get !

Are any of the bottles intact , as they could be quite valuable

Well done

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Post by Moneybox on Tue 23 May 2017, 9:46 pm

Ttrash wrote:Phil

   40g is a good get !

Are any of the bottles intact , as they could be quite valuable

  Well done

Anthony

Yes Anthony, Sandra has a fair idea of which ones are rare. We've never managed to snag the really valuable ones but out of the thousands collected there may be a handful of semi-valuable ones however there are a lot of nicely illustrated bottles, and pretty blue and purple turn of the century ones that make a nice display. Half of my old parts shelves from the store are now covered with old bottles with just a few dozen special ones on show in the lounge room.

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Post by shane-o on Wed 24 May 2017, 5:55 pm

Day 5 was a ripper for me over 20 bits. My best day so far at that point, little did I know what was to come in a few more days.
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Post by shane-o on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 11:53 am

Finally we have edited and uploaded the recovery of the big nugget, there's more still in that hole, I might upload the next part tonight. This should motivate you all.
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Post by cruiser1 on Tue 25 Jul 2017, 8:14 am

Good on you Shane,some nice looking gold there.You are certainly picking up the prospecting game quickly and good to see it on the camera.

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Post by shane-o on Tue 25 Jul 2017, 9:13 am

Cheers Phil, I love prospecting and staying out bush for weeks, coming back to town and back to reality is the worst part of every trip

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Post by cruiser1 on Tue 25 Jul 2017, 11:19 am

Yep,no what you mean.When I hit the first set of traffic lights in the metro area you feel like turning around and heading back out.
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Post by CrazyPete on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 6:40 am

Great finds there boys, the kind of hole we all dream of

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Post by shane-o on Wed 02 Aug 2017, 8:28 am

The final part of an epic 120+ gram day!!!
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Post by shane-o on Tue 15 Aug 2017, 5:37 am

We came out for a 3 week trip Wednesday, I found an oz Friday. 67 grams for 3 and a bit days detecting.
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Post by hippyty on Tue 15 Aug 2017, 8:27 pm

Great gold mate,keep up the you tube vids mate always an inspiration to watch

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Post by IsmaelJ on Sat 19 Aug 2017, 9:29 pm

Hi Shano, met one of your uncles from Dally yesterday out Thunderlarra way. Suprised to find that he was your uncle... You've come a long way since we last met in the rain!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Great finds I wish I could walk over it like you Mad Mad Mad

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Post by shane-o on Sun 27 Aug 2017, 11:16 pm

IsmaelJ wrote:Hi Shano, met one of your uncles from Dally yesterday out Thunderlarra way. Suprised to find that he was your uncle... You've come a long way since we last met in the rain!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Great finds I wish I could walk over it like you Mad Mad Mad

Cheers mate. Yeah I think that was August last year we met, I bought a gpx in September. Been pretty lucky so far. Haha that won't be the last of my uncles you will run into out there I'll bet!! Cheers mate. Best of luck out there

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Post by shane-o on Mon 28 Aug 2017, 7:39 am

I had another good day out there, six nuggets in one hole for just over 20 grams from the hole. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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Post by Ttrash on Tue 29 Aug 2017, 4:03 pm

Good on you ShaneO

Plenty of beers to go with that ...!

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Post by shane-o on Tue 29 Aug 2017, 5:14 pm

Ttrash wrote:Good on you ShaneO

Plenty of beers to go with that ...!

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Cheers mate, took 4 blocks this time still empty before 3 weeks is up. Too much celerbrating. Hahaha heading home tomorrow but looking forward to doing a full season next year for sure.

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Post by shane-o on Tue 29 Aug 2017, 9:32 pm

hippyty wrote:Great gold mate,keep up the you tube vids mate  always an inspiration to watch

Thanks hippity, happy you enjoy them. The feedback keeps me making more, I appreciate it. My videos are pretty crap quality but hey I'm no camera expert haha or computer expert even for that matter.

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