Gold fever

 Found my first piece of gold yesterday out here at Meekatharra. Was hiding in between the roots of a tree and boy was I over the moon when I dug it out. A nice 2.8 gram specimen. Hoping I can find lots more of the shiny stuff now. This prospecting gig is hard work, but starting to get the hang of it now.

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Luck

Sun, 2020-08-09 08:09

With a bit of luck you'll find Lasseters Reef.  

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Ha ha

Sun, 2020-08-09 09:56

 Dont think anyone will ever find that reef BJ.

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 I've been every where man,

Sun, 2020-08-09 09:51

 I've been every where man, I've been everywhere, I've been too......

 

Meekatharra Meekatharra Meekatharra Meekatharra Meekatharra Meekatharra 

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Found?

Sun, 2020-08-09 11:37

 http://www.eagleres.com.au/paydirt/item/jun-2002-lasseter-s-reef

  I believe lassester may have found something out there , as it would be almost unheard off to risk so much , including his life 

 off course in the end for nothing .

 Theres plenty of gold in central Australia ( tanami = granites , white range ) pulling millions of ounces out over the last 100 years.

 But Im a dreamer and a romantic so I like to believe its still out there , I gives me hope for the spirit of adventure that everything from the past 

 is not neatly found , bagged and tagged , to sit in a dusty mueseum warehouse in a surburban area somewhere.

 Glad you got a passion found mate , good luck with your prospecting.

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 For those that are

Sun, 2020-08-09 18:43

 For those that are interested the Richard Fiedler podcast where he interviews a fella I think wrote a book about Lasseter...

 

Really is a mind boggling story...

 

So many poor decisions!!

 

Nice one Gadsy, what detector you running?

 

 

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Yes Boony, very interesting story re Lasseter

Sun, 2020-08-09 19:51

 Surely if it was legit, it would have been found by now with all the expeditions undertaken and advances in techno.ogy? Still, it is quite intriguing and who knows may be true.

I'm running the Rolls Royce of detectors too - Minelab GPZ 7000 , so I need to find a shitload more gold to pay for it lol.

Bloody good fun though and have met some great people along the way these last few months. 

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 Mate your not wrong just

Sun, 2020-08-09 19:54

 Mate your not wrong 

just looked up the price 

 

surely some deep gold awaits 

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Yeah Black Gen, the price is pretty hefty eh

Sun, 2020-08-09 20:18

 We were looking a buying a GPX 5000, but the shop in Gero only had a 7000 in stock at the time and we were leaving town and couldnt wait.

I will have to get the 19 inch coil out when I get a bit more detecting fitness and start to look for deeper nuggets. Its surprising how ground that has been well covered can still hold gold. I found this piece between the roots of a tree. A welcome change from bullets, wire, tin cans etc.

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 how do you go about

Mon, 2020-08-10 14:50

 how do you go about detecting on crown land, or are you purchasing an area to pick over?

Is it easy enough to determine where crown land is?

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 That was my next question 

Mon, 2020-08-10 15:28

 That was my next question 

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There's a couple of good sources of info

Mon, 2020-08-10 16:08

 The Dept of Mines has "Tengraph" on its website, which shows you where mining tenements/ leases are, plus exploration leases and crown land.you can go on crown land and prospect, though if there's any pastoral leases you need to let the pastoralist know. You can also go on exploration land until a licence is granted (I think you need what's called a 40e permit to prospect on granted exploration licences, which is valid for 3 months). You can also prospect on mining leases if yoh have written permission from the mining company. We have an agreement with Westgold here in Meeka and can prospect on certain sites in the area.

Another good app is called Trilobite, which we find easier to use than Tengraph.

If you're going to get into prospecting, the first thing you need is a miner's right from Dept of Mines and if costs approx $27 once off.

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pretty big incentive to keep

Mon, 2020-08-10 09:02

pretty big incentive to keep looking when the Aussie gold price sitting at $2840 an ounce...... :-)

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 anyone used a QED detector?

Mon, 2020-08-10 16:05

 anyone used a QED detector?

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good going Gadsy. ive got a

Sun, 2020-08-16 12:13

good going Gadsy. ive got a couple leases up that way. one just out of Cue andthe other in Lennonville. ive only found one nugget 1.4 grams out at our cue lease from two trips. its a great rush when you hear the detector go off only to be disappointed to find tin, bullets, bullet shells, eyelets of your steel caps and bits of wire. we have brought some soil samples home. we have panned a bit and it looks promising. fingers crossed it turns out good.

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Hope you strike it rich Eziliving

Sun, 2020-08-16 12:41

 Yes, it is disappointing when you dig a good sounding signal and it turns out to be a shotgun pellet. Yoh have to dig every signal too, as it could be a big nugget.

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Wed, 2020-08-19 15:27

My in-laws have Twin Peaks station in the Murchison, they’ve got some very impressive samples from their land.

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Interesting Dale

Wed, 2020-08-19 16:56

 It's getting hard to find areas that haven't been raped and pillaged of the gold in the ground. I assume their station is on crown land?

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Fri, 2020-08-21 14:59

Yes it is.

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