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Post by oneday on Sun 24 Jan 2016, 6:24 am

well this little story will give u the shits..in an envious way.

mate came to the workshop and wanted to buy a 7K--no big deal , had one in stock.

he wanted to trade his 5K in one it plus give me a few ozs of gold which I didn't mind. Sold his 5K the next day to a bloke who wants to also get out there and have a go.

So Saturday morning he rolls up and I set it up for him and tweak a few settings plus do the download of the puter onto the machine. all good.

Like most prospectors this bloke isn't the sharpest knife in the draw but he can fight so I thought i'd better set him straight with the machine. All said and done he takes the machine and head out bush with his young daughter and mongrel dog. What a combination.

Anyway I give him a ring about 7pm just to be sure but to no avail. One of those messages, can u ring back. No.
So I phone a friend to see if he has seen him and bugger me dead he get's phone reception so I have a chat and stuff me dead he says i'll send u a text message--gotta go. This wasn't sounding to good, so I start thinking maybe they are having there legs chewed off with the dingoes that are prolific out there, anything might be happening.

anyway a text message comes through with a photo.

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stuff me dead its a photo of a 12oz nugget he has managed to nail out the back of beyond.

oh what a feeling--stuff him --I'll make sure he goes back to work on Monday.

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Post by Wedgetail on Sun 24 Jan 2016, 10:07 am

Yeah - beginners luck. It'd give ya the shits eh,,,,,,,,,but good luck to him. But it galls a bit when ya pulling yer tripe out for a few grammes, year in 'n year out. I suppose I've had my share years ago,,,,,,,,,,,and the Gods don't play nice all the time. But that's prospecting!

Somehow, that piece doesn't look like "12 ounces" though??
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Post by goldfinger on Sun 24 Jan 2016, 10:09 am

thats a beauty ray, bet your his best mate now lol
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Post by oneday on Sun 24 Jan 2016, 11:19 am

hes a mate anyway--have known him for a few years now and a mad detectorist--only trouble is he goes like a bat out of hell when hes swinging.

when I get it in my hot hands Les i'll wack it on the scales just for you and me..

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Post by Wedgetail on Sun 24 Jan 2016, 12:17 pm

How deep?
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Post by oneday on Sun 24 Jan 2016, 12:34 pm

crow bar job after 300mm.

then after some deliberation and blisters they end up hitting the piece with the end of the crow bar as u do..

this area has been flogged over the years and even recently by anyone who can breath air and swing a detector.

will have to get another batch of 7K in stock.

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Post by Banjo on Tue 26 Jan 2016, 11:27 am

Wedgetail wrote:Yeah - beginners luck. It'd give ya the shits eh,,,,,,,,,but good luck to him. But it galls a bit when ya pulling yer tripe out for a few grammes, year in 'n year out. I suppose I've had my share years ago,,,,,,,,,,,and the Gods don't play nice all the time. But that's prospecting!

Somehow, that piece doesn't look like "12 ounces" though??

UBTN had one of those smaller/miniature lighters with him for lighting the billy stove, we used it for a nugget shot one day for a stir, i'm over using 5 cent coins for size reference so going with the lighter now Laughing
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Post by Wedgetail on Tue 26 Jan 2016, 12:19 pm

If it's anything to do with UTBN, I don't wanna know,,,,,,,,,,, Rolling Eyes
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Post by oneday on Wed 27 Jan 2016, 6:56 pm

had a bit of dirt knocked of it. U can see were the pick nailed it. I'll just smelt it down into a bar

as u can see it was in the vertical position and about 600mm down

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compared with an old mobile phone.

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thickness compared with a 10c piece..

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if anyone is interested in buying it just PM me.

will take it down the shop for those interested from thursday onwards.

enjoy

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Post by the speciman on Wed 27 Jan 2016, 8:39 pm

now I know who found that nugget!!!!!
I recognise that red ,bic lighter the bugger borrowed it off me a coupla weeks ago out bush.
geez he owes me a beer now.

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Post by nightjar on Thu 28 Jan 2016, 6:30 am

Photo next to phone, Penguin nugget, even has the eye.
No way would I melt that one Ray.
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Post by oneday on Thu 28 Jan 2016, 9:59 am

its only a rock, I don't hold any sentimental value to it.

its up for grabs if u r interested.

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