Today I found (while detecting)...

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  1. Eureka Moments

    Eureka Moments Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Went out with Uncle Russ and another bloke new to the detecting game today. On the road at 7.30 for a 45 min trip up towards Talbot.

    Detecting was reasonably pleasent up till around 11am. After that the temp got up around the 30 deg mark and things were rather much less reasonably pleasent.

    New bloke found a 2.36 gram nugget and three little ones for a total weight of 2.80 grams. He is very stoked.

    I found 4 bits as well, my biggest 0.41 grams and a total weight of 1.02 grams.

    Uncle Russ found about 15 pieces....as he often does. Largest piece 1.70 grams and a total weight of 5 grams.

    8.8 grams and zero ant bites between us for the day. :) Bloody March Flies were out in their thousands.

    I am rather rooted. Have some nugget pics, will post them tomorrow after a large sleep.
     
  2. Eureka Moments

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    Pics of yesterdays finds.

    Photo quality courtesy of CUB.

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    ^^^ New Bloke's....largest 2.36 grams

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    ^^^ My 4 nuggs....largest 0.41 grams

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    Uncle Russ's lot....largest piece 1.70 grams.
     
  3. Squiggles

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    A couple of finds from an old station masters property last week, it was a bit disappointing as I would have thought the place to be full of historic items but surprisingly no such luck.

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    Source: www.prospectingaustralia.com.au
     
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    Non Numi Cu-Ni coins clean up easily soaked in vinegar overnight. If you have a few in a glass you need to move them around like snaggs on a BBQ as the acetic acid won't be effective with coins piled on top of each other, but it works really well, just keep it away from anything worthy of a grade. Coke works too. That's weak carbonic acid I believe.
     
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    You can try taking them to a bank, but there is a possibility they wont take them though. My favourite for $1 coins is going down to the local club and slipping them through the pokies, then getting one of those refund slips that can be cashed in at the service desk :)

    Otherwise get yourself a tumbler, they'll clean up like new. http://www.aussiesapphire.com.au/in...acturers_id=&pfrom=&pto=&dfrom=&dto=&x=50&y=5

    Cheers,
    Squiggles
     
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    Found a 1949 penny today near Daylesford - out in the bush next to an old "off the beaten track" spring that is 4WD access only (and then only with ground clearance). First signal out of the vehicle was the penny - then it was all trash. Only spent about 15 mins detecting as it was at the end of a day out, the kids were onboard and shadows were getting long - and a creekbed crossing to and from this spot is a bit hairy!

    One of the tastier springs too - but the dead yabbies in the pool of scum at the base of it were new :/
     
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    found a '43 threepenny on the floor in subway today along with a 5 cent piece.
    daughter has both of them.
    PE
     
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    Could anyone suggest a metal detector that only detects precious metals? Thank you.
     
  9. Eureka Moments

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    More info required to give you a proper answer.

    Are you hunting for coins/jewellery or looking for Gold nuggets.

    Most detectors have a discrimination function that shows if a signal is made by a ferrous or non-ferrous object. Some have a readout or display to help determine what a target is.

    Depends what your trying to find, where and how much cash you want to spend. :)
     
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    Finding silver and gold would be nice :)
     
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    Yeah 5'2" Auburn hair, gorgeous figure, used to call be baby :)
     
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    That model is also good for detecting cash, flowers & chocolates & can even be used as a compass for long drives in the country
     
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    anyone near Sale in Victoria that would like to take me metal detecting :) I would like to have a go at finding gold YAY! don't have a metal detector or anything so hoping you would be happy to share yours for the day and show me how all it all works
     
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    Five nice alluvials fir a gram and a half.

    Mate jumps out of car at a pine plantation and first thing he dugs is a gram and a half bit less than an inch down. Takes me all friggen day but Im still happy. :D
     
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    Sounds like good ground for a dryblower or similar?
     
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    Too wet, but it's on a private property that's getting a new home built on it. Owner has an excavator and He's not afraid to use it. :D
     
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    I am off again in a few weeks for a weekender. Hopefully this time I can add a real find (Gold) and not the junk I have found so far.

    Nice work EM you always seem to find something :)
     
  19. Eureka Moments

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    Selective reporting. ;) Been out plenty of times and get close to bugger all.

    Its hard, but you have to keep digging the junk. Better to stick to a small junky area than walking miles and hardly getting a signal. I do both, but always get best returns around junky areas.
     
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    This is probably the most exicing thread on SS. Please continue posting your photos! Hoping to contirbuting when i get my detector at christmas!
     

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