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Post by Che » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:48 am

Hi any of you guys out there fancy going on a prospecting trip to western Australia next march? Going for 6 months have been before but this time I fancy some company. If your seriously interested PM me. Hoping to hear from a fellow dreamer.regards che



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Re: Australia trip

Post by sweepstick47 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:37 pm

Hello 'Che' ::g Welcome and enjoy your time with us on the MDF. I hope you manage to get some interested party in your detecting trip to Western Australia, that would be one fascinating buddy trip ::g

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Re: Australia trip

Post by Timmy 64 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:20 pm

Yes no problem you pay I come along ::g

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Re: Australia trip

Post by detecttheearth » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:07 am

Hi Che,
Sent you a PM. Like the sound of this.
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Re: Australia trip

Post by Albus » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:47 pm

Did an Oz trip several years back. Went to Mt Magnet, got permission from a leaseholder and did a weeks detecting. No fancy gear Just a Whites XLT. Much of the gold is around 4 inches or so down or even on the surface, I found just over 3 Oz and my friend had around the same. We slept next to the car in a Bivi as it was hot.
But be warned theres a lot of people out there detecting for gold now especially at weekends and if you go at the wrong time you will either bake to death of get flooded out.
Also either sleep with your boots on or make sure you shake them out in the morning as Scorpions seem to like crawling into shoes as my friend found out.
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Re: Australia trip

Post by chip » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:58 pm

Scorpions :-O, I’m oot ;;z :D
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Re: Australia trip

Post by oldartefact » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:07 pm

Che wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:48 am
Hi any of you guys out there fancy going on a prospecting trip to western Australia next march? Going for 6 months have been before but this time I fancy some company. If your seriously interested PM me. Hoping to hear from a fellow dreamer.regards che
The surest way to bust up ... is to tag along with a stranger to the outback .. in search of elusive gold, that even the most hardened locals turn their nose up at. My advice would be to do all the research you can, get a decent load of cash in the bank, buy at least 3 gps devices, get a degree in the zoology of oz, ensure you are medically fit, and able to take care of yourself... and then forget the whole idea ::g ::g ::g ::g
edit ... if I were to go to the outback with someone ... anyone ... I would want to know the following..
1. Psychoanalyst report
2. Amount of ready cash at their immediate disposal
3. Criminal record check
4. Reasons for going
5. How long they have been detecting, experience and finds history
6. Age, relationship, and medical history
7. Firearms experience and Martial arts experience.
8. Driving, Survival Engineering and problem solving capability
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And then i would probably tell um to do a runner... hope that helps
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Re: Australia trip

Post by Che » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:16 pm

Thanks for that been there four times before .worked on a sheep station for twelve months and under ground in a gold mine doesn't hold any great mystery.bi think you,'ve been watching to much Tele .you forgot about the snakes red back spiders and bush rangers.best regards che

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Re: Australia trip

Post by Che » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:02 am

Hi albus thanks for that.been there many times detected all over w Australia. Why on earth did you only detect for a week? If you found 3oz that's a good payday for a week..as for a lot of people detecting at weekend most just go over old mine sites and getting lost .not many go way out in the bush looking for new patches.i think some people should not go into the bush city dwellers find it completely alien whether your from UK or Australia. The learning curve can be brutal. Regards che

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Re: Australia trip

Post by chip » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:11 am

Heading off to the Australian outback with a stranger you met on the Internet sounds like the plot to a Danny Boyle film that ends up in amputation and cannibalism.

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Re: Australia trip

Post by Easylife » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:45 am

As the Doom-mongers say u;@ , It's a different world out there where many would be out of their comfort zones, the isolation wouldn't suit everyone so any prospecting buddies would need to get on well. For some it's a once in a lifetime adventure, things can happen of course as anywhere else in the world but odds are slim. Much prior homework is needed beforehand and be reasonably prepared for every eventuality and of course have realistic expectations, gold is not laying about everywhere. Not a cheap trip with flights, vehicle, gear etc, but hopefully the gold will cover the cost of the trip and more, but if not - what a memorable outback experience to share when you get back. ::g :D
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Re: Australia trip

Post by Albus » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:16 pm

I should have mentioned I have family out there. I also lived out there in the 60's and worked underground at Hill 50 Goldmine in Mt Magnet for some time. Why only a week? Thats all the time I had. Its only a day to drive from Perth to Mt Magnet.

Now I get my gold from Panning in the South of France. Good food good wine good camping warm water and weather and a few grammes of gold. Scottish rivers are OK but too cold for my old bones now.

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Re: Australia trip

Post by allmetal » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:28 pm

Would love to have went on a trip like this but I do not have time at the moment.

Good Luck. ::g

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Re: Australia trip

Post by detecttheearth » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:53 pm

Albus wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:16 pm
I should have mentioned I have family out there. I also lived out there in the 60's and worked underground at Hill 50 Goldmine in Mt Magnet for some time. Why only a week? Thats all the time I had. Its only a day to drive from Perth to Mt Magnet.

Now I get my gold from Panning in the South of France. Good food good wine good camping warm water and weather and a few grammes of gold. Scottish rivers are OK but too cold for my old bones now.
I will have to give that a try sometime, love France! Have panned a bit in California, New Zealand and Wales, never had too much but I didn't really know what I was doing the first few times. Seriously considering this OZ trip.
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Re: Australia trip

Post by oldartefact » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:53 pm

Easylife wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:45 am
As the Doom-mongers say u;@ , It's a different world out there where many would be out of their comfort zones, the isolation wouldn't suit everyone so any prospecting buddies would need to get on well. For some it's a once in a lifetime adventure, things can happen of course as anywhere else in the world but odds are slim. Much prior homework is needed beforehand and be reasonably prepared for every eventuality and of course have realistic expectations, gold is not laying about everywhere. Not a cheap trip with flights, vehicle, gear etc, but hopefully the gold will cover the cost of the trip and more, but if not - what a memorable outback experience to share when you get back. ::g :D
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Re: Australia trip

Post by cammann » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:18 am

My missus and I were visiting the area around the gem fields so we decided to do a spot of fossicking. We spent 3 hours one early morning before the sun got too hot - managed to get 6 gem quality sapphires, of which the 3 largest were all-star sapphires. I can recommend the areas around Sapphire and Rubyvale.
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Re: Australia trip

Post by Che » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:56 am

Hi albus all clear now your very right it wouldn't suit everyone.the isolation and frustration of finding nothing .the cost of getting there is high but hey I know people who spend a fortune on a cruise my idea of hell at least with an Oz trip you got a chance of covering costs.plus unforgettable experience if you survive.

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Re: Australia trip

Post by roamingrob » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:35 pm

Che wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:56 am
Hi albus all clear now your very right it wouldn't suit everyone.the isolation and frustration of finding nothing .the cost of getting there is high but hey I know people who spend a fortune on a cruise my idea of hell at least with an Oz trip you got a chance of covering costs.plus unforgettable experience if you survive.
if you survive ???? sounds tempting x; I would stick to OA list if you still decide to take a stranger if I were you.

Have a good trip ::g
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Re: Australia trip

Post by Albus » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:41 pm

There's no problem with survival these days what with CB and Sat Phones. You can hire Sat phones in Perth along with all the other equipment, there also used to be a big detecting shop in Kalgoorlie that hired out equipment and detectors.
Crocodiles aren't a big problem unless you go way up North and near rivers or large lakes.

Being careful is the main thing, looking out for snakes, spiders and scorpions. Roo's will stay well away if you make enough noise.
However I wouldnt go out into the bush with someone I didnt know and trust very well, but saying that, as the detecting season over there is now at an end and doesnt start till next year there is enough time to get to know someone.

These days I'm happy going down to the South of France, sluicing and panning in warm water, camping in our little caravan, drinking lots of cheap beer and wine and eating lots of good food. Admittedly we only get maybe 4 or 5 grammes but its fun and a nice holiday.

Were off again next year, if anyone wants to tag along PM me.

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Re: Australia trip

Post by stjimmy1980 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:06 pm

wolf creek springs to mind
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Re: Australia trip

Post by Taxino8 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:27 pm

It’s one of the things I’d love to do if I had the time and the finances.
One of my favourite programs is Aussie Gold Hunters.
I just dream of waving my detector over apparently barren ground and getting a good signal, digging it out and putting a lump of gold that’s never seen the light of day into my hand.
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Re: Australia trip

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