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    Worm Farm Harvest

    Good point. I always water the carpet down and soak it Before leaving it sit outside in the elements for a few weeks.
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    Worm Farm Harvest

    Hi Catapult. Location is your first consideration. You don’t want worm farms in the sun. They can get too hot in the summer. I’ve got my farms in a shaded area surrounded by trees. The bath tubs are on 4 treated pine posts at about waste height. The bath outlet is covered with a piece of fly...
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    Today I MADE

    Hi Folks, With the family coming down for the holidays, I thought I’d better get in and make some lump charcoal for the BBQ. Added a lid and chimney to my setup to improve efficiency and fired it up last night. It’s a pretty simple rig really basically a 44 with internal, semi sealed drums in...
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    ⭐ Gold Detecting Show'n Tell

    Hi Folks Went for a play with the 10x5 Goldhawk coil yesterday. The area is normally noisy due to emi but the little coil ran very well and I was able to get quite close to powerlines. It appears to be very sensitive but loved hot rocks even more than the standard coil. Managed to jag a couple...
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    Lesgold's videos

    Hi Folks, Went out yesterday with the 6k for a few hours before the rain set in. I was targeting small pieces of gold locked into conglomerate rocks. The rock in this area has produced quite a few pieces over the past couple of years. Using the small Coiltek Goldhawk 10x5 made this task a...
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    Worm Farm Harvest

    Gee Wal, it’s been a while since I‘ve “cracked a fly off a tippet”. The biggest threat to the worms is the family of kookaburras who sit on a branch above where I’m working. They don’t miss much if a worm drops to the ground.
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    Worm Farm Harvest

    Hi Folks just thought I’d post a bit of info on my worm farms. Today was the day to harvest worms in preparation for emptying the castings out onto the veggie patch. I have 8 worm beds in total and keep the little fellas in old bath tubs. A couple of times each year the beds are emptied. The...
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    Anyone checked their 6000 coils lately.

    Same as you NE. Contacted Minelab and I was told to send my coil back. Phoned a mate and suggested that he check his coil. It was cracked in a different part of the lug. He sent his back as well. I was pleased to hear that changes to the design of the coil were implemented to solve the problem...
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    Anyone checked their 6000 coils lately.

    After reading the thread, I thought about the first time that my detector was removed from the box. The first thing that came to mind was the very thin lugs on the coil compared to every other coil that I have owned. It’s a natural consequence of pushing limits of design to achieve bragging...
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    Lesgold’s NOX finds

    Went back to one of my local haunts for a bit of a play yesterday afternoon. It’s been about 6 weeks since my last swing so I was interested to see if anything would turn up after a few rough seas. Was actually surprised to see that a small area of rocks had reloaded with goodies over that...
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    First Venture fail and fever

    Hi Greg, Glad you enjoyed your trip down to Mogo. Always wondered what the name of that vine was. It really does get caught up in your coil. I have another name for that particular plant but if I told you, it would result in me being banned for life. It’s hard work down here and finding spots...
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    ⭐ Gold Detecting Show'n Tell

    Looks like you “nailed it.” Well done Solid Luck.
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    ⭐ Gold Detecting Show'n Tell

    Lovely photo there Solid Luck. Wish I had some nice, easy detecting country like you have. I’ll post a pic of what it’s like in our area in a day or so. At least you can see the ground.
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    ⭐ Gold Detecting Show'n Tell

    Spreading a little dynamic lifter over the prospecting site before detecting appeared to make a slight difference. Some rainfall and warm weather may encourage some nugget growth. It’s really hard trying to find a place to swing a coil due to the undergrowth and vines.
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    Beekeeping

    Interesting clips. Thanks for posting them Greenhornet. Hopefully they can continue to hold the spread of the mite and eradicate the little blighters. Fingers are crossed at the moment.
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