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    Can Anybody Suggest What This Rock Might Be?

    Thanks mbasko, I have also brought quarter of a bucket of black / grey sand back with me to our accommodation to pan, as I was getting a huge signal from that as well. I guess it could be ground up basalt. I've just been fooled by all the iron rich rocks I have come across in Australia being...
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    Can Anybody Suggest What This Rock Might Be?

    Currently on holiday in Scotland & wanted to have a hunt for some Scottish Gold. Using an SDC2300 these rocks give a signal like a rusty horse shoe - very loud. No rusty colour to the rock though to suggest ironstone. If anything it resembles blue stone. Also a lot of blackish/grey sand at edge...
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    PHASE TECHNICAL

    Thanks Flatlander, got hold of Nenad, organised gear I needed. Cheers
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    PHASE TECHNICAL

    Just wondered if Phase Technical are still operating, sent a query to them via their website couple of weeks ago re SP01 audio enhancer & have had no response. Tried telephone number on their website & call fails??
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    Mozzies And Fly Status GT Vic.

    March flies around Heathcote were pretty dense a couple of weeks ago. Seemed to be attracted to the heat from the engine rather than us though which was good. Found my first speccie though, so didn't notice them so much after that! Paid my first visit to Creswick couple of weeks ago. Had been...
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    ⭐ Gold Detecting Show'n Tell

    OK, thanks for that, wasn't sure if that conglomerate material was undisturbed or was material that had been washed 160 years ago & then had solidified like concrete over that time. I find it interesting that the ground has been stripped to the bare rock alongside this area. I guess then, this...
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    ⭐ Gold Detecting Show'n Tell

    Found this in edge of this weathered gully. 0.13gr, it had a bit more stone & quartz adhered to it originally. Question is, area is heavily surfaced, see first couple photos, does this mean this area that is eroded, is through the material that was originally surfaced & stockpiled & has now set...
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    GOLD SPECS IN QUARTZ

    Thanks for that, will give the panning a go. Need to do a lot more crushing though to get the quartz down to that sandy consistency. The particles are very small, I would say equivalent to the smallest in your photo. So obviously of no monetary value just interest value.
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    GOLD SPECS IN QUARTZ

    Found a few lumps of quartz that look to have small specs of gold in them. Crushed one up a bit & there does appear to be gold dust as a result. Is there a way of determining whether it is gold or mica?
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    Online Maps.

    The link does not seem to work now. Is there an up to date one?
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    ⭐ Gold Detecting Show'n Tell

    First ever trip out detecting on Thursday, training day under the great guidance of Lachy Green from "Green And Gold Prospecting", only 5 minutes outside Epsom. lots of shotgun pellets, however found my first piece of gold in a bit of a wash after Wednesday's rain. Can highly recommend Lachy...
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    INSECT REPELLENT

    Thanks for that, have never heard of them before but I will give Natures Botanical Cream a go. Not cheap, but getting something that works is what is important. Maybe use the Aeroguard spray for the clothes & Natures Botanical for the skin.
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    INSECT REPELLENT

    Had a search through various sections of the Forum for advice on effective insect repellents. There is the occasional reference in passing in other topics, but couldn't find anything specific. Have seen "Bushman's" mentioned and of course "Aeroguard". Mozzies and flies are what I have in mind...
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    Advice on GPS units

    Purchased an etrex 10, Anaconda on ebay, reasonable discount. Just got to learn how to use it now!
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    Posts By LOAMER On Reading The Land

    Thanks for that, a very informative & interesting series of posts.
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    What To Look For On The Goldfields (New To Prospecting)

    Testament to how great a post this was started by LOAMER that 5 years later it is still helping people with their hobby. Well done mate!
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    Posts By LOAMER On Reading The Land

    I was reading through some brilliant posts from LOAMER started way back in 2013, which had some fantastic photos & information on how to read the land for likely areas to detect. My computer then crashed & I cannot recall where I picked up the posts from. Does anybody happen to have a link to...
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    A simple GPS gadget

    Thanks Katabatic for adding the link to the etrex 10 manual. Instructions look to be very confusing & poor. Interesting that some of the feedback by people that have purchased the Garmin unit, even those that had earlier versions, claim the instructions to be poor & have reverted back to the...
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    Advice on GPS units

    Garmin does seem to be the most common on sale, however the range seems to go from the base model at around $140 up to over $700. Has anyone experienced whether the base model etrex 10 does everything that should be necessary?
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    FIRST TIMER 4WD ADVICE

    Thanks for all that feedback. Placed order for new Prado, should arrive before end of October. Winch might have to be first major add on. Will see how I go, don't think I will be over adventurous on where I go. Cheers
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