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Hot ground
« on: December 30, 2015, 10:53 »
A member put up a post and then deleted it. Basically asking where we thought was the hottest ground or most mineralisation. I have hunted WA and Vic but never Qld. We have members from SA and Qld who come here to Vic for a look around. Interesting to here how the Qld ground compares.  Personally i think Wedderburn would be the worst ground but my 5000 handles it ok. At the Wedderburn token hunt i notice the Sov will sound off if i leave it on full power. This is the only place that it happens.  Marksmans 7 at a Wedderburn farm had him digging a large target for nothing. Now he is more used to it he may run on a different setting. Forget your AT gold and other coin machines in these areas. By the time you get to run them quiet they will have no depth. We get people coming out on Bpc outings with some inferior machines. They say they are only going to use them until they find enough gold to buy a good machine.  :) Doesn't work like that.

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Re: Hot ground
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2015, 17:24 »
Ray, What you talking about the ground is hot everywere after todays 40 plus >:D
Sorry mate its the heat ;D

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Re: Hot ground
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2016, 15:28 »
Some of the hottest ground I've detected:
The slope leading up to Beggary Hills
Kanowna just out from Kalgoorlie
A particular spot in the Yeppoon district 
A slope on the western side of Amherst 
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Re: Hot ground
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2016, 23:32 »
About fifteen years ago I was detecting in wederburn township they were digging up the streets replacing drains. Nuggets were being unearthed. I got there too late and missed out. There was a stretch of ground there which was undetectable. There was a detecting club camped at beggary hill for a few days. The day after they left a detectorist detected  the ground under where there had been a tent. He heard a faint signal and at 2ft unearthed a 43 ounce nugget. I was shown the nugget and handled it it was about the size of a cricket ball. But a lot heavier. It was offered to me to buy for $30000. That's what I call a hot ground spot.
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Re: Hot ground
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2016, 15:53 »
Hi Rwork
It was probably me that started that thread,  I removed it as it was a bit premature and I was going away for a couple of weeks,  what I am doing is field testing a new ground balancing gold PI machine in aussie gold fields and am looking for the worst ground to test it in. So far all the ground its been tested on has balanced no problem so looks like Wedderburn is next on list, thanks.

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Re: Hot ground
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2016, 17:48 »
It is not the ground balancing that is the problem, it is how much depth you get after the balance. Trevor P tried a machine over the weekend, balanced ok but had to be nearly touching a 3 gram nugget to hear it. 
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Re: Hot ground
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2016, 21:00 »
Ray, when the 7000 came out there were lot's of people struggling with it in Vic/WA, the only ones that seemed to be getting on with business and thoroughly happy with it were our Qld counterparts, now iv'e never detected there so i can't comment but can only deduce what i can from that and that was the ground they were in wasn't too bad but i did ask the question of JP on another forum but didn't get an answer.

6666, bring it to the Pilbara, i am sure a 45+ degree day will be a good test for it  :) 
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Re: Hot ground
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2016, 22:32 »

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bring it to the Pilbara, i am sure a 45+ degree day

No thanks I just had 2 weeks in the blistering Pacific heat ;D
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Re: Hot ground
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2016, 22:34 »

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Has he written anything here about that machine ?
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Re: Hot ground
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2016, 07:28 »
Not a PI unit, one of the Tesoro range. 
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Re: Hot ground
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2016, 09:41 »
Not a PI unit, one of the Tesoro range.

Thanks for the info, I pm'd him but no reply.
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Re: Hot ground
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2016, 16:33 »
Was the tesoro vaquero i was trying works well in the goldfields but not on gold, the coil i was testing was the nugget finder evolution 17 by 13 inch coil only had it out for one outing so can't really tell what its like will be a few more before i can comment on it
the 11 inch elite though proved itself a very worthy coil
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Re: Hot ground
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2016, 11:20 »
Thanks for the info TP.
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Re: Hot ground
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2017, 17:41 »
I spent 4 days detecting just south of Wedderburn late Oct. and had to stop using the DEEP mode on my Impact because it became sluggish due to the mineralisation there. I buried a one gram nugget 3 to 4 inches deep and it would only pick it up on every other swing. Further south at Inkerman,Dunolly and Havelock it worked fine. The best mode was the DI3 which gave a loud and clear signal on the test piece. I was on the top of a ridge with numerous workings and rocks and quartz lumps,so the mineralisation would have been higher there also. Absolutely GB,d first time every time on the default settings.
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Re: Hot ground
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2017, 14:46 »
DRAKE!  Is the worst place that I have encountered, ironstone and degraded ironstone everywhere, the ground will literally jump 2" towards a good magnet.....

It is extremely hard going with a VLF machine and even when I have been running sluices in the creeks, black sand will clog up the riffles where the gold should settle. 

Drake, it is a bugger of a place if your chasing the yellow. 
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Re: Hot ground
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2017, 20:33 »
I have been using my X-Terra around Drake (Long Gully and south) for a couple of years and once I ground balanced, it worked pretty well. Except for the occasional hot rocks that threw me off.  Yes, black sand is a pain when chasing gold there but I found that by increasing water flow I minimised the amount I collected.  Maybe I was just lucky but it did seem to make a difference.
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Re: Hot ground
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2017, 23:19 »
I have been using my X-Terra around Drake (Long Gully and south) for a couple of years and once I ground balanced, it worked pretty well. Except for the occasional hot rocks that threw me off.  Yes, black sand is a pain when chasing gold there but I found that by increasing water flow I minimised the amount I collected.  Maybe I was just lucky but it did seem to make a difference.
I was north of the Bruxner, upper Plumbago and along Sawpit below the old mine where the original diggers lived in the tent city on the hillside. I've been down to Long Gully, Macleods and Timbarra the ground there is hot, even the sandstone conglomerate makes the ACE sing. But there is less ironstone, it is totally different countryside, aside from the same bloody snakes, ticks, leaches and the snakes did I mention the snakes..... 
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