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What is your best gold find?
« on: June 04, 2013, 16:58 »
Mine is a 6 gram nugget, the first piece of gold I found with my GPX 5000 just after purchase in the Bendigo area.
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Re: What is you best gold find?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013, 17:20 »
Just short of 1oz/27grams Dunolly area 2001 with a brand new GP Extreme
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Re: What is you best gold find?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 18:36 »
A big 2.79G  ;D
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Re: What is you best gold find?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013, 19:53 »
half oz nugget found with a minelab Elderado ll in kiwi land  ;D
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Re: What is you best gold find?
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2013, 04:12 »
1.94 gram nugget in Nerrigundah NSW, with the OLD modded D2000...  Still my biggest to date.
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Re: What is you best gold find?
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2013, 07:13 »
My one and only piece is responsible for getting me into this hobby. Was found at Daylesford  with a 4500 that I hired and is so big it is dwarfed by a match head  ;D
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Re: What is you best gold find?
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2013, 07:21 »
My wifes best find was yesterday.
Looking through a cupboard she came across 3 bits in a container, her long dead dad had found at Eaglehawk.
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Re: What is you best gold find?
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2013, 08:48 »
One and only a mighty 0.08g :o.

Might head out on the long weekend to see if we can beat that monster - Quack Quack goes the gold bug. ;D ;D ;D

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Re: What is you best gold find?
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2013, 13:28 »
My wifes best find was yesterday.
Looking through a cupboard she came across 3 bits in a container, her long dead dad had found at Eaglehawk.

Here I was thinking Rwork she would say you!
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Re: What is your best gold find?
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2013, 17:54 »
Somebody has in their signature,  Best find my wife.
 I would have said the same thing,but the question referred to gold. :)
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Re: What is your best gold find?
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2013, 22:39 »
I have only got one  :-\  4.1 grams, but I will find more when I get the chance again. Found with a hired 4500Gpx minelab :D

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Re: What is your best gold find?
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2013, 11:45 »
Items already marked 22.k _22.ct or 916..........no testing needed..... no arguments and ready to use.  :)

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Re: What is your best gold find?
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2013, 13:09 »
so true ivanll  ;D just love finding 22k gold
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Re: What is your best gold find?
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2013, 17:31 »
8 gram specimen found at Mt Morgan.
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Re: What is your best gold find?
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2013, 10:21 »
On the 26/2/2010, I took my E-Track to the top of a hill on the farm. I turned it on & tried to ground balance it. The detector kept beeping & I was getting rather frustrated until I removed the 50.3 gram, limestone encased nugget from under the coil.
I owned it for about 2 minutes - that's how long it took the wife to walk to the top of the hill in 42 degree heat.
I'd love to be able to do that again but any detector on the market would have found this one.
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Re: What is your best gold find?
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2013, 11:49 »
On the 26/2/2010, I took my E-Track to the top of a hill on the farm. I turned it on & tried to ground balance it. The detector kept beeping & I was getting rather frustrated until I removed the 50.3 gram, limestone encased nugget from under the coil.
I owned it for about 2 minutes - that's how long it took the wife to walk to the top of the hill in 42 degree heat.
I'd love to be able to do that again but any detector on the market would have found this one.
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Re: What is your best gold find?
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2013, 12:11 »
Sorry, never been gold chasing.........one day.
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Re: What is your best gold find?
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2013, 20:51 »
When I look at my finds.........it's one item at a time, that way..... to me..... they are all best.

Every find have a little memory attached.....the sound, the uncovering, the location on that day, on that outing at that time in life.

Some finds from a period of time in the distant past.


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Re: What is your best gold find?
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2016, 21:24 »
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Re: What is you best gold find?
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2016, 22:34 »
A big 2.79G  ;D
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G'day Willo ,

         Update - Just for the record
         3.34g. Found March 2014
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Re: What is your best gold find?
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2016, 23:28 »
3.8gr found early 2016, expect a bigger one pretty soon.
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Re: What is your best gold find?
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2016, 10:46 »
Not much weight for such a large nugget, it must be fairly flat. A good find and better than most that appear nowdays.
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Re: What is your best gold find?
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2016, 10:58 »
It was folded up in a little square when I found it, I had to unroll it, I guess it travelled down the hill a little way to fold up as it did
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Re: What is your best gold find?
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2016, 16:27 »
I have only got one  :-\  4.1 grams, but I will find more when I get the chance again. Found with a hired 4500Gpx minelab :D

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Re: What is you best gold find?
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2017, 19:26 »


G'day Willo ,

         Update - Just for the record
         3.34g. Found March 2014

Well done Ant, no improvement to my PB since posting this/
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