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Introduce yourself and say g'day 2016/17 edition
« on: November 06, 2016, 18:54 »
This is for Current Active Members and NEW Members especially to introduce themselves and let us know a little or a lot about yourself.

What detector your swinging, what you like to dig up and even post a pic or 2 before starting your own finds thread.

Current members can make the new people feel welcome and pint them in the right direction for relevant information.

As we move forward it's important to get to know the new crew and re-introduce ourselves to some of those that have supported the forum since the beginning.

So Start Your own thread Introducing yourself and let's get to know each other a little better.

NOTHING WEIRD!! LOL

Have Fun out there and Happy Hunting

Clegy


P.S I know there are other threads like this
« Last Edit: November 07, 2016, 06:55 by Clegy »
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Used, 705 Own XP Deus WS4 9,11 Inch coils, C-Scope CS4PI, Tesoro Umax
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Re: Introduce yourself and say g'day
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2016, 21:26 »
http://forum.kimbucktwo.com/index.php?topic=23232.0

This one has been read around 115000 times and has around 57 pages so far.
http://forum.kimbucktwo.com/index.php?topic=1545.0
« Last Edit: November 06, 2016, 21:31 by Rwork »
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Owned,Two Mlb 5000. Sovs,GT and XS, Ace 250's.
  • Oldest find: Ancient gold and 1797 cartwheel penny.

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Re: Introduce yourself and say g'day 2016/17 edition
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016, 06:58 »
Cheers Ray,

I changed the topic name a little as I wanted to start a newer section so we can get to know each other all over again.

Re-Introductions from the older members and the new people can then see who is active and who specialises in what areas of the hobby.

As some of our Talent has left it has opened up the door for some new talent to step up if they wish too.

Thanks again

Clegy
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Used, 705 Own XP Deus WS4 9,11 Inch coils, C-Scope CS4PI, Tesoro Umax
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Hi my name is Teresa and I have a lot to learn
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 20:45 »
Hi I am very new , very green, don't even belong to any other forums.  I requested to join because my husband and I bought land near Ballarat a few years ago (part of an old gold dig) and as a joke for our grandchildren decided to hire (bad move) detector. The aim was to bury some coins and watch the kids find them using the detector (turns out it was faulty).  As it was Easter weekend the neighbouring land owners called in and the chap next door told us he had recovered quite a few, financially rewarding, small pieces of gold in the last 12 months.  That's when I decided I needed a new hobby...gold would be nice, but even the odd horse shoe nail or any other relics would be AWESOME....problem is ... we don't own a detector and while we would be happy to buy one, we don't know what to look for. Can anyone suggest which one we should look at and why? Would really appreciate you thoughts.  Thanks.
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Re: Introduce yourself and say g'day 2016/17 edition
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2017, 07:42 »
Welcome to the forum Teresa.
Nearly all gold prospectors use Minelab machines but the French Deus might be worth a look at. If you have Facebook check on the Ballarat branch of the PMAV. They will be helpfull.
( Prospectors and Miners Association)
I think the Ballarat Mining Exchange sell Deus and Days in Ballarat sell minelab.
The Minelab 4500 is a world class machine and used by a lot of members of the Bendigo Prospecting club.
A lot of machines may use the word Gold in their advertising but are basically glorified coin machines. A coin and Relic machine can tell the difference between gold and iron but don't have much depth. I will foward my mobile number in a personal message in case you want to know more details. Check out the Bendigo Prospecting Club on Facebook. Our last post refers to Ballarat.
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Re: Introduce yourself and say g'day 2016/17 edition
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2017, 07:46 »
Welcome Teresa,
If you're In Ballarat area I would head to 2 places then make your detector decision. It will be driven by a lot of factors, but budget is probably the biggest as Detectors can range from a couple a hundred to over 10K.
Place Number 1 is E E Day the Chainsaw guy that is a pretty handy detectorist as well from what I hear. They Have the Minelab range and you can look at the different machines and see what suits. But don't buy anything!
Then Head over to The Mining Exchange Gold Shop in Lidiard street and check out the Garrett and XP Detectors.
Lastly head to a coffee shop and calmly make your decision.
There are just so many Detectors out there and the advice you will get will vary a lot. Best way is to take a look at the majors and then make your decision based on Budget, what is comfortable, what will work for you etc etc.
Hope that helps.
Clegy
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Used, 705 Own XP Deus WS4 9,11 Inch coils, C-Scope CS4PI, Tesoro Umax
  • Oldest find: 1864 Half penny
EXCLUSIVE to Detectorist.com.au the C-Scope CS4PI Beach detector. Click for details 
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Re: Introduce yourself and say g'day 2016/17 edition
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2017, 20:52 »
G'day all, I joined the forum in 2014 ( thanks for keeping me so far) started with an AT pro, found plenty of stuff, a couple of gold rings and I was hooked. Purchased an ATX in 2015 and found a nugget. Really hooked now, added a gpx5000 to the collection in  2016 and have well and truly covered all the costs of my equipment now. I love being outdoors and this hobby gets you out and about. I have gold fever real bad as of 2017 and I can't see myself ever going a week without detecting. welcome to all our new members.
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Minelab sd2100 (used). I own minelab GT16000, GPX5000, garrett ATX, garrett AT pro, lesche digging tool, garrett pin pointer.
  • Oldest find: Gold, 1906 dog tag, 1866 English penny, 1733 farthing
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2015 gold rings : 22
2016 gold rings : 15
2017 gold rings : 0 not looking for rings anymore, only interested in nuggets!!
2017 gold total between my mate and myself : 1387 nuggets, 26 species for a total of 371.7 grams

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