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Hello All,
I am new to the hobby and hope to learn a lot.
I have already purchased a 2nd hand Whites GMT so that I can look for gold. I know many of you will say "You Fool" there are other detectors out their better for a newbie!
With the research and budget I had, there was not many affordable detectors able to be used specifically for gold available. I am now seeking some assistance. I have been researching places in NSW to go and look for Gold Nuggets, as I live in Sydney. I have found lots and lots of information on panning, sluicing, high banking etc. however, very little as to nugget hunting. As a novice I am happy to tackle any site people say has been Flogged to Death or is full of trash, as I feel that these places will assist me in getting used to detecting and will help me develop my skills.
Could I ask if anyone knows of any areas which are suitable for me to try, where they know gold nuggets have been found in the past?
I look forward to your posts and hope one day to be able to post some great finds on the forum.
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Re: New to Gold Detecting - Needing help finding Nugget Location
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2016, 13:13 »
Most places that you can pan or sluice some color is worth an investigation as most of these locations will hold nuggets somewhere
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Re: New to Gold Detecting - Needing help finding Nugget Location
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2016, 14:15 »
Best to join a detecting club even if you have to travel 200 km to get to an outing. They will go to sites that you could have a chance to find gold.
You have your work cutout using the Whites on heavily thrashed sites. An old 2100 Minelab would be more suitable for gold. I hope you find some nuggets but it is a hard hobby even with better tools.
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Re: New to Gold Detecting - Needing help finding Nugget Location
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2016, 14:20 »
Where gold has been found there will be a chance of finding a bit more.
Not all goldfields are surface (alluvial) gold, a little research helps a lot.
Trove (digitized newspapers) can help if you want to research an areas past.
Good luck F.C.
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Re: New to Gold Detecting - Needing help finding Nugget Location
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2016, 19:45 »
Welcome to the forum and congrats on getting that post up. Glad the instructions where not too vague.
Just get out there mate, point the coil at the soil and you have a 100% more chance than someone at home wishing they had a better machine.
Go for it and would love to hear how your going, both good and bad.
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Re: New to Gold Detecting - Needing help finding Nugget Location
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2016, 21:46 »
three key words, research, research and research. As above if there are places where gold has been found there is always the possibility of nuggets of ANY size being found.

Good luck in your endeavours look forward to some pics of the nuggets you find. :)
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Re: New to Gold Detecting - Needing help finding Nugget Location
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2016, 22:52 »
Welcome.  The Gold, Gem & Treasure [GG&T) magazine is a great read and wealth of information.  Mostly concentrates on gold and it has a back catalogue section where you can order old issues.  Might be worth a look through for any articles on areas that are close-by.  

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Re: New to Gold Detecting - Needing help finding Nugget Location
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2016, 14:57 »
Hello To all whom replied.
Thank you very much for your advice.
Sambo - Thanks for the tip - I recently purchased this magazine, now into my third issue. I have found it good reading.
Flcopper1 - I will look into the digitised newspapers - I hope these help.
I realise research, research and more research is the best to do before heading out. I will do a bit more then take Clegy's advice and "Get Out There" - Where ever There is (LOL).
I like you comment Rwork reference a detecting club - I will research further on this one.
I have seen some people offering tag-along-tours. I am not sure of these as the cost can be quite high.

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Re: New to Gold Detecting - Needing help finding Nugget Location
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2016, 19:17 »
Send me a pm with an email address and i will send you a NSW club magazine that will give you some contacts.
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