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Old 13th November 2012, 09:41 AM
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I'd love to do some gold detecting. I love walking around the bush & with gold at >$1700 per oz who needs a better reason!

So for a beginner what model would you go for?
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I'd love to do some gold detecting. I love walking around the bush & with gold at >$1700 per oz who needs a better reason!

So for a beginner what model would you go for?
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Old 22nd January 2013, 08:26 PM
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Well my04tone, your article has inspired us. A couple of weeks ago, on a very hot day, I headed into the City to do battle with ASIC. After eventually finding a carpark (I live here but rarely go into the city) ... I set off to resolve a pressing issue.

Just underway & the phone rang. Six missed calls actually... Kev had taken the kids for a swim in the creek while I was doing battle in the City. He was frantic.... While showing the kids how to skip rocks on the water, he watched... in slow motion... his gold ring come off his finger and slowly settle to the bottom of the creek. He searched for hours, but no joy.

I have always believed things happen in life for a reason.... so.... today our detector arrived! Everyone is excited... soooo... keep everything xxxed for us when we go back to the creek!
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Probably better off with a shovel and sieve since you already know the exact spot at which it sunk. Hopefully the current is not too strong!
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ahh thanks sjm.. we were trying not to disturb the spot too much and were "feeling" for it because every time you step or move the water turns cloudy & you can't see. If there's no joy today, we'll do another trip tomorrow with different tools. It's not a fast creek - more a kindof tidal waterhole.....
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Very happy! Today's find. Thanks so much my04tone!

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P.S. .... it was found in water thigh deep :-)
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Very glad to hear Scooby
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Great!
How long did it take and did ya find anything else interesting?
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Gravel Rocks... the detector arrived from America this morning... sooo... after not reading the destructions and racing down to where the ring was last seen, to actually find it took about an hour all up... Gotta tell you though, I was very surprised.. I didn't think we'd ever see it again. Metal detector more than paid for itself on its first trip. Will be some more trips soon... now we have been bitten by the bug!
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Thanks NachaLuva... we were really happy to get it back
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