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Old mining photos from the West Coast


#1

Quite an interesting collection of gold mining photos from yesteryears…


#2

Pretty cool Gavin. Thanks for putting the link up. just got home from a gold panning prospect to a few creeks that were rumoured to have had gold in the early 1860’s over Wanaka way. Came home with a skunk. Was beautiful country though. Cheers

JW :slight_smile:


#3

Always a great excuse to explore somewhere new! And I’ve got some new spots to check out from those photos. Hope it wasn’t too cold panning this time of year!


#4

Ha ha…yes it was. I should have known better. My first panning in ages. I got the new 6" coil for my Equinox 800 (Thanks Dan) on friday. Took it out for its dabo today & got 14 TINY bits of gold for the grand total of .24 of a gram. It may rival the Gold Monster.

Cheers

JW :slight_smile:
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#5

That’s pretty impressive! I might have to borrow one for a play to compare with my Gold Bug Pro. That also picks up the “fly shit” but curious to see how they compare.