Bugger…might be in Lake Dunstan by now working its way down to the Clyde Dam. Guessing you were in the Moke.
Can’t say sorry mate
Yep…mums the word.
Yeah, I hate it when I accidentally run a catch and release operation. Happened a few times with tweezers flicking a piece back into the creek
Put my bottle with maybe 3 grams on a low rock in the stream last year…and when I turned around it had gone invisible! Either the fairies stole it or my disturbance washed it off the rock and off it went down the creek.
Years ago had another bottle fell off the bank and broke over the rocks in the Arrow
Not so long ago had maybe 1/4 ounce in a pan and was in the creek throwing rocks out - need I say more - one rock got the side of the pan and spun it through the air and I guessed it rained gold. I got maybe half it back!
In the 1970s I lost a ‘Skoll’ brand suntan oil bottle with about an inch of mercury with perhaps 2 or 3 pennyweight of flour gold in it - dropped on the river bank somewhere.
“Such is life”, last words of Ned Kelly.