Hows it going everyone! So as you can see, I’m a complete newbie. Have only really gotten into the hobby about a week ago. I’m really keen to branch out and meet some new faces that are like minded and enjoy a day on the creek! Based in Auckland but love venturing away whenever the chance.
So over the weekend my friend and I went for our first gold hunt. We walked pretty far up the Tairua River, thick dence bush wacking most of it. We found a bit of bedrock, and alot of undercut erosion.
I found one spec of gold. Deffinatly not worth posting about, but really gave me hope. I had seen it was very unlikely to find gold in the Tairua River, but somehow a spec…
Definatly nothing to write home about but got me thinking…
Walking back to the car we bumped into a local hunter who told us we were in the wrong creek, and Fortunatly was kind enough to share some of his knowlege. We spent about 10 hours trekking all for 1 spec and a few rocks.
I’ve been pretty observant on this forum after the weekend researching spots around the coromandle. There are deffinatly alot of knowledgeable people sharing valuable tips and insights. I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for sharing some of their experiences! (Including the people outside of coromandle) I feel that reading this forum is highly educational and has me on the right track to an incredible hobby!
Here’s a photo of the rocks I managed to find up the Tairua.
Look forward to reading future posts!
Keep it up Legends!