Caught up with the friendly accommodating (literally) @Hobosgold1 who I’d previously met on a WA detecting trip back in 2012. Check out his YouTube channel HOBOsGold for more Aussie gold goodness. Thanks again for looking after us mate - very much appreciated!!
If you look really carefully at the big bit of quartz you’ll see a tiny bit of gold. Just got to decide what to do with it now - dissolve the rock away, smash it up, or just keep it as a big paper weight.
I’d like to add, the highlight of the the trip was having lunch in the Bush in Creswick… Gav decided to sit directly on top of a bull ant nest, he has now invented a new dance called The bull ant shuffle, but looked more like he was tripping out.
Unfortunately I come away with zero gold except for panning half a gram at Sovereign Hill, but come up with a few relics, best find was a 2ft miners pick head from the 1800’s and a small Chinese soy bowl the size of an egg cup.
Great trip all the same.
my old boss in WA would pull up in a paddock next to a nest and call ya over for a yarn… no one would look down first and hed waffle crap for 30 seconds then start laughing and tell ya to look down. great joke aslong as it not you standing in them lol