Teamed up with @PablosGold and visited his bro’s place in Ballarat to use as a base to explore the surrounds detecting for gold for 2 weeks. Just back…
First tiny picker found:
How the pros do it:
A true Aussie prospector in his natural environment around Maryborough:
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!!
The biggest bit I found on the trip:
Also accidentally found a geocache in Creswick forest while detecting, and bonus - found another bit of “fly shit” just below it:
Of course, had to add a note to the log book, last entry being about a year previous.
It’s getting bloody hard to detect gold, the sum of 2 weeks:
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.