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End of year.


Hi. This has been a great year fossicking for gold. I’ve met lots of nice people, made more friends. Got back in touch with others I haven’t seen in ages. It’s just been productive and healthy….. go 2016.   I … Continue reading

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Platypus and gold.


I’ve just returned from a day trip digging gold. Got a few small pieces of gold, but most interesting was the Platypus, that tried to sneak pasted me when I wasn’t watching. The Platypus was having a hard time getting … Continue reading

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Finds while digging.


I do quite often come across unusual things while digging for that yellow stuff. Australia Day had me sweating like crazy, hot and humid. I set up the river sluice and went to dig some of the cobble layer that … Continue reading

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Golden Escape In Queensland.


A quick two day break….. A lot of buckets of gravel….. A couple of blisters…. Made some new friends….. Found some colour….. The chunky pieces are 0.2 grams each. Maybe the blue stone is a sapphire, maybe not. Plenty of … Continue reading

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Durikai Fossicking Area.


Holiday break at Christmas is a great time to get out for a dig. This year has been pleasantly cool, with the temperatures below 30 degrees most of the time. I’ve been out for two days so far. Loving it. … Continue reading

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Where to Gold Pan? ( North )


There are a few locations around Brisbane to try gold panning. All require a road trip of at least three hours travel time. These spots are designated fossicking areas or allow fossicking as an activity, on their properties. First I’ll … Continue reading

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Weekend Dig.


Just been away for the weekend. Travelled to Durikai Forest area for a dig, with a friend. We left early on Saturday morning, travelling ┬áthree hours to our location, west of Warwick. Booking into the camp ground, we headed to … Continue reading

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