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One Ounce of Gold.


It has taken five years, a lot of digging, a lot of traveling, and a lot of time. But I’ve got there…. finally. The great “Troy Ounce”. If I can add a little more to make up for the impurities…. … 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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Gold-in-a-Rush


It’s been a struggle to get time off for a trip, between work, and the daughters new job (ie. Dad’s Taxi Service.) So, some quick Emails and phone calls, a rough plan was put into action. Eight probables for the weekend. … Continue reading

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Sluicing Coast Creek


I’ve managed a quick trip looking for gold. The entire week has been wet, with rain and cold conditions. The roads in Queensland have been awesome, as usual…. rain, roadworks, big trucks = one cracked windscreen, that’s how it goes… … Continue reading

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Five Days In Kilkivan.If you haven’t been, but can go to “Kilkivan Bush Camping & caravan Park”, just do it.


I’ve just got back from camping out in winter, in Australia. Obviously it does not get as cold as other parts of the world, but it lets you know it’s cool. Some photos, enjoy.  Ralph always has time to entertain you. Give … Continue reading

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Working Gold Mine.


The Prophet Gold Mine at Kilkivan, north west of Gympie, is the only place where the public can pan for gold easily, and receive complete instruction in the techniques required to find gold. The Prophet Mine is located on Rossmore road, Kilkivan.   … Continue reading

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