Tag Archives: prospecting

Gympie GPA.


  I’ve been digging at the Gympie GPA for a few months now. Getting away on weekends or rainy days, when work has been cancelled. There has been more than enough colour in my river sluice, to keep it very … Continue reading

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Clay Pipe Factory.


Had a great day in what will now be known as “The Clay Pipe Factory”. Another piece of “Cutty Pipe”, coming out of the same dig site. I think I’m digging a trench, that has been worked by the old … 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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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 ¬†three hours to our location, west of Warwick. Booking into the camp ground, we headed to … Continue reading

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Weekend Gold.


Last weekend broke a gold drought for me. Things had been quiet for a while, whether it has been the heat, or just lack of effort on my behalf. The last six months or so, had produced little in the … Continue reading

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Thanes Creek Trip.


Just back from Thanes Creek, south-west Queensland. Tried prospecting in different locations looking for gold, without any success. Can’t find gold all the time. I did get some good photo’s….. It rained several time over the weekend, but the rain … Continue reading

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Weekends, make what you can out of them…


The weekend just gone, I¬†attempted to fund raise for a worthy cause. Organizing a group of prospectors to dig for gold and donate the findings of one day to the cause, which was a young woman with a very rare … Continue reading

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