Gold'n Sands

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Sundowner, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. GoneAgain

    GoneAgain Huh?

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    well done mate!




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  2. b0mb3r

    b0mb3r Old Git

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    What a great trip and thanks for taking me with you :clap so what is the coin ... dont remember a coin with 3 on it :ear
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  3. Sundowner

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    Thankyou, Tom, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    Cheers, JTB, I really wish it was accompanied by a brick sized gold nugget, especially with current gold prices near $1900 an ounce, but I've always loved collecting old coins since I was knee high to a grasshopper, so I'm really pleased for my little link to the past. Thanks for following the RR all the way through. Not sure where the next ride report will lead me, but the West is high on the list. I might have to do that as a live report. We'll see.

    Get yourself another bike, GA. You know you need to. :D And thanks. I'm trying harder with my photography. I'll get the hang of it soonish, hopefully. My biggest fault is not getting the camera out often enough.

    Thankyou, b0mb3r. It's half a sixpence - a threepence/thruppnee bit. Only the size of our 5 cent piece, I'd imagine back in 1865 it would have been close to a days wages. It features the "young" head of Queen Victoria and I believe it's made of pure silver.
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  4. b0mb3r

    b0mb3r Old Git

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    give you $10 for it ........ being as its old and worth sweet FA















































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  5. GoneAgain

    GoneAgain Huh?

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    yeah thinkin a christmas present might be in order (depends a tad on a dude with a screwdriver:evil )

    seriously, when i saw your first post, i couldnt believe you took the photos..... not that there is anything really as shit pics, and i never thought you took shit pics, but these photos are really up there...

    oh and yeah, you hit it spot on, take a million photos...its easier to find one hundered gold ones that way (hell it seems to work for me) :D

    hope to ride with you again..."soon".. :deal



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  6. PilbaraGoat

    PilbaraGoat Been here awhile

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    TREASURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Very enjoyable RR.
    I'd almost be happier to find the coin than some gold (but at $1900/ounce, maybe not)
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  7. desert dog

    desert dog scrub basher

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    good stuff, mate.

    did I tell'ya that Ive been with a mate up to teetulpa gold fields and kings bluff (nice crystals)......on the barrier hwy.
    he was using the latest minelab and was sucessfull every time biggest nug was 2.8 gms.
    I supplied the transport and 'oysters':wink:

    cheers matty
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  8. Sundowner

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    Keep that thought, Matty. Teetulpa district is high on my list of areas to explore. You could always bring some oysters and :raabiaAnnie:raabia to my new Mid-North ride. I still want to go exploring the Gawler Ranges as well. Do you have access to a detector?
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  9. Sundowner

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    Thanks PG - it's even rated 4 Stars :wings. The coin was really something to find, considering how small and old (and worthless, cheers b0mb3r, :lol3) Re finding gold, it's at a huge price. I'd be keen to know how many people are considering it as a primary income source - it could easily trigger new rushes, given the unemployment rates and it's potential. There are many people I've heard of that have turned full time prospector.
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  10. dodgey

    dodgey Adventurer

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    You certainly have a talent for telling a great story and you are not scared to take that bike anywhere either!!
    You could be the next Leyland brother on 2 wheels!!
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  11. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

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    Sundowner, excellent report in an area that I wish I knew more about. Thanks for sharing!
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  12. mcfear

    mcfear now known as many things

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    who the hell knows these days :D
    mate would love to go out and explore some of these areas once i got my XR down here.

    just uhh keep the showering you described in this RR to a minimum please haha.
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  13. desert dog

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    howdy mate and "ani" says hello too, no metal detector but still keen to do the gawlers.

    cheers matty

    PS. i will bring the oysters and coopers.:freaky
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  14. SS in Vzla.

    SS in Vzla. Totally Normal? I'm not!

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    Great Report :clap
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