The Australian Metal Detectorist thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by sidetrack one, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. DARK-SIDE

    DARK-SIDE Fringe Dweller

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    Found in a similar spot but a couple of years apart, I'd like to think they belong together :rogue

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  2. Sundowner

    Sundowner Extended Play

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    Possibly a matchbox?
  3. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Would be too small id say mate. It is tiny. About the same dia as a .22 shell only longer and no step/shoulder.
  4. Woody2627

    Woody2627 Grey Wobbler

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    I haven't read through this thread so don't jump down my throat if it has already been mentioned, but there is a $300 fine for "carry/use/possess" a metal detector in National Parks in NSW. Just so you know.
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  5. Suncoaster

    Suncoaster Long timer Supporter

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    Found two of these in different spots on the same goldfield.
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  6. TenereMark

    TenereMark Where are we????????

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    Matches. Did still have tins with the wax matches in but don't know where they are.
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  7. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    New area today. Wow, did they work this area hard. Any wonder with the thousands of OZ‘s found. The addits are simply amazing. Have a look at the size of the mullock heaps and there are a few of these. Deep addits with branches heading off everywhere. Addits falling in. With the iron i have found, no detector has been in here. I need a decent coil in the 14”/15” size. I ran the Minelab 11” mono. GB 285 mostly, ‘B’ at null (51), ‘A’ at 80. Could have run ‘A’ at 90 but i was flicking ‘B’ through from 50 to 52 so just left it at 80. Mode 1 with gain at 5. FFS’s at a decibel of about 98. Quantity? Shit loads. Nearly as many as my nails....FFS.

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  8. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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  9. bikeymikey70

    bikeymikey70 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Biggest find yet :) an old 1800s hotel, need to go back with a shovel and machete, very overgrown IMG_8548.jpg
  10. Suncoaster

    Suncoaster Long timer Supporter

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    303 blank cartridges, one bullet and a burnt ballpoint pen, found with the QED in a WWII training area on private land in FNQ. I was showing the QED to a friend and these shells were all over the place. After the war scavengers cleaned up most of the spent brass on ranges, but missed a lot. He showed me a cache of dozens of live 303 rounds found there a week ago.
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  11. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Gunna make some more picks to sell out of plough discs and trailer leaf spring.

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  12. bikeymikey70

    bikeymikey70 Been here awhile Supporter

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  13. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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  14. DARK-SIDE

    DARK-SIDE Fringe Dweller

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  15. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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  16. DARK-SIDE

    DARK-SIDE Fringe Dweller

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    No signal Al, I just picked it up randomly :dunno

    I like rocks :loco
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  17. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    I hate nails! Shit loads again this arvo!

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  18. DARK-SIDE

    DARK-SIDE Fringe Dweller

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    I reckon you're on to something there with that long handled pick :thumb
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  19. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Seriously the best. I have a few in the back of the ute. A slightly shorter one using a plough disc head. Nice light pick that one.

    Im having troubles getting hardwood dowel now that we have a 5k radius lockdown. I have slightly thinner hardwood dowel for the smaller picks though.

    @bikeymikey70 when i get sorted ill get back to you mate.

    Al.
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  20. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    My heaviest pick so far. Leaf spring, hardwood handle.

    You dont really need a pick this heavy duty but some people want them. Fair enuff if you are tuff on your gear. This is what a fellow detector wanted. The Plough disc pick is light and durable.

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