The Gold is Never Gone

I had been doing some research on where gold has been found on the Glendons property.2.5 gram gold nugget found by Cory from BrisbaneGold Between my talks with other prospectors and my friend who had found some rakings on the property I decided to start there. He had already been over the rakings with his Minelab GPX 5000 and at first I thought I won’t bother there. I parked at the area known as ‘The Carpark’ which is where everyone goes for panning on the property, and according to every prospector I speak to has been hammered and they don’t bother detecting there. While I was getting suited up, another member of our local prospecting club arrived and we decided to work together. He is fairly new to detecting and has a Minelab SD 2100v2. While he was getting ready I was just casually swinging the Minelab GPX-4500 about 2m from the car when I got a signal. I decided to dig, and my fellow prospector watched on eagerly as he has not found gold before. I was sure it was junk, but at about 8″ the target was out. It plopped onto the top of the pile and we both spotted the unmistakeable sparkle of gold at the same time. 1.5 grams from the carpark at ‘The Carpark’! The most brilliant light yellow piece I have seen.

Later that day we found ourselves at the rakings I had been told about. Who ever had been there had been very thorough or so they thought…. 2 minutes after beginning there I had a small signal. Again about 8″down out came a 1gram slug.

About 3m from the one gram piece and in someone’s old scraping, I heard the most minute change in the threshold. I asked my friends ‘can you hear that?’. Both said no and thought I was mad. However being a musician I can hear things most others can’t. I scraped out the old dig hole a few inches and it became a ground noise with a slight whip in the middle. Digging further down through the gravel it became evident the soil was highly mineralised and very different to the top soil. The target was still there but hard to distinguish from the ground noise. After 10″ of digging I hit a thick red clay and after one final scoop the target was out. And sure enough it was gold! A 0.7 gram piece in very difficult soil at 10″ measured!

Using a Minelab GPX-4500 with a 14” x 9″ Nugget Finder Coil. A top combo!

After that find, I sat down for a breather and let my friend put the 14” x 9” on his Minelab GPX 5000. 2 minutes later he had a beautiful 3 gram piece from an area I had already been over…..

0.7grm Nugget found at 'The Carpark' by Cory from BrisbaneGold

Hole dug whilst digging out a target

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About Cory

There seems to be gold in my blood- My great grandfather was from Ballarat and had several gold claims (not overly successful from my research). My grandfather, father and uncle all were prospectors in NZ- where my uncle still prospects regularly. I remember when I was about 5 my father would regularly go fossicking around drake and Taloom. When I was older we would go gold panning around Kilkivan frequently and thus began my interest in gold. About 2 years ago, after settling down with a house and family, I felt the call of gold again and began seriously learning all I could. I began panning in Warwick regularly but my interest soon turned to detecting. I started with a cheap machine and very soon realised I was wasting my time. I was lucky enough to have been given a Minelab GP 3000 back in February this year and found 12 grams of the good stuff on my first outing! I haven't looked back since. I now have a Minelab GPX 4500 and am finding good gold in the Warwick area very regularly- which is no easy feat! Since joining the Miners Den Australia team an interest in coins and relics has been sparked. In my spare time, I always seem to be swinging a detector, and my daughter (5) is now asking for one of her own!

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