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Old 08-27-2012, 11:24 PM   #10501
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You planning some long walks in the desert Nev...?



At least it'll be a good excuse to buy another "Nifty" new toy for the shed collection...

Haha, no long walkies in the desert for me thanks Troy. I'm thinking of adapting it to one of my Trials bikes so I can get rich quick while I ride.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:28 PM   #10502
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Nev your in luck Kirbs made good friends with a serial killer @ hillend last weekend who was out and about to try his hand @ gold digging or we think burying people deep enough that you couldn't detect their fillings.

and your in double luck I think he's from near Melbourne, do you want his details ?
Its OK thanks mate, I probably already have them.


That reminds me, I haven't heard anything from Clancy in a while.
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:07 AM   #10503
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I just watched a show on TV that was using them and thought it would be pretty cool to have a play with one. Anyone here have any experience with Metal Detectors?

Waaaayyyy back I actually built one. Worked OK. Basically it's a flash arse transformer.

But, I have the attention span of a 4 year old, and given patience is required when out looking for "stuff", it wasn't for me. I wonder what happened to that thing? Probably got left in Kalgoorlie when we moved.
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:24 AM   #10504
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Eh? Metal detector + trials bike...? Neville Attenborough (with 2 tt's FFS)

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Haha, no long walkies in the desert for me thanks Troy. I'm thinking of adapting it to one of my Trials bikes so I can get rich quick while I ride.
Ummm... okayyy...?!


So you're gonna' branch out into trials archeology eh...?

"Here fella's... by jolly... I think I've mada a find...! It's what appears to be an old SL threefiddy mammoth from the early Belstaffiscene period.

...and by George, I think there might be the remaining hulks of a couple of old series one Landroversaurs possibly in underneath as well...!"

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Old 08-28-2012, 02:27 AM   #10505
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I just watched a show on TV that was using them and thought it would be pretty cool to have a play with one. Anyone here have any experience with Metal Detectors?

I have one and find them fasinating .....

Minelab make one now that will detect a gold nugget 1.5 metres deep. It costs about $6,500.00

Do your homework before you buy ! Some detectors weren't intended for beach use - sodium gives a false reading

and others are better for the east coast because in the west there is a lot of iron-ore in the ground .....

happy hunting
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:19 AM   #10506
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Thumb Minelab's, yes please put me down for one...

I know of a retired couple that are constantly traveling and they will never give away their lucky sites where they seem to be making a killing finding enough gold to fund their travels all the time plus some. From memory Phil they had purchased those new Minelab's and could not believe the difference in their gains. They were a bit concerned about the initial outlay but I think they have already paid for themselves and over.
Now, all I have to do is get those great sites out of them....
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:09 AM   #10507
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I know of a retired couple that are constantly traveling and they will never give away their lucky sites where they seem to be making a killing finding enough gold to fund their travels all the time plus some. From memory Phil they had purchased those new Minelab's and could not believe the difference in their gains. They were a bit concerned about the initial outlay but I think they have already paid for themselves and over.
Now, all I have to do is get those great sites out of them....
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Tibooburra.

the only place where you will find gold every day in Australia. No water for big companies and 50,000 grey nomads each winter can't be wrong.

PM me for the site near Warwick if your interested.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:56 PM   #10508
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Back in the 80's our unit Battery Commander spent a number of weekends walking the side of the Bruce Highway north of Nambour with a mine detector after he lost the breechblock for his L1A1 SLR out of the back of a Unimog. He was cleaning it on a trip back from Wide Bay Training Area.

Didn't find it but I'm sure he entertained passing motorists on the slow trip north.

I guess the technology has improved since then.
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:19 PM   #10509
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I have one and find them fasinating .....

Minelab make one now that will detect a gold nugget 1.5 metres deep. It costs about $6,500.00

Do your homework before you buy ! Some detectors weren't intended for beach use - sodium gives a false reading

and others are better for the east coast because in the west there is a lot of iron-ore in the ground .....

happy hunting
I used to use them for looking for survey marks. The Minelabs units (Australian made too) we had had a discriminate switch to look for non ferrous metal such as brass and stainless steel (and other metals such as gold). They worked fine but still got a signal if a lot of steel around. The main trick in these was to be constantly sweeping with them and when you get a signal it dies down as it goes over the actual object.

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Old 08-28-2012, 07:53 PM   #10510
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Eh? VIC Liquor Licensing Advice

Hey y'all, I'm trying to get a liquor license put through the VCGLR and have been having some issues . They've had some seriously stupid suggestions for me...so. If anyone has experience doing licensing, I'd appreciate a PM.
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:50 AM   #10511
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Possibly old news to some, however Adam Plate from the Pink Roadhouse died during last Friday's Targa Adelaide stages. Linky.
Adam was a well known, long standing member of the Oodnadatta and districts community. He built the famous business from the ground up with dedication and determination. He also ran an outback recovery and freight haulage business. His wife, Lynnie, who is the day to day life of the roadhouse and her family are strong people. Travellers through the township should show respect for his passing by not mentioning his first name in conversation with any of the Aboriginal locals, as their culture requires this. His passing will be mourned for a long time.
My deepest sympathies are extended to his family, friends and the people of the district.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:05 AM   #10512
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Fathers Day

Should be a change from socks anyway....!
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:51 AM   #10513
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Diesel Fuel Quality - are all brands much the same?

O'h no.... not another bloody oil thread...

My latest car is a turbo diesel, the first diesel I've owned. Does anyone know whether the grade/quality from the major brands is much the same or whether some are better than others?

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Old 08-29-2012, 05:04 AM   #10514
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I get obvious better economy from the BP ultimate diesel. About 40ks per tank
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:04 AM   #10515
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O'h no.... not another bloody oil thread...

My latest car is a turbo diesel, the first diesel I've owned. Does anyone know whether the grade/quality from the major brands is much the same or whether some are better than others?

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For the most part the major brands will give similar performance. That said, I avoid Woolies diesel after repeated awful fuel from their servo in Wellington NSW. Economy drops by about 30% yes, that much! Pathetic performance to with it. Caltex without the Woolies connection is fine. I have a Ford Ranger and a Nissan Pathfinder.
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