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General Discussion / Re: GGT Aug 2012
« on: July 31, 2012, 06:26:39 PM »
Ok I give in, where's Tassie ? :D

A ballroom is started when all of the rooms and pillars have been cut.
Rooms or 'drives' are normally 2.4 mtrs wide x 1.8 mtrs tall. Pillars are 2.4x2.4 x1.8 mtrs of natural ground, and are the 'props' of the mine. A ballroom occurs when all of these props are cut away leaving an empty space.
It's a job that has it's dangers. As every underground miner knows it is almost impossible to stick to the measurements above but they are a guideline. A lot depends upon the stability of the roof and my advice is to prop' prop'prop and keep a very good eye out for lose ends................. beers

Gem of the Month / Re: Opal Guessing Competition
« on: July 30, 2012, 06:46:15 PM »
All of the above Cap'n ;D

Gem of the Month / Re: Opal Guessing Competition
« on: July 13, 2012, 07:58:41 PM »
Thanks  Wwoofa, sorry Tom............I'll go 414 that should do it. beers

Trip Talk / wollongong
« on: July 09, 2012, 09:43:04 AM »
Have just returned from a weekend in this glorious city. Booked into an upmarket concrete and glass block and arrived there about 4.50 p.m. on friday and began the hunt for food. Hotel was offering a steak balanced on a chip so decided to look further afield.
So with my driver ( dishwasher, cook, housekeeper, and general gofor, namely wife) we set out to explore the culinary delights of Wollongong. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! every possible venue appeared on the right hand side of the street but, there are no right hand turns allowed. In other words if you want to turn right, go left!
I could see no problems with turning right as there were very few, if any, pedestrians to be seen. Seems that at 5pm sharp all the shops close and a mass exodus of the trading population takes place and with it goes all those trying to spend their last dollar.
Honestly it is the only city that I've been too where the GPS has become so confused that it shut down and refused to work.
We did eventually find our way back to the hotel and ordered the steak, very nice too.
So, if you ever go to wollongong here are a few tips.
1. If you are on foot then the road code for pedestrians doesn't necessarily apply, you don't have to look left when you cross the road because theres nothing coming.
2. Take sandwiches and a thermos of tea if arriving around 5pm.
3.A left hand drive vehicle is advisable.
4. If you've just robbed the bank then turn right at every intersection, the police will never catch you.

Honestly though it's a very nice place to spend a weekend thank you wollongong.

Gem of the Month / Re: Opal Guessing Competition
« on: July 09, 2012, 09:13:21 AM »
412 maybe.

Sorry for the lateness in replying Bucket but have been out digging for the past few days ( the garden :'( ) Halls creek mate...........GOLD. beers

General Discussion / Re: Happy birthday's
« on: June 30, 2012, 10:14:24 AM »
How remiss of me tut,tut, have a great day dear Lady ::)

Theres still a bit to be found outside of halls creek Bucket. find the old workings then the stream bed OK beers

Trip Talk / Re: western australia trip GOLD in them HILLS
« on: June 25, 2012, 06:45:08 PM »
Hi Snappa. Nullagine, one of my old stamping grounds in the 80s.
I'm not sure if you have been there before.
Was the back of beyond and a fairly rough place and a good pair of eyes in the back of your head helped to save your gear. I was in the old pub ( built of tin and railway sleepers) when one of the local unmentionables approached me and asked me if I wanted to buy a pair of boots..............MY BOOTS ! haha.

Plenty of rock carving around to look at, save taking the TV.

Keep your eyes around at the bottom of the boulders, diamond ground.

Let me know if the mining company GOLD SPEC are still operating out there Mate.

Good hunting and take care. beers

General Discussion / Re: My windows rattling
« on: June 09, 2012, 06:38:19 PM »
Mm, I'll use a little less powder and a longer fuse next time beers

General Discussion / Re: The Twins Have Finally Arrived!!
« on: June 09, 2012, 06:33:36 PM »
All the breast(s) Moon....................... ;D

General Discussion / Re: Joke of the Day
« on: June 04, 2012, 07:22:38 AM »
What an absolute and fantastic theory. no grey areas !
I can see an immediate use in Canberra, paint the pollies black so that they may absorb some light......absolutelybloodyfantastic. ::)

Shows and Events / Re: last we forget
« on: April 27, 2012, 09:55:48 AM »
God supplied the food and the devil supplied the cook eh Butts. ;D

 :o :o ;D
I found a piece of quartz a couple of years ago in the western desert and it was shot with Au. In fact it was so big that it took two cameras to photograph it !

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