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Just joined, Hi from Armidale.
« on: September 15, 2014, 01:51:33 PM »
Hey all,

Another newbie here, my name is Ash and im from Armidale.
My partner (Danni) and I have been keen metal detectorists for several years now, mainly targeting pre-1900 relics.

Recently we have started gold panning and fossicking as well, very little to show for our efforts but its been fun all the same.  ;)
We are planning a 4 day trip around the New England area fossicking, detecting and gold prospecting in October, cant wait.

Look forward to chatting to you all anyway, great site.

Ash

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Re: Just joined, Hi from Armidale.
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2014, 02:59:48 PM »
If you're in Glen Innes the week before the October long weekend, I'll in there.  Piano accordion and flamenco outfit optional.

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Re: Just joined, Hi from Armidale.
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2014, 05:28:13 PM »
 G'day Ash. I've enjoyed your contributions to the AMDRH Forum.
I hope you get a lot of pleasure (even profit) from fossicking. If you haven't already done so, check out my blog and YouTube channels - there is a lot of information there which you might find useful.
John

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Re: Just joined, Hi from Armidale.
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2014, 07:25:56 PM »
Haha.. Unfortunately I will miss that scene, we are planning to be there Saturday and Sunday before the long weekend.

Thanks John, ah yeah haven't been on the detecting site for a long time!
Yes I've already watched a few of your videos, great stuff!
I actually sent you a message via YouTube as well, mainly to pick your brains about spots we might visit around this area. (Before I realised this was the place to be! :) )

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Re: Just joined, Hi from Armidale.
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2014, 07:32:21 PM »
I hope I gave you the right info!

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Re: Just joined, Hi from Armidale.
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2014, 09:46:01 PM »
No reply! Lol  ;D
I realised afterwards that you had moved from the region, so I wasn't too devastated.

Honestly we are getting a little disheartened trying to plan the trip to the glen innes area, all of the spots I have been able to find information on are either closed, flogged out (by all reports) or pay to dig.
Dunno...after suggestions and advice.  beers beers

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Re: Just joined, Hi from Armidale.
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2014, 01:00:24 AM »
Flogged or not, it's still great to get out doors and in a creek... Welcome to Alf!  Happy to meet on the field if you happen to be in the glen area...

If you haven't already done so, you can check out my blog also...link below... ;)
8)  www.JewelleryPirate.com.au/blog - The Jewellery Pirate's fossicking adventures...

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Re: Just joined, Hi from Armidale.
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2014, 08:51:29 AM »
Ash welcome to ALF.  :)

Weekend before the long weekend would be 26-7 September?  Calxoddity and I will be up Glen Innes way then, arriving Saturday afternoon.  Probably easier to contact Calx as I will be staying out at Tingha the first couple of nights.

Only place I can think of that you may be able to use the Wallybanker for gold would be out at Kookabookra but that would be moving a lot of sand in the river for a few specks and only if the river is low.  Yes I am also on PA and AMDRH forums  :)

You will find the detector for coins and relics and a set of sieves, shovels and yabbie pump for sapphires and zircons most useful items to take and use.

For sapphire chasing try Billabong Blue, a paid dig but good.  Unfortunately can only use sieves there.

Jerry
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Re: Just joined, Hi from Armidale.
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2014, 09:15:49 PM »
Thanks again everyone.  :)
We are planning to be over that way the weekend of 4th, 5th October but havent decided completely.

Great blog BTW Capt'n, I have been reading over it for a few weeks now, yours too John. :)
« Last Edit: September 16, 2014, 09:23:46 PM by ashhhhh »

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Re: Just joined, Hi from Armidale.
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2014, 01:19:33 AM »
Hi Ash,

That weekend is when Emmaville Gemfest is also on. Well worth checking out.

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Re: Just joined, Hi from Armidale.
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2014, 09:58:47 AM »
Oh very nice!! We will do that for sure.

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Re: Just joined, Hi from Armidale.
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2014, 11:12:32 AM »
For your information there is also a Lapidary club in Uralla, New England Lapidary and Fossicking Club Inc see http://gemlapidarycouncilnsw.org.au/clubs/
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

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Re: Just joined, Hi from Armidale.
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2014, 02:16:33 PM »
Welcome to ALF Ashhh, hope ya trip to GI is a good one ;)

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Re: Just joined, Hi from Armidale.
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2014, 05:44:25 PM »
welcome to ALF mate  beers :D ;D 8) :P Droo beers
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Re: Just joined, Hi from Armidale.
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2014, 12:20:29 PM »
Thanks again everyone, im counting down the days now!  Droo

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