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Scratcher

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Tomahawk creek
« on: April 21, 2024, 08:33:40 AM »
Hi all,  after a bit of info if you don't mind. Looking at going for a few days to tomahawk creek, have searched this forum and read all the posts. Only thing is that they all seem quite old, I found the mud map and sort of was thinking about scratching around the featherbed. Question is has it been dug out? Or should I be looking somewhere else at tomahawk.? Only sort of interested in tomahawk as my grandfather used to spend quite a lot of time out there in the 80s however he never passed on his secret spot 😄. Don't want your secret one either just don't want to get down 4ft and dig up a VB can. Thanks Scratcher.

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Re: Tomahawk creek
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2024, 07:30:50 AM »
Tomahawk is such a big area that it's a lot easier to find new ground than at some of the other diggings, however that's no guarantee you aren't going to find a VB can mine.
A few years back I was doing alright on a very shallow bit of wash, I started to find rubbish sitting on the clay but was still finding a few good stones,  whoever had been there before thought the clay was too much work. It was a lot of work, but well worth the effort.

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Re: Tomahawk creek
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2024, 04:16:47 PM »
Thanks for the info, I will flip a coin and follow one of the tracks away from the main diggings. I'm not afraid to do a fair bit of digging, don't expect to find much, just something I have wanted to do for a while. But you never know your luck. I appreciate the reply. .

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Re: Tomahawk creek
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2024, 11:08:38 PM »
Take care with the little tracks as years back I found some were overgrown and very rutted and others had holes dug in the middle of them or that someone has set up camp over the track.  Can make turning around interesting. Best at times to go walkabout first

I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

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Re: Tomahawk creek
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2024, 06:35:53 PM »
Handy info to know, I will pick a less used one and go for a walk first. Thanks for the reply.

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Re: Tomahawk creek
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2024, 07:00:25 PM »
Did you get out to Tomahawk? Did you find a good place to dig? Did you find some nice sapphires? Would be good to have an update

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Re: Tomahawk creek
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2024, 11:11:53 AM »
If your only going for a few days I'd just go to the Feather Bed run and jump in an existing hole.

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Re: Tomahawk creek
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2024, 10:42:24 AM »
Ok all, I made it out for a few days, heaps of old digging out there. Cleaned up and old digging on the ridge to the right and got some wash. Very grassy up there, moved down to hut creek and cleaned out another old digging. Got some nice wash before it ran into an old digging, ended up with a few chips and 3 nice sized ones. Went for a drive around couldn't find the feather bed is it passed the caravans or os there another road? Was going to have a look at Mt hoy but the tracks split up and go everywhere up past the lodge. Will get more adventurous next time. Do NOT ask google how to get to tomahawk creek from Clermont. Took me 60k down into a farmer's back paddock. To a locked gate    ::)

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Re: Tomahawk creek
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2024, 11:49:07 AM »
It is a bit of a maze, I drove all over the place and it is hard to figure it all out, need to make a map or use satnav. Yes, Feather Bed Run is in pass the caravans. I drove out to Mt Hoy, end up following a fence line, crossed creeks and having to turn back. Endup in an old hole up behind the tip till the wash pretty much ran out and it also got pretty dangerous so I collapsed it all and walked away.

 

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