The little stuff still adds up


By Bobupnorth

The release of the GPX5000 brought into focus the fact that that much of the easy gold has gone and so on this trip, with all of us armed with 5000s, we were determined to see how good the fine gold setting really was.

Accompanying me on the trip was my long-time detecting mate, Henri, and a very good friend from Canberra, George, and his lovely wife Roslyn. We were later joined by Henri's wife, Jo, and my wife, Delys.

We were headed for an old favourite of ours, Flat Creek, as there had been a fire on the property about eight months before and we wanted to get on the ground before the grass started to grow back.

For the first few days we hit old patches that we'd found and worked in the past, or should I say hammered, until we couldn't get a peep out of them. The 5000s came to the party with two of us running Commander 11-inch monos and Henri swinging a 12-inch NuggetFinder mono. Very small nuggets started to see the light, down to one tenth of a gram and at good depth.

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