Diggin' For Gold

Back to Reedy Creek again for a few days of prospecting and camping. Sluicing and crevicing is what I focused on during this trip, with some semi decent results from some crevices. Some cold nights and mornings but well worth it nonetheless. I had a fun few days, and hopefully you get some fun out of this video.

Originally Published: 9th May 2017

Back to Reedy Creek again for a few days of prospecting and camping. Sluicing and crevicing is what I focused on during this trip, with some semi decent results from some crevices. Some cold nights and mornings but well worth it nonetheless. I had a fun few days, and hopefully you get some fun out of this video.

Originally Published: 6th May 2017

Part 2 is here in all of its glory. I got some nice results towards the end so make you you watch it all the way through.

Originally Published: 30th April 2017

Finally was able to return to this spot retrieve my pumps. I spent a few productive hours digging for some decent results in the end. It started of a it slow with not much gold showing itself, but I finished off strong.

Originally Published: 29th April 2017

In this installment I attempted to return to the spot from my last video. The plan was altered so I was sent off to prospect for a new spot. The results were...less than stellar. So not a lot of gold to be seen here, but a bit of an adventure.

Originally Published: 9th April 2017

A couple of days spent camping and prospecting at Reedy Creek (Eldorado end) in North East Victoria. There was a bit of rain recently and so the river was quite high which prevented me from finding any good gold. But I did get something to show for my efforts when all was said and done. Used the Angus MacKirk Grubbstake sluice.

Originally Published: 26th June 2016

Finally got back up to Reedy Creek after a few months for a few days of gold prospecting and camping. Spent most my time running buckets through the small Angus McKirk Grubstake sluice as my highbanker is out of action. This video (part 2) is day 2 and 3.

Originally Published: 17th November 2016

Part 1: https://www.bitchute.com/video/MOOt7Mkoz8Uw/

Finally got back up to Reedy Creek after a few months for a few days of gold prospecting and camping. Spent most my time running buckets through the sluice as my highbanker is out of action. This video (part 1) is the first day.

Originally Published: 13th November 2016

Part 2: https://www.bitchute.com/video/m8UmEW6OupoE/

and tested a small stream sluice box. It only cost me $19 AUD (about $14.50 USD) in materials (ABS plastic) and few days printing time (both cost and time could be minimised if I can manage to stop the warping problem). Its lightweight, tough enough, and despite the less than ideal conditions and truncated test it proved it can can catch very fine gold. All things considered Im willing to tentatively call it a success at this point...pending further tests when the weather improves. So far I'd say that this sluice would be a great cost effective addition to any budding prospectors arsenal.

Originally Published: 27th September 2016

This is an old video I shot about six months ago but never got around to uploading. Since its been a while since my last uplaod I figured now was as good a time as any. The location is in the Yarra Valley. It was a nice day spent prospecting a pleasant little creek and I got a little bit of gold in the pan at the end of the day so it was a total success.

Originally Published: 27th September 2016

I returned to the spot I found in my last video in central victoria for a bit more prospecting, and also camped the night. It showed potential last time, and this time I proved that potential (imo) including finding a nice little nugget.

Somehow messed up the captions towards the end of the videos and they're all showing about 6 seconds too early :( But since I didn't want to upload it again I thought you can just manage as is :)

Enjoy!

Originally Published: 4th August 2016

Went prospecting for a new spot today. Came up empty handed at the first creek, but struck gold at the second making the day a success. I will return soon to run some proper gear and I think Ill do quite well.

Originally Published: 29th July 2016

This is the second test of my DIY Miller Table, and the first real test with some sluice cons. Twas a resounding success, if I do say so myself :) What do you think?

Originally Published: 27th May 2016

Headed out again today for a short couple of hours sluicing in order to get some cons to test out my new miller table with. Twas very wet and cold...ugh.

Check out my next video if you want to see the clean up and gold I got for this effort.

And please excuse the audio quality. Although it's never usually amazing, the camera got quite wet and the audio seems to have suffered.

Originally Published: 26th May 2016

First test of my new DIY miller table. It didn't start off too well but we got there in the end.

Originally Published: 19th May 2016

Here is a not so short video documenting my DIY miller table / water table build. Its not an instructional video per se, but could help you out nonetheless. I think it came together well enough in the end. What do you think? Let me know in the comments section.

Originally Published: 19th May 2016

It was a fine day, not to hot, and I hadn't been out for a while so I took the chance and headed out for the day. I spent a few hours in the general vicinity of Ballarat/Daylesford sort of area panning, sluicing and crevicing. After a not so great start and a few pans that didnt pan out I got a nice little picker (which is always nice...but especially after a bad start). But was forced to return home early as one of my bulge pumps busted up. Oh well, I'll just have to get that remaining gold next time.

Originally Published: 17th January 2017

I spent another few days leisurely running the sluice and highbanker at Reedy Creek near Eldorado, Vic. Good times were had, as well as some gold.

Originally Published: 17th April 2016

This is my return to this spot in Gippsland. It was a good day out indeed. I got some nice colour plus a small picker or two.

I did end up weighing what I got during the day...curiosity got the better of me. And it was...

...about .36g...so just over a third of a gram. Not bad at all.
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Originally Published: 30th March 2017

Just a short video showing how I made my "power sluice" for use at spots with no water flow. I used an Angus MacKirk Grubbstake sluice.

Originally Published: 1st May 2016
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A return to the spot where I snagged my first picker...with some decent results...I got some gold. This has to be one of my favorite places to go prospecting. Made a diy sucker but that broke pretty early on. Sigh. So just worked the crevices by hand for the day. The water level was a up a little, not enough for the sluice though.

Originally Published: 16th March 2016

Today I caught up with a mate for a day out detecting near Castlemaine in central Victoria. So I busted out the ol' Minelab SDC2300 and swang away...and managed to come away with a couple (or more) nice little gold nuggets for my efforts. Not a bad day out if you ask me. What do you think?

Thanks for watching!

Originally Published: 22nd October 2019

I spent a couple of hours crevicing and panning a creek in the Gippsland area of eastern Victoria. I forgot to take water, snacks and my crevicing tools so could only manage a couple of hours before I was done. But for 10 small pans or less Im happy with the result. Had the sluice with me but wasn't enough water. Should be a good spot to take the sluice though once the water returns...maybe even the highbanker.

Originally Published: 4th March 2016

My first ever video...from before I planned to do this whole YouTube/BitChute thing so it was shot on a phone (please excuse the quality). I spent two days up there (23 - 24th Feb 2016) prospecting and running the highbanker and camped in Chiltern-Mt. Pilot National Park. Found some nice gold and had a good time out there despite the heat.

Sorry about the audio being all over the place, and also for the wind.

If you want me to make more videos like this then please let me know by liking or commenting on this video, or by subscribing to my channel.

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Another day out detecting with the SDC2300 in some old shallow workings up Daylesford-ish kind of way. The day had its ups and downs, but in the end...gold makes everything okay. Just another day out in the goldfields of central Victoria, ey.

Thanks for watching!

Feel free to leave a like and/or let me know what you thought with a comment. Thanks!

Video of last time/my first time in the area: https://youtu.be/Ow5EFtk1L7o

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Australian gold prospecting. Detecting, sluicing, panning, and crevicing.