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
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
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 :)
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
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
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.
Originally Published: 30th March 2017
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?
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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.
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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.
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Video of last time/my first time in the area: https://youtu.be/Ow5EFtk1L7o
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