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Just set up camp on a dune at 40 Mile Beach overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Todays a bit windy, but tomorrow is forecast to be better.

Regardless, should get a great sunset in a few hours.

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Hey T

I reckon you should add that image to the photo of the month...

...if you squint real hard, you'll see the 490 at the end of that blue arrow and after all - a Satellite is just a big drone LOL

Are you still hearing Perthwards? Planning to head away on 6th - 10th September - hopefully weather will be kind.

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Gidday Anthony

Didn't think of adding to drone comp - good thinking ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Yeah still, albiet very slowly, heading toward Perth

Who knows when i will get there though ๐Ÿ˜
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Photo out my front window facing inland,towards the south, and one facing North overlooking the Indian Ocean
The final phito is what Ive found with my Minelab GoFind 40 detector in the sand around my campsite in just 10 minutes searching !

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Imagine what you'll get if you had it on the "gold" setting LOL

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Agree with Anthony on the photo I'm sure I can see you next to the water with a tinnie in your hand ;-]
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G'day Terry ... good to see you're still out and about and vertical. I've added you location to my list for a trip next year,
I'll probably be going in the opposite direction though through Perth first.
I wonder if you can give me a run down on your experience with the Minelab GoFind.
I've been looking for something that takes up less space and is not so clunky to set up. I've read the specs 
and it appears to be suitable for the use I would put it too, I mean at our age who wants to dig deeper that 6 inches or so.
Looks like a good beach coin hunter. What has been your experience thus far. ... Regards Dave

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Gidday Dave

Re Minelab

Yes it is definitely a good beach coin detector BUT if you perservere with it and get the settings right is is a reasonable gold detector too.

I have a bigger Minelab SD3500 which I use down in the Victorian "golden triangle" with some small success but even that unit is struggling to find nuggets in areas that have already been worked.

Last year I was working an area near Dunnoly with a mate who had the new Minelab GPX5000 - he got a strong hit, called me over and I swept the area with my 3500 and , because I knew their was something there, picked up a very faint warble. I then swept with the GoFind and got nothing whatsoever.

We dug down about 600mm and found a reasonable nugget ( about 2 gms)

I think the GoFind struggles in well worked areas with either very small and/or very deep nuggets.

But as a coin/ jewelry sand situation it is ideal

Because it is so easy to set up and use I'm finding I am sweeping areas a lot more than I would/did with the 3500 and enjoying my walks along the beach because of it.

My advice - they are so cheap, easy to use and a fun way to get additional excerise - buy one anyway ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Just to put the cat amongst the pigeons my latest fun thing is "Magnet Fishing" ( check it out on Youtube)

Ive just placed an order for my first magnet

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Sshhhh T!

Been doing that for a while - using a magnet out of a n old large speaker. Very mixed success, waiting to find my first murder weapon under the Garrett Road Bridge (dodgy bridge in an area near the main race course in Perth)

Found the odd shopping trolley and bicycle - couple of big hits which I suspect are old tyres and rims, but magnet breaks away before you can get it off the bottom.

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Hey Anthony

Ive ordered a neodymiumย magnet with 115kg pull force.

Should do the trick eh?? ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž
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That will pull the rust off the water LOL

Mine is no where near that - tricky part is mounting them. Mine is just tied in a bucket knot using hoochie cord. Have seen some make a steel surround with a loop attachment for the cord. If your mag has a hole through the centre you can bolt a stainless feel eye through it.

I should buy a good rare earth one and get to the good spots before you get to Perth LOL

I had a look at your detector on line - then started to wander n the website and found their underwater model - then I started yo get excited.

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My magnet has option of screwing eyebolt onto either the top or the side

The GoFind has a waterproof coil

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Yeah I too have spent many hours looking for gold, the old detector rarely see's the light of day anymore. GoFind appears to be very lightweight easily stored/carried and ready for work in minutes,
It will be fun on the beach, I'll give it a go. Thanks.

I'm not sure I'm ready to pull shopping trolleys etc out of rivers, they're a bit hard to get at with those layers of pushbikes building up on top.



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