||When it rains many rivers flood and water
holes like this make the best camps for weeks after.
Bill points to the ground where
a 500 oz nugget was found during the 1990's
Our small group enjoy a well earned lunch
break where we all found gold.
We are camped on top of a hill with panoramic views for hundreds
of auriferous miles around
The mild weather during winter in WA makes camping easy. Cheers,
dinner is in the pot.
A typical four persons touring tent serves one or two well. They
are put up in a few minutes.
Below, the objective was to weigh a nugget with stone attached,
by first weighing it in water, then in air- an exact gold
content can be calculated. Bill is tying the nugget to his old
Prospectors are an ingenious lot for comfort here in the WA
Here we see the remains of the old timers camp. The old tins
date from pre WW1 -1900's
Sometimes we come across an ancient water holes high up in the
hills that the Aboriginals relied upon. Today a hole like this
ensures abundant wild life survives in these desolate areas.
This one was being recorded by GPS and goes on a register to
ensure no mining destroys it.
Wide view from South Gimlet waste dump near Ora Banda
An exposed quartz reef usually associated with gold. See
detector on right.
We always try to find a good shady camp site, although the
temperatures can drop at night.
You can be so lucky. It goes to show if you
are prepared anything can happen. Take note of Terry's drag
chain, a bungy to keep his 18 inch mono coil feeling light, a
Lawrence style hood, a GPS, a plastic dust pan to isolate a
found signal, He holds 4.9 oz specimen found right here.
Let me ask you, would you give a xxxx to be here too? Paul say's
This is some typical Spinifex country up
Depending in group numbers for each trip, vehicles used will
vary from extended Toyota 4WD Arkarna that seats up to 9
passengers, or more individual private vehicles.