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Jonathan Porter

'The West Australian Adventure'

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G'day from the 'Land Downunder', thought I might post up a link to a project I've been working on since returning home after my adventures in West Australia with Chris Ralph and Steve Herschbach.

This is my way of saying thank you to a couple of 'Swell Guys' (Fair Dinkum Blokes in Aussie lingo (talk) ). I've not had much of an opportunity to talk with Chris and Steve since returning home but would like to publicly say it was an absolute honor to have a couple of American icons in my camp sharing an evening meal with me.

As most seasoned electronic prospectors know, the art of being successful with a metal detector is in your mental attitude, even after a full month of laying on the hard Aussie ground dealing with a million flies, missing their families and friends and putting up with my cooking, they not once lost their enthusiasm for the Adventure.

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Chris and Steve you are both welcome back in my bush camp any time..... I hope my latest endeavors at editing the video footage I obtained on our trip does the experience we shared together justice.

Please click here to be taken to Minelabs 'Treasure Talk'

Please check back with the Minelab web site often as there will be more segments coming soon on "The West Australian Adventure"

JP

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Holy cow, that was a beautiful area :o great going guys. AWSOME jp

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Yaaaahooo... maybe i can do a mission trip to W.A.!!!!

Looked great!

paul

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It truly was an amazing adventure, something I had looked forward to for many months. JP was a great host, a very knowledgeable guide to the goldfields, a fine camp mate and an unexpectedly talented cook. Australia was a beautiful, fascinating place. I'm looking forward to the time when I can get back and try again.

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well the link worked here and that is a very exciting video...well done, Jonathan, well done!

fred

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Thanks JP. As with the other post of the "Australian Adventure" this one was great.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill

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Getting better with each installment. Hopefully this will turn into a full blown production because frankly I think a ton of people would like to see it. Your videos are fantastic but by their nature self-limiting - if you do not have a GPX 5000 you are not likely to buy a DVD specific to it. Everyone loves a straight forward prospecting adventure as the information applies no matter what detector you own.

Thanks JP for the birthday gift. I get a year older on Dec 25th. Off to Hawaii tonight to enjoy the b-day on the beach with my wife and daughter. Merry Christmas!

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Nice work, Jonathan...I do miss Western Oz...

Happy birthday Steve...great advice"just put your coil over everything"...

Merry Christmas to all...

fred

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JP thanks for the link to the website, never know of it before, a lot of good reads.

Steve, happy birthday, have a great time in the islands. I've never met you but have a friend in Chris Ralph, maybe when your down in the Reno area again maybe I can get together with you two for a hunt.

Take care, Wes

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JP, what a great video, you certainly do a great job of fitting things all together. Watching it brings back a lot of good memories.

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Jonathan;

Dang I have to go back!!!! Some good lessons in that segment and well done! I see Steve was perfecting the Ozzie Salute...did you teach them to detect into the wind? That suggestion gave me some relief from your national mascot...the bush fly!

best wishes

fred

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Another interesting addition to the series.

Thank you for taking the time to put it up and allowing us to share some of your fun.

Always educational as well.

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What great job of filming and editing. Those videos sure bring back a lot of great memories. Thanks JP for preserving it.

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JP

The videos are great, I just watched the third installment. Looks like all had a great time, I am very envious. One of these days I might make a trip there.

Take care, Wes.

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Fourth installment of 'The West Australian Adventure' is now up on the Minelab website. Watch Chris Ralph, Steve Herschbach and I discussing on camera an area Chris found the day before where some one had previously found gold and our subsequent good luck on the patch thanks to our Minelab GPX 5000's. B)

Enjoy B):rolleyes:

'The West Australian Adventure' Part 4

JP

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JP,

That is a great example of, as you suggest, using multiple timings on good ground.

The video was great to watch and fun to listen to.

Thank you

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The video does do a great job of showing how powerful the 5000 really is.

Thanks JP!

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JP

The write up and the video are great. I have always enjoyed your videos for both the entertainment value and the infomation that is provided. Your very good at combining both aspects. Next time Chris heads over there I'm going to hide in the luggage.

Take care, Wes.

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Another awesome video. I am sure there are hundreds of guys that would like to see a longer version of all of this - there is a lot of great info.

Chris

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Seems 'The West Australian Adventure' videos are very popular, so Minelab asked me to produce a few more of them for 'Treasure Talk'. cool.png

In the last video blog, Chris Ralph got onto an area where others had found a lot of gold going by all the dig holes scattered round the landscape, next day I was fortunate enough to get my coil over a nice deep sounding target which turned into a beautiful solid 1/2 ounce slug of WA sunshine.

Check out the latest video where Steve gets in on the action using the GPX 5000 and an 18" Monoloop I loaned him for the duration of trip and which he rarely ever took off.

http://www.minelab.c...deo-blog-part-5

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Hey JP,

That is just awesome. Keep doing what you do, we all enjoy your videos, tips and just general posting on the forums. Hope to see you contributing more here on these forums. I think I speak for most, we don't see you enough! :)

Sure wish I lived closer to you so we could do some swinging together.

Wishing you the best,

Rob Allison

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