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2018 Gold Prospecting TAG-A-LONGS Feedback


Harry - Hamlyn Heights, VIC - 19 Jun 2018

"Hi John... I want to share a few comments about the time we had with you recently on the tour....

Perhaps the thing I appreciated the most was your attitude to my questions about gold and using my detector. You always had an answer than was based on prior experience or knowledge. The tour started with your diagram on the variables about detecting: what we can control and not control. This really put things in perspective for me, as well your strong moral standing on the care for the environment as we engage in detecting... I found your encyclopedia knowledge of detecting and strategies to hone in on gold patches invaluable. You analysed my technique and gave some useful hints. I also learned a great deal about the way to maximize my finds when I locate a nugget. The instructions and demonstration on chaining have been rewarding for me too. Your meticulous technique should find most of gold in the vicinity. Lending me your massive chain (instead of using the tiny chain I had) resulted in a couple of extra finds.

Your positive encouragement and assistance with reading the ground was beneficial for my patch finding efforts. Patience, determination and a systematic, meticulous approach was not only encouraged by you but also demonstrated by you in during the week. You talked the talk and walked the walk. My confidence in my ability grew as I continued to find nuggets of various sizes. Another thing you taught me was the way to use the existing mining and Tengraph data combined with Google Earth to identify likely 40E locations. This will be very valuable in planning my future personal prospecting visits in the West.... I will not forget the nightly camp de-brief after dinner, around the open fire and under the beaming stars. We covered lots of topics and planned our attack for the next day. Your knowledge of the terrain and flexibility in meeting our requests was much appreciated. Im really pleased that I joined you on the Private Tag A Long and hope that I might run across you on the track sometime in the future. Good luck with your personal prospecting and Eureka Prospecting business. Kind regards"



Peter - Leopold, VIC - 19 Jun 2018
"A great experience in many ways is exactly what I told others. I could spend an hour mentioning of all the positives and no negatives whatsoever. All of this centered around the one factor; John himself. Hopefully from my point of view we cross paths again. Cheers"




Ronnie and Mark - Gooseberry Hill, WA - 25 Jun 2018

"Hi John... We just wanted to say thanks for the great three days we spent with you. We loved it all from the tuition to the evening campfire sessions. We were really impressed with your knowledge of the SDC 2300 as well as working through the complex systems of how and where to find gold in Western Australia. Not only did we go home with gold but with a great experience and an immense amount of knowledge. By doing the 3 days tuition we believe we trimmed off hours and hours of trial and error on our own; so well worth the cost of the tuition if you want to start finding gold quickly. We highly recommend John's Tag Along Tour to anyone interested in learning the intricacies of gold detecting. All the best for the remainder of your WA gold season. Hope you strike it rich. Cheers..."




Steve - Lanford, WA - 11 July 2018

"The wife and l went on a 3 day Tag-A-Long out the back of Meekatharra.
We met John at the caravan park, signed paperwork and the next day we went field. We had never been prospecting before... we got to the area and set up camp...

John took us through some tuition to help us understand how to operate the detector, how to read the ground and distinguish the sounds of the detector when it hits a target... l strongly recommend that you listen to John when he explains on how to prospect... the information relayed and the diagram he used is second to none... John is a very friendly and willing person... any questions, John has no hesitations to help and answer to the best of his knowledge...

Our first time prospecting we went out not expecting to find anything except bullets... then we got our first hit... a nice little piece of gold, another, and another... we ended up with a few little nuggets... pretty good for a couple of novices...

Thanks very much John for a fun and rewarding Tag-A-Long. Helen and l would strongly recommend anyone to book a trip with John. Regards..."




Helen - Lanford, WA - 19 June 2018

"Hi John. Thank you for a fantastic trip. We learnt so much over that weekend and are looking forward to using that new knowledge over the coming years.

Unbelievable that we found so much gold on our first attempt, you've definitely ignited the gold fever.

We also very much enjoyed your company, for Steve in particular, that was a real highlight. Cheers..."






Mitchell - Mount Keira NSW - 08 July 2018

"Hey John, from Steve, Paul, Frank and myself we'd like to say a massive thank you for the Tag-A-Long tour.

The overall experience was great; from the gold finding to the sitting around the camp fire at night.

We honestly felt like we were put on to some fantastic gold areas with an excellent chance of finding gold and we still can't get over how practically every target was gold.

I know my prospecting has improved leaps and bounds... after the tuition you gave and I feel I now have such a better chance of finding gold and also a greater understanding of my machine and gold prospecting in general.

Really looking forward to meeting up again in the not to distant future and doing some prospecting together. Regards..."