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  1. 7 points
    Bet you wondered what that was? A Lady detectorist in Virginia asked for one of these and here is what she got. It was fun to make.
  2. 5 points
    Fortunately. So I met up with Dean this morning for a daylight hunt in the Bradshaws. Temps were awesome until the sun crept over the horizon. Still, it wasn't bad overall. We went to a spot he had mentioned before, and as it turned out, I'd been in the area a few months back. Dean got one after the first couple hours with his 4500, and I got one as the last target of the day. It was in the center of the gully, down in the decomposing ash/clay bedrock. I spent a few minutes pushing it around until I got it in the scoop. I'm pretty impressed with the SDC. I can't know for sure, but I'd doubt my SPP would have heard this one. He got the prize for biggest nugget of the day, but I'm not complaining. My 'nugget' broke the scales at a whopping .05g !! Best of all, no one got skunked. Thanks again Dean ! Luke
  3. 3 points
    It ain't about stopping criminals, terrorists, looneys etc....it's about a much more sinister AGENDA...
  4. 3 points
    For people who love their dogs! Dog peeves about humans: 1. Blaming your farts on me... not funny... not funny at all !!! 2. Yelling at me for barking... I'M A FRIGGIN' DOG, YOU IDIOT! 3. Taking me for a walk, then not letting me check stuff out. Exactly whose walk is this anyway? 4. Any trick that involves balancing food on my nose... stop it! 5. Any haircut that involves bows or ribbons. Now you know why we chew your stuff up when you're not home. 6. The sleight of hand, fake fetch throw. You fooled a dog! Whoooo Hoooooooo, what a proud moment for the top of the food chain. 7. Taking me to the vet for "the big snip", then acting surprised when I freak out every time we go back! 8. Getting upset when I sniff the crotches of your guests. Sorry, but I haven't quite mastered that handshake thing yet. 9. Dog sweaters. Hello ???, Haven't you noticed the fur? 10. How you act disgusted when I lick myself. Look, we both know the truth, you're just jealous. Now lay off me on some of these thing's, We both know who's boss here !!! (you don't see me picking up your poop do you ) ???
  5. 2 points
    I have always wanted one of these and picked this up. A little zeroing in and it's deadly accurate out to 30 yards. Shoots a 100 grain bolt at 370fps. I have not shot it further yet but will soon. Going to try to behead a turkey this fall. Anyone else here shoot these?
  6. 1 point
    Yeah, Mark, it sure was nice seeing that little tiny nugget at the end of the day... It was a bit farther from the truck than 'normal'. I guess it was time to break the mold. Although, I could drive the truck closer next time....
  7. 1 point
    Nice!!! It's larger than I thought based on your description. The big question is, was it within 20 feet of the truck?? So you're like a hundredaire now.
  8. 1 point
    Oh yeah. Nice find, Luke! I see plenty of gold in your future with that machine and your perseverance.
  9. 1 point
    Awesome Luke! Glad your liking that SDC, as you get better with it more gold will find you for sure!
  10. 1 point
    Found near the Sawtooths in Nevada on a hilltop that had lava flow. Fluoresces an orange color. I'm guessing fluorite exterior with calcite crystals on the inside?
  11. 1 point
    Tom, I could make one into a nose ring just for you.........
  12. 1 point
    WTG Luke! Keep it up.....bring that good luck to the camp out Tom
  13. 1 point
    I thought I heard the sound of ice cracking.. WTG, Luke..! Swamp
  14. 1 point
    Nice going Luke, getting to know that machine pretty good now. Old Tom
  15. 1 point
    The Prospectors Club of Southern California was scheduled to support the big summer Scouting event at Camp Williams in late June as they have done for quite a few years in a row, but the recent forest fire shut down access to the entire area.
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    This judge for AG........... http://video.foxnews.com/v/5029747569001/judge-jeanine-dallas-was-about-anarchy-not-racism/?#sp=show-clips
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  19. 1 point
    Well the East Fork would definitely be in the national monument. HJ--If it's any consolation, I was up there on a summer Thursday - Saturday and the only non-adult I saw on the trails or prospecting was my son. I did see about a dozen kids in Camp Williams camping in the tents. Don't think they can close down that piece of private property or bar access to it either.
  20. 1 point
    Ya know Jim, we aren't going to see any resolve to this in our lifetime so the best thing we can do is treat each other with the respect we would want in return. The young are going to make the difference here. Keep on keeping on Bro..... Old Tom
  21. 1 point
    Do you wear it on your wrist or your ankle? Old Tom
  22. 1 point
    Another beer and you'll be horizontal..... Old Tom
  23. 1 point
    Sadly our great nation now is be plagued with racial tensions... As the late Rodney King once said "Why can't we get along" I guess everyone needs to take a break and go out prospecting.... jim
  24. 1 point
    Tit for Tat is would seem!
  25. 1 point
    Nice Swamp!! Keep them coming. Haha,pun intended?!
  26. 1 point
    The San Gabriel Mountains in the area of discussion mostly is and has been federally, not state, owned. I believe much of it was withdrawn from mineral entry a long time ago -- like prior to the Great Depression, although that withdrawal designation was largely ignored and only sporadically enforced over the years until just the last decade or two. During the Great Depression large numbers of the unemployed camped in the East Fork portion of the forest and eked out a living mostly by placer gold recovery. In fact, the California Division of Mines conducted a study in the 1940s that estimated a full 90% of the entire able bodied male population of California engaged in some form of gold recovery activities throughout the state at least on a part-time basis during the 1933-1934 period. Forest Service personnel -- unlike today -- largely overlooked these efforts. A number of mining claims that pre-existed the withdrawal designation were grandfathered. I enjoyed some panning, sluicing, detecting and even occasional dredging at the East Fork, but I stopped going there largely because of how overcrowded it became on weekends and holiday periods with people who essentially trashed the area, got stoned on drugs, ignored wilderness etiquette and the common decencies, occasionally brandished and drunkenly fired guns despite nearby bystanders and children and just generally posed a constant fire and trampling hazard in a narrow, confined place that could not possibly accommodate an emergency escape for the thousands who gathered there. I doubt the National Monument designation will result in much of a significant change in the behavior of the overwhelmingly urban weekend crowds short of some miraculous epiphany. Unfortunately, it will be the easy targets -- like panners or sluicers -- who will get the headlines.
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