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  1. 8 points
    Got a couple hours in yesterday after the rain showers and found a few ugly ones..... 1/4 oz total
  2. 5 points
    Out yesterday afternoon to do some training for 2 new customers and tagged the smallest yet with the Monster and it was even down about an inch, 5 inch coil and hunting in a drywasher fines pile. I think this is the smallest nugget I have ever detected that was actually in the dirt about an inch. Just a whisper until I removed a boot scrape then loud and clear. This detector is simply amazing...
  3. 4 points
    I hiked into a remote wash yesterday and came across some old timer diggings. Solder dot cans and square nails abounded. The prize of the day was this. Only a foot down it made the gb2 scream like a little girl. I wondered why there would be a nozzle jet in the desert...but my question was answered when I stumbled across the remnants of an old dam in an upper wash. That nozzle is a bit small for hydraulic mining, but maybe they were cleaning bedrock with it?
  4. 3 points
    I got out to "no" gold basin looking for some gold but found some nice meteorites instead. A few of these fit together. All found on two different hill sides only two were surface finds the rest were pretty deep. All found with my 7k. Total just over 600 grams. The biggest is 275 grams and with it's fitting pieces is 390.
  5. 3 points
    I have replaced my broken Mine Lab core with one of these; “Yellow/Clear AMIDON T130-6” the size is 33mm x 19.8mm x 11.1mm with the yellow color code matches the original core. It is available at reasonable prices from several online dealers. Have a good day, Chet https://www.rf-microwave.com/en/rf-iron-powder-toroids/521/?p=2 https://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-RF-Iron-Powder-Toroidal-T130-6/172993600954?hash=item284738ddba:g:POcAAOSw0wRaFZ6o
  6. 2 points
    This guy is cleaning up SILVER from some tailing Unknown.
  7. 2 points
    Had an extra hou r or two to mess around today so took a short 4 mile drive, tagged a little dink and then ran into some friends and chatted for a spell
  8. 2 points
    Nice gold, Bill! Mike, I don't think you meant sole...that is a fish, haha fred
  9. 2 points
    Just 5 thousand more of those and you'll have a nice pile of gold Seriously tho, that's good dink detecting Bill The Golden Fox is getting more tempted to buy a Monster all the time. We'll she what she decides Of course, the operator's skill is part of the equation
  10. 2 points
    One on my claim is taking up golf, has a Titlist on his pile.
  11. 1 point
  12. 1 point
    Made the change Fred ... I guess I have fish on the mind ... Doing a lot of paperwork and background of possible spots to fish at the Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship on Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake Paris Tennessee March 23-24. 787 participants all vying for a $100,000.00 first place prize! This is my first time at the National Championships and hoping I do well ... I'm such a liar ... I'm hoping and preparing to win!!!! The lakes are going to be loaded with a whole bunch of little one man plastic boats. There will also be 2 other tournaments for the glitter bullet boats not affiliated with us. It will be a war zone out there! I have heard that one of the bass boat tourneys will have 75 boats and the other 100 boats. Fortunately there is a lot of water there ... about 75 miles on Kentucky Lake alone. I'm hoping to find an isolated cove loaded with big fish and too shallow for the big boats to run up my backside! When they slide in at full power and stop their wake is huge and if one isn't paying attention in the kayak one will be getting wet and spending time recovering gear from the bottom of the lake! Not a fun position to be in! But I ramble on so will now be quiet!
  13. 1 point
    Mitchel has used up his find-of-a-lifetime quota....sorry Mitchel...of course you are too busy now anyway. Bill, I know of a couple other nuggets from that area...not by me. I think gold may be very scarce in the alluvium but it is there...just takes either luck or perseverance to find some...and digging tons of junk! fred
  14. 1 point
    Thanks Chet. I'll pick of few of those up to test around with
  15. 1 point
    Nice Bill No one finds a nugget watching YouTube all day Just get out there and do it
  16. 1 point
    Due to my problems with open ulcers on my foot, not allowed to get it in the lake...I got a little pond prowler boat that I am just waiting to go out in.....got a 5hp motor for it plus my trolling motor. I can launch it from the trailer and never get the tires wet.....
  17. 1 point
    Digger get a sit on top kayak and go fishing ... you won't look back! And that's a promise! It will also solve your walking problem. I am really torn between gold and kayak fishing this time of year. Gold usually wins out this time of year but in another month or so ... well ... gold will take a second seat for the summer until fall hits again! Oh ... wait a minute ... Fall is a great time to go fishing! OK ... gold for 6 months and fishing for 6 months ... that works!
  18. 1 point
    Well done! Looking forward to hearing from people about the tips and tricks of this new detector. Especially when you are finding pieces smaller than I would even consider a picker!
  19. 1 point
    Hey Cooper ... Think of it as reinforcing your dreams ... "Yes it can be done and I'm going to get out there one day and get me some!" Good for the soul and keeps the mind thinking positive thoughts!
  20. 1 point
    Jim ... think too wet, not cleaning the box often enough or just too steep an angle on the riffle tray ... or as you say feeding the material too fast ... Bill and I have both pulled nuggets out of that little drywasher tailings area.
  21. 1 point
    Now you,ve done it !!! Thats my dinky dink. So Beel what would cause that lil dinky to go over the riffles ? feeding material too fast or to much air or not enough air or just nature of the beast not to get every piece that goes across ?
  22. 1 point
    Cool find thanks for sharing
  23. 1 point
    I don't know, this may not be a good website for me to be involved with being in upper NY,,,, cause I'm JEALOUS. Just go out for a little ride, just chat with friends, oh and this little thing pops up.. hmm. Very nice Bill...
  24. 1 point
    Nice piece Bill !
  25. 1 point
    Thank guys! Tom they were about a foot apart and near 10ish inches deep. The big one and piece right below were in the same hole and the one on the top of the coil was ten feet from it getting a tan. These three fit together also.
  26. 1 point
    I do think a lot of us have overlooked silver when out prospecting. We're not tossing silver nuggets back to grow bigger, but the black and green silver ores go overlooked.
  27. 1 point
    AAAHH !!! More space turds, congrats ! You be leavin them steers alone commin outta there now !
  28. 1 point
    Just so you know the hatchery fish do not have the same qualities as a wild fish.....just sayin
  29. 1 point
    Just north of Gold Basin, a little place called Lake Mead. Actually it was for use in the pool at the RV park when I lived in Vegas....
  30. 1 point
    I wonder if he was detecting in the Colbalt mining district in Canada? A few years ago, detectorists were finding tons of native silver in the old mine dumps. I don't think it was crystalized or anything. Just massive native silver. Probably still a lot of detecting still going on using the lastest technology like the GPZ 7000. I remember seeing an old picture of a silver sidewalk. It must have been at least three feet wide, one foot thick and can't remember how long it was.
  31. 1 point
    Nugget108 ... Hey if you are ever down this way ... Prescott Valley or Rich Hill(Congress AZ) or LSD (Morristown AZ) let me know and I will more than put the GPZ in your hands ... I'll run through the paces with you and then let you use it! Just give me a little notice of when you will be over this way. It is a very different and really amazing machine!
  32. 1 point
    Those were some nice finds and to clear the record I told you I have never heard of any found in the strewn field and there was a large placer further up the road with good gold I was rather fond of hunting.... I used to spend allot of time in that area hunting nuggets and meteorites and I am still thinking you are the only one that has ever found any gold in that area I have ever heard of. Gold is where you find it eh.
  33. 1 point
    Almost everyone knows my story. I went out in a meteorite field (Franconia) and found a specimen that was 3.5oz/1.5oz gold. It was a sunbaker. About a year and a half later I went back to the 'area' to target gold and I found a 20.5oz/8oz gold specimen about a mile away. When I posted the story Bob Dansing 'Montana' responded and said he had found his first gold nuggets about 2 miles away. I don't know if he found any meteorites either but when I went there I was not targeting gold on the first trip. I found the gold before anyone told me there was no gold there. (Actually Bill had said there was no gold there and he was going to some mountains about 5-6 miles away.) Mitchel
  34. 1 point
    Not nuggets but one time I went hunting with my MXT for some gold nuggets on a tailing pile and got a very loud signal, ended up being a heavy mens gold wedding band. Weighed in at 12 grams..
  35. 1 point
    So good to see that gold detectors are still very active out there and getting many nice results. I remember when I first started detecting for gold in the Arizona desert back in 1994, I went out everyday for six months and never found a speck of gold. The second winter down near Quartzsite and with a new Goldbug II I had spent the morning digging junk and came upon another "bang" for a signal and started to walk away in disgust. My promise to myself was to "dig every target" so I went back and started digging again. I was not optimistic. Well, out popped a 1 1/2 oz. specie. I jumped and hollered and carried on. I wasn't taking pictures in those days and sorry I didn't. Anyway, many ounces and many wonderful nuggets later I started taking pictures. By the way, Uncle Ron, I am still using my old standby SD 2100 that I bought back in 1995. I use many coils and on the same ground. Here are a few pictures of gold taken from the hills and valleys of Montana.
  36. 1 point
    I can be reached directly at: shannonp@americanminingrights.com (email). My purpose for posting in here was not to solicit members for AMRA, but to unite and to let you all know we are aware of the issues in Arizona and that we are working on this, and many other very, very similar problems within the BLM. I don't get much chance to peruse websites, so don't know how much I'll be posting in here, but do know any of you can reach out to me at any time via the email above. Shannon
  37. 1 point
    A review Anyone who uses the BLM LR2000 search function knows it can be a challenge to get meaningful results. Often the service is down but you aren't notified of a problem with the system until you go through the whole complex search process to discover there was an "error". Frustrating at times. Well it appears the BLM decided it was time to change the look and feel of the LR2000 search function. They notified users months ago that they were working on an improved version but they caught a lot of people by surprise when they introduced the NEW! IMPROVED! LR2000 on November 1 and shut down the functions of the OLD! BAD! LR2000 at the same time. Problem was they didn't tell anyone. The old LR2000 still appears to be there and will allow you to do a search. That search returns an error, as mentioned earlier that's not unexpected or uncommon when using the LR2000. I use the LR2000 a lot when I need the most recent information on a land or claim case file. It took me nearly 24 hours after the changeover to get fed up enough with the old LR2000 not working to try the new LR2000 which has been available but not working for the last nine months. I'm hoping the BLM will set up that old LR2000 web address to redirect to the new LR2000 page so others won't have to waste their time beating a dead search system like I did. The old LR2000 was clunky. It reminded me of an old unfamiliar broken down right hand drive truck with a Japanese language repair manual. It was really that awkward and counter intuitive. There were many blogs, manuals and videos devoted to explaining the esoteric mysteries of the BLM's version of public access to public records, I even helped write a few myself. I made good use of the old LR2000 on the days it was working and I was glad to have it when I could get results but it needed fixing. The new LR2000 has a cleaner less intimidating interface with a slightly simpler set of options. I really don't like the "black topo" background the BLM now puts on all their web pages. If you like the black topo theme you are probably going to like the look of these new search pages better than the old ones. The behind the scenes search function has changed a lot from the old LR2000. I tried it on several browsers and three operating systems. I had problems on every browser and system. The Search seems to hang in some circumstances, in others it returns results as quickly as the old LR2000. The actual search itself seems to be slower sometimes. Every browser I tried had problems when it had run a few searches. The searches would eventually hang and several loops would keep the browser so busy it would lock up. That's not something I'm used to experiencing. This is a new system so I'm hoping the BLM will get these glitches out soon. The results of each search now displays in a new interface. Essentially there will be a window frame on the results page with the document displayed inside the frame as a PDF. Like the old LR2000 there are options to download the document in several formats including Excel, PDF and HTML. You can now modify or start a new search from the results page. Land Matters has made an effort to bypass the clunky old LR2000 interface and allow you to directly access any claims BLM serial register page directly with a few clicks on a map. This turned out to be a lot quicker way to get information on claims in a specific area without having to pound through the old LR2000. Being a direct live link to the BLM the information is as current as possible unlike other mapping programs that present static information updated every month or so. When the unannounced changeover in LR2000 search systems happened it broke Land Matters system of direct access. With more than 380,000 mining claims being actively tracked Land Matters had a problem. Claims Advantage Members also get several reports a month. In the last two days Land Matters had released two reports with a combined total of more than 20,000 maps and direct links to a broken LR2000. That's 400,000 missing documents. Sometimes life can be.... interesting. Needless to say I have been busy. It took 24 hours but I deciphered the new LR2000 system fixed the links to the serial register pages and corrected, compiled and uploaded new member reports. The mining claim serial register pages linked to on the maps load more quickly than the old ones did. If you have any problems with those maps or the Member Reports please let me know. Please try out the new LR2000 and share your experiences here. Try the Mining Claims Maps at Land Matters and marvel at the new search results. If you like the way the map link system works we can add the feature for a lot more types of research.