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  1. 13 points
    Sunday , I snuck out, and climbed around the hills looking for hillside patches. With all the damp ground, it is a great opportunity to get the most out of a coil. Scored this nice half grammer with the o`l SD2200V2
  2. 13 points
    And it says "what time will you be home? I want to go nugget hunting." I think that now that she has found her 3rd nugget I have a new hunting pard Went out and cleaned some #10 and #12 shot up, but had a blast.
  3. 8 points
    Bill you have no reason to apologize for scheduling the outing at Quartzsite. We have had the outing there in the past and I remember the last one as one of the best. Tom and I, Patrick, Shep, and several others go there at least once or twice a year and find some rare specimens of gold that is hidden in 'them thar hills'. There is never any trouble with Tribal Police as we never go on their land. It's quite simple to do your research first and obey all laws. Those that are frightened by things like that shouldn't be bothering to go to LSD, Rich Hill and such for fear of Government intervention and renegade miners. God bless the work you do on our behalf in planning these things. I as one sure do appreciate it.
  4. 8 points
    You done gone and created a GOLD DIGGER!!!
  5. 7 points
    Its nice when they don't fit in the bottle ! EVEN when ya use a wide mouth container ! New coil NF 13x17 EVO, GPX4500, detailed "tuning" = Arizona Gold Nice 8.9 grammer rough an knarly that's the way we like em here ! Been awhile since I was out swingin. Happy St. Paddy's Day !
  6. 6 points
    OK, guys it is all good and no one should be too grumpy over this, the main reason the outing is cancelled is the reclamation land and its guidelines. I as a business can not take the risk or liability to have a business based group outing there as well as having to have portable toilets for the group It simply went from fun to having to deal with a whole new entity and their BS laws. I am actually glad this was brought to my attention as I had no idea it was reclamation land and heck there were club claims out there just a few years back belonging to Nugget Wrangles which I was a member of. Better safe than sorry says I and once I knew the land status as a business I must simply take it into full consideration or I could end up in hot water. I am still going out to the Dome area to camp and hunt that weekend and will be safely tucked away on a club claim safe from all bureaucratic assault enjoying my weekend. It is just too late to try and re group somewhere else and run an outing the size they usually are so it was cancelled this time. First one ever cancelled and we even did one in the rain at Gold Basin one year, brrrrrrrrrrr. I think next outing in the Quartzsite area I will seek the blessings of the GPAA or Quartzsite club to hold it on one of their claims and there will be no issues except having to supply toilets when there are that many folks at an outing.
  7. 6 points
    Should have posted this photo in the rock and mineral section. Looks like a mini quartz cluster.😉
  8. 5 points
    Had the wife drop me off for an hour at an old park in Yonkers, New York, that I have been looking to get back to since last fall. On that hunt I got two Franklin halves in the same hole. Today I had the Equinox 600, and my Grave Digger Sidekick digger. I started in Park 1, and 5-tones. The silver coins were an average of 7"-9" deep, while the clad was 3"-6" down. I'm getting to the point that I can tell what the target is going to be before I even put digger to soil. I'm digging a lot less trash with the Equinox, and it is so good at unmasking coins in heavy trash! The silver quarters were hitting 31-32; Silver dimes 26-27; War nickel 14-15.
  9. 5 points
    That is special! Will you take 3 dollars for it? Tom
  10. 5 points
    More info on the mods... From Detector mods The upgrades / modifications that we perform on the SD/GP/GPX series detectors are designed to get the absolute maximum performance out of your detector. Lets start out by pointing out the differences between the SD, GP and GPX detectors. What are the differences between different models? is the price difference of the GPX compared to the GP series worth the extra money, is it worth going out and spending $10,700 on the GPZ? The actual performance of the GP and GPX on big deep gold is much the same when using “normal mode” normal mode is the standard mode of operation for all the SD GP and GPX detectors, it is the mode that has the greatest depth capability on gold upwards of 1 gram or there about. There are many variables on detection depth and that includes coil size and type DD or Mono coil and the mineral content of the ground. When detecting average mineral type ground, and that is 80% of the goldfields, “normal mode” is what you want to be using if you are after bigger gold that is deep. The “enhance mode” found on the GPX series is aimed at reducing ground noise and is specifically used to find gold of a smaller size in heavy mineral ground. There is a drawback in using enhance and that it will not go as deep as “normal mode” on large gold. The biggest problem when using normal mode on a SD or GP series is that these detectors do not have any way of controlling the amount of ground noise coming into the detector, this is why the ground noise hides or obliterates any target signals. To make these detectors perform like the newest offerings we modify and upgrade the detectors electronics, performance is far better than a standard detector and can be even better than the latest newer detectors. We install our specially designed sub board, this is a low noise variable two channel tracking variable gain amplifier. This addition to the SD,GP,and even the GPX detectors brings the performance of these detectors up to cutting edge standards. Old ground is new again and many prospectors are finding gold nuggets with the new upgrades that have been missed by standard detectors. The GPX 4000 is in a class of its own and a fantastic detector once upgraded with our variable gain sub board and full width variable frequency, the Sensitive extra mode can be tamed down so that it can be used with any size coil and this mode is great on getting those hard to detect type gold nuggets. On a standard detector the sensitive extra mode is near impossible to use with a mono coil. Sensitive smooth mode is great on larger gold but it can be made to go a lot deeper with the upgrades, larger coils have shown far greater depth on big deep gold after the upgrades. The secret is in having the variable front end gain and variable frequency upgrades installed into the detector. The GPX 4500 is probably in my opinion the best of the detectors as it will go deeper on big gold compared to the GPX 5000. This comment is in reference to stock standard detectors. Both these detectors 4500 and 5000 have enhance mode and our variable gain amplifier sub board will allow greater performance to get extra depth on small to medium sized gold. After full upgrades the GPX4500 and GPX5000 have greater depth on any size gold and can detect gold of a small size on par with the SDC2300 as proven in our side by side testing. Depth capability is on par with the GPZ7000 and the GPX coils are cheap and easy to obtain. The GPX5000 detector has another mode “fine gold” this is similar to the enhance mode but is designed for even smaller gold, the fine gold mode can be noisy in very not ground. Fine gold is very adaptable to different ground types when the upgraded variable frequency modification is used. By adjusting the variable frequency and front end variable gain you will be able to detect gold that other prospectors just walk over. As a point of interest, the deepest Minelab detector for big deep gold is the oldest. It is actually the first P.I detector they brought out in 1994, the SD2000. I found hundreds of ounces of gold with this detector years ago when they first came out but mine was upgraded with some extra electronics to make it go extra deep and also increased sensitivity. So if you are not really interested in small gold and only want the big stuff then an old SD2000 with our latest upgrades could be just the right detector for you. A group of seasoned prospectors came together for a round of testing a few years ago and the testing involved being able to detect a 13 ounce nugget at the greatest depth. We used big coils up to 36 inches in diameter and my own SD2000 that was modified was the only detector that could get a clear target response at the 3ft depth level. Yes the old SD2000 beat the GP and GPX detectors. To get the depth performance on GP and GPX detectors we had to carry out extensive circuitry upgrades. The newest upgrades get these detectors to go deep and also be very sensitive to small gold. A modified GP or GPX gives the prospector a lot of capability to get small and large deep gold. Upgraded detector settings I am going to start with the GP series detectors, always run the detector in deep and normal, do not use the switch positions of Sensitive or Salt, these positions are next to useless in the real world and will cost you Gold. On the GP Extreme did you know the switch position named Normal is for DD type coils and the switch position named Enhance is for Mono coils? If you use a DD coil in Enhance only half of the coil is used in a mono mode with the other half of the DD coil doing nothing at all. Note that Minelab used the word “Enhance” on the GP and GPX and it means 2 different things, so make sure you understand this or it will get confusing when operators of GP extremes and GPX detectors get together and talk about settings. When using the upgraded variable gain do not go and crank it to the maximum, the size of coil and the type of ground will dictate how far you can turn up the gain, cranking the gain up on bad ground is like trying to drive a V8 car in the wet with bald tires. Back it off and you will see a big improvement. Gain is not everything, the magic is in the signal to noise ratio, if the signal is weak and the noise is high then the signal is lost in the noise, reducing the noise and still having some signal from a target is the difference between finding gold or walking over it. I cannot stress enough the importance of having a quiet detector. There are mental aspects as well, having your ears bombarded with noise causes hearing fatigue and your brain will start treating all noise as background noise. You can actually walk over the target and you will not notice it. Trust me that all noise is bad, some prospectors will say they listen to the ground noise to work out the ground. They are going to suffer hearing fatigue and miss targets. There are other prospectors that fully turn the threshold down so far as it cannot be heard, sure this will alert you to any noise but some targets cause a inverse signal sound and this signal sometimes does not break the threshold. Big deep targets can give an inverse signal. I really do not recommend using a detector with zero threshold sound. The Variable frequency mod.. Long pulses (low numbers) have some characteristics you need to understand. Big deep Gold of the multi ounce size needs big pulses of energy from the detector to “light it up” as small pulses will not create enough energy to to fully charge a big gold nugget. Obviously one needs a big coil to be able to get these big nuggets and the big winding size of the coil excites a lot of ground with the big pulse from the detector. When you charge up a lot of ground from using a big coil it can cause a large amount of ground noise so back off the gain if you need to quiet things down. When using the low frequencies, the time the detector receiver turns back on is delayed as a ratio of the frequency, this allows the ground noise to decay while the target is still giving a signal. This also allows you to in many circumstances to increase the ‘Front End Gain” not the Minelab gain found on the back menu of a GPX series detector. Front end gain is the the one we add with the 10 turn dial. Accurately setting the input gain in relation to the amount of ground noise is paramount to your gold nugget hunting success. Front End or input gain has to be balanced in regards to amplifying the ground noise and getting enough signal from the target. By adjusting the Variable gain control that we have added to the detector achieves this requirement perfectly. Do not crank up the Minelab gain in the back menu as this will just swamp the circuitry, it will reduce the depth and increase picking up all hot rocks, the Minelab gain should be run at a low number like 3 or 4 some operators run it at 1 and some run it at 5, just keep in mind that noise is your absolute enemy, a quiet setup that is matched to the coil and ground will win you gold. Be aware of using certain coils, there are electrical characteristics inherited by some coils that limit their function in some situations. Some coils cannot operate correctly at high frequencies and high gain, it is not the detectors fault but it is that the coil cannot switch fast enough and this allows residual self generated coil signals to get into the input stage of the detector and cause either noise or total desensitisation.The newer coils made for GPX detectors work quite well, be aware that some old coils are what i classify as NQR, (not quite right), some of the designs are borderline at best. We still do full upgrades to the SD series detectors cost is $750 to $1200 depending if the detector is SD2000 SD2100 SD2200 and what we can do to it. All GP series detectors are $1500 and this gives you the lot. GPX detectors are $1800 and this also gives you the lot. All work on all detectors is covered by a 5 year warranty, if you at one stage want to sell the detector the remainder of the warranty transfers to the new owner. I get a lot of people (mainly dealers) telling customers that ML will not repair modded detectors, this is not an issue as we repair all ML SD GP GPX detectors and have spare parts and even better components to increase the performance. We currently do detectors for Australia , New Zealand, USA , Chile, Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine, UAE, Somalia via South Africa. Have a look at our photo page on detectormods.com there is plenty of customers gold found with upgraded detectors.
  11. 5 points
    So I went out for a quick hunt last Sunday afternoon. Once again, I returned to an area I'm fairly familiar with, and wanted to try a spot that had some similar features of a couple other places I've found some gold. After hiking down to the area, I decided to take a detour and check out another couple spots with the GPX and then the SDC. Nothing for the GPX at first, but the SDC got one and so at least the skunk was off my back. Satisfied, I decided to get back to the original plan and go over to see if I could find some gold with the GPX. This particular hillside has red dirt and some quartz cobbles along with lots of other assorted types of rock. I detected up and down, back and forth, couldn't even scare up a target. Eventually I got up to the head of the gully, where three little drainages meet to become this little gully. I got a nice faint signal, but it ended up being a little piece of iron. So I started walking back down and was going to move on, when I noticed a collection of larger rocks, somewhat of an old rock throw pile. I went right over and started kicking rocks aside when I got a nice distinct signal. Not faint and not loud, but definitely there. Three or so inches down and I'm seeing bedrock and the target is still there.... A little screwdriver action and into the scoop goes a nice .62g nugget. I kicked the rest of the rocks down into the gully, but wasn't able to turn up anything else at that spot. The sun was starting to go down, so I was detecting down the narrow gully towards the truck. After a bit, I got an intermittent signal in the gut under some blow sand. A healthy boot scrape and the target is still there. Used my scoop to get down to bedrock and then pried into the decaying rock. A little .12g dink was the 'prize'. So now the sun has set and I'm losing light, time to get back to the truck. I hike out, call my wife, let her know I'm okay and I'd like to stay a little longer. She said it was okay, and I refueled for a bit and then grabbed the lantern, my headlamp, and the SDC and hiked back down to the place where I found the first SDC nug of the day. I was detecting my way up this narrow gully and throwing ironstones out and scraping loose gravel as I went along. I was finding little bits of lead, so there had to be some gold eventually. After an hour or so, I was squatting down and digging a warbley type target when I started to notice a pain in my left side.... I stood up and adjusted myself but that didn't help and it was getting worse. The pain was building fast and so I dumped the target and dirt out of the scoop and grabbed my detector and started for the truck. I got out of there so quickly, that I later realized I left my pick. After a brisk ten minute walk and a steep climb, I got to the truck and had to grab the bedside to support myself as I peeled my gear off. I didn't waste any time trying to get out of there. Once I knew I could get a call out, I called my wife again and started dumping information on her in case I ended up passing out. Since she's a medical professional, we were also able to narrow down the possibilities and try to set my mind at ease. The pain I was experiencing was like nothing I had ever experienced before. I didn't know pain like that could exist. It even caused my hands and feet to numb up like they were asleep. I was having difficulty talking and couldn't help but yell out every ten seconds or so. It was probably better I was by myself, since anyone else would have been quite uncomfortable listening to me carry on like that. After a while I was back on the main road, but still far from any help. I got off the phone with my wife and called another friend who lived closer. He suggested I drive to the nearest fire station and I started the long drive on the wash board road. After what seemed like an eternity of yelling and groaning I made it to the pavement. Thankfully, it wasn't much longer until I staggered into the back door of the firehouse and starting trying to explain what my problem was to the paramedic. I opted for the expensive ride to the hospital when they said they could give me an I.V. with some pain meds. Boy, that Fentanyl works fast. Once the feeling returned to my feet and hands, I was able to have a calm conversation with the paramedic on the way to the hospital. That was my first ambulance ride, and first trip to a hospital. I had a first cat-scan, and here's my first and hopefully my last, kidney stone. If you've ever experienced what I just described, then you know. If you haven't, hopefully you'll never have to. I'm going to be drinking more water, whether I feel thirsty or not. Luke
  12. 5 points
    This is an actual letter sent to a man named Ryan DeVries regarding a pond on his property. It was sent by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Quality, State of Pennsylvania. This guy’s response is hilarious, but read the State’s letter before you get to the response letter: State of Pennsylvania’s letter to Mr. DeVries: SUBJECT: DEQ … File No.97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec 20; Lycoming County Dear Mr. DeVries: It has come to the attention of the Department of Environmental Quality that there has been recent unauthorized activity on the above referenced parcel of property. You have been certified as the legal landowner and/or contractor who did the following unauthorized activity: Construction and maintenance of two wood debris dams across the outlet stream of Spring Pond. A permit must be issued prior to the start of this type of activity. A review of the Department’s files shows that no permits have been issued Therefore, the Department has determined that this activity is in violation of Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Pennsylvania Compiled Laws, annotated. The Department has been informed that one or both of the dams partially failed during a recent rain event, causing debris and flooding at downstream locations.. We find that dams of this nature are inherently hazardous and cannot be permitted. The Department therefore orders you to cease and desist all activities at this location, and to restore the stream to a free-flow condition by removing all wood and brush forming the dams from the stream channel. All restoration work shall be completed no later than January 31, 2013. Please notify this office when the restoration has been completed so that a follow-up site inspection may be scheduled by our staff. Failure to comply with this request or any further unauthorized activity on > > the site may result in this case being referred for elevated enforcement action. We anticipate and would appreciate your full cooperation in this matter. Please feel free to contact me at this office if you have any questions. Sincerely, David L. Price District Representative and Water Management Division Here is the actual response sent back by Mr. DeVries: Re: DEQ File No.. 97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec. 20; Lycoming County Dear Mr. Price, Your certified letter dated 11/17/12 has been handed to me. I am the legal landowner but not the Contractor at 2088 Dagget Lane , Trout Run, Pennsylvania . A couple of beavers are in the process of constructing and maintaining two wood ‘debris’ dams across the outlet stream of my Spring Pond. While I did not pay for, authorize, nor supervise their dam project, I think they would be highly offended that you call their skillful use of natures building materials ‘debris.’ I would like to challenge your department to attempt to emulate their dam project any time and/or any place you choose. I believe I can safely state there is no way you could ever match their dam skills, their dam resourcefulness, their dam ingenuity, their dam persistence, their dam determination and/or their dam work ethic. These are the beavers/contractors you are seeking. As to your request, I do not think the beavers are aware that they must first fill out a dam permit prior to the start of this type of dam activity. My first dam question to you is: (1) Are you trying to discriminate against my Spring Pond Beavers, or (2) Do you require all beavers throughout this State to conform to said dam request? If you are not discriminating against these particular beavers, through the Freedom of Information Act, I request completed copies of all those other applicable beaver dam permits that have been issued. (Perhaps we will see if there really is a dam violation of Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, of the > Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Pennsylvania Compiled Laws, annotated.) I have several dam concerns. My first dam concern is, aren’t the beavers entitled to legal representation? The Spring Pond Beavers are financially destitute and are unable to pay for said representation — so the State will have to provide them with a dam lawyer. The Department’s dam concern that either one or both of the dams failed during a recent rain event, causing flooding, is proof that this is a natural occurrence, which the Department is required to protect. In other words, we should leave the Spring Pond Beavers alone rather than harassing them and calling them dam names. If you want the damed stream ‘restored’ to a dam free-flow condition please contact the beavers — but if you are going to arrest them, they obviously did not pay any attention to your dam letter, they being unable to read English. In my humble opinion, the Spring Pond Beavers have a right to build their unauthorized dams as long as the sky is blue, the grass is green and water flows downstream. They have more dam rights than I do to live and enjoy Spring Pond. If the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection lives up to its name, it should protect the natural resources (Beavers) and the > environment (Beavers’ Dams). So, as far as the beavers and I are concerned, this dam case can be referred for more elevated enforcement action right now. Why wait until 1/31/2013? The Spring Pond Beavers may be under the dam ice by then and there will be no way for you or your dam staff to contact/harass them. In conclusion, I would like to bring to your attention to a real environmental quality, health, problem in the area It is the bears! Bears are actually defecating in our woods. I definitely believe you should be persecuting the defecating bears and leave the beavers alone. If you are going to investigate the beaver dam, watch your dam step! The bears are not careful where they dump! Being unable to comply with your dam request, and being unable to contact you on your dam answering machine, I am sending this response to your dam office. THANK YOU, RYAN DEVRIES & THE DAM BEAVERS
  13. 5 points
    Luke makes a very important observation and one that reoccurs to me often. At our Downieville claims, for example, we are required per our FS plan of operations to maintain a Sat Phone whenever we are visiting the claims. But we would do so anyway because it is a rugged 2 mile hike (from the end of the 5 mile narrow, crumbling dirt forest road) over substantial up and down elevation changes such that even a game cart would be insufficient to carry an incapacitated person back to where our vehicles are parked unless we had at least two or three other highly fit helpers with us. There aren't too many things worth permanently maiming ourselves or dying for. The bottom line IMHO is that human liberty and the freedom to do what we really, REALLY want to do necessarily require a balancing between our desires, a realistic assessment of our abilities and our responsibilities both to family and society. As we age, these reassessments must be adjusted more and more frequently.
  14. 5 points
    Hey all: Thanks for all The B-day greetings Appreciate it. Didn't go out hunting. Played around in the workshop all day. Prefer to go out during the week as its a lot less crowded and less crazies out there. Thanks all Tom H.
  15. 5 points
    Miners hands is my signature I suppose. Work for em!
  16. 5 points
  17. 4 points
    Hey Luke, we go down to the 'Q' around the second week in December. Great weather to hunt and good crowd of beepers gathered together at Jane and Johnny Eagles Trailer. They spend the whole winter there on the same place that we were going to have the outing. Johnny is a year older than me and a great guy. It's his birthday and the guys from Kalif. come over to help him celebrate. You are welcome to come with us this year and see some new area to you. Old Tom
  18. 4 points
    Scanned the porous surface of a quartz Boulder today only to get a screaming non-ferrous signal. Got pretty excited and after several minutes of chipping away at it, found a sliver of lead in it. Maybe someone had used the boulder as a target once? Later in a wash found an old, old bullet that looks to be a .45 Minie ball.
  19. 4 points
    Heck.........im just out there cleaning up birdshot/tin/bullets Good ol green me Seems to be all I get down there...........but! the outings are a heck of a great time! Running over toilets...running over gas cans (YOTO got hungry) Getting plugged up and having to go to Eringburg to get unplugged....dont ask ...Getting my 1oz. certificate. Holding Sheps Dog turd..................Not to mention the sunsets! Lots of good times! Tom H.
  20. 4 points
    I just Googled 'metal detecting on Bureau of Reclamation'. That's exactly all I did, and this PDF came up. Specifically 423.29 (f), but it also talks about camping and various other activities. CFR-2007-title43-vol1-sec423-31.pdf
  21. 4 points
    Randall, nugget hunters get em all, even the pop tops from long long ago !
  22. 4 points
    Those darn birdshot that nugget-shooters find are like the pull-tabs in a sense that coin/jewelry hunters have to deal with
  23. 4 points
    Yep, you should have posted it in rock and mineral section and had people guess what it was. I am so glad I wasn't with you. I don't think I could get your squealing body over my shoulders to haul you out of anywhere. But in all seriousness, I am really glad you are ok. I have heard the pain is excruciating and am giving you a cheers with a big tumbler of ice water. Oh yeah ... niiiice gold P.S. I really didn't need to see the zoomed in version
  24. 4 points
    The reservation is marked and the boundary is easy to see... We do not hunt there. The camp area has been used by folks for decades and there is no law against it... Geeeeze ya worry warts.
  25. 4 points
    Years ago, I drank soda daily. Now, I might have one or two a week. Heavily sweetened coffee or tea is was my go to lately. That's one of the things I'm in the process of 'fixing'. I think those beverages can help contribute to the formation of the stone, but probably mostly because they take the place of water. I suspect the people you know who drink too much soda, don't drink enough water. Ironically, I've been on a 'health kick' of sorts these last few months. I've been working out 3 times a week, and making a point to eat a healthy salad each time after I work out. Trying to burn some fat and not eat junk right after I work out, makes sense to me. The thing is, I was probably still not drinking enough water after working out, and then some of the components of the salad (spinach is a double offender) are high in calcium and oxalate. So in one sense, I'm healthier and stronger than I've been in a long time, if not ever. But then this little jagged rock brought me to my knees. Good thing your buddy was there to help you. I think about this when I go out alone and I try to limit myself to places with phone reception if possible. Sometimes you just have to take the risk though. I will say, that because of my workouts these last few months, I feel stronger and more sure footed when I'm going cross country. I don't get winded like before and I'm not as tired when I get home. One of the reasons I started the workout, was the fear of hurting my back one day and then never being able to fully recover from it. Another reason, is my kids are growing up and I don't want to be a 'lazy Dad' when they want to play. Increasing my effectiveness while detecting is just a bonus. Luke
  26. 4 points
    Here ya go... Cheers, Unc https://dspace.library.colostate.edu/bitstream/handle/11166/88237/cogjm.map_az_mine_1961.pdf?sequence=6&isAllowed=y
  27. 4 points
    Happy Birthday commode killer. Have a great day my friend
  28. 4 points
    Oh Luke, your story stirred a shudder of ugly remembrance. How coincidental, mine was 3mm also. I didn't experience the arm numbness though. Just an overwhelmingly dull pain that came on of a sudden throughout my interior core. I could not even think of driving and needed a cane to ease one foot ahead of the other for what seemed an eternity as I slowly shuffled my shanks toward the car. Jill, my wife the nurse, had me pop a 200mg Motrin as she drove me to the ER. Almost as suddenly as the pain came on it began to recede. I passed that nasty crystal at the hospital. Another Motrin got me back to near normal. I don't take them often, but when I do they seem to do the trick. For several months now I've been drinking an 8 ounce glass of water with an ounce of "sipping vinegar" in it. It's helped me drop a few pounds and I feel a lot better -- like getting back out to nail some of those elusive yellow things. Thanks for bringing this subject up. It undoubtedly will help prepare those who have yet to experience a near "10" on the pain chart.
  29. 4 points
    LOL, Liberals don't think like that. To them What is theirs is their's alone and what is yours is theirs too.
  30. 3 points
    A fair price would be somewhere in the 1,600.00 area
  31. 3 points
    You Gotta Love The Irish The Errand McQuillan walked into a bar and ordered martini after martini, each time removing the olives and placing them in a jar. When the jar was filled with olives and all the drinks consumed, the Irishman started to leave. "S'cuse me", said a customer, who was puzzled over what McQuillan had done, "what was that all about?" "Nothin', said the Irishman, "me wife just sent me out for a jar of olives!" You've Been Drinking Again An Irishman had been drinking at a pub all night. The bartender finally said that the bar was closing. So, the Irishman stood up to leave fell flat on his face. He tried to stand one more time; same result. He figured he'll crawl outside and get some fresh air and maybe that will sober him up. Once outside, he stood up and fell on his face again. So he decided to crawl the four blocks home. Again, he fell flat on his face. He crawled through the door and into his bedroom. When he reached his bed he tried one more time to stand up. This time he managed to pull himself upright, but he quickly fell right into the bed and is sound asleep as soon as his head hit the pillow. He was awakened the next morning to his wife standing over him, shouting, "SO YOU'VE BEEN DRINKING AGAIN!" Putting on an innocent look, and intent on bluffing it out he said, "What makes you say that?" "The pub just called; you left your wheelchair there again."
  32. 3 points
    I agree Doc when I hunted there (quartzite) they had a row of white posts going east to west about fifty yards apart. this was just N. west of the LaPaz placers area. looked almost like claim posts but too close together. I dont remember if they were marked? I was popping small nuggets and I look up I see a white blazer or bronco pull up. the guy in it just sat there? the next thing I know another one pulls up next to him. I realized they where reservation police and that was the reservation line. I stayed south of the line and just kept hunting, they never said a word to me. AzNuggetBob
  33. 3 points
    LOL, TMI. Getting unplugged, dog turd? How in the hell does that go with beautiful sunsets? Sounds like you got the making of a country western song in there somewhere. Doc
  34. 3 points
    Dear Luke, I have been to Quartzsite, 4 or 5 times but never at that location. I always camped down in the BLM camp grounds by the Dome Rock. Then I would hunt the club's claims, because I have belonged to the Quartzsite club for years. I try to support most of the smaller clubs even if i don't hunt their claims. I have never prospected that area where the outing was going to be held. So that was new dirt to me. The only thing always remember about Quartzsite is two things. One time in April it was like 70 in Vegas, perfect weather. So I thought it would be a good time to take a little trip to Quartzsite. It was 102 degrees down there! How can there be a 32 degree difference only a couple hundred miles from Las Vegas? I was not ready for that at all. The other thing I remember is that the 4 or 5 times I have been there, I have ran into a desert tortoise, every single time. Every time! I don't know if it's the same darn turtle, or it's my spirit animal, or there is just one hell of a lot of Desert Tortoise in the area. Doc
  35. 3 points
    Luke, what was perplexing? I know you can't hunt on Indian Reservations so I basically wanted to know how we knew where the Indian Reservation lands were located. Bill answered the question simply, the boundaries are marked. That's all I needed to know. It would be like someone who had never been to Gold Basin before, which is adjacent to Lake Mead Recreation Area, asking me, "How do I make sure I don't wander onto the the Recreational area?" The answer is, "They have a boundary fence." Legitimate question and a simple answer. Sorry a simple innocuous question started such a firestorm of controversy. Doc
  36. 3 points
    Good Grief Folks !! We`ve been camping at that site for ever !! Thanks for ruining everything
  37. 3 points
  38. 3 points
    That's awesome!! I'm really glad she's getting into it now. Tell her if she ever wants to get out and nugget hunt with me sometime when you're unavailable to get in touch with me, cuz I'm always looking for someone to go with. Two gals out in the desert... what could go wrong, right? lol
  39. 3 points
    With the hair hahaha, i about fell out of my chair.🤣
  40. 3 points
    Ditto. Chew marks just give everything that "lived in" look
  41. 3 points
    A close-up!... Dude That thing is gnarly and it has a hair! From the looks of it, I believe that is just the past leaving itself behind. Sounds like your headed in the right direction now.
  42. 3 points
    Yep, the dogs knew it was time for the Morning Pooo. The Birds were waiting a the appointed hour to be fed. Only ones confused on this crap was the Stupid Humans.
  43. 3 points
    Dragon nugget 36.2 grams
  44. 3 points
    I grew up in the Phoenix area in the 50's and all we had back then was mourning and white tipped wing doves. Now we got all kinds of critters coming across the border.
  45. 3 points
    Been there many times about 23 years ago. More water Much more,no more ice cream and cranbery juice helps quite a bit also. Lots of luck as NO FUN-John
  46. 3 points
    Found this map on hunting regulations in the USA for the Eurasian Collared Dove, it's from 2014 so some of this may have changed, as mentioned in the bottom right corner be sure to check for updated hunting regulations in your state before hunting the doves. Also some images of this species. http://nydovehunting.weebly.com/eurasian-collared-dove-regulations-throughout-the-us.html
  47. 3 points
    Nice looking nuggets Luke except for that one in the center...OUCH! Once had a roommate years back that jumped on his motorcycle to report to duty for the day and wound up driving straight to the air base infirmary. He claimed he had never felt so much pain in his life and the culprit turned out to be a kidney stone. Here's hoping no more pass your way!
  48. 3 points
    Nice gold! But did you have to post your misery? I had one once. I think it came from drinking Mountain Dew! LoL
  49. 3 points
    Keep at it. Sometimes the little guys can lead you to their bigger brothers. Congratulations !! Luke
  50. 3 points
    Something almost too beautiful to use showed up today... The engine bottom end is almost ready for final assembly.