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  1. LowPoint

    Gold is Gold,..."Right???"

    Nope, I'm afraid not. I was using my Z-7000 today, but it doesn't get anything that small. It's just kind of Fun to be able to eyeball them when the bedrock is exposed like it was. I had already gone thru this wash "many times" in the past with my GP-3000 and collected all of the "detectable-size nuggets out of it. Although this wash is one of those that surprise ya every once in a while just when I figure that I have gotten all of the nuggets out, the monsoons uncover new surprises. This is a decomposed volcanic rock area, and I think that the actual source is in place within it. So when it floods, it uncovers new stretches, and the gold that is mixed within the decomposed volcanic rock is released, and/or uncovered and exposed to the "now" surface. Gary
  2. Well, went out a bit this morning before the humidity "socked-it-to-me" a couple of hours later. Went to a wash that I hadn't been in since way before the monsoon storms came in up here. There had been at least 6 good gully-washers hitting this wash over the past 2-3 months of storms, which had completely cleared and exposed the bedrock in 2-3 15 ft-or-so stretches. I detected each of these stretches pretty thoroughly, but had not even found as much as a speck of gold, nor any other metal of any type.???? SOOoooo, I put my detector down and decided to try something a bit different. I stooped down on my hands and knees and thought I'd do some "Naked-Eyeballing" or Sniping, as some call it. All I had was my "pointy-ice pick-thingey-tool" to work "anything" out of the cracks (forgot to bring my tweezers). It wasn't long before I was "eyeing" a little one here, another one there, but obviously nothing very big. After a while the sweat was flowing into my eyes so bad that I could no longer see, so i packed it in and came home. Although these are not so big, I guess you could say that I wasn't "skunked" per-say !! "Just another way to snag a nugget-or-two" out there. Gary
  3. LowPoint

    Dental-Dilemma

    Well,... went and had three teeth pulled last week,....Was told that it would help me find more nuggets, and that it would make me look much better . ....The verdict is still out on the second quality..??.. Gary
  4. LowPoint

    DESERT-DINO-LIZARD

    I thought I'd venture out into the lower desert this morning to take a look-see at the changes (if any) in a few of the washes that have been hit by the last 2-3 monsoon rainstorms that have swept thru the area. Based on weather radar some of them have been fairly extensive. I was cruising down the dirt road at about 40 mph ( a comfortable clip) when I spotted movement from something on the left-side-gutter-part of the road at about 20ft.-or-so up ahead of me. As I passed it I got a much better look at it as it started to climb the berm and head up into the brush. At that point I could recognize that it was an Arizona Gila Monster !!!! "WOW,"..... As much as I have hunted and hiked this region over the years, I have only been able to see one-other-one 2-3 years ago in the area. So I slammed on my breaks skidding to a stop a ways down the road from him, and fumbled around trying to find my camera,..."Oop", I forgot to bring it. So I grabbed my handy dandy tracphone and ran up the road to try to find the critter. I did finally find him (it??) in some brush, and managed to get these not-so-good photos of it. Based on it's size I would say that it was a full grown adult. The width of the head (jawbone to jawbone was about 2-1/2" wide), and the head and face was a very pronounce bright black color. It was a little over a foot long, and a light-colored orangey-yellow separated the black stripes on it's tail. I could tell that it was in very good condition-health wise, and it could care less if I was taking pictures of it. It's kind of cool what you can see out in the desert if you keep your eyes open, ....stumble over it,...or happen to cross paths. Gary
  5. LowPoint

    Greetings :)

    Well, Welcome Lulia,.... Where are you from ?? Although you are new at metal detecting right now, you can learn and pickup some great hints and ideas on this forum from those who have become successful over the years by reading past experiences from such sections as: "Where does gold come from." Many of us try to make it educational and a learning experience for others new to the detecting "skill" by describing ( or photographing) the situation or location where we actually found the gold nugget(s) for example. I say skill, because you will find that it does take "skill", understanding your detector, picking up and learning from others who have been successful in this activity, as well as actually-using-your-detector ("hands-on", and "boots-on-the-ground" detecting) and experimenting on your own to search out whatever "treasures" you seek with it. It really is a fun hobby if you have the imagination and desire to search out hidden-metallic-treasures under the ground just waiting for someone like you to discover. Good Luck , and have Fun. Gary
  6. That's what I figured you where trying to say,... I'm sort of familiar with that. I'll have to do some more extensive research on it eventually???,....Not now though, I'm more interested in finding Gold and associated patches right now. I just thought I'd throw it up and see what anyone had to say about it.
  7. I'm not sure about your spelling??? aresnochalcomolybdenide , but I agree with the copper sulphide, etc., etc., etc. I don't know if it was an Apple or orange, but at least I don't think that I got a lemon out of it, as it must be worth something to some rock collector somewhere. I may put it on eBay one of these days ???
  8. Well, I stand corrected.... The miner that gave it to me back so many years ago said that it was molybdenum,..??? but I have never researched it. I just looked up molybdenite in my Rocks and Minerals book and it's description "does not" coincide with my rock, as it is not greasy, is not soft and does not leave a residue like graphite on your fingers. It is though, very hard, although foliated, very solid (weight-wise), appears to be natural stone that had been broken away from a much larger vein or piece. One side appears to have been roasted??? , as it is a glass-looking greenish colored material that looks to have been molten at one time. And considering that it was a copper mine that it came out of I would say that there is peacock copper in it as well as some silver,.. and no telling what else???
  9. Well Desertpilot, looks like you're pretty much right on: It is "Molybdenite",.. the miners just called it molly. It is a metallic gray foliated mineral consisting of molybdenum disulfide that is a major ore of molybdenum; which is used in strengthening and hardening steel.
  10. It is a metallic element that resembles chromium and tungsten in many properties......
  11. This rock weighs in at 13.60 oz. , and is only 2-1/2" tall by 2" wide. It looks like silver and peacock, and is heavy for it's size. I got it out of one of the old copper mines in southern Arizona many years ago. One of the miners had picked it up after blasting in that open pit mine. Any ideas??? Gary
  12. LowPoint

    "I'M YOUR HUCKLEBERRY"

    I agree Bill,... It's a Great feeling and experience when you are on your knees after digging down far enough to get to a gold nugget; and then you finally see it just laying there. And the added-adrenaline-pumper is when you can eye-one from an upright standing position,... then when you pick it up, it really turns out to be what you "hoped" it would be.
  13. LowPoint

    "I'M YOUR HUCKLEBERRY"

    Boy Tom, I think you were lucky to even get 3-4 hours out there last weekend. Whenever I have been able to get out (up here) I'm usually out about 7am, and the "humidity" drains me by 10:30. It's not so much the heat now, but the humidity "socks-it-to-ya". I feel like I'm walking around in a hot sauna dripping with sweat..... Well,.. guess I can't really downplay and say that about the heat, as today (right now) it is 101 out with about 30% humidity. Hurry up Fall and Winter!!! Gary
  14. LowPoint

    1912 V Nickel

    Hey, that's a "Great" find ! ! !,....... A number of years ago I found this 1923-S Mercury Dime while detecting out on LSD. I haven't found a coin since, ... all I find now is dirty-old-gold nuggets
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