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Micro Nugget

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About Micro Nugget

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  • Birthday 11/12/1942

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    Southern California
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    Finding gold, forensic crime scene metallic evidence, coins, relics & rocks.

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  1. Hi Bill: I'd like to purchase a coil for my 7000. Have you had a chance to see if you have one in stock and how much to send you? Thanks! Martin
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    Rough nuggets, how far can they travel??

    Over a multi-million year period I suppose many of these nuggets travel hundreds, maybe even thousands of miles, but mostly while encased in solid rock as the earth's tectonic plates move around. Once released, however, I don't think nuggets in an arid desert move very far at all unless they happen to be in the pathway of a water drainage. From the looks of your nuggets, micro, they have been in a lazy, deep sleep for quite some time. Much better looking in my opinion than the "road kill" nuggets I find up in Sierra County and other river lands.
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    Scored a Few .....

    I especially relish "in situ" photos. They provide clues for my curiosity to chew on. Thanks for sharing!
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    May Nevada Trip

    Wow! I just love those archetype nuggets with all the lovely curves and character. Nice find!!
  5. In between extreme wind events and a sharp drop in temps I managed to get out a few times in the last three weeks to a spot in the high desert of Southern California that has been surrendering itsy-bitsy little guys to my GPZ7000. All told 27 of them.
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    12.6 gram gold specimen

    Boy oh boy, am I ever familiar with the "digging junk all day long" feeling. But how sweet it is when Au suddenly appears in one's scoop!! And how much sweeter it is when the Au is sizable like yours. Congrats and thanks for sharing.
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    Watch Your Step

    Hey Adam, glad you posted about this Arizona snake. In the mountains of Southern California, specifically in and above Holcomb Valley (near Big Bear Lake) at around elevation 7600' to 7,800' the Timber Rattlers are virtually invisible to me when I'm wearing polaroid sunglasses -- until they rear up. For some reason they are a very dark color at that altitude similar to your Arizona variety. I just stand still, hold my search coil above them from a respectful distance and wait patiently. Soon they yield to the gentle intimidation, do a 180 and head to one of their hides. Thanks for sharing the photo.
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    Today's Butt Ugly Half Gram Nugget

    By my lights Bill, it went from ugly with no character before taking a bath to not so ugly anymore and definitely some revealed character!
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    Mineral Tresspass

    In the context of the mid-1800s precious metal mining was near the top of the favored and popular economic activity charts. Laws accordingly were vigorously enacted and enforced as was vigilante justice. Today in 21st century California precious metals mining is mostly viewed with sneering contempt by the current herd of progressive political animals and their bureaucratic underlings. Sure, the laws are still in the books but the zeal for enforcing them??? Just my jaundiced viewpoint...
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    Azusa Gold

    Jerry's Azusa shop with all of its signage remained empty for a few years after he closed it. Finally, an urban renewal project revitalized the whole block and now it is long gone. I dredged in the East Fork with a small 2.5" unit in the early 2000s. I first met Jerry in Sacramento when we both appeared and spoke at the first Water Board public hearing regarding remobilized mercury and suction dredging around 2004. He was a fierce advocate for the small scale miner not only in regard to dredging, but also regarding dry washing.
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    Last Week's Nuggets 4.21g

    Yeah Mike, first I had to deal with both the state and federal annual tax headaches. That caused a lot of built up cabin fever. How pleasant it was to finally get out of the house and away from the Honey Do List.
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    Last Week's Nuggets 4.21g

    Here are 15 nuggets that I snagged from a club claim last week. This is a great time of the year in the high desert of SoCal.
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    First Equinox800 gold

    Thanks for sharing Luke. If it wren't 140 miles to the beach one-way for me I might contemplate getting one. Glad you like it.
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    A friend found this today

    Yup, I agree. They are still out there. Good on your friend for sharing and reminding us all!!
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    Hand tools for moving large rocks.

    Thanks, good food for thought. Primarily I'm looking for something non-motorized that has a good reputation for reliability and functionality that can be carried in or strapped to a backpack.