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  1. http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/sierra_lodestar/article_ca273814-da1c-11e7-b866-b37713f31b00.html
  2. I prefer the first one because it weighs 44 POUNDS!
  3. Welcome home? Doc. Did they give you a doctor's discount? Glad you can handle it without all of the masking stuff they want to give you. Mitchel
  4. Doc, Good luck with the procedure. Your details leave most of us cringing from what you are about to experience. All of us will keep in mind your situation that causes it to happen. I have friends that are very grateful AFTER the recovery period and they would do it again. Just tell them whenever they are done you want your ass to be off the ground because that is where you have to swing your coils! Mitchel
  5. 24 hour Gold

    Well done as has been said. I hope you find the source. You are giving us a lesson in how the old timers did it with the rock stacking. Mitchel

    Gary, That is a great lesson for us. Are you the first one to stack in that wash or were there signs it had been done before? Mitchel
  7. Specimen from last week.

    Tom, Good start on the pictures. I know what you mean about wanting everything to be in focus and as good as you can get. I dealt with the problem also. One problem is depth of field. Often times the auto setting on your camera is not what is needed. I had a Pentax camera (non digital) for many years and I could understand my depth of field very well. I could judge the time and the light and get the background out of focus and the two or three inches in the right place for the picture (flowers at the time as I was not hunting for nuggets). I've read my camera setting several times and I seem to be getting worse at photography rather than better with my Canon. I've discovered that I need more light most of the time and I need a tripod. (My phone camera or my small fixed focal length camera often times takes better pictures.) The way I dealt with this helped with the second problem. When I added more light then the shadow became worse (direct sunlight) so you have to make a light box. I bought one from a camera shop and used it on my prized nuggets. It let me change the background colors and not move the camera or change the settings once I got it right. That light box is now in the garage. The light box got rid of most of the shadow. There was a posting years ago on how to make a light box. Let me see if I can find it. I could not but I found this: http://www.handmadeology.com/studio-quality-product-photography-with-a-12-set-up/ When in doubt, just look for a YouTube video and it will show you how to do it right. Mitchel
  8. Blood, Sweat and Gold

    Ouch! That wash is now missing a couple of nice pieces of gold. WTG Mitchel
  9. This nugget was named by Grandpa John. He was one of the first people to see it after I found it. I found it while hunting alone (Thanksgiving morning) and everyone of my friends I have told about it said don't tell me where you found it (but I want to see it). You have more work to do in that area and when you are finished then let us know more of the details. What I will tell you is that it was found in a wash and I found no other nuggets in that wash in either direction. I do need to spend more time looking there. I have not calculated the amount of gold/quartz in it yet and I will leave that to some speculation for now. It has been tested and the gold is connected throughout. It is easily the largest nugget and amount of gold I have found in one piece. Thank all of you who have helped me use my 5000 better. It had been a long time between gold finds but this is the third 'piece' in the last 2 weeks! Mitchel
  10. Dave, That first one was a 'Golf Ball' nugget. It has 1.5 oz of gold. The egg is the egg. Mitchel
  11. Remembering 4 years ago this weekend! Nothing has been done to the nugget. As far as I know there have not been any others found in that gully. I've been back with the Zed a couple of times without success. I have a video from that day I should post up. Maybe next year on the 5th Anniversary. Mitchel
  12. Tuesday hunt with TomH

    I'll come over and follow you!
  13. Tuesday hunt with TomH

    Wow! I guess you didn't want the outing participants to follow you out there! haha That is a great day Tom. Mitchel
  14. Got to get back with detector

    I've been in the claw and cholla. It is my contention that is what makes cowboys and cowgirls tough in Arizona. It ain't the horses and cows! The THOUGHT of pulling a lot of that stuff out of a hand, foot, arm, leg, etc is PAINFUL. Then you still have to do it! Mitchel
  15. Another metal detecting question

    Andyy (here it comes): If you can get a half grain of gold with your gun why do you need the GPZ? Mitchel
  16. Sunday's Hunt Detecting

    Nice new area!
  17. EPA Ends Welfare Payments to Environmental Wacko Groups Under the Obama administration, wacko environmental groups were part of an underhanded scheme in which they were paid millions of taxpayer dollars and granted untold scores of regulatory concessions by a favorable EPA. The system worked beautifully. The Sierra Club, for instance, would sue the EPA for any number of reasons. The EPA, citing a need to save taxpayers' money and legal entanglement, would agree to settle the matter out of court. Then behind closed doors, the agency would grant settlement terms that would give away the farm to the Sierra Club both in terms of cash and regulations. And none of it was done with public scrutiny. But all that has come to an end this week. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is hacking his way through the regulatory jungle getting rid of all the bureaucratic overgrowth and corruption. Pruitt issued an agency-wide decree this week formally ending the so-called "sue and settle" racket. Well done, Mr. Pruitt. http://www.con-alerts.com/epa-ends-welfare-payments-to-environmental-wacko-groups/
  18. Amazing National Anthem

    I hope you have some good speakers on your computer. https://www.chonday.com/5595/anthofius3/
  19. Rye Patch Cold (25)

    In a couple of hours I'm heading to Rye Patch until Sunday. Saturday morning it is expected to be 20. I'm going to hunt some old patches and see if anything was missed. Mitchel
  20. Rye Patch Cold (25)

    Martin, How many of those are Monsters? See you tomorrow. Mitchel
  21. What I thinkI need

    I know!
  22. DolanDave The legend continues ... Thanks for the share. Mitchel
  23. What I thinkI need

    Rick, We have been to some old patches. We didn't get you a nugget. I suggest you take your test nuggets and practice hearing them at depth. Make a test garden so you know how deep you can hear them. Go see Frank C. He'll get your head straight! Mitchel