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  1. AzNuggetBob

    Happy Birthday Au Seeker

    Happy Birthday Skip. Always enjoy your posts. AzNuggetBob
  2. AzNuggetBob

    Hoping to find a nugget

    Andy I'm assuming your kidding. I'll tell ya. one of the reasons I hunted nuggets in some areas during the daytime and heat is to avoid the snakes. if there out at all, their under bushes or in the shade of boulders, make a note of that. when I used to hunt/collect snakes I always hunted them at night in the summer. that's when they love to roam as soon as the ground cools down. other than that I agree with everything else you said. AzNuggetBob
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    Upgrading again

    Back up your files NOW! AzNuggetBob
  4. Gold We know how, why and for the most part where it forms in the earth's crusts, but do we know with any certainty were it came from? could this help point out where to find it? AzNuggetBob
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    Where does gold come from? with AZ Nugget Bob...

    Morlock thanks for the post but I have to say there are several things in it I disagree with. To start with I strongly disagree with this statement. "the stars are not foretelling our doom!" They are. We are watching stars explode all around us. and then there are the asteroids, wiping out entire planets and moons! asteroids don't stay in their orbit, they randomly get knocked out. " Random chaos is normal" I've been saying that for years., We already know that stars have a life-cycle. they burn out ,explode or get ripped apart as they are sucked into black holes. this would guarantee in our demise or reformation. we are really a fragile life form. we are already confident we may go the way of the dinosaurs if we don't do something about it soon. and that in itself proves that intelligent life can form,evolve enough to leave its own planet or become extinguished in a reasonably short amount of space time. I'm confident history will repeat itself. "Round and round" Do I think we are unique in the universe as the only intelligent life form?, No! Many of the theories in that post are based on 1960's technology or older. We all know how far we have come from the sixties and as we know, theories based on old technology get proven wrong all the time. We now know after Hubble's straw hole view of deep space that there are millions of galaxies out there and more than likely billions if not trillions of stars with planets rotating around in them. We also now know that there are different types of galaxies. some similar to ours and many that are not. we don't even have a clue as to what types of astrophysics are going on in them. The odds that there are other galaxies with planets out there with the similar elements in them and a similar distance from its star as ours, are good in my opinion. I really think the only thing keeping us apart from other life forms is the distance,random chaos and "time", at least as we understand time at present. based primarily on our own existence and the rotation of the planets in our solar system. rather than space time. AzNuggetBob
  6. AzNuggetBob

    Odd Places

    A few years ago when I was teaching courses on prospecting, nugget hunting with detectors more specifically. It was then I realized how much I had learned/progressed in prospecting,nugget hunting over the years. It was then I realized how naive some nube's/people can be when it comes to prospecting. AzNuggetBob
  7. AzNuggetBob

    Odd Places

    I don't think he is stumbling on to them. AzNuggetBob
  8. AzNuggetBob

    Bacon wood knife scales

    I think the Ironwood oil is darkening with exposure to sunlight. I do know Ironwood is a very oily wood. not sure why but Ive noticed on several knives the wood tends to darken when exposed to sunlight?. AzNuggetBob
  9. AzNuggetBob

    Odd Places

    You got it right Adam, and just when you think you've got gold all figured out, you find that new nugget that defies all the rules. the rules as you understand them. every nugget you find is a new learning experience. always analyze why that nugget is there and chalk it up to a new rule learned. I think you have caught on to one of the best secrets in nugget hunting Adam. AzNuggetBob
  10. AzNuggetBob

    Where does gold come from? with AZ Nugget Bob...

    https://www.hulu.com/watch/1047026 AzNuggetBob
  11. AzNuggetBob

    A bit surprised

    Been there done that BD and by the way when did you start working out at Vulture? AzNuggetBob
  12. AzNuggetBob

    Bacon wood knife scales

    Glad you like it Dave. but I have to say that bacon wood on your knife looks almost like cedar? but it does look like bacon strips. My carry knife is one of my first knives. bending that half round brass back strap around the pommel and getting it strait was the hardest part. its silver soldered to the blade and brass guard. The blade is a random rain drop pattern Damascus hot rolled and cold ground steel blade deep acid etched and polished. some times I buy rough hot rolled shaped and I finish grind and shape,acid etch,polish them etc. I used a moto tool with a 45% router bit to cut the edges on the coffin shaped Ironwood scales. the ironwood is darkening with age or dirt, hand oil ? I don't know. I'm going to put up photo's of another one that's similar but with new wood so you can see the great random pattern in Ironwood burl. Terry now your getting out the big guns . LOL I like the deep hollow grind on your blade and the deer horn handle with the deer head cut out. but dang, How long is it? or should we just call it a half sword? AzNuggetBob
  13. AzNuggetBob

    Bacon wood knife scales

    Dave here is few shots of my carry knife. no finish on the wood just a little wax. I have been packing this around for years. AzNuggetBob
  14. AzNuggetBob

    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Looks great Dave, lots of work. your gettin there. AzNuggetBob
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    Bacon wood knife scales

    Dave Iron wood is a very cool wood. Its one of the very few woods, That sink when you put it in water. I love it . Its full of a very special oil the resits UV rays from the sun, not kidding. I've found it laying out in the hills that was almost white on the out side and when you cut into it, over a hundred years old, its almost like new on the inside. how do you know when you find it ? its also very heavy. Many of the mining mills used for their furnaces because it burned well and long. I'll put up some photos when I get more time. but if you want to make an almost bullet proof knife handle. AzNuggetBob
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    Bacon wood knife scales

    Tom I'm still having a hard time looking at your avatar without laughing. yu know the Bill joke. AzNuggetBob
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    Bacon wood knife scales

    Oh I agree Tom. Not real fond of plastic scales. AzNuggetBob
  18. AzNuggetBob

    Bacon wood knife scales

    Nice job Dave. It looks like a Scharde Sharpe finger. great skinnin knife, good steel. I build knives, and most are with with Az. Ironwood burl scales., but I dont want to hijack your thread. AzNuggetBob
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    New Member

    It looks Chinese and I don't mean Ming Dynasty. If it is stone it appears to be common nephrite with a lot of inclusions. The carvings in it are machine made, (moto tool). sorry its just a common nice looking piece of modern jewelry. wear it and enjoy it. AzNuggetBob
  20. AzNuggetBob

    Question about Equinox 800

    There are many other things that end up in the same hole as nuggets. bullets, chunks of brass, and one of my favorites copper jacketed bullets and coins. just natures natural riffle board. make sure you recheck your holes. Here is something else, once you spend some time out hunting with your machine and learn to understand your machine, you can get a better Idea of what its trying to tell you. and you can't always get that out of manual. AzNuggetBob
  21. AzNuggetBob

    Question about Equinox 800

    I agree Bill even though discrimination has gotten much better with the newer machines these days, there is no way to know for sure. often times there can be lead, iron, nails that settled into the same crack or low spot as the nugget and this mix can confuse the detector. AzNuggetBob
  22. Mighty nice of you Fred to make that offer. My guess It may be a fossilized dinosaur egg. AzNuggetBob
  23. AzNuggetBob

    Near UV Flash Light

    Ya I agree Jim You could take all the unnecessary hardware out of the bulb housing and put it in a tool belt like I did with my brick gel cell battery and just run the wiring out to the bulbs. Im thinking about going to cam corder batteries but Im not sure they can handle the start up drain. cam corder batteries have a surge protector built into them. on one of my Minelab detector modds I had to upgrade the surge chip in the battery pack to one with a higher rating. it kept kicking it out when I would crank up the old PI and you have to put it back in the charger to re-set it. AzNuggetBob
  24. AzNuggetBob

    Where does gold come from? with AZ Nugget Bob...

    A little info on whats going on in deep sea exploration and mining. The Race to Send Robots to Mine the Ocean Floor. https://www.wired.com/story/the-race-to-send-robots-to-mine-the-ocean-floor/ AzNuggetBob