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Tortuga last won the day on November 30 2016

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  1. Weaver Mining Dist. New Claims

    Nothing on their FB page so the info must’ve come from someone else.
  2. Weaver Mining Dist. New Claims

    Double that I’d like to know too.
  3. Specimen from last week.

    Words to live by right there. Also red clay and old handstacks
  4. 24 hour Gold

    Awesome gold. Was that old handstacks or yours?
  5. Nov outing with pictures!

    It was great meeting you Tom and Old Tom! Outing was a blast and some good gold was found
  6. lesson in trash (and gold!)

    Hell of a nugget Mike. Great job 👍🏻
  7. Great job Mike, glad you got to hit Gold Basin. We’ll have to go back some time there for sure. I’d like to give it a shot detecting there.
  8. November 17th to 19th Nugget Shooter Outing

    Not him but one of my friends. Hopefully will be a good gang coming up.
  9. What I thinkI need

    Thick nasty red clay, hot rocks, float quartz, ironstones and greenstones have been in most of the patches I’ve hunted in central and southern Arizona. Locate a nice flat, mellow area in a known goldfield with those kind of surface conditions and there might be nuggets suspended down in the clay. I think that thick clay works as kind of a bedrock in certain areas here in Arizona that haven’t seen enough water to be cut down to exposed stone bedrock.
  10. An old patch

    Hmmm no kidding. That’s pretty interesting. Those red globular nuggies do look like the kind I find in “central Arizona”. The ones from your stomping grounds I remember being a little cleaner and sharper so maybe you guys expanded a little?
  11. An old patch

    Great video and some great looking ground. I love to hunt dirt like that. When you get down that deep it's gotta be the good stuff.
  12. November 17th to 19th Nugget Shooter Outing

    Myself and some of the other Tucson guys are planning on going, working on getting the days off work right now. Never detected LSD before so looking forward to it.
  13. Still Searching

    If you're finding lead and you're in a gold producing creek, the nuggets won't be far behind.
  14. Makes me wanna stay in Az.

    We have a good Greaterville Gang on this forum with myself, Desertpilot, Fishing8056, Micro Sniper (when he's in AZ) and LukeJ. Let us know if anyone wants to go hunting down there. Maybe next month the temps will drop a little and the chiggers will die off.