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microsniper last won the day on November 11 2017

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    Being outdoors, sailing,riding,traveling... all the good "ings".. Cutting stones and settin em, Looking, finding, and working the ORO! Spending time around the campfire with good friends as much as possible... pickin on the mandolin..

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  1. microsniper

    WIN SPECIMEN GOLD!

    Ill go $56.60.
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    First Equinox800 gold

    yes way to go luke doesnt seem to matter which machine you have in your hand these days...
  3. Well after coming home with my tail between my legs from quartzsite, last weekend.... today i finally beat the skunk! Iv been working this area for a few weeks now and the chunks keep getting bigger and rougher... Seems like a good sign! just keep wondering just how far a nugget can travel (in the desert conditions) and still be all chunky and crystally lookin? All of the nuggets iv found in this area have been well worn and rounded, except for these which iv found further up the drainage. Not much but steep hillsides left at this point. The two skunk busters on the scale came out of the same hole.. love that! .
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    Australia?

    Thanks for sharing Jen! Good thinking on the Quantas-Alaska connection
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    Australia?

    Yep, agreed.. Iv put together a few international multi month missions and sometimes the hardest part is just deciding to pull the trigger on a ticket. A lot of times its actually cheaper to be traveling (depending on country) than spending money at home depending on how your willing to go at it. Jen what was your fav part of Australia? And is there anything you would do differently if ya went again?
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    Australia?

    Ok don't be jealous yet! Im just putting out the feelers, not getting too excited till iv got enough money saved to do it right. I always like to have at least one good bucket list item to work towards... otherwise what the hell am I doing with my life
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    Australia?

    Hey all, Im planning a trip down under finally and I'm just starting my real research. learning about tengraph , geomaps, miners rights, access to leases and tenements etc... Got basic areas, and Gold and Ghosts volume 2,3,4... (willing to share these by the way). Probably going to join one of the prospecting clubs in western Australia too. Iv got my SDC and the 4500.. (would get a GPZ but I need plane tickets!!). I would love to make some connections with folks who are there, here, or both. Or If anyone here would enjoy sharing their experiences of past trips that would be very interesting! Cheers!
  8. microsniper

    Some Recent Gold

    oh yeah!
  9. microsniper

    Found first gold with Gold Monster 1000

    Way To sniff out a nugget!! Ya gotta be itchin to get back out there and hit the whole bank!!!
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    lesson in trash (and gold!)

    Thanks Man, so many people here have posted finding nuggets under a can, in the same hole as five square nails, nuggets covered by rusty bits of sheet metal, or any number of things, including pre supposing a big trashy signal is just trash...(heard that one too many times!) Thanks to those who shared those experiences that I'm reminded/inspired to keep digging past my impatience, false certainty, and delusion that everyone got there before I did..
  11. Was out yesterday to a spot I found some various gold bits and decided to pull back some overburden to get down to some fresh bedrock (thanks for the inspiration Adam) and found a couple of dinks to start the day with. I got tired of all the hard work and decided to head upstream to seek out some exposed bedrock. I walked past a few spots Id detected last year (found nothing before) and spent the next couple hrs being impatient and of course not finding anything but rusty bits. I was getting tired and decided to head back to the truck and maybe go check out another local. Well, on my way back I walked over a small patch of bedrock that id detected before with no luck and just stopped. I looked at a small crack and for some reason (intuition??) said what the heck and and decided to go over it again. Instantly I got a super loud couple of targets in one coil pass. I figured id just go ahead and get that pesky junk out of the way and keep going. Probably three targets there, all inverted signals. Junk for sure....... yeah well I was shocked when under and inch of sand stuck in the crack, out pops this beauty! about 10" away was the 2x2" chunk of rusty iron that was the source of the big trashy signal. Yep, I think that kept me and whoever else went over that same bedrock from digging the signals next to it! lesson learned.... dig it all!
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    Book Contest

    Ill go $17.12
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    Gold basin, Greaterville. and Arivaca goodies...

    Thanks Luke, yeah ill be there, can't wait. Ill probably get out there on Thursday. Yeah man c'mon down to G'ville and find a new patch for us!
  14. Hey y'all, Worked all summer up in Washington state and was chompin the bit to get out prospecting so I made a detour to Gold Basin on my way home. I was so excited to be there before dark that I jumped out of the truck, grabbed the detector and pretty much ran out randomly through the Joshua trees there. I thought to myself whoa.. slow down there cowboy, could be gold anywhere here. So I slowed down.. walked a little further, stopped in a random place, turned on the machine and within about 2 minutes my first target was gold! After another few mins I dug one piece of trash, and then another little nugget... I thought wow, here we go! Well I spent the whole next day to find the two smallest pieces haha... After getting home to Tucson, I couldn't wait to get out again, so headed down to Greaterville, no gold but found this cool border patrol pin. After being responsible for a couple days, I blasted down to Arivaca. Spent the day like usual chasing micro pieces of rusty scrap, bird shot, and bullets...being so worn out I drove up to a worked over area I found gold in before and decided to turn off my prospecting mind and just grid an area for once. Managed to find the LAST nugget of that Patch! Pinky nail sized thick flake laying right on the surface.. Im so amazed at what gets missed and I almost walked right over it myself... Anyway, hope everyone is enjoying the fantastic weather now, look fwd to seeing everybody at the outing!
  15. microsniper

    GB Pro Scores Again! :)

    WTG Lisa! sweet nuggie!
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