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    Used to be bass fishing , flying RC planes, got the gold (frustrated) fever now

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  1. azdigger, what is your definition of a nug? i have only been detecting for 8 months and found a piece of cricket feces (or fly poop)only .hope i dont have to wait 6 years. i commend you for your patience
  2. JOHNM

    lynx creek

    probably very little water in lynx creek but can i still dig a hole and get water?
  3. JOHNM

    quads and skunks

    the other wheel was upstream a little bit. both items were adjacent to the tall hill i was on top of. the wheels are approx. 4" thick and 5' tall. maybe they were setting up on top of the hill and it got away from them and rolled down to the stream bed? could not see the flow of water moving something that heavy?
  4. JOHNM

    quads and skunks

    thanks for the info chrisski. iv'e got an older computer but i can look at google pro for the 3D view . will look deeper in USGS maps. i agree the wheel and axle does not have much rust.
  5. JOHNM

    quads and skunks

    don't have a 4 wheel drive either so i have to walk in also. didn't find a topo map i can overlay on google earth pro. i drove to a spot and i ended up on a 400' foot hill with 3 sides extremely steep. had to drive back to get into the wash safely. RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH also need a quad and maybe i can leave pepe le pue behind. never did get where i wanted to go and a quad wouldn't have gotten me there because of waterfalls. but i did see this ?i
  6. JOHNM

    lynx creek

    does anyone know if lynx has any flowing water now? not having much luck (or skill ?) with my detector and need a gold fix.
  7. JOHNM

    Three nuggets and a 'stone'

    it hurts me just looking at the stone! never had one and hope i never will. i go out alone a lot also and have back problems . i used to carry two 5 gal. buckets of dirt back to my truck until i got my detector. threw my back out while night bass fishing on Saguaro lake. major spasms every half a minute. my buddy took me to the dock, had to drive to get phone reception to call a ambulance while i flopped around on the front deck of the boat. fortuneatly it hasn't been that bad lately.
  8. JOHNM


    having a tough time finding a map of the different mining districts in az .tried azgs,usgs you name it. any help would be appreciated. thanx in advance
  9. JOHNM


    i really don't like my computer !!!!
  10. i wonder how accurate this system is as far as what the individual minerals have been found at each mine. i was going to land matters which doesn't tell what mineral has been found. MRDS says it was a 2011 survey. Looking at some of the places these mines were at i can't believe a guy would stay for lead, gypsum etc. what do you experts think?
  11. looks like i snoozed too long. someone else got there and dug around trees etc. they must have found some . there were too many holes that were pretty deep. congrats to ?
  12. JOHNM

    graded areas

    the push area is large enough for an army of tents and is really close to a fault. on the other side of the wash there is a vertical strip of gossan. this is in central az. iv'e read blogs on this site saying that it was worked lots of years ago but have not seen any detector dig holes in the graded area . just got a detector a few weeks ago. i'll check it out someday. thanks for comments as i am very green at this.
  13. JOHNM

    graded areas

    what has happened in the past when you find a flat area that looks like its been graded ? found this spot( not lsd ) in a known gold are and am curious.
  14. JOHNM

    colors of gold

    Adam, DP, thanks a bunch. I can use all the help I can get. i'm leery of jumping other claims so sometimes i go where there are no claims at all. i sure a claim owner would let me know if i was on their claim. also if i could find an area that hasn't been picked over as much ? most comments are go where gold has already been found and you have better chances. I will do that also and just see where it has not been picked over recently or go just after creeks have been flowing. . thanks again JOHNM
  15. JOHNM

    gold fever / lynx creek

    thx chrisski, i appreciate the comment. timing is probably everything at lynx. water flow, run off etc. it would be nice to make a little money but at my experience level i'm just hoping to cover expenses.