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    David from Memramcook NB Canada

    Welcome to the forum. Knowing your machine is important and research about where gold is found helps tremendously. I would try to find as much info as possible about where mining occurred and try to be on the actual property if possible. If you are finding lead then you should be able to locate gold if it is there. Remember to dig all targets and remove your trash as it clears the field for further detecting... Enjoy
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    Can anyone help me identify

    Some of the new pictures make me think it is not fire agate. I agree it could be man made resin as there has been some going around to be passed off as fake amber. If you take a hot pin and poke it and it smells like petroleum or chemical it is most likely fake resin....
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    Cool really nice
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    Can anyone help me identify

    Look up pictures of Mexican fire agate rough. I have a piece the size of a silver dollar..... Based on the size of the one pictured it might be quite valuable. It should reflect green, yellow or orange fire when hit with light. Just my two centavos which is less than two cents.😵
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    Can anyone help me identify

    It looks like mexican fire agate but is an extremely large piece. It also looks a little like amber but the shape is not common. Do you get fiery reflections with light shining on it. if so it is definately fire agate
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    Unc's Gold Gettin' Fritters

    looks yummy
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    Already too hot

    Hey Saul I think you have an idea for a new detector there. Now think of a way to get the digging part done without climbing or sweating.
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    Happy Birthday Bill

    Ooh! Social security almost here. Now you can get Senior Citizens discounts.......Have a great day.
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    Rough nuggets, how far can they travel??

    Been a long time since I heard that name. Is he still in California and still metal detecting
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    True green obsidian is very desirable. Most is from old findings. Green sheen aka green velvet is beautiful
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    Eaaaa !

    chalk it up to a day of education on where not to go back to anywhere near soon
  12. Praying for you Al. Hope all is getting better.
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    Jim Straight here

    No finer gentleman than Jim.....When he is around you do not talk but listen to what he has to say. You will learn much. Howdy Jim hope all is ok. Jerry
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    Diamonds in Meteorites

    My wife always said diamonds are out of the world!
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    Ahhh Man !

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    Gold Chain With 800

    Gold chains just as good as nuggets. Nice
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    What is this

    You are right about the hard paint as it generally has hardners and fisheye put it it prior to painting a car.
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    What is this

    The great side of glass is faceting lead crystal. Some of the most beautiful stones I have seen cut. Lots of color flash from the crystal....... Who has heard of Fordite? Paint and body shops used to pour out leftover paint on the ground in back of their shops. After hardening for a couple of years the layers of paint form beautiful color schemes. If it is made into cabochons it is really beautiful also
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    What is this

  21. Stone looks like gem grade selica a step up from regular Chrysophrase and worth a lot more
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    Tammy is getting it done

    yea Tammy
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    What is this

    AHA! Bottlelite a famous old mineral
  24. Did either of you go to Atwater schools.. Lived here all my life except 66-69 when I got to visit around with the Army
  25. I thought the rain was coming tomorrow.........Are you north of Sacramento? Beautiful deck wood Where does it come from