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  1. Sonny

    Storm Gold...

    Nice finds.
  2. Sonny

    Gotta love those bees!

    Hi Dave it was so great to see Terry find that chunk of gold. But I know the real gold hunter that has found ten times that much gold and so do you!😀 I would rank you as one of the top Gold and meteorite hunters in the Southwest!
  3. Nothing like getting a deep target and removing 8-10” of dirt with the target still being deeper. The temperature was around 100 degrees outside and I was starting to sweat. Another 3-4 scrapes at the hole with my pick and the target was now moved and ready for recovery. The nugget was in my scoop and out of the ground, all mine! All of a sudden I felt a whack to the back of my neck. Now the nugget was back in the hole with my scoop and my neck was burning and throbbing. All I could think about is the picture of Bill Southern with all the swelling from the bee sting to the face he posted a while back. A few seconds later two or three buddies of the first bee decided it would be fun to join in with the mayhem. It is a good thing I was down in a wash where where no one could see all the commotion. I also learned the GPZ coil makes a great bee swatter! Once the dust settled and I had the nugget safely back in my truck it turned out to be .79 grams the other nugget from earlier in the day weighed .40 grams.
  4. Sonny

    Gotta love those bees!

    I had a nice welt but nothing like yours!
  5. Great feeling when you dig up a piece of gold after digging trash all day. The specimen weighs 12.68 grams. Specific gravity test shows around 3.62 grams of gold.
  6. Sonny

    A Quarter Troy Ounce Of Dinks

    Great finds!
  7. Sonny

    12.6 gram gold specimen

    Hi Andy I will have to try to clean the speciem and repost pics.
  8. Sonny

    12.6 gram gold specimen

    Hi Morlock I found a couple videos on YouTube for specific gravity tests. You have to get creative to complete the tests how you suspend the gold etc. both test show around 3.62 / 3.595g of gold.
  9. Sonny

    Equinox Gets Silver Today!

    Wow great finds!
  10. Sonny

    New Cold Find

    Wow great find it looks fresh!Great fusion crust I would bet there are more pieces in the area.
  11. I can't tell you how close I was to writing this target off as another bullet or surface trash. So many times after I get a strong surface signal and the target moves after the first boot swipe I write it off as trash. This is where I have to thank the guys on the forum ( You have to dig every target). I cannot tell you how excited I was when I noticed the glimpse of gold sticking out of the scoop of dirt! 22.6 gram specimen.
  12. Hi All, Thanks for the compliments. Sonny
  13. Hi Bill, I was hunting for both gold and meteorites but now that the gold bug has bit heck with meteorites. No just teasing a man can never find enough meteorites.
  14. Sonny

    Wanted GPZ 19" coil

    Hi Looking for a used GPZ 19" coil. Thanks, Sonny
  15. Sonny

    Found a nice specie.

    Wow great find!
  16. Hi All, So many settings for the GPZ 7000 trying to find out what works best at Gold Basin. Would anyone have Steve Mac Daddys go big settings?
  17. Sonny

    Best GPZ 7000 settings

    Hi All, Thanks for the help with the GPZ ! I have been trying different settings with great success. I like to run the machine with hot settings sen 18-20, threshold 15-18. I tried threshold 1-5 but found that a higher threshold picks up the small gold better for me.I also found that if I slow down walking and move the coil slower it makes a big difference.
  18. Sonny

    Finally joined the 1oz+ club

    Way to go Chris what a find!
  19. Sonny

    2.7g nugget

    Hi Here are a few nuggets I found on recent trips. The most recent find was 2.7grams. Thanks to Dolan Dave and Richard Garcia for the tips. Man, this is a lot tougher than meteorite hunting. I spend a lot of time digging holes!
  20. Sonny

    2.7g nugget

    Hi Luke it was 7"-8" deep
  21. Sonny

    Interesting looking??

    Hi Rocky It might be achondrite but tough to tell from the pictures. I would send it to Laurence Garvie at ASU.The best part is that a magnet will not attract to the suspected meteorite.
  22. Sonny

    GB finds

    Hey Chris great finds!
  23. Sonny

    Metal detector sled

    Hi, What kind of meteorite are you looking for chondrite or iron meteorite.I would use a Pulse detector for Iron meteorites.We have tried to build a drag for chondrites and nothing really works. I have a drag that I have built and found numerous Iron meteorites. You can see my meteorite drag on nevadameteorites.com . I have a Lorenze detector and 4'-12' drag for sale with 2meter coil and a 1 meter coil set up for ATV or tractor.
  24. Hi All, I was just curious if anyone has used the Lorenz Deepmax 5 with the small coil for nugget hunting? Trying to find the best all around metal detector for gold and meteorites. Thanks, Sonny www.nevadameteorites.com
  25. Sonny

    Gold detector help

    Hi Bob, Thanks for the reply. I like the GPX-5000 also but it does not have a large coil to tow behind an ATV. It would be nice to have one detector that would work for both small nuggets and also operate with a 8m coil. Thanks, Sonny