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Well after coming home with my tail between my legs from quartzsite, last weekend.... today i finally beat the skunk! :yesss: 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?:89:    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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Man....    Should've gone to G'ville last weekend.  :arrowheadsmiley:

Congrats on the awesome finds Mike.  Looks like there's going to be more where that came from.  :thumbsupanim

Hopefully I can get down there before you find them all.  :4chsmu1:

Have a good one !!

Luke

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Wow! Still with some host quartz in it. Those look really nice.

You know what to do :)  Hammer the heck out of that area.

Good luck to ya!
Tom H.

 

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Wow Nice,very nice finds. your close to the source. don't forget to look up.

AzNuggetBob

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Awesome situation to be in. If the gully did not cut the source propper, then you will be forced to start beepin slopes very soon. Hopefully the gold is still sluffing into the creek from the source or a former source.  Well done Dude !

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Nice looking! I hope you have found a hillside patch with a stringer!

 

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WOW, nice finds and that is the stuff we all live for..... Good Job.

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Nice ones, Micro....WTG ...Cheers, Unc

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Yeah, I would hammer the heck out of that place.  I sure hope you squeeze some more out of that area.  Looks like you have to check the steeper areas, too, now or you will be haunted in your sleep.  :D

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Excellent, great character on that gold...congrats!!   :thumbsupanim

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Greaterville is tricky like that. You can get smooth and course gold in the same spot.

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3 hours ago, Desertpilot said:

Greaterville is tricky like that. You can get smooth and course gold in the same spot.

Multiple sources (veins)stacking up gold in the same concentration point. often stringers.

AzNuggetBob

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Nice finds on that great character gold!

Nicely done, and all the best,

Lanny

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Microsniper I think I’m in your same boat.  Recently I tried a new area and found these 2 10ft apart from each other.  No dig marks in the area with moderate trash.  I quess I should be hammering the area now.  I covered the wash pretty good but have not gridded to slopes yet.  Would love to know how far away this piece came from?  There’s a nice eroded rusty quartz outcrop down slope about 15’ so I have kinda ruled that out.  Any suggestions welcomed!! 

Brownie

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Nice find Brownnugget. If I were you I’d invite your friend cowbell79 to help you be certain you didn’t miss any nuggets 😁

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Oh and Bill, don't forget me 😎 Nice gold.... :head:

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Over a multi-million year period I suppose many of these nuggets travel hundreds, maybe even thousands of miles, but mostly while encased in solid rock as the earth's tectonic plates move around.  Once released, however, I don't think nuggets in an arid desert move very far at all unless they happen to be in the pathway of a water drainage.  From the looks of your nuggets, micro, they have been in a lazy, deep sleep for quite some time.  Much better looking in my opinion than the "road kill" nuggets I find up in Sierra County and other river lands.

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