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Terry Scott

1.7 oz Nevada Nugget!!

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With the onset of triple digit heat here in Las Vegas, I was a little skeptical when my hunting buddy Sonny Clary called and invited me on a prospecting trip.  Sonny had researched a new area that looked promising for both meteorites and gold. I’m always up for exploring the Nevada desert and Sonny’s instinct is usually spot on, so off we went.  Upon arrival at the hunting area I saw some signs of dry washing and started metal detecting some small tailing piles.  After a short time I got a nice solid signal at the base of a small pile of discarded dirt. I scraped off the first couple inches of dirt and immediately saw a yellow gleam in the hole.  I knew immediately it was going to be good and started video recording.  I picked  up the nugget and knew it was the largest I’ve ever found.  (52.7 grams).  The heat cut our hunt short, so the long wait until cooler weather begins!

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WOW, very nice Terry, congratulations!! :yesss::thumbsupanim

Thanks for posting the photos but where the video?

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Two inches down in a discarded pile of dirt. Wonderful!

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Great find!:wee:

 

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Man that is a very nice nugget! 

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Wow, what a find.  It makes me wonder what the old drywasher would think if he knew he'd let that one get away.

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Posted (edited)
6 hours ago, Saul R W said:

Wow, what a find.  It makes me wonder what the old drywasher would think if he knew he'd let that one get away.

A good example of why a gold detector and a drywasher make a good team! Follow those drywashers...how well stated by Jim Straight  :miner:

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What a beauty...when you find a drywashed patch like you did, it seems there's often large gold associated with it...I hit one like that that produced 5+ ounces...Congratulations and remember, silence is golden....Cheers, Unc

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Great looking gold. No quartz or anything on it.

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Beu ..Beu…. Beu ……  Ba   ………. Gorgeous  !!!    Terry !
Where was I ???
Congrats on the "signal".

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Posted (edited)

A ripper. Well done. Headed over on Friday, hope that battery in my GPS tracker on your truck didn't die. lol.

 

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What a friggin slab of gold !  Thanks for sharing! :yesss:

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what dreams are made of .

 

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Nice find but I have wonder. did you clean it with hydrofluoric acid ? AzNuggetBob

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Oo-la-la!!

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Beautiful - Congratulations!:thumbsupanim

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BEAUTIFUL-kudos-John:thumbsupanim

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Terry, 

Congrats on the nice "Nevada" nugget..

Dave

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