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  1. NEW MEMBERS (stop in here first)

    New members please stop here first to say hello!

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  2. GOLD NUGGET HUNTING

    Main NuggetShooter.com Forum with subject matter related gold prospecting with a metal detector as the main focus.

    67,817
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  3. COINS, TREASURE, and RELICS

    This forum is dedicated to the hunting of coins and relics with a metal detector.

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  4. GOLD PROSPECTING

    For the discussion of all forms of Gold Prospecting and Gold recovery. Panning, Drywashing, Dredgeing, Sluicing, Hardrock Mining and........

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  5. METEORITE HUNTING and COLLECTING

    For Discussion related to hunting and collecting of Meteorites With or Without a Metal Detector

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  6. ROCKS, MINERALS and FOSSILS

    Rockhounds information pages with subjects related to geology and mineral ID
     

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  7. NUGGET SHOOTER STORE NEWS

     I have added this forum where you can see updates, sales, specials, etc that are available at my store. So do not enter this forum if ads offend ya...

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  8. TECH TIPS, TROUBLESHOOTING, and DETECTOR HELP

    This forum will offer tech help as well as troubleshooting and tips for using all brands of detectors. Need help or advise ask here!

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  9. PROSPECTORS LOUNGE

    This section is a little different and the place to post prospecting questions, birthdays, and talk not directly related to other sections of the forum, but still related to gold prospecting. No Political or religious posts will be allowed please and will be deleted by staff

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  10. VINTAGE MINING PHOTOS

    Vintage photos and drawings and discussion of same only, should be some cool stuff show up here and ad info if possible.

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  11. MINER'S RIGHTS and LAND USE

    This forum is strictly for the discussion of land usage restriction and Miners rights issues we face and how to deal with them.

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  12. HUNTING, FISHING, GUNS, and SUCH

    As the title says this forum is for members to share stuff about Hunting, fishing, guns, etc.

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  13. FORUM ANNOUNCEMENTS - PROBLEMS

    This is where I will let you know about new stuff, upgrades, etc. and this is where you post forum glitches and problems so administration sees it.

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  14. CONTESTS "FUN and FREE STUFF"

    Post any contests ya want to run here, fun, fun, fun....

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  15. CLASSIFIED ADS

    Buying and selling of all USED and some approved "HOME MADE" prospecting equipment by forum members. NO DEALERS

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  16. PROSPECTING BRAZIL with GARIMPO

    It's high time Don has his own spot to entertain us!

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  17. DIY PROJECTS

    Got a cool project, want to share a project plan? Here is the place to share what you have built.

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  18. OFF ROAD VEHICLES

    The place to talk about all your off road toys and adventures... Bikes, quads, ATV, and the rest.

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  19. HOBBIES and STUFF

    Got some cool hobby type stuff to share? Build stuff, got skilz? Share them here....

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  20. CAMP COOKING and RECIPES

    So ya think ya can cook? Well let's share some recipes, everything from food to soap to whiskey or whatever is welcome here.

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  21. UPCOMING OUTINGS and EVENTS

    Listing of upcoming group events for detectorists and prospectors, LIST YOUR EVENT NOW!

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  • Posts

    • Hydrazine contaminated parts are nasty. I buried a whole aircraft carrier steam system in the New Mexico desert because a sailor put too much in the boiler system. Hydrazine was spilled on the ground during tests at the Las Cruces facility and contaminated the entire aquifer. We drilled hundreds of wells and pumped all the ground water out of the ground, filtered and cleaned it with UV light, and then pumped it back into the aquifer.  One of NASA's biggest fears is a hydrazine tank falling back to earth. There is a plan in place in case that ever happens. No joke buddy. If you can smell it you have been overexposed for life. That tank is nothing to be fiddling around with. The people who found it and are handling it are running a big health risk. I was part of the effort to collect the Challenger Disaster junk and a big part of my work at NASA was dealing with hydrazine contamination. The fuel tank and piping were of utmost importance to the recovery effort. They washed the parts in detergent, exposed the liquid to UV light and then evaporated the water to clean the stuff. Every part that had ever been in contact with fuel was decontaminated in this fashion before handling.  
    • Ben, You are right.  Lots of stories now about 70. https://watchers.news/2018/10/19/iridium-satellite-fuel-tank-crash-california-october-2018/ Mitchel
    • Ben, Hi ... been a while. Where did you get the area of the fall? The tank in the walnut grove would certainly be on private land.  That would be a problem.  What's the value of Iridium 70 pieces right now? I'm thinking they don't say much about this space junk because they don't know how 'hot' a particular piece would be after bouncing off the atmosphere.  It 'could' make a lot of news here but they are kinda keeping it under the radar. Mitchel
    • Grubstake, The event 4094 was headed in a northerly direction. The pieces described landing in Hanford could very well be part of what we saw.  It came from south to north.   Where I was north of Ridgecrest would put it in line of going over Bakersfield before it slowed down and stopped burning ... or at least some of it.  I think other pieces would be much farther north. Mitchel
    • There's a ton of wisdom in that post.  My path in life was similar, just in a different part of the world, and I raised daughters on my own, instead of a son.  I suspect a son would have been less complicated, but I'm satisfied with my lot.
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