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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.

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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

    • Yeah his family will be in charge of his health. I insisted they bring an RV along with AC for him.  The cans of oxygen, good idea. Heck I might be able to use some too.
    • Hey Edge, take it easy on that old guy.  I'm almost to his age but he has five years on me.  Watch him and don't let him overdo it.  Exuberance sometimes gets the best of us an we go beyond our bounds.  I know of what I speak and am not afraid to admit it.  Take some cans of oxygen with you can get it at the sports stores, I always carry it and some aspirin also.  Good luck and God bless you  for what you are trying to do.      Old Tom 
    • Time to take it to someone who can test it for real.  You have done about all you can do to rule out tramp iron. You might get an XRF for nickel at this point and that might help get someone interested. It won't rule out tramp metal but it will be one more step you could take on your own. There is not much more you can do. You need an expert that can take it further with lab tests and professional observations. The pattern is vague. I can't tell if it is a weidmanstatten pattern. But if you can polish it out and repeat the pattern I would say it is as much confirmation as a layman could do. It certainly could be a coarse octahedrite.  You did a great job! Someone in the meteorite community will take this one forward and give you some answers. It is certainly an interesting specimen. If it is not a meteorite it is a darn good facsimile. Have you researched known meteorites in your area? If there have been others found to compare this with it might shorten the process a bit. 
    • I widened the window a bit and Etched with home brewed ferris chloride.  Looks to be the letter “A”.  It’s faint and does not photograph well, but it seems to be something.    I sanded and etched a number of times to be sure it was not dirt or an artifact of the sanding pattern.  Each time it comes back with the letter A.  Maybe there is a message inside ;)
    • Excellent. I know this area fairly well from hunting but not prospecting.
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