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  1. As the seasons change here in Arizona, the temps have finally come down enough to get out and find some gold. I met up with a good friend this morning and we drove out to a place called "Owl Wash". Although I forgot to mention it at the time, I did see the owl today. After a couple hours and a half a dozen trashy targets, I moved my coil up the side of the gully and got a distinct signal. After scraping away all the loose material, I started to see darker clay and the bedrock. I slowed down and worked to pinpoint the target so I could hopefully 'see it' without disturbing it. I blew
    20 points
  2. Hey everyone... Now weather is getting much better, I got a chance to visit a place I havent been to in a while. Franconia, AZ meteorite strewn field. I met up Saturday morning with a buddy Greg. Greg ended up getting the large complete crusted Chondrite and large iron meteorite on the right, I found the smaller 3 chondrites and irons on the left.... Franconia's always a fun place to visit. A lot of large basalt (hot rocks), .50 cal bullets, .30 cal bullets, wire, ect out there, but after an hour or 2 of adjusting my hearing to the tones, you start to hear the differences between trash
    11 points
  3. More pics!!!..........if you all have some....please post them. Tom H.
    9 points
  4. Well............this is about the first time in about 20 yrs the Nugget shooter outing did not happen due to the current circumstances. Hopefully we can pull a small one off in Feb. Many good times shared around the campfires at night and out hunting with friends. Here are some pics from over the years at the outings. ENJOY! Tom H.
    8 points
  5. I was finally able to finish up a project I started a very long time ago this week. I bought the hood ornaments for 1949-1955 from the Nash automobile. I think they are some of the most beautiful hood ornaments ever made. But, they were on a very homely car! Some were in pretty rough. I did all the prep work and plating myself on these and took great pains to make sure the faces and lines were perfect. The reflections on them kind of goof them up. Chrome is very hard to photograph. The process involves sandblasting them to remove all the corrosion, drilling out each pit and filling with solder
    8 points
  6. BE VERY CAREFUL OF WHO YOU ACCUSE HERE ON THESE FORUMS!! One of the main rules here is there is no toleration for attacking/questioning actions of forum staff for doing their job, accusing forum staff of wrong doing when unwarranted will not be tolerated!! If any of our staff edits a post it is because the member violated forum rules, or they were asked to do so by the member. If any of our staff gets out of line I let them know immediately, they are not immune from forum rules, I'm harder on them to follow the rules than I am for regular members. The forum staff here does
    8 points
  7. Recovering from elbow surgery and I was getting bored walking around my neighborhood. I decided to go out to Willcox Playa and walk around there for a several hours. The weather was perfect today. When I first got there I did about a 1 1/2 mile circle around my truck and as I was just getting back to my truck...Space Rock! 18.6 grams.
    8 points
  8. 7 points
  9. Howdy all, It’s been sometime since a video and hunt, so I thought I’d hit Stewart Valley before all the rains and cold weather come but had high winds, light rain, and even some snow. Ended up with 11 pieces total for 45 gr. A quick and fun hunt. Although they may be thinning out, it was close to 2 hrs before finding the first piece. Happy Hunting and keep looking down. Jayray
    7 points
  10. No, private. But a neighboring claim is Roadrunner. I have two adjacent claims in San Domingo and several on Turkey Creek. My partner wants to sell the San Domingo claims and concentrate on Turkey Creek. I'm having a blast out there in Morristown. The bedrock is mostly visible in the creek beds and vacuuming them is yeilding good gold
    6 points
  11. An asteroid passed just 250 miles from earth on Friday the 13th. https://www.sciencealert.com/earth-just-had-a-record-close-shave-with-a-house-sized-asteroid?fbclid=IwAR3vd1MWdx0mAVb-2oe0tieDGfombSxKknC6LdHvmuyGGhtVQcM-RLYgY1M
    6 points
  12. Man they were some good times, lets hope and pray that we can get somewhat back to normal and fellowship like we used to. A great bunch of guys and gals there. Old Tom
    6 points
  13. Here they are... Nothing big... But like you said... "It's fun finding gold. Even though it stoves me up a little.
    6 points
  14. What a tough year here in Nevada for deer. The deer were everywhere in August for archery season but when rifle season rolled around, they were gone. I think with the Covid stuff going on here, there were just so people and side by sides everywhere. Hunters and non-hunters just out cruising every road they could find so i think it kind of pushed the critters around. Yesterday was her last day to hunt so we had to find a buck or she would just had to find a doe. Being her last youth tag, she was really wanting a buck. Well after lots of worn out boot leather, we finally found one yesterday that
    6 points
  15. My son got a nice buck this afternoon. We just got off the mountain a few minutes ago. Desert Mule deer with a muzzleloader. About a 75 yard shot. In the past 3 days we have seen 40 deer and 80 javelina. 6 bucks but they were all pretty small. This guy didn't have a huge rack but he is darn sure not tiny either. Im glad he decided to shoot him because im about worn out. We have put in a lot of miles in some mighty big country. I am sore in places I didn't even know I had.
    6 points
  16. If only there was some sort of established scientific process that can identify a rock as being of terrestrial or extraterrestrial origin...
    5 points
  17. https://www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/newsletters/lpib/new/five-things-learned-from-the-antarctic-search-for-meteorites/
    5 points
  18. Yup...it was a great day just to get out and forget about everything!.......I got a couple of dinks out of the gut of that area in the past...but did not hit the sides, so you win! Hard to hit a lot of ground with the little monster though. Must have walked past that nug 10 times in the past. But, hey! the area above it (backwards wash) was kind to me Good time out...will hit it again! Tom H. P.S. that second photo looks like a gold monster hanging on to the quartz .Head to the left, arms in the middle and legs to the right. I may need to put the whiskey away for tonight
    5 points
  19. Wow wouldn't that be something. I'm all for it but my three wheel scooter wouldn't jump the rocks. Maybe young Tom, Dave and another might take you up on that. Tom has got to stay pretty close to home right now as tomorrow Sherri goes under the knife again. (Prayers are needed for her) Tomorrow I get my PCC line out after six weeks and I will feel more mobile, but I can't walk as yet. Good times are coming bro and I'll see you out there again soon. Old Tom
    4 points
  20. I saw that article about the close pass and also on Spaceweather.com of Asteroid 2020 VT4. It would have been about 10.9+ magnitude for about half an hour over Phoenix and even brighter over the Pacific where it was the closest. The past few nights I have been watching Asteroid 8 Flora 78 miles across at 8.2+ magnitude moving slowly through Cetus. I have also been watching in my binocs Comet 2020 Atlas M3 moving northwards at a good pace past the right belt star of Orion to past the right shoulder star Bellatrix. It has been fading to 8.4+ magnitude. Early morning Comet 2020 Erasmus M3 has br
    4 points
  21. Met up with the illustrious Bob Verish for a little hunting the past Saturday. Bob always has his finger on the pulse of finds here in the southwest, and I had the pleasure of helping him look for a second meteorite at this locality. We didn't find any meteorites, but we did find several interesting mineral specimens, as well as numerous obsidian and jasper shards from native Americans (which we left in place). It was a gorgeous day, just wanted to share a few pictures for everyone who's stuck at home. Hoping to get back out there while the weather holds, and hopefully establish a new stre
    4 points
  22. Don't pay any attention to him guys. He's obviously nothing but a troll just trying to stir up things of which he knows nothing about. If you just ignore him, he'll just go away.
    4 points
  23. Satellite images reveal the destructive power of asteroids and meteorites smashing into the Earth's surface over millions of years in new atlas detailing hundreds of craters carved by extra-terrestrial collisions https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8926681/Satellite-images-craters-reveal-power-asteroids-meteorites-smashing-Earth.html
    4 points
  24. This is a story from a long time gold prospector, gemstone hunter, and adventurer, Matt Mattson that I have known for close to 25 years, this is his story of his first hog hunt as a young teenager many, many years ago in Florida, it is one of my favorites of his many stories, he also has many videos on many different subjects if you care to check them out on his channel. Hope ya'll enjoy it as much as I do every time I hear him tell it!!
    4 points
  25. It's all good Mr. I know you were jus messing with me... The smallest one was my first find of the day and I thought.... WooHoo at least I didn't get skunked!!! If that one was gonna be it for the day.... it was good day.
    4 points
  26. This Saturday I was out in ridgecrest with friends they were under a easy up roto tilling and Jack hammering for dry wash material. I was going up a close by hill beeping with my GM 1000 .8:30 am I had a lite cotton dark blue long sleeve shirt wearing Brute deodorant with no headphones on and the detector was screaming at full volume. I was about 250 feet from my Ford pickup when the attack started. With one bee on the back of each ear one on the back of my neck one on my shoulder and 2 circling the front of my face I pulled off my hat and started swatting these killers . To no avail they
    4 points
  27. Sweeeeeet! I've been to Owl Wash with Tom, and I probably walked past that fine nugget too. Good job Luke. I bet you could find gold in a Basha's parking lot!
    4 points
  28. It's not about what I say, it's what the law says. Each valid mining claim location grants ALL the valuable minerals to the claim owner. If there is ore on the ground on a valid mining claim the ore belongs to the claim owner. It doesn't matter if the claim is a lode or placer there are no exceptions to that law. Taking gold from a mining claim you don't own or have permission to mine is theft in every state.
    4 points
  29. Three good times out of one fishing trip.. Catchin-em Smokin-em Eatin-em.
    3 points
  30. There are a lot of different shapes in these nugget of mine.
    3 points
  31. Tommy get bored? We're up just above you'all. Give a holler maybe meet up somewhere for a weekend.
    3 points
  32. The ever elusive chuppacabra of San Domingo
    3 points
  33. Like Bob said its a metamorphic rock. I believe the green vain material is the mineral serpentine.
    3 points
  34. I don't find another meaning for it. When you do a Google search the first two pages are all dedicated to "MY" Qweegle bungee. You are apparently going to kinky websites with made up words. LOL Like DocsDetecting.com I think you are getting "Qweegle™" confused with the "Swingy Thingy®", now that I have heard in a nasty unrelated context. Or maybe you are thinking about my new "G-Spot™" Portable gold panning treasure scoop? Hope you guys are doing well and staying healthy. Doc
    3 points
  35. Hey guys! Just wanted to share some of the rocks coming out of cypriot soil, thought that may some of you are interested. Hope you enjoy! Natrolite crystals on analcime background Halite crystals from the salt lakes of cyprus Natrolite crystals on analcime background Agate Blueish quartz crystals Thomsonite on analcime Natrolite on analcime Thank you!
    3 points
  36. Just my two cents This would also pertain to culverts. They are particularly popular to mine. That said there is not a public right of way police. I would say that this would go pretty much un noticed by any public law enforcement agency unless perhaps you were tearing the place up.
    3 points
  37. Bob, I was going to delete your last 3 posts in this topic for being off topic because it's not Friday night!!! But because you're having such Happy Days, Don't Worry, Be Happy and not in Gloom, Despair and Agony because I will leave them and only warn you to stay on topic!!!
    3 points
  38. Nice score!! I'm with You and TomH. . . I too had to get out and away from the election coverage going on. I scored a total of 5 for 2.2dwt. Twas a beautiful day to get out.
    3 points
  39. It's a square mile of land. Gather up some buddies and claim it up. Maybe start a new club?
    3 points
  40. There you go!! Nice buck for sure. Great job. My daughter got hers today also. Finally, its been a tough year.
    3 points
  41. Did all my modifications to my front beam and got it installed. Sits a bit higher than expected. I may have miscalculated the orientation of the adjusters I welded in. I may have to take the beam back off and cut those adjusters free and weld them back in at slightly less angle. I did some beefing up of the beam while I had it out of the car. I also drove sections of the old sway bar into the each tie rod to strengthen them. It is starting to look good though.
    3 points
  42. Russia to open WORLD’S LARGEST gold mine in Siberia estimated reserves of 540 million tons of ore, containing 40 million troy ounces of gold. 2.3 grams per ton https://www.rt.com/business/504239-russia-worlds-largest-gold-mine/
    3 points
  43. It has to do with the 1872 mining laws. Since Grant was president, supposedly the laws really haven't changed. The article i read did say that the gold,silver and copper mines have only produced a little over $300 billion dollars since then. Dont know how true that is, but that last post i posted said $82 billion for 2019 for ALL mineral mining. So maybe?
    3 points
  44. So you are convinced, but couldn't convince anyone here? Perhaps if you were more engaged in finding the truth, you would have found it. Perhaps if you did your due diligence and did what was necessary to follow through, you could come back here and tell everyone how wrong they were. Instead, it's still just speculation. Where did you get your evidence of what happens to sandstone on entry? Why would it discolor white, when other meteorites do not? How do you know Martian sandstone is heavier? Have you been to Mars? Sorry if these are dumb questions. I'm not an exp
    2 points
  45. Can’t remember if I was on Hoppy or Bahde in Gold Basin, but the 8 hours I spent on it, there was a lot of valley fill with very little bedrock, and what was there was heavily worked. I had a good time, but I did not find any gold or anything interesting worth bringing me back up there. You won’t see my signature go on a claim form for that area. As for the GPAA, they lease the claims from the owner and they will drop a claim for different reasons. One guess would be they probably noticed the unpaid fees. Another guess would be no claim reports filed, not reviews filed on their we
    2 points
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