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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
    5 points
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. There are a lot of different shapes in these nugget of mine.
    3 points
  8. Tommy get bored? We're up just above you'all. Give a holler maybe meet up somewhere for a weekend.
    3 points
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  10. 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.
    2 points
  11. Its probably an old piece of badly rusted metal from years ago. You wouldn't expect to find meteorites in that shape. I see signs It's artificial and not natural.
    2 points
  12. Kolang 1°53’18.8"N, 98°39’39.6"E Sumatera Utara, Indonesia Fall: 1 Aug 2020 Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CM1/2) History: (M. Farmer, Arizona) Around 4 pm local time (9 am UTC) on 1 August 2020, residents in northwest Sumatra (Central Tapanuli Regency) heard loud booming sounds that shook their houses. A single stone weighing ~2100 g went through the roof of a house in Kolang at 1°53’18.8"N 98°39’39.6"E (Satahi Nauli, Kolang, Central Tapanuli Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia) and embedded itself into the soil beside the house. Another stone impacted in a r
    2 points
  13. It was most likely freezing cold. If the body expects something to be very hot, it will feel very hot. You can make someone think they are being burned with an ice cube. And where are they getting the valuation of that rock? There's no way in hell he's a millionaire in US currency from that. These news people find the most expensive meteorite they can and then apply that price to every single meteorite that makes the news.
    2 points
  14. I would like that Shep. Maybe in a month or so. Thanks! Tom H.
    2 points
  15. Thanks for the memories Tom! We look forward to these outings all year. I sure hope things get back to normal by spring.
    2 points
  16. Looking at the photo, yes those appear to be Schorl Tourmaline crystals
    2 points
  17. It washes out and looks blurry in sunlight...a dull day is good but have to wait for it. and then it picks up all the surrounding areas ....The photograph box I made with black on the top and blue on the sides seems to work best to show chrome. Im working on an new way to take pics of chrome tomorrow so that there is no reflection on the front side. IE....a big white curtain with just the lens sticking through. Chrome is very hard to capture correctly. Tom H
    2 points
  18. Although I have seen some of those hood ornaments laying around the last couple of years I did not know that you were working on a collection/display. They sure look sleek and shiny. The chrome sure picks up the blue background all right. What if you photographed them outside on a dull day? Old Tom
    2 points
  19. I recommend Chris Ralph’s “Fistful of Gold” book. It may not be the best title to make you think its legitimate, but it basically comes down to hard work and finding the correct way for your area. Before you even decide on the metal detector, I would find out if the areas you plan on going to have gold at all, and how it is recovered. I’m sure there’s plenty of targets anywhere you bring the metal detector, but most areas will just be junk and not gold.
    2 points
  20. There is no single device which can indentify, map and measure gold ore. Simply can't be done and I wouldn't even try to looking for a device like that. There are a lot of websites that claim they have such a device but they are all frauds. Just don't believe everything you read. A lot of people will gladly take your money selling worthless electronic junk. It'll take lots of painstaking work and money to find, map and measure a potential gold deposit. If you want to find gold, buy a metal detector and look for gold nuggets. That's going be your cheapest option.
    2 points
  21. 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
    2 points
  22. 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
    2 points
  23. Looks nothing like a meteorite. They do come in all shapes and sizes, but that doesn't mean that every shape and size is a meteorite.
    1 point
  24. Man Becomes Overnight Millionaire After Meteorite Crashes Through His Roof https://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/man-becomes-overnight-millionaire-after-meteorite-crashes-through-his-roof-2327321
    1 point
  25. Look at the middle picture. It looks like someone drilled out that lower left hand corner.. Just no way that's natural. The shape of the whole piece just reeks of old, rusted metal.
    1 point
  26. I'll dig out the place I found that. I ran onto it while researching the claim process for that place I found the large copper nuggets, just in case I found the source and wanted to file. I'll ;post that today, if I don't get too busy. Jim
    1 point
  27. This looks like a really good time! I’m going to keep my eye out for any updates to any outings. I’d love to meet up with other nugget shooters. ...I am assuming here these outings are an open invite to forum members??? Curious if everyone is a member of the same club for access to ground to hunt on or if there’s just a lot of unclaimed ground everyone can just get out and cover? I will just go ahead and admit right here and now that I’ve been a lurker for a few years getting my rocks off learning from all the generous folks on these forums and enjoying all the stories. But I’ve dec
    1 point
  28. Go look on Steve H. forum it is one for sale by a guy that goes by the name of Hard Prospector. It is new he says and wants about 850.00. Chuck
    1 point
  29. Bill--Sounds exciting. Living the dream. Keep it up.
    1 point
  30. I dont think getting one of them is going to happen in the near future Tom
    1 point
  31. Holy cow Tom!! Amazing job for sure! You should definitely be proud of those bud.
    1 point
  32. WOW ! ! Nice . . . Great attention to doing it right and they all look awesome. I like the display.
    1 point
  33. Wow !! That's some fantastic work there Tom !!
    1 point
  34. Nice work and nice collection All you need is a Rolls Royce hood ornament No Nugget Mike C...
    1 point
  35. Those are gorgeous Tom!!!!! 1949 looks like a Bat Woman
    1 point
  36. Hi all! I have no idea if this is even close to being a meteorite. Its about the size of a baseball. Found it in CT, USA in a coastal town, near Fairfield. Parts of it are sticky with a magnet but can not quite tell if its magnetic against metal. Thanks for looking!
    1 point
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  38. Loved the pictures, was never able to make it to one of the outings, but now that I have more time, and if the world ever gets back to normal, I hope to make it happen one day. Looks like a whole boat-load of fun! All the best, Lanny
    1 point
  39. . . . Well it's nice that they come in pairs on the claim over there. . .
    1 point
  40. Northern Dynasty submits Pebble mitigation plan https://www.mining.com/northern-dynasty-submits-pebble-mitigation-plan/
    1 point
  41. This particular claim had several. Another member on this site found his first nugget there with a GM1000.
    1 point
  42. 59 years and some change...
    1 point
  43. Looks like good times had by all!!
    1 point
  44. Thanks for the pics Tom. Brings back a lot of good memories
    1 point
  45. If you look at the largest piece (6 grams) doesn't it look rather like a Christmas tree angel? (Head and wings at the top) All the best, Lanny
    1 point
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