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  1. Just snooping around in a new area, not expecting much, when I stumbled into this lump right in the middle of the wash. Not quite an overload signal on the 4500, but really loud. I am pretty sure a Walmart $99 detector would have found it. Maybe 6" down, and in the most obvious spot in the wash. I have no idea how the last 50 guys to walk up this wash missed it, but I'll take it! Most of the specimen is worn somewhat smooth, but one side clearly broke off something larger. The edge is so sharp and fragile that I broke a tiny piece of gold off with my tounge giving it the mouth-wash out of
    13 points
  2. 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.
    9 points
  3. More pics!!!..........if you all have some....please post them. Tom H.
    9 points
  4. Three good times out of one fishing trip.. Catchin-em Smokin-em Eatin-em.
    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. 7 points
  8. 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
    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. 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
    7 points
  11. 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
  12. 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
  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. 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
    5 points
  15. If only there was some sort of established scientific process that can identify a rock as being of terrestrial or extraterrestrial origin...
    5 points
  16. There are a lot of different shapes in these nugget of mine.
    4 points
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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.
    4 points
  23. 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
  24. Here is one where I cut the 4” at a 45 and just rotate your cut and glue it back together. I reduce it to a 3” on the intake plus put bolts across to keep large rocks out . It’s not going to win a beauty contest but as long it works for you. Chuck
    3 points
  25. Hi. Greenhorn, (kinda), here. Is there a fee for joining up on this website or forum? I would like to join up with y’all when you have a metal detecting outing for the new year 2021. My husband just gave me my early Christmas present today. I have a new Minelab Vanquish 440!!! 😱😍🥰😁😁
    3 points
  26. Like all mining companies, they are paying claim fees. They also have employees who pay income taxes, property taxes and local and state sales taxes. The whole point of this thread is that some, including those proposing these royalties, think taking money away from one person and giving it to another (redistributing wealth) and creating layer upon layer of bureaucracy is how the US government should operate. Others think cutting taxes and regulations help businesses grow, innovate and create private sector jobs.
    3 points
  27. I can't believe I read this entire thread!
    3 points
  28. Hi All As the treasurer of the WSPA Inc. I think our club would love to have the claim .We were fairly regular up there with outings in the past. Are you interested in maintaining them and a membership or just wanting get rid of it? Happy Huntin John B.
    3 points
  29. Disgrace? You claim the item pictured is a meteorite. Mike, a very experienced meteorite hunter, says based on what he can see that it is not a meteorite. So, he’s a disgrace for stating his opinion? But see, here’s the thing. You, as the person claiming the item is a meteorite, have the burden of proof. You say it’s a meteorite. Prove it. Go get it classified and make us eat our words. Until then, it’s just a piece of vesicular basalt.
    3 points
  30. I would like that Shep. Maybe in a month or so. Thanks! Tom H.
    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. 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
  37. 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
  38. It's a square mile of land. Gather up some buddies and claim it up. Maybe start a new club?
    3 points
  39. Thanks Bob You just proved my point. Nothing is yours. You simply want a piece of someone else's pie, and you want to hire some bureaucrats to go get it for you. Nobody is asking for a cut of the wild game you take off public property. Nobody wants a piece of the bottles or cactuses you have collected and nobody has insisted that you go clean up the broken pieces of glass from the bottles you shot up out there in the NM outback although I think that would be a good idea.
    2 points
  40. Great memories right there....Thanks for sharing such good times...Love the outings!!!! Happy Thanksgiving for everyone!! Cheers, Yer Unc in the Dubyah!
    2 points
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. Yup. I don't swing a 7000, so maybe this won't apply.... When you are having the 'ghost signal' problem, try to turn the gain/sensitivity down slightly and see if that quiets it down any. When I have this problem with the GPX, a tiny gain tweak is often the solution. As far as hot rocks go.... If it makes a noise, I kick it out of the way. I don't rely on the machine ground balance to do all the work. If it's making a noise, the detector is trying to tell you something. It just takes a few seconds to move the 'noise maker' and see if that's all it was. Most times
    2 points
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