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  1. Boulder dash , and I got out for a round of nugget hunting in some remote Arizona landscape. We both managed to find a nice batch of gold for our efforts too. 7 grams total , between the two of us ! Its still out there folks !
    35 points
  2. Haven’t posted in a while. I enjoy seeing everyone’s gold finds so here is some pics. I will do a SG on this one at some point. I’m pretty good at guessing weight especially the half - 5 grammers. I was way off on this one. Found in a small wash about 3’ on the bank just out of the wash. 18” deep approximately. Probably knocked off 5 grams of caliche. I keep the scale at work so no pre weight taken. Brownie
    29 points
  3. "Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm "Hand Stacking"" .......And look what they missed. Gary
    27 points
  4. Great day out hunting for gold. I almost didn’t dig up the nugget due to digging 3 bullet fragments in the same area. Even after the suspected nugget was in my scope it was covered with dirt and felt like another bullet fragments. I Can’t tell you the feeling wiping the dirt away and seeing a small area of gold.
    26 points
  5. Hey Everyone, I took a drive yesterday and went up to a location I've hunted a several times in the last few months. When I first found gold in this area, I was using the GPX and 15" coil. I went home that day with six nuggets for 3 grams. Many of the nuggets were deep and there wasn't much trash found. It left me thinking that I wasn't the first detector in there, but probably the 1st in several seasons. On the next trip in there, I was able to score 5 nugs, but they started getting smaller. Then I thought trying out my new 19" EVO would be good idea. The first nugget
    25 points
  6. Holly, Lily and I headed out yesterday about Noon for a quick trip to pan some dirt. I took the Sdc2300 with so i could check some spots that I had worked over the last season. Well....Holly took the detector and started digging targets. Wire.... bullet... wire. Her attitude was still upbeat even though it was just trash. I told her to head for the bedrock and stay shallow. She did just that. She found, dug and recovered a nice little nugget! A side note: I was walking about two feet from the truck when I spotted this. Eyeball detecting on the fly. I guess its considered a sunbaker but
    24 points
  7. Hey everyone... Myself and a buddy Chris (bsumbdy) got out to an area on the outskirts of Goldfield Nevada last weekend. Had a blast, we found a few things to take back home.... Chris ended up getting 8 grams of gold nuggets, I found the old 1893 silver lined World Fair Spoon, and the 1902 -S- Barber Silver quarter. Also brought home a dinosaur for the backyard, named him Godzilla.. We were able to get a little higher up in the hills to get away from the 100 degree heat from down below.... We brought back some ore that sounded off on the detectors, but need to crush and see whats insi
    23 points
  8. Not bad for a P.I. effort ! 9x15 NF Advantage on the 4500 with twin external shoulder speakers. total weight 1.1 grm. 1 heart shaped cornflake and 2 rock "ettes". Proves I'm not totally deaf yet, AND I'm as good as I once was ! Hapy Huntn.
    23 points
  9. Well I haven't been on the forums much lately but detecting still happens every now and then. Here are hand full of nuggets from a new area I found last year.... I had to get them all first lol. I hope all is well with everyone here. I will try and get to the outing and say hi!
    23 points
  10. Out hillside and piddler wash prospecting in a new spot yesterday paid off... Think I will be going back because I like cornflakes.
    23 points
  11. Went out today with Luke and Dad to do some detecting. Weather was fantastic! First wash I went up I was able to dig this little guy out with my finger. Sure is a neat feeling when you see a little yellow smile looking back up at you. We met up after a couple of hours and Luke/Dad had not found anything......so we went to the old stand by Pizza wash. I was able to coax 1.4 gram nugget out of a small trib to the side that I have detected a lot and Luke even hit it. Must have been the bigger 13x17 EVO along with wet ground that I heard it this time. It was about a foot deep.
    22 points
  12. It was great to see all the new faces, meet so many people from the forum, and subscribers to my channel ! Here`s some gold found during the outing. Boulder dash`s above the dime, and mine below the dime ...
    22 points
  13. Back in Feb, when the world was still perceived to be more or less normal, a couple of friends joined me to check out a hand dug hardrock mine/prospect that I hadn't had a chance to detect yet. No claims records or markers could be located and the mine wasn't currently being worked. The miners had crushed the ore and shoveled it onto the crude wooden ore chute that snaked down the side of the ridge to the creek below. The country rock of the mine adit, (from the outside looking in), appeared to be a mushy red quartz conglomerate that was unstable. No hard quartz lead was observed. After
    21 points
  14. Did I ever get lucky. found this nug about a month ago. went back lots of times and figured out this area has been worked years ago. just fines left. poor sucker(s) missed this one. a real fatty. 3/16 inch thick at widest part
    21 points
  15. Finally was able to get out and detect for a weekend with a fellow forum member. He was only able to make it for one day verses my 2 days. We focused on hitting new areas looking for leader nuggets.. He was able to find one really nice piece. After that I spent many hard hours with no luck finding a patch. My first night by headlamp I headed to a old Bonevolent patch that we thought was worked out. Turns out we missed 3 chunky pieces. 2nd night hunt went to a different worked out patch and found 5 more chunky bits.. All the small stuff was just the gold monster 1000 being an amazing sensi
    21 points
  16. Been a mighty fine week in the desert! I picked up a 12x8 Evo for the 4500, as I have been hunting a lot of rock strewn washes. The Commander 11" is my only other coil, and I was missing a lot of ground by not getting it in between rocks, and up under bushes. Very impressed with this coil so far. I have no doubt the Minelab coil would have found these, but I could never have gotten the round coil into the spots they were found. What really blows me away, is how stable the 12x8 runs, compared to the 11. With the 11, I had a lot of EMI, and false chirps from blades of grass. I usually
    21 points
  17. Well done Shay & Mitchel !! Here`s a close up of my bigger piece.
    21 points
  18. Ok, I’ll post something. I got lucky last month and swung over this specimen in way up Northern California . I dug up a big rock and thought it was a hot rock but then swung back over the hole and the target was still in the hole and I found this. It was only 4” deep and I was using my trusty GPX4000 with the 12”x15” Commander coil.
    20 points
  19. These are from some years back, I was weighing them before selling to Matt at Gold Rush Nuggets if I remember right.
    20 points
  20. Thank you to Bill, Minelab and everyone who put the outing together. My daughters and I had a great time! They loved all the Minelab schwag. Alexa even wore her Minelab beanie to school today. It's was great getting to see everyone and chat with some friends. I hope to get out with some fellow nuggetshooters this winter. Here's the gold we scored right before heading back to the outing and also my first GPX5000 nuggets.
    20 points
  21. So I sort of got a kick out of Mike Furness a couple of outings ago when he asked me, "So Doc, are you divorced?" I laughed and told him, "No far from it." But my wife Diana, has no interest in Gold Prospecting but she has never stood in my way to let me go out and look for the shiny. She knows I love this hobby. So anyway, just to update everyone on my marital status in case you were wondering. June 20th, my wife and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. I started dating her when she was 16, and married her a month after she turned 18. All our kids and grand children came over
    19 points
  22. Was able to take advantage of a cooler day and got back into Truck wash with the gold monster. Have hit the area pretty hard with the 5000 and thought I would go crumb chasing today. Got 4 at .3 gram. 3 out of the washes and one from the hillside. Did some scraping on the hill side but no more. This place is infested with iron stone from 1/8" to 10". Had to go into disc some times just to try and keep it half way quite. It was just good to get out finally, but boy, I can tell I have not been detecting in a while. Will probably feel it even more tomorrow! There were a lot of these
    19 points
  23. Well after a long winter, the boys and i made it out today before the new round of rain and snow hits us. First spot was one of my speci spots that we have hit prtty hard. Ended up pulling this 2 gram chunky feller from about 4 inches deep. Definitely made my day for sure. Then after that, the boys wanted to try our coin and relic spot. Still finding lots of cool stuff but it is thinning out a bit. I did squeeze out another coin and a sweet bell. The coin is a 1888 V nickel that is in awesome shape. Once i clean the crust off, it will look amazing. The bell i found down about a foot deep and i
    19 points
  24. I finally made it back to the Big Az the weekend of the 18th! This time we were in prospecting mode for new areas and as usual, we hit it hard and took advantage of the time I was there. We did drop in on one of the Big Bug Mining District claims and that’s where I pulled these three from ‘eddy spots’ where bedrock crosses the wash. These came from places that started with no signal whatsoever, I just felt that gold would stop there when the wash was flowing, so I dug a bit with my pick, then detected again with my 2300 and was rewarded!
    19 points
  25. Let me know what you guys think. Might be a little boring, its my first attempt at doing these kind of videos!
    18 points
  26. I was supposed to go fishing for my birthday over to Lake Roosevelt but my fishin' buddy had to back out. SOOOOO ... I went to plan B ... go find a nugget for my birthday! Headed down to the RRPC Aquarius Claims (my zodiac sign is Aquarius) and began to search in one wash that turned up a lot of hot rocks and trash! Time to move to someplace else. Second spot was much deeper into the claims and a spot I had hunted a couple times before. I knew I hadn't destroyed all the old dry wash piles so began my attack. No luck for the first few ... about 10 of them to be closer to the number. I was just
    18 points
  27. I thought I would share a couple pictures of some nuggets that I found while detecting NV and AZ. The 10.82 g piece stands by its self from from the field. After cleaning I touched up the edge to have it stand better. the 7.57g piece was found almost 24” deep with the GPZ.
    18 points
  28. About 3 hours of raking and chipping out bedrock released these little fellas from their eons of bondage!
    18 points
  29. If Frank can post a can, I can throw this out there (maybe?). Trying to sell home and need to get septic pumped for inspection. Honeydipping buddy of mine is pretty busy so trying to help. I've dug it up 3 times in past 20 years but before had a tractor to help. Today, by hand and with pick dug about 6" farther from tank than ever before. This plopped out. Have dug up and actually found most arrowheads on the surface after a rain in my driveway. Found a 3" black obsidian blade over by my pump house a couple of years ago. No gold tho-
    17 points
  30. Well, Jan 9th makes one year of nugget hunting for me. I've had a blast, learned a lot, and gotten myself in decent shape. If I live another 30 years, I just might be able to absorb something from my pile of geology books. I spend summers in Wa. State, but spend half my time up there wishing I was down south. Here's my haul for my first year. Wifey has claimed the largest specimen as her own. I have been informed it will be a pendant hanging around her neck. Makes up for all the flowers I never get her, I suppose! Thanks for all the good advice and entertaining stories you
    17 points
  31. So during Bill's last outing down at San Domingo, I had the opportunity to do a little educational video. Being forewarned is to be forearmed, as they say. Be careful out there! Doc
    17 points
  32. The last nugget I found was west of Jungo, NV. It was on BLM land blanket claimed by Hycroft/Allied. I don't know the current situation but when I found this nugget Hycroft/Allied had no problem with people metal detecting on their claims as long as they were not being actively worked. There were quite a few old dig holes in the area where I found this beauty but fortunately for me the previous beepers missed this one. It was just under 1/2 oz and it looked way better than these photos indicate. Good luck out there!
    16 points
  33. Meet my grandfather, Frank Mitchell. He was born in the Ozarks in the years prior to WWI. He suffered from dyslexia which no-one had ever heard of, and by the 4th grade his formal education was over.  His parents couldn't understand his learning disabilities in school but decided it's best he stay home and work the family farm and lumber mill and help put his eleven brothers and sisters thru school.Fast forward to WWII, Grandpa Frank is driving truck delivering goods for the war effort. His wife had been diagnosed with tuberculosis years ea
    16 points
  34. Wife and I was out on the claim on NYD for some nice relaxing prospecting. She was swinging her GB 2 working the main trail into the claim as we have never really worked it. She was happy for awhile with her boot tacks and other treasures, me, I got frustrated and drove back to the house to get my pan. Did 2 quick pans from a nice spot up on one bank and got this little flood gold roller. When I say I drove back to the house it is just one mile from the claim. Nice to be close.
    16 points
  35. Found near the source.....
    16 points
  36. Back when I was a newb, I used to toss these aside if I didn't see gold. I hunt an area famous for stringer veinlets and I wonder how many auriferous specimens I released back into the wild in those early days? This particular specimen hit hard on the GB2 and showed nothing but stained quartz. A crack of my hammer revealed the hidden beauty. Keep your eyes open...
    15 points
  37. Hey, everyone! I just made a video that I think a lot of you will be interested in seeing. If anyone is interested in a copy of the results just let me know and I will post an image of them.
    15 points
  38. Hey everyone, Me and Chris got out last weekend to do some prospecting on the outskirts of Goldfield, Nevada. We have been doing pretty well in this area, but there is also a lot of trash. We had to stick mostly to the sidebanks of the washes to get away from the trash. After digging a few huge holes for square nails, we got pretty tired fast...🥵 but pulled some nice gold out of the ground. Well until the next time, Dave
    15 points
  39. Hello All, The WSPA is once again going to rebuild and I am the new President with Denny Miller as VP and the cool part is many of the original members are still on board and ready to grow the club and claim holdings. We now have a public forum up here https://wspa.invisionzone.com/ where you can ask questions and learn about the club. Not much there yet as we are still trying to get our ducks in a row. We are currently working hard to get new claims into the club again and claim owners are welcome to contact us to see what we offer if you allow the club to have access to your claims.
    15 points
  40. I was out on another one of Arizona's (of-late) gloomy-overcast days down in the lower desert today. It wasn't bad, I'm just used to our Arizona sunshine out there. Anyway, I have never claimed to be, nor do I even desire to be a hard rock miner having to do all that heavy pick'n and hammering etc., etc.,etc., but lately have been forced into it. These three nuggets that I got today forced me to dig deep into my arsenal of angled-screwdrivers, prying devices; and then finally I resort to using my heavy duty pick and spade to get the final nugget out from it's deeply-embedded hiding spot wi
    15 points
  41. A good friend, and one of the best treasure hunting partners I've ever had, Andrew, recently took up yet another hobby creating Silver Coin Rings. I sent him a 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar, and here is the beautiful ring he created for me - Wow! Thank you Andrew!!!
    15 points
  42. Last night I was using the V 3.0 update and the 800/15 on the beach. I came across an ordinary signal but got an extraordinary result. What I saw in my scoop was a balled up 24" chain that is labeled 18k. It is 32.57 grams.
    14 points
  43. After seeing Bedrock Bobs copper plated bugs I decided to play around a bit. Had an old quartz crystal that I glued to a base, painted it with conductive paint and plated it for about 3 hrs in the copper bath. Im going to let the copper pantina into blue/purple and then seal it with lacquer. Came out kind of cool I think. Now to find some bugs! Nothing will be safe now. Tom H.
    14 points
  44. CORONA Common Sense Since they are calling on Respiratory therapist to help fight the Corona virus, and I am a retired one, too old to work in a hospital setting. I'm gonna share some common sense wisdom with those that have the virus and trying to stay home. If my advice is followed as given you will improve your chances of not ending up in the hospital on a ventilator. This applies to the otherwise generally healthy population, so use discretion. 1. Only high temperatures kill a virus, so let your fever run high. Tylenol, Advil. Motrin, Ibuprofen etc. will bring your fever down allowing th
    14 points
  45. Thanks Patrick. It's my favorite kind of 'work'. Here's some more 'work' I've done recently. I was able to escape the lockdown and hike out to a 'new' gully for some exploration. After 5 or 6 trash targets, I located a spot where the 'sounds had piled up'. I wouldn't have called it a target signal when I first started to dig. But after scraping the larger rocks out of the way, a nice target response was heard. Once the hard pack was exposed, the chances for gold went way up. The nugget was large enough to pinpoint with the edge of the coil, so I was able to caref
    14 points
  46. Decided to Crush some ore I have had sitting on a shelf, and give it a little acid bath. The Horny Toad was a bonus , I have been seeing a lot more of these little guys this year out detecting... Dave
    14 points
  47. Ol timers tell me they've seen this old ore cart buried in the creek past 60 years. Always thought with the water turned back on, would be cool to unearth it. So here she is free again. Her bottoms a bit oxidated and carriage, missing. She's free to roam the Creek again and melt back into the elements where once she came. Meanwhile, the gravel gave up just a little more than just iron...
    14 points
  48. Went out to heavily placered wash that I had previously hunted with the GPX and the 13x17 coil. The area is at the upper 200 yards of a wash, before it fades out into a hillside. I had found a decent amount of trash, but no gold with the large coil. This time, with the 8x12, I finally managed to sneak a little piece out of a tailing pile, about 3-4" deep. No complaints here, I'd been striking out for a couple months. I'll be hitting all the piles again, but with the Equinox and a rake! Thanks for looking! Kyle
    14 points
  49. Found a new area a couple days ago and got a couple with the GM 1000, there were some deeper spots so crawled through the brush today with the 2300....
    14 points
  50. Sun was out today so I headed out for 2 1/2-3 hrs but the sun never got over the mountain and my feet froze out. Dredge piles gave up this .800 gram little noogie!!!
    14 points
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