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  1. Went out today for the first time in about 5 months. WOW! What a awesome day! Just under 9 grams in 3 hrs. I hiked 3/4 mile up pizza wash and within 5 min I got the big one. It kept reversing the signal so I was not sure. I guess its just so solid it does that. The big one is 5 grams. Got the other two a little farther down the wash. Its always a good feeling when your digging and you get down to the red hardpack and then hit bedrock and the signal is still there. Good Lord really blessed me today But, my legs are shot! Need to get back in shape from the summer hibernation.
    16 points
  2. This reminds me of a feller that came to an outing years ago with something similar, Shep had 2 huge nuggets and when the guy couldn't find them he said they were to close and to big BWAHAHAHA
    8 points
  3. Found a 1.25 oz flat piece initially in that wash. Looked like a pizza to me! After that close to 5 oz in that wash. Just seems to never keep giving it up! All of them have some hematite on them. Wash is LOADED with banded ironstone so you are digging a lot of that also. But, when you know there is gold in it you just dig. Another nice thing is there is hardly any trash in it. Its a dream wash for sure. I can drive right up to the mouth of it and head in. Lots of people just drive right by it. I think once they start hitting the ironstone they give up.
    7 points
  4. A great Buddy Of mine an avid Detectorist and Meteorite Hunter many of you out there may know has been hit hard with Covid/Pneumonia and has been Hospitalized. I'm asking for some Spiritual power here in his direction that he strengthens up and walks out of there very soon. Many Thanks πŸ™πŸ€ 
    6 points
  5. It dices it chops, it'll even make string beans outta string beans 🀣
    6 points
  6. 8 and a half hours work. Minelab 4500 Nuggetfinder 13x17 Mono. About 55-60 miles off road on quads. Nothin is EZ if it were Everybody would do it πŸ˜‚πŸŽ―πŸ€  2 tenths of a gram sounded like an echoing πŸ’₯ explosion on twin speakers backpack harness, almost as loud as the rusted nails and other lead an debris detected Saturday. Ol' Roosevelt got a Califlower ear ! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°Beat that skunk away anyhow 😁🀠 Happy Huntn
    6 points
  7. Big Thank You to all the GOOD PEOPLE on this forum my buddy's being released today ! It's a great thing it did not go the other direction of a ventilator Stay Safe an Happy Huntn you-all !
    5 points
  8. I do think the rains helped. I could tell material was moved by a storm we had about 3 weeks ago. Not as much as one we had 2 yrs ago....that one blew out everything! So, if it moved 6 inches of gravel and put it somewhere else...it helped. Im using the 5000 in Fine gold with a 9x14 EVO coil. A VLF would be worthless in this wash with all the banded iron stone. I know there is more gold in there in the deeper areas. Im just not too into placering it out. Tom H.
    4 points
  9. A few samples I found during hunting season near the edge of a known gold district. Found three spots I'd like to go back to next year and look around more.
    4 points
  10. Yesterday I gave my daughter's hand in marriage to a fine young man, it was a beautiful and moving ceremony!!
    4 points
  11. We seem to have everyone doubting this device works as advertised, they clearly showed that there was a buried pot of gold that this device detected in the cartoons and still ya'll doubt it will work, shame on ya'll!!! The only problem I have with this device is now is I have learn to how to properly pronounce words that I thought I knew how to pronounce!!
    4 points
  12. Absolutely Beautimus ❀️ DAY ! Great Beepin ! Happy Huntn
    3 points
  13. Well, thanks. One of those things, everytime that I'd cut her in the wind, I was taking a chance. Sundance was built to run, and she'd cover a lot of ground in an hour. As we got older, she didn't range out as far. But a mile is only 15 minutes for her. But, I had her in what I'd consider a "safe zone." We've spent a lot of time together and I will miss the little girl. Already do. But I'm puppy shopping. Here she is at my "Spring Camera".
    3 points
  14. Pictures of scat will tell you less than pictures of rocks. Smell and taste. Everything else is just guessing.
    3 points
  15. In the first picture, the 4 Quarters on the right don't count. I found those here at work. The rest of the coins I've dug, plus a few more. If you look at the top right of the first pic, I think that's a brass lid to a snuff box? It's hard to get the lighting right, but I was told the other little box thing might me a match box? The big glob of lead looking stuff, is I think linotype? It's harder than lead. In the second picture is the Dime, I found it the very first day that I had this new machine on the ground. Figured that was a good omen. 1913. It sounded good. The little thing on the left, I've been told it was a junk ring? It'll sparkle, but looks like it's missing stones or something? The little thing on the right, I'm not sure, but I think it was a tree ornament? Tiny little thing, someone missed it when the dragged the tree out of the house? Maybe. But that's most of everyting decent that I've found, recently. I've got a table full of junk, truckbed is full too. The 1946 Dime I found the other day, had it here at work showing it to some friends. It was a pretty coin. A guy asked me what I wanted for it. Told him that I wasn't going to sell it. Then asked if 46 meant anything special to him. That was the year he was born. So, I told him, it's all yours. He's a good friend, good customer and veteran, so that was a good deal.
    3 points
  16. Mitch I went in to clinic Labor day thought I was having a reaction to a new med they put me on. They said no you have shingles ! Surprised the hell outta me. I was never aware of a vaccine for it. When I went to my primary care Dr. Couple weeks later to check up on it He told me about it said to wait till November. Yeah I'm not one for vaccines but if it prevents going thru that again and maybe worse I may do it.
    3 points
  17. i want to say something about these types of so called detectors but i will keep it to myself
    3 points
  18. Absolute newbie here... Gonna soak up some great info from you all!
    2 points
  19. well i had a long talk with frenchy that's what i call my orx & we decided that no 1 loves her besides me & since she just found me a nice nugglet i would keep her & use her so shes no longer for sale .......... thanks for looking
    2 points
  20. I think that cube is possibly limonite after pyrite. But honestly not sure. Either way found it to be pretty cool in it's own right.
    2 points
  21. That's got character... if not an attitude. Nice piece!!
    2 points
  22. I would hunt any ground that has that much mineralization in it. Good luck Tom H.
    2 points
  23. How great is thet? Nice Tom and I hope this it just the beginning of a great season for you!
    2 points
  24. Wow what a great opener. I feel like I’ve heard pizza wash before but don’t remember how it got its name? Can you elaborate?? Brownie
    2 points
  25. Did it a few days ago. I have to admit, I’ve never heard of those other ones.
    2 points
  26. Sorry Skip, ill try to be a believer!
    2 points
  27. Sorry, the silver dime above is 1918.
    2 points
  28. Thank Tom for the good words ! I hope we all get to see each other this season it's been some time πŸ‘
    2 points
  29. Your thinking is pretty much on target.
    1 point
  30. Thanks for letting me join the group ,looking forward to the topics discussed . Thanks ,Gary
    1 point
  31. The blue staining looks like copper staining, probably chrsyocolla. I wonder what the black squares that appears you dislodged from the quartz. I've seen black tourmaline needles in a similar quarts rock, but this tourmaline erodes along with the quarts. This black square you have seems to be harder than the quartz and not eroding along with it. Quartz is a pretty hard rock, so that square must be harder.
    1 point
  32. Nice try Brownie! Guess you can't blame a guy for tryin'
    1 point
  33. 1 point
  34. Sleeping Canadian woman has close call with meteorite that lands on bed. https://nypost.com/2021/10/11/sleeping-canadian-woman-has-close-call-with-meteorite/
    1 point
  35. 1 point
  36. How do you know that brown color is soil?
    1 point
  37. I said I'd post something on the research portion I do for prospecting. The 40 hours of research prior to boots on the ground. What I found after 90 minutes of research tells me I would go here if I was local, but the particular section I mention, but since I'm 5 hours away, not worth the trip for me. I'd do a whole lot more looking, but to me, there's enough here to make me do a bit more research if I was going towards searchlight. So to start I go to MyLandmatter.org and look at the number of claims around searchlight. Looking at the maps and claims, I see that to the North west of the Searchlight are some public lands with claims. Section 28 and 29 are fairly close to the highway, and even section 33 south of the highway has some mines. You can zoom in and get a coordinate on any of them and put it in a GPS. I like the hills though, so section 28 has a couple of hills, consists of roughly 640 acres, of which only 42 are claimed for lode claims. Looking closely at the Northeast you can see perhaps 100 acres is not BLM land. That is a no go area, whether private property or patented claim, you can research and find out further, but no prospecting. Clicking on the "i" button brings up this tab on section 28: If you go to "Click for current BLM report, you can see whether the fees have been paid. You can click on the "Click for County Documents," and then in that click the "Search Documents." If in the LAST NAME FIELD, you put the mines name, you'll get the CERTIFICATION OF LOCATION, which will have the map. I'd download that, but Clark County would charge me a dollar for each download. Yavapai and Maricopa COunties I work with, are free unofficial downloads. This is a Google pic of one of the tunnels: And its location next to the highway: This mine is a couple of miles away from section 28, but this tells me its a gold and silver area. So, there's a but more research to do, like locating the two lode claims. Also finding if the gold in the area is lode (which I think it is) or placer. If lode gold, tailings piles could be a good way to detect, but it could have been bleached out by chemicals. I'd also do quite a bit more research in Minedat on mines in the area. Someone in the area can tell you more about the gold. I ran some material from a lode mine through a sluice and had some color, with a recommendation from a local. Finally, I joined the BLM's MLRS and that gives me access to the plats. Plats will tell you a lot of details of the section. You'll probably find info of the patented claim in the North East of the section. This is located in: Nevada Mount Diablo Meridian 28 South; 63 East; Section 21 Either way, its really close to Searchlight. There appears to be a trail going in to the area that will get you off road, and would be no more than a mile hike. There's probably better places and took me about 90 minutes to get the info. Looking at a bunch of different areas is part of the 40 hours of work that goes into me putting boots on the ground.
    1 point
  38. That hood ornament is from a 1955 Chevrolet, but the tail appears to be broken off or in this case possibly shot off , the 1955 has a long tail. We had numerous 1955, 1956, 1957 and 1958 Chevrolets when I was a youngster. Here's a photo of what the 1955 ornament would look like intact, a 1956 looks very similar but has a stubby tail and shorter wing fins. 1956
    1 point
  39. Here are a couple pics of the old foundation and chimney. I've been on that property 3 times. The grass is starting to kind of die off, but still too tall to detect. Chris and I are going out in a bit, try a new spot. I'm confident, we'll find some junk.
    1 point
  40. I was in a area that had several old mining tunnels at several different points. The first one I came across I found that on top of the tailings pile about a inch down. My gold monster said it was gold tho by looking at it you not of thought so. I picked up and was not till later that evening when I got home I cleaned it up to see all the flakes of gold on the quartz crystal. My best find so far.
    1 point
  41. Yep, know where you are in AZ, when beeping, parking or camping. Years ago I was camped on BLM land at LSD and someone called the sheriff on me. That person claimed I was either on private property or state land. My dog Nugget was just a pup then, but he was big. The sheriff came out and Nugget playfully jumped on him. The guy knew how to train dogs and as Nugget's paws were on his chest, he stepped on one of Nugget's back paws. Nugget let out a yelp and got the message. He never jumped on anyone again. Long story short, the sheriff got out his map and determined that I was indeed on BLM land. Then he said "Nice dog. Enjoy your stay." and left.
    1 point
  42. Hit some really hammered patches at several locations, and the GPX 6000 was able to sniff out almost 6 grams for me! No regrets trading in my 7000 for this machine.β›πŸ‘πŸ˜Š
    1 point
  43. A big specimen was found at the LSD recently and yes I have seen it. It is in orange stained Quartz with gold spider webbed all through it along with blobs of gold! Very water rounded as well which was interesting and it has a lot of gold in it! How this one has waited this long to be found is mindboggling, but I can't share a location. Guess everyone figured it was just too loud a target to be gold
    1 point
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