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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
    16 points
  2. 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
    4 points
  3. 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
  4. I can't believe I read this entire thread!
    3 points
  5. On the contrary. This stuff has been "made up".
    2 points
  6. Thanks guys. Been out to that wash and a few other nearby, not a speck to be found! I will keep hammering away at it. Lots of bedrock below the spot I found this piece, mixed with some deep overburden. A nice rain might well make a difference! Now getting it back from my Wife is proving more difficult than finding it in the first place.... Regards, Kyle
    2 points
  7. Bill Your claim is in a very good location, easy to get to as well as in an area that has produced a lot of nice nuggets. I hope the club excepts your generous offer. If so I will volunteer to help with maintenance on corner markers and any other work required. Thank you and have a good day, Chet
    2 points
  8. I have hammered the heck out of some spots in the past......and went back in with a shovel and dug it out. Got a lot more after that using my VLF detector. Its a pain digging. Sit down and act like your rowing a boat. Not so hard on the back and that way you can sit on a pad and scoot around Dont forget to detect your throw piles. GOOD LUCK TO YA!!!! Hope to see more from that spot. Tom H.
    2 points
  9. Thanks! I found this in a group of flat rocks, on bedrock, but in relatively loose overburden. Most of the gold I find here is like that, just sitting there. Very few pieces have come out of what looks like ancient clay, or a deep crack. Regards, Kyle
    2 points
  10. Very nice. The rest of it may still be on the bank slightly above. Good Luck I hope you find more!
    2 points
  11. This is PVC going from a 4 to a 3”because most places you dredge will require it to be neck down to a 3” . This is fixed for a jet are suction nozzle. The dredge I make is nothing you’ve seen before but works great for me . Cheap to make but don’t get hollow core because solid core will last longer. If you’re getting it in 4foot they will have a sign above it saying what is what. Chuck
    2 points
  12. For Sale! $465.00 (OBO) Shipped CONUS NEW / MINT CONDITION Meteorite 44mm Master Diver on Rice Band. All Links, box, warranty. This was a limited run and has been sold out for well over a year.
    2 points
  13. That’s great and glad I could help. Chuck
    2 points
  14. Thanks Chuck, I’m meeting Hard Prospector today at 10am to pick it up! Craig
    2 points
  15. It's better than a reality tv show, Mitchel...you can’t make this stuff up! 🤣
    1 point
  16. Beautimus ! Go back again right after a rain ! Hapy Huntn !
    1 point
  17. Nice specie Kyle! There's obviously more where that came from.
    1 point
  18. Just checking in... Cheers.
    1 point
  19. Thanks! There is a bench area (inside bend) a few feet up the wash from where I found this, so I will be going low and slow over that with the NF 17x13" for sure. Regards, Kyle
    1 point
  20. Sweet!!!! Get a shove and start digging the wash out. Really nice score. Congrats. Was it Arizona? Tom H.
    1 point
  21. As they say on TV, "Frickin beautiful", or something like that. Very nice find Sir!
    1 point
  22. Beautiful, thanks for sharing.
    1 point
  23. Very nice specimen, some weight to it also, congrats!
    1 point
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  25. No don't dump them in the river, you still don't know exactly what you have. If you do have any silver coins, here's a website that will tell you the value of the silver in the coins, A.K.A. "melt value"...but as I mentioned you will need to determine the dates on the coins to see if you have any "silver" coins dated 1964 or before, anything after that most likely only have face value. Look for the list of "silver coins value" http://www.coinflation.com/ That being said some silver coins may have much higher collector's value well above the "melt value". the following
    1 point
  26. Lol.. don't dump them into a river. I'm sure they have value...but perhaps not as much as you expect. Just need to go out and see what kind of offers you get.
    1 point
  27. My advice would be to take everything to your local gold and jewelry buyers, pawn shops to see what they might offer for everything. The more places you take it to, the better idea you'll get value wise..Then take the best offer if you're happy with it.. Impossible for anyone here to give you a value without being able to see everything in person.
    1 point
  28. Didn't you state you had some gold coins? Are those melted into the clumps as well?
    1 point
  29. Sorry, Terre, on the mixup. With no idea of where you are in the world it would be hard to rec'd a purchaser. Unless you really need the money, i would hold off. Keep you pile of booty. It should appreciate.
    1 point
  30. Of course, polishing to remove the burn residue, is only to make them presentable to the shop to accept them as bullion. It does nothing to improve any numismatic value( if there is any.) In fact, if any of the coins are uncirculated, old, or rare, it decreases value. Do not polish those. Any coin dealers in your area, Mr. McPhail?
    1 point
  31. You could tumble those coins with jewelry tumbling media and probably shine them up good. Anyone with a vibratory brass polishing machine and a charge of stainless steel media could do it in a couple hours. An old fashioned rock tumbler would do it too. I have tumbled some really deteriorated coins and it worked great. Im sure you could find someone close to you that does ammunition reloading that could throw them in with a load of brass and clean them right up. A sonic metal cleaner will do it too. There are special solutions for silver that get the job done fast. Lots of guys hav
    1 point
  32. Condolences on your loss. https://www.kitco.com/ shows current prices for precious metals. "Spot" price is the current offer price on the market. Do some research https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+sell+silver+coins&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS767US767&oq=how+to+sell+silver+coins&aqs=chrome..69i57.7751j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 The more you know...
    1 point
  33. Depending on what year dollars you have , youu could get something near spot price( or a smaller percentage.) Any close up pics of the coins so as to determine what year?
    1 point
  34. If those are all silver coins, you can put them on a scale and measure them. Silver is around $330 a regular pound, and I looks like you may have a few pounds. With the shape of those, I would separate the silvers and sell them to a pawn shop. Just get rid of those and move on with my life. If there’s a story behind it, like a relative buried his life savings in ammo cans in his yard, I’d keep a coupe coins around to tell the story. It’d be nice to be able to bring that to a refinery and have them extract the silver, but I know of none in the country that would do that for you
    1 point
  35. You can leave them up. I really doubt the aluminum - baking soda method is going to work on those. Those are in horrific condition.
    1 point
  36. https://www.everbritecoatings.com/silver_clean.htm#: It's known as the aluminium - baking soda method. Before you try this, you should leave the single silver coins alone since they could be worth silver spot plus thus worth more. It would be interesting to see if this method would work on clumps of coins. I've tried it before but not on clumps.
    1 point
  37. Leave the "patina" on the whole coins. Sell the melt for spot(- margin) to a pawn shop or other.
    1 point
  38. Hi Bill, Denny, Jeff, Skip and All Muy Bueno, I carumba, I chewowa, Holy gingasos. Happy Huntin John B.
    1 point
  39. Reminds me of an incident in Nevada a few years ago.
    1 point
  40. Great memories right there....Thanks for sharing such good times...Love the outings!!!! Happy Thanksgiving for everyone!! Cheers, Yer Unc in the Dubyah!
    1 point
  41. There are a lot of different shapes in these nugget of mine.
    1 point
  42. More pics!!!..........if you all have some....please post them. Tom H.
    1 point
  43. 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.
    1 point
  44. I have seen a lot of those meat bee underground paper nests this year in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The bears or some other animals digg them out at night and grub out on them!
    1 point
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