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  1. Was finally able to get out and do some detecting in a couple of old spots and a new spot with Luke. The 1 gram I got from the new spot at about 4 inches. YES.....lots of new ground to hunt! And the .1 I got from a old spot at 1 inch deep. Great day to be out in the peace and quite and find some gold Tom
    13 points
  2. Check out the shape of this one!
    9 points
  3. Whats up everyone... I just posted a new youtube video that I think some of you would enjoy. I just hit 500 subscribers and I'm planning on doing a give away for the subscribers... so make sure you subscribe to the channel for your chance to win! Prize is to TBA!
    7 points
  4. All I can do is shake my head sometimes. I'll go out day after day, hiking all over the hills, just "sure" the gold must be over the next ridge, if I just try a little harder. Haven't found anything yet, using that method. Then I decide to give my back a break for a day, and just drive around looking. I get a random urge to hunt a wash, pull over, jump out, and dig a nice specimen within 300ft of my rig. I'd call it chance, but this is the third time it's happened in a year. Go figure. Listen to the little voice in your head, I guessđź‘Ť I know exactly where I will be hunting
    6 points
  5. Some days are better than others...
    6 points
  6. Hard to beat a lightly brined rotisserie roasted duck basted with green peppercorn sauce and glaze of choice with wild rice on the side . . .
    5 points
  7. I ran across this article today. I'm sure most of you have seen photos of these geodes in the past. But I've never seen one this big. https://mymodernmet.com/large-amethyst-geodes/
    5 points
  8. UPDATE ON CV19: it's been almost 10 months since I had the CV19 and some of it is still with me. About once or twice a week I start the cough again but one or two sprays of the throat spay stops it in it's tracks. Finally got my taste and smell back but in the months that have followed I've lost 17.7 lbs. I wasn't fat so the weight loss has been in my muscles.The Doc's here don't know how to stop the loss only to say eat more and lift weights. Saturday a couple here bought their first detector, a Minelab Gold Monster 1000. they brought it by my house
    5 points
  9. NVM bob ... found BLM (free) and State land (permit req'd) to park. p.s. You need Jesus ...
    5 points
  10. Never lost any livestock to a mine shaft, I'm sure it happens but never on my watch. On the other hand I lost two fine horses in a year to old t-posts. Lost one when I was kid to a gopher hole. Lot's of stuff out there to hurt you if you aren't paying attention. I don't really see a difference between an ATV rider falling in a mining pit or shaft and the same rider falling off a steep bank or into a sinkhole. It's up to the adventurer to look where they are going from my point of view. Common sense will inform the thinking person that they should look before they leap. The BLM
    5 points
  11. My son gave me this sweet little Glock 19 for Christmas. A nice Bianchi holster and a bucket full of mags too. I only had a few rounds for it and couldn't find any factory ammo on the shelves. So I ordered a few plated bullets and scavenged a bunch of brass. You cant buy small pistol primers but I have thousands of small rifle primers. They seem to work just peachy. I traded a buddy for a nice set of dies and found a pound of Red Dot that I have had laying around for 30 years. I worked up a load for it over the last week. After 150 rounds I got my load just right and my p
    4 points
  12. My boy Spike back in his prime. Actually, he was about 9 years old in this pic. He's now 16 years old, half blind and half deaf, and his hips are slowly giving out.
    4 points
  13. Today was our last day of waterfowl season. Went out with a bang.
    4 points
  14. A few ways to do this. Mylandmatters.org or land.az.gov is another. http://gis.azland.gov/webapps/parcel/?loc=-112.3674,33.8342,10&layers=3,1,0 Both you turn on layers to see if its private property or BLM. My land matters is a little better because there’s more layers to turn on. THere’s some public lands that are no go for prospecting like national monuments and wilderness areas, and that site displays it.
    4 points
  15. All the good targets for my brother and myself the first ten days out this december . All GPZ 7000 finds.
    4 points
  16. 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
    4 points
  17. I hear ya man. Yesterday I climbed over a barbed wire fence. I got to the top with one leg over each side, achieving that perfect balance. I sat there for a minute to think about the predicament I was in. Looking down at the 1-1/2 foot fall was more than my mind could take. Not something I`d want to experience again. I`m glad you highlighted the dangers of this hobby.
    4 points
  18. Really nice piece of gold there. You went up one of those washes everyone else figured had been hit before. I have also found gold right next to dig holes. Tom H.
    3 points
  19. Thanks! Another odd part of the puzzle around here, is where the gold is found. Under the overburden, but not in ancient gravel, bedrock, or clay. I "think" there was a flash flood or two here, in the last hundred years, that carried these pieces into the washes. A friend and I have dug down, and sampled the old gravel in a couple of these washes, and panned them out, without finding a speck of gold. The wash I found this piece in had been heavily placered. Either they missed it, or it rolled off the screen on an old drywasher. Funniest of all, was a deep detector hole, no
    3 points
  20. Thought I would share a pic of the Sea Bass we caught last October in SF Bay. I wanted to go for Halibut but the captain said they were already starting to head out to the ocean and instead recommended we go for Sea Bass. Glad we took his recommendation! Mine is the one on the right, 43" long.
    3 points
  21. Went out a couple days ago and shot a big boar. He was a whopper! Roasted him over mesquite today. This is what he looks like now. The meat just falls off the bone. It is delicious man! Seared over the fire and then wrapped up with some bacon on top to provide some fat. About 7 hours over the coals. Then I pour off the juice and make the sauce. I "pull" the meat and then pour the sauce back over the meat and let it all cool overnight. I use a little Claude's BBQ sauce and rub the meat with black pepper and red Chile before cooking. The sauce is the juices with
    3 points
  22. I won't hunt with guys like these. It is always the same story. First they talk about plucking their duck all the time. Then they want you to watch them pluck their duck. Before long they are showing you pictures of guys plucking their ducks. Pretty soon they are wanting you to pluck their duck for them. I'm happy skinning the bird in the privacy of my own duckboat. Call me old fashioned I guess. Not to judge guys who are into that sort of thing. Im open minded and all. I just would rather hunt with my own crowd.
    3 points
  23. We breast our ducks and geese and take them to the butcher and have them made into pepper sticks.. yummy
    3 points
  24. We smoke the whole duck then eat it with a homemade wild berry sauce. Or we will breast them out and smoke them with bacon wrapped around the breast chunks. Or take a whole mallard breast, butterfly it, then fill it with jalapeno cream cheese and wrap with bacon. That was dinner 3 nights ago. Mmmm...
    3 points
  25. We sponsor the whole MRDS database directly on the Land Matters servers. Nothing is missing from there. If you are trying to view the whole MRDS in Google Earth you can expect it to fail. The USGS discourages attempts to display the whole MRDS with Google and suggests you download and use only smaller areas. https://mrdata.usgs.gov/mrds/help.html That's one possibility. The other is that you suckered for the "new" MRDS map on the USGS website. The "New" map only shows selected features. Not sure who selected them but it's obviously not what you are looking for.
    3 points
  26. Or for that 'right spot' to continue to pan out as the days roll on. Someone might get lucky for a couple days here and there, but consistently, good luck.
    3 points
  27. Skip In order for me to login I had to ignore and override a message that said this website was unsafe. It said something about the certificate being with Invisionzone. This happened yesterday as well. Just an FYI.
    3 points
  28. I think you'd be lucky to get one gram in a week's time at some of those rrpc claims.
    3 points
  29. Lol, while we’re on the subject, where is your all time best fishing hole where you’ve caught the most fish ever. Please tell me the location sir.
    3 points
  30. No. Uses places like RRPC to learn how to mine then go prospecting for a claim of your own. But don’t think you’ll get one to two grams a day consistently off your claim. In the whole state of Arizona there’s perhaps five people earning their living consistently off small time mining. Don’t think you’ll be #6. The Simple gold was found by the Spanish and early prospectors from when Arizona was just a territory. Pauline Weaver discovering huge gold nuggets on rich hill and the nearby potato patch with gold nuggets that size. After that, the easy gold was cleaned up over the n
    3 points
  31. Wife and were watching this last night when this sequence came on. Laughed pretty hard. Soul.mp4
    3 points
  32. Thank you! As much as I have been wanting to get out & find more nuggets, I blame the pandemic. Detecting is one of the safest activities there is & at least I would get some exercise, fresh air and sunshine while hunting nuggets -- all of which I really need. The irony is that the little bit of work I'm still doing at home isn't paying enough to cover my basic expenses, so there hasn't been enough money to pay for gas to actually go anywhere. But hey, I'm still virus free and happy. My son Brian (the EMT) has been swamped at work and has had to transport a lot of Covid patients
    3 points
  33. Lunk, I tend to agree and without boring you and others during the holidays with the research I have done, I will cut to the chase. I believe the small round concretions that I have are Goethite Concreations. My simple understanding is that over a period of time Goethite, for lack of geological terms, sometime turns into hematite. My reason for saying that is a large portion of my samples were found in a drainage ditch next to a turn row, in a corn field. The man who has farmed this property for over twenty-five years and another farmer about one mile away who found some of the same material,
    3 points
  34. I'm by no means an expert on the chemical composition of meteorites, but from what I've read about the subject in O. Richard Norton's “Field Guide to Meteors and Meteorites”, Appendix 1, the lack of calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium in the university lab analysis does not bode well for a stony meteorite; unless, of course, the analysis did not test for these elements. As for an iron meteorite, the outer surface and cut surface of your specimens do not resemble any irons that I have handled or seen photos of, and a recent fall would be in pristine condition. If you suspect your rocks to
    3 points
  35. Wishing everyone a merry and golden season!
    3 points
  36. It has nothing to do with virus or hacks. https is a method of secure communication between your browser and the website. Your forum website is https but the server security certificate to verify the s in https has expired. The website is not any more dangerous without https but once the board software providers decided to enable an https certificate it became their obligation to renew that certificate every year. They have not done so which is why you are getting the message. Contact invision and tell them to update their certificate, there is nothing you can do beyond that. Only th
    3 points
  37. I get the same message as well.
    3 points
  38. There was no sarcasm in my post. It was negative only in that it wasn't affirmative.
    3 points
  39. When Morlock said those were terrestrial rocks he was referring to your hematite. Your rocks are hematite. A simple streak test will support that. Mike is correct. Meteorites do not resemble surface samples. This is because the surface samples did not get torn from the parent body, hurled through space and survive entry into our atmosphere. Your stones do not resemble meteorites in any way. This is clear from the photos. So a quick glance is really all that is needed. What meteoritic characteristics do you think these stones have? Yes, when people post photos of meteor
    3 points
  40. Hi Bob and All I'm not toooo sure your right on this one Bob. I don't own the surface rights so I can't protect them . If I owned a condo which is only ownership of the interior of a building and someone fall in a hole in the front yard am I liable ? I only hold mineral rights on public property. I can't go up there and fill the holes with equipment with out an arm length of paperwork and permits. If I were to purchase a property yes then I assume the liability. I also was informed years ago about this property that once we altered it buy fencing we then become liable for it. These holes
    3 points
  41. That is nuts! Paid for the GPZ in one shot. Well doneđź‘Ť Regards, Kyle
    2 points
  42. My favorite way to cook wild ducks is to stuff them with apples and celery and slow roast them in the oven for a couple hours while basting them with beer, wine & whiskey. Then, about 1/2 hour before they are finished cooking I dump out the apples and celery and rinse the cavity with beer before basting them again and putting them back in the oven. Wild rice is a great side dish -- especially If you can get some real wild rice from Minnesota. Add a can of chicken broth to the wild rice when you cook it and add a stick of butter when it's done. If you don't want to go through all th
    2 points
  43. Never plucked a one, Bob . I only hunt fir butterball turkeys. They're genetic engineereed to be featherless.
    2 points
  44. From Reuters: Administration officials tell Reuters they plan to publish a raft of decisions on Jan. 15 that will expand miners’ access to federal lands, give final approval to Lithium Americas Corp’s Nevada lithium mine and approve a land swap for a Rio Tinto Ltd Arizona copper mining project, among other steps. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mining-resolution-trump/trump-moves-to-loosen-mining-regulations-approve-projects-as-he-exits-idUSKBN29D1AD I think the biggest changes are going to be the right to use federal lands for tailings storage and the fast tracking of pe
    2 points
  45. Clay, Thank you for a clear and concise explanation (again). Jeff
    2 points
  46. Happy birthday to ya Old Tom.
    2 points
  47. https://sites.wustl.edu/meteoritesite/items/what_to_do/
    2 points
  48. Gu is the symbol for Goofinium. It's a transitional element that sits between Plutonium and Americum on the periodic chart. I'm pretty sure it was named after a dog - kinda like Pluto but more Goofy. Do they have a sense of humor at University of Louisiana?
    2 points
  49. I have to click on advanced to proceed on then i can click on the nuggetshooter link to log in.
    2 points
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