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  1. 4 points
    This could be what North Korea looks like if Kim doesn't get his sh*t together.
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    I got the specie all cleaned up and took some macro shots of it. Just experimenting with different lighting/light box and such. If anyone has tips for taking close up pics of gold, please let me know. Im using a Sony NEX3 manual F stop at 22. Just would like the close ups clearer. Or, my camera just might not be able to do it. Open them all the way up to see the detail. Im surprised how much fine gold is in this piece and its intricate patterns. It also "ohms" out all the way around, so its all through the nugget. Definitely want to get back up to this spot and do some slower hill side hunting Tks Tom 3 Hours of Christmas Music _ Traditional Instrumental Christmas Songs Playlist _ Piano & Orchestra - YouTube.htm
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    "Define YOUNG",.... I was born in 1947, which should put me about 70-years-Young. I just enjoy the challenge and the search (and of course the GOLD). What feels good is being right regarding my choice of where to dig. Gary
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    Looks like it could have been a cover for Moody Blues alblum
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    Great find Tom. I think your camera work is fine. Try some different background colors and various lighting. Purple works great with gold.
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    I thought I'd share a few photo's of a spot (location) where I have been "Digg'n , undermining; and rolling boulders; as well as picking and shoveling overburden for a while now. I have been able to take home many nuggets from this area (most I have posted already), but it hasn't been easy. It has been very labor-intensive to say the least, and in most of the area I have had to dig down between 2 foot to 2 1/2 Foot just to get to bedrock. Most of the area has had very good indicators: a very pronounced inside bend approaching two huge bedrock outcroppings that extend across the wash from bank to bank, as well as much boulder blocking (just upstream) of the bedrock outcroppings. Most of the lone boulders that are pictured where too big for me to actually pick up, so I had to undermine them with a pick and shovel, detect that area, and then "gruntingly" roll them back into the area that I had already detected. The single nugget weighed in at .75 of-a-gram, and the other photo is just-a-few of the last nuggets that I was able to take home from there. Other than utilizing obvious indicators of gold, sometimes it take a bit more than just swinging a detector to actually get to the good stuff. Enjoy,...... Gary
  7. 1 point
    Those must be the "Sun City" areas...55 and older communities, but I like them!!
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    I've hunted there nearly 20 years and only encountered two problems... There's two guys in a large white pick up that come out with several different high powered rifles that don't take into account there are often prospectors roaming all over LSD and shoot indiscriminately ... I called them on it one day and they got downright hostile and even slightly threatening .... I packed up my stuff and moved about 5 miles away... Another time quite a while ago I was hunting on the Gypsy Moth and a couple guys were near the big slab shooting in all kinds of directions and bullets were ricocheting everywhere including over my head! But considering I hunted LSD darn near everyday for those years, those were the only two issue I ever had....But things did get worse after BLM closed the ground near Lake Pleasant and all those city slickers started coming over to the general vicinity of LSD ...Before then, I often had the whole area all to my lonesome! But do make sure you've got the state land permit (you can order on line) ...Still can't prospect on state land... You need it to even pass over state land on your way to open federal lands and club claims.... Good Luck, Cheers, Unc
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    Absolutely it is safe. It's about a 15 minute drive from a gas station, and you can walk out if stuck. Next, I would be sure you're not on state trust land where you can't prospect, unless you pay thousands for the permit. Most of the place you mentioned is state trust land. After that, make sure you weren't high grading someone's claim since the BLM land around there is nearly totally claimed. A few miles from there nearly all the land is open, but that could be because it's out of the gold belt, but still need to be sure you are on unclaimed land. If there's any confusion on that, best to stick to the club claims in that area. The GPAA has hundreds of acres of claims in that area and so does road runner. Other than that, the only thing I do for safety is to wear leather boots and snake gators for the rattle snakes. Probably been out hundreds of times, but twice rattlers were problems. Then there's the camping stuff: don't get lost, let someone know where you're at, be cautious about the valuables you leave at your campsite when you're away.
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    Man Pulls Grenade Pin for “Cool” Photo, Ends Up in Morgue https://conservativetribune.com/man-pulls-grenade-pin/
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    Tom, Good start on the pictures. I know what you mean about wanting everything to be in focus and as good as you can get. I dealt with the problem also. One problem is depth of field. Often times the auto setting on your camera is not what is needed. I had a Pentax camera (non digital) for many years and I could understand my depth of field very well. I could judge the time and the light and get the background out of focus and the two or three inches in the right place for the picture (flowers at the time as I was not hunting for nuggets). I've read my camera setting several times and I seem to be getting worse at photography rather than better with my Canon. I've discovered that I need more light most of the time and I need a tripod. (My phone camera or my small fixed focal length camera often times takes better pictures.) The way I dealt with this helped with the second problem. When I added more light then the shadow became worse (direct sunlight) so you have to make a light box. I bought one from a camera shop and used it on my prized nuggets. It let me change the background colors and not move the camera or change the settings once I got it right. That light box is now in the garage. The light box got rid of most of the shadow. There was a posting years ago on how to make a light box. Let me see if I can find it. I could not but I found this: http://www.handmadeology.com/studio-quality-product-photography-with-a-12-set-up/ When in doubt, just look for a YouTube video and it will show you how to do it right. Mitchel
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    Really cool photo looks Van Goghish.
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    You are so right here Adam, most people completely underestimate their vehicles. Too many times have I been on a trail and come up to people stopped at a hillclimb saying "I wouldnt go up that you'll break an axle" or "I think only a quad or side by side can make it through there" and then I drive right up in 2wd! Arctic Dave is also right in that the fun doesnt start until your in 4lo! Just Wednesday I took my 2wd drive 4 cylinder Dodge Dakota with very little ground clearance back on a very rough forest service road that I bet most would only run a 4wd drive on. If theres no sand or mud a 2wd drive can still go some amazing places!
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    I was just curious because where I live it seems if the gold is chunky then it's rare to find a bunch of fines and if there is a bunch of fines it's rare to find big chunky gold. Just curious if it's the same story in your area? I'm planning to placer a spot this weekend where the water slows down pretty good during floods to see if there is anything interesting on bedrock? I'm guessing it will be two to three feet to bedrock looking at the sides of the wash. Thanks for posting.
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    Thank for the offer Dave but we is good. We have Everything needed in hand . All Parts. All Wire. Connectors. The Enclosure. The Lot. . Just getting things done is the issue. LOL ** Guess N. Korea didn't get your silicone wire. It showed up yesterday !!!!!
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    As it's planned the only sorta Real Time sensitive thing we have is the RPM. It looks like I will be able to keep that just at or just over a 1 second delay. Not bad considering this Mega 2560 runs at a Breathtaking 16Mhz clock speed. It's possible to overclock them up to 20Mhz but not going to be needed. I can get it down to a little less then that if I just do Periodic Updates on the other stuff. Most of the time is lost waiting for the MAX 6675 to settle down on their data streams. 200mS delay is as fast as you can push them. I only need like 10 samples each after that happens. Dave contributed a sum of funds on this project that I blew threw buying the basics. He did his part. All is good on that department. The original deal was I build the Flight Package that project is in the wind. I put the cart ahead of the Horse. He needs the Engine Management first. http://henrysbench.capnfatz.com/henrys-bench/arduino-temperature-measurements/max6675-temp-module-arduino-manual-and-tutorial/
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    Found my way back to the truck with a few dinks after taking the Monster for a walk.
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    Dog Fight The Israelis and Arabs finally realized that if they continued fighting, they would someday end up destroying the world. So they sat down and decided to settle the whole dispute with a dogfight. The negotiators agreed that each country would take five years to develop the best fighting dog they could. The dog that won the fight would earn its country the right to rule the disputed areas. The losing side would have to lay down it arms. The Arabs found the biggest, meanest Dobermans and Rottweilers in the world. They bred them together and then crossed their offspring with the meanest Siberian wolves. They selected only the biggest, strongest puppy from each litter, killed all the other puppies and fed them the best food . They used steroids and trainers in their quest for the perfect killing machine. After the five years were up, they had a dog that needed iron prison bars on its cage. Only the trainers could handle this beast. When the day of the big fight arrived, the Israelis showed up with a strange animal. It was a nine-foot-long Dachshund. Everyone felt sorry for the Israelis. No one else thought this weird animal stood a chance against the growling beast in the Arab camp. The bookies predicted the Arabs would win in less than a minute. The cages were opened. The Dachshund waddled toward the center of the ring. The Arab dog leapt from his cage and charged the giant wiener-dog. As he got to within an inch of the Israeli dog, the Dachshund opened its jaws and swallowed the Arab beast in one bite. There was nothing left but a small bit of fur from the killer dog's tail. The Arabs approached the Israelis, shaking their heads in disbelief. "We do not understand. Our top scientists and breeders worked for five years with the meanest, biggest Dobermans and Rottweilers. They developed a killing machine." "Really?" the Israelis replied. "We had our top plastic surgeons working for five years to make an alligator look like a Dachshund."
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    What's the definition of irreconcilable differences? When she's melting down her wedding ring to cast it into a bullet.