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  1. 6 points
    The skunk is finally dead and my Gold Monster has finally proven itself! What's weird is that I had 7 pieces last night when I put them on the scale. I gently swished them around and let them soak for a bit in soapy water, and now there are 8 of them! .85g total weight, all found yesterday within a foot or so from each other (except two that were maybe 6" apart), on bedrock, within about 50' from the truck. The largest nug (top, left) has a little bit of quartz still attached to one side. Sorry about the crappy smart phone photo... I just had to share the good news. While I'm waiting for the Nikon macro lens I ordered to arrive I'll clean these nuggets up a little bit. I will try to get some decent images uploaded later this week.
  2. 3 points
    Got back in one piece from a great camp out up around LSD. Perfect detecting weather! Saw some cool things.....Wire/wood ladder for a mineshaft, doubledecker cacti, old handstack, 90+ miles of dirt road! Dad and James scored a couple of dinksters, I got skunked. Found some cool things though, 45 cal. and a 10 guage shotgun shell base in some tribs that I need to go back to. Got some more trash from them so they have not been hit Hard to find washes like that in the LSD area. Found a seed pod that had to make a bird out of Great food and friends. Had a blast. Tom H.
  3. 3 points
    I told Bill I would share my experiences with the Equinox I picked up a couple of weeks ago. My first search was in town at a field they and an event 2 months ago. There I found quite a bit of trash, (Pull tabs, copper tube, foil,lead, all the normal stuff) But I was trying to get to know the machine before traveling 2 hours to search for Gold. Saturday was my first trip to an area I have been to many times and used many detectors. Traveling in the wash of course I found the normal stuff, nails and other iron, which I found gives off a negative number, lead was at an 11. I found a positive number at 1 and dug it up to find a gum wrapper. (this machine will not fool me again) After walking about an hour I got a signal that almost blew my headphones off, a solid 17, so I dug. at 6inches I moved the equinox over the hole again, the target was still there, 12 inches- still there- 24 inches- still there. At 36 inches I heard a clang as my pick hit the target. (all I had was a small pick and plastic spoon.) as I cleared out the hole I had found a water pipe that was used for hydraulic mining in the 1800's. Ticked off I filled in my hole. 100 yards later I found a hole (Picture) where someone else had found a piece of pipe also. An hour or so later after hearing several 1's but not digging, I decided to head back. I looked up the side of the hill to find a cattle trail, and what the heck, I decided to follow it. All I could say is wow, the area opened up to what looks like Virgin ground, cobble every where, but no metal detector holes, no drywashing piles, just cow pies and old cans.By now the sky was getting dark, the wind was blowing 30-40 mph, and I could not hear squat on the headphones, but the detector showed a 1, so I dug. (.2g) now I am pissed that I did not dig the other targets, Had to leave it was a long way back to the SxS. Started raining when I got there. I will return. Bob
  4. 3 points
    Thanks, Tom. If or when I go back there I will have to work in a different spot, because I know I cleaned that one out thoroughly! Thanks, Old Tom! Took me long enough, huh? After a 6-month-long Monster skunk streak, hunting in at least 8 or 9 different areas spread out across 2 counties, I figured I was long overdue... But I sure didn't expect to find this many nuggets all in one short afternoon! Thank you for the complement, Andy. The extremely "hot" ground in the area made it a real challenge to detect, even for the Monster. Ironstone all over the place... I had to keep ground balancing every few minutes til it quieted back down again. It's a great machine, once you get used to it. Lisa
  5. 2 points
    Went out on an adventure with Dolan Dave over the weekend. We ended up at Franconia on Sunday afternoon. Dave found this broken meteorite and left me in charge of trying to put it together. No success thus far.
  6. 2 points
    Those hand stacks make my mouth water
  7. 2 points
    Yep. I made a sealing disk out of some spare acrylic sheet. Install the valves and spark plug and fill with water. I am shooting for 60cc chamber volume. I got this one dead on at 60cc. Still a lot of work to do, but I did get the chamber polished up after hogging it out. Bob, I had to drop the CR so it will live on pump gas. If I had left it alone my CR would have been 10.7:1. I'm going with about 8.2:1 to help control heat. It's not the best way to do it...but budget dictates I use the stock 040 heads I already have. If money were no object and I could afford a bigger head, like a CB 044 that had sufficient chamber volume, I could run a tight deck to take advantage of piston quench. That would let me really bump up the compression for a cleaner burn and a lot more power. Hopefully by the time I wear the ones I am building out...I can afford a good cylinder head.
  8. 2 points
    It does take a while to connect sometimes but it looks like you have joined in the fun. Good on ya Lisa. Old tom
  9. 1 point
    Its nice when they don't fit in the bottle ! EVEN when ya use a wide mouth container ! New coil NF 13x17 EVO, GPX4500, detailed "tuning" = Arizona Gold Nice 8.9 grammer rough an knarly that's the way we like em here ! Been awhile since I was out swingin. Happy St. Paddy's Day !
  10. 1 point
    Great pics Tom and some good looking food..
  11. 1 point
    Brings to mind Wiley Coyote and the 3 Stooges.
  12. 1 point
    Wow Dave that head is fly cut way out there. your way into the stud holes. not much room left. the polish looks good. I think it will work out. AzNuggetBob
  13. 1 point
    Sweet! The gold monster is great. Can't wait to get out this weekend with my son and get some also. Congrats on the nice finds.
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    Sweet job, Lisa. Glad to see you're making that Gold Monster shine.
  16. 1 point
    I'm gonna just jump right in, I am Stan, a snowbirds here in El Mirage, AS. I arrive late oct/Nov, and hang out until mid May. I enjoyed detecting with a Whites V/Sat some years ago out in Yuma, NOW years later, I'm back with another whites v/Sat wanting to get back into nugget sleuthing. Would enjoy hooking up with like minded detector users to learn more and enjoy the gold country while here.. I live in northwest Phoenix ( Pueblo El Mirage), deep into Hot Rods, fly fishing, reloading, oh, and my wife says.....dish washing, vacuuming, Windows and garnish taking out..😒 Stan.
  17. 1 point
    Right on Lisa!!! Nice nuggets. Hmmm....wonder if you will go back there? Tom H.
  18. 1 point
    That hand-stacked gully looks awesome...Kinda looks like a snake farm too! Good luck on it! Cheers, Unc
  19. 1 point
    Great pics and good to see you guys Thursday, the seed pod is Devils Claw... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpagophytum
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    Looks like you guys had a great time !! The toenails on the bird are a nice touch Tom. Luke
  21. 1 point
    Sounds like a blast guys ! I'd get back to that hand stacked area. Nice running into you and your pop's. Get some gold next time though
  22. 1 point
    I think he's after the Torque not HP via High Compression. High Compress causes ware and dependability issues.
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  25. 0 points
    Nice looking bedrock. I hit my brakes for bedrock.