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  1. 6 points
    I know where ya can find GOLD. Look in Bill's nugget bottle !
  2. 4 points
    Haven't found gold in eleven days. Getting up at 4am and get a few hours in before that 107 heat. Wish me luck!😁 I NEED A NUGGET!😂
  3. 3 points
    SOMEEEEEBODY'S GOOOOOT THE FEEEEEEVER .... LOL. Good luck out there!!!
  4. 3 points
    It’s simple BP just needs to be allowed to enforce the laws that are already in the books. I expect to see traffic on my claims that are near the fence but it does suck having to watch your back in places like Greaterville, Las Guijas, and Mount Stevens. Although Greaterville is probably the lowest threat of all the placer deposits south of I-10, the burlap back pack people tend to stay at higher elevations in that area. It’s interesting though not much has changed in southern Az you can visit Postons grave at the cerro colorado in Arivaca and it reads that he was killed by Mexican bandits in the mid 1800s and there are still bandits operating in the area.
  5. 2 points
    Good luck Nugget "Gold Fever" Shooterette, I feel you on the heat, here we've been having 95 to 98 degree days for the last several days and for the next several days as well, while that's not 107, but with our high humidity the heat index is 104 to 108 degrees and I'm out working in it everyday for about 9 to 10 hours a day!! Drink lots of fluids!!! , that's gatorade in the bottle!!
  6. 2 points
    Good luck! Start drinking water NOW! Tom H.
  7. 2 points
    Well, have you abandoned poor Bill to work while you have fun??? good luck! fred
  8. 2 points
    Hey now they get illegals and drugs up north there too Just like how the Atlantic Wall didn't work for the Germans, it's hard to stop all of them right at the border. Sometimes gotta go after them further inland too.
  9. 1 point
    Bill are you out there? Suddenly I was able to get on your forum... Surprised I be as I was locked out for a long time and even though I had several try to help me it was still no go.... Needless to say I'm one happy camper. I'm recovering from a right hip replacement. Next (I hope) will be my right knee.... I have not been able to walk w/o a walker... and mostly in a wheel chair for about 16 long months... But with my new hip I can walk a few feet standing straight and tall with a cane and now can "zip along pretty good with a walker... More later... I tire easily and hope I can get back on this forum again... My Best to All.. jim straight
  10. 1 point
    Sometimes gold can show up in the oddest places. You wont find it though if you are not thinking like gold. Headed over to Wickenburg today for a little fun in the sun .... On the way I passed a large number of cyclists spread out over 20 miles or so. Each group or team had their own support vehicles following closely.... Turns out they are some very serious and accomplished athletes participating in the " Race Across America"....Really cool and I`m glad to have seen some of them. Heres a link to their up to date current positions on the road. http://www.raceacrossamerica.org/live-tracking.html Ok , Back to the gold hunting ..... I managed to get 3 pieces for today, and two of the pieces came from the top of an outcrop...Literally , just an odd place, but it sure was there...The beginning of a new project? maybe so To give you a better perspective , here`s a shot of the scene...My red scoop is where the larger piece was beeped. It was extremely coarse gold on that outcrop....I found one more tiny piece a foot below the bigger one. The third , a specimen was found a little ways away down in a gully... Hope you enjoyed! Get out there and find some..
  11. 1 point
    As most of you know I have been making adjustable bungees for 20 years or so. Many for the Swingy Thingy and Ultra Swingy Thingy, but a lot of them have been sold to detectorists who have their own harness rig, or a Camelback hydration system that they have set up for use with a bungee. So as things evolved, of course my products have to evolve too. One thing that has come to pass is the wide variety of rod shapes on metal detectors. It use to be that they were all round and approximately the same diameter. Now we have rods that are diamond shaped and the rod on the ATX DEEP SEEKER pulse induction machine is the size of a baseball bat. So I had to address the issue of redesigning my plastic rod adjustment connection to fit a wide variety of styles of rods. Second issue, was my old design, you had to have a separate bungee for every detector you had, because there was no way to detach the bungee from the adjustment piece that connected to the rod. This also caused a problem because when you detached the bungee at the "D" ring, which was the only place you could detach it, and laid your detector on the ground, the bungee would be lying in the dirt. So I wanted to keep the basic design of the bungee adjustment rod connector, but give you an easy way to detach the bungee so you could lay the detector down but the bungee would still be on you, attached to the "D" ring. I achieved that by adding a slot on the side a little smaller than the bungee. It holds the bungee in, but a slight tug and it pops out of the plastic adjustment piece. Another slight tug and it pops back in place. Third issue, Many people like to adjust the length of their bungee at the "D" ring. So years ago I invented a snap that allowed you to adjust at the "D" ring. Minelab finally got the clue and designed a bungee that adjusted at the "D" ring too. BUT some people like to adjust the length of the bungee down on the rod. They can lift and lower the rod to the proper feel and length and then lock the bungee in with their non-swinging hand. So why should I not give them both options. Adjust at the "D" ring, or the rod. Fourth issue, which actually happened by accident. In redesigning the bungee adjustment piece that attaches to the rod, I actually realized that you can use Minelab's bungee just as you would with their rod attachment point, which is not adjustable, and which can break with rugged use. So the end result is a new bungee that has the ability to be adjustable at the rod or at the "D" ring. You can easily detach the bungee. You can have one bungee, and buy several rod bungee adjustment attachment pieces for each detector. And you can use your Minelab bungee. These are in production now. Want to adjust the bungee at the rod, no problem, tug the bungee up into the groove and it is locked at the perfect length. Need to lay the detector down? Pull the bungee out of the slot on the side. Like your Minelab bungee? No problem, it hooks on or you can go past the loop, slip it in the slot on the side and adjust the bungee at the rod. Like to have the option of adjusting at the "D" ring or the rod. No problem with this new bungee. Let me know what you think! Obviously Bill will be carrying these because I am going to make him. Take care! Doc
  12. 1 point
    Hey guys both Desertpilot and Tortuga are the real resources on the Boarder topic. One in the air, one on the ground. The best of men, the real good guy's! I pray that God keeps them safe and the government provides you with the tool to get the job done. Your right Tortuga but I can help to get pissed having to stop at a border checkpoint 40 miles from the border. What is your opinion on this weeks change in position by Trump's executive order?
  13. 1 point
    The depressions in the sample make me think it was melted & poured; the coloration reminds me of an alloy (2 metals melted together) of some sort. I'm going with Old Tom's "Babbitt".
  14. 1 point
    A few years ago when I was teaching courses on prospecting, nugget hunting with detectors more specifically. It was then I realized how much I had learned/progressed in prospecting,nugget hunting over the years. It was then I realized how naive some nube's/people can be when it comes to prospecting. AzNuggetBob
  15. 1 point
    Looks to me like a piece of Babbitt material from an over pour of a main bearing. You would have to give more statistics to determine more about it. Weight, is it mailable, has it been cleaned, etc. Looks very interesting to say the least. Old Tom
  16. 1 point
    Converts. The hook is set. Can't tell you how many hours it took me to find the two / three pieces of gold I put in their pans but the results were worth a lifetime.
  17. 1 point
    Going underground. Fun time had by all.
  18. 1 point
    Taking a really long distance look back in time one realizes that oceans once may have covered an area that is now dry land. Thinking like a gold nugget, one then realizes that there are many, many iterations of differing geologic possibilities to explain the seeming randomness of where nuggets are found. The good news is that sometimes nuggets are found in patches and after several patches are found a larger "rear view" time mirror begins to take shape in the form of an extensive "field" comprised of the many patches. That is where I usually try to concentrate my efforts. This is so because by focussing on zones where the gold pops up in bunches the odds then begin to work in my favor. Sometimes though -- many times actually -- when searching for patches we all encounter the mystifying "lone wolf" nuggets that just seem to defy all explanations. And that is part of the charm or lore of nugget shooting that makes it, IMHO, such a satisfying and challenging endeavor.
  19. 1 point
    I was just starting to think the Sam thing. Not the nodule bit, but it makes me extremely sad that if it was, it's broken
  20. 1 point
    I'm going to say calcite and aragonite. In fact, I'm going to get a little more specific and say you've probably got some fragments from a septarian nodule, like this one.
  21. 1 point
    Doesn't scratch glass, obviously scratched by quartz. Reacts to vinegar. Not citrine I don't think. Calcite? Thoughts?
  22. 1 point
  23. 1 point
    The second photo looks like a Basalt rock with the mineral Chabazite (pink mineral); photo 5 looks like a Basalt rock with the mineral Olivine (green mineral); last photo, material in back looks like weathered copper pieces, not sure what the middle sample is, the rock in the front, left looks like a Basalt rock or maybe an Andesite rock.
  24. 1 point
    I agree. First and third pic looks like agate of some type. Second pic looks like pink feldspar in basalt.
  25. 1 point
    On the second from last it looks like basalt with peridot maybe? Almost looks like you have some copper nuggets in the right side of your last pic? Hard to tell without seeing them in person but at least thats what the ones I've found look like when I dig them up detecting.