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  1. 7 points
    Went out last weekend and did some panning and a little dredging. Water was flowing decent for a bit but it didn't last long. Here are the spoils. This does not include the previous weekends gold.
  2. 4 points
    I just detect in the dead of summer. Too hot for snakes.
  3. 3 points
    Not surprised that the lion's instincts were activated by the runner. That's nature working as designed. Lions are more aggressive in some areas due to human proximity and frequency. Out in Cali my cousin has had some interesting experiences with them while prospecting, but all turned out well. I've encountered two lions in the field in remote areas. Both ran away quickly. Frankly, it's not a big worry. I was more concerned about Grizzlies and Moose detecting deep in Alaska. Sing songs as you hike through the forest, creeks, and berries to let them know you're coming. They will respond by heading out of the area 99 percent of the time. Just don't expect that near a river full of salmon from bears. The bears are generally amicable to your company as a fellow angler as long as you don't get crazy. It's just something we have in common, both humans and nature love good food. Nature is grand. Stay safe and enjoy life!
  4. 2 points
    At Dome Rock area in Quartzsite, AZ... This will be held the 22nd to 24th of March 2019 and all are welcome. Mike posted for me in Outings section and this is a bring your own meat to grill affair with each of us bringing another dish to pass. We will have a huge grill that Roger D built many years ago for this purpose and will have a nice hot charcoal fire ready to cook on Saturday evening. BRING some firewood if you can or a bac of charcoal for Sat. Dish to pass RV access is easy here we will be on a GPAA claim Joining the Quartzsite gold club is a good idea can get VERY WINDY! both GPAA and Roadrunner claims in the area. Maps will be posted as we move along and hope to see you all there.
  5. 2 points
    1.2 grams. I forgot to mention that part. The total from this particular place is around 1.75 grams. On the amount of gold vs. Material moved ..i am happy!
  6. 2 points
    If I had my druthers it'd be halfway between Congress -- Yarnell, cept you'd need to 'doze yer own road to get there.. Unless ya go the back way that is, in which case you'd need 4WD, high ground clearance and would still need to doze yer own road to get there -- but you'd only need to doze the main road to smoove the worst ruts.. Other'n there, either around Prescott if I'm feeling woods-y or Wickenburg area if I'm feeling desert-sy.. I can include Cottonwood locale as a top choice too.. Swamp
  7. 2 points
    I find lead that old in the mother lode country with the same deep white coat - desert lead normally isnt so deeply coated. So your first guess of lead is correct. Could be some sort of poured babbit material which is mostly lead anyway. By the price from Kitco, your 9.4 grams of lead is worth almost two cents. I actually save all my lead and every couple years cast fresh bullets with it - a friend of mine has the set up to do that. No way is silver - silver tarnishes to black, not white. I've dug plenty of electrum as well, its not electrum either. Only stuff with a high percentage lead gives that white lead oxide-carbonate coating. Did you know way back in the dark ages when Doc was a boy they manufactured that white lead coating on purpose by the ton? That is what they used as pigment to make white paint from, hence the old lead based paint from the early 1950s and older. Now you know.......
  8. 2 points
    I loved living in Cottonwood, beautiful area and a bit cooler than living in Phoenix. I miss my view from Hermits lane where i could see red rocks from Sycamore canyon to Sedona. Plenty of adventure in every direction. Plus they have internet. hardtimehermit chris
  9. 2 points
    She not related to the Wrigley family that I know of but she's just as tasty. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirsten_Gum
  10. 1 point
    So Bill was hunting with the GPZ 7000 today. He found a target and after digging it up some lost the target and got frustrated and gave the target to me and I dug this up. I call it the teamwork nugget!😄
  11. 1 point
    Hello fellow treasure hunting enthusiasts! My name is Ryan and I am a freelance producer who works on a lot of traveling adventure shows. I have recently had the honor of befriending Bill Southern who introduced me to this site. With his blessing - I will be posting whenever we have a production in the area and could use some of your help. Thank you for having me and I wish you all the best of luck on your treasure hunting adventures. I will be posting in the 'treasure hunting forum' and 'gold hunting forum' if any of you are interested in the latest project I am producing for Travel Channel. Sincerely, Ryan G Producer/Writer/Host
  12. 1 point
    I didn't know that you had birthdays too, Dave. But there you are brother, another one. Hang in there, it gets better with time. I'll hoist a cool one for you today. Old Tom
  13. 1 point
    Outstanding...I'll have one with you! Thank you gentlemen!
  14. 1 point
    Horizontal stabilizer built and sanded.
  15. 1 point
    Almost missed it HAPPY B-DAY to ya
  16. 1 point
    Happy Birthday Dave...make it golden...Cheers, Unc
  17. 1 point
    Happy Birthday Dave, I hope you had a great day!
  18. 1 point
    Old fart! Happy B day Tom H.
  19. 1 point
    Wow, that's great, what did it weigh in at? Old Tom
  20. 1 point
    It closely resembles the color of lapis lazuli but I don't see much variation. Just not sure.
  21. 1 point
    I'll volunteer to be the camera man.
  22. 1 point
    Congrats Adam - that looks like a great place for detecting and dry washing this summer - or at least when things dry out. Maybe an article later for the ICMJ or a video for you tube or both. Nuggets can be born smooth, but if you look at the surface closely with a jewelers loupe, you can tell the polished surface of the water worn nugget from the etched surface of the naturally round nugget that was just formed that way. On Brownnugget's "molded" gold - yep, it can happen that way. I have a spot that gives sparkly shiny gold as its formed against the smooth sides if individual quartz crystals. We've all heard of the old saw that "all that glitters isn't gold" - well this stuff is the exception. Its gold and it sparkles like glitter. The quartz veins here are like gobs of little individual quartz crystals pressed together rather than the usual waxy massive quartz veins.
  23. 1 point
    Calendar marked
  24. 1 point
    The cubic crystals certainly would lead one to believe that it's iron pyrite.
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  27. 1 point
    I've worn out several pairs of snake gaiters over the years and have come to the conclusion that they protect you from cactus more often than they do snakes. About 15 years ago on an early winter morning a good friend was squatting down to dig a target, right over a coiled rattler. He was not coiled in defense, just kind of positioned that way waiting for the sun to warm things up. I noticed the snake and called out to my friend 'Bro, you've gotta come check this out! Right now! So damned amazing!' he walked over and jokingly said 'What's so great that my nugget has to wait?' I pointed to the rattler. He was very thankful and lucky. We still chuckle about that now and then. Detector Pro makes the one ear model Rattler headphones. Another friend of ours swears by them. I've been thankful for the wireless module on the GPZ and the loud speaker on the Monster. Works much better than the old SD/GP amps when you need to lay down and crawl through the tight spots.
  28. 1 point
    MgoldBag, Glad to hear your still around ...sounds like your up to a new adventure. Hope all is well and good luck with your move to where ever it may be. F
  29. 1 point
    Phoenix does put you in the center of the state. The LSD (Little San Domingo) is located in Wickenburg. In Surprise AZ it's at the Northwest edge of the Phoenix valley with a population of 100,000 people, but the outskirts of that town are quite rural and some don't have high speed internet. Cottonwood is nice, but it doesn't have the big city stuff if that's what you want.
  30. 1 point
    I just saw this article on micrometeorites and thought some of you might be interested in it. This would be a good science project for those of you who have kids. https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/5/18211112/meteorites-space-dust-micrometeorites-metal-rock-tiny-how-to-find
  31. 1 point
    Cottonwood, nice community and quite close to the Bradshaw mountains. Great climate and very affordable housing. Population of about 12000.
  32. 1 point
    Welcome to the forum, while yes basic ceramic tile has a hardness of around 6, streak plates are made of unglazed porcelain tile which has a hardness of around 8, I would recommend finding yourself a piece of porcelain tile and use the back unglazed side of it or get a real streak plate.
  33. 1 point
    Cool shirt. Sometimes I "break" for bedrock at lunch too.
  34. 1 point
    Aluminum or lead. Silver is almost always tarnished blackish in my limited experience.
  35. 1 point
    I went out to a spot i have been eyeballing for a while. I found out the ground is hot, almost too hot. I have a mind to just fart around and go from bench to belly to bench. I only had the gold bug 2 and a screwdriver. Here is the result. 0.3 grammer. Tom, you need to get out here.
  36. 1 point
    Ahmad, . For an expert, you should refer to the nearest university with a Meteoritics lab. Then your unusual meteorite could be analyzed and classified.
  37. 1 point
    Hi Folks, well since we seem to like running contests I made a section just for that and should be fun and easier to keep track. Please no raffles etc. for profit, charity or other things without prior approval by administration because we will remove them, Remember this is simply a place for members to have fun and get a goody now and then.
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