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  1. Came into Phoenix and hooked up with Scott, he taught me how to pan and a few of the things that he does when he’s looking for gold. Many thanks and much appreciated, it was pretty exciting but definitely work for that little yellow stuff. Makes me respect the old-timers a lot more and like my detectors LOL a lot better Another one off the bucket list now I need to find one with the detector. Definitely had a great time. Thanks again Scott AE2B5981-30EC-42F9-AF2B-F1AF0A62C93A.MOV
    11 points
  2. It was a great day, very little water but still a fabulous day. Dont forget about the swarm of bees!
    6 points
  3. Spent the weekend out at StV with a friend of mine from Michigan. His first hunt was at StV with me 6 years ago and he left empty handed. Since then he has found several meteorites across a few states, so we headed back to add one more notch to his hunting belt. I came away with 16 finds and he made 4. It was a great time, StV is always one of my favorite places to hunt. Here's a couple find picts, a coyote skull we posed for a photo, and a group photo of all of my finds. The desert is perfect right now, get out there before it gets too hot!
    5 points
  4. Its that time of the year!!
    3 points
  5. Looks like she is pregnant already! This guy may be a day late and ... welll ... short! LOL!
    2 points
  6. Bob, so glad you're sharing some of your stories and memories here on this thread, and please keep them coming! I love reading about your adventures while you were out chasing the gold. Thanks for posting them here, and all the best, Lanny
    2 points
  7. River can handle a pan now too..? Oh geez.. When trucking I-40 through NC, do not get distracted between Marion -- Morganton..! I repeat, do not be lured by Siren's song between Morganton -- Marion..! Swamp
    2 points
  8. Right on guys, good day with the bees, and the burros. Oh yea and that gold is awesome, thanks for sharing. ht
    2 points
  9. Not sure if its true but I heard that some gold rush era prospectors would use bullet casings to keep their gold in. They would use a larger casing and use a smaller casing that fits into the larger one. Found this one today..kind of a cool artificial. This is the second one I have found in the last 10 years...
    2 points
  10. He has a lot of fun and a really nice range. I don't watch him very often but he is a big hoot. I like his "plinking" style. He shoots at various size objects at various ranges. He mixes up targets that destroy with permanent targets. He likes to go crazy on big heavy targets with multiple shots. You really get to see what a round does downrange when you see how it reacts to all the chaos on his range. And you get to see how a bunch of weapons react to being shot to the max. If you haven't seen it watch his Glock endurance videos. He just shoots the crap out of them using dozens of
    2 points
  11. Refractory waste has been the subject of much discussion here on Nuggetshooter. You can become an expert on the various forms of slag and flux glass around here. They were doing something at that furnace. I bet that glass tells a story. I truly believe that! It is different stuff than slag that comes from an ore smelt. They were either making something or re-working slag. It looks strange to me. Like Morlock said , kinda like art glass. I have seen a lot of similar stuff at a bronze casting foundry in Santa Fe. Swirly, milky black glass used in the pot to cover he molten metal.
    2 points
  12. After doing some research on the property, when you said furnace I got to looking somethings up. Turns out a mile from where I found this is an old civil furnace in the middle of the woods directly beside the creek. Still standing.....Anyhow slag glass, lots of slag glass. 👍
    2 points
  13. Found one of these at a school years ago. That one had a white substance inside. I've made these and used them before. And yes they make EXCELLENT Speed Loaders.
    2 points
  14. Has anyone noticed these Spanish Mine Monuments, (in the heart of gold country), in the Bradshaw Mts? I first ran across these huge stone figures in the 1990's while out nugget hunting, and went back a few years later to take some photographs. I was 4-wheeling along a jeep trail, crossing one creek and hill after another, and as I topped a rise and started down toward the next creek, the Indian Head Monument (my profile photo), jumped out at me. It looked amazingly real and detailed and was near the trail so you couldn't miss it. I got out and examined it close up to confirm that it had been
    1 point
  15. Sold mine 25 years ago because I never used it....
    1 point
  16. Happy last couple of days. If you haven't noticed, not been on here much. A broadband company from out of state came in and bought out our small edge of town rural ISP. We were already hard to reach in the first place. I mean people across the street were not able to get the signal and towers are to the SE from us. We can't get the signal of the towers for the broadband service people across the street have either. Our Internet got dumped down so low, not only hard to attach images to email, couldn't even get a 44 KB pic posted online. I decided if I could ever get Twitter to come in again, I
    1 point
  17. Don't call me an expert, I sure am not one! The only water you want to avoid at all costs is tap water, the chlorine in it is really bad for meteorites. I use 90% isopropyl alcohol to clean mine, but in a pinch I'll use a little spring water.
    1 point
  18. Romance in the desert
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  19. Nice job, well done.
    1 point
  20. Oh Wow Bob, I love this guy I used to watch his videos a few years back but got sidetracked onto something else, I need to now check out what all he has posted since the last time I watched one of his videos!!
    1 point
  21. A couple other finds smokey quartz most of a quartz arrowhead Im going to ask a few locals around the house, I’m original from Arkansas, have you tried Crater of Diamonds State Park Murfreesboro, AR. Pretty fun even if you don’t find diamonds
    1 point
  22. They started making internally primed centrefire cases back in the early 1800's but Berdan and Boxer centerfire priming systems came to market about 1870. Back in the day it was the 45-70 "Government" with the bottlenecked case like yours. And it probably would not even be head stamped at all. The old trapdoor Springfield was developed for that round in 1873 and it was super popular in the 1886 Winchester lever action rifle. They even gave these rifles to the "Indians" to use on the reservation (but they had to pinch the necks of all their empty brass). The 44-40 was also introduced i
    1 point
  23. No doubt. Duck n cover
    1 point
  24. Bob thank you for your insight sir, like many here I’m really not sure what I have. Believe has a wide range of meaning, but if I have to, I guess saying this is my opinion sounds better and easily understood. Now believe and belief, two different words somewhat of the same meanings. With all that was said, so to be not confused it was my opinion/ assumption that I thought it to be turquois. This is why I’m here though, to get more experienced opinions. Thank you again,
    1 point
  25. Some of those photos look like art glass or perhaps even some type of slag. As far as the rest of them, it's hard to tell. Without having them in hand, it would only be a guess.
    1 point
  26. Obsidian? In North Carolina? Not likely. There are no known occurrences of obsidian east of the Mississippi. The geology of everything east of the Mississippi is far too old for obsidian to exist. Any obsidian that may have been in the area would have long since degraded into perlite. As to the turquoise, well, none of those stones look anything like any turquoise I’ve ever seen. Turquoise has a hardness of 5 to 6, and a specific gravity between 2.6 and 2.9. Test your pieces and if they don’t fall into these ranges then you definitely don’t have turquoise.
    1 point
  27. I was told that the reason the soldiers would pinch their spent casings was so that they could not be reloaded is there any truth to that?
    1 point
  28. The things that haunt us, the lost opportunities, the unknowns that make us wish we'd have done something different, paid more attention . . . Too bad you never got to know what it was that was bouncing around in the trommel, but I like your thinking about how it could have been a meteorite. It's such a great thing to get to hear a bit about a few of your experiences Bob, and thanks for posting them, and please don't stop. Let those gold-chasing tales continue. Remember the hopper that was letting out gold in my previous story? Well, the ground they were working was so rich in
    1 point
  29. Thanks, and I know nothing about there being any list, but what an honour that would be. I remember with fondness your kindness when I was learning about chasing nuggets in the Arizona desert near Stanton, and how you came out to meet me! You brought me a new coil, spent a bunch of time talking to me, and you put me on a claim where I could try my luck, such great things you did for me to make me feel welcome. You make the top of the amazing persons list in my books; what an outstanding guy you are. All the best, Lanny
    1 point
  30. Over the years Ive found about 6 or so casings that were crimped at the ends and when shook you could hear something inside them Butttttttttttt I havent been lucky enough to find gold in one yet all of them had dirt inside-I always wondered how did the dirt get in there when the end is bent over Mike C...
    1 point
  31. I have not tried opening it up as of yet because it feels empty..nothing clinking inside and it feels light...I have also found old cartridges crimped at the very top ..but as of yet nothing inside. May just open it tonight..and take a looksie. I posted this just so in case anyone finds something similar..to pay attention as it may contain gold. AuSeeker...yup found a few crimped also ...will open tonight and take a gander inside.
    1 point
  32. I also have heard this. I always examine bullet casings for this reason. I have heard tales that a miner only stored his finds in casings and buried them for safety. Upon his departure he was "missing a few" it is unlikely that he buried everything together. This is a word of mouth tale told to me by someone close. Im unsure of the exact location. In any event finding bullet casings made into a container is interesting.
    1 point
  33. The old timers indeed use old cartridges to store stuff in, even gold, I know a guy that found one similar to the one in your photo that had old matches in it, I have also seen posted years ago on other forums by at least two different gold detectorists who gold found in a old cartridge, both of these were old cartridges that had been smashed close after the gold was put into them. Have you tried to open them up to see if anything is inside?
    1 point
  34. With the new photos I'm very confident that it the predominate mineral is Epodoite and the rock type is an Actinolite (metamorphic rock type).
    1 point
  35. As Morlock said, fumarole come to mind. I think it looks like a hydrothemal vent.
    1 point
  36. I Did a house demolition at an old homestead in Wa. this summer. Tons and Tons of trash was hauled away. When it was all done (last week) I got to swing my old (antique?) Minelab Soveriegn xs2a pro on the front yard for (only) a few mins. I found a couple of wheaties, and this cool old mini cap gun, action still works! I bought that machine new in 2000 i believe and it is still beeping along, although heavy and awkward, i can still find deep coins, and discriminate with decent accuracy. Unbelievable amounts of iron trash, that was probably masking most good targets but was able to
    1 point
  37. As I figured mine was empty...😞🤣😂🤣
    0 points
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