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  1. Hey everyone... Now weather is getting much better, I got a chance to visit a place I havent been to in a while. Franconia, AZ meteorite strewn field. I met up Saturday morning with a buddy Greg. Greg ended up getting the large complete crusted Chondrite and large iron meteorite on the right, I found the smaller 3 chondrites and irons on the left.... Franconia's always a fun place to visit. A lot of large basalt (hot rocks), .50 cal bullets, .30 cal bullets, wire, ect out there, but after an hour or 2 of adjusting my hearing to the tones, you start to hear the differences between trash
    11 points
  2. Walked over 8 mi today and dug up 18 pieces of trash just for one nugget. A fair trade I'd say!!! 5.5dwt
    11 points
  3. This Saturday I was out in ridgecrest with friends they were under a easy up roto tilling and Jack hammering for dry wash material. I was going up a close by hill beeping with my GM 1000 .8:30 am I had a lite cotton dark blue long sleeve shirt wearing Brute deodorant with no headphones on and the detector was screaming at full volume. I was about 250 feet from my Ford pickup when the attack started. With one bee on the back of each ear one on the back of my neck one on my shoulder and 2 circling the front of my face I pulled off my hat and started swatting these killers . To no avail they
    8 points
  4. I live in Sonora Ca and was at a friends house today and he pulls out this 3 gram nugget and says look what I found on the ground by my chicken coup. His house is on the side of a pretty steep hill and he had to dig out the hill to make a flat spot for the coups and a garden area and thats where he saw the nugget. soil is typical reddish dirt with rocks and some quarts, he did say he dug through a vein of what looked like crushed quartz running through the dirt. needless to say I'm going back tomorrow to pan some samples in the spot where he dug out and I've been thinking of buyin
    8 points
  5. I found this 57 gram nugget with a Gold Bug 2.
    8 points
  6. Wow!!! You must have had some bad experiences huh??? As for my own personal experience, i have had 95 percent of the other prospectors i have met, help and show areas and give advice. I know i do it, and i know several others that do too. You have a very small percentage of people out there that think they are going to get every single spec of gold, but most times they are the folks trying to make a living off of it. Personally, you grouping everyone here in just 1 group as being greedy and non-helpful is kind of an insult.
    6 points
  7. J. Anderson of kellycodetectors, You are more than welcome to include the rest of your story here but I can't let you redirect our members to your website to read the rest of the story! I have removed the link to your website....the owner of these forums doesn't allow links to metal detecting supplies websites because he sells metal detecting supplies and metal detectors.
    5 points
  8. It's been about 15 or-so years ago when I had a run in with some bees that I will never forget. I was an outside sales rep for an industrial products company in Tucson and was up promoting our products at the copper mine not far from Mammoth, Arizona. I had just left the ball mill and was heading back to Tucson in the afternoon when I decided that I needed to take a leak,.."Bad". I was just coming up to a couple of abandoned buildings, so I thought I'd cruise in behind and do my duty. So, without paying much attention to the surroundings (due to my urgency) I whipped around the corner of t
    4 points
  9. yup thats a winner hard to beat a goldbug 2 im gonna go out tomorrow & give her a good workout
    4 points
  10. Good man. $250 was way too low. 586 gm specimen found with GB 2.
    4 points
  11. I found one last Sunday on a beat up patch with the Gold Bug 2. Can't believe people walked past this one for a 100 years
    4 points
  12. A couple of weeks soaking in Acid Etch Cream.
    4 points
  13. Russia to open WORLD’S LARGEST gold mine in Siberia estimated reserves of 540 million tons of ore, containing 40 million troy ounces of gold. 2.3 grams per ton https://www.rt.com/business/504239-russia-worlds-largest-gold-mine/
    3 points
  14. It has to do with the 1872 mining laws. Since Grant was president, supposedly the laws really haven't changed. The article i read did say that the gold,silver and copper mines have only produced a little over $300 billion dollars since then. Dont know how true that is, but that last post i posted said $82 billion for 2019 for ALL mineral mining. So maybe?
    3 points
  15. Since the Gov. here owns all the minerals in the ground, that includes gold, if I'm breaking the law when I dig a nugget. Most people here say yes. It's also against the law to sell gold nuggets, especially out of the country. If I ever find another nugget and the Feds tag me I hope I can convince them it's a meteorite!
    3 points
  16. I'm hiding this post and Bob's reply/question because it's off topic, has nothing to do with mining royalties!
    3 points
  17. Here is a little experiment with resin. I'm trying to simulate a bug in amber. The color came out darker on the deeper pour but I like these little cabochons. I think I will use a few more drops of dye and pour a couple more a little darker. The black light still works great on them even after they are dried and cast in resin. The rascals light right up!
    3 points
  18. I herd someone has been out in the hot sun to long
    3 points
  19. do you all know what dust devils are ? there heards of nugglets on the move i thought some of the newbes may want to know this valuable info
    3 points
  20. When a miner takes the risk and pays the fees for a claim, they "own" the mineral rights. Those claim fees are revenue for the government and they have been getting larger and larger. In other words, the government gets their cut up front. Then, IF the miner decides to risk more his or her capital to obtain the necessary permit and pay the required deposit (if required) in order to actually extract the minerals, the miner can risk more capital to do so. That's the way capitalism works Bob. Then, IF the miner makes a profit, the miner pays taxes on the income. As this post suggests,
    3 points
  21. Its Goethite after pyrite. I remember there being a post about this a long time ago. The specimens posted are just heavily weathered, they had sharp crystal faces at one time.
    3 points
  22. " AGGRESSIVE WASPS AND 'MEAT BEES' HIT WEST COAST" LOS ANGELES, SEPT. 12 --" Unusually large squadrons of hostile yellow jacket wasps, joined by an aggressive new species, are sending people to hospitals along the West Coast. "Those suckers are eating us alive," said Ruth Budesa of the northern California town of Sonora. At least one horse died after disturbing a nest of the meat-eating yellow jacket, also known as the meat bee. "One sting is enough to kill a hypersensitive human," said George Poinar, an entomologist at the University of California, Berkeley. "Fifty to 75 stings are en
    3 points
  23. Hello all thank you for allowing me to join your group! In the Prescott area.
    3 points
  24. Making a new thread doesn't change what it is.
    3 points
  25. Can’t believe I have service. I just came across a pick. Handle is slightly splintered. Pretty sure it wasn’t there a year ago. Give me the location, type of pick and there’s a pretty unique magnet set. The correct answers get you the pick back if you like. Brownie
    3 points
  26. Funny that another member posted the photos of the garnet ball, as I have garnet photos to post. I was walking a wash on the North side of Tucson today, when I came on some quartz and feldspar fragments that had been transported down from Mt Lemon. I picked up several pieces, planning to cut these into squares and turn into thin sections to use with my new polarize microscope. After cleaning the samples I had a look under my 20X/40X bino microscope. I first had a look at a plagioclase feldspar sample. To my surprise I saw all these beautiful, small, honey-orange garnets. They are the
    3 points
  27. detector is on the way, we are going to hit a pile of rocks with pressure washer to blow the red dirt off and see if there is any visible gold and then hit it hard when detector arrives in couple days his house is almost at the top of the hill so Im thinking the source is likely in his yard and hopefully not under his house LOL
    3 points
  28. I agree, a simple small cast iron mortise and pestle will allow you to crush any small pieces so you can pan out the small "gold" you're seeing to be sure it is gold and not pyrite. You can make a simple crusher out of iron pipe with a end cap and another smaller but longer pipe and cap that fits inside the larger one, drop small pieces of ore inside the larger pipe and then use the smaller one and a ram to crush the ore.
    3 points
  29. I had a swarm fly about 30' over my head once. I heard it coming and I thought it was a plane coming down. It was the size of a VW Bug in a tear drop shape. I just knelt down and thankfully they buzzed on by. I also had a nice sounding target in some rocky ground and when I knelt down and hit the ground with my pick . . . bee's started coming out of a crack in the ground near by. I quickly got out of there before they got too irritated. Hind-site... I should of GPS'd the location for a winter time hunt. You got lucky! Like you said, if there were more and your rig was farther away..
    3 points
  30. I don't think they have killer bees in the ridgecrest area. You could have just gotten too close to a hive or been in the bees path flying back to the hive. Once the bees scent mark you as a threat they will come at you like that. Have my own hives, once putting mite strips in the hive with no protection on I got stung and marked on the neck with pheromone My nice little domestic bees came at me and chased me into the house. while in the upstairs bath they kept fly at the screen trying to get me. Even the next day had to stay away from them or they would go at me.
    3 points
  31. Lucky you. I came within 20 feet of a swarm once and slowly backed off without any issue but things would have been different if I hadn't seen them. They were in a collapsed wooden shed near Rich Hill and I was a long way from my Samurai.
    3 points
  32. well you all have convinced me to keep her i guess her & the gold monster will have to just get along lol
    3 points
  33. Beautiful piece of gold. I'd go back there too... But with a detector first!! I use to live in Columbia... Loved it there. My friend was remodeling a store on main street in Sonora years ago and another friend took lunch break in the creek that runs right under main street. He came up with a nice nugget laying right on top of exposed bed rock in the creek. Good luck!!
    3 points
  34. well as long as were playing show & tell heres 1 i found in someones digs with the goldbug 2 im selling last week
    3 points
  35. Thanks Old Tom.. I got to playing with my phone camera this morning. Here some I don't believe I've posted before.
    3 points
  36. Bob, I'm not sure what point he was trying to make, all I know is nothing at the posted link had anything to do with mining nor royalties and as such it has been removed so the topic doesn't drift off topic as they always seem to do.
    2 points
  37. Oh it will be great Slim! If Biden wins, he will not only raise taxes on us little people but also on big corporations. Everyone seems to think hey, let's just tax the crap out of the big corporations!! Unfortunately most people dont think about how many jobs those big companies create. Sure tax them big, then watch them shut down and move or or just close the doors forever. Some seem to forget that wages are the top expense for a company and when you tax the crap out of them on top of paying all of the wages, well we all know what happens next. UNEMPLOYMENT!
    2 points
  38. Dunno how I missed these post. Nice, very nice. I just installed one of the diesel heaters in our 1956 Terry 12 footer. Blast out the heat. Great placement of yours under the hood. Is that the 2kw or the bigger 5 to 8kw? I many borrow your placement for mine baja. Wife and I enjoy the backroads in the area and hope to have it out on the playa soon. (Middle Fork of the American River, Georgetown side.) Almost got into my first sand trap when we got going again in that same direction. I paid a bit more than you for this one, $1600 with a 1500 in it. Running fresh 1915, a
    2 points
  39. When looking for chondrules, this is a good example of what they look like. Good luck. Jayray
    2 points
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  41. A couple of weeks ago I went up to Sierra City. I went to an area that was very, very dry and they had been cutting some timber. That was all long gone but as I began to dig a couple of dig holes I was 'approached' by yellow jackets. At first they just went to the bottom of the dig holes. Then they started landing on my arms. I didn't have any repellent and I tried to keep detecting. Eventually they were getting behind my sunglasses and that was as much as I could take. One stung me on my wrist and another one under my arm. There was no where I could hunt over about a square mile area
    2 points
  42. If there is no rush to get the gold... I would wait until you get the detector to check for a booming signal in the rock... That way you won't damage a specimen nugget in the rock. (Which I have done before) But... For the small gold as you seeing in the loop... By all mean check it out as Au Seeker suggested.
    2 points
  43. hi all i have a fisher gold bug 2 for sale 4 sale $250 u pick up in kingman az or $275 shipped conus if your looking for a pretty unit keep looking but if your looking for a used gold bug 2 that has found lots of gold & works great your in the right place its got some pings & dings but shes rock solid 2 coils ready to hunt feel free to call for more info 928 715-5324 az time walt
    2 points
  44. Personally i would try the newer technology like the Equinox or the Vanquish. The 705 is a good machine but the settings and functions that come with the Equinox is unbelievable. Just my opinion!!
    2 points
  45. That was a nice piece. If that was me who said they walked 8 miles everyone would say I walked too far. How many miles did you walk after you found that piece? Mitchel
    2 points
  46. Yeah Dave, cats do help but chickens and guinea fowl are a better deterrent. I never had any around here while the chickens roamed the area. After I got rid of the chickens the inscorpticets came in like cockroaches which they love to eat. Old Tom ]]]]]]better deal to keep those critters down.
    2 points
  47. A Gold Bug 2 for $250? It's a steal at that price. I wish I had a dime for every nugget Gold Bug 2's have found over the years.
    2 points
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