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  1. 23 points
    I only had one day for the outing so I had to make it count. Hit some old areas and actually found a new area with extremely old handstacks. The handstacks were completely covered in lichen and appeared to be old. This new area deserves more attention when time allows. Wish I could of stayed longer. Gold total is 2.6 grams.
  2. 20 points
    Here's a nice nugget found in Lost Basin near Meadview, AZ. Used a Minelab 5000 and some serious digging to get to it. Stayed at the Canyons End Motel. Nice Folks. Miner Friendly. Bob
  3. 19 points
    Well , I was out at Gold Basin on Sat. There was some folks looking at the ground so I asked what they was looking for. I was told that one of them dropped a small nugget while showing it to the others. I was then told no one had a detector with them at the time , so I got my Equinox out , set it up and in just a few sweeps I found the nugget. So in a way I found my first nugget (had no idea where it was) but it was not really mine to keep. Could say it is a start, I know the machine will do its' part , now I just got to do mine. The rest of the day I found plenty of .22 brass but no other gold .
  4. 16 points
    Yay, finally broke down and bought a new GM1000 from Bill today....Been watchng his instructional videos and those of others all day long...I'm thinking the new unit and my repaired heart will finally get me back out in the gold fields after nearly 4 years lost to physical issues...I'm excited ... Can anyone tell me how they work on coins too??? Yahoo! Cheers, Unc
  5. 15 points
    I picked up a used GM 1000 and was able to get out today for a few hours. First time defecting for gold and had a great time. Looking forward to the next time i can get away. I think I watched all of Bill's videos on the Gold Monster at least twice and was able to figure it quickly. I think I'm going to watch them again. Found some lead and a small piece of gold.
  6. 13 points
    I hope you will all post some of your pictures here. I am going to start with one of my favorites taken Sunday morning as everyone is packing up ... even the kids enjoyed the spoils! It was a fitting end to a fabulous outing with the Nugget Shooter Family and our friends from the West Valley chapter!
  7. 12 points
    Here's a few of mine. I think that snake bit off more than he could chew! Found some nice little nuggets that were hard earned over three days. Weather was great and had a blast seeing everyone! Chris
  8. 11 points
    Yesterday I scanned a very nice signal. ONE very nice signal. The hole kept getting deeper and deeper. Finally the target was out. But then, "What's this?" I'm getting two signals from the spread out dirt. It broke my heart in a way that only nugget fanciers can know so well when I realized that I broke my own nugget. She wasn't too big -- around a pennyweight -- but now she is two. Oh well...
  9. 11 points
    I'm sure there will be some great drone and regular video of the outing...Dodacious and I just got home from the biggest gathering yet after 20 years of gatherings ...There were easily 100 folks there, amazing food (and lots of it) ... Lots of good talk with old friends and a few new ones ... Jack Ass Flats was jam packed... Several ladies found their first gold nuggets and some guy I didn't get to see found a nice one...Hope someone posts some gold found...Anyhow another roaring Nuggetshooter success! Cheers, Unc
  10. 9 points
    I was sick .... Your nuggets were safe for now!
  11. 9 points
    Mike: Yup...really great time this year. LOTS of people at the end. We had a couple of guys come up from Tucson. We were able to get them/us over some gold and most of us got some yeller Heres my pics. Trap door spider, came out of the wash to the top of the hill to walk back to the truck and got a shot of Anderson mill that no other nut would climb that high to get!... The two story saguaro, Little rattler that we relocated from out fire pit and good ol Dave cooking up some AWESOME chile verde. Tom H.
  12. 8 points
    Had to go to Bullhead City to get gas this morning so I took my Equinox 800 with me, got the new 15" coil on it . When I got to the beach on the Colorado River there was 6 other folks walking with detectors. As I got mine out I was told they had covered that area already and I asking if they minded if I just followed along . Was told to go ahead but they had covered it good. I was trying out my new 15" coil on my Equinox , set it on Park 1, every thing stock setting. Off I go. Got a hit..bottle cap , cleared it out swept over same place, nother hit...Penny @ 2 inches. all in all I got 4 pennies and 2 dimes...won't count the bottle caps or pull tabs...not bad for a beach that had been worked over...…
  13. 8 points
    Clay, What you do for the prospecting community is way to under recognized. It gives me a chuckle when I see people utilizing other avenues of research for this hobby instead of www.mylandmatters.org . You have created such a user friendly interface, with a wealth of data that others only dreamed of achieving. Thank you for everything that you do for us. Adam
  14. 8 points
    Found this a few years back nuggethunting...had a nice deep target...after digging down two and half feet I though I may have struck the Big One !!. Than this little beauty came out of the hole, an 1840's- 1850's Naval officers belt buckle. Its one part of a two piece. This is as good as gold as far as I am concerned...the history behind it must be amazing. Imagine a naval officer going awol and leaves San Francisco for the Sierras to mine gold. California just joined the Union, and Mexico lost most of its Northern territories.
  15. 8 points
    Off to a Las Vegas GPAA outing at Gold Basin this weekend. Not going to camp , but will enjoy the day...any day in the goldfields is a good day
  16. 8 points
    Howdy Folks, I was able to get out this morning for a half day hunt at Stewart Valley, planning on leaving by noon, since I had some errands to run this afternoon. I arrived at StV about 8:30am with a brisk 36 degrees and thought, perfect weather for meteorites hunting. With-in 10 minutes of leaving the truck I scored a nice little StV rite. However, that changed for the next 2 hrs. Nothing. Granted I made all my finds on the North side of the lakebed. But it wasn’t until it was close to leaving. Then I scored the next three almost one after another, but spread some distance. The lakebed has changed since the last time I was there, with more soft ground then I remember. Almost got the truck stuck, but managed to keep it going until I hit some firmer ground. All the rains we have had made the ground upheavaled As I was walking back to the truck I scored two more and called it a day. All in all a good morning of hunting. Until next time.... keep looking down. Jayray
  17. 7 points
    That`s why I gave up looking for gold... People on the forum make it look to easy I spent today looking for meteorites in the San Domingo with no luck.
  18. 7 points
    Yahoo! ... Took out the 1000 to the back yard and it was making all kinds of god awful noise, so I came back and and watched Bill's and Aquachigger's training video...What a difference in my brain!!!! After watching the video I took it back out and followed the info Bill presented...Wow, what a difference...I love the Monster and, thanks to Bill, I got it running smooth, and used both shallow (discrimination on ferrous) and deeper all metal mode ... Now that I know what I'm doing things are looking great...I have tiny 2 grain nug on a poker chip that it screams on from about 6 or 7 inches of air...I'm so happy I got the Monster and, with Bill's video help, now feel confident in running in gold ground and hot ground...What an awesome machine... Thanks again, Bill! Cheers, Unc
  19. 7 points
    Man , I never get any messages except from Skip telling me to cool it ....
  20. 7 points
    Chris and I ran into this guy on the way up wash on sunday, he was still there about 3hrs later and hadnt made much progress!
  21. 7 points
    Went back to micro-ville and picked up a few more in the morning and i think we cleaned the spot out. (yeah right) I found the two bigger ones ( .48, .3g) with the sdc (not selling now adam) in the first five minutes! So funny, missed both of them after many times detecting this spot (3x15ft area), just goes to show ya never get it all... Just for reference, this is right next to the road on a club claim, just sayin...
  22. 6 points
    Just when you think you have gold hunting figured out you realize you have more to learn. These two nuggets were found on the last two trips 4.15 g and .38g .The smaller nugget had a great signal with the first pass. As I started to dig it even sounded better. The target was wedged in bed rock about 10” deep. As I broke the bed rock apart I thought to myself finally I would find a nugget bigger than Terry, Dave, or Chris! These guys have all found nuggets over an ounce. I grabbed my radio and asked Dave to come over that I think I had found a big one. Thankfully he didn’t hear me because he would still be horse laughing me because it’s so small. My dig hole was now about 10-11” deep. I thought surely I could hold the large nugget now because my detector was screaming. I decided to pick a few more times just to make sure the nugget was free , one more pass with the detector and now I heard nothing.What the heck, no target sound 1 1/2’ from my dig hole. Another larger sweep turned up the small nugget a couple feet from the hole. The caliche amplified the target sound. I was fooled once before by a small piece of metal lying in a crack of a large quartz outcrop that sounded like a large piece of gold. The larger nugget 4.15g sounded almost like a small hot rock almost like the back ground sound that the detector was making as I moved it back and forth while hunting. The small signal was barely detectable but faintly repeatable. Five minutes later the nugget was out of the hole and in my hand. As I chipped the caliche away away I was thinking about my last target all this work for a small piece of gold.My smile was a lot bigger with this nugget.
  23. 6 points
    If you want to hunt nuggets. Go straight to the 4500, and there will not be a need to upgrade. Dont make me say " I told you so"
  24. 6 points
    Copped socket arrowhead made during the copper culture era age 3000 to 5000 years BP.
  25. 6 points
    Hey Ron, Congrats. Hope the GM 1000 gets you back out there finding gold. Wishing you Health, Wellness and Gold. Rob Allison
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