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  1. 19 points
    I went to the WSPA Outing in the Dale district Thursday through Sunday...had to stay on fairly level ground but I did get this little 2.5 grain nugglet... fred
  2. 18 points
    I went out this morning to a spot in a wash that I had walked thru about a 100 times or more over the years. As I recall, each time that I had walked thru it I had thought that this spot would be a good spot for gold, but had not dug any of it because of the extensive amount of overburden, large rocks and boulders strewn through out it. And once when I had tried to dig down to bedrock the material was compacted like concrete,..UGH!!! ........... I had actually not even had any plans of going out this morning, as I laid in bed half asleep waiting for the alarm to go off at 8 am. But my mind started working, and for some reason narrowed-in on this particular wash location causing me to picture in my mind just where any gold would be. I had in the past found a few nuggets upstream, and a number of them downstream, so I knew gold was there, but this stretch would be a challenge physically. When I got to the wash I first detected underneath a small waterfall just upstream of the stretch of wash, and got a very mixed signal. It was kind of weird and wavy. After about 5-minutes of pulling about 12 chunks of black ironstone hot rocks (thus the weird-wavy sounds) out of the bottom, a very strong signal was still down there. The signal turned out to be a 1.69 gram nugget (the round one in the photo). It was just after that when my "Digg'n-Mood" kicked in, and I was determined to dig that stretch of wash out, Once-and-for-all"....About 15 ft. further downstream I got a very strong signal right about the crest of where the wash was transitioning-downward in grade. It was a nice flat and smooth 2.20 gram'r that had been hiding just under the lip of a down-drop-shelf. It was about that time that I decided to "see what the wash was doing" downstream of where I was digging. The center and whole right side of the wash was exposed and open with good looking bedrock, but I had not found any nuggets there in the past????.."strange".... But standing back and looking upstream toward where I had stopped digging I could see that all of the rocks and material had collected on the left side, "and" the bedrock was sloping downward toward that left side underneath all of this material. So I moved just out of center and started removing large rocks, etc. off of the left bank. It was about 4 ft further downstream when I got another strong signal, which turned out to be the "spike-shaped" 1.03 gram nugget, and then the other smaller one ( .12 of-a-gram) almost in the same hole. So, the total for the day was 5.04 grams,.................Not bad for not even planning on going out at all today. ..........Gary............I don't know why those 2 photos turned out green????? I was using a new phone The 3-small nuggets ( .61 of-a-gram) just below the dime I had found last Friday in a different wash.
  3. 8 points
    Hi Naser and All I don't know you I don't think? But if you go to your local post office or the Royal Omanie Police station . I'm sure you'll find my mug shot up on their bulliten boards. Since metal detectors are outlawed there you probably have one of my old ones the Royal Omanie Police Bastards confiscated from me. I had a friend Geoff Notkin of Meteorite Men fame build a web page for me after we were released from prison and out of your craphole country. The web page name was dontvisitoman.com , In Oman you really don't need a detector. Just drive around the desert and look for black items in the desert. If you bite it and you break a tooth it's probably a meteorite. If its soft a chewy it's probably camel dung. Happy Huntin John B.
  4. 8 points
    A LITTLE GUN HISTORY In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. ------------------------------ In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. ------------------------------ Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated. ------------------------------ China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated ------------------------------ Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up an d exterminated. ---- ------------- ------------- Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. ------------------------ Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. ----------------------------- Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million. ------------------------------ It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results are now in: List of 7 items: Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)! In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent. Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns! While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed. There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the ELDERLY. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort, and expense was expended in successfully ridding Australian society of guns The Australian experience and the other historical facts above prove it. You won't see this datum on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information. Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens. Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late! The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson. With guns, we are 'citizens'. Without them, we are 'subjects'. During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED! If you value your freedom, Please spread this anti-gun control message to all of your friends.
  5. 6 points
    Thanks again everyone !! Yeah, it's always a good time when I get to go detecting with one or two Toms. Even better when gold is found.... Better yet again, when your friend finds gold too. You know, I hear ya.... but if it's not the 'Teddy Bear' Cholla, I hardly pay much attention to it. Plus I think that particular cactus was farther away than it looks in the picture. If there was cholla on the ground, I wouldn't be squatting like that. I have 'transferred' some on more than one occasion from my shoe to my backside. That sure gets your attention. Luke
  6. 5 points
    Hey Everyone, Got out for a day hunt, hunting a trashy wash. This wash was full of old staples, and screamed on the Zed. After digging seems like the 100th staple, I decided to just stick to the sides of the wash, hoping to avoid these little bastards, which were all down the length of the wash. Not 10 minutes hunting the side of the wash, I got a screaming signal in the entrance to an animal hole, large enough to fit a turtle or fox in the side of the wash. Thinking oh great, another staple, I dug the entrance floor to the animal hole with my scoop, and waved the detector over it the scooped out pile, and zang !!!! I looked down at the small pile and saw the nugget right on top. Got it home and cleaned it up, it ended up being 7.9 grams. I hunted that wash for most of the day, pulling out probably another 100 staples . Until next time.... Dave
  7. 5 points
    My wife went BOW HUNTING, on the last day of Nov. Yeh, I took her to Walmart, and she bought a boat load of them blue and red ones you put on your Christmas tree! So much for Bow hunting, the season is over! Grubstake
  8. 5 points
    My mother claims she had her tubes tied. Dad claims he had a vasectomy. At 6 months mom says I was a tumor. Apparently I swam passed all the goalies, the doctors, the knives and the stitches. Winning! lmao. 4th and last unplanned child. It was ALIENS lol. =) True story as I grew up being told ...how f-d up is that?
  9. 5 points
    Broke down in the desert, well let Lou's 14 year old son drive and he left the key on on my 1978 Ford badass ex forest service truck..... 2 batteries for cabover in 1999, but I had no darn cables and spare battery had different connectors Took BLM barbed wire from a mine and VIOLA!....
  10. 5 points
    Ummm.....buy a Minelab PI. I dont want to bash Garrett....but buy a Minelab PI..........You will be glad you did. Tom H.
  11. 4 points
    Every thing in the desert wants to Stick ya , Stab ya , Bite ya or Poke ya.....
  12. 4 points
  13. 3 points
    This was a spur of the moment trip but Luke and I headed out to a old area that Ive visited many times.(Wades Sun baker Patch) I wanted to run through it one more time after the rain we had this year, and the area really got changed a LOT. I managed to pull the little guy out from about 5 inches in a wash I was headed down. I turn the corner and see Luke. He was working up the wash. He says "darn it, you found my hill side patch" Luke found two nice flat ones on the hill side in a type of host rock (schist) that has always given up gold to me. YAH!!! We both found some.I had walked by those two probably 5 times. Dont know if I ever swung over that particular area or not.....But, they are his now It was absolutely perfect weather for detecting and getting away from it all. Tom H.
  14. 3 points
    Been shopping Craigslist/offer up and Facebook Market place for the last two months for a quad to use for exploring and detecting. Had a guy sell one out from under me when I was going to take a look at it. I was bumming a bit, but looked at Craigslist again and a guy just posted a 2011 Yamaha Grizzly with only 186 miles on it. I got it for 4800$. Heck, its barely broke in and all the other people wanted 45-6000 for quads a lot older and more miles. On the way home I decided to take the surface streets as I knew the tires on the trailer were pretty old....yah, guess what...BLOW OUT! Right in front of Discount tire!!!! Pulled in and they actually had 78x13 tires. The good Lord works in strange and mysterious ways. Had to do a lot of work to the trailer. The newer quads are 2 inches too wide to fit. Made some ramps and it all works great. Thanks to Chris Cartwright for steering me towards the grizzly.
  15. 3 points
    As a member of a nation in exile that lost well over one third of our entire world population between 1939 and 1945, including hundreds of members of my own extended family (although I was not yet born then), I can attest to the truth that the ability to defend one's life, family and people is of indescribable importance. And that six-plus million was in addition to the 20-plus million (a painfully conservative estimate) of us murdered by Christian Europe over a period of many centuries, during all of which time we were kept unarmed. For every life lost to murder, an entire future world is forever erased. One murder? All of the future accomplishments of that single person are left undone, but gone also are the medical discoveries, literature, advances in the sciences, acts of kindness, everything that might ever have been accomplished by that person's children, grandchildren, and descendents for all time, uncountable millions of lives erased by a single murder. While it's true that many of my fellow Jews here in the States support gun control, the percentage is not very different from any other demographic in this country, if adjusted for place of residence. Outside of several major metropolitan centers, my folks are likely to support the Second Amendment as wholeheartedly as any other group. My generation in particular was heavily influenced by Orthodox rabbi and founder of the Jewish Defense League Meir Kahane of blessed memory, who coined the slogan "For every Jew a .22," which has since been rewritten numerous times to promote packing larger calibers. In our Torah, essentially the Jewish people's Constitution (to us, of course, much more than simply a legal document, but also an eternally binding contract between us and our G-d), it is forbidden NOT TO kill an assailant who intends to physically harm oneself, one's family, or one's neighbor (and in this context, all humanity is a neighbor). Good post, Garimpo.
  16. 3 points
    Well I agree it's very much a part of our future, we can blame it all on Star Trek, remember the food simulator, select what you want and out it pops, sorta like a 3D printer for food, which I can see happening as well, just imagine coming home from simulated work, select your appetizer, the main course and dessert and the 3D food printer fires up and the next thing you know you're chowing down, toss the dishes and scraps into the recyler and time for a simulated cocktail!!
  17. 3 points
    Maybe we should bring some of these over here so we can "seed" areas that have deep nugget potential. https://apnews.com/032f9db1d8cd465fb528313088c05b6b
  18. 3 points
    nice one Dave! I did the same thing last time up in gold basin, got a screamer in a pack rat den... took some courage to dig it out but was worth it!
  19. 3 points
    Thanks everyone...I would rather hunt gold than eat (doubtful) . Being out and about helping some and visiting with others was the best part. The gold was a nice little bonus! fred
  20. 3 points
    Just a heads up for those prospecting in the Southwest this season... The Land Matters Mining Claims Maps were updated this evening as they are twice each month. Arizona closed more than 46,000 acres of claims in the last two weeks - right in the middle of prospecting season. Lots of new areas opening up. In some very good areas!
  21. 3 points
    Big time what Tom H. and Mike C. said...... new used or inbetween
  22. 3 points
    Yes, Azdigger, heal quickly and be careful out there. I'm glad you made it home. I'm looking for a partner, also, preferably some young guy who's half pack mule, and who's happy digging holes to China and rolling boulders uphill when not carrying heavy loads up and down canyons.
  23. 2 points
    They are not kidding. EVERYTHING is sharp here!
  24. 2 points
    Soooooo tempting, Mike, especially with the included lesson from a pro, but I've spent so much already the past few weeks, not just on the move, but on claims and equipment, plus I'm in the middle of closing on two homes for rehab and resale, and have made an offer on a third. If #3 doesn't go through and you still have the GPZ, maybe I'll buy it. Alternatively, on my way through DFW a few weeks ago, I did mention to Brat Number One that I might accept a GPZ-7000 as a combined birthday/Chanukah present, so if you receive an inquiry from a cowgirl Texas Jewette mini me, her money is also good. (I can already hear her phone call: "Shalom, Av. Can I borrow five grand to buy you a present?").
  25. 2 points