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  1. 16 points
    So I sort of got a kick out of Mike Furness a couple of outings ago when he asked me, "So Doc, are you divorced?" I laughed and told him, "No far from it." But my wife Diana, has no interest in Gold Prospecting but she has never stood in my way to let me go out and look for the shiny. She knows I love this hobby. So anyway, just to update everyone on my marital status in case you were wondering. June 20th, my wife and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. I started dating her when she was 16, and married her a month after she turned 18. All our kids and grand children came over and fixed us a big meal on Sunday, along with a beautiful cake. We got gift cards, and a certificate for us all to have a family portrait when it gets cooler. I got the ol' girl a brand new car for our anniversary, a Telluride. I know this is personal stuff but all you guys are my extended family. So Mike, NO I AM NOT DIVORCED. LOL Doc and Diana
  2. 10 points
    Hey, everyone! I just made a video that I think a lot of you will be interested in seeing. If anyone is interested in a copy of the results just let me know and I will post an image of them.
  3. 7 points
    Well done bro. A fine looking family Doc, may you have many more years to go with them. Got you beat by a little, 64 years with my bride and still going. Old Tom
  4. 6 points
    I got a fireworks display in my scoop on July 5th when I found a 6g diamond cluster ring and a few other things.
  5. 5 points
    LOL, well at least I metal detect better than these two guys who walked right by this nugget, and the long nugget was found further up the gully far in front of them.
  6. 4 points
    Thanks for the really cool coin! Did you have these made? 1 oz of .999 copper. I really like it. I won this when Terry asked about a picture with Doc/Bill/Rob in it as to where it was and what year. I knew where it was....but guessed on the year and hit it! Time to go buy some lottery tickets. Tom H.
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    For sure. Just as they should. Defending oneself or one's family is an entirely different matter, than killing people who don't share a political opinion.
  9. 4 points
    Great finds, they must have been useing the wood bits to drill fishing holes! Ha! Ha! Grubstake
  10. 4 points
    $22 /lb sounds decent to me. I have to brave the herds and make a supply run this week. I may stop and get a lb or two, along with caps & 54 cal balls. That's probably more powder than I will shoot in a lifetime. It's a shame so many morons are ready to step right up and start killing their own countrymen.
  11. 4 points
    Congrats to you and your wife Doc. Not many can say they were married for 50 yrs these days. 2 more years and we hit 40....holy cow! Tom H.
  12. 3 points
    The thread regarding masks took a bad turn and it was mostly my fault, as I mentioned my political leanings. That was not the intent of the original post. I was trying to do something to help the prospecting community, but as is usual, "No good deed goes unpunished." So I deleted the entire thread. Sorry I went on a rant. Stay healthy. Doc
  13. 3 points
    Good Idea! You head it up.....Thanks. Remember to let Bill know where the unofficial beep-o-rama is going to be. Good times again thanks to you!!! Tom H.
  14. 3 points
    Yes very sad....... I haven't hunted in close to 6 months.......But I got a new truck though . Im working harder and harder to get what my family I need to be successful at life. It's hard for everyone right now but we need to keep at it. We will all meet up somewhere someday.
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  16. 3 points
    So what should we talk about next? RELIGION?
  17. 3 points
    How strange! My opal from Ethiopia looks practically the same as the upper one in your post
  18. 3 points
    Great answers. I think concensus is that it could be a septarian nodule. Thnaks to all. THis is a great forum!!
  19. 3 points
    Not a meteorite. It is a heavily weathered septarian nodule.
  20. 3 points
    Congrats to You and your bride , the years have treated you and your family well. I remember you well from my LV days when you were in the storage place. My bride and I are starting on our 59 year.
  21. 3 points
    Yes it was Prescott Valley. I don't remember the year. I've been a Minelab dealer for 28 years. I think Kevin Hoagland was opening up a Minelab store / information center? My gosh, ancient history. I know 2010 was when I went to North Sudan. You notice in the second picture that Rob Allison decided he had to take a poop right in the middle of my presentation, or maybe that was his comment on the quality of the presentation. Doc
  22. 2 points
    What's this "we" stuff? ... the folks that normally go ought to correspond and make it an " unofficial" shindig. Do you really need MINELAB there to have a good time? Of course, someone needs to inform Bill of the unofficial beep-o-rama.
  23. 2 points
    OK, I was finally bitten by the drone bug and amd almost done studying for my part 107 license. What a fantastic research tool and once mastered one can see the goldfields from a birds eye... I am amazed by the abilities of the DJI Mini and Mavic Air and the video quality. Now I can see over that next hill without humping my chubby self over it. COOL....
  24. 2 points
    So wearing masks is not effective? They don't reduce transmission? Is your son a doctor? I'm just trying to understand where you're coming from in your comment. Obviously, we all can't wear full protective suits. Even if they were actually available. N95 masks are not 100% effective, that's why they are not called N100 masks. We don't need to know the DNA sequence to know that this novel (new) corona virus is transmitted in much the same way as all the other corona virus'. If you think that the information I'm trying to provide is media driven. You are mistaken. My wife is a doctor. She knows and communicates with lots of other doctors. We know of medical professionals, some personally, that are leaving their careers because of the conditions they are being asked to work in. They can't get enough protective equipment to fully protect everyone 100%. If the 'media speculation' told everyone that N95 or better was your only hope. Would you be able to buy any tomorrow? Would hospitals who are already having trouble getting enough supplies, be further hampered? Do you have a garage full of toilet paper? The best way to eliminate the transmission of the virus is to stay home and stay away from people outside of your immediate family. But people don't want to do that, and most people do still have to go to work. Every person needs to take their own circumstance into account. There are times when more protection is warranted, and times when a piece of cloth is 'good enough'. The whole basis of the protocol is to reduce the infected person's ability to spread. If everyone had participated early on, when it was asked, then we would probably be dealing with a different situation by now.
  25. 2 points
    Once and for all let's get the rules straight on this pandemic, this will keep you safe!
  26. 2 points
    I think until the virus is sequenced and profiled all these comments are media driven speculation. At present there is only partial immune cell profiling. My son works in these hospitals. He has to have a full medical workup monthly due to his exposure levels from traveling into these wards. His doctor is very savvy and has fully informed him on the effectiveness of the various isolation protocols and devices (he has several custom fitted masks kept in these hospitals for his use). When he asked his doctor what he thought of the public protocols being promoted (and in some cases being mandatory) his doctor sent him this graphic to explain his frustration with politicians and media now defining popular "medical" knowledge.
  27. 2 points
    Do you see Chinese writings in this one?
  28. 2 points
    We are all in this together and I think nerves are raw. I know mine are. Politics are best decided at the voting booth, not on a forum where we are supposed to be helping each other. My fault and I apologize. Doc
  29. 2 points
    What do you recommend for the coronavirus?
  30. 2 points
    Sure! Lots of hair, scat and footprint castings are available on my website. There is also a section with alien artifacts and chunks of crashed spacecraft. I am also working on a collection of stone poodle turds and exploding Martian sandstone. Smart pills are only $5 for a bottle of 20! I also have a collection of rare artifacts like left handed smoke shifters and board stretchers. Bags of Spanish mortar. Powdered unicorn horns and fossilized hens teeth. All available at low, low prices! There is even a deep discount for Nugget Shooter members! Type GULLIBLE66 in the coupon code box for 50% off your first $100 purchase! Place your order today and I will include a 4 oz. bottle of Holy water infused with colloidal silver that is guaranteed to reverse balding and improve your sex life.
  31. 2 points
    I just wanted to see how everyone who bought my book, likes it? If you haven't left a review on here, can you please post one, so I can get them up on my website. I would really appreciate it. I have a variety of shipping options on the website now. If anyone hasn't gotten a copy yet, please go to my website, check it out and consider getting a copy. https://goldseekerbooks.com/ Also I would like to know if any of my info from my book has lead anyone to new nuggets. If so, tell us all your story. Since I am Sidelined with a torn Achilles Tendon, I can't get out to detect, or work, so I have to live vicariously through all you fine fellows. - Reese
  32. 2 points
    There are tons of claims out there that are invalid, I see them all the time. But when they appear valid to the hobbyists, chances are they'll stay off.
  33. 2 points
    That probably why they call it REsearch Chris. One search rarely gives you the whole picture. I have spent many hours, days and months in dark dank records basements staring at microfiche machines before the public records were digitized. I spent two weeks in Prescott researching just one location near Cherry. I have to laugh sometimes when I hear complaints about how hard this type of research is. The work hasn't gotten much easier or different but being able to do it from the comfort of my office instead of traveling many miles each day to dig through county records sure makes it more comfortable and efficient.
  34. 2 points
    Congratulations. Sounds like you are making progress Chris. Claim size reductions are properly accomplished as amendments to the original location. There is no need to make a new claim location to reduce a claim's size. In Maricopa County Claim Amendment records are grouped under "MINING CLAIM AND/OR LOCATION". You are probably better off to search for claim amendments by the claim name. Not all recordings are always categorized correctly in Maricopa. Sure would be a lot easier if they would just follow the law and organize their records by TRS. A word of caution regarding claim amendments. Claim amendments are most commonly the result of improperly filed claims at the BLM state office. The locator is sent a notice by the BLM to amend their claim or have their claim case file closed. Usually those notices will occur within the first three years of location. Once a notice to amend is received the claimant needs to stake the modified claim location on the ground, make a claim amendment with map if needed, record that amendment with the county and file a copy with the BLM state office. Usually they only have 30 days to accomplish all that. Most claimants just skip the staking and county recording. That's bad for the claim validity and stupid because the public has no other way of knowing where the claim is now located. Often you will reach a dead end with claim amendments. How you deal with that is problematic. The amended map filed at the BLM has no legal existence until the staking and county recording are accomplished. It may show what the claim owner intended but it legally amounts to nothing more than wishes and dreams. Without a public record and stakes the claim essentially is in limbo. The BLM won't recognize the validity of the original location but there is no legally required public record of the amended location. No stakes on the ground and no public record made means the amended claim has no definable location. If the location isn't definable then it isn't really a location at all is it? As you know I deal with this stuff daily. I'll help you with what I can but if locators and claimants don't maintain a public record there is nothing you or I can do to know where or if a valid claim exists. Welcome to my world.
  35. 2 points
    Maybe he was hoping to hook an iron fish. 😅 https://www.bbc.com/news/health-32749629 Seriously..I don't think it's iron ore. Probably a piece of scrap iron that came from a wreck or fell off a barge.
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    To me it looks like a volcanic pumice, except the rock itself seems to be more of quarts. I wonder if it formed kind of like a geode in a bubble in volcanic rock with minerals leaking in and the softer volcanic rock eroded away and left that.
  38. 2 points
    Happy 4th of July to Mortlock, Bedrockbob, Mike Stang, Skip Auseeker, DaveDolan, Clay, Frank, BMc, Wet/Dry washer, Luke, Reuben MrMeteroite, Ivago, Chrisski, Jamale (not a Kenyan holiday I know), Filip, Bawaayce, Gooch, Fara_kayy, and everyone else. I enjoy the posts. You guys make Nuggetshooter interesting. Stay safe, billpeters
  39. 2 points
    Wow! I cant believe I got the date right? I knew the place...but the date I forgot. Thanks! Tom H.
  40. 2 points
    This is a demonstration of the Gold SPOT™ being used as a portable gold pan. It's extremely effective. Don't worry about the first few minutes where I am out of frame. Leo Aranza, my buddy, takes over and the rest of the video is well framed. -Doc
  41. 2 points
    Thank you. I have always loved to tinker with ideas and try to make stuff better. I always loved Robert Kennedy's quote, which he paraphrased from a play by Bernard Shaw, "There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? That is sort of how I have lived my life. Doc
  42. 2 points
    I saw Comet Neowise (C/2020 F3) rise above the mountains NE of Phoenix this morning from near the Bush Fire burn area at 4:18 a.m. an hour an 15 minutes before sunrise. I was at the Beeline highway and the Bush highway intersection on a remote, dark cul de sac. Comet Neowise was 0 magnitude and easy to see naked eye with a one degree tail. I found it by right angle triangulating from Venus and Capella with the comet rising at the right angle point. Through my 60x20 binocs it had a very distinct, bright nucleus with a sharp edged tail brighter on the left side than the right side. The tail had lots of detail. This is the brightest comet since Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake of the last century. I usually see 4 comets just with my binocs annually. This is by far the best. It will be an evening sky comet in a few weeks at probably 0 magnitude or brighter with a clear tail. You should try seeing it before it leaves the morning skies. Check out tomorrow morning. Also go to www.spaceweather.com for more info. o Keep looking up, billpeters
  43. 2 points
    Winner-Winner! Pm me your shipping particulars!
  44. 2 points
    2010? Prescott Valley? If I didn't know Bill personally, I would never think that was him in the second pic. Tom H.
  45. 2 points
    Where were we, and what year was it? Yes, there is a prize!!
  46. 2 points
    Very interesting! I have not seen anyone else test like that. I usually just run the small coil, seems to deal with difficult ground better. By the looks of your small coil cover, you use it mostly also Good luck to you out there. Tom H.
  47. 2 points
    Or if he just went back and recovered it himself.
  48. 1 point
    I didn't say cloth coverings on your face were not effective. I implied there is not enough knowledge about this particular virus for the public to have an educated opinion about what is effective, including any masks ability to reduce transmission. I think that point was well made by his doctor's shared graphic. My son is not a doctor. He's the certified technician who installs and services the working electronics in most of the ORs, ERs and ICUs in the southwestern United States. Often he does this critical work while procedures and treatments are being carried out in the room. He's a gregarious man and after more than 14 years of working directly with these surgeons, nurses and specialists he has developed long term personal relationships with many of them. The work he does is critical to the success of modern medical treatment. He has a wife and five year old son. He is very careful to keep them isolated from the many dangerous diseases he is exposed to daily. He is well educated about viral and bacterial transmission and the protocols to avoid infection. He has been 100% successful in that goal throughout his career.
  49. 1 point
    A couple cases at work with a few more probables out of a couple hundred of us in the buildings I go to. I placed my order. Thanks Doc.
  50. 1 point
    Welcome Unger, It could be iron ore from the Mesabi Range in Minnesota that fell off of a barge going to the steel mills of Cleveland. Or it could be one of a thousand other more natural possibilities before it is likely to be a meteorite. It has to be brought up and then it can be more easily analyzed. Why are you magnet fishing in the Detroit River? Is there that much iron in the Flint water supply that gets into the fish in the Detroit River? I once picked up a small gold nugget with my meteorite magnet cane. It picked up iron mixed with quartz that contained gold. It was my best find of the year. Hope you get an actual meteorite. billpeters
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