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  1. 18 points
    Was able to get out with Luke today and get some hunting in at one of my old spots. Boy, the rains really moved some material. After and arduous 5 mile hike in (well, it seemed like it.) Within 5 min. starting to hunt, I found the small one on the right with the 5000. Had to chase it around a little as it was tiny. About 5 min. after mine, Luke comes back to me and he had found the larger one. Its really flat. After 4 hrs of detecting and no gold, Luke found the little chunky one next to the flat one on the hillside. Great weather out today and gold was found. Nice thing about this wash is I park on the side of a paved road and walk in. Easy peasy! Tom H.
  2. 6 points
    I happened to run across a news article from the '50s that mentioned a remote picnic site that was popular for weekend and holiday gatherings. A faded black and white photograph showed several concrete tables, benches, and stone bar-b-que pits on a secluded hilltop outside of town. I couldn't find anything else to go on and everyone I talked to had never heard of it, so I explored the back-roads until I located it by a process of elimination. There was nothing left of the concrete and stone that was functionally intact, and the (4x4 only), inaccessibility of the rocky washed out road made the location an ideal lover's lane, beer drinking - high school hideaway. After several trips to the site and a modest clean-up effort, I managed to unearth a few nice surprises: Wheaties, rosies, jeffersons, one buffalo/Indian head, a girls10k gold ring with a tiny "diamond" setting, and a singed 1961 Ben Franklin half dollar. The biggest surprise though, was the improvised "black-jack" made from a gym sock filled with (217) clad pennies, hidden under a pile of rocks. That's what makes detecting so head shaking interesting. You just never know what you might find next!
  3. 5 points
    Thanks again Tom !! It's always a good time and the gold is a bonus. The flat nugget was .69g. I little heavier than expected. I will say that we've got to start looking for some easier to get to spots. Those long hikes are rough. Luke
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    Hi Dan, The bullet is a Rim-fire .30 cal long made by the United States Cartridge Company between 1869 to 1875. So it is least 144 years old. The nugget was a sweet surprise. I grided the immediate area and it was a loaner. I'll have to expand out some and see if he had some buddies so I can re-unite them. Good luck on getting on a deer for your daughter. The temp is going to really drop, maybe that will get things going.
  5. 3 points
    Yeah but back when you were a little kid, the 1909 vdb was freshly minted.
  6. 3 points
    Had a fun out in the hills today Found a 1.2 dwt nug and a loaded bullet. The bullet has me stumped though. It is larger than a .357 and smaller than a .44mag. It is a Rim-Fire cartridge and where the primer would be ... it is stamped US. Looks really old too. Anybody have any ideas of what it is?? Thnx I know, I know... A picture says a thousands words, but my camera took a dump or went on vacation... Probably in all likelihood it is operator error.
  7. 3 points
    Well I still suck at taking sharp photo's even if I take them from farther away and then crop-em . None-the-less... here's the 1.2 pennyweight nug I found before the bullet.
  8. 3 points
    Survived summer and hitting Gold Basin hard again! Gotta love the Gold Monster.....
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    Very Nice Guys , Well done !
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    Great job, congrats sir!
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    Well done man, very nice.
  13. 2 points
    Looks like a winning ticket to me..nice gold.
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    Back in the late 40's early 50's , a sock with sand in it would put an end to a big bully in no time. Not an admission on my part !
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    Today I walked until my tail was draggin and the brotha -n- sista didn't happen. But the bird shot, bullet fragments, wire and bullets kept me busy. You would think a 1.2dwt had a few friends.
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    Hahahahahahahaha....I laughed waaaay too long at this. Thanks Jeff. I may try to film something and see how it goes. Usually when I'm in the shop, there is far too much foul language. If I edited out all the sailor talk....it might be a silent film!
  18. 2 points
    I like it... I would have added a few additional seconds to the duration of the photos. - What video editing software are you using?
  19. 2 points
    Well done fellers ....!! Theres a season?? You mean I didnt have to detect this summer ?!
  20. 1 point
    Glad to see you back out there Chris, Dave
  21. 1 point
    big or small they are all good to find ,congrats.
  22. 1 point
    "Hay",.................... You guys said that you where going to invite me along with ya next time ??!!!! Course that was like two-years-or-so-ago Glad you are getting on the gold now that it has cooled off a bit. Gary
  23. 1 point
    Here’s how I did on Friday. Some of you might recognize the area.
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    I plead self defense.....Actually, when we would meet later he called me the socker!
  25. 1 point
    Sometimes, I wish I was too. But I'm not so sure I'd want to go through it all again. Not to mention the fact that the coin has probably held up a lot better as well . . .
  26. 1 point
    Wow! A couple of lunkers there too. Nice eye candy...
  27. 1 point
    All three of my FaceBook accounts are under lock and key at this time. It would seem I ruffled more then some feather . One account is permanently locked for posting e-bay links to items I use and were at a good price. SPAMMING they called it. Some day I'll understand the Code of Conduct ?
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    Nice chunkster Doug! It has brothers and sisters there close. Great find.
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    Welcome to the club. Nice find by the way.....
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    I think .60 secs might be a little long (at least .60 duration on transitions definitely) I'd try set .37 for added transition. If you set photo to .60 then eat up part of the time with motion transitions.
  33. 1 point
    When stationed in Korea, a guy brought the engine kit install kit to put on bicycles. They were supposed to be hill assist kits. Never saw him riding it to work much. He was also not a skinny guy. Just based off how little he used it and I never saw one of these around base, I think it'd be great for driving in a flat paved area, but not hilly like I was at or trails. These have been around a while, but have never really taken off.
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    Using Pinnacle Studio 22 Ultimate. . . I think I am going to remove a couple of the photos and extend them from .25 seconds each to maybe .60 Seconds each. I want to keep the intro short and sweet. I would like to avoid having people skip over them cause its too long. Thank you for the advice!
  36. 1 point
    Ah, now there's the first thing that's made sense.
  37. 1 point
    Bill Gates of Microsoft is building a new city in the vicinity of the new I-11 ... He bought a huge tract of land near Tonapah (AZ) ... Supposedly it will be both residential and industrial commercial ... He'll have beautiful access to the new freeway...Follow the money! ... Cheers, Unc
  38. 1 point
    Garikfox I have to say if you heard the buckshot you will hear gold. The next thing you need to do is get your coil over the gold.
  39. 1 point
    I'm back! was awesome! didn't make it too Sando but made it too Cass No. 9 instead. I wanted to walk from claim corner marker to each corner marker but only made it about 200ft from the SE claim marker. The reason was as i was going i just couldn't resist digging up (everything) hot rocks lol. I used the GM1000 today and its seriously sensitive and to be honest i like my EQ800 way better. I didn't find any gold but i did find 2 bird shot and...waaait for it....i found a new friend lol!! And here below is my new friend! lol. I named him "ClaimJump"
  40. 1 point
    Well, it's that time of year, again. It's starting to get nice out during the day, but I thought I would get in one more nighttime hunt. And this last night hunt treated me well. I explored a new area about a mile from where I had found gold before. The rain really has changed the roads and washes in this area. Many areas were nearly unpassable. But I managed to get there with my trusty 4x4 and went out into the night feeling a little crazy (by myself) as I am many times. And the only thing that makes that crazy feeling fade away, is when you find that first piece of gold. And then the stars align and everything seems normal, again. Friday night's total came out to 7.25 grams. Some pictures didn't come out so well. Photography just doesn't work too well at night.
  41. 1 point
    Hey everyone, Here is the video of my first ever hillside nugget, AND first piece of gold with the EVO Coil! Subscribe and ring that bell for a chance to win a 3.6 Gram nugget. Thank you for the support!
  42. 1 point
    Looking in our secret spot. Gearhead, My Dad and I, We managed to pull up 4 nice pieces of gold. I finally found my first piece with the EVO Coil on my 5000! The Other three were found with the 7000. Great day, amazing weather, and awesome gold! Video Coming Soon! https://www.youtube.com/arizonagoldhunters
  43. 1 point
    Left the bakery at 06:00 got to the new area and was suited up and beeping by 07:00. Got 20 feet from the truck and got a good strong signal, was thinking can't get any better than this. Raked a little dirt back with the scoop and then ran the scoop filled dirt over the coil, yep it's in there. A long ago spent .22 short cartridge! Kept going and got about 200 yards away and spotted a hornets next on the side of a tree about waist high.The size of a 20 gallon barrel. Normally those boys are all over you before you can spot them, guess these were still asleep. Did a perfect 180 and headed for the slave digs only a few yards away. About an hour later almost ran face first into a yellow jackets nest, got close enough to see them packed on the bottom side and all moving like they do just before attacking, another fast 180 and half and hour later was at the truck sipping a cup of coffee when I spotted about 1/4 mile away heavy brown smoke headed my way, threw everything in the back and hurried away. Those heavy weeds were higher than the P/U cab and they burn really fast. Thinking maybe tomorrow would be batter.
  44. 1 point
    Found these near Helena. Big one (my biggest so far) weighed in at 25g and smaller one is 4.5g.....total was just over 1 ozt. Wished all my hunts were similar to this!...lol Oh yeah....I lost a little dink but after the big one I could have cared less...
  45. 1 point
    There is no way to be certain of the ethnic or cultural background of the person who made this necklace. Nor of the person who wore it. But it is a modern creation in an "Native American" style. The white beads are modern creations as well as the hematite beads, stringing material terminations and clasps. The bear is carved using the 12 step method that every novice carver uses to carve a human face or a bear. It was carved with a rotary tool and finished with a riffler. It looks as if the details were carved from a cast blank. The bird fetishes protrude with sharp corners and are sharp and crisp and the plated silver clasp is bright. It is not an old piece. If the "turquoise" is polymer a hot pin will certainly melt it. But most quality fake turquoise is dyed Howellite and will not melt. You can generally see places on a dyed stone where the dye pooled and created a darker spot.Especially around the hole. Most dyed stones are dyed on a string and the dye will collect in the gaps between the stones and be a bit darker. A quick streak test on a corner will show you if the turquoise is a dyed stone. You will see the light colored Howellite under the dyed surface. While an ethnic or cultural assessment of the creator/wearer is not possible the social identity of the wearer can be fairly accurately assumed. They were no more than middle class, probably under 50 years old, probably female and identify as bohemian. They were probably culturally American and genetically white European but claim to have "indian blood". They wear this style jewelry to project this self image to other caucasions. Many of these people make their own jewelry. So this could be a bead stringer's creation as well. Many fair haired women gather on Tuesday nights to get in touch with their native selves. Beading groups are popular everywhere these days. A big part of that is the "Native American Cultural" style. Art and crafts fairs are replete with white women with feathers woven into their hair selling their spiritual creations. I would venture to say that the item was created by a person of color for sale to a person who lacked cultural identity. This is a niche heavily marketed to in reservation gift shops and just south of the border. Lots of this type of jewelry is sold in these venues. Art and crafts markets are also common sources for "indianesque" pieces of jewelry like these. It could be "Native American" style jewelry made by people with "Native American" genetics. It is possible the artist also identified culturally as a Native American. So I guess it can be as "Native American" as a person wants it to be depending on their definition of "Native American". Bob
  46. 1 point
    I thought this was about small detector finds? This was from my last trip.... Small but not the smallest I've found..just showing possibility.
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    Welcome! Oh, how I miss the South Bay! I lived in IB front r a number of years, but being on a fixed income, it got out of my price range in 2012. However, AZ has surprised me! And there's more CA transplants every day.....
  50. 1 point
    Here are a few from a trip last year. I call the top one ‘the mask’. Can’t wait to get back! Soon...
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