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  1. I maybe mistaken but I think Preston's last name is spelled "Vickery", but this could be another Preston Vickery, Preston has been mentioned a few times over the years on this forum, here's a link to a article about Preston and him finding pocket gold. http://www.goldgold.com/pocket-hunting-for-gold.html Is this the same Preston you referring too Bob?
  2. Happy Birthday Johnno, I hope you have a great day!
  3. Missy, I have many relatives who live in Florida and I know for a fact that Florida has very few if any true rocks throughout most of Florida, with the exception of maybe the panhandle....BUT what the state does have is lots of ancient coral and agatized coral, the state rock/stone is agatized coral, in most states if you dig deep enough you will eventaully hit bedrock, not so in Florida..but if you dig deep enough you will hit coral most everywhere, the majority of the state sit on this ancient coral and it is used or once was as building materials just as rock and stone is many other places. I think this is what you have, a BIG chunk of coral, as far as the "bones", I guess that when the coral was alive and growing it could have grown over and or on a dead animal skeleton of some type.
  4. I would say if gold has been found there before then yes it's a good place to hunt, if it hasn't been hunted to death but even then there always seem to be a missed nugget or two in most areas, what the history is in an area is your best friend and the only way to make friends with that history is research!
  5. Yes indeed we do!!! If you had looked down the listings on page 1 a ways you would have found his lateast topic on the awesome outcome!!
  6. You will have to wait for others who are more knowledgeable than I to answer your questions on how they test to have a meteorite certified, but from the little I have read about the testing it's seems to be a very exact and professionally done process, as far as faking fusion crust I doubt it can be done well enough if at all, especially so to fool the scientists who do the actual certification testing. That being said I guess someone even a I.M.C.A. "member" could fake a certification certificate so it would be up to you to follow up on the documentation to see if it's is authentic by contacting who certified the specimen.
  7. I'm not an expert but I do know that as far as Lunar meteorites go they look nothing like other more common meteorites, they look so much like earth rocks that I think most meteorites hunters dismiss them as a earth rock since they are or were very uncommon finds for the average meteorite hunters, that may have changed due to hunters educating themselves as to what to look for. As far as to the question concerning Martians meteorites I know nothing about them so I can't give a possible explanation. That being said if you get a Lunar that has the proper certification I would say you should be safe and have a genuine Lunar.
  8. I tend to agree with Homefire, use the 4500 first until you learn it...then and only then consider on modding it, if for some reason you decide to later sell the 4500 you will probaly have a better chance selling it in orginal condition especially if it still has some of the warranty left on it..
  9. Lanny, I believe this was one of if not the first writings penned by you I ever read a few years ago and by far one of my favorites, written well enough I was tripping and sliding down the slope with you! Your writings always brings to mind Robert Service and one of his writings seems to me to fit you very well..... “Yet it isn't the gold that I'm wanting So much as just finding the gold. It's the great, big, broad land 'way up yonder, It's the forests where silence has lease; It's the beauty that thrills me with wonder, It's the stillness that fills me with peace.”
  10. Just to clarify, are you sayin these items are no longer for sale?
  11. Get some "Whink Rust Stain Remover", it containts a low percentage of hydrofuloric acid, very nasty stuff in high percentages, but as long as you wear gloves you will not be at any risk using the Whink, it's made for household cleaning, rust stains in toliets, etc...BUT do follow the instructions on the bottle, you really don't want it to get on your skin, and don't breathe any vapors, and avoid it getting on any glass as it will etch the glass, so use a plastic container to soak your nugget in, also to be on the safe side do this outside. Since it's low percentage of hydrofluoric acid it will eat away most everything but the gold but very slowly, so you can easily judge when you want to stop soaking the nugget, it can take several days to a week or more. Whink makes other rust remover products but be sure this is what you get as the others won't do much if anything to cleanup your nugget. https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/whink/rust-stain-and-removers/rust-stain-remover https://www.walmart.com/ip/Whink-Rust-Stain-Remover-16-fl-oz/15716648 More safety info on hydrofluoric acid. https://ehs.princeton.edu/laboratory-research/chemical-safety/chemical-specific-protocols/hydrofluoric-acid https://www.rustoleum.com/MSDS/ENGLISH/1291.pdf
  12. Please post a good photo, hard to say what is best to do with it without seeing it.
  13. While I'm sure this info will possibly help someone in the future, I will say Bill started this topic and posted his question in 2011 but hasn't visited the forum since December 2013.
  14. Happy Birthday Bob, I hope you had a great day!
  15. Tom, I had to enable all notifications settings trying to help another member who hasn't been receiving the ones he follows, etc. Check what the topic in this forum section and what I posted about this issue linked below and make sure you have followed what I outlined, if you're still having issues let me know and I'll try and check on your settings in the ACP to see if that will solve this issue. You can post back here or in the linked topic and I'll see it and follow up on it.
  16. Happy Birthday Tom, I hope youhave a great day!
  17. Frank when a photo is hard to see clearly, click on the photo and it will open in a black box, then click on it again and it will open in another broswer "tab" and be much bigger, then if you click on it again usually it will become huge, so much so you will have to scroll the page up and down, left to right to view the entire photo, sometimes if the photo is out of focus it will be very blurry at that point and you will not be able to make out many details, if that's the case click on it again and it will return to the original size, in this case Adam's photo is very readable in the very large size.
  18. Happy Birthday Joe, I hope you have a great day!
  19. There one posted in the classifieds on the Arizona Outback forum.
  20. I would say grin and bear it, but in this case skip the grinning!!
  21. It might take a bit of time before it would produce a streak Bob but I suspect the streak would be brown.
  22. What I do is "think like a snake", if I were a snake where would I be and why, if I see just an area then I'm cautious in that area, of course to do this you have to know a little bit about snakes and their habitat in the area you're in.
  23. Happy birthday David, I hope you have a great day!
  24. Brownnugget, I think you need to be wearing 2 of those hats, very nice nugget well worth the price of a second hat!!!
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