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Bugler last won the day on April 18 2016

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  1. Great story, Ron. Thank you for sharing! Bugler
  2. Chris, Thank you for your willingness to teach. I have your book and it is excellent! I have been detecting and studying geology on my own since 1994. I seem to hang on your every word and it has helped me time after time. I just got back from a weeklong trip into gold country here in Montana. I did not find gold this time but what a beautiful week in the high mountains it was. I was mainly looking for contacts, faults, and indications of mineralization. I have found many ounces of gold here in Montana but you do have to hunt for shallow enough ground for a detector. So much of the old placer ground is on private property now. Anyway, you always give me inspiration. Keep up the fine work. Bugler
  3. Just ordered mine, Reese. I am looking forward to reading your thoughts. Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge. Good luck with many sales. Bugler
  4. What beautiful GOLD! Tammy it took me three years to find my first gold and it was six little pickers in the AZ Desert. It seemed like after that gold was much easier to come by. You are setting quite a pace! Bugler
  5. Many warm regards from up here in Montana. Get well soon! Bugler
  6. Hello Kyle, When you mentioned the Johnnie area, it brought back a lot of memories from the late 90's. I spent a couple of weeks in the area and found a number of nuggets in a wash below a fairly shallow drift on the backside of the hill as you turn left off the highway going north. There was evidence of dry washing in the past in the wash. There were some claims in the area that I made sure to stay away from. The wild burros kept me company wherever I went in there. Good luck in your search! Bugler
  7. Excellent demonstration, Chet. How about submitting the article to the ICMJ as well. Bugler
  8. Way to go Chris! Wishing you and yours a healthy New Year! Bugler
  9. Lanny, Outstanding read along with outstanding gold. You certainly earn it. Your colorful tale telling makes for a good book if you ever get time. Much of your writing does remind all of us of the little facts that make a difference in finding gold or missing it. Do keep it up! Bugler
  10. Way to go Bill. I sure miss that AZ Desert in the winter. We just had two inches of snow last night and 24F this morning. My nugget hunting area has got to be under at least 10' to 12' of snow right now. I love to look at what is being found down there. Bugler
  11. Way to go Mike C! My detecting for gold is on hold until maybe June because my best hunting area is at least 10 feet under snow. I do get out and coin shoot around the lower elevations of Western Montana. Like you, I just enjoy the hunt! Good luck going forward. Bugler
  12. So good to see that gold detectors are still very active out there and getting many nice results. I remember when I first started detecting for gold in the Arizona desert back in 1994, I went out everyday for six months and never found a speck of gold. The second winter down near Quartzsite and with a new Goldbug II I had spent the morning digging junk and came upon another "bang" for a signal and started to walk away in disgust. My promise to myself was to "dig every target" so I went back and started digging again. I was not optimistic. Well, out popped a 1 1/2 oz. specie. I jumped and hollered and carried on. I wasn't taking pictures in those days and sorry I didn't. Anyway, many ounces and many wonderful nuggets later I started taking pictures. By the way, Uncle Ron, I am still using my old standby SD 2100 that I bought back in 1995. I use many coils and on the same ground. Here are a few pictures of gold taken from the hills and valleys of Montana.
  13. Many beautiful, beautiful gold finds on here. I will try to add just a few of mine found in Montana over the summers lately. The first one is of Mary holding baby Jesus. The second is of my goal fulfilled of filling a bathtub with gold nuggets (I had to get a miniature bathtub, however). It is full though. Lots of fun. Bugler
  14. Thank you all who have shared these resources! I have spent years doing my own searching both on land and in numerous books and bulletins. I have found my share of gold in the West but have many more prospects to understand. This forum has kept my blood surging thru the long winters of Montana. Again, thank you for all the posts. Bugler
  15. Very glad you made it through that experience, Shep. I have read many of your posts and appreciate your skill. Get back at it soon! Bugler
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