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  1. Nice looking knife Terry;,..............$123.48.................."In a New York minute".
  2. Hey Chris, I just watched the first video ( Improving you prospecting skills),.....Very Informative "INDEED"!!!!!!!!!; and although I am familiar with most of the "How-too's" of gold prospecting and do utilize most of this information in my own hunting, you did bring up a "number" of aspects (important-considerations) of prospecting that I can see that I had not been utilizing in the past (over the years); may be a bit "rusty-at-considering" of-late; or was in need of a good reminder that these other considerations can play an important role in being more successful out there. I think that just this one video alone would make a world - of- difference for anyone who is relatively new to the gold prospecting "challenge" (and /or) for those who have been detecting for a year or more and have yet to find their first nugget. I always enjoy reading about Improving prospecting skills from anyone who has researched and used the different aspects of this gold-seeking-Challenge, been Successful at it, and is willing to pass this Relevant information on so that "Others" who are willing to listen, read, and learn can gain valuable knowledge to utilize on their own where ever they are in gold country. ALSO, I am glad to see and read something "WORTH-WHILE-TO-READ " on this forum for a change!!! Something Informative instead of Bias; Something Helpful instead of Argumentative; Something many can use and benefit-by instead of being closed-minded--closed-mouthed-and Secretive as most are on this forum---Heaven forbid that anyone else would learn of your secret-spot, or your secret way of finding GOLD.................Again, just
  3. Tell you what Gary,....Unless you just "like the "HEAT"", I would not recommend either Bullhead City, nor Kingman for a move. I have lived and worked in both areas in my younger days working construction out in it, and now, the only time that I "may possibly go back for "any" reason" would be during the winter months. It isn't just the Heat over there, the Humidity drains you of energy during the day as well. So,...If you like to sweat, those are the places to be. As Mike mentioned earlier, Prescott has a VA facility (which I also go to for any of my medical) and the temps up around the Prescott / Prescott Valley area are usually 12 to 15 degrees cooler (on average) during the summer than the Phoenix-Scorch-temps that are the norm down there. Gary
  4. So adam,...is that equal to a 2/5'er ???
  5. KEENE SLUICE FOR SALE: The main northern streams and washes of Arizona (Lynx, Turkey and Wolf creek(s), Black Canyon, Salt river, Big Bug, etc.) are running “good” now due to the recent snow melt and "present"-run off(s); and should remain doing so for a few more months. And, this Sluice is setup and ready to stop and trap gold "Now". FEATURES: --High Production hand sluice (10-times faster than panning). --Wide flare (20”) for increased water flow. --Longer than mini’s for greater capacity. --Handle for balanced carrying. --Size: 3ft. (actual sluice length) (x) 10” wide;....20” wide at Flare-end ) …...50 ½” overall length (x) 4” deep. --weight is approx. 10 lbs. --Heavy duty latches. --Heavy Aluminum construction. --"NOT" a fold up unit. --Includes: sluice riffle tray, rubber classify screen (plus small roll of extra amount), and indoor / outdoor carpet (miner's moss—green,...plus small roll of extra amount). I am asking $125.00 . I will accept “Cash Only”...No Trades. I am located in Prescott Valley PM me if interested. Thanks,…Gary
  6. "WOW"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Those are "Beautiful!!!!!!!!" You actually made them yourself?????? I had (when I was younger) actually found "authentic"-Indian-arrow and spearheads here in Arizona, and in Northern Nevada that looked just like those in the 2nd, 4th and the 6th photos. That Obsidian one is gorgeous. I had also found many small (bird and small animal) arrowheads over my younger years that had been formed and shaped just like yours. The 3rd one looks like a Pedernalas point that is found around the Kerrville area of Texas. I found a number of those on my old-navy-buddies ranch there. You have quite the Talent.!!!...... I sold all of my real Indian arrowheads on Ebay over the last 2-3 years. ........................................"GREAT POST" ..........Gary
  7. Well THANKS GUYS for all the Happy Birthday-acknowledgements,....I actually haven't been out much lately (Tom's) as my wife had been diagnosed with breast cancer in November, so I have been taking her to kemo (spelling??) treatment-sessions, doctor's appointments, etc.,etc.,etc. of-which her last treatment is tomorrow. She will also be having 6-weeks of radiation-treatments starting in 2-3 weeks from now. She is holding her own through it all (although very week after the sessions) , is in positive spirits, and doing good. As for my "rumored-Age", ....to be quite honest, when I was in my teens I never dreamed that I would ever attain this age. Ya-know when you are young, age and aging are the farthest things on your mind (if they are there at all). I viewed "others" that where that age (then) as being old-fart-adults,....but I never thought that I would ever get that way -"also--eventually--too Actually, I really don't think about my age until someone brings up the subject, and then I have to stop and ask myself "how old am I ???" I really believe that age is a state-of-mind, and that you are only as old as you (yourself) want to be, ..or allow-yourself-to-be. You are the one that has control over how you feel age-wise. I may be 72 today, but mentally and physically I actually don't feel any older than about 30. I know that at times when I push myself that my mind says: I want to do this, and this, and this, and my body is saying: "Do what????,....are you NUTS,...I'm too old to do that!!! I was moving boulders and picking and shoveling and doing those kinds of physical activities when I was 25-30" But I have found that being active with physical exercise at my age is and has been beneficial, and keeps me strong. Where I see others at my age who are physically-week, have health issues, and actually go out of their way to not keep themselves in better shape. That to me is sad. Well, I appear to be rambling................ Thanks again. Gary
  8. Californian's have been moving here ever since I graduated from the old Prescott HS back in 1966,........now this northern part of the state is just Full-of-them; ...So, if you move up here, you ain't getting away from them
  9. The entrances (north and south) are currently Closed due to the heavy snow in the area;....may not open until spring??? Check with the Prescott National Forest Service. I don't know about the Bannie Mine area, that road is definitely Not maintained. There is probably a good 2-3 ft of snow up here yet.
  10. I try Bill,....that's why I post this "same-question-every-year " ....and I might be (really-am) ornery, but I'm not tight -fisted and secretive like you,...I mean come on...I asked to see what others have been finding gold-wise to "Liven-Up" this forum ("Gold-Wise"),;...and "what do you post????? only one nugget, and a couple of hand-fulls of rose quartz....I didn't ask to see your silly rose quartz collection I want to see one or two of your nuggets that you would probably claim that you don't have ;...I mean it isn't as if we could just reach into the forum and snatch them away from ya just for posting a picture;..and I can't speak for the others, but I haven't developed (as yet) the ability to extract the GPS Coord's from a posted picture of gold nuggets, although the idea does sound enticing. .............."Mess'n-with-ya-Bill..............
  11. Now there's some nice looking nuggets also,...I see the quartz mixed in with a couple of your nuggets, but is that ka-lee-che (spelling???) mixed in with the other nuggets??? I have found a couple of nuggets down around Rich Hill (here in Arizona) that had ka-lee-che almost covering them. I try Bill,....that's why I post this "same-question-every-year " ....and I might be (really-am) ornery, but I'm not tight -fisted and secretive like you,...I mean come on...I asked to see what others have been finding gold-wise to "Liven-Up" this forum ("Gold-Wise"),;...and "what do you post????? only one nugget, and a couple of hand-fulls of rose quartz....I didn't ask to see your silly rose quartz collection I want to see one or two of your nuggets that you would probably claim that you don't have ;...I mean it isn't as if we could just reach into the forum and snatch them away from ya just for posting a picture;..and I can't speak for the others, but I haven't developed (as yet) the ability to extract the GPS Coord's from a posted picture of gold nuggets, although the idea does sound enticing. .............."Mess'n-with-ya-Bill..............
  12. Nice looking Montana nuggets you got there,...where you dredging, sluicing, or what to get them?? I have one here from Arizona that resembles you center-photo'd one, only it only weighs in at 5.78 Grams,.....looks kind of like yours though. Thanks for responding to my post. Gary
  13. I have found me a couple of tobacco cans that looked just like that one,.........Nice Gold,..Thanks for responding,...Gary
  14. I kind of figured that there were some out there who where "just holding back" for "Some" reason not posting their finds??? The nuggets that I posted weighed in at 6.86 grams total;....where three of mid-size nuggets plus the second largest nugget came out of the same pocket together.....such a "brief-Rush".
  15. I don't know about year round, but I'm pretty sure there is water running in it now. If you can handle the cold, and cold wind Lynx Creek would be a better place to sluice. Rose creek might also be running fairly good. Gary
  16. I could have swore that it had been a Gold Forum (at one time),....ya know where you post pictures of real gold nuggets that you have actually found,....and not you tube crap. Guess no one likes posting any more, so I'll throw these on just for kicks-n-giggles. Had to move a few boulders "down-deep" on bedrock to get these. Gary
  17. I had no idea that someone could stack nor stretch Bull S@#t that high nor far????
  18. There is usually more than meets the eye when you come across spots like that, especially if you can move much of the overburden, and get up under the boulders.  Here is what I managed to unearth last month by lifting (if possible), undermining, and/or moving the boulders and the associated collections of rocks and dirt that backs up behind those boulders.  It's about 1-gram shy of a quarter oz.  Three of the smaller nuggets where in the same hole as the 2nd largest (a 1-gram +) nugget.  This methodology( although not many like utilizing it), keeps the O'l back and muscles in shape.  And the return on nuggets is much better than just swinging a detector.  Gary   


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      Nice Gary. This spot doesn't have to many boulders as large as I pictured. It has also been placered in the last 10 years or less by persons not completely thorough in their search, I'm sure P.I.'s have been through here too. The gold I find here is deep in black sand pockets, under boulders or up on the sides. I literally leave no stone unturned. The boulder pictured I actually moved left, right and propped it up to check underneath it so as not to miss anything. Its fun too me being able to pull gold from areas worked by others, but you have to put in the work and think outside the box as to the run of the wash and how it may have eroded to its current run.


    2. LowPoint


       "I literally leave no stone unturned.".........Sounds like me,.............Have fun.  Gary

  19. Dang, that boulder-bend looks somewhat like one of mine,....I can tell right off, you need some help moving some of those boulders to get down to the goodies. Wonder just how deep bedrock is under those boulders????
  20. That is true,...and as an experience, I am thankful for that fact;......I was down running some concentrates down around Greaterville about 15 years ago years on a winters day (it was cold, windy, overcast and just not that much fun being out). I had just set up my recirculating sluice up on a ridge about 12 ft above the wash and had brought my tools and a five gallon bucket down 3 to 4 ft below it on a rock ledge. Encountering a rattlesnake was the farthest thing on my mind considering how cold it was out. So I kneeled down and worked some of the material out of the bank; filled the bucket, and took it up on the ridge to run it thru the recirculating system. After running the material, back down on the ledge I scampered. I had just got myself comfortable kneeling on my knees and started poking at the bank material to loosen it. When I had gotten some loosed I went to adjust the bucket on my right side so that I could shovel into it. It was then that I caught a "glimpse" of something small and circular that caught my eye laying right next to my right boot. Upon looking closer at this object I was shocked to realize that it was a black-colored rattlesnake ( a small one -about a foot lone) that was laying there coiled up right next to ( within about an inch) my foot. It's head was pointing right towards my right leg. I instantly jumped back as a reaction, and almost fell off of the ledge. When I regained my composure I went back up and saw that it hadn't moved,... what I also realized was that it had been there when I initially kneeled down on the ledge the first time,..so, It could have tagged me during the time when I filled the first bucket, or when I came back down to fill the second one. I really don't know how I kept from stepping on it either time???? The snake was obviously too cold to move, as it was very stiff and sluggish when I picked it up. I took a couple of sticks and wedged up underneath it and carefully place it into a large mason jar that I had, and put the lid on real good,...........it was "show-n-tell" time. I took it home to show my wife and she almost freeked-out ( it had warmed up and was very active). Then the next day I took it into work to show my boss.....I said: "look what I found yesterday", as I slid the snake-filled jar across his empty desk to see what kind of reaction I would get. He jumped back and almost had a heart attack . I never could convince him go out into the hills with me after that ( funny how that happens). I kept the rattler in that jar until the next weekend and took it back out where I had found it and let it go in a ledge that went deeper into the mountain. Yep, there out there even in colder months. I walked up "behind" this one down in the lower desert last November. It had curled up in a small hole and was just laying there asleep!!!!! I went on up the wash for about an hour or so detecting, came back, and it was still there, So I took these photos of it, and just let it sleep. Gary
  21. I need to get me a "couple" of those Tom,......all of my old ones have become very-skunkey Of-late,........O well, just keep searching new ground. Gary
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