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  1. I was out on another one of Arizona's (of-late) gloomy-overcast days down in the lower desert today. It wasn't bad, I'm just used to our Arizona sunshine out there. Anyway, I have never claimed to be, nor do I even desire to be a hard rock miner having to do all that heavy pick'n and hammering etc., etc.,etc., but lately have been forced into it. These three nuggets that I got today forced me to dig deep into my arsenal of angled-screwdrivers, prying devices; and then finally I resort to using my heavy duty pick and spade to get the final nugget out from it's deeply-embedded hiding spot wi
  2. Hello Adam,...I got the three (center line and to the right) yesterday during that gloomy-overcast day; and the hot dog-shaped one (on the left) a couple days before; all from (roughly) the same spot. I also managed to run across a small pocket of 7-small-rounded-ones just down stream a bit on another day a week-or-so before,... but didn't post them. I haven't seen ya post much lately,..whats up?? Gary
  3. "Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm "Hand Stacking"" .......And look what they missed. Gary
  4. Good ideas Lanny,.............Ya mean doing something like this:???? The boulders where too big for me to pick up, so I just undermined them, detected and then either rolled them or slid them into a spot where I had already detected. I put that large rock under that large boulder in the third photo, and then undermined it and detected under it,......the boulder has sense moved down into the hole due to rains and creak flow. Was it worth it?????,............"YEP!!!" Gary
  5. Alright Tom,...you will have to excuse my (possible-lack-of) technical knowledge here, but what is a SPOT ??,.......and if it is the answer to communicating with another out in the hills, why didn't it help you find Luke on the outing that you where referring to, as well as alleviate a communication issue when your dad got lost(?) (as he just posted)??? Ya know its one thing to say (as you stated above: Im stuck in the 70s ) to not want to use a cell phone to communicate, ......but as a result of not utilizing such technology, that may develope into a major issue to get stuck out in the hill
  6. "WOW";...My wife makes fun of me because I only have a cheap-o flip-phone (Tracphone from Walmart),..and usually only use it "should" an emergency pop-up while out in the hills,..which it hasn't thus far in over ten years of packing it with me. ,...........But, ya never know when something will break down ( including you and I);.. and like ET,.. need to call someone for help.
  7. Why don't you guys just use your cellphone's to communicate?? They don't work out in the field??? I'll give you my number and you can call me when you're ready to go and meet somewhere!!!!!!!!! Gary
  8. Hey Kyle,...let me know where you will be, and I'll meet you there; ever done any "kim'n in the area??? You might be surprised to see what you are currently missing. Gary
  9. Doc,..........."it's a "Piece-of-cake",......No big deal. I had my right eye done a few years ago thru the VA, which outsourced it to an outside doctor. As I remember they put me to sleep so I didn't feel a thing, and when I woke up my wife had to drive us home, but no after affects, and I could read and see better. I also have the initial affects of glacoma in my left eye and am waiting on the VA to determine if it is bad enough to have the surgery on it as well. I also prior to that (years before) had tears in my retina in one eye which initially blinded me (freaked me out at the
  10. Hey,... I lost a crevicing tool.. Gary
  11. Hey Luke,.........Happy B.D. to ya................I can remember when I attained that age,............I just can't remember what I was do'n back then (but it must have fun at the time). We still haven't gotten together to prospect some new spots as yet Gary
  12. Good Post Doc,...........Here's one I came across a year ago in November,......can you see it in the first photo????? It had curled up in a hollowed-out cow paddy that had dried up and crumbled away, thus leaving a circular cavity for it to encircle itself into. It was actually asleep laying there when I walked up on it from behind. I would have stepped right on it had my eye not noticed the circular shape, which stopped my in my tracks. I left it alone, went on up the wash detecting and came back about 30-minutes later and then took some photo's facing-it, ...and it was still asleep!!!!
  13. Y-A-A-A-A-H-O-U Billiam,...........Nice Ones.
  14. You are right Mike,... and every one that I come across, I rename it (to put it mildly),.... and call it: "SMACK!!!" I have Zero-tolerance for them, and pretty-much react instantly. I also have been tagged by one of them when I was about ten, and have had many, -many close calls with them when moving rocks and boulders. I always wear gloves with my fingers covered. I especially keep my eyes open for them when I am moving semi-damp grass, leaf clutter, or dried moss out of a creak bed; they just thrive there. They are just one more thing out in the Arizona desert that pokes, bites, scr
  15. Go onto Google and type in: Prescott National Forest camping,.......click on the first listing, which should provide you all info about camping around Lynx Creek. Also, on the left side click on Rocks and Minerals, and then Gold Panning under that caption to give you info about that.. There is also Enchanted Forest Trail Campground ( on Corley Road) a few more miles down farther down Walker Road. I think that the camping there is free (???) The road takes you down into Smith Ravine, which drains right into the Lynx Creek ( 34 deg 29' 43" N 112 deg 22' 39" W ) ..... this is a free panni
  16. Here it is after a nitric acid bath,.............looks much better,........ It initially weighed in at 1.0 grams with all that poop on it,...now it's .98 of-a-gram,........close enough to a gram for me....Guess I'll keep it... Gary
  17. Well, it was bound to happen eventually, and today it did,.....I found my "ugliest" gold nugget ever!!!! I was exploring some new ground when I got a real strong and well-defined signal just under a 4"-or-so (shelf) drop in exposed bedrock. The small (10" round ) area was covered with green grass, which also contained an over abundance of intertwined roots that really became a pain when trying to clear them away. Every time I swung my coil over this area ( after pulling out dirt and small rocks) it .....screamed...., and gave off the same noise as I had heard 6-times today after unearthing 6-c
  18. "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
  19. Nice looking gold mariposa,........you must have found a war zone considering all the shells, lead and buckshot; nice clean bedrock too. Gary
  20. Dang Tom,....How do you kneel down onto all that jagged bedrock without knee protection???????????? I'm in pain just looking at that. Gary
  21. Got Soaked twice today. But it felt GREAT compared to all that summer heat-crap!!! Gary
  22. Yea, in the past, especially during the summer months I would usually use a "Mosquito net head covering" and carry a can of OFF bug spray with me to ward-off the biting fly's (deer fly's) that won't let you alone up here on and around the Lynx Creek area. But I had never been down to this area (this was in the lower desert area) just after a "late" monsoon storm, so I didn't even think about being prepared for an all-out-attack of famished-skeeters that day. And as for them arguing where to eat me,...there was no arguing about it,.............it was right there just outside my pickup door!!
  23. I have been working on my house up here most every day since April (of this year) UGH ; making repairs, upgrades, painting inside and out etc., etc., etc. all for the sole purpose of putting it on the market to sell. So, due to that purpose and because of the excessive heat, I haven't been out much, nor down into the lower desert areas...and have also become antzeeeee and rar'n to get back out. ...Well about a week-or-so ago we where getting some fairly good (late) monsoon rains and I saw on Accuweather where they where slamming an area pretty hard that I wanted to explore. I had been to
  24. Well, "There-ya-go",.............That's right, it was $9.00 to ship them to ya,............I hope you qualified??? to have speakers "included" in the new headphones???? I really wasn't sure if I did until I actually got mine in the mail from them........ You really can't expect much these days and only spend $9 bucks for them . ..............,....Just messing with-yaaaaaaaaaaaa... Gary
  25. Hey NvAuMiner, I just found my shipping receipt for those Koss UR30's. As I remember, the only thing that I had to pay was to ship them to KOSS, plus whatever they charge ($15-20) to ship the new ones to me. I just put an explanation in the box as to what the headphones where doing (issues) and shipped them to the following address: Koss Stereophones, 4129 N. Port Washington Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53212>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Their phone # to contact them (as per exact-dollar-amount (send a check) to mail with the old headphones) is: 800-872-5677. H
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