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  1. Hello Dryfly,...Welcome to the forum .......If you are interested, you might check out my YouTube channel:  ARIZONA GOLD NUGGET VENTURES.  For some reason it isn't listed with the more popular ones there???  I try to point out helpful tips on how and where to search for gold here in Arizona, and other gold bearing areas.  Good Luck to ya.  Gary

  2. 17 hours ago, LukeJ said:

    Hey Gary.  WTG on those nuggets !!  :head:

    The video was a bit shaky, but I realize you were on your phone camera.

    Are those the first 3 from that wash, or have you been working that one for awhile?

    "A bit Shaky?!?!..."LOL," I almost didn't post it at all, but these are about the only ones that have found down there since that Retched-Heat  came in over the summer.  It's cooler now and I'm ready to get back at it.  Yea, I got in a hurry that morning and didn't take my GoPro (curses!!!) 

    By-the-way,...You've been to that wash.  

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  3. It's been about 15 or-so years ago when I had a run in with some bees that I will never forget.  I was an outside sales rep for an industrial products company in Tucson and was up promoting our products at the copper mine not far from Mammoth, Arizona.  I had just left the ball mill and was heading back to Tucson in the afternoon when I decided that I needed to take a leak,.."Bad".  I was just coming up to a couple of abandoned buildings, so I thought I'd cruise in behind and do my duty.  So, without paying much attention to the surroundings (due to my urgency) I whipped around the corner of the building, unzipped my pants, and let the flood gates flow....I no more than started feeling relief when all of a sudden something hit me around my left ear, and then another something hit me on my left arm ( I had a short sleeve shirt on), but I wasn't stung.  It was about then a couple came in at my face, as I looked up and saw that there was about a dozen bees on the old building wall about 8-10 ft above me, and many more within a scraggly-hole in the wall.  "OH CRAP!!"  So here I am peeing all over myself trying to zip my pants up, trying to run to my pickup, and franticly swatting the dozen-or-so that changed their mode of attack, and where starting to sting me as I ran.  My pickup wasn't more than about 10-12 ft away, but they where on me Big Time.  As I opened the door and slammed it behind me I could hear them hitting the driver's side window ( glad that I had left it rolled up), as they came at me full speed.  Not only that, but three of them had been close enough to follow me into the pickup;.... so I was thrashing and swatting in the cab to keep them off.  I eventually smashed-off their attacking actions, and made sure there were no more in the cab,...But it wasn't without getting stung, as they got me three different places, the worst-of-which was in the upper-left eye lid, which swelled up tight enough that I couldn't see out of it for a few days.  It actually swelled shut on the trip back to Tucson.  I don't care what reference-name you call bees,..:old:...Bees' will be Bees!!!!  And sometimes it doesn't take much to piss-them-Off,,,Hmmmmmm  :89: :poostorm:    

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  4. On 7/21/2020 at 5:09 PM, Bedrock Bob said:

    Here is what she says...

    This is the good stuff.


    This is what she uses for everything else.




    She tells me graphite and India ink for detailed surfaces that don't need sealing. Graphite and white glue for wood and porous material. Graphite and naphtha for plastics works good. But she prefers the pre mixed formula for all her work. She does a lot of stone setting and rings.  Medallions and such. Not so much plating but electroforming. 

    I think that spray is probably just graphite and naphtha from the looks of it. But that is just an assumption.

    Here is a link to the Safer Solutions copper paint.



    And I found the spray lube on Amazon. I bet you can get it at the auto parts store.



    Hope that helps. It is all new to me. 

    Hey Bob,... Does she do lapidary work, and if so, does she use authentic turquoise in her stone settings and rings????  I have some Old Kingman Arizona Turquoise nuggets from out of the mines around that area that I may be interested in selling if she is a buyer.  Here is a picture of a couple that I have listed on ebay.  Gary





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  5. Hey Tom,...Pretty Cool,....If that is pendant-size you could attach a gold or copper chain to it and list it on EBAY.  I bet you would get a real good response from some of those "old"  quartz-crystal-heads (hippies) from the early 50's and 60's that attached mystical-value to them.   :89:  I have actually sold a number of quartz crystals on EBAY over the years.  Gary  :200:

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  6. 16 hours ago, TomH said:

    Glad to hear about the rain! We need rain and chiggers   :) Not to bad down here right now. 88F. Feels kind of cool out. A very mild monsoon so far. But, that can flip on a dime. 

    Tom H. 


    I don't know about chiggers????  I've never had any issues with them up here,...........You flatlanders down there in Phoenix must have to deal with them !?!,......when it gets real humid and hot up here I've had to deal with thrip, and those peskey, biting flys though.  "Hey", we got a much better rain (and more-like) monsoon rain up here today.  It came in hard and thrashing with lightning, thunder and came down in buckets for about 20-minutes-or-so,.........I was hoping for more of a "Biblical-type" downpour...something along the lines of a constant and consistent 20 inches of rain over a 30-minute period,..that way all this cursed-overburden would be washed down to Phoenix. :4chsmu1: :inocent: Gary

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  7. 7 hours ago, TomH said:

    Nice finds Gary!   Not so much the heat up there as the dern humidity! We were up there in Aug camping and it rained. It was so Awesome and cool that day/night. The next day was absolutely brutal. I drank my whole 3 liter back pack just going up one wash. Thats all I did was one wash that day :) Altitude change kick my butt up there also. 


    Tom H. 


    Hello Tom H,......Well, we finally got some rain up here today!!!!!!!!!!!!  YAHOOOOOO,.. and it's nice and cool at 9PM tonight (it's a well-welcomed 65 deg right now),......going to be some very nice sleeping with all the windows open tonight!!!  Tomorrow and Saturday are supposed to be about the same with rain and more thunder storms.  Boy, I don't know how you guys handle it down there in the valley???? To Hot for me. :evil1:    Gary  :200:

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  8. Well Hello Luke,.....

    Sure glad this "ISN'T" one of those "Way-To-present, AND Way-to-frequent"  Leftest, ...Rightest, ...Political, ....Opinionated, ...Extreemest,...Conspiracy Theoryest  Bull Sh.... posts that persist on this forum these days;...  I'ts gotten to where it's not even worth posting a picture on here any more,....But, for the sake of what gold has been found lately I'll post a couple just to keep the subject on track.  The last photo (of the vile of gold) is what I have accumulated thus far by panning-out concentrates at home.  So far I have only 2.15 grams of: specks, flakes, slivers, some wire gold, safety pin head size nuggets, sub-pickers, and a couple actual pickers.  I'ts been way-too frig'n HOT even up here to go out much.  Keep er-Safe out there.......  Gary 



    4.10 Grams.JPG


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  9. Hey Rebel,  If you haven't already, you might check out a few of my video's on YouTube that might be of help to ya to get to those nuggets.  My channel is entitled:  ARIZONA GOLD NUGGET VENTURES.  Here is one of them......Good Luck out there.    Gary



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  10. On 6/10/2020 at 7:08 AM, mariposagoldbag said:

    Finally got a decent size Nugget out here in Arizona!  Couldn't of done it without Lowpoint, thanks Gary....for everything!


    3.54 Grams


    No problem,....You definitely covered some ground that day to finally get that nugget,...Persistence pays off.  :yesss:

    This what I got out there today.    :barnie:  Gary


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  11. 31 minutes ago, DesertTramp said:

    I'm new to this forum, as you probably already figured out :rolleyes:. I read your forum on leaf blowers for dry washers and realized,  most of the people who I was reading about/from were here in the Phoenix area. I belong to several other forum from other areas. And what a better place to learn, from people in your own vicinity. I know gold is pretty much the same world wide, yet how to find it varies from one location to the next. I'm relatively new to prospecting. I have a 3" dredge, dry washer, sluice box and metal detector. I've pretty much figured out the use of it all, except the metal detector. Which I'm still struggling with (I think). Finding lots of bird shot, .22 bullets and casing, etc. That 1st piece of gold still eludes me. That's were the problem lies. I'm not quite sure we're to look. Close to the creek, away from the creek, or in the creek. Or.... in my back yard?🤔

    Hello DesertTramp,   Welcome to the forum,........I have a YouTube Channel named: ARIZONA GOLD NUGGET VENTURES that you might check out and Subscribe to that may help you find that 1st of-many-nuggets.  My first  three video's are informative enough to indicate "Where" to look while out metal detecting.  Good Luck out there.  Gary

  12. 5 minutes ago, Mike C... said:

    My thoughts exactly-sure would help :inocent: Mike C...:200:

    "Sure would help "WHAT?????"":89:  You're Video-Fix???   I have posted dozens of photos of nuggets over the years on this forum "after" I had dug them up out of the ground, and that doesn't make them any less of a nugget, nor does it make it any less of a fact that I did "Indeed" find them and dig them,.......do you consider them to be only valid nuggets if and when they are actually video'd during extraction???????HMMMMMMM  I don't recall ever seeing any nuggets of yours posted on this forum  "CURIOUS......."  Gary  :89:    

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  13. 35 minutes ago, LukeJ said:

    Great gold Gary.  :thumbsupanim

    It's too bad you weren't able to dig those two big ones on video.  Maybe next time...

    Take it easy out there, it's getting warm.   :Just_Cuz_06:

    Well THANKS LUKE,... AND THANKS TO YOU FOR COMMENTING AS WELL,....  Actually I had video'd the 4.86 gram nugget when I first found it, but I have been having trouble with my computer (some kind of Microsoft OneCloud sync issue???)  and I couldn't Upload it to my YouTube channel,...and in the process It got deleted UGH!!!!:grr01:   Still trying to get used to videoing, digging and/or remembering to bring my camera when I go out.......Take er Easy.   Gary

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  14. 1 hour ago, Relichunter2016 said:

    Nice video...great background music....in the end i thought it was going to be a nugget..but as we all have been there before...:ROFL: more of that old miners trash. I'll check out your YouTube and subscribe..as I have not been out in a while do to Covid honey do lists around the house have been taken my time. Be careful out there ...and good hunting this year.

    THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT as well,...........There is two photo's of two different nuggets at the end of the video.  I had just found the 4.86 Gram one in that wash a week before, but didn't have my camera with me;,...And the second photo is of the 5.78 Gram one that I also found in that wash only about a month ago,..........I am also very familiar with the honey-do's around the house of-late..............  Gary

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  15. 3 hours ago, Dakota Slim said:

    LowPoint, you made your original post 23 hours ago, and you posted a video. Being that this is the kickoff day of a holiday weekend maybe people are a bit too busy right now to pull up a chair and watch your video or check out your facebook page. I was kind of expecting to see photos of nuggets. Your rant is interesting though. When I get a chance I'll check out the video to see the nuggets. 

    THANKS FOR COMMENTING,........The photo's are there for your viewing right at the end of the video ( I did not find the nuggets that day, nor during the videoing),.................And, I'm not talking about those viewing my post now,...I'm talking about those (roughly) 80 personages who viewed it before Tom H. (who at least gave me the consideration of a comment) yet didn't even bother to make a simple acknowledgement of my sharing the video.  So, for myself, and anyone else for that matter,....Why even share and post anything on this forum, when all you get is negative or null returns??? 

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  16. 3 hours ago, Old Tom said:

    Gotta agree with you bro on all points, keep up keeping up and good luck.  Nice nuggets. 

       Old Tom

    "THANK YOU" TOM SR,......I Appreciate your viewing and Commenting,........I  remembered in the past when I would find a sort-of-big nugget you would always say: Hey,... I'm supposed to find all those chuncky ones  LOL    Gary

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  17. 31 minutes ago, TomH said:

    I actually saw a decline in post answers when the forum went over to the Face Book style. Easier to hit like or whatever  than to type out a reply. Just my thoughts. For some reason I only saw one. Will have to watch it again. Ah, I saw it. I clicked out of it too fast :) 

    Tom H. 

    That's alright Tom,..one of my subscribers on my YouTube channel only say the one nugget as well,...HMMMMM????..... Gary

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  18. Hey Tom,...."THANKS" for RESPONDING, AND COMMENTING,.....  It used to be on this forum that when a post was made and shared like this that it's members would comment and participate; and I would have thought that out of 81 viewings that there would be "others" like-yourself to chime-in as well;...........Guess this post was Just-Not Political enough,......Not Personal enough,.....Not Private enough,....Not Bias enough,...Nor Important enough for "Others" to commit-to further conversation............OK,....Guess everyone here is "Just a Viewer" 

    "OH", by the way,....Those are two different nuggets,.... one at 4.86 Grams, and the other at 5.78 Grams,......... not just one nugget. 

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  19. 17 hours ago, LukeJ said:


    Yeah, the big one was about a foot deep.  There were a couple rocks piled there to start.  You can see them in the upper right.

    To be completely honest, I'm not sure I detected the nugget initially.  It may have been noisy rocks to start, but then after they were moved, a good signal developed.  Plus the coil was closer to the target at that point.   From there, it was a little less than a foot to hardpack.  Looked like hardpack/decaying bedrock where I plucked the nugget from.  I didn't dig it all up since I had just got there and wanted to detect upstream more if I'm 'already' finding 1 grammers.  I did re-check the hole again before pushing the gravels back and moving on.  Later, I stopped by there and moved a few rocks, but didn't pick up anything else.  I'll get the little ones eventually.  :D

    Dang Luke,...that wash looks like it is perfect for placering, as long as your lower back is up to it.  I found a tributary of the Lynx a few years ago like that.  I skimmed-off and removing a 3 ft by 6 ft section of the wash  removing all of the rocks and overburden down to within 2" to 3" of bedrock (needed to allow for some that had not settled on the bottom) and then detected that stretch.  Progressed in this manner all the way up the wash ( about 40 ft ) until I started to run out of nuggets.  Got many nuggets out that way.  Let me know if ya need any help..........:laught16:   Gary  :200:

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