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  1. I've heard from a few others that they can't get on the site either. It seems to be worse if you have some 'history' there because it isn't indexed any more and will have to wait to be repaired.
  2. The last couple of week have produced a couple of nice gold jewelry finds. One is a nice wedding ring with diamonds and the other that I found yesterday is a 13.6 g gold chain.
  3. I was not able to get on with this Chromebook at first. I thought it was 'my' problem or my son had done something wrong. I researched it and was not able to correct things on my end but I was able to get on the site with another computer. That worked until last night when I started looking around other profile details and it shut me out again. Chase has been left in charge of the website while Steve is 'away.' He can only kick of the spammers and doesn't have full administrative rights so Steve needs to fix it. I sent an email to Simon and he said the membership/ID tables are corrupted and Steve needs to fix it. He said it has happened before to Steve's forum. Now I know how it felt when JW and Simon were not able to read or post on their forum of choice.
  4. Some of us here also use Detector Prospector. Recently it has not been possible to logon to your account because an Error message would prevent it. I was able to logon with another computer until last night and now I can't get on. The administrator now can't fix the tables to make it function properly so getting to your content will be difficult at best. This reminds me of when I lost lots of content years ago that was deleted by Chris Gholson. We've all seen websites go down and/or disappear. Be careful out there and make a backup of content if you can. Mitchel
  5. Someone is going to be reading your palm with that photo. It is a good nugget, too.
  6. Oh my goodness ... you hit on some good ones there Frank! You were so excited about the first one that the camera was shaking. (I see now it is a video.) WTG. Mitchel
  7. I just renewed my WSPA membership. There is land owned by the group now in Gold Basin which should begin a new chapter in Arizona claims. Contact 1515Art (Clark) if you have any questions. https://nuggetshooter.ipbhost.com/profile/27513-1515art/
  8. wk, Have you held a meteorite with a fusion crust? Fusion crust looks quite different than the piece you have shown here. It would not cover an entire piece in most cases. What part of Florida did you find it? If you are near the Space Coast you may have found metal debris but it doesn't look like a meteorite. Mitchel
  9. That be the GOOD stuff. Thanks for the pics. I've got a couple of boys I hope to get out detecting in a few years. I hope they enjoy it. Mitchel
  10. I have spoken with Dr. Alan Rubin and UCLA no longer accepts suspected meteorites. It seems that upon expert analysis in some cases they say that the sample in question is not a meteorite. The 'client' (unsolicited sender) has declared UCLA wrong and have not accepted their findings. It has turned into more than just verbal or email battles in some cases. UCLA and Dr. Rubin don't need this type of grief. Everyone always wants their meteor wrong back and there is no provision for that or agreement what to do about a meteorite. It was simpler in the past when people were willing to give UCLA a piece of a meteorite in exchange for identification help.
  11. Cavanaugh This cross was found on a sandy beach in Santa Monica Bay. It has the partial 'sense' of something hand made in Mexico but it is not with Spanish/Indian design. I would guess now that it may have been a cross purchased in Ethiopia and brought here or it was made there and purchased by someone here. I don't really get the impression it was wave/surf tossed for a number of years. The 'eye' for the chain was packed with sand but it wasn't solid. I cleaned it with just a bit of vinegar before I took the pictures. I don't know how to continue to look back at the story of it. Maybe I should go to an Ethiopian church site but there are so many other things to do like find more! haha
  12. I found out today that this cross is 75% copper. The Nox was right.
  13. Someone has told me it is an Ethiopian Christian silver cross but they must have held back on the silver! haha At least that is what an image search found when looking at the pattern on the front.
  14. I use aluminum foil and baking soda to clean silver without rubbing. You can find many ways on the net. Sometimes I use hot water and vinegar when cleaning silver rings that have come out of the ocean. Coins be hurt in their value by rubbing or adding additional scratches. I tumble clad coins and some 'common' silver. Other coins look better to me if I leave the patina such as some copper coins.
  15. I found a cross early this morning on a Southern California beach. It weighs 21.9 grams. It doesn't feel that heavy. It is slightly magnetic to a super magnet but you can't pick it up. It appears to have been made with a single pour. There are a couple of flaws on the back and it may have been 'touched up' after the pour. One end has a bit of corrosion and I get the impression of red staining (the camera makes it look more red) but also some green. There is also some green corrosion on the end and maybe that goes along with the detecting number of 21 on the Nox 800 which means copper. It has me puzzled as to fake, just hand made or old. I don't know any of the symbols or patterns on the cross but it might follow to be an actual church cross as most of them I've found are made of lesser gold or no gold at all. What does anyone here think?
  16. I have no reason to return to an earlier version of the software.
  17. There is a pattern out there. About 2 years ago ... maybe 3 Mike developed a pattern and he found multiple gold nuggets over an ounce out there that had been hidden from all others in the years before. Next time you are out there stop by and see Estrel and he can show you by picture some really nice stuff found out there in the last 5 years.
  18. Gold Basin is pretty nice in all weather conditions except still and 105+ I've been there in snow and rain and hunted at night. Clark, you made it look easy when you first started going to the basin. Now you know how we feel. I've taken the 6 hour ride from Santa Monica to get there at dawn and detect all day many times. Many of those times was without a nugget. If I remember correctly the largest nugget I've found there has been 5g but I've seen many much larger. Today while I was on the beach I thought of GB and Doc (look at his videos) and the statement 'Gold is where you find it.' He doesn't like it because he says gold has a story and with proper research an knowledge and luck you can find more of it. So I'm going to use the phrase in the future 'You find gold where you look for it.' We sometime need to change where we look just like the beach. I got an 8.6g/14k ring today. I'm ready for the basin.
  19. You only find meteorites where the heliochopters are ... haha Go west young man.
  20. (Kitco News) - The 10-year yield has climbed to 1.56% Friday morning, but can rise to as high as 1.7% before the Federal Reserve steps in to intervene, said Peter Hug, global trading director of Kitco Metals. "At 1.5%, 1.6%, [the 10-year yield] is basically where it was just pre-COVID. It look like we're going to start opening the economy in certain states. If it gets north of 1.75%, I think [Fed Chair Jerome Powell] is going to change his tune. He may create something within the Fed's toolbox to cap those rates," Hug said. "The last thing he needs right now is the 30-year to be north of 2%." The relationship between nominal yields and commodities is tied by the U.S. dollar, Hug explained. "What affects the movement in commodities is really the value of the dollar because commodities are priced in dollar terms. So if you have yields rising in the U.S. but not rising in Europe or the Far East, then the yield differentials between the two currencies create capital movements in the foreign exchange markets, which is a market that is 20 times the size of the metals markets," he said. Hug noted that the U.S. dollar will still see weakness despite higher domestic yields relative to foreign yields, as monetary stimulus is going to create additional interest expense pressures for the U.S. government. By David Lin For Kitco News
  21. I took off to go look for pieces but I ended up in the wrong location around South Tahoe and then I left there and went to Northern Nevada for the first time. About 3 days later I went to the park and there were people then running all over the place with metal detectors. But that is not why I'm here. I thought this thread was about 'Where Did Gold Come From' and I have a story about a guy who wrote a book about the source in Western Australia. This 'where it came from' has to do with being able to have a profitable mine so you need to know where it is. This guy found it when others missed it it seems. https://www.investorideas.com/news/2021/mining/02125Aussie-Gold-Production.asp
  22. I would like to look at that PBS documentary online but I can't find it. American Experience: The Gold Rush by Randall MacLowry
  23. Some of you may have worked at Mineral Park but here is a good little story about the area in Mohave County. https://kdminer.com/news/2021/feb/06/mohave-county-geology-concentrate/
  24. I didn't have the message just now! Thanks Skip.
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