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    Geology,
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    Metal engraving, fishing,
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  1. AzNuggetBob

    Sunday morning hunt

    Just when you think you know everything about Gold you learn something new. AzNuggetBob
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    Sunday morning hunt

    Bill there comes a point you have to set them free. AzNuggetBob
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    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Just kidding Dave. The problem is, I cant find anyone skilled enough around here. Dave on the subject of living dangerously. when I grew up It was the norm for us back in the 60's to 70"s to ride in the back window of our parents buick or olds waving at people going down the freeway. child seat? no such thing. I think all the kids where doing it back then. I'll never forget my brothers gyro glider. He started off like me flying U-control hobby planes.then he decided he was tired of that and decided he was going to fly. He found some guy selling a gyro glider. The frame was all aluminum with go cart wheels. the blades where I think? spruce.It was a long time ago. Now dont get me wrong here Dave. There is a huge learning curve from fixed wing to gyro glider no less, and not a gyro copter, a gyro-glider.He was getting towed by a car.We didnt have a full size airplane. and I have to say his ground crew (me) did not have a lot of experience with gyro-gliders either, more later.To me at the time it seemed like a paradox? ya need to have an engine pushing it or pulling a helicopter? even though I had built many two and three meter gliders but I didn't understand the gyro effect at all. It was all new to most people back then. I've heard lot of pilots in Nam with the Huey's learned that they could crash dive free rotor without a power plant pull out at the last minute and survive it.same effect. Anyway we had some problems with the test launches on our runway (a dirt road out in the bean fields). after a couple test runs the thing was shaking bad! I mean bad.so we concluded the blades where out of balance.one had to be heavier than the other or out of center. So we found a scale where we could weigh them and sure enough one was much heavier than the other.shaved off the end of the heavy blade with a hacksaw. problem solved.we got em close. so back out to the bean field.took off towing him in my slant eyed 59 T-bird everything was looking good, he got up to about about 100 feet and cut loose of the rope. He stalled. I watched him bank to the right and he ran right into some trees that bordered the bean field. I took off over there in my bird and when I pulled up and jumped out of the car and I heard him cussing and ranting about the damage to the copter and I knew he was O.k. AzNuggetBob
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    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Gesh Dave sounds like they're keeping you busy around there. I need to get you over here to finish up some of my projects. AzNuggetBob
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    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Talk about being creative. A twin P-51? I don't think I've ever seen one of those. I guess they where thinking two is better than one? It is a cool looking airplane. How many of the XP-82 did they make? maybe I missed that. Thanks for putting that up Skip. AzNuggetBob
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    Newcomers beware

    BB I already forgot about him. this thread took on a life of its own. on some posts its a bit of a psychological cesspool but on others there is a lot to be learned. AzNuggetBob
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    Newcomers beware

    This thread is getting wild and fun, I love it. A lot of good info shared here too. AzNuggetBob
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    Newcomers beware

    That makes sense Mirco Nugget. thanks for the full story on it. as I think back a friend of mine found a pocket on flat ground up on a ridge, there where so many chunks of gold in it he gave up detecting it and just started shoveling it up into buckets that he took down to the creek and ran through a sluice box. I dont recall how many nuggets he got out of it but he filled a cigar box with speci nuggets and the spot was only about eight feet around. you could have easily walked right past it and missed it. we hunted around it but never found another pocket along the that vein. AzNuggetBob
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    Newcomers beware

    I hear ya wes. maybe I''m just slowing down these days.I do remember one patch where as you say you couldn't set down the detector without hitting another nugget. I finally just started passing up the zip-zips and digging the bangers. came back for the smaller ones later.and after digging about hundred decent holes both your arms are wore out from digging. but if the patch was shallow and concentrated in a small area I guess you may be able to pull off 160 tiny nuggets in one day. Most of my best patches have been long and spread out and not even in a well defined wash. they may have had a small drainage running through them but most of the nugget where out of the drainage. In some cases the drainage had already been worked by the old timers.others where virgin patches. AzNuggetBob
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    Newcomers beware

    Its not ridiculous, just have to find a good patch. but I do have my doubts you found and recovered all those nuggets in six hours. AzNuggetBob
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    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    The P-51 mustang is my favorite prop plane Dave. When I was living down in Tucson there was a guy that had one. he would fly it around every now and then. not sure who he was but when he few it over my house and you heard the roar of that motor you knew it was him. I used to walk outside just to watch him fly by. I saw him fly over next to an F-16 one time. I think it was part of an airshow they had going. The airbase was just south of me. It looks like your plane is coming together well. will keep watching. AzNuggetBob
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    Gold is Not Where You Find It

    These days if you want to find gold, the best way to do it is think outside the box. its just that simple. gold is not where you find it, way too pessimistic for me, its where you track it down too and that's what prospecting truly is. AzNuggetBob
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    Where does gold come from? with AZ Nugget Bob...

    Here is a little food for thought.It may also answer some questions about astrophysics and on some other subjects or at least give another view to consider. I highly recommend you take a look at Neil DeGrasse Tyson's video's. AzNuggetBob
  14. AzNuggetBob

    Brown

    Well considering the host rock appears it may be loadstone and quartz is it magnetic? AzNuggetBob
  15. AzNuggetBob

    My Fishing Kayak

    I guess I should write a story the about the time I dove over the back of my boat to try and retrieve a brand new lure I had just lost while I was tying it onto my line. dropped it over the back of the boat. I dropped my pole and dove in head first, came up ball cap still on, wet cigarette still in my mouth and my wife is yelling what happened, are you O.K.? I said I'm fine dear didnt want to loose this new lure you got me. AzNuggetBob
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