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  1. No B/B I meant terrestrilized or aquatic macrophytes. apparently its a new word and process to you also. I ran into it by accident studying fossilization. but thanks. AzNuggetBob
  2. If its not been terrestrilized, <new word. "terrestrilized" (been here on earth to long and with weathering absorbed to many earth minerals to not have much scientific value) AzNuggetBob
  3. Lanny Its hunting season here in Az. I'm heading out on a bit of an off the grid new area. I do have at least three or four more stories about road finds that Id like to post. I learned a lot from them. will post them when I get back. ya need to get down here Lanny. this is the time of year to hunt Az. be back in a couple weeks. AzNuggetBob
  4. Take a look at this fred Without being able to see in different wavelengths we would not be able to see many things that are out there. Our naked eyes are just not capable of it.the last photo is a view about a pin hole size area of space in a sheet of paper looking at a black area of space with Hubble Space Telescope. Amazing isn't it. https://t.co/jGsmlxCy4h AzNuggetBob
  5. Nice story Lanny, just when I thought it was getting long, it just kept getting better. AzNuggetBob
  6. Morlock I'm working on a new theory that black holes are a port hole in our universe or a window to another dimensions that galaxies are either pouring into or even out of depending on what side of the dimensions or denominational thinking your on. they could even be a hole in time, gravity or dark matter. at times I see dimensions as being stacked like a deck of cards looking at it from a horizontal point of view or possibly even a series of spheres, one outside the other. My thinking on it is, if you don't consider the options,the possibility based on our known reality of the universe you'll never progress. but we can only ponder the possibility that things aren't always as they appear based on our three thinking.a dilution based on an optical illusion. And know that we have Atmospheric Cherenkov telescope used to detect gamma rays. Infrared telescope. Radio telescope. Sub-millimeter telescope. Ultraviolet telescope (see also Ultraviolet astronomy ) X-ray telescope (see also X-ray astronomy) Wolter telescope telescopes, so that optical perception illusion that no longer exists as fact. In my opinion new ideas should always be welcome. just my two cents on it. AzNuggetBob
  7. That's just one of the upsides. AzNuggetbob
  8. All the best for him Tom, tell him I'm praying for him. the knees are not as important as the heart. AzNuggetBob
  9. And about 80% of the time the gold is not coming from a gouged out vein in a creek but rather its eroding down a hillside. AzNuggetBob
  10. Dan I like your hunting style.I don't have time to wait for them to make it to the creek. I track them to their source. AzNuggetBob
  11. Dan the 2's are much better at smaller gold shallow with a smaller coil. because of the higher frequency and less surface area they are covering at one time. being a VLF they are more sensitive to black sands. so if the coil covers more area they are going to be more erratic in a creek or wash. but if lets say your hillside hunting it may be to your advantage for depth with a larger coil. AzNuggetBob
  12. Morelock I was watching and waiting for that photo. In the article they said said they could see a shadow? and that proved that a black hole was a solid object? I couldn't see any shadow? the photo is very blurry. I understand the physics behind a dense star. but I'm not convinced that a black hole is a solid object yet. AzNuggetBob
  13. I should say the 2's are a little more hyper running at a higher frequency. so I'm not so sure how that's going to work out? AzNuggetBob
  14. Dan I'm not sure about the gold bug 2 because I haven't run a 14" on my 2's but I found more gold with a 14 coil on my gold bug 1 than with any other coil on a VLF. deeper ones too. AzNuggetBob
  15. Lanny when you mentioned that rich bank it reminded me of this.This was about a few months after the that same placer operation shut down in my last story. I had permission to hunt all the claims and I remembered a place down in the lower end of where we were working the creek.we had done pretty well chasing a pay streak along the bank of Weaver creek. We were doing so well there and it was right up against the claim line so the placer plant owner I was working for decided he wasn't going to get into a battle with the adjoining claim owner. apparently they had already had some discussions about it. he had the claims surveyed and had wooden stakes put up along the boundary line. So I'm thinking its got to be a good spot to hit. this wall of old cemented gravel is about eight feet tall and 20 yards long. So I gather up my wife, my daughter Heather about 4 or 5 years old and my nephew John about 7. We decided we where make a picnic of it in the creek bed.So we get down there and my wife breaks out a folding table and the ice chest. the kids are running around doing what kids do.we had scrapped it down to bedrock with a dozer when we were running the placer operation but because of the claim line left the wall. I go over and I start swing this wall/bank of gravel. I hit the first one. I chisel it out with my pick,this bank is like cement, almost a conglomerate. very old river bed.the first one is a couple grams.I'm excited. I move along the wall and I hit another one. this one was about a grammer/half grammer. and then another one. The next thing I know I got my headphones on and here is little John tugging at my pant leg saying is this a nugget uncle Bob. he holds out his hand and he has a little yellow rock in it. I say to him no John just another rock, keep looking and off he goes. I'm moving along and I hit another one. this is turning out to be a really good day. her comes John again, Is this a nugget? no john just a rock. so I pull out my nugget bottle and I show him. see this is what they look like. see how heavy they are and really gold colored. I let him hold a few and off he goes again. I move down a little further and and I get a really nice hit in the wall with my detector. I start banging on the wall, chipping out the rocks one at a time. I know this is a good one, its loud and deep. so I'm trying to concentrate so I don't hit it beating on the wall. all of a sudden I pop out another rock and I can see it. its a big flat nugget. I call them corn flake nuggets. its sticking out like a tongue looking me. I tug on it but its not coming out. no sooner here comes John again. Is this a nugget Uncle Bob he holds out his hand and I look and I look again. yes that's a nugget. where did you find it. he turns around and points at a bedrock knob. it was about a grammer. so I'm looking around trying to figure something to put it in and I just slide the cellophane off my cigarette pack drop the nugget in it and twist it. I remember I said put this in your pocket so you don't loose it. he stuffs it in his pocket and off he goes to find more, my daughter right behind him.so I go back to chipping at the bank again. I've almost got this nugget out, its got to be a good 3/4 ouncer maybe more, and there is John tugging at my pant leg again. I turn around and there is John with tears running down his face and I said whats wrong? he holds up the cellophane wrapper and there is no nugget in it. he said its gone. I went over where he was and swung around for awhile and could not find it. well its not his first nugget and wouldn't be his last but I felt so bad. I said to my wife go over to the truck and see if you can find a nugget bottle in the glove box. she comes back hands me a bottle. so I reach in my pocket pull out my nugget bottle and pour out some smaller nuggets and said her ya go John, pick one. and of course I had to give one to my daughter too. you know how that goes. everyone had a great day. Here is a photo of my daughter and some nuggets.see the flat corn flake nugget second from the left, top row. that corn flake nugget turned to be 39 grams. I love this photo. AzNuggetBob
  16. Strapped don't get me wrong. It is a very nice find. If you ever want to part with it, just let me know. but your going to have to cut a window in it first. AzNuggetBob
  17. Lanny One thing I have to say. thanks for inviting me to post here. It brings back a lot of old memories. I learned a lot from them and I'm having a lot of fun sharing them. AzNuggetBob
  18. I remember one time Ron Driscol found one with gold in it. It had a little cork wrapped with a little piece of linen stuffed in it, and a couple of grams of gold in it too.you can probably find a photo of it on the net of it if you look around. I have a photo of it if I can find it. I'll never forget that day. If I remember correctly his was a 45 colt long shell. ever since I've been checking mine. most have the ends bit shut that I find. but when you hear a rattle you got to cut them open.but so far, no luck. just dirt. AzNuggetBob
  19. I agree, I don't remember what I cleaned mine with but it really doesn't matter. that meteorite even if it is a H5-6. from that fall site.It has already been classified, tested and cataloged. AzNuggetBob
  20. Lanny here is another good one. Remember the wash plant where the claim owner's son found that 40 ounces of gold. Well I was just sitting here thinking about it. "Lost Gold" One day I'm standing next to the dump truck. that is the way we were feeding the wash plant. I've got the door open on the truck watching how full the hopper is so as not to overload it.The hopper has rails spaced a few inches apart to sort out the larger rocks from going through the trommel right. I'm nudging the PTO on the dump truck. adding a little more. when your standing there every day watching the plant you get used to normal sounds but your always listing for problems on the plant. belt slip, bearing squeal,what ever. I'll never forget this. all of a sudden I hear something clanging in the trommel? as its going around? bang bang bang bang bang and I realize, its something heavy in the trommel. did not sound like normal oversize rotating around at all. the first thing that comes to mind, a big nugget? so I run down to the other end of the trommel were the oversize dumps out and I'm watching and waiting. I'm thinking huge nugget. I'm looking and looking the clanging stops and I don't see anything? I wasn't ten feet away from the end of the trommel watching the gravel go around and pour out. no big nugget falls out into the pile? I think I may have finally solved this mystery. I'm thinking gold right. I wonder if it was a large Iron Nickel meteorite and I was looking so hard for gold, I just never saw It. just another rock. AzNuggetBob
  21. Strapped classification for the public isn't really their thing. they are really more into studying fresh new falls. and as you can imagine after years of people bringing them boxes of rocks. if you know what I mean. and there is always those few that can't accept no for an answer. You can always take it to some of the rock and gem shows. there is always a lot of knowledgeable people there too. you may able to work something out with them to cut a small window in it for you too. AzNuggetBob
  22. Strapped as I'm sure you know the area is or was covered in 50 cal.machine gun rounds. especially out toward the middle of the playa. It was used for a military aircraft gunnery target range years ago. so a metal detector is pretty much out of the question. that's why we just used magnet sticks.as we drove around we picked up any suspicious stones as well. I ended up with lots of stones on the floorboard of my truck. but when I picked up WP003 I knew that it was different than all the other stones. when I got home I ground and polished a small window on the side of it and got real excited. but it wasn't until I got a call from Arizona State University Center for Meteorite Studies that I knew for sure that it was an H5-6. they asked permission to take and keep a small slice from the stone. You may want to contact them on your stone. AzNuggetBob
  23. Doc I thought about a clear epoxy coat, but I think rubber tool handle coat is a better idea. why dont you try both and smack it around and see how it goes. AzNuggetBob
  24. I agree frank using a cutting or cooling agent on more common meteorites can increase the life of your diamond blade by 10 to 20 times verses a dry cut. AzNuggetBob
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