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Old Tom

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  1. I didn't know that you had birthdays too, Dave. But there you are brother, another one. Hang in there, it gets better with time. I'll hoist a cool one for you today. Old Tom
  2. Wow, that's great, what did it weigh in at? Old Tom
  3. Hey Doc, it's probably either lead or babbitt material. If it had melted in a camp fire and cooled in the ashes it might have taken some of the junk in the pit. You should be able to distinguish it between the heavy and lighter materials by weight. I have seen both glass and alum. take the ash patina. Brass just turns black. Old Tom
  4. Bill, that has happened with Tom and I several times. Target disappears and I come in and pinpoint it. I have also followed after him with the smaller VLF and found targets on edge in shale that the 5000 skipped over. Sometimes it takes two and you still don't get everything. Old Tom
  5. Happy Birthday Boorx4. Live it up man. Old Tom
  6. I promise you some Crown Royal next meeting Bro. Happy birthday. Old Tom
  7. You got a ways to go yet Bro. Happy B-day. Old Tom
  8. I'm with Morlock on this one, Coral. Old Tom
  9. Was this found near a dried lake bed, volcanic area or artillery used area? All these things are factors in judgment of the samples. Old Tom
  10. Ah-ha Watson, you have solved the problem. But of course you it knew it all the time. Tks, I just figured you had something up being such a astute craftsman as you are.
  11. I am curious about just how you are going to feather in this one joint to the back bone. Old Tom
  12. Where was this found? It almost looks like Sulphur from the Pic. Old Tom
  13. Don't feel too bad Ron, they are guilty of the same thing as the 'Fake News'. When they condone not being able to wear a 'MAGA' hat to shut one up it's the same thing. Who is the head of Facebook anyway...……………… Old Tom
  14. Welcome Rugger, were you ever stranded on a lonely island with a soccer ball named 'Wilson'? Sorry I couldn't help my self, please forgive me. There is lots of good knowledge to be gleaned here and if you could hook up with someone over there in Kalif it would help a lot. There are others in your same boat who are asking for a buddy also, stay tuned. Old Tom
  15. I personally know just how you feel. It's like a punch in the gut to have a friend turn on you like that. It all depends on his physical problems and mental awareness. Give him a good talking to and see just how it works out. I had a friend like that an it took some delicate sternness to get things across sometimes. He would eventually get the point and things would smooth out. Have patience but remain firm, he'll respect it. Old Tom o
  16. Way to go Tammy girl. Gonna give you a big hug for that when I see you. old Tom
  17. Thanks for the pic's bro. Lovely pieces, but I know what you mean by putting it in a vault. You can't be too careful today. Old Tom
  18. Skip, I think that is just how the light is hitting it. The ones that look smoother don't have the showing that Adam's have. Old Tom
  19. Man that's rough looking stuff. Don't wait too long bro, you know. Old Tom
  20. Wow, I remember some of the original posts Bro. Aren't you proud now? Old Tom
  21. Yeah, I remember that one it moves about a couple hundred yards a year. I wanted to hook a chain to it and pull it aside but Tom wanted to go around. I got out and took the picture and stayed safe. He got around it and so did everyone else that went up that wash until the next year when it moved again. It's the same year Yoto as ours an we got a couple of small parts off it. Look at the bed rock in the foreground, that wash produced some really good gold for many years. The overburden is really deep and hard packed, you need some equipment to move it. Old Tom
  22. Hey Bro, Have a happy day for yourself today and lift one for me Too. Old Tom
  23. I never had heard it expressed quite like that before, but it doesn't make it less painful. I have done a few of them in the last couple of years being that I'm 85 now. You really have to train yourself how to fall at my age. First thing I do is throw everything as far as I can away from my body and roll to the side in a fetal position. It's worked for me so far not to mention a few cuts and bruises along the way. You know everyone has to start somewhere so don't get discouraged and take your time. I takes time to learn what's needed to become as successful nugget beeper. Finding something of value is becoming more difficult every day with all the more folks coming into the hobby. I relate to your exuberance of when you were a kid and your father had to drag you away from the 'Old Fishing Hole'. That' exactly how I was and it's not a bad thing. Loose that and I would feel sorry for you. Keep up the interest with wifey and have a good time. Old Tom
  24. Hey Styx, missed you at the outing in November. Are you going to make it in March this year? Plenty of room for that big rig and doggie. Tks. Old Tom
  25. Make sure that your file is absolutely flat on your raker. If you catch an edge sometimes It will dig in for a while until it flattens out. As far as masks, I use the hard formed ones and get good service but then I don't cut as much as you do. Old Tom
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