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    I'll be there with most the brood. I'm planning to get out early this time. Maybe Thursday afternoon or Friday morning.
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    Where am I ?

    No clue but it looks cool!
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    Thoughts on Claim

    You can buy an air tank for pretty cheap and fill up at home and take it with you . Or just run an at a happy medium, 30 to 35 psi and take it easy on the trails. You'll have a smoother ride home too.
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    Thoughts on Claim

    I think you might be underestimating your f250, unless pinstriping is your concern most backroads around the yavapai schist can be done in any 2 wheel drive pickup. Might have to hoof it up the washes but that's part of the fun. I didn't have 4 wheel drive until recently and went all over that area. Now I have a yukon xl, it's 4x4 but I never use it. Just don't go when it's raining. Those roads are bumpy but generally not slick when dry.
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    Two nuggets three outings

    I would love to have hit that wash back in the day.
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    Arizona Gold Tour

    Way to go Luke!
  7. I think you've answered your own question on this one. Here we are a couple years since your original post and you're killing it with more gold than skunks!
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    Another metal detecting question

    Also, sticking to smaller coils will help especially if fatigue is a concern with a longer shaft.
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    Another metal detecting question

    If switching boots isn't an option you can try swinging the detector more to your dominant side rather than straight out in front of you, at least then the distance from your shoes is more constantrather than getting a signal every time you you take a step. I've done this when I forgot to pack my composite toe boots and it helped some, also helps if you carry a pistol or your pick on your belt to keep the coil more to one side.
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    November 17th to 19th Nugget Shooter Outing

    Azdigger, the gpaaclaims in the area are well marked. They have signs all along the way, you wouldn't have any trouble finding them even without the map book. Most are accessible by passenger car as well.
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    five hour hunt yesterday

    Keep us posted! I'm definitely curious what it turns out to be.
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    five hour hunt yesterday

    Sometimes you'll get false target sounds if your detecting across a contact zone also, which happens to be where washes often form. Make sure the target sound is reliable when checked from all angles, also as someone else said, a target in the side can often be very deceiving
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    five hour hunt yesterday

    Best of luck, I hope it's a huge gold vein. That being said, it sounds like hot ground to me. The kind that just keeps on sounding off like a target no matter how much of it that chip away. Keep in mind most vlfs don't pickup more than a few inches even on a big target, I'd be surprised if it got a target deep enough to require a day of digging.
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    Half gram today :)

    Nice nugget Tom! The season is upon us, inn hoping tho get out soon myself.
  15. Ahorton10

    Gold , and a Gun

    It was clearly found on private property, I can tell by the color of dirt in the wash.