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LukeJ last won the day on September 24

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    I enjoy any time out in nature away from 'City Life'.

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  1. LukeJ


    Here's one I found back in April of '17.
  2. LukeJ

    Got a specimen

    Nice specimen !! I've mentioned this before here and there.... Try soaking it in a solution of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Get a small glass that your nugget will fit in and fill it with enough peroxide to completely submerge the specimen. Then pour in a couple teaspoons of baking soda. You'll want to have a little baking soda left undissolved on the bottom after vigorous stirring. Then carefully place your specimen into the solution and watch the bubbles carry the dirt away. It will only remove dirt and leave the speci otherwise unchanged. I give all my gold a bath using this method. I like the 'natural' look as well. Congrats and continued good luck !! Luke
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    Happy Birthday LukeJ

    Thanks guys !! I went out yesterday and found 4 !! They're small, but better than the skunk. I found three with the SDC and one with the Goldmaster V/sat in a thrashed patch known as 'the Birthday nugget spot'. The pickin's are getting slim around those parts, I hope I can keep the tradition going next year. I'll also take this moment to wish everyone who had a birthday this year.... Happy Birthday !! We all made it around the sun again !! Luke
  4. LukeJ


    Hard work pays off. Nice finds Gary !!
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    Wades sunbaker patch revisited

    Thanks again everyone !! Yeah, it's always a good time when I get to go detecting with one or two Toms. Even better when gold is found.... Better yet again, when your friend finds gold too. You know, I hear ya.... but if it's not the 'Teddy Bear' Cholla, I hardly pay much attention to it. Plus I think that particular cactus was farther away than it looks in the picture. If there was cholla on the ground, I wouldn't be squatting like that. I have 'transferred' some on more than one occasion from my shoe to my backside. That sure gets your attention. Luke
  6. LukeJ

    Critter Hole Nugget

    Wow !! That's a beauty !! Way to go Dave. Luke
  7. LukeJ

    Wades sunbaker patch revisited

    Thanks for driving today Tom I had a great time !! Luke
  8. LukeJ

    Ugly Ground but Beautiful Gold

    Way to go Andy !! You'll have to give me the precise location at the outing.... Luke
  9. LukeJ

    Two for Today ...

    That's a couple of nice nuggets ya got there !! Luke
  10. LukeJ

    Thanks Bill!

    Nice haul !!
  11. LukeJ

    Small Gold and Gall stones

    Nice gold Andy. Some times you just gotta search for the crumbs. It definitely helps to keep the skunk away. Congrats !! Luke ...yeah, and what Tom said !!
  12. Here's some facts about the ozone layer: https://www.ozonelayer.noaa.gov/science/basics.htm There's a paragraph in there that might explain why '2 miles up' is noticeably harsher. "There is also widespread scientific and public interest and concern about losses of ozone in the stratosphere. Ground-based and satellite instruments have measured decreases in the amount of stratospheric ozone in our atmosphere. Over some parts of Antarctica, up to 60% of the total overhead amount of ozone (known as the column ozone) is depleted during Antarctic spring (September-November). This phenomenon is known as the Antarctic ozone hole. In the Arctic polar regions, similar processes occur that have also led to significant chemical depletion of the column ozone during late winter and spring in 7 out of the last 11 years. The ozone loss from January through late March has been typically 20-25%, and shorter-period losses have been higher, depending on the meteorological conditions encountered in the Arctic stratosphere. Smaller, but still significant, stratospheric decreases have been seen at other, more-populated regions of the Earth. Increases in surface UV-B radiation have been observed in association with local decreases in stratospheric ozone, from both ground-based and satellite-borne instruments." Luke
  13. LukeJ

    One deer down.

    That's gotta make you feel proud. Congratulations !!
  14. LukeJ

    100 year old artifacts?

    While I find it difficult to disagree with you on some statements, others are just incorrect. I spent five minutes on Google and came up with this: https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/pie2018.html When you report things that aren't true, how can we be expected to take anything else you say seriously? Where do you get your 'information'? Luke
  15. LukeJ

    Shalom, shalom, ladies and germs

    Welcome back Saul.