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Andyy last won the day on February 13

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    Family & Friends, Hiking, Caving, 4 wheeling, Martial Arts, Billiards, Futures Trading, Private Pilot - (I collect hobbies)

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  1. Andyy


    Yep, Bill has a great video on this.
  2. Andyy

    Small Gold and Gall stones

    I've been feeling pressure and pain, so I saw a doctor about 8 years ago. They saw the gallstone using an ultrasound. Their solution is to remove the gallbladder immediately. But I really don't feel it very often and disagree with just removing organs. So sometimes when I am really working a wash for crumbs, and peeling away overburden, I start to feel the pressure/pain/nausea. With the GPZ, I don't usually have to get too down and dirty. But after Luke's story a while back, I have started drinking more water. Problem is, that doesn't help what is already been done.
  3. So I'll begin with my last night hunt of the season and end with my first day hunt. My last night hunt was in a well known wash very near a well pounded club claim. I had pulled many pieces of .1 gram and up using my GPZ and had also tested the Gold Monster in this wash and did fairly well. This time I was crumbing for gold to see what I left and was using just the GM1000. Well it didn't seem like much. Through the main part of the wash I went and after a couple hours, had nothing to show for it. So that just meant I had to work a little harder. A digging I went. I pulled back a 10' length of overburden and scraped up a tiny piece. Then I went to clear out another 10' section, when my gallbladder started to hurt and I felt nauseous. I took a break and drank some more water and was starting to feel better (maybe just dehydrated). Another 10' section and I had a couple more crumbs. But then my gallbladder started up again and I thought I was going to puke from the pain. Hmmm.... I figure I better call it a night. The 3x pieces don't register on my scale currently, so I am sure together they weigh less than a grain, but it was fun to practice finding the previous gold left behind. So the next week I figure I have to do a daytime hunt. I will do a gallbladder cleanse of some sort the following week to see if that helps. I know, my priorities are a little screwed up, but my gallbladder rarely acts up. An ultrasound confirmed I had a 1cm stone, but I am no rush to get it (my gallbladder) removed. Anyways, this weekend had a small window with no rain on Sunday, so I went through my list of interesting areas, and set out on Sunday morning for my first daytime hunt. Many of the washes I had to cross still had water, which meant travelling much farther than typical to get there. After a lot of mud and water I parked the truck and got geared up. The ground looked pretty good. It was nice to be evaluating things during the day again. Usually I can only see the area of the beam at night. Anyways, an hour into the wash I get a faint signal at 7-8 inches. (I have marks on the end of my pick to measure depth) This small piece was .16g. Gotta love the ability of the GPZ to find the small stuff so deep. The rain helped, I'm sure. After scouring the rest of the wash, I hopped over to a parallel wash and then investigated the perfect side drainage coming off of it. 10 feet up this wash and I got a beautiful signal. 3-4" and I had a .34g piece. All in all not a bad day. (and thankfully no gallbladder pain) Good hunting, everyone!!
  4. Andyy

    Lets hope this holds....

    It doesn't matter how small they are. They are gold and they add up. I imagine somewhere in all of that gear, you had a cameral.
  5. Andyy

    Lets hope this holds....

  6. Andyy

    Lets hope this holds....

    Go get'em ace! For all that gear you're bringing, I expect the gold to be proportional scaled in size
  7. Andyy

    Some Gold !

    There's no joke there. I know you guys put in the effort and it shows. Good on ya and keep it up!
  8. Andyy

    Some gold on an ugly quarter

    Very nice, Luke. WTG!
  9. Andyy

    Challenging Day

    Very cool, guys. Thanks for the pictures.
  10. Andyy

    New Tucson member

    Welcome aboard guys. Gold hunting with family would be a special thing. My family thinks I'm a little crazy .. well, until I show them some gold pieces. Then they just think it must be lying around everywhere. I wish. Anyways, enjoy the forum. There are a lot of good people here.
  11. Andyy

    "One for Wednesday"

    Gary - you're making me jealous. I'm going to have to drive a little farther north. LOL. Keep-em coming.
  12. Andyy

    Hillside fine gold

    What bucket?!?
  13. Andyy

    gold ore??

    Yes, great picks of the gold, Desert Pilot. Perfect examples. I tend to collect different types of rocks that are indicators of gold and take a few home so I can put it in my front yard as a reminder what to keep an eye out for.
  14. Andyy

    5000 Settings Wickenburg

    For the Wickenburg area, I used to be able to run Sensitive Xtra. This was just my goto on that machine.. I tried to run Normal mode as Bill suggested, but my unit was always a little too unstable for this, and I felt like I was backing off too much on the gain and stabilizer (which I always kept within a few clicks of one another) There are some areas of very mineralized soil that may force you into Fine mode, but that is a last resort for me. I never touched the other settings. Never felt the need. Andyy
  15. Andyy


    That's what Good Potential looks like