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Andyy last won the day on August 10 2020

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  1. that was one of the nicest chunks I have seen. I'm still looking for one of those babies ... :p
  2. darn, Shep. I thought you found all your gold with dowsing rods. doh!! Sorry I gave away your secret.
  3. nice, Bill. Good to hear from you. I look forward to when I can say hello out your outings, as well.
  4. Very nice find, Kyle. Tom is right ... when you find a spot like that, spend some time removing rock and overburden. Ive been in spots where old timers threw out the rocks and then stopped. I continued throwing out the rocks and dug a little and found a good bit of gold. Also note any mines in the area, and contact zones. They all seem to give a piece of the puzzle. But great job!! Andyy
  5. That gold has character, Luke!! Very nice!!
  6. Well he got pneumonia at one point and later COPD. Eventually he was on oxygen almost all of the time. They only gave him a couple years to live since it is a progressive disease. He researched stem cells and thought he'd give it a shot. It is fairly expensive. But 5 years later he is still going. He still needs oxygen part of the time, but not as much as he used to. So It seems to have helped some. If anything, it has definitely stopped it getting worse. (which isn't supposed to happen)
  7. That Stem Cell Therapy is good stuff. It really is a miracle. I've seen what it had done for my dad's lungs. Awesome!! And you know I'm play'n about that son of yours. Young Tom has a heart of gold. It doesn't surprise me one bit. I am sure Sherri is in good hands. Hope you see both out there soon! Andyy
  8. Old Tom - you still give me hope. When I'm out hiking at night trying to cheat the sun, I start huffing and puffing, and then remember Old Tom wouldn't stop. So neither will I. Too bad your good habits didn't wear off on that crazy son of yours. Oh well. Time to have another kid!! You keep going, Old Tom! Oh yeah, Luke, …. I typically prefer to watch youtube videos on how to finding gold. No gold, here. Noooope. Andyy
  9. I read someplace that, in mild ground, the Auto capability has a wider range of sensitivity than even Manual. But the ground has to be mild enough use it. I still experiment with both. And when pinpointing, I am definitely always in Manual as Auto will tend to balance out the tiny stuff, in my experience. If I had to guess, for my ground, Manual is at least better than Auto1. Auto2 is typically too noisy, but your video proves that I have to do some more experimenting while the target is in the ground, for Auto2.
  10. I wonder how full manual would compare to those auto settings. Excellent video.
  11. yeah those gullies keep on giving. Those chips of rusted metal can really drive me nuts and make me walk on. I just try to cut down the trash time with the magnet as much as possible. Glad you scraped up some more. Now you might have to go back again … you know there are some little buddies hiding in the cracks.
  12. Wow, Dan. Great finds all around. Relics and gold. You've got it all. Good to hear from you. Keep the finds coming. Andyy
  13. Cool Luke. Now why couldn't we find all those last time we were out? LOL. Glad to see the only virus you are still fighting is the gold fever.
  14. I like the topography but you need to make sure the geology is conducive to placer gold. Soil looks to light to me but that may just be this picture. Are there placer claims in the area? Do you see any test pushes from dozers? How far is the nearest lode mine? There are so many signs that might make you a little more confident before you ever set boots on the ground. As for someone being there, they could be animal hunting or something else. You just never know. It seems like we all have to assume at least 50 prospectors have been through the gullies before us. So I don't let it bother me if I know people have been there recently. It all depends on what you know and what they don't. And... always have a backup plan (another place to check out) in case this area just doesn't look right when you get there. Good luck to you!!
  15. Man, I am happy for you!! Remember that feeling when you found it. It'll drive your future hunts like a bulldozer!! Andyy
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