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  1. AllenJ

    Finding Nuggets in Lost Basin

    Awesome nugget, congrats sir.
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    First time with the GM

    First time detecting for gold and you found a nugget, that is awesome. Great job.
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    History Lost in Paradise Fire.

    What a tragedy. I live 20 minutes south of Paradise and know many people who have lost everything. The volunteers helping those people are awesome but I still can't imagine going through what they are. Thoughts are prayers to all that have/are living this horrible nightmare.
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    Gold Basin

    Good luck sir I hope you find a big one!
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    First Nugget...

    I've dug I don't know how many targets since starting this adventure last February, this one turned out to be gold! Was working tailing piles and exposed bedrock from a mine worked in the early 1900's. Weight was .7 grams. Mr. Southern you have a lot to do with this find. Your videos taught me what to look for, to stay positive and probably the most important lesson, keep it fun. Thank you sir and keep the video's coming!!
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    First Nugget...

    A small stream nearby but the tailings are not in it. It appears they dug ditches to bedrock then sluiced the pay dirty. Due to the number and location of square nails I think rather than bring the dirt to the stationary sluice they moved the sluice from time to time. Research says they used spring runoff due to lack of water in the area.
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    Nice job sir!
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    Ugly Ground but Beautiful Gold

    Outstanding, congrats on a great day!
  9. AllenJ

    Halloween Nuggets: Trick Or Treat?

    Nice nuggets, congrats sir and well done!
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    Are these tailings?

    Explore the area and see what you can find. Sometimes research can be a little confusing, as it is in the spot I'm currently working. In my case it turns out the lode claim, which had the same name as the claim I'm working, was actually a half mile east and is currently private property. Once they closed it the placer operations on public property was worked, which is what I'm detecting on.
  11. I agree that Mr. Southern deserves every shoutout he gets, his videos on the GM1000 is some of the best instructional work I have ever seen concerning metal detectors. As for the young lady I'm impressed that she apparently wanted and got a good VLF for her birthday and looked excited to be out there using it!
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    Thanks Bill!

    I think you and I have a different definition of "decent" lol. Great job SD, that would be an awesome day in my book!!
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    Vlf power

    Great job Boulder Dash!
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    Where would one see these picks? I'm in the market and would like take a look. Thanks in advance.
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    Whew! 4 Nuggs In 4 Hrs

    Outstanding sir, nice nuggets.
  16. Thank you for posting sir, excellent information. I'm one of the worst for not using sunscreen, something I need to change.
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    64 degrees, buggy loaded and....

    Good luck and be safe.
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    Hello L Prock and welcome. If you have a store near you have you reached out to see if they rent detectors? Might be something to try prior to buying, I know I wish I would have tried it prior to buying my first detector.
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    Took a Hit

    Really sorry to hear this happened to you, I hope it works out for you and the bank takes care of it (as they should).
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    Jeff Williams

    If you want to see a different Jeff Williams check out the video he did on how to change your oil. A little tamer version of the man! The first gold video I watched of him I only made it about 5 minutes, I thought the guy was nuts. Then I watched one of his geology videos and I was impressed. Been a fan ever since.
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    Finally, A Gold Post !

    Outstanding! Congrats sir.
  22. My second time to this post and one of the images is working! Nice find sir, congrats!
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    So what do you do....

    Really nice find, congrats.
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    Nice job!
  25. AllenJ

    Yesterday tiny nuggets....

    Thank you Mike, it'll happen soon enough I'm afraid. I got into this thinking I'd like the treasure hunting best but then you hit an iron target in a bedrock crack, dig and pan it, that's it you're hooked on gold!