Jump to content
Nugget Shooter Forums

TxTodd

Nugget Shooter Members
  • Content Count

    6
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    1

TxTodd last won the day on January 20

TxTodd had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

11 Good

About TxTodd

  • Rank
    Copper Member
  1. TxTodd

    Your Best Non Nugget find?

    Nothing real old. 1 wheat penny 1950 and 1 silver quarter, I think it was a 54. This river floods bad. Its shallow gravel on granite bedrock. Water is usually 2 or 3 ft deep with a couple of spots around 7 ft. Last years big flood that took out the bridge in Kingsland TX the water was 41 ft deep over that crossing. Blew everything out. Lots of goodies probably scattered all over the gravel bars down stream.
  2. TxTodd

    Your Best Non Nugget find?

    My best non nugget find was more of a load. During a drought in central TX a popular local swimming area went dry. It's an old low water crossing through the river bed. I detected 4 days straight probably 6 to 8 hrs a day. There was no water flow and the water that was there was hot and full of dead fish. Yummy! I used my Minlab Excalibur 800, Etrac and AT Gold. I stunk, BAD! I would do it again in a heartbeat.
  3. TxTodd

    CO panr convert2 AZ MDer

    Good to have you aboard. You might want to check out Bill Southers YouTube videos Nugget Shooters Journals. Lots of good info.
  4. TxTodd

    New TX member

    Packsadsle mountain is about 3 miles South West of my property. There are about 20 known mines on that escarpment also an old smelter up on top. About 3 miles West from my property is location that was surface worked. There are 9 trenches 20' deep. The whole area is solid rusty quartz. 2 miles from there is a property with 2 shafts. One of the shafts is suppose to be 600'. It goes in at a pretty steep angle. People have been dumping trash in it for a 100 years. Last time I saw it there was a dead cow in it. Lot of unrecorded history here. Was a small bucket line dredge on the Big Sandy back in the 30s. It made the Llano news paper.
  5. TxTodd

    New TX member

    My property is on the Llano River. It's about a 1/2 mile downstream from the Slab crossing. In the past people would call me and ask me to come look at whatever hole in the ground they had on their property. I have been to around 20 old mines. Some pretty big but most were surface diggings. There are lots of old diggings near my place. The pics are of an old mine shaft up Big Sandy. There is gold in the Llano River and just about any creek in the Llano uplift area. Most gold is flower but there have been a few small nuggets recovered. The problem here is everything here is on private property
  6. New to this group but have been a prospectors for years. Used to be a Minelab dealer also sold Fisher and even some stuff from Doc. Had to give it up in 2012, economy. I live in Central TX on the Llano River helped start the Kingsland GPAA chapter. It's been several years since I have done any prospecting but I am looking to start getting out again. Been reading this forum and I see a lot of old faces. I am looking forward to getting out and swinging a machine again. Great Forum Thanks
×