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Digger Bob

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Digger Bob last won the day on January 9 2015

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About Digger Bob

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  • Birthday 08/22/1951

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    Paradise, Ca
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    Whites dealer - Spare time
    Logistics Mgr, - Full time

    Treasure hunting in all forms is my calling. But I love nugget hunting best of all.

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  1. Digger Bob

    Nevada Road Reports?

    So, what's the conditions out there now. A group of us are going to be out there over Memorial Day weekend. Any problems getting into the hunting grounds? Digger Bob
  2. Digger Bob

    The Nugget Only Thread, Past finds and New

    The tailings were no more than a thin layer of rocks, maybe 6 inches, along side an old drainage. The old timers had worked up the bank and then stopped. It was just a matter of detecting the bank and scrapping off the loose rocks to see if the signal was still there underneath in the dirt of the bank.
  3. Digger Bob

    The Nugget Only Thread, Past finds and New

    OK, last one. This one was just found on New Years eve. About 14" deep under the rocks of a tailings pile. 14 oz. and very thick. We're calling it the "Little Butte" nugget as it came from the same area as the 75 Oz "Butte Nugget" of a few years ago.
  4. Hey Bob, Happy Birthday ... Hope you have a great nugget finding day! ... Cheers, Ron

     

  5. I just got back from 5 days out hunting at Rye Patch with a group of friends. One of our group snagged 18 little dinks with his 2300. A couple other guys also got one or two. Luckily, I managed to score the best but they are not your usual Rye Patch nuggets. The large one has quartz attached. Out of the hundreds of nuggets I've found out there over the years, I've only seen two others with quartz. It's very rare. The other is not heavy, but paper thin. Again, not your usual pieces from there. Both were about 10 inches deep and gave faint signals. No chevrons or any other marks that would distinguish them as unique to Rye Patch.
  6. Digger Bob

    GPX 5000 or TDI Pro?

    One thing to keep in mind too. Over many years, and many forums, the question has been asked, "What is AVERAGE depth at which you have found nuggets?" The answer over and over, is this. 6 inches. So if 50% of nuggets are found around this depth, then 25% are shallower. And 25% are deeper. And we all know the TDI will go deeper than 6 inches. So, that puts the percentage of gold capable of being found at say, up to 8 inches, at around 85%. Discounting the small ones that only a VLF can find, your odds go up even more. Now, I too, use a Minelab 3500, and yes, it goes deeper. But 90% of the gold I have found with it could have been found with the TDI. So, keeping all the other aspects in mind; cost, weight, repairs, loop selection, EMI interference; well, you get the point. And if you are talking lunkers, remember, the 75 oz. Butte Nugget was only 12 inches deep. Digger Bob
  7. Digger Bob

    Razorback Coils

    The first Razorback coils from a few years ago were poorly made. They have been under new ownership for a few years now and the quality is excellent. They have been re-designed from the ground up and are fast becoming the preferred coils by many in Oz for use not only with the TDI but also with Minelabs. The ones that are labeled Miner John Designs are the ones to get if you are in the market. These are the newer designs. There is a whole slew of sizes and configurations, with the smaller ones, 9x5 approximately, the preferred size for general hunting in tight places. Check them on his web site. http://razorbackcoils.webs.com/apps/webstore/ Digger Bob
  8. Digger Bob

    today's hunt on the bikes

    It's probably sulfer but I have a chunk of similar looking rock that my dad found in the Arizona desert back in the early 1960's. It's yellow cake uranium! Makes a Geiger counter scream. This was back when the government was buying uranium. Digger Bob
  9. Digger Bob

    The Nugget Only Thread, Past finds and New

    Forgot to put that in. 11 1/2 oz.
  10. Digger Bob

    The Nugget Only Thread, Past finds and New

    My biggest along with a double eagle also found...not at the same time though.
  11. Digger Bob

    Whats your best NUGGET find?

    Here's my biggest so far. 11 1/2 oz from Northern Nevada.
  12. Digger Bob

    Hey Lunk--- whatcha doing?

    Hey Lunk! I ran into Neverquit a few weeks ago out at Sawtooth. Tell him Digger Bob says hi!
  13. Digger Bob

    5 Pound Nugget from Butte Foothills

    Jim, I sent you a PM a few days ago. Did you get it? Digger
  14. Digger Bob

    5 Pound Nugget from Butte Foothills

    As you may have guessed, I know more about this than I can tell. There's no doubt it's real and was found in situ by my customer and friend. With some luck and a bit more time, I hope to be taken near to where it was found. And couple more points; My only reason for going public with this was to promote my little business and detecting in general. You may have noticed that I didn't post this to the forums, someone else did. All I did was give the story to my local paper and do the video. The story went viral after that. Secondly, we decided not to reveal which machine found it, as it really would not have accomplished anything more than to stir up the detector wars again. Being a Whites dealer, I could have easily done so, but it could have been found by any machine. The reporter who did the story was very impressed that I didn't. He would not have taken it seriously if he thought it was just a publicity stunt. I knew there would be doubters. With something like this, I would be skeptical myself. But I have worked hard to build a reputation of integrity and honesty in this little niche community of metal detecting. By not being convinced myself of the truth here, I would not have chanced having a lie destroy my reputation. Have faith, they are still out there and this one is real. Digger Bob
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