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Everything posted by Sonny

  1. Thanks for all the compliments. I really need to find another one now. Santa gave the nugget to my sister for Christmas.
  2. Hey Kyle , That’s great advise never give up and dig every target. At one location I found a 2 gram nugget about about 8-10” deep .The wash is only about 300’ long with steep sides. After the first find I hunted up the stream bed and back to the bottom of the wash with no luck.I thought that I had hunted the wash out but was able to locate another nugget a 6g nugget even deeper in the same wash on my next trip. At the recent find location, I have hunted this wash before with no luck. The same for a couple of fellow hunting buddies. This time I just happened to swing the coil a little higher in the wash and the only old diggings are on the other side of the wash.
  3. Thanks for the reply. I will give them a try!
  4. Hi Tom I’m really new to gold hunting. What would be the best plan of attack for this area?
  5. Any of you wear hearing aids under your headphones while detecting? Around the house I can’t hear the stove timer or certain high tones. I have a pair but never wear them. Just curious if it would help with the faint deep targets signals or would the hearing aids get destroyed first trip out.
  6. Thanks for the replies! It is always great finding something at the end of the day.
  7. Great day out hunting for gold. I almost didn’t dig up the nugget due to digging 3 bullet fragments in the same area. Even after the suspected nugget was in my scope it was covered with dirt and felt like another bullet fragments. I Can’t tell you the feeling wiping the dirt away and seeing a small area of gold.
  8. Sorry Will nothing more than slag. Keep looking never give up and you will find a meteorite!
  9. Hi I have 3 unique gold specimens for sale. Cyber Weekend special includes free shipping in the United States. $600 for all three.
  10. Hey Brown Nugget, it looks like caliche.
  11. I have not yet done a specific gravity test yet.
  12. Hi Bill yes these are the pieces.
  13. Hey Fred it’s going ok. Only a couple new Nevada finds this year. A 2.2 lb chondrites and a 28g chondrites with a small hole from weathering.
  14. I thought I would share a couple pictures of some nuggets that I found while detecting NV and AZ. The 10.82 g piece stands by its self from from the field. After cleaning I touched up the edge to have it stand better. the 7.57g piece was found almost 24” deep with the GPZ.
  15. Just when you think you have gold hunting figured out you realize you have more to learn. These two nuggets were found on the last two trips 4.15 g and .38g .The smaller nugget had a great signal with the first pass. As I started to dig it even sounded better. The target was wedged in bed rock about 10” deep. As I broke the bed rock apart I thought to myself finally I would find a nugget bigger than Terry, Dave, or Chris! These guys have all found nuggets over an ounce. I grabbed my radio and asked Dave to come over that I think I had found a big one. Thankfully he didn’t hear me because he would still be horse laughing me because it’s so small. My dig hole was now about 10-11” deep. I thought surely I could hold the large nugget now because my detector was screaming. I decided to pick a few more times just to make sure the nugget was free , one more pass with the detector and now I heard nothing.What the heck, no target sound 1 1/2’ from my dig hole. Another larger sweep turned up the small nugget a couple feet from the hole. The caliche amplified the target sound. I was fooled once before by a small piece of metal lying in a crack of a large quartz outcrop that sounded like a large piece of gold. The larger nugget 4.15g sounded almost like a small hot rock almost like the back ground sound that the detector was making as I moved it back and forth while hunting. The small signal was barely detectable but faintly repeatable. Five minutes later the nugget was out of the hole and in my hand. As I chipped the caliche away away I was thinking about my last target all this work for a small piece of gold.My smile was a lot bigger with this nugget.
  16. That’s my buddy Skip Wilson. Skip is one of the best meteorite hunters in the USA. Skip holds the title for most US finds.Skip also had a large meteorite fall in his home town of Portales New Mexico.
  17. Hi Doc, I can’t emphasize enough about wearing sunscreen and spf clothing! I myself just just returned from my dermatologist from a hour long Mohs Surgery.This was my fifth surgery for skin cancer. For those who have not had a skin cancer screening you really need to! I lost part of my lip and now have a nice 2”scar. So much for working at the kissing booth next week.🤐
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