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Uncle Ron

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Yo, All...After coming back from N. CA from my Dad's ending and all, I finally got out for a short time at LSD...Back up to one of my old spots where a few years back I beeped up an ugly little black and gold nugget...The recent rains scoured out some good spots...I'm still not as able to concentrate on beepster as I need to be, but I specked a turn and flat in the bedrock...Scraped it down a foot or so and got a strong signal...Popped up this little 3/4 gram nuggster with some strange dark, non-magnetic rock...Almost looks like obsidien...Just like the smaller bit I found in this spot a few years back...It's good to be back home...Taking a little time to readjust...Thanks to you guys who have sent condolences...Cheers, Yer Unc in the Dubyah


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Hi Ron,

Glad to see you're back. Nice find on the nugget too. The black stuff on the nuggie is manganese. I have found many pieces of gold in Yavapai County with it attached. Some of the smaller pieces were completely coated with it and I almost threw them away. Check it out.


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