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Hey all!

The usual suspect here. Mid 40's, dark hair, wearing a backpack and headphones, loitering behind some suburban ranch digging holes.

I have been prospecting all of my life and nugget hunting at one point became a complete obsession. I tried the twelve step program, drugs, shock therapy, and drugs again. My family intervened and hid my detectors. I dreamed of noisy bedrock. I began to tremble when I saw a shovel. I moved from gold country to try and get away from the habit. I got a job, I cut my hair, I shaved for heavens sake! My shrink told me to take up a new hobby. I went to the internet to research interests in the area and the very first hit on google was a video... "How I found a whole buttload of Glorieta Meteroites in one day with my silly ass metal detector" by Mr. Frickin Meteorite. So thanks a lot!

Now I am no dummy, and I realized that I had jumped from the frying pan into the fire with this one because I had been resisting the meteorite temptation for years. I already had a serious nugget addiction and a son to raise. We all know the largest single factor of success is time spent in the field, and even through my blinding lust for heavy metal I realized I simply could not devote the time to meteorites. But things were different now. My son is grown and graduating college, I am far away from anyone who knows me or gives a rats ass if I slip into a complete meteorite obsession. Like a kid lighting his first cigarette I clicked on the video...

Now my shrink tells me I need a support group.

Hi group! My name is Bob and I have a beeping problem.

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Welcome to the addiction, Bob...if you ever wander into my camp you are welcome to whatever is on the fire or in the cooler.

Grinding up carboneceous chrondrites and sniffing them will give you a stellar high, or so I have heard...I personally never inhaled

Fred

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That was cute, funny, and well-written. Nice to see you on here. If using a metal detector can lead to a beeping obsession, I wonder what using supermagnets can give a person? Hummm?

Show your stones (meteorites) on here if you get a chance okay?

Mike in CO

micro-hunter of southwest Colorado

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Bob,

Welcome to the group, you will find quite an array of individuals here that are addicted to both gold and meteorite beeping. I am not quite sure about the sniffing thing that Fred mentioned and my better judgement says that I should stay away from that one. I tried snorting coke one time and darn near drown myself. :woohoo: :zapped:

Jim

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Welcome Bob,

My name is Bob also and I'm a prospecting junkie. Have been for 55 years. So welcome aboard your in with a great crowd.

OL'29er

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Guest bedrock bob

29 Prospector! Mi tocayo!

I do so enjoy your stories! I also write and you will soon see a few of my stories as well. Experienced miners are much rarer than the stuff they seek. We are blessed to know and have known the last of the breed. Somtimes when I am looking for gold I find a dinosaur instead. It looks like you have known a few dinosaurs too. I was a pterodactyl in a previous life. I would expect you to be some sort of iguanadon.

Thanks all for the warm welcome, and I will post a few pics of my tiny finds very soon. I recently got a digital camera and a computer just for the occasion. I am poorly prepared to show off on this board, as I have just completed my research and begun searching my first strewn field. I do have a few specs to show but you will not be impressed. I have done this the hard way and as you all know folks hold on tight to information and breaking into this hobby is difficult. The only reason I have had any success is the fact that I live on top of the search area (nearly) and have excellent repoir with my neighbors. This will pay out much better in the long run than having someone show me where to dig though, and I fully expect my success curve to go up steadily.

As far as snorting those chondrites... I am more into smoked salmon. It really clogs up the bong but it is very refreshing on a hot summer afternoon, and the young chicks dig it sooo much.

Carpe manana!

Bob as well.

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"Newest" Bob: Welcome to the Nugget Shooter Forum -- one of the best junkie magnets on line. Lots of actual information here, but also sufficient doses of bent-and-twisted to keep it fun. If you make it out to Gold Basin in October, old 29er and I will be out there celebrating his new back and my new shoulder by trying to peck out a few yellows and blacks.

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Guest bedrock bob

Hey Ruben!

Hope you don't mind the ribbing. It is all in good fun. You have my deepest respect. Your videos are great and you know your stuff.

I was just fine until you made it painfully obvious I was so close to something so rare and beautiful. You put it right there on my little screen and it had green crystals sticking out of it and you dug it up not five miles from where I was sitting. The thing was from Uranus or some darn place and it was worth a pile of money. It looked like a steel fruitcake! It was like prospector porn! Then, realizing that I had held one in my hand, free for the taking, and been too wet behind the ears to realize what the heck it was simply fueled the fire. Is it any wonder I am this way? Is it really my fault? I was coerced! I was framed!

I gotta go smoke some salmon now and get calmed down.

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Aloha Bedrock bob,

I also had an obesssion with hunting meteorites and needed to go through a 12 step program lately. It involved taking 12 steps then :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: taking another 12 steps then :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: some more. Recently I just finished hunting relics with a friend and am now hooked on hunting relics. DUH!! Now I have to go through another 12 step program for that. It never ends does it!!

Welcome to our group and hope to see you in October.

Aloha,

Stan aka Kaimi :ph34r2:

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Hello Dean! It is nice to meet you!

You would be the fellow in the white vehicle that is often parked at the pumphouse? Just a shot in the dark! I would be the one whose moans and cries you hear in the wind on a full moon night.

Love those photos Dean! Keep 'em coming! Oh yeah, and those snakes you are seeing up here are prarie rattlers, not diamondbacks. Take a look at the ones on the post from Regmaglitch...That is a western diamondback. Praries up here have a yellow belly, slender, and no black and white rings on the tail. There is a "double diamond" on the back rather than the sharp outlined pattern of the diamondback. The differece is subtle, kind of like the difference between a terrestrial stone and some meteorites. You will know when you see a timber rattler up here... there are a few. Too much altitude for them though, kind of at the edge of their habitat. Bit is bit though, so be darn cautious. Praries are a little more agressive and often do not rattle. Tougher to see in the mountains than a diamondback too!

Hope to meet you in the flesh really soon Dean!

Bien Suerte

Bedrock Bob

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Hey Bob,

I am sure I have heard you when the Luna has been full! I had to pull the headphones off a little more just to make sure it was you and not a mountain diamond back er I mean a western diamondback. Thanks for the information...I did not know. Yeah and I am sure keeping an eye and ear out for snakes and other creatures. Have a few good stories of things that have happened while hunting including the two legged ones. (Ruben you reading this?). We will save them for another time around the campfire.

I'm sure we will meet soon, in fact we will probably run into each other on a hunt in our neck of the woods.

Thanks for the good luck!

May we all swing over a good strong signal with an even better find at the bottom of the hole!!! :postdigger:

Dean

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