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Finally Got Some!!!! (gold that is...)


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Well RD was looking down smiling today and decided to throw some nuggets my way. I ended up with four little nuggets totaling 2.81 dwt. I got them with the 11" Mono Commander coil, I was using my 4500. One of them was still inside a big ol' piece of caliche. It took a long time to get the gold out of the middle of it. I was scared I was going to break the gold in two if I did not crack the caliche in the right place. I could tell by the sound it was a oblong shaped piece of gold (kind of a double beep - like a nail or piece of wire). But I got it apart and came out great. Its the one on the top left in the pic.

The piece of caliche was about the size of a birthday cake.

I think I can darn near call this area a patch, This makes it the 7th nugget pulled out of this little area. I had been going over it with mostly larger coils and thought it was cleaned out, I figured I would hit this area one more time with the new coil I got and WOW within about 45 minutes I hit four in a row before I had to leave. I think I am going to go back tomorrow, anyone want to come along?



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Beautiful nuggets, DD....Great chunky and coarse character...Way to go...RD had a way of honing in on those puppies, persisitance, persistance, persistance...Glad he was beepster with you ... Congrats...Cheers, Unc

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Good thinking DigDeep...I consider more than two nuggets in an area as a patch...

Now that your on the right track about switching coils...go back over the "patch" with the 11"

coil just barley touching the ground...very slow...and in four different directions....when you

move forward only move the coil 1/2 it's length...most of the time you'll find more gold with

each direction change...have patience....good luck...

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