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Columbus Day Sluggy Nugget from the Vultures


Uncle Ron

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Yo All....Went to the 24K Club pushes on Rich Hill Saturday where I got the big stinky skunkaroo...So this morning I headed way back into the Vultures to see what I might scare up out of one of my old patches there...Today it was cool enough to switch from my summer white shirt and hat to my fall and winter camo outfit, figuring I could sneak up on those nuggets that were used to the white riggin'....One patch in particular that I've hit very hard this summer with good results, totalling nearly 5 ounces, just keeps calling me back, despite the fact I can't even find a target of any kind there for the past near two months...But today I decided to strap on my little 9x5 Nugget finder coil on to my old SD2100 baboo and poke back into bushes and such...I hunted hard for a couple of hours with not a single target...Then I decided to go to the far extreme of the patch where the ground is solid hot basalt rock that really sounds off, especially on a mono coil...In June or July, I forget which, I scored a solid half ounce slug down in that basalt, which still has me puzzled...It was way up out of the wash and had nothing around it but gray lava looking basalt...So today, I went straight to the spot I found that half ouncer and started working out from that dig spot...Six feet from that spot there was a cholla growing up among some other brush and greasewood...I jammed my little coil back in behind the cholla and, darn, if ol' baboo didn't scream like I'd pinched it's titty...I dug down about 8 to 10 inches, pulling big chunks of basalt bedrock apart, and soon the target was out of the hole...Hot darn... A 6.3 gram slug (exactly 4.0 DWT) that just proves the old saw, "Ya just can't clean out a patch completely, ever." So, anyhow, here's my usual overboard playing with my camera on this beauty...It'll make a nice pendant, don't you think? ....Cheers, Yer Unc in the Dubyah

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:whoopie: :whoopie: Good going Ron. Who said you needed a 4500? :laught16::laught16:

Ol'29er

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Uncle Ron ,Looks like it pays to sneak up on thoses nugs behind the cholla bushes. Its always nice to hear that the ole 2100 screamed another one out of its hiding spot.

Harry

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Thanks for the attaboys, Guys....This is far from the first time that little 9x5 NF Mono has risen a patch from the dead...And usually it is in the same way...Nuggets way back under chollas or jojobas or greasewoods...Those nuggies do like to hide... :icon_mrgreen: ...That coil also goes pretty deep too...It found me a beautiful 3 DWT specie down 12 inches at LSD and a similar one out at Red Basin...I've always considered it lucky because the first target I ever swung over after buying the coil from Bill was a nugget at a well hammered patch...Then I went to a different overworked patch and the first target there too was a nugget...But she's gettin' old and I have to wrap lots of velcro on the cord to keep it from falsing...She's well paid for herself many times...I highly recommend it...Cheers, Unc

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