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Yesterday- Friday morning at Ganes Creek a friend of mine Tom Cooper was detecting next to me with a Whites MXT with a stock coil.He got a LOUD target and pulled out a 10.6 oz solid GOLD slug.We had been throwing our trash back and forth all week, so when he was done yelling he threw something at me. It landed at my feet, it was the biggest hunk of GOLD I have ever seen anyone dig up. I'm still in Alaska and don't have a good e-mail connection, so the picture will have to wait.party-smiley-027[1].gifthumbsupsmileyanim.giflove0029[1].gif. Davelove0029[1].gif

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W-O-W!!!!! :WOW: :whoope: :thumbsupanim

WOW is right! Wow! :thumbsupanim A life time find for just about everyone!

Jim

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WOW WOW WOW!!!!!

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Thanks Lon for getting those pictures on the forum for me. The second picture to the right is the small .70oz , .78oz , .45oz , and other small ones that I found. Dave

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Great Job highbanker58! You did very well yourself!

WOW! that 10.6 oz nugget is truely a impressive find by Tom! I will be at ganes creek the last week in July. I do not remember where hill #2 is? Is it up stream or down stream of the main camp?

Thanks for sharing!

Tyrie

Washington State

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WOWSA :thumbsupanim WOWSA :thumbsupanim WOWSA :thumbsupanim

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HOOAH!! This just peeled off 60 years of my true age for a few moments and made me a kid again. I'd hate to think of the palpitations I'd have to deal with if'n I found that bad boy. Major kudos justly deserved!!

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That is truely an impressive find.....congrats !!! Cant wait to see more from the area from everyone.

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Well if that's not the Holy Grail of nugget shooting I don't know what is!!!!! :whaaaa: :whaaaa:

Thanks for posting!!

I think the sales of MXTs will go up some as this story gets out, hmmm maybe I should dust mine off and start swinging it some more!!!

How deep was the 10.6 ouncer???

Skip

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Ah yes, very nice find, brings back memories of my trips up there, the last group I took in was when Steve B of Idaho found the 33 oz'er, MXT's did well up there because for the lack of mineralization, My biggest find was in the oz range, and many smaller. great trips and lots of memories,

you guys did good , congrats :whoope:

Allen in MT

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:thumbsupanim I'll take them righteous little ones(ya right) anyday and ya'all can keep Mr. Potatohead as a mite hard to wear :lol: and I'm addicted to rough and gnarly gold,women too-John
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highbanker58

Way to go bet you are a happy camper I had the privilage of knowing one of the people

that worked on that dredge he said he told the boss that they were loosing a lot of gold

because the guy in charge was pushing it ahead too fast so the boss put him in charge

and he said they cleaned up 400 oz in one nights shift,he told me this 25 years ago

I asked him for a map but he died before I could get it from him...

Rodd

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Now you're talking! WoW! :wubu: :wubu:

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Tom's nugget was dig out of the corner of the push, on the backside of the mound- down 16 - 18 " in the deepest part of the slope. Next to the road ,under a bunch of tree limbs. I saw Tom today and he is still floating on air.I'm real happy for him, he hunts hard, doesn't take breaks,works thru dinner and walked back to camp ...... he deserves it.thumbsupsmileyanim.giflove0029[1].gif

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What a great find--hard to fathom that MXT reaching down 18 inches with a stock coil

have to drag mine out from under the bed and giver another try. Thanks for the post-sure got

an early start on the fireworks :thumbsupanim

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