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Great start for the new year!


TomH

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Hey all:

Well, decided to start the new year off by detecting.

Dad and I went out to a wash and hiked back in 3/4 mile. Did some digging and detecting and didnt get squat.

So, I went about a half mile up a trib and still didnt get anything. Got to the end of the trib and hiked over to another on to work my way back down.

The area we were at is extreamly hard to hunt due to the hot rocks and minerals both in the dirt and in the bedrock.

I think I must have moved 500 hot rocks today!

About 3/4 the way down I get a screaming signal and figure its a piece of tin.

Scraped the surface and it moved. Crap....tin..so I get it in my spoon and lo and behold....it was the smaller of the two nuggets! It must have been blown over on the top of the other gravel. Nothing else in the area....so I kept going down. About 100 yards from the mouth of the wash I hit the big square hot rock in the pic and kick it out of the way. Hmmm still have a signal under it. Faint though. So, I scrape and dig with the screwdriver and see a glimmer of gold. Yes! I thought it was just a dink because it was faint, but when I pulled it out of the dirt I was blown away. Nice big ol guy!

Total for the day was 4 grams.

Good Lord blessed us with some gold and started the new year right :)

Tom H.

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Dude!!!!!! Sweet!!!!!! Must of been my fairy dust inside my detector. Good job

I got a bag of dust out of your detector....threw all the electrical stuff back in. Its a VERY quite detector now! :rasberry:

Tom

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Hey Tom, what's with that big rectangular rock next to the nugget? It sure looks out of place to me.

Thats one of 5 million hot rocks up there that sing like a fat ol lady when you hit it.

Then you have the black ones...and the black sand....and the concentrations of little black ones...

:grr01: Must have dug up a truck load of them today.

I move them out of the way and detect under them. Thats how I found that nug. :yesss: I can screen out about half of them by detecting at different directions, but a lot of them sound just like a target. Its good exercise :ROFL:

Was running the 5000 with the gain at 9 and it was still tough.

Tom H.

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Very cool finds, Tom ... There's a few gullies at LSD that used to produce good nuggets by just kicking hot rocks out of the way and beeping beneath ... Think Gypsy Moth if you're a member of the club ... Those gullies were heavily worked but no body moved the hot rocks ... Pulled some beauties there ... WTG, and I agree that gulch looks worthy of more exploration, particularly up on the sides a bit ... Cheers, Unc

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Very cool finds, Tom ... There's a few gullies at LSD that used to produce good nuggets by just kicking hot rocks out of the way and beeping beneath ... Think Gypsy Moth if you're a member of the club ... Those gullies were heavily worked but no body moved the hot rocks ... Pulled some beauties there ... WTG, and I agree that gulch looks worthy of more exploration, particularly up on the sides a bit ... Cheers, Unc

Tks Unc:

Not part of the club though.

Im gonna have to get a rope and repeling gear to work the sides of the wash....they are like straight up!

I do hit the areas on the side as high as I can go up above where I find nugs.

One of these days.....im gonna get a sweet sound out of the side of a hill :)

Tom H.

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