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TomH

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Hey all:
Welp, went out yesterday solo. Dads recovering from 3 days of cooking and baking :)
Hit a old area and explored some new ones. The geology in the new ones looks really good for nuggets.
Will be detecting those areas in the next few weeks.

Well after digging/scraping and moving 385 hot rocks, I managed to get a little yellow :)
Anyone know what kind of gourds these are?

Great day out, fantastic weather and the good Lord blessed me with a little yellow!
Tom H.

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Congratulations on the "solo" nugget.

The gourds appear to be Buffalo gourds, but a little more info would help determine that, were the leaves triangular and did the vines and gourds have a strong bad odor?

http://cdri.org/publications/nature-notes/plants/buffalo-gourds/

http://www.arizonensis.org/sycamore/nature/flora/cucurbita_foetidissima.html

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Congratulations on the "solo" nugget.

The gourds appear to be Buffalo gourds, but a little more info would help determine that, were the leaves triangular and did the vines and gourds have a strong bad odor?

http://cdri.org/publications/nature-notes/plants/buffalo-gourds/

http://www.arizonensis.org/sycamore/nature/flora/cucurbita_foetidissima.html

That looks like it!

The vine was all dead so I couldn't see that.

The gourd is rock hard though, tried cutting it with a knife and that's not happening.

Will put it on the bandsaw later and probably regret doing that :)

Tom

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Just wash your hands afterwards, the Buffalo gourds are somewhat toxic and can make you at least sick to your stomach, only a very insects can tolerate them as a food source, that being said one of the sources of info i posted says that the seeds can be eaten after roasting, but do so at your own risk.

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Great job Tom. Seems your finding gold fairly regularly now. Keep us all motivated.

Yup...im up to about .3 grams per mile of hiking :) once I get to .7 gram per mile im going to retire and do this full time :ROFL:

Cant wait to get into this new area. :yesss:

Tom

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Just wash your hands afterwards, the Buffalo gourds are somewhat toxic and can make you at least sick to your stomach, only a very insects can tolerate them as a food source, that being said one of the sources of info i posted says that the seeds can be eaten after roasting, but do so at your own risk.

Great....so now you tell me!

I cooked it and ate it with my happy meal I bought with my sub gram nug.

Cant feel my arms or feet and im really happy right now

DOH!

Tom

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Great....so now you tell me!

I cooked it and ate it with my happy meal I bought with my sub gram nug.

Cant feel my arms or feet and im really happy right now

DOH!

Tom

On the bright side, just think how long you can swing your detector and how far you can walk without ever feeling the fatigue now!!!

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