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I Found a Nugget in Downieville

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I drove all night from Santa Monica to Downieville and met some friends here. They told me where to go along the river on their claims. I used my 3030 because of the trash. I didn't really hit that many targets before I got a mixed signal. I thought it was coming from the bedrock but it was not. It was from a 'soft' layer near and I kept chipping away down about 4 inches and found this nice nugget.

It was silvery when dug because of the mercury. We heated the nugget and I used a little vinegar to make it look like it does now. The weight when found was 18.5 g and after heating the mercury away it is 18.3 g. It is my first Sierra County nugget.

I did not find any other gold for the next two days. Maybe more tomorrow in Sierra City or the end of the week at Rye Patch.

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Wowsers !! That's an impressive find :ROFL:

Way to go, Mitchell :yesss:

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That's a real beauty and an impressive score! WTG, Mitch ... Cheers, Unc

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Shes a beauty and a Biggie !! Very nice.....

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:brows: righteous nugget kudos. Weather should be just right for Rye Patch this time of year-John

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Awesome. Big chunky sucker.

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Nice season opener Mitchel ... You sure are a travelin' man of late!

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Good job Mitchel!!

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I bet your still smiling , nice hunt , your killing it .

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I must be in the wrong state again... what a nice slug... Good luck out there

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Wow, it almost looks like a heart. Bet ya loveed it when that popped up. :thumbsupanim

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Beach detecting will never be the same after that..

Nice score, Mitchel..!

SA

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Wow, great nugget Mitch, Hope you do as well at Rye Patch. Hope to see you at Gold Basin in Nov. John and Roma

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That is a DANDY nugget! Nice find.

Jim

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Congrats , every time I see your finds It makes me want a ctx 3030.

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I don't always use a 3030. I have a 5000, SE Pro, 7000, GB Pro, Whites Coin 6000 but yesterday while swinging the 7000 the thought came to mind "If I had only one detector what would it be?" A 3030!

I was out on a dry lake bed with it looking for meteorites and I thought "If I can't find it with a 3030 then I don't need it!"

That is a slogan I'll send to Minelab.

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no Mitchel, your mantra is this: if it isn't the third find of a lifetime, I don't want it....

just teasing of course!

fred

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