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Hey all:
 Welp, met up with Dave and James today to try and get back into the area I broke my Idler arm at last Wed. No issues this time.

Got back in there....18 miles back in there and we decided on our ways to go. I was going to hike up a big wash about 1/3 mile and hit a wash that came in from the side. Once I got there I ate my gourmet peanut butter/banana  samich and got going.

3 feet into the wash is a fast shoot like area and I get this loud reverse signal. Yes! my first piece of garbage. Get it in the scoop down to a rock and a dirt clod. Wave the clod over the coil and it screams.

Hmmm....spit some water on it, rub it and NO WAY!....Are you serious??? This cant be gold because you dont just walk into a wash like this and find it!

You have to trip/fall, rip your shirt,Yank your headset off at least 5 times, get wrapped up in cats claw and shed some blood before you find anything. Well, gold it was! 6.4 grams.

Great day out with Dad and friends and the good Lord blessed us with some gold.

The rest of the wash was one 22 bullet and a piece of donkey shoe. Saw  a lot of rock throw and some detector digs along the way.
Donno..............its not suppose to happen this way :)

Tom H.

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Thats great Tom!! You always have good finds after awhile of no finds.. the groud in pics look like its

still pretty damp. Great pics.... Dave

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:ROFL:

I guess the troubles with the idler arm turned out to be worth it after all.....

Way to go Tom !!

:thumbsupanim

Luke

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Way to go Tom! That is a nice piece of gold you got there!

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Awesome nugget Tom. Good job. 

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I believe that nugget set a booby trap that broke your idler arm to keep you from finding it on your last trip, way to go getting revenge!!! :thumbsupanim

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Isn't that the greatest!  Karma coming back around and taking care of you.  Nice one, Tom!!

Andy

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Tom I think you had your goldar on. Very nice find.

AzNuggetBob

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Anything more than WTG is redundant but what the heck ... great job Tommy, wtg, you did it again, nice nugget, great job, nice one, AWESOME, good going, very nice, excellent, super find ... got carried away.

 

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I was polishing off the remnants of my lunch when Tom came huffing and puffing up the hill to the rigs. I yelled out asking if he got lucky, and got a big $#!t eating grin along with a "yep" for a reply. After wandering down the hill to the 'yota, I was handed a matchbox that had a surprising heft and contained a most righteous slug o gold. Good job man...you earned that one! 

It was good to get out again and the weather was fantastic :head:

 

 

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Sweet find! Those fat chunky nuggets are my favorite!

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On some days the gold gods do smile down on us-great gold for sure-John :yesss:

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Great gold.... great story.

Just happens that way sometimes.

Relichunter2016... you're looking at the slug!

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2 minutes ago, LipCa said:

Great gold.... great story.

Just happens that way sometimes.

Relichunter2016... you're looking at the slug!

Awesome slug.....way to go . Interesting when I first went on it must not have loaded....computer burped I think....:idunno:. But wow, she's a beauty.....awesome find.:yesss:

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2 hours ago, Relichunter2016 said:

Fantastic.................can we expect a picture of the slug?

I will try and get some Macros of it...its raining right now.

Tom

 

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I cant spell for a darn!
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Wait..! Isn't that two within thirty days..?
Heyyy, did you re-negotiate your detecting contract or something..?

Another nice find for you, Brother Tom..! :yesss:

Swamp

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That's a real beauty, Tom... Amazing what you can find with a forked willow stick! Congrats! Cheers, Unc

 

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Nice nugget Tom! If you ever decide to sell it you may want to stock up on a couple more of those idler arms.

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Congrats on that nice little beauty. Love those ones.

I just love when things like this just happen(or so they seem). I also love the fact we don't get to legally dredge in California. That got my first Minelab when I sold my dredge. 40 plus ounces? What me? No way this is happening to me! I love to read others awesome days. Just can't wait to have an other one myself.

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