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I made it out the other day for a quick hunt before the sun burned off the clouds.  I returned to an area I'd been before, and decided to hunt a hillside near "My First Dink Patch".  This area has been hunted by many detectors over the years and it took over an hour before I found my first trash target.  A little bit later, I found a target signal behind the trunk of a little bush.  After some digging and some screwdriver/bedrock action, the target was out.  Another little scrap of rusty metal.  :idunno:  But wait, there's another target in the hole.  :head:  Some more bedrock loosened up and scraped out, and this little guy came to the surface.  A nice .58g specimen.  :yesss:

I was using the 5000 with the 11" mono commander.  Fine gold, gain 9, stab 9, very slow....   I knew the ground would be wet, so the EVO stayed home.  I doubt it was more than three inches deep.  Even when it was in the scoop, it wasn't very loud.

Luke

 

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Nice work Luke.  It isss muggy.

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WTG on the nug and the recheck of the hole! :)

Good lesson for a lot of us.

Tom H.

 

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Thanks guys...   :4chsmu1:

2 hours ago, TomH said:

WTG on the nug and the recheck of the hole! :)

Good lesson for a lot of us.

Tom H.

 

Yep !!   More than a few times now, I've found gold in a hole that trash came out of first.  Always recheck the hole !!

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I went ahead and let this specimen soak in Whink for about 9 days.

It's a first time for me to alter any of the nuggets I've found.

I 'lost' .12 grams of rock and now this nugget weighs .46g.

I realize my pictures aren't the best.  Still getting by with the phone camera.

What do you guys think?  Did I 'ruin' it?

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5 minutes ago, LukeJ said:

I went ahead and let this specimen soak in Whink for about 9 days.

It's a first time for me to alter any of the nuggets I've found.

I 'lost' .12 grams of rock and now this nugget weighs .46g.

I realize my pictures aren't the best.  Still getting by with the phone camera.

What do you guys think?  Did I 'ruin' it?

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Well Luke, you know wat dey say, dat beauty is in the eye of the beholder . . . an dats one I wud like to be holdin'!  She sho nuff ain't ruint. Nice!

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30 minutes ago, BMc said:

Well Luke, you know wat dey say, dat beauty is in the eye of the beholder . . . an dats one I wud like to be holdin'!  She sho nuff ain't ruint. Nice!

Thanks Mac.  I think I like the way it looks too.   :)

By the way....   Any chance you've been hanging out in Flint, Michigan drinking the tap water lately?

Just curious.  :89:

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1 hour ago, LukeJ said:

Thanks Mac.  I think I like the way it looks too.   :)

By the way....   Any chance you've been hanging out in Flint, Michigan drinking the tap water lately?

Just curious.  :89:

Since that was a rhetorical question, I guess there's no need to tell you what happened to the cat . . .  :D

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It wasn't a rhetorical question.  :idunno:

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