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A lot of 1st for me this weekend.  I had a suprise trip sprung on me due to my wife’s late work day on Friday.  We were due for Vegas and I was not going to sit in traffic so I said well I guess you can fly there and I’ll pick you up🤗.   She said that’s what I was thinking maybe you can go gold hunting somewhere 🤗🤗🤗🙏.  So I took off at 3am on the road.  I didn’t sleep much due to my excitement.  So excited I got pulled over going 73 in a 55.  I won’t disclose the agency but let’s just say I guess I’m in his system for being an armed fire investigator so he told me to slow down.  No ticket given (nugget #1 for the day.  I had a plan and stuck to it.  No reception so I relied on google image pictures I took before the trip to know how to navigate.  It was super foggy at 7am so much I drove into the thickness of it way back in the hills.  I stretched my legs and back from the drive and hit the trail.  3 hours of swigging and hiking with nothing to show.  I then hit a friends old patch thinking you can’t get it all but he may have.  Nice work Chris.  I then didn’t have a plan and needed to pick up the wife by 7:15p.  I don’t get out a ton and certainly not here so one energy drink down and round 2.  I hit some similar looking ground as my friends patch.  Sort of a desert pavement mixed with a chunky broken caliche chunks.  No dice.  I got lost coming out and made my own road.  Thank God for Jeeps!  I then with low spirits hit a wash way up in the hills by some old mining activity.  My first target was a totally knarly screamer which made sense after I uncovered a hash pipe.  My second target was a small specimen which I yelled out loud because I actually found gold.  I could pack up right then and be happy.  I then got another sweet mellow hit in the middle of the wash.  After getting to bedrock I could recover a target.  I then split the bedrock with my pick and screw driver to get a nice thick boot tack.  Onward to 2 other targets which were gold and bullet casings and can fragments.  Well my 1st gold in Nevada, 1st specimen gold, 1st over an ounce nugget (specimen), 1st finding a wet stack of dynamite 🧨 next to a hard rock drilled vein, 1st getting out of a ticket in another state🤷🏼‍♂️.  So I haven’t done a specific gravity test but may I join the 1 ounce club😳.  This thing feels heavy.  Anyway thanks for sharing my day. 

 

Brownie

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Are you sure there's not a patch there, and those where just "sitting-ducks" :200::inocent:???????  If the spot (area) looks like the quartz specimen,  you might want to punch down a bit deeper next time.  There's bound to be a source somewhere around there.  Gary  

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Beautiful pieces!!  Like stated above. . . I'd make it a point to go back and check the wash from top-2-bottom :head:  Congrats!!!

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Beautiful gold...you need to get back out there and really prospect it...I have a feeling you are very close to a much larger placer deposit ... WTG!!!!! Cheers, Unc

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12 hours ago, mn90403 said:

Nice job on that find.

I'm fond of this calculator.

http://www.desert-gold-diggers.org/gold/specgrav.htm

Was you test just on the one nugget or all the pieces?

Mitchel

Just the larger one.  I’ll do the others someday on a rainy day it was pretty fun math for hating math.  I would guess a couple of grams for the other smaller ones.

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21 hours ago, Brownnugget said:

Update.  That was fun.  So unofficially 1.15 oz AU👍🏻🤗💪🏼

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When you are subtracting 25.97 from 30.1 what does the 25.97 represent??? to arrive at the oz gold????

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