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I had Monday off and wanted to hit a rather large drainage that I had attempted to detect years ago. Basically all those years ago I went up a 100 feet and said, no gold here...  I walked way up there this time and detected a very promising stretch with lots of exposing jagged bedrock. Now I like to brake for bedrock so I turned on and nailed my first one rather quickly. Within a foot was another target which turned out to be gold then another after that until I had 6 nuggets. Right up stream from this dropout bedrock stretch the gradient becomes rather steep, fast, and has lots of large angular boulders. Above these boulders it finally started to level out. First turn I approach was a nice sweeping exposed bedrock bend, which gave me my larger piece of the day and 3 smaller pieces. Moving forward the wash became rather to deep for my vlf for approximately 200 feet. Then bedrock all over the place!!! Except no more gold targets in all that bedrock. I personally think it's shedding some place along the 200 foot of deep ground. It was 3pm and I was trying to leave around 6pm. Running out of time I went back to a place I'd found lots of nuggets and done above average drywashing in the past. I headed to a stretch I'd pulled 24 grams of handsome placer gold from about 5 to 6 years ago. Well wasn't I surprised when a nice little nugget poped out in a place I vacuumed very well all those years ago. Checking my hole again and still another target.... gold. I was seeing fine gold small pickers and nuggets as though it had never been worked. Managed 16 more in 3 hours. 

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I'm having a bit of technical difficulties uploading my photo

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Heres the photo . Well done dude !!

Arizona gold.jpg

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41 minutes ago, adam said:

Heres the photo . Well done dude !!

Arizona gold.jpg

Man, that was some kind of day! Looking forward to hearing what happens when you hit the deeper gravel areas with a PI machine.

Enjoy the hunt!

Regards, Kyle

 

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That is a great day, congrats sir.  

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great job of detecting,congrats

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That's hot.  Great job, BD.

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SWEEEEEEEEEET :thumbsupanim Nice gold man!

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Now that's a handful of nuggets! Great work!

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Great stuff and you know well how to trace a lead up to its source, that's for sure.

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Nice finds, and great determination!

Thanks for the story and for taking the time to write and post it.

All the best,

Lanny

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Nice handful of happy.

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That is what they call a fist full of dollars.  oops! Nuggets too.

Congrats.  Nice going

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