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4-1/2 Hours with the Gold Monster

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Just to give some of you newbies an idea of what to expect when out in the gold fields.  I've had better days with more gold and less trash but what you see in the photo's can be expected much of the time.  The small piece of gold is .11 of a gram.

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some days all you do is clean up lead  ,good going hanging in there and getting that on piece of gold

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That damned bird shot will keep ya busy.....:rolleyes:

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I feel your pain MGP, I got about the same amount of trash as you did but no gold for me Saturday!  

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On ‎9‎/‎22‎/‎2019 at 2:36 PM, mariposagoldbag said:

Just to give some of you newbies an idea of what to expect when out in the gold fields.  I've had better days with more gold and less trash but what you see in the photo's can be expected much of the time.  The small piece of gold is .11 of a gram.

Way to go!  that is some good work.  And it is refreshing when you get even that one piece through all of that garbage that others walked over.

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On 9/26/2019 at 9:54 AM, Relichunter2016 said:

Nice non ferrous count with the monster..how do you like the detector M? Thinking of getting a vlf for the trashy areas.

Whats up Relic!  I like it for the small gold and for detecting areas of bedrock.  If your looking for something that will accurately discriminate this is not the machine.  You would probably like it though, and for places like the one we found all that gold in, it would probably do really good.  I know there's gotta be a bunch of small stuff still laying around over there that our PI machines couldn't see that the Gold Monster would eat up!  If I were you I'd defiantly try one out.

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Hi Goldbag, I've been hitting the hills as usual up my way..actually just visited that area a few weeks ago and found a small sunbaker. My 15" round mono didnt even go off on it on the surface!! So a vlf would come in handy on a few of my patches. Good to hear you settled near some good gold producing areas. No more hills nor poison oak to deal with..lol. Good Luck out there..

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Well for the most part no poison oak, I've seen a small batch of poison oak and there's also poison ivy down on lynx creek.  Nah, all I've had to worry about is many different species of rattlesnakes, crazy ass yellow wasp that want to attack you aggressively and at random, chiggers, scorpions, killer bee's, not to mention the cactus, cats claw, mountain lions and I'm sure my inexperience in the desert is leaving something out.

 

Actually man I live in Prescott, it looks a lot like Oakhurst and Mariposa in certain area's and there's all kinds of mountains.  Not what you would imagine when you think of Arizona.

 

Since I'll most likely not get back out to the area we found all that gold I'ma tell you like this, go detect directly in the area where they removed the mobile home!  Last day I had out there I found about 4 grams of nuggets right on the road up there.  I'm telling you, all that gold is from an old creek channel that was way up on the hill and is coming from you know where.  Think about it.

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11 hours ago, mariposagoldbag said:

Well for the most part no poison oak, I've seen a small batch of poison oak and there's also poison ivy down on lynx creek.  Nah, all I've had to worry about is many different species of rattlesnakes, crazy ass yellow wasp that want to attack you aggressively and at random, chiggers, scorpions, killer bee's, not to mention the cactus, cats claw, mountain lions and I'm sure my inexperience in the desert is leaving something out.

 

Actually man I live in Prescott, it looks a lot like Oakhurst and Mariposa in certain area's and there's all kinds of mountains.  Not what you would imagine when you think of Arizona.

 

Since I'll most likely not get back out to the area we found all that gold I'ma tell you like this, go detect directly in the area where they removed the mobile home!  Last day I had out there I found about 4 grams of nuggets right on the road up there.  I'm telling you, all that gold is from an old creek channel that was way up on the hill and is coming from you know where.  Think about it.

 Dang, sounds like you better grow some eyes in the back of your head...this years been heavy on the rattle snakes...I have not seen so many in years. other than that...its not so bad. Prescott sounds nice...that piece of land is still open..may go visit it next few weeks, but I do agree with you on the old river channel source above..although I also believe their are a few shallow quartz stringers releasing some real coarse and gold float with quartz attached. I have found a few near by areas with multiple sources ...some nuggets are well worn smooth and river placer like, the other quatz with gold.

Anyways good hunting in Arizona!...

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Yep, I'm a shooter also but never realized the amount of trash I put into an area, the air rifle pellets always surprise me. but that's huntin gold with a MD in the wild wild west. Keep on keepin on , good fortune too you brother.

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Oh the number of those days I have spent....

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