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Hey all,

It's been awhile, but the summer is on it's way out and great weather is here !!  :yesss:

Met up with Tom early this morning in my driveway.....  He insisted on driving and I didn't want to argue with such a nice guy.  :inocent:

Tom is such a nice guy, that he took me out to one of his most coveted detecting spots.  Many ounces found there in the past and with the recent rains, things had been stirred up a bit.

Even though it's been detected thoroughly in the past, there was still the possibility for some good finds and we were both excited to hike in there.

Upon arrival, Tom wanted to detect the lower portion, and I hiked up a bit further.  Maybe not as far as I should have.  :shhhhh:

I knew it was the place I was going to set my backpack down when I rounded the bend and viewed a nice stretch of bedrock poking up through the gravels.

This area has very little trash, but lots of large iron stones.  Every few steps or less, there's a target to dig.  Usually a loud, black rock turns up.  But good gold has been found here, so you gotta dig em all.  :Diggin_a_hole:

My 4th target was a nice half gram nugget.  About 20 feet away, I scored another.  :4chsmu1:  I went to get Tom and he poked around there for a bit before going on up ahead.  A half an hour later, he comes back with a freshly dug nug he had pried out of the bedrock up around the corner.  Perfect day so far, no skunks and still time to find more.  So we did.

My third nugget, the biggest and deepest of the day, was found under or right next to, a bologna sandwich-sized iron stone.  I spent about 10 minutes digging and widening the hole so I could get the 15" EVO in there to better pinpoint the target.  Then the iron stone came out of the hole.  It sounded exactly like what I had been hearing when I passed it over the coil.  :idunno:boorb  :cry2:  But I wasn't done yet.  Always check the hole for another target.  I slid the coil back in there and it screamed.   :ya:  A 2+ gram nugget was my prize.

When I met up with Tom a little later, he had another nugget under his belt so all was good.  We talked and rested for a bit, and then detected for another hour or so, before starting the journey home.

On the way out, I couldn't help but wonder if my detecting costume somehow played a role in today's finds.  When I first purchased this shirt, the seller didn't exactly say it, but it seemed implied that the shirt possessed magical powers.  The first couple times wearing it, I was worried that I got a dud.  But these last two times, after enough dirt and sweat and some catclaw holes in the sleeves, it seems to be working as intended.  If any of you can get ahold of one of these shirts, I'd highly recommend it.  :)

Thanks again Tom, maybe I'll drive next time.



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It was a really great day out with you Luke. Both of us got some gold!!!! :)
Wanted to do a Vid. of the little one I was chipping out of bedrock as I knew it was gold...but alas...I forgot my camera. Grrrr.

Mine came in at 1.9 gram.

Great weather and good times.

Tks for going.




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25 minutes ago, Patrick in Havasu said:

Swing by and pick me up next time. 

If you would stay in one spot for more than 3 days we would :4chsmu1:

Tom H.


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Thanks for the positive edification of I brake for bedrock.. I know I always score gold when I where my I brake for bedrock shirt, so there must be something too it.. probably the more cat claw holes the more gold is released? Impressive amount found by the 2 of ya.

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They got a good score today without me but my legs and lungs are getting a lot stronger.  Soon I'll be able to go with Tom and pick up what he misses.  I'll be at the outing to do some beeping and eating.  I miss getting out a lot and it's sure better than that dang hospital.  That wash has produced a lot of gold for us in the past and I am anxious to get in there and dig a little.  Glad to see that it is still producing.  :black_knight_standing:

    Old Tom 

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I'm sure there's still a few in there with your name on them Old Tom.  :head:  

Glad to hear you're on the mend.  See you soon.  :)


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