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I found a 1.1g nugget down about 15" today.  Was wondering if I got lucky or  is that the normal depth for a nugget this size.  The nugget is a solid chunk.  I imagine if it was smashed out flat and not laying on its edge I could of found it deeper.... Just wondering.. It's been awhile since I been able to get out and find a biggie lol 😃

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Woohoo!!! Nice chunkster Doug! Beautiful peice for sure.

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Thanks Dan...  Surprised on the depth... Maybe I'm just rusty  

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Glad someone is getting out and finding something.  Not much activity lately being so hot but that is coming to an end soon.  Nice pieces bro.  

   Old Tom 

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Thanks Old Tom..  I got to playing with my phone camera this morning.  Here some I don't believe I've posted before.

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Great pieces, pretty pictures.  Shows the gold up nicely.  

   Old Tom

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I'd say you are pushing the limits of depth on a target that size.  But then there's the '+40%' factor of the GPZ, so it's tough to say.

Excellent finds regardless.  It's awesome to dig a deep hole that has gold at the bottom.  :Diggin_a_hole:

Congrats !!  :thumbsupanim

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Wow! You have found some nice gold:ya:

Thats pretty amazing a 1.1 at 15 inches. WTG..

Tom H.

 

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2 hours ago, LukeJ said:

I'd say you are pushing the limits of depth on a target that size.  But then there's the '+40%' factor of the GPZ, so it's tough to say.

Excellent finds regardless.  It's awesome to dig a deep hole that has gold at the bottom.  :Diggin_a_hole:

Congrats !!  :thumbsupanim

I walked all over an area where I found 4 pieces last year and even hiked up higher.. thinking bigger pieces got hung up ..  nah .. it didn't happen.  heading back to the rig, my wife walked out to meet me... and there.. 30yrds from the rig I got a faint signal. Once I got down a bit .. I knew it had to be gold... I even broke out the carrot to check the sides of the hole .. but it was still at the bottom of the hole. The best part about it was having my better-half right there. :4chsmu1:

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2 hours ago, TomH said:

Wow! You have found some nice gold:ya:

Thats pretty amazing a 1.1 at 15 inches. WTG..

Tom H.

 

Thanks .. Tom H.   It wasn't a great signal.. just enough to hold me up.  After boot scraping the top couple off, it still didn't improve that much.  But when I got below the hot rocks and trash and started to see the red dirt.  I was smiling big time.  After it was in the scoop .. the ole phrase came to mind...  'I thought it was gonna be bigger'  lol  Pretty amazed at the depth as well.  It must of been settings and perfect ground conditions.

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11 hours ago, NvAuMiner said:

Thanks Old Tom..  I got to playing with my phone camera this morning.  Here some I don't believe I've posted before.

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Ive been waiting for you to show the big one Doug!! Pretty dang hard not sharing pictures of that sucker before you decided to haha. Awesome chunk for sure. Killer species too!!

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37 minutes ago, nugget108 said:

Ive been waiting for you to show the big one Doug!! Pretty dang hard not sharing pictures of that sucker before you decided to haha. Awesome chunk for sure. Killer species too!!

Yeah. . .  It took a while huh!! :idunno:  I like keeping some nice ones in the host rock.. I think they look pretty cool and nice to look at when I have the skunk on my back.

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17 hours ago, NvAuMiner said:

I walked all over an area where I found 4 pieces last year and even hiked up higher.. thinking bigger pieces got hung up ..  nah .. it didn't happen.  heading back to the rig, my wife walked out to meet me... and there.. 30yrds from the rig I got a faint signal. Once I got down a bit .. I knew it had to be gold... I even broke out the carrot to check the sides of the hole .. but it was still at the bottom of the hole. The best part about it was having my better-half right there. :4chsmu1:

It's nice to remind them once in awhile that they made the right decision. :)

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Nice going :thumbsupanim I hope me and my bounty hunter one day will find one like that :idunno: No Nugget Mike C...:200:

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3 hours ago, Mike C... said:

Nice going :thumbsupanim I hope me and my bounty hunter one day will find one like that :idunno: No Nugget Mike C...:200:

Just takes time and practice Mike! Haha

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Walked over 8 mi today and dug up 18 pieces of trash just for one nugget. A fair trade I'd say!!!  5.5dwt

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On 9/27/2020 at 7:26 PM, NvAuMiner said:

Walked over 8 mi today and dug up 18 pieces of trash just for one nugget. A fair trade I'd say!!!  5.5dwt

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That was a nice piece.

If that was me who said they walked 8 miles everyone would say I walked too far.

How many miles did you walk after you found that piece?

Mitchel

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4 hours ago, mn90403 said:

That was a nice piece.

If that was me who said they walked 8 miles everyone would say I walked too far.

How many miles did you walk after you found that piece?

Mitchel

6 miles:hiker: lol... I found it pretty quick.  Kept looking for a brother or a sister . . . . but they were hiding.

"That was a nice piece. It was a nice piece. . . until I got impatient and hit it with my pick.  You can see the pick scrape right below what looks like a hole in the middle. Ahh... what the heck... it's still a keeper.

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On 9/25/2020 at 7:47 PM, NvAuMiner said:

I found a 1.1g nugget down about 15" today.  Was wondering if I got lucky or  is that the normal depth for a nugget this size.  The nugget is a solid chunk.  I imagine if it was smashed out flat and not laying on its edge I could of found it deeper.... Just wondering.. It's been awhile since I been able to get out and find a biggie lol 😃

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Very nice, hoping to find something like that one day! 

What settings and kind of signal did you get from it at first? I’m a beginner  learning the nuances of weak signals on the Zed. In fact, if anyone has a good link for videos with weak signal examples, please  PM me a link (because this is off-topic from this post), unless Doug is ok with it. Thank you!

-Anthony

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I have found 1 to 2 gram size pieces at a good foot deep quite regularly with my 7k,one note the ground was not all that hot where we are detecting.

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2 hours ago, beatup said:

I have found 1 to 2 gram size pieces at a good foot deep quite regularly with my 7k,one note the ground was not all that hot where we are detecting.

My bad!!! It was actually a 1.1dwt...  little bigger than a 1gramer

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Hello Doug, didnt you have 5000 before the GPZ? Or a 4500.

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9 hours ago, GotAU? said:

Very nice, hoping to find something like that one day! 

What settings and kind of signal did you get from it at first? I’m a beginner  learning the nuances of weak signals on the Zed. In fact, if anyone has a good link for videos with weak signal examples, please  PM me a link (because this is off-topic from this post), unless Doug is ok with it. Thank you!

-Anthony

Hey GotAU,

The signal was just enough of a change in the tone to make me investigate.  It was not good... but was repeatable...  I don't have a link that I go to for settings, but I know if you search around you can find what people use.  I tried some of what others use and they weren't really for me.  Some like to set it so that it is real chatty.... a lot of noise.  I prefer quiet-n-smooth.  I'm no expert and still trying different settings out.   The best thing I could recommend to you is get a little piece of lead (sounds like gold) and practice way away from electric power lines.  See what works best for you.  Re-read the manual ... then read it again..

Best of luck... OH yeah.... and hunt where gold has been found.... for starters. 

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