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First off, I have been off the forums for a while.  It's not that I have not been out prospecting, but to be honest, things have just been a little down the last couple years... and well, maybe I got a little in the habit of not talking to people.   I'm sure everyone knows the feeling.  

Anyways, I did a trip with a couple buddies to an area we have been expanding upon for years.  We do ok here and there.  Usually, I have quite the luck, but this time my buddy was rocking it.  He managed to stumble upon a patch and true to his word, after he collected a few, he called out to me so that I could come home with a little gold as well.  It sounds weird, but when we travel off to a place, we try to make sure everyone goes home with gold.  This usually means, get 2 or 3 pcs, you call your buddies over.   

So I got there and went to work.  After a couple hidden cans, I found my first square specimen (sort of strange piece) and then we took turns until I had found my second piece.  Well at this point, we were content.  My buddy that found the patch kept looking and so I moved on, thankful that I would not go home with the skunk.  

At this point it was time to get away from the patch and find new areas.  I tried washes nearby and then ended up circling to the other side of the hill with the patch.  I see a little flat area and head right up to it.  It only seemed like seconds when I got a booming signal.  Once in the scoop, it wasn't long before I felt the weight fall into my hand.  It ended up being a nice chunky 11 grammer.   This day just got better.  Another smaller patch.  Of course my buddies always rag on me for finding the chunkers and skipping over the smaller nuggets.  I guess I can live with that. 

Honestly, it was just a good time hanging out. 

Some before and after pics are shown below.  Best of luck to everyone in the New Year!!




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2 hours ago, Jayray said:

Nicely done. So I gotta ask, AZ, NV, UT, CA? 


Thanks, Jayray.  and most of my hunts are in the sunny deserts of Arizona.  (well usually sunny) :) 

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Wow Andy! Great day for sure :)
Very nice gold.

Tom H.


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Congrats!!  You got some nice chunks there.  Thanks for sharing.  It's awesome that you hunt with buddies that call you over to find gold.  True friends!!:thumbsupanim

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