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  1. #16
    Jan 2016
    South of Gunnison, Gold Basin
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    Camping at cache creek once, my buddy looked down on the ground in camp and there was a diamond ring. Found a GoPro with about 45 minutes footage, was taped to a dog, garret carrot, splitting wedges, 16 oz estwing hammer, spare from a trailer, an old cant hook, shovels, random stuff like that and some perfectly useable.
    I always kidded that at cache creek we need a crow that can fly around and fetch snuffer bottles so we can just sit at camp and drink beer hehe.
    A guy there gave me a huge tub of his concentrates cuz he didnt want to haul anything back to Oklahoma with him and he already got the gold out he said. That evening I tapped about 3 grams out of his cons next to the campfire and easiest gold I ever got right there. My buddy traded the same guy his snub 357 for the dudes camper, panning gear and a bunch of canned food inside.
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  2. #17
    Jan 2016
    South of Gunnison, Gold Basin
    1889 times
    I've also found many many Happy Birthday helium balloons in the mountains. The Rockies are where they come to die I think.

  3. #18
    Jan 2016
    South of Gunnison, Gold Basin
    1889 times
    Worst thing about those damn balloons. You can see them reflecting from a mile away easy. The whole hike over to that mountain your picturing an old Spanish sword gleaming in the sunlight, maybe an old Henry's rifle from a century ago leaning against a tree, possibly a trail marker pointing to a treasure you just happened across at the right time of day, maybe even airplane wreckage that's still out there?
    Walk all the way there, nope just a damn balloon again. Gets me every time!

  4. #19
    May 2014
    Sweep Jig, Whippet Dry Washer, Lobo ST, 1/2 width 2 tray Gold Cube, numerous pans, rocker box, and /home made fluid bed and stream sluices.
    2803 times
    Probably over 20 years ago now, a couple of hikers found an airplane high in the Rincon mountain wilderness area below Rincon Peak just east of Tucson. They had been eyeballing a reflection for a period of time and decided to check it out. As it turns out, it apparently was a drug smugglers plane and it contained two sets of remains and a large sum of cash. I think the plane had never been reported as missing.
    Last edited by arizau; Jan 30, 2019 at 09:21 AM.
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    If it can't be grown, it must be mined!

  5. #20
    Oct 2010
    U.P. Michigan
    Garrett AT Pro
    122 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by okbasspro View Post
    Found a 1890 $20 gold piece and a 5oz Wells Fargo silver bar inside a Prince Albert can while detecting. Also found a old revolver frame from the 1800s
    Just remember....without photos it never happen.


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