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  1. #1

    Jul 2006
    Western NC Mtns
    Tesoro Sand Shark, Minelab Safari, Explorer SE Pro, & Excallibur II
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    Me & a 2-LB Nugget

    At this weekend's GPAA/LDMA Vein Mountain outing, I had a chance to catch up with William Wilcox, the Nugget Man. He's quite a character, and I enjoyed swapping stories and lies with him. As many of you know, Will found a nugget while detecting in CA that weighs just under 24 troy ounces or 2 troy pounds. He was kind enough to let me hold this beauty and pose for a picture with it. It sure was a great feeling...
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    Jay has been proven to be 20% more FUN than current physics can explain!

  2. #2
    us
    Mar 2010
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    Re: Me & a 2-LB Nugget

    ok i have questions if someone has a nugget that big why dont they sale it i am new at this gold thing and if i found that it would be sold just to buy more stuff to hunt more gold or something but i guess if you have that you will never be broke i think what i am trying to say is why dont he sale it

  3. #3
    se
    Sep 2006
    Sweden
    White's or Minelab
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    Re: Me & a 2-LB Nugget

    Well, it depends on you, I to would save it until (/if) I need the money.. Then POSSIBLY sell.
    When finding gold it can get a sort of sedimentary value..
    You know like old family possessions.
    Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.

  4. #4
    us
    Feb 2010
    California
    Tesoro Tejon,Tesoro Lobo, Minelab GPX 4500.
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    Re: Me & a 2-LB Nugget

    Hey.. those size nuggets don't come around to often. Bye the way he may be fortunate and not need the money. I'd keep it , and sell the small stuff under one ounce. Way to go.....geeee by the looks of that nugget and the 9 pounder they found in Neveda city the other week, the oold timers missed some.

  5. #5
    us
    May 2009
    Garden Valley, ca.
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    Re: Me & a 2-LB Nugget

    its hard to find a buyer for a piece that size..... also more than likely a guy who finds a piece that size and its not pure luck has found and sold/traded lots more and has lots more to sale......and lots of people who found a piece that big might not ever tell you they even have it....the fever hits everyone different.......ive sold a fair amount and havent found a piece ive been sentimental for...really im sentimental for the act of researchin and findin it and hope the price stays this high for a while.

  6. #6
    GL
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    Mar 2008
    South Central, NC
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    Re: Me & a 2-LB Nugget

    Whats that...like $40 grand?

  7. #7

    Jul 2006
    Western NC Mtns
    Tesoro Sand Shark, Minelab Safari, Explorer SE Pro, & Excallibur II
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    Re: Me & a 2-LB Nugget

    Quote Originally Posted by GL
    Whats that...like $40 grand?
    According to his book, it is one of the 1400 largest known nuggets. You are right, gold value is $40k, but the specimen value as a single nugget of that size is roughly $80,000! (according to appraisal, not me )
    Jay has been proven to be 20% more FUN than current physics can explain!

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2010
    26

    Re: Me & a 2-LB Nugget

    i would walk that baby right up to the us mint

  9. #9
    us
    Dec 2006
    jersey
    MXT
    25

    Re: Me & a 2-LB Nugget

    I've only coinshot up til now with a cheap detector but would love to move up to an MXT so I could do it all!!! Anyone use an MXT for gold out there?

  10. #10
    us
    Apr 2008
    Quartzsite AZ
    TDI, GB, GM-4, Vaquero, F75, Cibola, Compadre, Stingray, ML Explorer
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    Re: Me & a 2-LB Nugget

    Sale? I still have nuggets I found 25 years ago.

  11. #11
    us
    Mar 2003
    Redding,Calif.
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    Re: Me & a 2-LB Nugget

    I have some gold I found in the 50's and inherited some from the 40's. Always keep the biggest and best as a hedge against the falling dollar. Gold I found at $50-$300 an oz is now worth over $1,200 soooooooooo that beats my bonds and cds all to death as an investment. Anyplace on the planet you have instant cash and I do mean CASH with no strings attached-John

  12. #12

    Jul 2006
    Western NC Mtns
    Tesoro Sand Shark, Minelab Safari, Explorer SE Pro, & Excallibur II
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    Re: Me & a 2-LB Nugget

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKODA
    Thats a beauty . Thats the kinda stuff I dream about finding . Thanks for the photo .
    You seem to be doing ok in that Mythical Lost Alabama High Ground Groove you're working.
    But I know what you mean - It's wonderful to dream of finding that much all in one lump, instead of a picker or flake at a time.
    Keep diggin'!
    Jay has been proven to be 20% more FUN than current physics can explain!

  13. #13
    us
    Mar 2003
    Redding,Calif.
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    Re: Me & a 2-LB Nugget

    Size does NOT matter to me-POUNDAGE is king any size,anytime,anyplace it'll put one LL of a smile on my face .In the top 1,600 highly doubtful,top 100,000 found in kalif maybe-John

  14. #14
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    us
    Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!

    Jun 2008
    Yarnell,AZ and Titusville,FL
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    Re: Me & a 2-LB Nugget

    Top 100... top 1000.... top 100000. Doesn't matter to me, top ONE in my book is all that would count to me! TTC
    A stranger is only a friend I haven't met yet.

  15. #15
    us
    Jun 2010
    Mobile, AL
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    Re: Me & a 2-LB Nugget

    That is great but if S*** hit the fan you would want nuggets of smaller size for trading and buying food, ammo and TP. So I would probable trade it in for smaller pieces of gold.

 

 
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