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  1. #1501
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzViper View Post
    Lanny,

    Every once in a while I swing by to read and get caught up on this thread. Great story and great find. Nice of you to take your 82 year old prospecting buddy under your wing to show him the finer steps of the 5000. I cherish the time I get to spend with my 92 year old father. He was a navigator flying the B-29 during World War II and has so many stories to tell. He still drives and still heads to the casinos once a week south of Tucson, Az. Enjoy your time with your friend while you can my friend.

    Oh by the way assume photos...
    Thanks for dropping in. It's great to hear from you again.

    My prospecting buddy is a great guy, and he's sure taught me a lot over the years. Moreover, we've found some nice sassy gold together as well, and we have lots of stories to yack about when we get the chance. I was the kid and he was the pro.

    That's so cool that your Dad was a B-29 navigator. I love those WWII planes. I used to go to Vegas every November with my son that lives there, and we'd head to the air show to check out the warbirds, and all of the new stuff as well (of course!). I met a bunch of WWII vets, and I even met a vet that fought in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. I have the deepest respect for all of the brave souls willing to put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms.

    My uncle's body is somewhere in the English Channel inside the wreckage of his WWII night-fighter. So, what you're talking about really hits home to me as well.

    Treasure those stories of your father's my friend, and either record or write down as many as you can while you can.

    All the best,

    Lanny
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  2. #1502
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    For those of you immune to heart attacks, here's some eye candy for you.

    For those of you prone to heart conditions, you'd better not look at this for too long.

    I met a nice guy a couple of summer's ago on a friend's claim. He was nugget-shooting there with his wife--very nice people, both of them.

    He sent me this picture of one of his nice finds this summer.

    Of course, I can't tell you exactly where, and he's requested I not use his name, but he did say I can tell you he found it in the Atlin district of British Columbia. That's way up north in B.C. by the Yukon and Alaska. They grow nice, chunky gold up there.

    So, with his permission, here's a picture of his fantastic nugget-shooting find!



    For those of you interested in particulars, he provided this: "Here are the particulars.

    4500 with the 8x10 DD Joey, enhanced settings. It was on a miner's course tailings pile, lots O metal with some hot rocks. 12 to 18 inches down, hard to tell in course tailings.

    7 oz total with approximately 4.2 gold, assessed value in December was $6500."

    I hope this helps answer some questions for those of you that wanted to know a bit more.

    All the best,

    Lanny
    Last edited by Lanny in AB; Dec 09, 2013 at 10:08 PM.
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  3. #1503
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    Well, I can't say you didn't warn me!! I'll write as soon as my Dr. releases me. (lol)

  4. #1504
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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleDown View Post
    Well, I can't say you didn't warn me!! I'll write as soon as my Dr. releases me. (lol)
    Ain't it just too gorgeous for words Eagle? Moreover, this warning was especially for guys like you!

    Wouldn't it be great to drag a coil over something like that?

    All the best,

    Lanny
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  5. #1505
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanny in AB View Post
    Ain't it just too gorgeous for words Eagle? Moreover, this warning was especially for guys like you!

    Wouldn't it be great to drag a coil over something like that?

    All the best,

    Lanny
    It has a bit of quartz in it (which only adds to the specimen value), so it's rather hard to judge from the picture. But, I'll take a shot; 4/5 oz.

    A treasure in anyones book. I hope all of our fine readers appreciate you taking the time to get permission to post the picture for us to drool over.

    If I found a nugget like that, you'd play hell in getting me out of the woods!! I'd be metal detecting with a head-lamp for for a week or more. (lol)

  6. #1506
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    Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleDown View Post
    If I found a nugget like that, you'd play hell in getting me out of the woods!! I'd be metal detecting with a head-lamp for for a week or more. (lol)
    That would be me too!!!
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  7. #1507
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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleDown View Post
    It has a bit of quartz in it (which only adds to the specimen value), so it's rather hard to judge from the picture. But, I'll take a shot; 4/5 oz.

    A treasure in anyones book. I hope all of our fine readers appreciate you taking the time to get permission to post the picture for us to drool over.

    If I found a nugget like that, you'd play hell in getting me out of the woods!! I'd be metal detecting with a head-lamp for for a week or more. (lol)
    I posted this back with the picture as well (and the depth, settings, coil, hot rocks, etc.), but here's the particulars Eagle: "7 oz total with approximately 4.2 gold, assessed value in December was $6500."

    All the best,

    Lanny
    Nothin' quite as fun as chasin' sassy nugget gold! http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...mysteries.html

  8. #1508
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanny in AB View Post
    I posted this back with the picture as well (and the depth, settings, coil, hot rocks, etc.), but here's the particulars Eagle: "7 oz total with approximately 4.2 gold, assessed value in December was $6500."

    All the best,

    Lanny
    In all honesty, I wasn't including the quartz in the estimate. My concern was how much gold, (lol) And, It's still a spectacular find!!

  9. #1509
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanny in AB View Post
    For those of you immune to heart attacks, here's some eye candy for you. For those of you prone to heart conditions, you'd better not look at this for too long. I met a nice guy a couple of summer's ago on a friend's claim. He was nugget-shooting there with his wife--very nice people, both of them. He sent me this picture of one of his nice finds this summer. Of course, I can't tell you exactly where, and he's requested I not use his name, but he did say I can tell you he found it in the Atlin district of British Columbia. That's way up north in B.C. by the Yukon and Alaska. They grow nice, chunky gold up there. So, with his permission, here's a picture of his fantastic nugget-shooting find! For those of you interested in particulars, he provided this: "Here are the particulars. 4500 with the 8x10 DD Joey, enhanced settings. It was on a miner's course tailings pile, lots O metal with some hot rocks. 12 to 18 inches down, hard to tell in course tailings. 7 oz total with approximately 4.2 gold, assessed value in December was $6500." I hope this helps answer some questions for those of you that wanted to know a bit more. All the best, Lanny
    Ohhh......my heart....my eyes......I'm hearing the call if the wild. If only the misses would just let me go. Maybe this spring/summer I can just hobo it up north and I'll let my son take care of business for a bit. I'll just hope he deposits my paycheck once in awhile.
    Lanny, talk to my wife and tell her you need design work done for as hacker done up north and heard I'd do it for the trip. Won't cost her/family a dime. Lol. Job will take about 3-4 weeks.
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  10. #1510
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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleDown View Post
    It has a bit of quartz in it (which only adds to the specimen value), so it's rather hard to judge from the picture. But, I'll take a shot; 4/5 oz. A treasure in anyones book. I hope all of our fine readers appreciate you taking the time to get permission to post the picture for us to drool over. If I found a nugget like that, you'd play hell in getting me out of the woods!! I'd be metal detecting with a head-lamp for for a week or more. (lol)
    My headlamp would be long dead before I got out. As long as I've got that package of 60 AA batteries I'll be there. Then when they run down I'd be swapping out till I had best power. Plus with the up and down of detecting, I probably couldn't walk anymore. Especially if it was on a tailings pile.

    Actually, that reminded me of a coin spill I hit once. I stopped getting up and down. I just scooted my butt. Swung detector. Dug signal(s),swung,scooted,swung, dug. So many coins in around a 20' line. After 4th or 5th, I knew I was onto something.

  11. #1511
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    To think I could detect that. Cash it. Then get my very own GPX. C'mon sassy.
    I could tell wife I won it in a raffle. Then take the children nugs I found and show her.

  12. #1512
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    Quote Originally Posted by GarretDiggingAz View Post
    Ohhh......my heart....my eyes......I'm hearing the call if the wild. If only the misses would just let me go. Maybe this spring/summer I can just hobo it up north and I'll let my son take care of business for a bit. I'll just hope he deposits my paycheck once in awhile.
    Lanny, talk to my wife and tell her you need design work done for as hacker done up north and heard I'd do it for the trip. Won't cost her/family a dime. Lol. Job will take about 3-4 weeks.
    Watch out for that fever or it just might burn you up!

    All the best,

    Lanny
    Nothin' quite as fun as chasin' sassy nugget gold! http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...mysteries.html

  13. #1513
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    Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarretDiggingAz View Post
    Ohhh......my heart....my eyes......I'm hearing the call if the wild. If only the misses would just let me go. Maybe this spring/summer I can just hobo it up north and I'll let my son take care of business for a bit. I'll just hope he deposits my paycheck once in awhile.
    Lanny, talk to my wife and tell her you need design work done for as hacker done up north and heard I'd do it for the trip. Won't cost her/family a dime. Lol. Job will take about 3-4 years.
    There, fixed it up for ya!
    Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it. Sigmund Freud

  14. #1514
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    I posted this on my other thread, but I must post it here as well.

    First of all, I'd like to thank Sam, one of the partners, for giving me permission to post these photos. It took me a while to get permission, but now that I have it, I'm sure you'll have fun drooling over these gorgeous, huge, genuine North American nuggets.

    The owner is Mike, and the other partner is Andy (All three of them together are known as "The Three Hombres"). The nuggets weigh in at 2 1/2 pounds. That's right, pounds!! The one came in at 16.2 ounces, the other at 14.32. The big ones were found with a Minelab SD (that's why I've still got mine--great machines). I'll post the links to the youtube videos that go with them as well, as Sam has given me permission for that too.







    Here's the video link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlNFClfnFbk



    All the best,

    Lanny
    Last edited by Lanny in AB; Dec 19, 2013 at 06:35 PM.
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    Freaking AWESOME!!!!!

 

 

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