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  1. ✅ SOLVED Little screwy lookin things

    i have found a few over the years. i too was not sure what they were till last month i was watching nuggetshooter. he finds one in this video and explains there use as a way to hold leather boot/shoes together back in the 1920? or maybe older the sole would have these hammered in and i think...
  2. Phoenix Area Clovis

    when i first saw it, i was thinking this is the middle part, the tip and back end looked to be broke off clean. was the back end like that on purpose, i don't know, i was thinking it was more of a dagger. the metal that you may see in the picture just under the point is one of my mining picks. i...
  3. Can anybody narrow this lead.

    resurrecting this thread. i have been doing some research that ill pass on here. 1. Greg Hawk. https://www.desertroamerpress.com/pine-springs-stagecoach-robbery has a newer write up and video of what he has been digging up in the area. supposedly all 4 robbers were killed in the shoot out in...
  4. Phoenix Area Clovis

    Trilby wash likely would have had water running back then. if you look at google earth you can see a trail, it goes between 2 volcanic bottle bottlenecks red picacho and white picacho. its a natural funnel that animals going to or from water would have to take. good ambush point. also Trilby...
  5. Phoenix Area Clovis

    this broken point, just under 3" long, was found feb 2018 at 33.97700215683875, -112.50805647543922 my friend that found it took it to ASU. they told him it was Clovis and about 10,000 years old. recently i was reading that there are only 3 known Clovis points from the phoenix area...
  6. I hope everyone has a golden weekend!

    thank you clay. Land Matters really helps with the research. just signed up for the advantage Membership.
  7. Is it legal to prospect or not?

    Orange County 49er's. 85 bucks a year to play on there 8 claims seems reasonable. looking at https://mlrs.blm.gov/s/ i see a few areas that look interesting that are not under claim.
  8. Morristown mines and gem stones

    some history just north of there. On March 27, 1871, Snively was with a group that left from his home, in what is now Phoenix, to prospect in the direction of Wickenburg, Arizona, when his group was attacked by an estimated 150 Apache at the White Picacho. Snively, mortally wounded, was...
  9. Morristown mines and gem stones

    i think its part of the Sam group, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA Ref.: Phillips, K.A. (1987), Arizona Industrial Minerals AZ Dept. of Mines and Mineral Resources Mineral Rpt. 4; USGS 7.5 minute Garfias Mountain topo. map; MRDS files #10065797 & 10210254. A Cu-Pb-Calcite-Quartz group of claims...
  10. WHOLE BUNCH of GOLD NUGGETS with the Metal Detector!

    enjoyed the video. the 6k really is an amazing beeper.
  11. Detecting Gold with a Cheap Detector

    desertgolddigger i just remembered sometime back The_FishingFool posted a video here of him finding a nugget with a Discovery 3300 with the small coil. fun video, watching his reaction when he released he just dug a nugget. do a test, get a lead split shot sinker see if the Time Ranger can...
  12. Input wanted from GPX and GPZ owners

    happy to see you had a productive trip. nice chunky nuggets.
  13. Detecting Gold with a Cheap Detector

    with the smaller coil it shouldn't have any problem finding a nugget in pea gravel on a sheet of plywood. its interesting you bring this up. using a sheet of plywood. there is a old guy up north of me i know that shovels all the dirt out of a wash then busts up the bedrock and vacuums it up...
  14. One of my Favorite Nuggetshooting Channels!

    (Somebody should go disable that digger!!) really. why would you say that. is it that you don't like mining, or is it more likely you are trolling and have a problem with Terry Soloman. gold tramp has a recent post wondering what caused people to leave these forums. this is it right here. take...
  15. fresh nuggets

    today we got to the hunting area only to find i forgot my battery for the 2nd time. so frustrating. anyway my partner had his 6k and i did some finger pointing and digging for him. he got his biggest one so far at 2.3 grams. that 3 nuggets for 3 trips for him. very short hunt. should be a good...
  16. Gold Nuggets Galore! First Day Metal Detecting Success!

    enjoyed the video. nice nuggets, looks like you have a good spot going.
  17. How do you go about finding leads?

    i think Gare has it right with searching the old newspapers. the Library of Congress. loc.gov it takes a little looking around to find the search area so here is the link straight to the newspaper search area. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ really amazing the info you can pull up.
  18. Input wanted from GPX and GPZ owners

    yes, the cancel mode with a mono coil on you would be lucky to hear a silver dollar sized chunk of metal. something else. ground balance. when balancing the detector. start in tracking. pumping up and down, when its balanced, on the down stroke click it over to fixed. this should give a little...
  19. Input wanted from GPX and GPZ owners

    i had the 5000 (very similar to the 4500) for about a year and was just getting used to it and somewhat familiar with most of the setting. i did some testing. i cant say for sure that i had all the setting at there best, but with the small sadie coil i could hear a 2 to 3 grain bit. the...
  20. fresh nuggets

    my mining partner got a new 6k. took him out for a 4 hour hunt on a bit of unclaimed ground today. this wash is rich but the ground is very hot, hard to detect and has lot of black sand. i lost one small nugget i dug in a black sand pile. would like to dry wash it, but the access is really bad...
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