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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
(Somebody should go disable that digger!!)
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
this is it right here.
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...
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.
really amazing the info you can pull up.
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...
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...
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...