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  1. Rye Patch in December...

    Howdy folks. Back to work in Fallon, NV after the holiday. Looks like I'll have 4 days to do some hunting (11th-14th) in about a week. I was wondering if anyone could give me tips on Rye Patch, or any other nugget shooting spots in the area? I'm okay just wondering around in the desert, as...
  2. Got one!

    Howdy folks, Been in southern AZ for about a week and a half. Spent a good number of evenings doing some nugget shooting and got one last night on my final hunt in the area. Headed back to NW Nevada tomorrow. Thanks for looking! -NZ49er
  3. Got a gold nugget

    Howdy folks, Been in southern AZ for about a week and a half. Spent a good number of evenings doing some nugget shooting and got one last night on my final hunt in the area. Thanks for looking! -NZ49er
  4. Yuma AZ for about 10 Days

    Howdy folks. Big storm hit our job site in Fallon, NV. So I'm being sent to Yuma for about 10 days of work. I should have a decent amount of time off in the evenings, though. I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right general direction for some nugget shooting? I've never been in...
  5. Just Arrived: west central Nevada

    Howdy folks Just arriving in Fallon, NV for work. I'm planning on being in the area for a few months an was wondering if anyone could point me in the general direction for some nugget shooting. I've been doing some research, and most of the information I'm finding is about Rye Patch, which is...
  6. Had a really good weekend...

    Howdy folks, Had a really good weekend. Wound up with 1 potential vintage piece of gold, 7 silvers and other sundries. I was hunting a GIANT cornfield with a bit of history to it. At various time the area had at least 3 homesites, a few county fairs, horse tracks, a school, and a poor house...
  7. Turned this one over to the police

    Howdy folks, I was out creek walking after dinner on Friday and stumbled on this. Nowhere near a military base, so I had to call the brother-in-law who was ex demolitions and blew up IEDs in Iraq. After getting about a 90% positive ID from him, I headed down to the police office and reported...
  8. First seated for the year.

    Howdy folks, I got out for a quick hunt this weekend between the rains. The permission was a small church of unknown age at the edge of an very small older town here in NW Missouri. Snagged my first seated dime for the year (1890). She's very worn, but I'll take her. Also got an 1887 IHP, a...
  9. First SLQ

    Howdy folks. Got my first SLQ on Sunday. Been hunting for one for years. Found seated, found barber, never could get on a Standing Liberty until this weekend. Even had it on last year's and this year's bucket list. Was at a trashed out lot that used to have a sanatarium on it. Rang up as a...
  10. Shield Nickels Look Wierd, But That's Just My 2 Cents

    Howdy folks, Got out again this weekend. Still trying to find the race course/fairgrounds. I think I'm closing in. I've never had a day like I did on Saturday, though. I found SIX shield nickels and my very first 2 cent piece. No other coins, no clad, no wheats, nothing. Very strange. Also...
  11. 5 silver weekend

    Howdy folks, Got out on Saturday and hunted some yards. Got 2 Barber quarters, a mercury, and a huge sterling man's ring. Pretty sure the stone is glass, but not complaining. On Sunday I went back to the fairgrounds field to see if I could find the fair site. Early on I hit an early (for MO)...
  12. Thursday and Friday Hunts: Another Barber Dime, Chinese Coin

    Howdy folks, Got out late on Thursday trying to locate an 1876 fairground site. I think I'm closing in. Found a brass ring, a toasted IHP and a toasted shield nickel. Will probably try to locate it again on Sunday. Yesterday I hit some parks and pulled out another Barber dime. Looks like that...
  13. First hunt in NW Missouri: silver dime trifecta and my white whale

    Howdy folks, I haven't posted in some time, but the ground is just thawing out in Wyoming, so I haven't gotten to hunt as much as I'd like. Monday, though, I arrived in NW MO where I will be working for a couple of months. On the way to the town where I'll be staying I stopped in an older town...
  14. Quick Holiday trip to Albuquerque

    Hello all, I will be making a short trip to Albuquerque after Christmas to visit some family. I was hoping to get a little nugget shooting in while in the state. I've never been to New Mexico before, so I need a little help finding a location. I tried running a google search for nugget shooting...
  15. Another gold nugget...

    Howdy folks. Went camping this weekend. Spent most of my time scouting for my own claim site. Didn't have any luck there l, but did find this little fella on my buddy's claim. Then I got a flat tire right off the bat this morning and had to cut my trip short. Ah well. Only one more piece to...
  16. Knocked off a Bucket List find yesterday: GOLD

    Howdy folks, I've been getting out a little, but nothing really worth posting recently. Yesterday I finally knocked an item off my bucket list. I was working up in the mountains and ran into a fellow working on a gold claim. He kindly invited me to come detecting once I knocked off work in the...
  17. Silver number 40 FTY

    Hey all. Haven't been able to get out as much as I'd like with all the summer projects going on at work and around the house. Did get a few hours in today at the local swimming hole. 3 pieces of jewelry: all but one were junk. Still, good to see some shine come out of the ground. Nothing...
  18. Hatchet

    Howdy folks, Found this on Friday at the local sledding hill. I was able to get the chip in the edge out. I think it turned out well. Also got this silver suspender buckle on Saturday. Brings the silver total to 39 YTD. Thanks for looking, -NZ49er
  19. .22 maggoo

    Howdy all, Got out today and cleaned up on the bullet casings: Also harvested some silver and wheat to up the YTD talley: Thanks for looking, -NZ49er
  20. 🏆 HONORABLE MENTION First GOLD with the NOX and a return...

    Howdy all. One of my wife's friends gave me permission to search her 1920s yard a few weeks ago. I found a few silver and wheats, nothing spectacular. BUT: she mentioned that when she was 8 or 9 years old she had been playing with her grandmother's wedding band in the yard where she grew up and...
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