Knocked off a Bucket List find yesterday: GOLD

NZ49er

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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 afternoon. The nuggets came out of some old workings. I was impressed that the Nox was able to find such small pieces in mineralized soil. I was running prospector mode 1, factor settings. The large nugget rings up a solid 6-8 VDI and was 3-4 inches deep. The small nugget was about 2-3 inches deep and rang up as a 1-2VDI. As you can tell from my sideways photo, I was on cloud nine. I've been wanting to detect a nugget for YEARS. Finally able to cross that off.

Also, I found the nice local trade token in a lawn on Sunday. It came from a saloon/retail liquor store. I found some advertisements for the place in the local newspapers from 1908-1913.

Thanks for looking,
-NZ49er

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Rookster

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Very nice. Congratulations
 

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Nuggets are on my bucket list too.
 

Steve in PA

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Nice Nugs :icon_thumleft:
You do seem to get around to a lot of different types of sites.
 
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NZ49er

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Nice Nugs :icon_thumleft:
You do seem to get around to a lot of different types of sites.

I just love finding treasure. Doesn't matter much what it is. :hello2:
 
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NZ49er

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Very nice. Congratulations

Keep looking and dig those small, low numbers. They'll show up. I'm surprised at the number of nuggets I've seen posted from yards and parks.
 

eyemustdigtreasure

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Sweet lil' YELLOW Things...! Congrats! :icon_thumright:
 

xr7ator

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I've just got to experience that myself. One of these days. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
 
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Nice job, congrats! :icon_thumleft:
 

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