klunker

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  1. Yup. When gold reaches $300 per ounce, trout will be worth $38 per pound.
  2. Gold at $300 would mean there has been a massive global financial melt down and the government has nationalized precious metals. So of course I wouldn't be mining and I would be lamenting the loss of my stash (if I had one) when I attempted to save it from the recent floods in my rickety old canoe. Damn them old canoes. I suppose there would be some unpatriotic types who would stoop so low as to sell there nuggets as jewelry and specimens or even, God forbid, on the black market. There is a point of non-profitability to some of my operations so some things would have to change. And Sour Dough Scott would have to teach me fly fishing.
  3. GoldEn; I am assuming that since you are in Australia that the Blue Tongue Lizard grows to about 11' long is deadly poisonous and can pursue you at 36 miles per hour. Since I live within sight of where I was born and have rarely traveled any where stories and photos from far away places are very special to me. Thanks.
  4. I don't either. But I don't let that stop me. What is your favorite Minelab?
  5. AARG! Ive been exposed. The 7000 is ideal for an excavator operation because of it's depth capabilities and it's sensitivity to tiny gold without having to change coils or settings. Even using an excavator, detector depth is very important as I have learned that finding nuggets in place is more productive than looking for them in loose piles of excavated material.
  6. Only a greedy, selfish and lazy prospector would do such an unfair thing.
  7. Congratulation! Will the gift for her first birthday be VLF or PI?
  8. I couldn't stand it any longer. I had to go do a little detecting between storms so I pushed the Jeep out of the shed, aired up the leaky tire, topped off the brake fluid and rolled it down the driveway and got it started. I tossed in the GPZ and off I went. Then came back for my pick. Our rainfall here is now about 250% above normal and I came to a mud hole where there has never been one before. I eased the Jeep in, not knowing how deep it might be, and the left side sunk in past the floor board. I would have been ok but I hadn't yet turned my hubs in. I crawled out over the hood and turned the right hub in but since the jeep was listing about 35 degrees to starboard the down hill side was a different story. Needless to say I slid off of the hood head first into the mud pit. As I traveled on around the North side of the mountain I started encountering snow drifts and I finally came to one that slightly detained me but after about an hours worth of digging with my pick I was on my way. And then went back and got my pick. I arrived at where I normally park and started wading through the snow to the gulch that I wanted to detect in. This gulch is quite deep with vertical sides and normally runs very little water. Not this year. It looked like a major contributor to the problems at the Oroville dam. I figured that if I was careful I could stay on top of the boulders and work my way down the gulch and detect the freshly scoured bedrock between the snow drifts. That worked for about two steps. I wound up wading in snow melt water up past my knees. The sun and the temperature were both going down fast but I started finding little nuggets one after another. My fingers, toes and brain were becoming numb so I knew it was time to quit but I did find 7 nuggets for just over 3dwt. I got to thinking about all my friends at Detector Prospector. All you wimps that go to Arizona, Florida and southern California deserts for the winter. And the ones that are at home watching TV and sitting at their computers and those that are south of the equator that have no challenges whatsoever when nugget hunting. YOU ARE ALL CRAZY! In fact,as soon as this storm is over I going right back! to get my pick. Foot Note: Chris Ralph has posted a photo of a pretty nugget he found between the storms. He may exempt himself from my harsh judgement.
  9. I would have but the heel fell off of my boot before I got there. I need to do some trading with hawkeye.
  10. Mr. Hawkeye. Sir. The actual source for boot nails is Plumas County, California where they occur naturally both in volcanic lava vents and in widespread alluvial deposits as the result of massive extrusions and explosive eruptions. Some boot nail deposits were so rich that, during the gold rush, they were mined and shipped throughout Plumas County and used frivolously by the gold rush era miners. To this very day boot nails can still be found by metal detectorists while searching for gold nuggets.
  11. Just think. These jeenyusez at the Calif. Dept. of Water Resources are now in charge of making wise, fact based, honest and forthright decisions concerning gold dredging and mining.
  12. Dang! Me being a guy that only understand things that smoke and leak oil -I'm really impressed. I hope you realize that we are expecting some astounding posts.
  13. I'm planning on going prospecting so she can have a day to herself. I get a to be a little hard to take this time of year. I will include a card of authenticity.
  14. The iron chunk that was left in the ground was definitely the hasp of a strongbox that was taken in the robbery of a gold shipment which occurred there in 1861. The robbers were killed in a gun battle and the gold shipment was never recovered. Dougs' Gully ya say, eh?
  15. Four detectors?! It takes me months to learn just one detector. One of my dig and detect projects would be an excellent place to do your testing.