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fredmason    1,005

Nice gold, Lucky!

Yeah, when I was around /in Rye Patch a few weeks ago I got a fantastic signal.  After digging deep I went and got a shovel...dug some more ( breathing hard the whole time) and then, and then...the signal was gone gone gone...a true hot spot with nothing but work to show for it...

so sad

fred

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Steve Herschbach    7,495

I get those deep sweet signals out in the desert from time to time that sound exactly like a large deep nugget. They are ones that usually require I get the shovel, and every one so far has turned out to be a mineralized spot that finally just disperses out into a pile of hot lumps. The only thing good about them is they have been fairly rare for me, as I seem to have no solution but to dig them. I can indeed use settings that alleviate or eliminate them, but then I go crazy thinking that maybe I have talked myself out of digging that big nugget. So I dig them.

There is a hot signal out there also that turns out to be this particular type of shattered rock. It is a hot rock, but they are always broken into shards, like they exploded underground. Weird.

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LuckyLundy    630

Fred, 

Rye Patch, is a tough gig this season!  By the time it's dries out there you'll be fighting the heat.  Pine & Cedar Trees are calling me, if Summer ever arrives!

Rick

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beatup    254

congrats on no one getting skunked Lucky also you shared some good points on hot ground.

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fredmason    1,005

"It is a hot rock, but they are always broken into shards, like they exploded underground"

Steve, you might check carefully to be sure it is not some type of chrondrite...although,I have found a few weird hotrocks that do not not look like the usual suspects out that way...

fred

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phoenix    432
5 hours ago, fredmason said:

Nice gold, Lucky!

Yeah, when I was around /in Rye Patch a few weeks ago I got a fantastic signal.  After digging deep I went and got a shovel...dug some more ( breathing hard the whole time) and then, and then...the signal was gone gone gone...a true hot spot with nothing but work to show for it...

so sad

fred

I feel your pain Fred.  At a spot not far from where I live I have dug three deep signals in hard ground that I was totally convinced were actual targets and I dig out that last scoop of dirt and the signal is gone completely :sad:

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phoenix    432

very nice gold there Lucky :smile:

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kiwijw    1,338

Congrats on the gold finds & the group too for not getting skunked. That is a good effort. Good bit of info in there to on dealing with signals in the enhanced wet ground conditions. Always tricky....but you do need to dig them as you never really know until it is in your hand or has dissapeared.  Thanks for sharing.

I was going to go out today for a swing but have woken to three inches of snow on the ground & still snowing at midday. Bugger.

Good luck out there

JW :) 

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LuckyLundy    630

Kiwi JW,

Theres still a ton of snow in the high country of Northern California.  Talking about snow skiing into July!  It will be nice to look at it from a distance and wishing to be rolling around in it soon enough here, lol.

Rick

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