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Show simple targets you swore were gold. These were 12" inches plus in depth (all lead)....... Found with a borrowed GPX 4500

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Golly, looks all too familiar. 😊

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5 hours ago, Steve Herschbach said:

Every one was a gold nugget.... until it was not! :smile:

This is what it means to dig every target...... That's a lot..... It took me all day to get these walking miles on top of the Bradshaw Mountains.

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13 minutes ago, Rob Allison said:

I have dug many targets that sounded like iron rubbish, double signals, breaking up, screaming loud and so on, that were large gold nuggets!! 

Sounds just like trying to find rings at a park or lake.

Best advice is to dig everything when looking for the gold.

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2 hours ago, Rob Allison said:

Many firmly believe "gold" has a certain tone or reading.  Anyone who suggests they can just pick out gold due to the tone, but leave all the lead, brass, casings and other rubbish is being fooled by themselves.  I can personally tell you over the last 20+ years swinging detectors, I have dug many targets that sounded like iron rubbish, double signals, breaking up, screaming loud and so on, that were large gold nuggets!!  That is right, big gold nuggets, some various shapes, sizes and weights, but all sounded like the typical iron rubbish.  

Have to agree with that Rob. The number of times I have dug a crap sounding target thinking for sure it is crap & it has turned out to be gold is staggering. That is why we dig all targets when chasing gold nuggets. You just can't tell until it is in your hand.  Of course the opposite happens to. You do get those smooth mellow soft signals that does have gold written all over it & you are 100% sure it is gold from the start & often it is. But of course, again, it may be a deeply buried on the fringe of detection piece of lead or crap.

2 hours ago, Rob Allison said:

I think the key to "guessing" if you have a gold nugget or not, in my opinion, is more of where the target is located for the most part.  When you have detected enough, you gain a lot of experience on where gold nuggets have been found and where they typically could be.  Everyone at some point will be able to start guessing if the target they are recovering is gold or iron rubbish and will get better at the probability.  

100% agree with that too. There are always more favourable spots, places, locations that gold is more likely to be. Especially if you are in a known gold deposit location.

Good luck out there

JW 🤠 

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I have the sound programmed into my auditary temporal lobe ..... Everything I dig is lead or nuggets with my old detector...... I can feel and use the quessing game with a bullet case or iron or pull tab ...... Lead and gold using my SD2200D tone sounds equal and even how deep it is, all by sound and headphones.

Borrowed a GPX 4500 from a friend yesterday and dug some casings, but the main thing is knowing your detector well....... I dug plenty of lead yesterday.....

I have been using my old detector for (5) years and dug thousands of targets.... So I recognize the gold and lead sound...... So it's a 50-50% for me.......

 

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A guy I got to know in 1980 told me the story of the 36 oz nugget he used as a door stop in his "trash and treasure" shop. He and two other Pro gold detectorist were out one day when he got a large signal his bother saw him and shouted out that's a large bit of JUNK the other guy said I hit that too. George said he dug it up and the other two could not believe what he got.

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