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I once got a 2 oz bit out of an erosion control trench about 50 meters below a mined quartz vein. This was back in the early 1980s and I was using the wife's detector. The nugget was visible in the trench and looked like an 1½ inch steel nut. Her Whites 6000 had motion discrimination my detector did not. I tried the discrimination from min to max and it did not reject. When I pick it up I knew I had a good piece of gold. Back at caravan park I show it to a few professional prospector that I know. All of them said iron junk till I dropped it in their hand. Prior to it acid bath it could be dragged across the table with a super magnet but was unable to lift it up from the table. The gold looked pitted when cleaned and that is it in the photo below bottom right.  

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5 hours ago, oneguy said:

This guy almost got away. 

Great job on the find!

Good luck on your next outing.

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That's some beautiful stuff....!

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