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Nice story Condor but no pictures?.....I am just kidding.  Bummer on all the breakdowns, hopefully the gold gods will give you a nice chunk for all your efforts on this trip next time out.

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Condor,

You tried your hardest to convince me for a turn around trip!  Weather Radar kept me from joining you and a couple nice Jackpots at the casino kept the Crown Royal coming 😂.  You’ll recoup just like that big Puppy and your truck will...plenty of spots out there!  I’ll show you a couple more next time out...but, I’m thinking that new 6000 will be the ticket to clean them patches up?  Glad to hear the 6000 performed under them wet conditions and I know exactly what No Yellow Under a Coil, sounds like and always looks like a Skunk...hate them days!  Keep them Ivan Coils working until the 6000 arrives!

Rick

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Good god Steve when s--t hits the fan on one of your adventures it does not mess around , good to hear you are ok and all is well with the rest of the family. Hang in there it can only get better.

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  • Steve Herschbach changed the title to Minelab GPX 6000 Misadventures At Sawtooth Nv

Ouch ... a lot of work for a little fun.  Lucky knows where to go when the weather and weather reports are bad!

There are patches out there.  Either detector will find the bigger stuff if you get over that gold.

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It was a crazy snowy cold week for sure, and equipment failures sure do not help. In other words, just a normal prospecting trip! It does seem like there are times when nothing goes well, and sorry you are the one that got hit this time Steve.

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Sympathies Condor. We held on through the cold and wet and have been out in Rye Patch a couple half days hitting patches where we have had luck in the past. Still wet and noisy on the Zed but tiny trash and lead showing up fairly shallow. It is drying pretty well. Would have left, but being 850 mi from home says stick it out bit longer. Been trolling for new ground too.

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Condor,

😂 Nothing’s like a Dried out lip(s) from the High Plains.  Them dinks had you licking your chops hoping they’d lead you to a patch. Thick coat of Vaseline to collect the dust you kick up with your RZR will help out...90 degree weather this weekend...that will dry that desert out fast!

Rick

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      We were in essence "blue sky" detecting, not having any specific knowledge about the area.  Here in Yuma you can't find a desert wash that hasn't been drywashed, so you have a clue that gold has been found before.  Out there, there were no clues to previous gold finds or what might be gold producing areas.  So we were lucky, or as Louis Pasteur said "Luck favors the prepared mind".  Hard work and persistence paid off this time.  
      It's the possibilities that keep us going, not the probabilities.  
      I'm not computer literate enough to fix these angles, Steve H will step in at some point and make them more viewable.  2.38grams is yesterdays single hole.  2.78 is yesterdays total.  2.52 is todays from a single hole.  1.10 is the lonesome nugget I found this morning.   The scoop in the hole shows the glory hole of 8 nuggets.  The other photos are both our nuggets from today on the tailgate of my truck.  I don't have a weight on his nuggets.  







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