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  1. We use to have a One Ounce Club…you had to have found a 1-Ouncer within our group. One of our members was gold smith and made us a ring with the gold we found to suit our fancy(s). There where many made but this one is mine and use as my Wedding Ring! Rick
  2. I’ve been more than blessed other than with Nuggets! The Friends, Adventure and lifetime of memories are my best finds. I was a pretty successful dredger in the Motherlode, but that gave way to full time metal detecting to satisfy my Gold Fever. I can’t remember every poke I’ve parted with, but if I remember right this one was over 5 ounces. It’s a mixture of California Foothills nuggets and the bottom one was just a hair shy of 1-ounce from the Sawtooth Knob area of Nevada. You bet I wonder, where all the big nuggets are at…until the next virgin patch of fatties, keep swinging that coil. LuckyLundy
  3. Gerry, Aways, good to spend time with you chatting about one of our favorite subjects, Gold! I tell you that 10” GoldHawk amazes me! That was my second trip to Rye Patch with it on the end of my 6000. 2-Trips for a total of 20 nuggets. I stopped a several of my old spots out there, it didn’t work on all of them in finding the leftovers! But, I was finding nuggets in old dig holes and that includes 6000 holes…can’t believe the sensitivity of it. Runs smooth with no issues and gets under and in between the brush like I hoped it would. It’s a must have to keep the skunk off at Rye Patch and other haunts I need to revisit! See ya on a future hunt and until the next! LuckyLundy
  4. Gerry, As you know Rye Patch will continue to pass out smiles for years to come! Enjoyed seeing your great smile…Until the next hunt! LuckyLundy
  5. Your working hard for that Gold, Rye Patch area will seem easy on your return!
  6. Condor, Great review, I know it’s warm out there and you earned your Dwt of Gold. For your effort. Cooler days for that Country is a couple pages away in my Calendar. See you then if not before! Rick
  7. Great outing with your Brother and your new Coil. Thanks for the report on the new coil.
  8. The perfect retirement Gold location! I’ve lived in a few, but even those areas had their seasonal drawbacks. I recently moved 120 miles from my last perfect retirement home in California to Nevada and can see my favorite California Sierra County everyday from my new home. Summer Months, became my nemesis and currently live at the 5100’ level to ease them hot days. There’s plenty to consider when one can afford to retire and then find a strategic place to retire at for our Hobby. Above many have mentioned some of their favorite areas and I’ve been to all of them over the years. Secret is, find a home base in your favorite area…not to hot or to cold and not far for a little rattle in your Poke Bottle! Happy Retirement, you’ll enjoy it! LuckyLundy
  9. Steve, your right! I never updated my old GPX 4000 and I was finding gold behind my Buddies 5000’s. Can’t see much improvement for the next Gen GPX either. Maybe the next GPZ will be light weight? Rick
  10. Rob, I heard he sold...you need a pointy finger on your sections, let me know. Rick
  11. Randy, great finds! I’m always looking for them cooler 😎 nuggets too!
  12. I returned home from a 2-day trip at Rye Patch this week. It was Chilly & Windy...my fuel bill (Diesel) was $150...granted I didn’t leave with a full tank from my home in Reno. Got home, cleaned my nuggets and tossed them on the scale and I was $25 short of paying for fuel. But, gold is moving up in price and I my be even now? 😂. I thank my lucky stars I can afford these current fuel prices, but I sure hate it. It has kept me home and out of some of the Goldfields of Arizona & Southern California this Spring. Here’s to cheaper fuel prices, more gold and smiling faces! Rick
  13. There you go! Las Vegas Best Selling Book!
  14. I like that Thumbs Up looking nugget! Nice Poke Rick
  15. Nice short hunt! Those are my favorite, makes you get down to business Rick
  16. To many nuggets to remember the total count or weight! I should wash the gate that Lime a Way, I use to clean the Caliche off the Nuggets keeps that Rhino Lining looking dirty 😂
  17. Dig It, very true it’s not Alaska Cold! But, the ground was frozen solid and the Sun does shine down here this time of the year 😂
  18. Not in these parts of Nevada! They say there’s a Naked Gal behind every tree there. Problem is, there’s no Trees 😂
  19. We’ve hunted some of the same Cold Windy spots down in the Dale District! It’s the hunt against what Mother Nature tosses at you to keep you treasures safe! Your a Hearty Sole to fight the elements for a rattle in the poke!
  20. Having moved to Northern Nevada, I’ve gotten use to a chilly Winter temperatures. I will say, I enjoy the Chill vs Heat any day! This year we had the wettest December ever in Reno and then January the driest on record. About mid January a Buddy dropped me a message to hit a spot he just had some luck at in the Rye Patch area. Thinking I’m a smart prospector Robin and I, scheduled new floors to be installed that week, plus Robin’s Birthday is at the end of January! Well the floors look great in the House and 4 days to celebrate Robin’s Birthday left me the last day in January to make the hunt happen. I arrived to our hunting area at a Balmy 41 degrees at 10 Am. Met up with prospecting Buddy Larry and he showed me the spot of his 7 nugget patch. He pointed to a spot 1/4 mile away that he got 3 nuggets at late last year. That’s all the info I need and started the grind to establish a patch or run of nuggets to a new patch. Didn’t take long as we both scored color. We ended the first day with some nice nuggets with Larry scoring a 2.8 dwt’er. Next morning at 19 degrees we hit it again. I scored 4 more and Larry got 2 more nuggets before we called it with no glory patch at both ends of the 1/4 mile run of nuggets. It’s a large area and we’ve found gold close by. So this hunt will continue…but there are so many other spots to find gold at! Until the next Hunt. LuckyLundy
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