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Glenn in CO

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  1. Sorry for your loss and condolences to you and his family. My dad passed away last year at the age of 96, we had many great adventures metal detecting and prospecting, the memories of those times ease the pain.
  2. Thanks for the compliments Gerry. This year has not been a good one for nugget hunting. Starting in spring we did some traveling in Texas (went to the Garrett Memorial Hunt) and then in May we were in Alaska visiting family. My wife was complaining about pain in her hips and knees during these trips and seem like it was getting worse. In June after we returned from Alaska she went to the doctor and found out her left hip joint was bad which was causing problems with her other joints. She received a injection in her bad hip and that didn't last two weeks, so the next step was hip replacement. So the news of having a hip replacement did not go well as my wife has a poor opinion of doctors in general. Well after talking with friends and family who had hip replacements she decided to have it done. Well tomorrow (Thursday) will be eight weeks since her surgery and she has her final doctors appointment. So far she is almost back to normal and hopefully the doctor says she's good to go. With her being laid up for a period of time it gave me the opportunity to clean more gold specimens and photograph them, so you may see some more photos in future postings. The gold specimens we find are like snowflakes, no two are a like and you wonder how mother nature made them. Before and after photos :
  3. I and my wife have been very fortunate in the area we search for gold for the last thirty years. The type of specimen gold we find be it only one or several pieces we would consider that a successful trip as most specimens are mostly sub gram, maybe a gram or more and a occasional grain in size. The type of gold specimens varies between wire, leaf and sponge in character. Being small in size and weight the gold specimens command very high prices. With that being said, I and my wife enjoyed the thrill of the hunt, the beautiful mountain surroundings and the possibility of finding one or more specimens, the monetary value was always secondary. We have never sold any of the gold specimens we had found until last month. The gold specimens were sold to a gold dealer and I committed to an exclusive arrangement where he has the option of buying all future gold specimens I have before I contact other gold dealers. Here's a few I cleaned up recently and will be coming up for sale:
  4. Here's a link to website that might have more information on your thimble. Silver Thimbles
  5. I have a question Steve. In the low tone normal, high difficult setting does the audio response change enough where surface targets are loud or stronger and deeper targets are weaker in audio? What I'm getting at is can you possibly cherry pick with the audio response like the TDI ?
  6. Yes she is doing well. She had the minimally invasive anterior surgery procedure done. The doctor that did the procedure says that is his preferred way of doing a hip replacement because he does not have to disturb the muscles that hold the hip’s ball and socket in place, there is less risk of the hip dislocating post-surgery. The surgery was about forty minutes long and they had her up and walking in three hours. She had to stay overnight even though they consider it a out patient procedure. She did rent a machine for two weeks (even though insurance didn't cover it) called a "NICE" machine and it helps with the healing and recover process. The machine provides ice and compression therapy via a wrap around the hip and thigh area. The doctor said her hip was bone on bone and in pretty bad shape. She now is walking around fine and she goes to her first follow-up visit this Thursday. Doctor says the normal rehab is about six weeks. Here is the website of the doctor that did the surgery and it has a lot of good information: https://coloradohipkneedoc.com/?utm_source=GMBSocialClimb&utm_medium=Dr.TylerR.Bron,MD
  7. I and my wife were in Alaska in May and her left hip was really bothering her and she was having a hard time walking. I told her when we got back home she needed to see a doctor. They gave her shot in her hip and that only lasted a few days and the pain was getting worse, so she had a hip replacement two weeks ago, so now she's on the mend. We haven't been able to do any detecting of any kind the whole summer, but hopefully in a few weeks we might get some nugget hunting trips before the weather sets in high country. Great story, photos and gold! Thanks for sharing.
  8. The buckles might be nickel plated which would make them older. Great finds and story, thanks for sharing!
  9. Great write-up and helpful tips. Congratulations on finding gold in a new area you haven’t been before. Can’t wait for part two!
  10. Very nice gold and successful with your new detector. WTG!
  11. Very nice gold and the right combination of knowledge, detectors and tools for a successful trip. Well done!
  12. Glad to hear you’re trip to Alaska went well, hopefully you will share some stories and photos of the chunky stuff you found.
  13. Great video! Outstanding artifacts! You guys are on a hot spot, Thanks for sharing. 👍
  14. Great write up! Ghost towns are tough to hunt, but can be very rewarding. My wife found a 1899 $5 Gold Coin on a club outing at a coal mining town in southern Colorado, I'm still tying to find mine!😄
  15. GPX 6000 Equinox 800 Minelab 6” round coil $179.00 Save the rest for fuel and grub, which at today prices won't last long!
  16. I read your post on Monte's site and sounds like you and your sister had great time. Ghost towns are tough to hunt, sometimes it's the amount time you put in hunting a site and the layout of the town to get the good finds. My wife and l would like to make one of the outings in the future.
  17. Enjoy your new ride, sounds sweet! Good luck on your upcoming adventures.👍
  18. Have a great trip Steve, hope you come back with some great finds and adventures to share! Take care and have a safe trip.
  19. Any newbie wanting to get into nugget hunting and prospecting with the expectation of being successful, this is the best advice they can get. Great thread Steve!
  20. Interesting Video on a FBI seizure of safe deposit boxes and there view of people holding precious metals, cash, collectibles, etc. Feds Now Want to Keep Safe Deposit Box Contents
  21. Thanks Gerry for the very kind words. Unfortunately the old age crap is beginning to catch up on us, more my wife than me. We still enjoy the friendly competition when we are nugget hunting or coin/relic hunting. In fact she has found a gold coin and I'm still looking for my first. This coming July we will be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and I wouldn't change anything if I had to do all over again. I'm very blessed and we have many memories of great finds, adventures and friends.
  22. Gerry, thanks for a great write-up, always enjoy your posts. I and my wife enjoy the hunt and if we come home with a few nuggets big or small all the better. It's great if friends or family can join you too. Here are some specimens that we found using a VLF detectors between 1990 and 1995.
  23. Very nice nugget!! That one will be a nice specimen when cleaned up. 👍
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