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normmcq last won the day on October 30 2016

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    GPZ 7000 14' and 19" Hip Stick B and Z Booster Swing Arm Pick by Leland CTX 3030 Garret Carrot

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  1. Still looking for a "Big One" this one is 39.9 dwt. { 62.051grams} Norm
  2. That is quite a haul! I don't know anything about those coins, but I'm sure that some are very unique and valuable. Keep up the good work and the posts. Norm
  3. Mitchel California gold, still a few weeks from leaving.
  4. I recently detected an area close to some prospect holes, all of the usual finds, pieces of old tin cans, the broken end of a pick, shell casings, bullets, logging wire and finally a nugget. After finding the first nugget, I really slowed down and very carefully covered the area. The nuggets seemed to be in almost a straight line below a prospect hole. I thought I covered the line carefully, but returned for a second try and found one more piece, the one in the middle. Always detect around the rims of the holes and the adjacent areas.
  5. I concur with Jim, Fred is not a grumpy old man, one of the best to have as a friend. Norm
  6. I hate square nails, especially when I dig them at the two foot level. Just a word of caution, it is not ok to keep them if they are found on Federal Land. Norm
  7. Glad to see you out Frank, Great finds Norm
  8. Recently my detecting friend went back to Canada to visit his parents. He is an avid detectorist, he took his detector with him to try and get some Canadian silver. He spent some time in the local parks and managed a silver dime.................... a U.S. Rosie. We laughed and laughed about that. This week I went to a local reservoir that was built in the late 20's. The power company that controls the lake level always lowers the water this time of the year for flood control and this year it is lower than normal for this time of year. In the past, I have found several silver coins on the shore line and I thought this trip might yield another one. I decided to hunt the area inside the marina that is exposed. you might have guessed it, I got what my friend went looking for.
  9. Great find! Still looking for my first Indian Head Norm
  10. Looks like some kind of reed, some kind of musical instrument? Norm
  11. Have a great trip Steve and Dennis, I hope your good luck continues! Norm
  12. Knowing that my coin would never be graded as a very expensive coin although very desirable, I decided to make it look better for my personal viewing. I looked at a lot of U tube videos and read several things about cleaning silver without damaging the object. Just wanting to know the outcome before trying the method on my coin,. I tried it on other objects. I settled on using cotton balls, Q tips and non abrasive Carnuba oil auto polish. This didn't seem to leave any scratches, only cleaned and polished it. As you can see, all of the scratches and marks from being in the ground for about 140 plus years are still there.
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