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    detecting, 3 cushion billiards, fishing
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    GPZ 7000 14/19/Xcoil 15x10, SDC 2300, GPX 5000, CTX 3030, Explorer SE Pro, Etrac, Gold Bug Pro, White's 6000 DI Pro and the Equinox 800 6/11/15

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  1. I do know that many of the religious items are made with the lesser golds so to be pious rather than ostentatious.
  2. Any gold is nice gold! Was that 3rd piece in the line in your hand a 'found' piece or a break-off? I know you have big hands but that is a ridiculously small nugget for any detector.
  3. Ahhh ... outside of my knowledge base but I just read about it. Thanks for the ID on the pendant. Perhaps this Virgin is made of silver also and the holder is the only part that is gold. I wonder where the chain went. This was a cut find so it could have come from either direction.
  4. This is the story about the Siskyou County heist of $1 million in gold. https://www.siskiyoudaily.com/story/news/2021/06/11/book-siskiyou-courthouse-gold-heist-penned-retired-judge/7660577002/
  5. Thanks Joe. It probably is sand. I thought I got it all but I didn't put this piece in an ultrasonic cleaner yet. I almost thought this was Mary and then I looked at the bottom and thought it was a fish and that would make it The Sermon on the Mount and then there could be others. It does look like two pieces. The figurine is more silver or white gold than the holder.
  6. This forum had lots of 'finds' in the past but not so many now as most are waiting to get their 6000. The Equinox and a few other detectors can still hunt. Use them and post what you find fellas. Here is a pendant I found today which is unusual that it is 14k. Most of my religious finds are 10k or less. This one weighs 4.5 grams.
  7. I don't want any of the Red Head step-child jokes here (I am one) but come on Minelab ...
  8. https://www.finders.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10388&start=375
  9. I'd say the difference would be the first one to a 'known' patch would have an advantage and not the first one to get a detector. If you have your own claims or you know your own patches will it really make much difference if you get a 6000 in July in hot Arizona or get your detector in September or October when it will be more comfortable? Let's hear from those who have a 6000 ... if you had to wait 3 months or even 6 months ... would it cost you?
  10. It will stay in Australia! Congratulations. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-08/perth-mint-buys-king-henry-gold-specimen/100196356
  11. This does 'tie in' to metal detecting as we know all over the Southwest because of the training areas for Patton's Army. Every time I go out in the Mojave/Mohave Desert I find training bullets from that period. Here is a memorial to Patton's Army: https://generalpattonmuseum.com/exhibits/desert-training-center/ http://generalpattonmuseum.com/ And here might be some research for future metal detecting of artifacts. https://www.nps.gov/articles/pattonmojave.htm
  12. Let us not forget this day. My step-dad landed on Normandy after his LST was sunk from under him. He was an 'old' 24 year old at the time. Imagine all the teens who landed and came back to make this country great. Please share a personal or family story if you have one.
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