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nebulanoodle

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  1. These videos were my earliest inspiration to start detecting. Can’t get enough of the “hot rod” target response. And here’s a personal one I find interesting 😜
  2. Thanks again! Real prospecting. I’ll plan on backpacking then 👌 😂 I’m excited and very curious to see if placer indicators I’m familiar with correlate out here. Just bought a nox the other day, so I’m excited to have a lightweight detector now. We’re headed to Oregon for the next couple weeks, I’ll be researching if I get the chance and dreaming of nuggets.
  3. Man, this is a motivating post. I’m working in Northern Colorado for the summer and I brought my detector just in case I get the right motivation. Those little flat nuggets you’re finding are EXACTLY what I’m finding back home on some sort of residual patch on top of a mountain out in the desert SW. Reading about your boulders that are split rough, in addition to the flatties, and your theory on an old sedimentary deposit that did some geologic press activity really harmonizes with my own theories about my patch. Hope you’re still having luck out there, maybe we’ll run into each other if I go hunting some ancient placers. Respectfully.
  4. Those old PIs are still gold killers. I was inspired by all of Lanny’s old tales where he was using a 2000 or 2100?… and I bought a 2200d under all the excitement and hope spelled out in his stories. Worked out great for me and I started finding nuggets immediately in an area I was originally hunting with a Tesoro Lobo. If there’s gold to be found, any upgrade will improve your odds, ie. vlf->PI IMO you made a great buy. Also, as far as the battery. I got rid of those brick batteries right away and went to Doc’s Gold Screamer with the 7.2v batteries. At a full charge the batteries will read at 8v+ and end up draining down to the stated rating. My 2200 ran great with them.
  5. Hello! Just throwing out a feeler if any reputable members here in said vicinity might be interested in meeting up for some detecting this week. I’m staying in the Oroville area and attending some short meetings in Sacramento until heading home Sunday morning. Shoot me a message if there’s any interest in connecting! Thanks!
  6. Love these stories! Sounds like a great time and some great conversations. I’m sitting here wishing I could join you one day in those far northern reaches!
  7. Awesome! You sure did give me quite the itch with this trip report…. Awesome finds, best of continuing luck!
  8. I’m sure the finder was referring to the mountains upon the asteroid mentioned above 😂 Let the space race for gold commence!!!
  9. Nice looking chunk! How much does that sucker weigh in grams? I’m not familiar with gold measured in carats
  10. In Southern California, right where you think 😉
  11. It was transparent black with banding, I made out to be obsidian. Especially with so much abundant obsidian over the mountains to the West of there. I’m aware of how stingy the NPS is with their ungodly amount of rocks and minerals lol that’s why the only thing at home from above is the ibutton thing which I picked up thinking it was trash! But thanks for looking out 👍 If you’re into backpacking and don’t mind sand, you could go out to the hidden dunes too and find the mysterious dune glass! It’s really odd to find nice black, sand blasted chips of the stuff sitting right on top of the sands. Didn’t see it on any of the desert floor around the dunes, only in ‘em 🤔 😂 I ended up googling ibutton images, like Redz suggested up there and it was a bullseye! Any sort of marking has just worn off the one I found. Probably due to it residing in the shifting sands for years. I may reach out to DVNP to let them know the 5 Ws of me finding it, in case there’s some useful data still salvageable from the device.
  12. …ah crap…. I’ve even been carrying it around like a good luck charm to all my nugget patches 😒
  13. I was backpacking with a friend last spring to some hidden dunes in Death Valley NP and stumbled across some odd things there. Obviously not metal detecting, but there were interesting things to be found lying on the surface of the sands! It began with finding what I romantically named, Dune Glass, which was probably just flintknap chippings from natives way back in the day. That was the biggest piece. From there I spotted something really interesting which I thought would be a huge piece of Dune Glass. But it turned out to be something even more odd! A .50 cal slug, resting contentedly on the sand! But aside from these interesting finds, I take you to this strange piece that I picked up and brought home in order to clean up what seemed like trash. Found in the area of 37.14981, -117.84051. But I can’t figure out what it might be. Reminds me of an ant trap, but the hole seems way to small, and what a weird place to find it. Also it looks to be sealed in the mesh by hand with staples. I think I should open it up, but I just wanted to see if anyone here might have a clue as to what it is. I’m optimistic that it contains at least a gram of gold 😂 I know they’re not metal detecting finds, but since I’m a detector prospector, I figured I could share here! And if you haven’t visited Eureka Dunes, it’s amazing and worthwhile.
  14. Any word beyond speculation about a new Minelab Equinox?? I am in the market, just wondering if I should retain a little patience.
  15. Thank you! I am indeed very lucky and thankful for the opportunities I have. Your posts always do stoke the gold fever in me, so for that, I am also thankful for the experiences you share!
  16. Thank you! No trash in the video, but if you notice in the first photo of this post, there is a small bit of wire. That was the only bit of trash found in the patch. Otherwise, on my hike to the patch as I was pushing the detector along, I turned up something like (1) large wire, (5) .22 shells, and about (7) bits of lead. I was thinking about posting a video from a trip a few weeks ago, patch hunting, where all I turned up was trash. But I don’t think that would be very entertaining for anyone 😂 too much reality of the detector prospector life.
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