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  1. Due to the high danger in entering the house with grains of sand and rusty materials when my woman is there, I keep my buttocks safe leaving any find that is not gold outside in the garden, inside a basket ... I do not remember how many hunts ago I left this pendant and other coins in the basket, perhaps distracted by the rings, much heavier ... Also it is rare to see pendants with red paint ... It seemed like costume jewelry. Anyway with my daughter yesterday afternoon, we rummaged in the basket and I showed her how many coins that I discard can return as new with a bit of hard work .. She immediately noticed and took the little heart and asked me if she could keep it ... I was surprised by the color, which I neglected to check well and with a lens I searched for the title engraving .. With great surprise this 2.3g pendant is 18K and at the current price it is a find of respect! I explained to my daughter that she will have a prize for this discovery, because I don't want her to wear gold at the age of 6 ... I was about to throw a good part of everything I collect and leave only coins to clean up and she saved something that I had not even noticed that I had recovered ... For the record, like an idiot I lost today's hunting session sleeping till late, after more than two weeks of decent waves stop and only 24 hours available before other waves arrive ... Too much wine and roasted meat last night ... Damned Italy
  2. I took my wife, and two young boys to the river for a couple hours this morning. I figured I'd bring my Detector, and get a couple hours of hunting in while the kids played. I have been hunting the rivers all week long. I possibly put in close to 30 hours, with very little success. I am learning the machine with each swing though. I was hunting in Park 2, knee deep in the water, a spillway at my back, and open river in front of me, with a strong current. My settings were default, except the Iron Bias was switched to F2 giving it a value of 6 automatically. I went with 50 tones, and periodically did a ground balance, increasing the number it settled on by 2 or 3. (I had heard this was a trick) My first target was an all to familiar aluminum piece, followed by a metal flake. I thought to myself, "That's ok, one of this holes will eventually surprise me. I only have two hours so I'll just dig away, and enjoy myself" I was right, my third dig was about 2 inches down, I saw the glimmer. I knew this was no beaver tail. I pulled the ring, and lifting it thought "wow, looks like silver" I scanned the inside, seing a hallmark my eyes immediately caught 14k. I stood up, and started walking towards my wife grinning ear to ear, almost deviously. It took her a minute to notice I looked odd with a smile like that, and asked what? I showed her, and she promptly made me stow it away, convinced I'd lose it I went on to pull three more rings, my next one being a MASSIVE Palladium wedding band (I had never heard of Palladium when I dug it) Each time I would approach my wife proclaiming yet another victory, and each time she would say "no, I don't believe you" and then I would show her. The next two were one Sterling Silver, and one Stainless Steel. I also found a total of 8 fishing lures, and a commemorative medallion for a 1988 space flight. This was by far the best day I've had medal detecting, and was a reminder of why the hobby was love at first dig for me. I know a 4 ring day is not gonna be a regular thing, so I'm chewing it slowly. I couldn't be happier with my first gold experience, and wanted to thank all of you on Detector Prospector for being so kind, and answering any questions I've had. I know I'll have many more, and the experience you guys bring to the table is quintessential to my learning this fine hobby. I wish you all the best of luck in your upcoming hunts. As always HH - Luke
  3. From Wikipedia - "The Fenn Treasure is a treasure reportedly worth more than one million dollars hidden by art dealer and author Forrest Fenn in the Rocky Mountains. According to Fenn, many people have claimed to have found the treasure, but no one has provided any evidence to him supporting their claim. Fenn has confirmed four of the nine clues have been solved and that searchers have been within 200 feet of the treasure. As of 20 August 2016 Fenn has stated that to his knowledge it is still not found." Read the full story
  4. https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/forrest-fenns-treasure-reportedly-found/5753216/?cat=500
  5. There are still some treasures out there in them'thar hills! https://www.ksl.com/article/46667233/7-legendary-treasures-in-utah-and-the-west-that-have-never-been-found
  6. I just fired up the Lobo and placed the coil to the ground, then it beeped or quacked as some would have it but I like the sound's my Lobo makes. I'm starting to understand it with every hour we spend together and I think we have begun a fine relationship with each other, for she rewarded me with my very best find ever. The target was positive as I waved the coil over the ground , so I then began to recover the item and I popped out this badge which was covered with a fair amount of soil. Just like most of the other badges that I find I just put them in the bag and carry on but then when I got home I couldn't find it and was worried I'd have to look for it again. Then my wife said here it is thank goodness she found it, so we cleaned it up with some water to take a closer look. This is where it get's interesting, I can see now that it's a R.A.F. Squadron Badge. So I look for the Squad number and it showed 518, then I thought I've heard of this Squadron somewhere before, then it hit me D-Day these guy's radioed Churchill directly from the plane confirming the weather was good enough for the landing of D-Day. I could not believe what I had in my hand, a Squadron Badge from the 518 Squadron. So I did some background work and found out that it's the real deal. Some insignias show the hand holding the key to the right but mine was facing to the left so I checked some more on this and it is supposed to face left. I do hope we have some WW II historians with us so they could give me some more information on what I have found. I also know there were 28 flights in the Squadron with 8 men crews so that's only 224 men in this squadron. I also found out that to this day, some of the where bouts' of couple of these guy's is still unknown one from Australia. Man this is real live history I have here, there's so much information on this Squadron and it's a great story too, so if you haven't heard about these guy's you should check it out for sure. Now if you are familiar with this story, please pass on what information you could supply me with. This must have a lot of historic value and speaking of value what would you think it would be worth to the right buyer? My question now is, should I have it restored or do we leave these kind of things alone? This is my best find ever and a day I'll never forget. I found some real live history about 70 Year old iconic world history. This is Great I Love My Lobo. B.T.W. My camera is Sh#*, so please excuse the photography and my other camera is also no, is a digital microscope and can only zoom out to 50X. http://www.oldnautibits.com/features/aerofeature5.php http://www.aniodhlann.org.uk/tag/518_squadron/ https://www.wikiwand.com/en/No._518_Squadron_RAF https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/raf-518-squadron-coastal-command-480919770
  7. This place looks cool for nuggets but according to the past , unclear things question it https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2014/10/the-mysterious-valley-of-the-headless-corpses/ pay attention when the timer reach on 1:17:04
  8. I do love my fried chicken but this is a bit much ? Source : https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-ideas/weird-and-wacky/worlds-most-expensive-chicken-wings-as-bizarre-gold-food-craze-hits-the-us/news-story/55dee79bce3486d047f310e64b1c996b World’s most expensive chicken wings as bizarre gold food craze hits the US A New York restaurant sells the world’s most expensive chicken wings — dipped in real molten gold for that Insta-worthy look. The New York bar serving up 24k chicken wings If there was ever a chicken wing that could make the Versace mansion look understated, it can be found at The Ainsworth restaurants in the US. The upscale venue — which triples as a lounge and sports bar — has locations in New York, New Jersey, Kansas City, and Nashville and is famed for its 24-karat gold-coated chicken wings. According to The Ainsworth, each order of 50 chicken wings is covered with $A286 worth of gold dust. The wings cost $A65 for a plate of 10, $A129 for 20, or $A1437 for 50 with a bottle of Armand de Brignac champagne. They’re the most expensive chicken wings in the world, according to publicist turned food influencer Jonathan Cheban — best known as Kim Kardashian’s best friend — who goes by his Instagram handle, Foodgod. Cheban collaborated with Brian Mazza, the president of the company that owns The Ainsworth, to create the gilt chicken. Mr Mazza told CNN: “We wanted to create something over the top that’s never been done before, and you’ve never seen or tasted anything like it before.” The Ainsworth executive chef Justine Verzo told news.com.au her first reaction to the idea of making gold-dusted chicken wings was: “how?” “(I was thinking:) Like, what are we going to do with gold?” she said. But the team soon worked it out. To make the glittering Insta-worthy buffalo wings, the meat is brined in a coconut butter for 12 hours and coated with a chipotle and honey batter, baked, flash-fried, smothered in a gold marinade with extra honey barbecue sauce and dusted with 24-karat gold flakes. The final coating resembles molten gold. It comes with a side of gourmet blue cheese dip. “You want to make sure it looks good but tastes good at the same time,” Ms Verzo said. “It actually has a flavour to it, chipotle honey. “We took our time perfecting the taste of it so you don’t taste the gold.” Gold-coated chicken wings served at The Ainsworth.Source:news.com.au Gold needs to be in its purest 24 karat form to be safe to eat. The US Food and Drug Administration hasn’t rigorously studied the effects of the consumption of gold, but the European Food Safety Authority classifies it as harmless. According to Ms Verzo, the gold wings are a novelty. “A lot of socialites order this food because they want to take pictures of it,” Ms Verzo said. “It’s such a spectacular crowd-pleaser.” The wings first came to worldwide attention when a video showcasing them went viral last year. In the clip, the gold wings are served to Cheban who is sitting with a reporter. He giddily bites into one, emerging with a foiled mouth, like a Prada runway model. “It’s starting,” he says solemnly. “The gold lipstick is starting.” Gold food isn’t new — in 2016 in Manila, a dozen Golden Cristal Ube doughnuts sell for $A1700; in Abu Dhabi, a 24-karat gold-flaked cappuccino costs $A27.
  9. "Some stories are worthy of being told more than once. There are countless stories about lost or buried treasure in Nevada history. Most of these are legends that might or might not have any basis in fact. The following story, however, is one of the rare cases where a real treasure was found, when there was no previous knowledge it even existed." Full Story Here
  10. 130 billion worth of gold. I can almost see Russia from out my window... https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a22345825/russian-shipwreck-gold-dmitri-donskoii/
  11. This year, 2018, I'm working thru the year to pay up on last years not so great stab at a golden prospects in Australia last year, 2017. It was a great trip, always is, but a lot of little factors kept me gold poor *which I use to pay for food, fuel and amenities* so I leaned on the credit card a little to hard. Hahh! No one ever said I'd get rich but ehh~ One can dream by the camp fire.~~ Another driving factor for this post is that my email does not like to send pictures so this is for you all who have asked "Where are the pictures?" when I tried to send them. Well that aside Its Always A Good Go down under. I stayed mostly in the region of Kalgoorie last year, hard hunted land that, so I could be of help and hang around with my mates in Coolgardie while they fixed up a new caravan and ute. The gold was small and hard to come by but I still got a few ounces in littles from the EL's I applied for, and yes sent the reports in for, but in all here are a few good days on the scales : And here are what most days went like. I only had a few days streaches during the weeks out bush where I caught the skunk... but I entertained myself otherwise ? I did find one small meteorite but it chose to find the hole in my pocket instead of coming home with me. Bugger. But while I was out and about I decided to look for another mineral I knew occured in the region were I was and took a few days driving the fence lines to find it. Chrysoprase. Never did find the mine that my mate pointed me towards but I did find an area that had the right indicators, what is called white and blue chrysoprase and chalcedony, and on stopping there I took a couple of days to speck around. I was finding mostly low grade stuff, the above picture, but found one good bit with just the tip sticking out like an iceberg: Among other interesting rocks like this one, semi-crystalline quartz with some nice shiny bubbly limonite and from another area of flats a fulgerite, solidified lightning strike: So my rock hounding itch was scratched ? Now camp is always a treat in the mornings and evenings but I also mentioned I kept myself entertained on days when I was not finding much. Aside from just enjoying nature and walking Kays getting no where on the gold a few days of yabbie fishing made for a great reliefe after catching the skunk. I visited various dams nearby and treated myself to a Yabbie feast on many evenings. So all in all a great time, good eats and nice finds. If you want to go my suggestion is : Make a Plan and stick to it. You wont be dissapointed. There were a great many other things that occured but like I said, a short story. Regards and go live the dream. Next year who knows..... I'm thinking opal or sapphires myself with a little gold and yabbie. Thanks for reading, DD
  12. https://www.livescience.com/62638-san-jose-shipwreck-cannons.html Pretty amazing - the article is worth a read if you love anything to do with treasure hunting. It's great how over the last few decades underwater ROV's are putting these treasures/history back in reach.
  13. Another reason why you shouldn't blab a discovery.... http://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/fbi-digging-where-treasure-hunters-are-thinking-of-gold/716013192
  14. I From morocco i have paper of treasure like this photo and i have other Place more than 30 with treasure in land i don't have detector for 1,5m to know the place treasure and make sure i have a EDS gold catcher but not working well always i find only ferrous target with Disc I need someone from morocco can work with me or someone help me for good Detector for 1,5m for Detect Gold
  15. Thought this might interest you. https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/102358148/fbi-at-site-where-civil-war-gold-rumored-to-be-buried JW
  16. Here is a bit of an update on THE treasure hunt. http://www.wphm.net/2018/01/12/people-continue-to-seek-reported-hidden-treasure-in-the-rocky-mountains-despite-fatal-attempts/
  17. I was unsure as to which forum this would be appropriate to post under? Regardless, it's a good read if you have five minutes or so. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/bay-area-settler-forgot-where-he-buried-gold-1850s-12488116.php#item-85307-tbla-20
  18. G;day Folks My son told me about 2 Guys who found A WWII Train that went missing loaded with 300+ Tons of Nazi Gold and he sent me this Link, John http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33994483
  19. Thought the Forum might like this news article.....link below. Cheers from central Idaho! jd http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/on-the-hunt-‘where-warm-waters-halt’-for-a-dollar2-million-treasure/ar-AAi76bQ?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp
  20. For those of you who will watch a quick video...http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2016/05/16/ancient-treasure-trove-shipwreck-israel-sdg-orig.cnn
  21. And heres the short documentary I filmed of the search and discovery:
  22. Treasure - The very thought races the pulse. Doubloons - pieces of 8 - bars of gold! Well gosh it's kind of complicated http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/01/us/with-shipwreck-treasure-easier-to-reach-a-duel-is-on.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
  23. http://www.thelocal.de/20150715/amateur-archaeologist-finds-nazi-gold-hoard
  24. There has been a very neat story floating around about a little mine found in The Superstition Wilderness Area. This is a story that got no publicity until a writer and Lost Dutchman Mine Hunter named Jack San Felice wrote about it in a book a few years ago. Jack has always said he believes this mine was The Lost Dutchman. Very few details have ever been made public about the dig. The story goes, that the area was located in the 1950s but for whatever reason was not exploited for many years (as so many other incredible lost mine stories go). It was a pit mine that ran about 90 feet deep. It was smack dab in the middle of an area that had a bunch of working silver mines in the late 1800s. Because it was in the SWA (Superstition Wilderness Area), and closed to claim location since 1984, any exploitation had to be VERY secret. This mine was supposedly secretly worked during the Summer months of 1997-1999. They dug the mine from its original 90 foot depth to 300 feet deep. Most people thought it was just a silver mine like all the others in the area (Roger's Spring). Over the years, little tidbits have leaked out. Things like some of the people THOUGHT to be involved claiming they had found the Lost Dutchman. If true, that COMPLETELY discounts the silver mine idea (except we all know gold is often found in pockets in silver veins/mines). All a very interesting story, UNTIL a few days ago, when a picture started making the rounds: This cabbage ball sized chunk of rock that dreams are made of is claimed to be from this Pit Mine. Jacob Waltz claimed that his mine contained two veins of material: 1. 18 inch thick vein of white and rose quartz shot through with about 30% gold content. 2. 8 inch thick vein of gray volcanic tuff with visible gold that was very soft and could be scraped out with bare hands. You miners imagine how much money is involved if they dug 210 feet of ore like this in an 18 inch thick vein! Just a little something to get everybody's mouth watering! Enjoy - Mike
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