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  2. That is a large amount of water moving and that drone has some range on it.
  3. That video was great. It makes me think I need one for my kayak trips.
  4. Here is a video someone took of Fain park.
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  6. afreakofnature

    Heavy rains in central AZ

    Its raining everywhere this year! Everyday it rains up here. Its still so green and with it.........bugs! Lol. Expose that BR nature!
  7. wish it was the winter season so i could take advantage of the floods, but you local guys go out and enjoy.
  8. Sounds great-cant wait to hit some areas-Thanks Mike C...
  9. I wanted to give an update on the weather here in central Arizona. Yesterday the Prescott area and surrounding region got pounded with probably the biggest rain storm I have seen in the past five years. So much water was dumped that many of the roads here in town were blockaded, and I even heard the waters of Lynx Creek overflowed the dam at Fain Park/Lake. A friend of mine in the Walker area said it looked like a river of chocolate milk that filled the creek from bank to bank! Going off the forecast, it looks like we could see more showers this week...Those flash floods move a ton of dirt, so I am thinking that once those waters receded, there should be some new bedrock exposed and maybe some fresh gold that has not seen the light of day for many, many years. Happy hunting everyone!
  10. Chris Gholson

    Back from eastern Canada!

    I really appreciate all the info guys! I really liked how the city had left the old cannons & mortars in place. I was also impressed that no where did I see graffiti on any of them. Only thing better would have been if they left you fire one off into the lake for a small fee
  11. smithsgold

    Back from eastern Canada!

    Nice pictures !!!!
  12. Thanks for sharing Chris , I was going to say it is a mortar too.
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  14. Gold Seeker

    Back from eastern Canada!

    Love the minerals photos! The short guns are mortars, used in close combat, they launched a explosive shell into charging troops or into fortifications, basically it's an old version of the modern mortars used in combat today. French mortar diagram from the 18th century The last use of these types of mortars was used during the American Civil War. Us Army 13-inch mortar "Dictator" was a rail-mounted gun of the American Civil War.
  15. Great pictures Chris thank you. I believe the short cannon is called a Trunnion Carronade.
  16. Cool pics Chris. Thanks for sharing. At least you missed our heat wave! It was toasty here. Tom H.
  17. Great pics Chris. Glad you had a great time and made it home safe.
  18. Hi Everyone, My family and I made it back home safe and sound. We had a wonderful time exploring eastern Canada, despite that awful heat wave. Our plan to escape the Arizona summer didn’t pan out quite as expected, and the region set new all-time highs during our visit. It was hot and humid, but we made the best of it and saw lots of amazing places as we passed through Toronto, Montreal and finally Quebec City. This was my first visit and I fell in love with all the historic sites and old “walled” cities. I day dreamed about the coins & relics that must have been hiding just beneath the soil around those old forts built by the French in the late 1600’s. I guess it gives an excuse to go back some day. Here are some really amazing minerals that we spotted in the Royal Ontario Museum. Also, these old cannons were posted around the perimeter of Quebec City. I was familiar with the longer barrel ones, but I had never seen the short, squat ones before. Does anyone know their purpose? I thought perhaps for close range defense, like a shotgun. For those that left messages and emails while I was away, I sure appreciate your patience. Your orders will ship out directly, and you will get replies by tomorrow, if you haven’t already. I hope you all are having a great summer season so far, I hope to have some nuggets to post as soon as it cools off a bit. Happy hunting!
  19. High Sierra Gold High Sierra Gold Join Jeff and Mike as they look for Gold and Treasure in the High Sierra's , Watch as Jeff finds a .45 Gram nugget.
  20. http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575378759&campid=5338273189&customid=&icep_item=123241207615&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg&toolid=11111 I put on eBay, if that makes you more comfortable to purchase please click the link! Thanks!
  21. excellent condition...$375 local pick up send a pm if interested
  22. Thats great Chris. Glad your enjoying the trip.
  23. The family and I made it safe & sound to Canada and are having a blast! Mike you're right about this heat wave, its been really, really warm thus far. For us its not so much the heat, but rather the humidity thats getting us. Its a little rough, but we're making the best of it and its been a great excuse (at least for Maddie) to get ice cream 😊 We left Toronto this morning and took the train to Montreal. We will spend a few days here, them its off to Quebec...Here are a few pics that I snapped at the Royal Ontario Musuem. Their collections are wonderful, especially the minerals & fossils! I think I left a little bit of drool on the display cases, lol! Stay cool & safe out there everyone! P.S. That's a solid gold coin weighing 100 kilos!
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