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  1. 6 points
    Chris Gholson

    Treasures from up North

    Last month one of my customers and friends came down from Montana for a visit and to try his luck on the Arizona goldfields. He had done plenty of metal detecting back home with his Minelab Equinox 800, and found plenty of gold, just none of it in the form of nuggets. He brought just a small portion of his impressive collection of finds from the parks, ballfields, and old home sites. He had found some beautiful rings and some cool old coins, like an 1887 silver Morgan…He let me snap a few photos so I could share with you all. Thanks again Gary! I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and 2020 is off to a great start!
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    WOW... had a serious blond moment on the weekend, sharing in the hopes it saves you doing the same... LOL I own several parcels of land in various rich areas and have had an ongoing issue with ATV'ers (that I won't get into, answer questions about etc here). Well this weekend I thought I'd try out the new Kubota and decommission one of the roads through the property (yes, I know they can go around, I"m giving them an indicator it's private land, I have no false beliefs it will stop them, this is one step in many that the Sheriff and I are taking to resolve this issue).... well as I was preparing to dig, my neighbor says to me "where's your detector"... I'm like "At home, today is a Kubota day, not detecting day silly" TOTALLY failing to make the connection that if you dig a hole in gold country for ANY reason, you don't walk away from it without swinging coil.... and went about my business..... within an hour of finishing, I watched two people (Yes, I know who you both are and I'd recommend taking Don's advise re what he said to you when he saw you loading up, you didn't see me like you told him, but I did see you, the Sheriff has both your names (J & W and photos of your ATV/bike and tread patterns..grin)...you were both vapor trails by the time I'd got to where you stopped, I didn't know a Suburban with a trailer could travel so fast..LOL) but I digress. 🤣 I get home and am chatting with a friend... and of course hear... "Did you check the trench before leaving?" OK.. now I'm really thinking "dang..." so it was late, I left it.... and went back the next morning..... It's wild having swung on ground so long where you have to listen so hard to every little faint sound "is that a nugget, is that one" to squeek out one or two and then go to a freshly dug trench, step down into the trench of virgin dirt and BLAAAAAAAAAA BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA BLAAAAAAAAAAAAA blowing your ear off like it would have been for the old timers with the first detectors... Yea, I guess I'm calling SD and early detectorists old timers now.. lol. Anyway... the moral of the story... if you are playing on your tractor in gold country..... "Don't walk away Renee", you may be leaving almost 4 grams behind for trespassers to find.... lol Jen IMG_6940.mov IMG_6946.mov
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    Very true! Maybe you should follow your own advise Jennifer before you post all of your worthless drivel...
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    Don't forget to check the dirt from the auger.
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    Very nice setup, Jennifer! No where for the nugs to hide now! The auger is a great addition. Comes in handy for planting trees and shrubs too. Although.... a post hole digger builds character . Dean
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    The nuggets can't hide from me now... today I added an 84" box scraper to start taking the surface off and find more of those beauties.... times like these are when I love having an 8' bed for the truck (the other item is a Bobcat auger for putting fence posts in on the property) Jen
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    Doc did the green Garret Deepseeker inspire you to select green and the G from Garret.
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    So what about a recovery scoop and a pocket gold pan in one? I promised you that I would be giving you another surprise this week. I have always loved using a recovery scoop, but it sort of aggravated me that little pieces of gold would sometimes sneak out of the scoop when I was trying to sift dirt into my hand. This aggravation has been even more exacerbated by the introduction of machines like the Gold Monster that find such dinky pieces of gold that they can surf right on top of the dirt and be easily lost. I have always advocated that when you get the target into your scoop try to agitate the dirt so the heavy gold sinks to the bottom. Well what if there was a scoop made where the bottom of the scoop was recessed a little to make it a SPOT to catch the GOLD. A Gold SPOT, Or a "G" Spot? Then what if the scoop was designed with an incline that led to three riffles of three different heights? This way when you sift the dirt out into your hand, the riffles stop the heavy gold and hold it making it easier to recover? I designed the "G" Spot so the scoop is smooth on the bottom so you can shove it in your pocket and take it out with ease. I looked at gold pans and they always form the riffles by molding them into the pan by raising the riffles on the inside of the pan by indenting the molded material on the bottom of the pan. This just causes a weak spot, and leaves crevices for dirt to collect in. Like to crevice? Add a little water to the "G" Spot and you have a recovery treasure scoop and pocket gold pan all in one neat little package. I think the "G" Spot with these unique features will speed up target recovery and it's just fun to use.. I guess this is actually sort of a tease because I only have these 5 scoops. They are just the pre-production proto-types sent to me for approval. So what do you all think should I approve these to go into production? I vote yes! What do you think? Doc
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    Nice! I know a few places that Kubota would come in handy. Dean
  10. 1 point
    Guys on the ground in the industry still call it Blue Stake..... Can I borrow that Kubota?
  11. 1 point
    You have me mistaken for somebody else. Adam and I have never met nor do I live in Arizona. Actually I have not been to Arizona since attending U of A for a couple years, but that was 30 years ago!
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    Now that's funny Jennifer! btw that is a really nice gold nugget. Hope you find many more in the new year.
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    To the rest of you... have a wonderful, save and happy New Year..... may you find lots of gold next year. Jen
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    Sounds good Matt.. just don't feel threatened by his obvious attraction to me, he's still yours. LOL
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    That’s the plan eventually.... putting in infrastructure (ponds, plant etc) at present.
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    So why just dig trenches to stop ATVs? If I had good patented ground I’d tear it up with the tractor.
  18. 1 point
    Hope you got Blue Stake 🤣
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    Chris Gholson

    Merry Christmas from AZO!

    From our family to yours...wishing you peace, love and happiness this holiday season. Merry Christmas everyone!!! The Arizona Outback office will be closed from December 24-26th, 2019 and will resume normal business hours on December 27th.
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