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Mike Furness

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  1. Mike Furness

    Backyard Surprise!

    Hey Chris I imported a couple 4' Gopher(aka Bull) Snakes about 4-5 years ago . 2 years ago I found a skin in the yard that was a little over 5'. I haven't seen a rattlesnake of any type in my yard the last 3 years. The first year I moved here in 2011 ... that summer alone I saw 14 rattlesnakes. I'm sure some were the same snake but haven't seen any in the last three years so having my 'pet' Gopher Snakes' in the yard with their off spring I am sure has wiped the buzz tails off my 10 acres. Maybe the Bull is a relative of my snakes since you are only about a 1/3 of a mile across the field from me.
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    El Camino del Diablo

    Great place for a vacation with the ex-wife!!! Long time no see Dick!
  3. One week after the storm of storms at least for this part of AZ my snow is all gone. My driveway is a mess but it will dry in next couple days. And then we are supposed to have a few showers over the weekend. If they don't become down pours all will be back to normal soon!
  4. Nice! And great condition for the condition it's in!
  5. Mike Furness

    Nice Patch to Split!

    Nice day's haul! Congrats to the finders.
  6. Was about to ask the same T.
  7. Mike Furness

    A fun Arizona C&R hunt

    You and Dean did well ... Congrats!
  8. I just don't see much activity on the gold market in general. Even with the equities markets tanking the last couple weeks the escape into gold for protection and preservation has not been like it used to be. I see it staying between a trading range of a high of 1300 and a low of 1100 ... pretty wide gap percentage wise but I certainly can not find any reason for it to revisit the highs of years ago.
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    Girl pulls this from a lake!

    A positive story from the media ... WOW! ... good post!
  10. Not so sure the weather he is getting is all that cool. We have a heat wave going on here in New England that is extended into Eastern Canada. Hot and very humid last few days and expected to be so for next few as well. We should have a little relief on Saturday and then back up in temp/humidity next week.
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    New Forum Upgrade

    Forum looks good Chris ... I haven't been on for a couple weeks while in TN at my National bass fishing Championship. No issues logging on.
  12. Paid for the gas and a bottle of beer that day! Nice job! Whatta chunk!
  13. Mike Furness

    Headed Home

    You and Eric have been busy! Nice haul for the season. See ya next year!
  14. Mike Furness

    Tried a new spot

    Chris ... Treasure Hunting I see ... Looks like it was fun even without the gold. Finding that kind of treasure says no one with a detector has been in the area ... must be a mountain man's homestead area! Trapper or hunter ... perhaps an old buffalo hunter was there given that old bullet. Just a few fleeting thoughts based on the finds.
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    Bob Dansie

    Montana was famous for scaring the living stuffing out of folks! I rode with him a few times ... the first couple were 'exciting' to say the least. I bought my RZR based on those rides! The speed and rush of the thing screaming down Castle Hot Springs Road and then an immediate right hand slide turn to a wash he wanted me to try sold me! Call me crazy! YUP!
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    Freshly dug gold!

    Good hourly wages there! Congrats to the finder.
  17. Mike Furness

    Early mining camp hunt

    Nice find Chris ... And to answer the question above ... NO! Do not clean it up other than to get the loose surface dirt off of it. The value is with the aged patina ... not the shiny new look! Please don't make your old coins 'new' again! Mike F
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    Amazing spread of Nuggets!

    Accomplished nugget hunter for sure! Great advt for GM1000 even if they weren't found with it! However I am sure it is capable of doing it!!! Mike F
  19. Nice Job Chris ... Great info for both old and new electronic prospectors and not just for the GM1000 ... ! Mike F
  20. Patience grasshopper ... last I heard he had field work to do for video 2 ... part 3 is ready to go ... not wanting to release 3 before 2 ... He will release both at once when 2 is finished.
  21. Mike Furness

    1 ounce monday

    Nice CHUNK there Pard!
  22. Mike Furness

    Happy birthday Chris

    Somehow I missed this ... So Happy Belated B'day Chris ... This is number 40 is it not?
  23. Mike Furness

    grains of gold

    Wondered whose that was ... always like adding another $1500 to my collection! LOL! Thanks ... Terry (Assuming it was Mel's) ... Yanking your chain ... probably still out there somewhere! And if a glass vial returned to the earth! Mike F