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    fishing8046 reacted to Chris Gholson in Pharaoh's golden smile   
    I found this photo online last night and I thought you guys might enjoy. Check out this amazing use of gold in ancient dentistry. According to the story this was the skull of a pharaoh, which dated to approx.. 2,500 BC! The work is so intricate it boggles my mind that it was accomplished so long ago. I don’t think I would ever want to detect a skull, but in this case I might make an exception Have a great weekend everyone! 

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    fishing8046 reacted to SlowNLow in Anyone running a Heckler trommel?   
    Here is my toy, designed and built by yours truly ...😋. Nice trommel.....



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    fishing8046 reacted to Chris Gholson in New Video: Detecting that desert gold!   
    Hi Everyone,
    Here is a new video I just posted up late last night. The footage is from a recent trip where I got lucky and pulled five nice nuggets for the day. I hope you all enjoy! 
     
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    fishing8046 reacted to Jennifer Bond in WTB, GPX 5000 harness   
    Kind of like you!
    Sorry did I say that out loud? 🤭 You have to admit, you walked, (scratch that)... RAN into that one.

    Have a nice day.
    Jen 
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    fishing8046 reacted to Chris Gholson in Not your average bullet casing!   
    Hey Matt,
    That’s a shame to hear you guys were hassled, and I agree that it’s sneaky to question the minor before the adult. Kudos to your son, he sounds like a smart kid. 
    Laws like this are so foolish. There’s nothing wrong about wanting to preserve and protect our historical sites for future generations. They are our heritage and a testament to those that came before us, and deserving of our respect. I get that, but what I don’t get is the people they target; like you and your son. The real threat in my opinion are the vandals armed with spray paint and hundreds of rounds of ammo. I can’t even tell you how many old stone cabins and adobe structures I have run across over the years that are tagged with all sorts of graffiti and filled with more holes than Swiss cheese. These people are the real danger to our antiquities, not the guy out in the field digging a few shallow holes with his detector. The current mindset here in the US seems to be, “It’s better to let those relics rust away into oblivion versus someone actually digging them up and preserving in a private collection.” I think if our laws were closer to those over in Europe we would see a lot more cool artifacts showing up in our museums…
     
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    fishing8046 reacted to Chris Gholson in Not your average bullet casing!   
    I came across these photos this morning and couldn’t remember if I had shared them or not. A friend & customer up in Oregon was detecting along when he dug up this old .45-75 rifle cartridge. He almost tossed it into the bushes, but noticed there was something wrapped around it. A closer inspection revealed that a piece of cork had been shoved into the open end and a wire was wrapped around to keep it secure. He decided to take it apart and find out what was inside. What happened next is something many of us dream about, but for him it actually happened. He pulled out the cork and watched in shock as nugget after nugget rolled out! The cartridge had been converted into a makeshift gold poke for an old-time miner. The five small nuggets inside didn’t add up to a lot of weight, but what an amazing piece of pioneer history. Incredible find, thank you for sharing with us! 




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    fishing8046 reacted to desertpilot in What are they hiding?   
    Looks like they are hiding some sweet cow water. You google earth pic isn’t blurred, it’s water in a cattle watering hole. 
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    fishing8046 reacted to Chris Gholson in Gorgeous multi-oz gold nugget!   
    A friend & customer just sent over these photos of a stunning gold/quartz specimen that he found while metal detecting in Arizona. He located it with a MINELAB GPX-4500 at a depth of 14+ inches. Including the rock, it weighs in at 2.87-ounces. What a stunning find, thank you so much for sharing with us!


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    fishing8046 reacted to Chris Gholson in Not gold, but still awesome!   
    A friend of mine from high school sent me these incredible photos the other day. His passion is chasing lions with his dogs here in the mountains of Arizona. I wouldn’t really call him a hunter since he doesn’t shoot them, he just enjoys tracking them and getting video/photos and relaying that info back to Game & Fish. He just recently bought a GPX-4500 from me, so I have a feeling some of his time will get diverted to chasing the yellow stuff! …Anyway these were such cool photos I had to share them with you all.


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    fishing8046 got a reaction from Pard in 1 ounce monday   
    Nice Nugget!
    But don't forget that the time that you have with those who truly love you and have only a short time are hours and days that the Lord doesn't take away from you. I admire you for your commitment
    Thanks
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    fishing8046 got a reaction from Pard in 1 ounce monday   
    Nice Nugget!
    But don't forget that the time that you have with those who truly love you and have only a short time are hours and days that the Lord doesn't take away from you. I admire you for your commitment
    Thanks
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    fishing8046 got a reaction from Pard in 1 ounce monday   
    Nice Nugget!
    But don't forget that the time that you have with those who truly love you and have only a short time are hours and days that the Lord doesn't take away from you. I admire you for your commitment
    Thanks
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    fishing8046 reacted to LukeJ in grains of gold   
    I do.
     
    Here's 15 grains.
     
    I was excited each time I dug one of these babies up.
     
    Knowing that no one else found them before me is very satisfying.
     
    I'll be out there again next chance I get....

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    fishing8046 reacted to LukeJ in Only beeps gold.   
    Yeah.... No thanks.
     
    I'm just reaching a point where I'm starting to understand what's going on out there. I've put in a lot of time to gather this experience.....
     
    I'd like to be able to use this knowledge for awhile before 'anyone' with deep enough pockets could be out there running wild, picking up all "My Gold".
     

     
    Luke
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