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Everything posted by Dbado1

  1. The tensioners are cool. I managed to find one as well...a first for my collection. Apparently, the were made of brass until the Spanish-American war. After that they were made of aluminum. This area has multiple levels of age to it...you never know what you are going to turn up. Lots of exploring to do...when it cools off some. Fun hunt as usual, Chris! Thanks! Dean
  2. I have held this amazing chunk and there is no doubt that it is gold. Awesome. Chris has a built in gold radar system. Dean
  3. It's a good thing that you are in great shape....that hike is a bit daunting. Great job!
  4. What a fun day! Nothing beats finding new ground that is productive. I'm excited to get back there as we really didn't spend much time swinging this first time through. Still more exploring to be done in the area. Thanks again, Chris! Fun times as always!! Dean
  5. Man, what a beauty! That will help pay off a 7000 quickly! Dean
  6. Dick those are some great old pics! You were much braver than I ...I have never liked going in to old shafts and never ventured far in to them. Dean
  7. Dick, Post them up! The old pics are a lot of fun. Hope all is well with you. Dean
  8. Awesome pics of you guys! Fun stuff! Dean
  9. Well done! I love that sized coil. Good all-rounder. Dean
  10. Sweet! Congrats...the first one is the most memorable! Dean
  11. Dbado1

    19 ounce monster

    Wow! What a monster!! These types of "monsters" are prevalent in my dreams ! Thanks for posting this vid, Jen...keeps me motivated in this cold, snowy weather. Dean
  12. Beautiful nugget! Very rough looking. Dean
  13. I live near Chris and heard it too...then another sonic boom again on Tuesday night. I hope they find it. Dean
  14. I'm guessing it's made of silver. Nice blackish patina. Very cool find! Dean
  15. Nice! That's a confidence builder!! Dean
  16. 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
  17. Impressive! I love the "Hobo Nickel" ring carved from a buffalo nickel. Very cool. Dean
  18. Nice! I know a few places that Kubota would come in handy. Dean
  19. Funny stuff, Mike! Thanks! Happy New Year everyone! Dean
  20. Yeah, the swing arms are the bomb! Really helps with coil control... especially swinging the angles of a wash. The new one looks awesome! Dean
  21. Merry Christmas to the AZO family members! Dean
  22. I didn't want to leave the 70+* days! It was, as usual, a great hunt. The new ground holds promise for future successful hunts. Beat Up, What gold fields are you headed to? Best wishes for a safe and successful trip! Dean
  23. Nice nugs, Chris! The lid is very cool. I love finding relics like that. Dean