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Birthday nugget

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Hello all, I got out this morning to try and find a birthday nugget. I had to get up early to make the long ten minute drive to a secret place right next to the highway and then make the long two minute walk into the goldfields. The sun was shining brightly, there was a breeze blowing and I could hear the traffic behind me. After the long trek, I stopped at a likely looking spot right out in the open and turned the old 3000 on. I was using the Sadie coil, it finds gold on its own. I moved three feet to the left of a wet spot and with one sweep of the coil I had a real nice audio response. The signal was very shallow, didn't want to dig deep holes on my birthday anyway, so that was alright. The ground was wet so I made a small scrape with the pick about as big as my hand, getting the grass out of the way. I made another sweep and the target had moved. The target was in the small pile of mud. I reached down and poked my finger around, trying to stay clean, and I saw a flash of yellow. I wiped my hand off and put my glasses on and bent over again to pick up the nugget. It turned out to be a pretty little nugget, my birthday nugget. I dropped the gold into the vial and decided it was time to make the long trip back to the rig. After the brutal two minute walk I got into the Jeep and headed home. The nugget weight is 2.36 grams, for Shep that is 1.53 pennyweight.

 

I wish it was this easy every day... Thanks, TRINITYAU/RAYMILLS

 

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Happy Birthday Ray, glad you could get out a make it a golden birthday, even though you had to make the arduous trek into that gold field!!!

 

That's a nice nugget, it sorta looks like a mini "Boot Of Cortez"

 

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What a great birthday nugget, Ray ... Congrats and another happy birthday wish ... 'Course, turnin' 30 has its hardships ... :lol: ... Cheers, Unc

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Happy Belated Birthday Ray ... I hope you got to rest for the rest of the day after that tough voyage into the gold fields .... sounds like it was one of those killer treks!

 

Mike F

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