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Gerard last won the day on December 13 2020

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  1. Very nice find Chris! Not a thing a prospector or geologist would want to lose ~ back in the day. Thinking about the day when he lost it.... he probably would of kept his loupe in a safe and secure pocket.... that said.... He also could of lost his poke along with his loupe!!!! Maybe it deserves another trip for second look in the area Chris?
  2. Hi Chris, My First Guess... it looks like low quality (1) Nephrite Jade or (2) Chalcedony . very similar... in many ways... is there Asbestos deposits in the area? I also notice what looked like some hydrothermal stratification (layering) in the left edge of your photo... maybe (3) Agate Moss Agate? All in all... my first guess is probably closest ... The tables below gives you something to work with... to test your sample... All the best. Gerard (1) Nephrite Jade: ======================================== Chemical Formula Neph
  3. Merry Christmas to you Chris and your family too! Hoping for better times ahead for everyone out there.... Even if.... everything around us continues to (go south) as we have all witnessed this year... One thing that I do know 100% for sure...Is that when I am out prospecting surrounded in the vastness of nature’s beauty.... Regardless of all the Worlds self induced problems Greed, Wars & GreatReset Pandemic Lockdowns... When.. I am Outside Standing with my Detector and my pick in hand.... I am a million miles away from all of that Ugliness & Corruption !!!! Surro
  4. Very Nice solid water worn creek nuggets!!! Looks just like the gold I was getting back when I was dredging!!! That Sadie is a sweet & powerful coil on a GPX !!!
  5. Looks like Christmas Came early this year!!! Ho Ho Ho!!! well done!
  6. Yes in deed!!!! Sweet Beautiful Nuggets !!!! Nice Job!!!! !!!!
  7. Chris, Very cool!!! I know... in some mines tokens were used by miners to show they were inside the mine.......They might also have done that in industrial factories too! They would be put the tag on a peg board where the Portal, time-clock or in the Dry-room. to see who was in there if cave in or some other disaster happened... What you have there ...could be the work history of one miner... nice find! Gerard
  8. I have never used the Minelab 8” Mono coil.... but I have used the 11” but now that I think about it some more.....that 11" was a Minelab DD coil and But I liked the 11” the best out of all my Minelab Coils even the Monos All my Minelab mono coils are collecting dust... The Minelab coils are rather heavy.... But honestly, if the issue is sensitivity? The stock Minelab coils still don’t even come close compare with the "Coiltek Elite Coils on the GPX 4500. My Round Elite 14” will hit a fly speck sized 0.04 Au at 4 -5 inches and it sounds as loud as a 22 cal lead. With that coil..
  9. Hi @GotAu? Congrats on getting on here... A Great Resource !!! As for the ( 8” vs. the 11” ) or... the 14” vs. the 18” or even the little 6” Sadi Coil... they are all tools in your tool belt! It all depends on the Ground you are in... I Really like the "Coiltek Elite Coils on GPX 4500 the are an Amazing Coil that turned the GPX-4500 into 100X sensitive better machine 100X better than it ever was stock!!! I love my 4500!!! It is truly an Amazing Machine with the CoilTek Elite on it!!!!! I have the Elite 14” & also the Elite 8” Monos as my primary coils. They
  10. Hi Joe, Good Question, I just replaced the Ramp carrier (Which Failed) and the Ramp style was really a pain to put on and take off!!!! I I was never really happy with the Ramp Style Carrier and after nearly losing it on a prospecting trip 180 miles from my home... i was not going to buy another one!!! I thought about buying a trailer... but to get into the areas where I go... Ground clearance was a major issue! After doing some research I replaced it with a Hydraulic Carrier Called the “MXHauler” it is very beefy!!! much better material and construction than the Ramp style tha
  11. Hi Dave, I use MineCache > you can get a one year subscription at MineCache.com. MineCache applies as a layer to GoogleEarth... it’s updated regularly and. Has “Active Claims” and also... “Closed Claims” And being that it’s a layer in GoogleEarth... I can lay my GPS tracks on top of it & USGS Geologic Maps in one location and then I can transfer all that data to Garmin inReach And onX Maps for use out in the field. I rarely use LR 2000 . Happy Prospecting! Gerard
  12. Chris Dang!!! seem like those nuggets aren't social distancing at all !!! They’re all Up close and personal !!! I need some of that type of Social Distancing too !!! (Maybe this weekend !) Beautiful Nuggets!!!
  13. Happy New Years to you Too Chris. I hope you find your retirement nugget this year!!!! Gerard
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