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Old Tom last won the day on June 29

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  • Birthday 12/31/1933

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  1. Man, that's pretty professional I'd say. Keep creating, you're going places. Old Tom
  2. The big one looks like a discarded wad of chewing gum. I wonder just who's been chewing on that one, someone with good teeth? Old Tom
  3. Mister Killer, although they might be a pain it probably would be an advantage for you to use some light clear goggles while hunting nights. I never did hunt at night but I used to go through the woods before dawn to get to the trout stream and caught a few in my eyes. Eyes are an remarkable organ, They can take a beating and heal real fast. The worst experience I had with my eyes is when I contracted Shingles of the head. My right eye is permentally weak because of it. Boy that was a real mess and extremely painful. Take care of those peepers Bro, they have to last a lifetime. Old Tom
  4. They would make for some nice jewelry If cabbed and in the right setting. Old Tom
  5. Tom's dad has been married to his first wife for 61 years and still going. If she goes then I'll follow soon after. Old Tom
  6. Great pic's Justin, great way to collect critters. Old Tom
  7. That ball traveled a long way, I wonder what I looked like when I broke loose from the vein? Anyway you look at it, that's a great find. I wonder how much gold there is total in that piece? Old Tom
  8. Glad to hear that you are getting out again Mike. Nice gold for the time put in but you pay for it in sweat this time of the year. Keep on keeping on Bro. Old Tom
  9. I got a ghost like, thanks Bro??? Old Tom
  10. Rob, I think you are right on about fall for the outing. Tom and I will help out as much as we can on it. There will have to be a meeting of the minds on location as the Kalif guys have to travel quite a distance to get here. Food, utensils, fire wood always works out well. Port-a-potties should be addressed for families who don't have RV's and such. Looking forward to it after a hot summer. Old Tom
  11. I don't understand that kind of music but he sounds just like those fellows today that yell at each other. If you don't look at the picture you would think that there was a new young singer coming up. Maybe he's found something that he is good at. Old Tom
  12. Have a blessed Christmas Bro. Remember the reason for the season............ Old Tom
  13. OMG, did Nugget Finder say in what part of the country this find was made? Or maybe under some eucalyptus trees? Old Tom
  14. Hey AuW, take a knife to it and see if it is a little harder than soft lead. Babbitt material won't cut or peel like raw lead, its a lot harder so it wouldn't swage with the rotation of the shaft. Oil groves were cut into it to hold the oil to lube it. I think that I would have peed in that hole before I filled it or maybe even worse............. Old Tom
  15. Lead was used quite a bit around mines. Easy to repair things with as it took a low heat to melt it. Check and see if it isn't Babbitt material, they used it for making bearings in the big motors that ran the mines. Also all automobiles before the fifty's had Babbitt bearings. Old Tom