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  1. I live in southern California. The nearest desert area that is open for detecting is a 285 mile round trip and I have gone there for almost 15 years on and off. It’s not a place where big gold is found, in fact it’s known for very small gold. What it also has is tons of hot rocks and weird mineralization so it's a great area for sharpening your skills if you are interested in that sort of thing, and I am. During this insane time we are all sharing I am occasionally able to get out and spend a day detecting while honing my social distancing skills. I never see anyone except the quad riders
    14 points
  2. I snuck out today in between the rain storms. I have a spot that has been producing smaller gold but this one popped up today. 28.7 grams
    13 points
  3. Hey Guys, A good friend sent this one over to me a few days ago. Said he found it on the edge of a gold bearing creek, but sounded like it was not on bedrock. What a beautiful Minelab find, GPX 5000 with Coiltek 14x9 Elite Mono Searchcoil. The piece looks much bigger than the actual weight, which was 1.9 Troy Ounces. It's still out there ....
    13 points
  4. Hey All, The pictures are at least 20 years apart. The first picture is taken along a major gold bearing creek here in Arizona, probably in the mid 90's. The second picture was taken a few years back around Central, Arizona. One guys aged gracefully, while the other turned GRAY! I'll let you guess the characters 🙂 Great memories and a lot of gold found over those years together. Rob
    12 points
  5. Been a while since I posted. Found this one last Sunday along with a few others.
    12 points
  6. Hey Guys, My friends re-visited the location and found these nuggets below or around the pocket. I believe it's 6.2 Dwts worth of nuggets.
    11 points
  7. Hey Guys, Was out exploring some new ground and stumbled over these pieces. The large specimen was 1.2 ounces. All three pieces were found with the Minelab GPZ 7000 at depth. Weather was beautiful and the Lord blessed me with some great finds for the day. Rob
    11 points
  8. Hey Guys, I got some access to some new ground, so a partner and I decided to check it out. After a long day hunt, we rounded up 26 Grams of the good stuff. The biggest nugget was 6.5 Grams. The gold is a bit rough and has bits of quartz attached to certain pieces. Rob
    10 points
  9. Here’s a few bits from November. I hit a nice pocket. I hope it continues.
    10 points
  10. Hey Guys, A good friend and I escaped into the goldfields for a hunt. I brought my friend into the area where I have been placering down to bedrock, figured another hand would be helpful. We worked a good section of bedrock within 4-5 hours. We ended up with a handful or iron rubbish (pick tips, boot tacks, wire, lead bullets, casings and more) + 4 Gold Nuggets. I ended up with one nice 3.6 Gram Quartz/Gold Specimen and a small 2.1 Grammer. My friend ended up with two nuggets, one was like 3.8 Grams and then another dink. Here are the two I uncovered with the Minelab GPZ 7
    9 points
  11. It happens whether we like it or not! This one is 32 yrs apart. My wife and I in front. Dad holding my daughter and my sister last Christmas. Tom H.
    8 points
  12. Hey Guys, I had to social distance myself, so I decided on a trip back to the old placers. Like always, digging tons of iron rubbish, this time I must of dug a dozen iron pick tips. I'm sure they were using the tips to pry open crack and it would just snap off the tips. I was working with my Minelab GPZ 7000 all day, moving rocks and racking sections of bedrock off. I ended up with 6.2 Grams of the good stuff in 5 gold nuggets total. I didn't get a picture of all the nuggets or a final shot, but here are a few I took during the earlier hours. A few pieces wedged in the bedr
    8 points
  13. Hey Guys, Some friends were generous enough to let me share this picture. It was a 2.5 ounce pocket of gold found near the surface and went down about 2 foot. It was found with a Minelab GPZ 7000 metal detector in the Arizona desert. Hope you enjoy, it's still out there!
    8 points
  14. Hey Guys, Here is another picture from another great friend that is using a Minelab GPZ 7000 metal detector. The big chunk is 53 Grams or 1.7 ounces. You can see this large gold nugget was sitting next to a quartz crystal giving it that shape (V looking shape). Congrats on my friends recent success!
    8 points
  15. Hello All, A customer up North purchase a Minelab GPZ 7000 recently. His first day out with the metal detector he scored the nuggets below. He was very excited and couldn't believe how powerful the Minelab GPZ 7000 is. Congrats on your success! Hope to see more pictures and stories soon.
    7 points
  16. Hello Guys, Finally made it out to an area that was placered pretty heavily. We hunted all day, 4 of us with Minelab detectors. Only 2 nuggets were found, but hundreds of targets were recovered. Hope you enjoy the video. We would love for you to Subscribe to our Channel, Like and Share. Thanks! Two nuggets found by myself, 0.9 Grams and 0.5 Grams, total 1.4 Grams.
    7 points
  17. Hey Guys/Gals, It's been a bit since I posted anything. The forums are very slow, at least mine here. I have to get all you guys/gals more fired up to post more stuff so we all can learn from each other and share experiences. That being said, the COVID-19 really changed how we do stuff, let alone set out mass FEAR to the World. There is no doubt it's real, but I will just leave it there and talk about gold nuggets! I managed to get out recently and had a nice run of luck with the Minelab GPZ 7000. I rounded up over an ounce in one day working any old channel. All the go
    6 points
  18. Hey Guys, Another short video from about a month or so ago that I never uploaded. We are placering a wash down to bedrock and using the Minelab GPZ 7000 to scan the bedrock for nuggets.
    6 points
  19. So I posted this on another forum but here it is anyways. I have had problems with one of my wm12 for the gpz. It was cutting in and out and I could barely hear it was it was "working." So I decided to try and fix it or throw it away. I took it apart while it was on and the problem became clear. There was black sand stuck to the magnet. I cleaned the connection then cleaned the magnet. Now it works like new.
    6 points
  20. Hey Guys/Gals, A partner and I have been gold placering a wash for some time now in sections. Every once in a great while, we find a nice crevice like this one with our metal detectors. The old-timers couldn't get every crack or crevice, missing one here and there that might be rich in gold and gold nuggets. We were using the Minelab GPZ 7000 and Minelab GPX 5000 metal detectors. Hope you enjoy.
    6 points
  21. Thanks Guys. Here is a picture of the nuggets found that day, figured you didn't want to see all the trash. 🙂
    6 points
  22. Finally was able to get out and detect for a weekend with a fellow forum member. He was only able to make it for one day verses my 2 days. We focused on hitting new areas looking for leader nuggets.. He was able to find one really nice piece. After that I spent many hard hours with no luck finding a patch. My first night by headlamp I headed to a old Bonevolent patch that we thought was worked out. Turns out we missed 3 chunky pieces. 2nd night hunt went to a different worked out patch and found 5 more chunky bits.. All the small stuff was just the gold monster 1000 being an amazing sensi
    6 points
  23. Hey Guys, I haven't been out in months, so one of my favorite Youtube Channels is - I Brake for Bedrock. Here is direct link to their channel, I highly recommend you all "Like, Subscribe and Follow" their channel if you enjoy really searching for gold nuggets. There channel is very interesting, these guys are always out exploring and placering for nuggets. Some channels are so repetitive, same old material day after day ...... but this channel will surely keep you interested and waiting for the next video. I BRAKE FOR BEDROCK - https://www.youtube.com/user/oxygen365/video
    6 points
  24. Hello All, Well I was able to get out for a few hours with my Daughter. We dug a bunch of rubbish with the Minelab Gold Monster and GPZ 7000. Towards the end of the day, I finally scored a very nice 1/3 ounce gold nugget. It weighed in at 7.8 Dwt's. I was pretty excited since it's been months since I have really been out metal detecting. Wishing you all a success hunt. Rob
    6 points
  25. Hey Guys, The question has always been, are most of the gold nuggets on bedrock? That is somewhat a loaded question, but I have found more nuggets on bedrock, or the paylayer on bedrock than not. Here is a gold nugget I picked up working some shallow paylayer (ancient channel) that the old-timers just overlooked. I had to chip the ancient channel apart, but finally knocked a nice chunk out that screamed on the Minelab GPZ 7000 metal detector. The nugget was approx 3 Dwt's, so nothing to get super excited, but I did pick up about 6 other ones in the nearby area. Hope you enjo
    5 points
  26. Hello Everyone, Hope everyone's Health is well with this virus still holding on out there. A friend and I have been doing a little bit of placering in a wash bottom for gold nuggets. We happen to hit a crack that had like 4 gold nuggets, biggest one was 6.0 Dwt's, just over 1/4 ounce. The other nuggets were about 1/2 to 1 Dwt each. I shot a short video of us recovering the larger piece of gold. Video below -
    5 points
  27. Hey Guys, I have been very busy the last couple of weekends doing field instructions on the Minelab GM 1000's, GPX 4500's, GPX 5000's and GPZ 7000's. The price of gold is jumping, so more and more people are hitting the goldfields with metal detectors. Here are a couple of my customers that found some gold nuggets during field training with Rob's Detector Sales. We would love to earn your business and get you trained on YOUR new metal detector! More Customers and gold to come ..... 🙂
    5 points
  28. Hey Guys, I decided to give that general area another run, hunted all day and it was freezing cold. It was 37 degrees when I started at 8am, 41 degrees when I left at 4pm. Here is the video -
    5 points
  29. It’s talk about seeing something at the latter part of October. The thing is will the 6000 be biting at the heels of the 7000 ? If that would be the case then the 7000 would have to take another step into the future. I’ll post more when Minelab calls me . haha Chuck
    4 points
  30. Hey All, A partner and I managed to escape this weekend to placer more of the wash we have been working. We didn't do as well as we hoped, but did manage a few nuggets that you can see in the video below. We were using the Minelab GPZ 7000 most of the time, but also had the GPX 5000 and Gold Monster on site. We had several trash targets that were wedged in the bedrock cracks that we though were going to be gold nuggets. Some of those targets were pick tips and pieces of old metal probably used as a tool to open up the bedrock. Hope you enjoy the video. We would love for you
    4 points
  31. Well today I decided to prospect a bit differently, as opposed-to toting and swinging one of my metal detectors. The only tools that I brought and used was a pair of tweezers, a blow tube, my camera, and my "Eagle-eyes". I wanted to spot them with my naked-eyes (this maybe?? challenging for some). I hadn't been to this wash for months, since way before this winter came into the Prescott / lynx Creek area. Due to all the snow/rain storms over this winter all of the dirt roads have been too muddy-gumbo to travel on. I soon discovered that much of the (previous) exposed bedrock sections had
    4 points
  32. Rob,I’m happy to report that I finally know what gold sounds like with my GPX-4800+coiltek 14” mono. It’s a beauty too. Took long enough... I then proceeded to dig over 90 bullets and metal jacket frags of various sizes because this was near a camp site too. So I’m hoping if I clear away all the trash I will be left with everything anyone else was too impatient to dig.I’ve swung the mono coil quite a bit now and I think it is incredibly sensitive now that I’ve learned it. In actuality I almost didn’t dig this nugget (40.5 grains) because it sounded weird like almost ferrous...Now that I’ve “be
    4 points
  33. I know those two movie stars! Tom H.
    4 points
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  35. Hi Rob, Thank you for the plug, I really appreciate that .. Best wishes to you and your family during the holidays !
    4 points
  36. I did a little experiment to see how effective the Gold SPOT™ Treasure Scoop Portable Gold Pan is for dry panning. This scoop was developed not only to be a more effective nugget recovery tool when using your metal detector but also as an effective tool when crevassing and sampling. This is useful when you are looking for deposits of small nuggets and flakes of gold in cracks in bedrock. So for this experiment, I mixed 1 gram of 14 mesh gold, that would be about 30 or so tiny nuggets and a half of a gram of 18 mesh gold which would be around 40- 45 little flakes total 1.5 grams with dirt and b
    3 points
  37. Your a good man Rob. I really doubt that you re reprinting Jim's books for the money but rather to keep his legacy alive.
    3 points
  38. This is 5000 new "Gold SPOT™' Scoops and 2000 SAGA™ Swing arms... Fimally! Contact Rob, he will have the scoops probably by Monday, and Swing Arms, shortly there after, I'm still waiting on some nylon nuts and bolts. Doc
    3 points
  39. I decided to post this! Have not been out much this year due to health issues....but.... Along with finding gold detecting, I do find other treasures out in the Az. desert. A 350 dollar Garmin that I use all the time now, old flip phone, lots of mining relics (usually dug up) A rectangular steel door with latches on it and a data plate that was riveted to it at one time. Even found part of a human skull and had to take Peoria detectives back to the spot to investigate. 6 Mon. later they said they were able to ID the person.....hopefully it gave some body closure on their missing loved one. Any
    3 points
  40. Justin, just what the hell are you doing digging with your detector. I've got an extra pick that you can have. That might save some wear and tear on your beeper bro. Glad that you had the wherewithal to fix it and not trash it. Any finds lately? Old Tom
    3 points
  41. Ok...so the door and data plate are from a Sperry Ball turret gun on either a B-17 or B-24 Bomber from WW2. Dont know how it got out there. You can see how the data plate shows how to load the twin 50 cal. machine gun belts. Tom H.
    3 points
  42. That's a lot of fun banging out a crevice like that. Thanks for sharing. I have hit several over the years. One had 35 or 37 nuggets (can't remember but I have a picture of the nuggets fresh out of the hole) and another had 28. If I can find the pic I'll post it.
    3 points
  43. Hope this is informative:( I have edited this because I inadvertently included some unproven statements…apologies) From a member of the Stanford Hospital Board. This is their feedback (for now) on Corona virus: The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - CORONAVIRUS -- 1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold 2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose. 3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees. It hates the sun. 4. If
    3 points
  44. Well Doc, there is a reason for that. Those are operating at HAM radio frequencies. A person is supposed to be licensed by FCC to use HAM radios. The 2-way radios anybody can use only put out something like 1/2 watt per FCC regulations. Technically we are supposed to be licensed to use the GMRS functions on the standard 2-way radios like the GXT. I'm sure most people failed to read that part of the manual. Not that FCC is running around in black-ops vans covered in antennas like they did back in the 70's, but I would not want to get caught transmitting on HAM radios illegally. That would l
    3 points
  45. Hey Guys, first nugget of the year, 2.5 Dwt's. Was working around the same placer working for the last couple of weekends. Tons of trash ....
    3 points
  46. Good comes from respectable places. No one can deny that George Masy had all of our interests at heart when he started the GPAA and the outdoor channel. If it wasn't for Gold Fever I probably would have never picked up the hobby. Honestly I have never been a member of the GPAA and never will. Leadership is influence nothing more nothing less and Tom Masy was a true leader. Leaders create momentum and anyone (including family) can ride the momentum that a true leader creates. Time and the lack of the presence of a true leader wears at momentum. Without a true leader the Gold Prospectors Associa
    3 points
  47. The SL is used to signify that the coil is a Super-Lite, or "Open" in design like a wheel. Coils without the SL are Solid in design. All the Nugget Finder Advantage and Evolution Coils use Litz wire.
    3 points
  48. NuggetShooter forum is back up and online, we have gotten the issue resolved, there was a communication issue between the forum provider and PayPal, Bill and I have been working on resolving the issue since the forum went offline last night.
    3 points
  49. Great Pictures ! You have all the finest equipment for finding gold, but you`l need to learn how to use those products. Best of luck out there !
    3 points