Closing Out Another Year

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First off, I have been off the forums for a while.  It's not that I have not been out prospecting, but to be honest, things have just been a little down the last couple years... and well, maybe I got a little in the habit of not talking to people.   I'm sure everyone knows the feeling.  

Anyways, I did a trip with a couple buddies to an area we have been expanding upon for years.  We do ok here and there.  Usually, I have quite the luck, but this time my buddy was rocking it.  He managed to stumble upon a patch and true to his word, after he collected a few, he called out to me so that I could come home with a little gold as well.  It sounds weird, but when we travel off to a place, we try to make sure everyone goes home with gold.  This usually means, get 2 or 3 pcs, you call your buddies over.   

So I got there and went to work.  After a couple hidden cans, I found my first square specimen (sort of strange piece) and then we took turns until I had found my second piece.  Well at this point, we were content.  My buddy that found the patch kept looking and so I moved on, thankful that I would not go home with the skunk.  

At this point it was time to get away from the patch and find new areas.  I tried washes nearby and then ended up circling to the other side of the hill with the patch.  I see a little flat area and head right up to it.  It only seemed like seconds when I got a booming signal.  Once in the scoop, it wasn't long before I felt the weight fall into my hand.  It ended up being a nice chunky 11 grammer.   This day just got better.  Another smaller patch.  Of course my buddies always rag on me for finding the chunkers and skipping over the smaller nuggets.  I guess I can live with that. 

Honestly, it was just a good time hanging out. 

Some before and after pics are shown below.  Best of luck to everyone in the New Year!!




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On 1/15/2022 at 9:10 PM, AZNuggetBob said:

Nice finds Andyy 

Great lookers too.

It seems every group of hunters has its own patch rules.


AZNuggetBob - I haven't spoken to you in a long time.  You are one of handful who really got me hooked on gold prospecting (what 6 or 7 years ago).  Hopefully some time in the future I get to shake your hand and say thank you.  Cheers.

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Thanks Andyy

It's great to see you're doing well nugget hunting. I hope some of my comments have helped you out in your nugget hunting adventures. Take care out there Andyy and the best of luck to ya on more.


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