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#1 local digger

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:00 PM

Weighing in at 1.40 ozt and not another for two hundred yards! Thanks Minelab and Coiltek, this one was 24" in minerialized soil.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:11 PM

Weighing in at 1.40 ozt and not another for two hundred yards! Thanks Minelab and Coiltek, this one was 24" in minerialized soil.

WOOO HOOOOOOO..... a gem dandy!!!!!!!!

I am gonna have to come back east if you keep this up!!!!

I am from east tn...but i dont think we have anything like that down there..... i am in TX right now.

Seems like you are consistently doing well....keep up the hard work and posts so i can keep the fire burning!!!!!!


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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:20 PM

Weighing in at 1.40 ozt and not another for two hundred yards! Thanks Minelab and Coiltek, this one was 24" in minerialized soil.

Man! Thats a beauty!!!
Dont you love it when you dig...keep getting the target..dig..getting louder...dig...oh crap its screaming now..
Dig...ahhhh....yes...bedrock...Dig...its in my spoon.....and there it is...just smiling at you :)
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:29 PM

Nice piece bud, did you find it with the big boy coil? Kick Arse gold dude, those are the kind of nuggets that you hold in youre hand for a few seconds before you look again to see if youre dreaming :D
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:33 PM

Pretty durned cool, LD! :)

I had no idea there were nugz like that out there.

That beautiful specimen might fetch a nice price at auction.
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#6 local digger

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 11:18 AM

Border, found it with the 14X9, but going back with the big one next time. There has to be some deeper nuggets nearby.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 01:23 PM

That is just plain BEAUTIFUL!

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:36 PM

Congratulations - I sure some folks will prospect their whole lives and never make such a find. Great Job. After you join the 1 oz club whats the next milestone??? 10 oz?? Who amoung us has found a 10oz plus nugget...anyone?
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:03 PM

Thats a bloody ripper LD,well done mate, man you gotta love that Minelab/Coiltek Combo..

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:26 AM

That is one pretty nugget-picture appears to show a small piece of gold to the

right of the scale--or is that just my poor eyesight? --Thanks for sharing. :)

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 07:03 AM

Well Done L. D.. That is a beauty........Geo

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:26 AM

Hammer, yep the small nugget somehow snuck into the picture.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:49 PM

You aren't playing around anymore, that's some serious gold you got out there. :o

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 03:11 PM

Wow! I've never seen a Virginia nugget like that before. Congrats!

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 06:58 AM

I have stopped by the gold museum between culpepper and Fredricksburg a couple of times and it has been closed. A friend that I stay with his neighbor out of Culpepper has a couple of old gold mine shafts on his property. Might have to try and gain access the next time I'm out that way.
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:23 AM

Allen, you may already know this. There were 300 mines in Virginia, some as early as 1800, many of the miners left in 1849 for some reason, the Civil War 1861-1865 shut down or destroyed the active mines and many never reopened, those that did were closed in WWII, and only a couple reopened, the last ceased operation in 1956. In other words most of the mines were not fully worked so there is a chance you can find nugggets at any of the old sites.


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Posted 16 November 2011 - 12:22 PM

Very yellow! Nice 1!

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