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#1 LuckyLundy

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:59 AM

While skirting around and old patch searching for a deep sounding target, I detected to the end of the patch that has more than enough booming trash targets than a detectorist can stand. knowing that a patch of gold doesn't end in a straight line, I always dig several of these boomers out to try to expand a patch during a hunt. Square Nails and chunks of steel or the norm and usually only a few inches deep, so digging them out is kind of fast. My third target 7" away from my last sounded the same as the last nail. But, to make headway, you have to remove the trash, to find what's lurking below them. I busted the dirt down about 4" with my pick thinking that the target should be out and as I lifted my pick from the last scrap this nugget slid back into the hole! Geez, my VLF would have found this sucker I, said. I have a few saying's for nuggets like this; when digging trash from a patch "Keep yourself Honest" you can't tell the difference from a good trash target from a shallow fat nugget, or "Dig them all and let the Scoop sort them out". After cleaning this nugget, I felt and seen my pick mark as I scraped it out of the hole. I bet if I would have looked at the hole I would have seen the slide track in the soil before I covered the hole backup! Until the next hunt!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:04 AM

the gold you find there is so pretty...nice lesson too.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:12 AM

Congratulations, great looking nugget.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:30 AM

Thats a beauty!
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:35 AM

Well done and good advice to novices.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:46 AM

Thanks for the experience/lessons you share, soon I will be detecting and remember this lesson. It looks like a breaching Humpback whale if you havent allready named it.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:40 AM

great nug bud
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:07 PM

That's great nugget - it does look like a whale...
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:57 PM

500 Club,

What a great name! You just increased it's value...lol

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:43 PM

Rick,

.500 Club beat me to it, and you probably want to go with the whale name....

at first glance, to me it looked like a buck-toothed manatee! :P

Great nugget, though! Good going!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:41 PM

Way to go Rick. Keep 'em coming!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:10 PM

Lundy:
Thats a nice nugget!
Glad you got it...
Keep at it.. :)
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:34 PM

Whammer!!! Gotta dig them targets, hell might be a nug under some trash lol. Good looking nug, makes that poke fatter!!!

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:23 PM

I liked buck-toothed manatee!!!!

now thats funny!!!!
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:08 PM

500 Club,

It does have more of a Manatee Tail. Since I've lived many years in both States...one side will be the Manatee and the other the Whale...lol

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:50 PM

i thot manatee as soon as i saw it...

beautiful Lucky,,,Now quit being so dang hard on em with the pick,,,jimenneez... lolol

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:51 PM

Definitely a manatee,, got the big snout and the same tail..... but WHALE makes it sound bigger,,,,




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