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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:40 PM

Hi Rob and All,

Lil Bro Scotty is working today so I headed out by myself to the newly discovered "honker patch"... I had enough by noon and was satisfied finding these 2 nuggets that weight 2.4 dwt. I know there are more nuggets it just needs more digging. I'll be adding pictures of the nearly 11-1/2 ounces found so far... Rob, I'm not sure whether to add them to this post or start a new post for the other nuggets? If you haven't seen it yet stay tuned to see some big honking nuggets.

Hope you enjoy the pictures. Posted Image

I've now added clen pictures.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:11 PM

Stud:
Man...all I can say is WOW!!
So glad your on a good patch.
Hope you dig up many more...and keep posting.
Keeps us hungry :)
I hear ya about burning out by noon...its getting HOT!
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:56 AM

Hey Goldstud, I want to see some big honking nuggets! Thanks, Southside

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:50 AM

Wow great job!
Gold, my drug of choice!

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:24 AM

This is the first nugget that lead to the honker patch , the tributary had washed out into a V shape just before it dumped into the main wash so I stuck my coil on a angle down into the V and got a faint whisper of a target. The main wash had givin us around 6 ounces of big nuggets many years ago and there is no trash in the area so my hopes were high that it was a nugget. After diging down 16" or 17" I found a 4.2 dwt nugget. I detected the entire trib and that was it no more targets.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:39 AM

This is the first nugget that lead to the honker patch , the tributary had washed out into a V shape just before it dumped into the main wash so I stuck my coil on a angle down into the V and got a faint whisper of a target. The main wash had givin us around 6 ounces of big nuggets many years ago and there is no trash in the area so my hopes were high that it was a nugget. After diging down 16" or 17" I found a 4.2 dwt nugget. I detected the entire trib and that was it no more targets.

Now im glad to hear that.....
I dont know how many times ive found nuggets and figured there will be more above it only to
have it play out...
Dont you love those low trash washes were a target is usually gold. :)
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:48 AM

Well a week went by and I had a feeling there were more nuggets there so I went back and very carefully grided off the entire length of the tributary, I finally found a whisper of a target and when I tried to criss-cross it the other direction it was gone. I scraped off a few inches and it got a little louder and I could hear it in both directions. After digging down around 20" I had found the first honker nugget, it weighted 1.75 ounces. But there were no more targets using my 16" round coil on my Minelab 3500. So I thought I've got to break out a bigger coil.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:15 AM

A few days went by and I decidied to go back with my big 24" round mono Coiltec coil. When I got there I suited up and within 5 minutes I had a target that sounded just like a deep can. :o What, what the heck is that? Remember there is no trash in the area so I got a little excited but didn't want to get my hopes up too high because I've dig lots of cans in the past that sounded just like this one sounded. Well I started digging and after 30 or 40 minutes had to stop because I had hit soild caliche and my little pick would'nt go any deeper. So I went home and Got a big full size pick and round nose shovel and headed back the next day. Trying to pin point it was useless even with my smallest coil, when I put any coil in the hole it just screamed. I continued to dig slowing making progress through the hard cemented caliche, and soon I was laying on my stomach cleaning out dirt by hand after about 30 minutes I had another hadful and suddenly felt something very heavy in my hand :huh: what was this I thought... it to big to be a nugget :P I took a look and saw somthing long and white covered in caliche... my heart skipped a beat and I new I had found the mother honker... :wub:

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:21 AM

There's more nuggets to come I'm taking a break! :ph34r:

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:43 AM

Before and after cleaning...

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:47 PM

Wow!!!! Awesome nuggs!!!
That's every nugget shooter's dream.
Congrats on your patch discovery.
Thanks for sharing

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:21 AM

Stud,

I love a hot new patch...even if it's and old patch! Bigger is better, WTG

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:24 PM

Goldstud, Mighty fine looking gold you got, now you my heart pumping. Thanks for the story.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:07 PM

I'm speechless.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:05 PM

I'm speechless.

Apparently so is Rob.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:47 AM

I am not speechless;
w - o - w!
Your approach to this patch was very smart;
the proof is in your poke.
Well done.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:06 AM

man it looks like the gold gods are shinning down on you.Those are some rad nuggets. Good job!!!! Hope more fattys come your way.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:13 AM

Wow, Those are nice finds. Thanks for the continuing story. (Hopefully this is'nt the end). I, believe most just dream of finding nuggets like these.
and sadly I fall in that category for the moment. But Im sure it will change when I get out of Tx.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:12 PM

Hey Goldstudmuffins,

Wow ..... What an awesome patch you discovered. I remember the stories about the 18 ounce patch, but believe that patched turned many more ounces prior to that amount. Now we have this patch, looks like a good pound of gold so far and you're not done working it. The gold has an interesting character to it, like most of the desert gold out in Arizona.

Have you tried any other detectors beyond your GP series with mods on the patch? I know you have tried numerous coils, but what about the one we talked about during our phone converstation? Would be interested to hear about that coil and if it had any luck on your new patch.

I'm not speechless, very impressed and glad you guys discovered it. Just shows there are many patches to still be discovered for the person that wants to spend the time and effort looking for them.

I'm currently out of town, so that is the reason I have been off the forums for a few days.

Keep us updated on the patch and what else turns up.

Hoping to see another big one soon from you guys!

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:49 PM

You da man Studmuffin, keep at it . Hapy Huntn.
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