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Old Tom

Member Since 10 Feb 2012
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In Topic: How is nugget hunting today? Help me get back into it!

15 January 2015 - 12:43 AM

Looks to me like you got out of it at the wrong time for metal detecting, and as there is no wrong time to get back in things have changed a bit.  A lot more people have taken up the practice of beeping and nuggies are harder to find then before.   As far as making a living from it well, it might take years to hone your skills to that degree.  You might start out with a preowned detector for a while and get used to it before investing 5 or 6k.  If you are at the beach start out there and ask around the forums for the advice that you might need to go farther afield. 


   Old Tom

In Topic: Guess who is on the cover of the latest ICMJ magazine

13 January 2015 - 12:23 AM

Hey Jim, they found out that it was mostly alcohol .  No wonder all those old ladies liked it so much.  They went around doing their house-chores half crocked all day.  ( Remember Serutan? )   


   Old Tom

In Topic: A First For Me

10 January 2015 - 02:51 PM

Always a great time when you get out like that with the family or friends.  Love that gold, great color.


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In Topic: Happy Birthday to Jim Straight

03 January 2015 - 12:13 AM

Hey Jim, another year rolls around and another candle on the cake.  I'm doing my best to catch up to you but somehow I can't do it.  Isn't it a grand feeling to have lived in the past days that we have.  The kids today will never have the experiences we had in a world that was much easier to grow up in.  But then I guess all the modern technology sort of makes up for it.  May God bless you today and keep kickin bud, but not too hard. 


   Old Tom 

In Topic: Happy Birthday Tom

01 January 2015 - 12:32 AM

There are a few of us codgers left to beep out there Jim.  Young Tom and I just spent a few days with John Boyle and his wife at Quartzite.  He was 84 on the 13th of December and his wife put on a big spread for all who were down there at the time.  You can't beat the fellowship between miners, they are a terrific bunch. 


   Old Tom