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07-01-2011, 07:56 PM
Tom- one of the regulars ,found a 10.6 oz SOLID GOLD nugget this morning at Ganes Creek. I was detecting a few feet from him and he started yelling, then threw something at me, it landed at my feet.It was the largest hunk of solid gold I had ever seen anyone find.It looks like the one on their website that was found last year. More and a picture later. Dave

Steve Herschbach
07-01-2011, 09:48 PM
Holy smokes, and glad it was Tom! Fantastic!! Where was it found?

silver dog doug
07-02-2011, 06:05 AM
Great news, Steve, I guess that there are some big ones left after all. Congrats to Tom. Can't wait to see the picture. Doug

07-02-2011, 07:14 PM
It was found at the Ganes Creek push on hill #2.He was detecting on the edge of the push where it slopes down to the swampy area.He said he got a signal just like the alum. pop can lid he had just dug up.It was down about 18 " at the deep end of the slope. Doug about had a fit when he found out he threw it over to me. Steve I can't post the photo to the site,bad internet service here,I will email it to you.If you can post it, I would appreciate it, or I will post it on the 5th when I get home. Dave

07-02-2011, 07:22 PM
Nice nugget for sure. Have heard what kind of detector Tom was using when he found his big nugget? Would love to know!

07-02-2011, 07:42 PM
A totally stock Whites MXT with the stock coil. Go figure,we throw every fancy coil available at it and it's found with a stock coil. Just goes to show it's gotta get under the coil to be seen. It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy,Tom has made 11 trips to Ganes looking for that nugget (his very words) and it finally happened.Congrats Tom !!!!!

Brian Berkhahn
07-02-2011, 09:10 PM

07-03-2011, 06:25 AM
I put them as a new topic, as they should be, A stand alone nugget. Dave

Steve in Idaho
07-03-2011, 07:47 AM
That's a great nugget. Tom deserves it. Tom always hunts hard, glad you found it where other people should have looked. That hill two was a good push. I found 5 small pieces on that hill.

little man
07-04-2011, 06:24 AM
way to go TOM nice find