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Steve Herschbach
07-03-2011, 09:28 AM
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That is one solid chunk of gold!

silver dog doug
07-03-2011, 11:18 AM
I can only dream of finding a Nugget like that. What a great find. Doug

outnaboutnak
07-03-2011, 06:59 PM
Amazing! Congratulations.

little man
07-04-2011, 06:20 AM
WOW what a nice one

kamikaze1a
07-04-2011, 03:07 PM
Talk about SOLID GOLD! That's AWESOME!

Steve Herschbach
07-04-2011, 03:35 PM
Hi Gaine,

And more waiting for you!

minerjoe01
07-05-2011, 08:39 AM
Good Lord man. Pics like this drive me, thank you! My wife hates you~!

highbanker58
07-05-2011, 10:47 AM
Steve- thanks for posting these pictures for me. I'm back in civilization again, let me know if you want any more pictures of the 3rd week, I took several action shots of Tom.The 2 pictures above were a few minutes after he threw that monster nugget at me.There was only very poor internet connections.I was surprised the pictures made it to your e-mail, but I had to try and get the pictures out to the forum for all those waiting to see it. Dave

kamikaze1a
07-05-2011, 11:41 AM
Hi Gaine,

And more waiting for you!

Hi Steve,

I thought you were doing a three weeker...I guess you got other places waiting for you. Regret that we won't get to hunt with ya again...

Good luck on you dredging adventure!

highbanker58
07-05-2011, 05:12 PM
Kamikaze1a- Were you there for the 3rd week? Dave

Sobie2
07-07-2011, 10:32 AM
That is not a Ganes Creek Nugget, it is a Ganes Creek Potato! Anything over 10 oz is a Potato! Holy cow that is awesome...

kamikaze1a
07-07-2011, 03:10 PM
Nope, will be there next week. My first time at Ganes...looking forward to it!

Bob(AK)
07-07-2011, 04:51 PM
Hope you do well Gaine, put in as much time swinging as possible. All my best came up stream from camp (which does not mean much) good luck, Bob

highbanker58
07-07-2011, 06:06 PM
kamikaze- which machine are you taking to Ganes? I found 2 of my small .2 oz nuggets down stream and the other 7 upstream.I took 3 detectors and 9 coils. I found Gold with all 3 machines. Dave

Loobie
07-07-2011, 07:30 PM
http://www.akmining.com/forums/asset.php?fid=821&uid=131&d=1310091193

Tom told his wife that he had a few small nuggets including one that was perfect for a pendant. Wish I could have video'd that :) Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. He worked hard the whole week, and was a pleasure to be around.

highbanker58
07-08-2011, 04:35 AM
Loobie- How was your trip home? I went over to see Tom on Sunday,his store is like an art gallery.That man is soooo talented.He was telling the story when I walked in,he said" and thats the guy I threw it at".It was great meeting and hunting with you.Hope to see you next year. Dave

Loobie
07-08-2011, 05:50 AM
Hey Dave, trip home was better than the trip there. I was still all worn out. I had a great time and was kind of proud of myself for being able to swing that monster coil all week. Only the 1 nugget early, but it sure is one of the nicest ones I have. It was good meeting you, and I hope we can do it again.

kamikaze1a
07-08-2011, 11:29 AM
Hi Bob, gonna miss seeing you and your wife this summer. Flying direct from Anc to home this year and flight out a few hours after arriving from McGrath so only seeing the airport this year. Thanks for the good luck wishes.

highbanker, taking an MXT and ML 4k and a couple of coils for each. I usually bring an arsenal of coils but always end up using only one or two so intending to cut back this trip. "Trying" to pack light but I say that every year and end up maxing the bags out anyway. At least no bulky sleeping bag this year...

auminesweeper
07-08-2011, 08:26 PM
Congrats Tom on such a great find, it sounds like you have worked hard to get that beautiful thing, and the best part
is you are in The Double Figure Gang Now, what a Trooper. HH

John