Uncle Ron

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    NuggetShooting, but it used to be "Younger Women, Older Whiskey"...That's how I stayed this healthy and handsome this long!

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  1. Converse has worked for me very well for past 6 or so years....Cheers, Unc
  2. Yo Shok...Yep, there are a lot of great folks here on Nuggetshooter...It's a great "club" to be part of ... I've advanced on the prospect through a couple days of clinic meetings, etc., and now Tuesday is the big day ... They're doing a "simulated relief" injection first with lidocane then next will be the surgery, all on the same day ... Tuesday's gonna be a long day ... The Doctors seem to be "under-promising" so I hope they will over-deliver in results ... Cheers, Unc
  3. It's $20 for a family permit, but it takes those bureaucrats in Phoenix like 3 weeks to get it out after you've paid on line... Got mine finally, but this whole thing about state permits sucks big green dog bananas! Cheers, Unc
  4. Hey, Gary, you and I both are losing track of time ... You sold me that coil about10 years ago +/- and I've found a buttload of nuggets with it... Awesome coil and second favorite after my old fiberglass nuggetfinder 14" E .... Cheers, Unc
  5. That was not me, but I have been followed a couple of times...Once by a guy who had red hair and red beard that I'd never seen before ... He followed out to a remote area and I hid from him in a bunch of thick bushes and he drove around looking for me and finally parked his 4-wheeler and started looking for my tracks, but I had erased them with a branch of a Palo Verde....I could clearly see him the whole time but he couldn't see me since I was all camoed and had a camo cover over my 4 wheeler.... I was bummed because I lost like 1-1/2 hours beeping ... Cheers, Unc
  6. Thank you for the wishes, everyone! ... It's going to be at the Laser Spine Institute in Scottsdal and they do say it's a 90 minute 1 bandaid operation ... One of Dodacious' clients was even more crippled up than I am and he had two, both lumbar and cervical and he swears by it ... Had it a couple years ago and continues to say it's the best thing he ever did ... Gave him his life back, which is the same comment my primary Dr. made... He saId, "You realized this will give you your life back!" It's expensive, $30,000 and Medicare only picks up about 60% and I'm having to finance my share.... Certainly have my fingers crossed...Cheers, Unc
  7. Yo All... I haven't been beeping in over a year and a half due to severe back problems... So I'm starting the testing this week to have laser spine surgery next week ... Last time I went out, I was in an extremely remote and hidden wash and I got down to dig a target and couldn't get back up again ... I drug myself by hand to the rocky side of the washing and pulled myself up and finally was able to stand up ... I would have been in a world of hurt because nobody could have found my carcass ... Would have ended up lion poop! ... I found this wash 12 years ago and have hunted it dozens of times ... No one else has been in there beeping but me in all those years ... It's hard to find and even harder to get into ... I'm apprehensive but excited to have a remedy in sight and should be able to get out sometime early November ... Yay! ... Cheers, and good luck out there this season! Unc
  8. Congratulations on your first nugget, Mark ... It took me 7 years before my first detected nugget (although I had dredged and sluiced several pounds of gold) ... Finding a nugget with a detector somehow seems so much more personal than shoveling in or sluicing.... As others here have said, something about your first one does change your approach and confidence! ... Many more in your future! .. Cheers, Unc
  9. Great link, Weaver! Chuck & Charlene and the little one are really thriving and becoming more tolerant of our comings and going ... They spend most of the day sunning or feeding on weed leaves... They are very cool ... Cheers, Unc
  10. I've always heard it pronounced "chuck a walla" ... Not correct!
  11. Yo All... Introducing on the forum our recently moved in front gate guardians...A pair of chuckwallas ... We have gotten the larger one, Chuck, sort of tamed ... His mate, Charlene, is still a bit skittish.. They made their new home in a space between a 10 x 6 beam right next to our front door ... There's a third one about half their size that visits from time to time, but Chuck & Charlene seem to have moved in permanently ... I was going to chop out some weeds nearby but that seems to be their main food supply ... I was surprised to learn that chuckwallas are strict vegetarians... Also, after all these years, I learned there is no "a" in chuckwalla ... I've caught dozens of these when growing up near Death Valley ... I do like them, almost as much as I like burros, both species being childhood friends! ... These two are only half grown and more colorful than they will be after they mature... Cheers, Unc, Chuck & Charlene...Oh, and Dodacious, too!
  12. So glad we left that faggot, left wing state 20 years ago ... Guarantee you I'd end up in a shootout or in jail...Maybe both... Kali sucks!... Cheers, yer Unc in ARIZONA!
  13. Yeah, Swamp... I pulled over 5 ozt out of that one patch... That was an exciting area to work! ... Cheers, Unc
  14. Hey Bob, Happy Birthday ... Hope you have a great nugget finding day! ... Cheers, Ron


  15. As I recall, it was about .9 ozt ... Don't exactly remember, but I do remember finding it...An exciting moment ... It was on the very top of a large very old drywash pile...I got the signal and took one whack with my pick and it just tumbled end over end like a big ol' pickle ... Sold it a year or two ago ... Up near Vulture Peak.... Cheers Unc