1. Nugget Shooter Forums

    1. Gold Nugget Shooting Forum

      Main Forum with subject matter related gold prospecting with a metal detector as the main focus.

    2. Coins, Treasure, and Relics Forum

      This forum is dedicated to the hunting of coins and relics with a metal detector.

    3. Gold Prospecting Forum

      For the discussion of all forms of Gold Prospecting and Gold recovery. Panning, Drywashing, Dredgeing, Sluicing, Hardrock Mining and........

    4. Meteorite Hunting and Collecting Forum

      For Discussion related to hunting and collecting of Meteorites With or Without a Metal Detector

    5. Rocks, Minerals and Fossils Forum

      Rockhounds information pages with subjects related to geology and mineral ID

    6. The Nugget Shooter Store

      Hi All, As most know I don't like to advertise at the main forums so I have added this forum where you can see updates, sales, specials, etc that are available at my store. So do not enter this forum if ads offend ya...

    7. Tech Tips, Troubleshooting, and Detector Help

      This forum will offer tech help as well as troubleshooting and tips for using all brands of detectors. Need help or advise ask here!

    8. Prospectors Lounge

      This section is a little different and the place to post prospecting questions, birthdays, and talk not directly related to other sections of the forum, but still related to gold prospecting. No Political or religious posts will be allowed please and will be deleted by staff

    9. Miner's Rights and Land Use

      This forum is strictly for the discussion of land usage restriction and Miners rights issues we face and how to deal with them.

    10. Hunting, Fishing, Guns, and Such

      As the title says this forum is for members to share stuff about Hunting, fishing, guns, etc.

    11. Classifieds

      Buying and selling of all USED and some approved "HOME MADE" prospecting equipment by forum members.

    12. DIY Forum

      Got a cool project, want to share a project plan? Here is the place to share what you have built.

    13. ATV, Quad, Dirt Bike Etc. Forum

      The place to talk about all your off road toys and adventures...

    14. Hobbies and Stuff

      Got some cool hobby type stuff to share? Build stuff, got skilz? Share them here....

  • Posts

    • Octave - Beehive Mines Video Tour ... Very Cool!!!!
      Fascinating video. Never knew what that house looked like up close. 
    • Crazy ideal
      Right there with you Mike. I started out prospecting in the 1980's and never looked back, the detector bug bit me hard about 2000. Dredge, drywash, detect, hard rock, crevice, sluice, love it all! Never bought a patch map and never had a lesson of any kind. Just good old fashioned exploration and a drive to succeed and learn. Both given and received pointy fingers, tips and tricks over the years. And I've helped many people get started and learned from just as many others, hopefully we never stop learning.  We all have our own journey. I have a friend who literally started out with an old metal pie plate and earned/panned his was up to a detector and bought a SD 2100 long ago. It's a much more eloquent and intriguing story than that short synopsis, very cool really. And he's still finding gold today, the guy is a very successful detectorist.  Meeting up with other prospectors is a gamble, you might meet great friends or end up with a bad case of heartburn. Learning has multiple sides and I hesitate to call them “good” and “bad”, but have no other terms for it, just learning. On one side I’ve met people that have been great friends and partners for decades. They stick with you through the good times and the bad and, they give as good as they get. True gold.  On the other side, in my experience if you want to avoid a bad case of heartburn, keep your expectations of people in check, i.e. low expectations or no expectations. Just because you invest time in people does not mean that you will receive the same (or anything) in return nor does it mean they will stand by you when times get rough. I’ve made peace with all of it and now just focus on good times, lessons learned and I'm a better man for it. 
    • Summer blues...
      We're sitting this weekend out working on the house, etc. Too many people on the roads during holidays. Will be heading to Alaska in about 7 weeks and maybe hanging out in Colorado too on the way, near Telluride. There are some good music events coming up in Telluride this summer, info here
    • Gold Bug Pro
      I have a Gold Bug Pro, purchased new by me that I want to sell. It has all three available coils and is in fantastic condition.  $550 shipped conus
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