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Gold, What would you do????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sildoc, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Ok I was replacing a couple of dead trees earlier this week and as we were diging the holes larger than what they previously were dug for the old trees I ran across a small gold nugget.
    What would you have done?
    1. Keep it and not tell the owner?
    2. Give it to the owner?
    3. Tell the owner but keep it anyways?
    4. put it back in the ground for good luck?
  2. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    Checked my watch to make sure it hadn't fallen off and got hit by the auger, then check dental work in the truck mirror, if all was ok I'd probably just keep it and convince the owner they need more trees. :p
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    if you broke an electrical line while digging, it would have been yours to fix. well, it's a two way street aint it?
  4. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Nope no electrical line. Actuall gold nugget. I know it is hard to belive but we are in a gold area.
  5. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    i think you're missing my point there alfred. ok, simple answer....if it fits in your pocket, then put it there
  6. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 735

    i agree with out4now..

    Dig up his whole yard when he is at work. then take off for the islands and hire someone one to redo his yard and have the guy send you the bill.....
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Finders keepers IMO.
  8. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    Keep it. Most likely it would have never been found by anyone else. BTW, how big was the nugget?
  9. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    i wouldn't go talking too much or else you'll have half the nation prospecting. in turn more lco's popping up.... :laugh:
  10. KCLandscape

    KCLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 524

    How big is it??

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