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About Desertpilot

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  • Birthday 03/01/1980

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    SE Arizona
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    Royal Drywasher
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  1. Desertpilot

    What mineral is this?

    Calcite, almost looks like Bisbee material.
  2. Desertpilot

    Minelab Equinox 800 in stock...

    Still have one? if so drop me a pm.
  3. Desertpilot

    Azusa Gold

    You can always monsoon dredge in Az. I tried it last summer and it beats dry washing plus I ran more material and therefore ended up with more gold.
  4. Desertpilot

    Rough nuggets, how far can they travel??

    Greaterville is tricky like that. You can get smooth and course gold in the same spot.
  5. Desertpilot

    Found mexican coin today

    I find those more than American coins, but I live 7mi from the border fence and the Mexican hiking club is pretty active in the mountains around here. Always cool to find a coin though.
  6. Desertpilot

    LSD camp out

    Cool ladder. It’s always fun to find that kind of bush fix stuff.
  7. Desertpilot

    Hand tools for moving large rocks.

    Yeah the quad stuff would be cool but I can only hike into my claims and a couple waterfalls prevent quad access. Unless I winch over the falls I ordered a more power puller and hopefully it’s delivered today. Since I’m stuck waiting for the winch I’m going to work on reopening some adits and detecting some tailings piles.
  8. Desertpilot

    Hand tools for moving large rocks.

    If I can get the usfs and BLM to buy off that it’s a hand tool then yes. There are a few boulders I’d like to break up so I’ve been looking at micro blasting and the other chemical methods as well. Ive done micro blasting at a previous job and I think it’s pretty cool but it’s expensive.
  9. Desertpilot

    Hand tools for moving large rocks.

    Awesome, Thanks for the reply’s! That should get me going in the right direction.
  10. All, Im needing to move some rocks out of a dry creek bed that are in the 100-200lb range. I've been thinking of using a come along or a griphoist? Having no experience at this, I'd like to ask you all what has worked the best for you in this situation? For the most part I will need to just drag the rocks out of the way but on occasion I will need to pull a rock out of a hole. Thanks DP
  11. Desertpilot

    Prospecting Bureau of Reclamation Land

    . Yes, but we own the land.....
  12. Desertpilot

    MARCH 2018 NS Spring Outing

    That’s a bummer I was looking forward to checking out a new area and hanging out with everyone. Not sure why land status became a issue with this trip? LSD is a mess of state, BLM, and active claims but everybody seemed cool with that. Maybe people made a issue to protect a good area?
  13. Desertpilot

    Three nuggets and a 'stone'

    Glad you were able to drive out to help. Nice gold too.
  14. Desertpilot

    Buyer beware

    HA!..................................................Its too good of a detector to give up. Been hitting some copper and silver nuggets with it lately.
  15. Desertpilot

    Buyer beware

    Cool the GFX is the original finder! Funny how they ripped the 5k software.