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    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Yeah the pacer was pretty sweet. I also used to bounce a 172 all over the Mohave desert and up into Nevada. Lots of old air strips and dirt roads to land on out there.
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    ArcticDave's Legal Eagle XL

    Careful with the descent rate with vg's. You can get pretty slow, but power off you drop like a rock. Had a pacer with vg's and tundra tires, was a pretty cool plane for landing at old mines in the desert. Also after installing vg's I was unable to get a power off stall to break, it appeared with the slower airspeeds with vg's I no longer had enough elevator authority to get the wing to completely stall. Kinda cool to see sub 20's on the airspeed but the vsi was pegged in a descent with the power off.
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    Getting Some Rain?

    Hey Bob, Raining pretty good down in SE AZ. Hoping for more rain so I can break out the dredge. I should be able to run my back pack sluce tomorrow.
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    please help identify

    On the second from last it looks like basalt with peridot maybe? Almost looks like you have some copper nuggets in the right side of your last pic? Hard to tell without seeing them in person but at least thats what the ones I've found look like when I dig them up detecting.
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    What mineral is this?

    Calcite, almost looks like Bisbee material.
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    Minelab Equinox 800 in stock...

    Still have one? if so drop me a pm.
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    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.
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    Rough nuggets, how far can they travel??

    Greaterville is tricky like that. You can get smooth and course gold in the same spot.
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    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.
  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
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    LSD camp out

    Cool ladder. It’s always fun to find that kind of bush fix stuff.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Hand tools for moving large rocks.

    Awesome, Thanks for the reply’s! That should get me going in the right direction.
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    Prospecting Bureau of Reclamation Land

    . Yes, but we own the land.....
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    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?
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    Three nuggets and a 'stone'

    Glad you were able to drive out to help. Nice gold too.
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    Buyer beware

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

    Cool the GFX is the original finder! Funny how they ripped the 5k software.
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    Problems with LR2000

    Hmm, I wonder if its a browser issue? I sent some location notices recently and have been trying to track their progress. Ive tried township, claim name, and owner serach and its just giving me a blank page. I will try antother browser and see if its that. I agree though land matters is my go to page but I cant see pending claims in their database. DP
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    Problems with LR2000

    Anyone else having issues with LR2000? I haven't been able to run a report for awhile and curious if anyone else is having issues with LR2000? DP
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    Happy Birthday Desertpilot

    Thanks All! Hope to see you all at the March outing. DP
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    Would be cool to check out a new area. I will plan on attending.
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    I did not know this....

    Cool story Bill, Ive hiked all through that area when I was a teenager. There are allot of small caves in the black cave area just E of Castle Hot Springs. Your right about the Hohokam stuff some of the caves were packed with pottery and stone tools. Would be interesting if you knew where the Apaches attacked them, that would be a good starting point. DP
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    I think i got screwed!!