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LukeJ last won the day on March 30

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    I enjoy any time out in nature away from 'City Life'.

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  1. LukeJ

    Off We Go

    Good Luck to the both of you.
  2. LukeJ

    Gold monster breaks the skunk

    Nice shootin' Tom !! I was wondering how it might be out there with all the wind. I guess you guys found your way back. Congrats !! Luke
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    Very nice Tammy!! They'll start to 'add up' quick now that you know what's what. Congratulations !! Luke
  4. LukeJ

    Prospecting Boots Protection Ideas

    Try E6000 epoxy. Stores like Target sell it. Or Amazon. I wear Merrell shoes and use my foot as a rake as well. After a few months, the sole starts to detach in the same area as your 'hole'. Some epoxy liberally applied allowed my shoes to live on for a few more months. Good Luck !! Luke
  5. LukeJ

    Rough nuggets, how far can they travel??

    Man.... Should've gone to G'ville last weekend. Congrats on the awesome finds Mike. Looks like there's going to be more where that came from. Hopefully I can get down there before you find them all. Have a good one !! Luke
  6. LukeJ

    First Equinox800 gold

    Yeah, I didn't get it just for gold nuggets. I wanted a good 'all-round' beeper so if I ever get into a relic area or end up at the beach I'd be able to play. Just wanted to check "finding a gold nugget' off the list for this machine. I'm looking forward to the smaller coil too.
  7. Hey all... So I set out today with the intent of finding some gold with the Equinox 800 I picked up from Bill last month. I went back to the hillside patch known as "My First Dink Patch". Myself and several others have been over this ground a few times and I've really 'hit it hard' with the SDC. I figured it would be a good place to start, and also to see how the 800 handles the ground. Right off, I was finding birdshot that I missed with the SDC. The very smallest ones and they were all very old. After the third piece of lead, I started thinking it was just a matter of time until I turned up a little dink. After about an hour and a half, I got a loud 'mixed' signal right in the open part of the patch. The part that also serves as the path you walk through on the way across the hillside. The numbers were jumping all over and I didn't even have to scrape down to bedrock before the target was in the scoop. Not sure how I missed it before.... The smallest of the two was found later with the SDC, down in the bedrock, on the side of the wash after I decided to pick up an old pull tab. Pretty happy with the first 800 gold. It's a nice wiry piece and definitely one of a kind. Good Luck out there !! Luke
  8. LukeJ

    Hand tools for moving large rocks.

    Best post I've seen in quite awhile.... Welcome Saul.
  9. LukeJ

    LSD camp out

    Looks like you guys had a great time !! The toenails on the bird are a nice touch Tom. Luke
  10. LukeJ

    Equinox 800

    Nice nugget !! Don't feel too bad about not digging those '1's. Aluminum foil also is a '1'. However, you should consider going back and finding them again, just in case. Good Luck !! Luke
  11. LukeJ

    What type of nugget is this?

    I believe Kevin Hoagland calls that a Buggit. There will be more if you keep looking. Good Luck !! Luke
  12. LukeJ

    WTB: GPX 4000 lower rods

    From what I've seen... People don't sell the 'used' rods by themselves. They usually sell the rods with the detector as a package. I suppose there could be a situation where someone sold a detector and then found they had another rod still laying around....
  13. LukeJ

    7 GM Micro Dinks

    Nice going Mike When I make it back with a 'pocket full' of dinks I consider that to be a great day. I always try to remind myself that it wasn't too long ago when I couldn't find anything.... The bigger stuff is over there under that bush or unturned rock. Congrats !! Luke
  14. LukeJ

    MARCH 2018 NS Spring Outing

    Well I figured you'd been there before like 'everyone else'. My mistake.
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    MARCH 2018 NS Spring Outing

    I just Googled 'metal detecting on Bureau of Reclamation'. That's exactly all I did, and this PDF came up. Specifically 423.29 (f), but it also talks about camping and various other activities. CFR-2007-title43-vol1-sec423-31.pdf