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DSMITH last won the day on October 12 2017

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  • Birthday 08/18/1959

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    Northern Arizona Area
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    Metal Detecting for anything,Guns,Hunting Fishing,figuring out how to live off grid comfortably

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    12V puffers

    don't know if its permissible to post a link for the Whippet dry washer or not so I did not

    12V puffers

    I have been looking for a Drywasher also just cannot decide which one looked at the Thompson 12 volt and the Keene 12 Volt and today looked at one made by a company in Apache junction AZ which I really liked made by Pro Mac it was about the same price as a Keene but had a few different features on it that I really liked also a 12 volt type the person I spoke to runs his off of a small deep cycle that weighs around 6 pounds and said it would run for 9 hours on that battery I know batteries you need to use a deep cycle battery because a standard car or truck battery is not designed to be deeply dis charged like a deep cycle those using a standard car or truck battery that is why they state the battery would die with in a couple hours a deep cycle will not a solar charger works great on a deep cycle battery and not good at all on a car or truck battery car and truck standard batteries are designed to be continuously charged from a alternator on a vehicle and deep cycles are meant to be charged at a slower rate from a solar charging system or other charging systems like a battery charger that has a deep cycle setting also looked at a Whippet Dry washer which was a nice little washer it only weighs a total of 15 pounds with the included battery but the price is $1400 including the battery and a 4-6 month wait for delivery its made by a guy in California

    GM 1000 question

    Bill sent you a PM

    GM 1000 question

    The headphones that came with my GM 1000 after 3-4 uses just stopped working and I know it is the headphones because I plugged in some ear buds I had laying here and they worked fine I called Minelab USA and spoke to Jamie and they have sent me another pair which will be delivered Monday by fed ex didn't need an RMA number as Jamie stated I did not have to return the old pair That is great customer service in my opinion

    Do Better Headphones Mean More Gold?

    for the price of them they better dig the target out of the ground for you also

    Lost my Brother tonight

    my condolences for you loss

    GPZ Observations

    thank you for the info Micro Nugget now I just have to find where I can purchase some small nugs to experiment with greatly appreciated

    Gold is NOT where you find it!

    it does help a lot its post like yours DOC why I am here reading and soaking up as much info as I can as a new to detecting for gold detectorist its greatly appreciated all of you that have been there and done that and post things like this Thank you all

    Gold is NOT where you find it!

    Ok I have a question the areas I hunt look pretty much like the photos jjbond has posted up except there is a lot of reddish looking quarts in the areas I hunt also which from my understanding the reddish has a lot to do with iron but there is tons upon tons of both reddish and white so what else as far as geological is one supposed to look for not trying to be a smart you know what just trying to learn
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    GPZ Observations

    Well Doc I only have two a X TERRA 705 an a GM 1000 I have been detecting since 2009 but have only been detecting for gold for just a little while not even a year yet so i am pretty new to that part of my adventure I feel its just a matter of time before I get my coil over a nugget I have found gold before just not in a nugget form I try to soak up everything I can as far as nugget hunting and am always looking for someone to teach me as to how to detect for gold and what indicators to look for like I said I have found gold before but it was in coin form not nugget. Was supposed too get some training from Chris Ghoulson when I purchased my GM 1000 from him but that fell through haven't had much time lately to do much of anything
  11. DSMITH

    GPZ Observations

    I still have yet to find one nugget with either detector I have even though the two I do have are not as expensive as those you have I did not purchase them with high expectations in mind for me it is the thrill of the hunt and what the possibilities are if I had gone into detecting with big expectations in my mind I would have never gotten into this hobby like I said its the thrill of the hunt for me because you never know what you are going to dig up thats why I dig every signal I get don't care what target IDs are if its a good repeatable signal I dig
  12. DSMITH

    Book Contest

    $8.97 thanks for the contest
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    Inspiration From Ridge Runner

    Yep I do know that just giving credit where credit is due had I not seen your post I would not have thought of it
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    Inspiration From Ridge Runner

    I will start a new thread for donations for you so we can get you one of these hillbilly apparatuses made LOL
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    Inspiration From Ridge Runner

    its called hillbilly ingenuity LOL