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  1. OK I can almost see Fall from my house and time to announce the Fall Outing in November 2017 at Jackass Flats in the San Domingo Placer area and our dates will be the 17th to 19th of November. As usual there will be a main course of smoked beast supplied by your hosts and you all got to bring everything else. These things are big fun and there is gold to be found in the area detecting and with the other usual methods except dredging Maps and a attendance poll will be posted later and see ya there!
  2. Nugget Shooter Fall Outing

    From Highway 74 0r 60 in Morristown, AZ take Castle Hot Springs Road about a mile past where pavement ends and go left, if you pass ranch house on hill you went to far. Take the dirt road (little rough) through Little San Domingo Wash and you will see camp when you crest the small hill. Can't miss the iron Jackass on peak ahead on right.... The big red spot on map just before the turn in an old quarry with huge piles of red gravel still on the site and your turn is road to left just past it.
  3. November 17th to 19th Nugget Shooter Outing

    From Highway 74 0r 60 in Morristown, AZ take Castle Hot Springs Road about a mile past where pavement ends and go left, if you pass ranch house on hill you went to far. Take the dirt road (little rough) through Little San Domingo Wash and you will see camp when you crest the small hill. Can't miss the iron Jackass on peak ahead on right.... The big red spot on map just before the turn in an old quarry with huge piles of red gravel still on the site and your turn is road to left just past it.
  4. Howdy everyone fall is slowly coming and with it the first Nugget Shooter Outing of the hunt season, as usual I will supply a smoked Brisket and a pork roast and it is up to you all to bring the rest as well as your own eating utensils. All dishes are welcome from condiments to main course and there is always plenty to eat. I will be doing a demo with the Minelab Gold Monster if you are interested and there may be some other surprises from Minelab as well. We will also have a prize drawing and that will be after dinner on Saturday before the fire pit is lit and yes bring firewood if you have it.... These outings are allot of fun and anywhere from 35 to 100 people show depending on the year! The outing will be held at the San Domingo Placer area in Maricopa County Arizona near Morristown. http://nuggetshooter.ipbhost.com/topic/24123-great-article-on-san-domingo-area/ We will post maps soon to Jackass Flats and most RVs can get in without trouble and there is allot of room though often folks not with our group will also be camped there using the quad and ATV trails. You need to get a State Trust Land parking recreational permit to camp and they can be purchased online and are good for a year, https://land.az.gov/natural-resources/recreational-permits There are also GPAA and Roadrunner claims throughout the area and this is a big placer area. If you have questions or concerns this is the thread to ask in.... More to come.
  5. This iron meteorite has been carved to look like a Chicken Sandwich. by Kentucky Fried Chicken, opinions?
  6. Well a few (bunch) of my favorite but hunted heavily spots have seen some torrential rains this summer and this weekend we will brave the heat and drag the nugget wagon out for the first time since last spring. So today we will load up the Rhino in it with all our gear and a chiewawa to hit some bedrock and shallow wash areas with the GM 1000 and will also be taking the big guns for deeper areas. Scouted a couple of these spots already and am very excited to get out and play. Also going to hit some trashy areas that produced allot of small nuggets to those patient enough to dig through the iron to find the gold and seeing how the GM 1000 will ignore the iron it could be interesting as well. This also should be a chigger free zone, little bastards tore us up last weekend and just now starting to heal up and stop itching. We are out of here this afternoon, good hunting All.
  7. Hope it is a golden one.....
  8. Now I have seen everything

    Yep......
  9. OK this one is for a little different prize and a good one, Minelab Gold Panning Kit! A 49.95 buck value.... So how do you win this panning kit? Yep coins again.... In a candy bowl.... Closest without going over wins..... Simple eh? This will run until September 15th 2017 and have fun!
  10. Video-Making wooden branch art pens

    I watched and interesting.... I am attempting to do some video this year as well....
  11. Gold Cube

    Good to filter honey as well John
  12. Weekend Shooting.... Nugget that is.

    He will be there if the GPAA doesn't have him tied up....
  13. Weekend Shooting.... Nugget that is.

    We have 2 here now lol..... Kevin is working in CA this weekend so borrowing his.
  14. Paid member still seeing ads...wth?

    OK Fixed it and it was originally going to be set so Premium Members were opted out since they pay 40.00 yearly.... On a good note the ads are working great and each page load (view) and each click on an ad pays which with paying members help is supporting our community and allowing some extra for contest prizes....
  15. Topaz Mt. Utah, Suggestions

    Well there is some great info for sure and thanks Adam...
  16. Another Gold Monster review.

    Howdy Ed, If you need some time with me on it I am available and perhaps I will take a spin down there when it cools to try a few spots.
  17. Some Gold Monster Plusses And Minuses

    Hi Martin, You may want to check out the larger coil a little bit more and see if perhaps the coil itself has an issue? Harry Pittman had a large coil short out in AK a few weeks ago and started falsing so he contacted Minelab and they replaced his whole detector with a new one instead of just the coil. This is the only one I am aware of that has been sent back for any reason. Ya just never know I guess, but the small coil is most definitely hotter on the very small stuff and at pretty good depth. I only notice the effect you mention if I am moving too fast with it which makes mine a little confused as well, but if I slow down all is well unless I am constantly lifting the coil more than a few inches above the ground to get over rocks etc. which causes the detectors micro processor to re-balance itself ... Great first review and thank you for taking the time to share it with us. On a side note I prefer the 10 inch coil and do not use the small one unless on an area I have to keep trying to raise the larger coil over obstructions. Also I still pump to ground balance every few swings (old habits die hard) to keep the auto GB smooth. Depth on larger targets .25 and up is very good for a VLF and better than most I have used if not all. I got the GM 1000 for the same reason as you and nice to have in the tool box with the 2300 and 7000. Tammy wants one now too since she managed a nugget with mine first trip.
  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Chris Ralph

    Happy Birthday Chris and others....
  19. Big Changes

    Man I have to tell you that all this rain here and other disasters like fire have really changed the landscape in many areas I hunt. I am truly amazed and how much material has been moved, moved around, or is newly exposed by fire waiting for my metal detectors. Plus not only is allot of earth changes there have also over the last couple years been changes in detecting technology! Like being able to hunt freshly burned areas without dealing with charcoal driving the detector crazy. A couple areas I hunt quite often have had so much rain in a short time that washes are almost unrecognizable the material has been moved around so much and add to that the erosion on hillsides has also been huge in some areas allowing us to hear a few inches deeper in some areas. My too do list is long this season and I am excited with a hand full of new toys and a bad case of cabin fever, I am excited about this year
  20. Eureka Gold

    The Eureka is a great VLF and one big advantage is that you can adjust the frequency to 6-20-61 kHz which gives you more options in different soil types and depths. Coiltek make a 15 inch coil for the Eureka that folks say gives better depth and when used in 6 kHz does quite well. Using smaller coil will make it very sensitive when running 61 kHz and it will hear very small gold most other VLF detectors will normally miss (except GB2 and GM 1000)
  21. Big Changes

    Part of it is I think...... Goes through Skull Valley and further to Kirkland right?
  22. GOLD MONSTER 1000 in stock!

    It is a very good detector..... Just saying.
  23. Finally caught up on pre pay orders and have some Minelab Gold Monster 1000s in stock. Military discount can be applied for 15% instant savings. Cost is 799.00 before discount....
  24. New member.

    Welcome aboard and this is the right place to learn for sure....
  25. GOLD MONSTER 1000 in stock!

    I don't do trades for the most part Rick, because I can not give you anywhere near what the detector is really worth and I have very little market for used VLF detectors like it used to be with soooooo many for sale right now for the same reason you are selling. I will sometimes work with a PI, but it is the same thing and you can do much better on eBay or Craig's List.
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