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  1. 3 points
    Terry rightly questioned whether the Gold SPOT™ was really any better than a regular treasure scoop. Well I already knew the answer to that question. You see for a year I have been working on the Gold SPOT™ design. I played with it I re-designed it, I proto-typed it 5 times. I wanted a design that would speed up nugget recovery and make it easier to keep the nugget in the scoop and not lose it. Remember, I'm the guy who had a catastrophic failure with the SAGA swing arm, and within days of release I recalled them all from the field. They just did not perform as they were supposed to. I went back to the drawing board and sunk thousands more dollars into re-designing and perfecting the SAGA™. I won't sell something unless I know it is a significant improvement over anything on the market. But just to show you what I already know, I decided to do a little impromptu video, an experiment. The video is unedited, except for the very end where I panned across an invoice with a customer's address on it that was sitting on the shipping table, I clipped that out. Watch the Gold SPOT™ in action and see what you think. Not to over-hype the Gold SPOT™ but one of the unique features of this scoop is that you can "HEAR" the gold. I know that sounds like an outrageous claim, but let me explain. When you get down to a small amount of dirt in a regular scoop along with a nugget and you agitate the scoop back and forth, the nugget does nothing but slide back and forth on the smooth bottom of the scoop. When you get down to a small amount of dirt in the Gold SPOT™ along with the nugget and you agitate the scoop the nugget rattles back and forth in the trough or channel clicking against the sides of the channel. Cool, right? I know we are getting quite a few Gold SPOTs™ out in the field and I would like to hear some feedback. Although if you are like me you are probably staying in out of the heat. -Doc
  2. 2 points
    Hey everyone, Me and Chris got out last weekend to do some prospecting on the outskirts of Goldfield, Nevada. We have been doing pretty well in this area, but there is also a lot of trash. We had to stick mostly to the sidebanks of the washes to get away from the trash. After digging a few huge holes for square nails, we got pretty tired fast...🥵 but pulled some nice gold out of the ground. Well until the next time, Dave
  3. 1 point
    I read in some gun magazine about killing buffalo. I know it is true because I really believe it. During the massacre years they generally used a 45-70 black powder cartridge and the average shot was 150 yds. The bullets were generally 375 gr. .456 dia. soft lead. The charge was 70 grains of FFF black powder. They killed hundreds of thousands of buffalo. Those rascals were as big as Slim's mobile chateu. We are talking a lot of animal. With a 375 gr. projectile driven with 70 grains of black powder in a breech loaded weapon. So it really does not take much more powder than that to get it done with a muzzle loaded bullet. Maybe 10 -15 grains. Shooting balls is a bit different than bullets. There is a whole lot less bearing surface on the projectile. As a result less pressure because there is less drag. So charges can increase. Balls are (generally) lighter than bullets. Again less pressure so charges can increase. So a muzzleloader will take a little more powder with a ball than a bullet to get the same pressure. And you can pour a lot of powder before you see critical pressures because there is less resistance at the projectile. So a ball shooter might use more powder than a sabot shooter. Maybe quite a bit more if they were shooting long ranges.
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    I decided to build a new critter with some materials I gathered last fall. A highly poisonous spider. His abdomen is a datura ferox pod. His body a datura inoxia pod. His head is two mescal beans. His legs are eight devil claws. His fangs are barrel cactus thorns. His eyes are clusters of goatheads. The mescal beans (New Mexico Mountain Laurel) contain cystine, a lethal alkaloid similar to nicotine. The datura ferox (Armored Datura) is loaded with scopolamine and the datura inoxia (Jimson Weed) has atropine. Just a little of any of these alkaloids will give a guy a dirt nap. So this rascal is truly venomous. There is only one of these spiders in existence. But there are spider eggs all over the work bench and I think a new swarm is going to hatch.
  5. 1 point
    If you v If you could only put a face on those. https://images.app.goo.gl/MNLqaALjMsu9k8668
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    Outstanding piece of da oro Dave
  7. 1 point
    Sweet nuggets.....man that looks like a great day out....
  8. 1 point
    Hey Dave, NICE GOLD. I see lots of quakes are still going on between Tonopah and Mina. Were you feeling them? I saw they had detours on Hwy 95 closed around Tonopah for a while. How are the roads?
  9. 1 point
    Thanks Tom, were still kinda new to the area, only been at this place a half dozen times over the last 5 years, but think were gonna start getting out a lot more to the area... Man love your 1.25 oz piece, really nice !!! Dave
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    Here is a glamor shot of his pretty face.
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    Like P.T. Barnum once said,................Theres a seat for every ass !!!!!!! Meaning whatever the piece SOMEBODY will cherish it !!!!! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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