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  1. I've got to tell you that this was a great conversation to have. I check this site at least every other day and have learned so much over the years. I seldom post on here or other sites but I sure don't want to see it go. I started metal detecting in 1994 and have found over 50oz. My largest is 6.45oz. and is shaped like a heart. I have named it "The Heart of the Big Sky". It was found in Montana in 2009 while I was developing my placer claim. Also in the same hole of about 10'x10' 387 nuggets were taken out. I used the SD2100 and the Gold Bug II. That one area of about 50'x3
    6 points
  2. my last trip down around Yuma...produced 6 nuggies for about three grams and this much non-ferrous trash...the ferrous gets on my pick so I don't put it in my pocket. And my buddies jeff and ronnie came by...heeehah
    3 points
  3. 1. Stolen nest egg In 1946, postal inspectors who had long had suspicions about a deceased post office employee's activities borrowed a metal detector from the U.S. Army and had their hunch confirmed. In the man’s backyard, 9 feet underground, they discovered $153,150 worth of pilfered cash stashed in jars and cans inside a length of stovepipe. 2. Argh, behold the booty In 1952, maritime historian and pirate specialist Edward Rowe Snow headed to a small island off the coast of Nova Scotia armed with a metal detector and a mysterious old map. Not only did the detector lead hi
    3 points
  4. Prospecting is truly a hobby for me. I may get out 5 or 6 times a year. I have a very busy schedule with work and other obligations. BUT, when I get on the internet, I check emails and NUGGET SHOOTER and maybe a few u-tube vids. That's pretty much it. This is my go to site on the internet. I have gleaned a ton of info off of this website. I thank all those in the know for their insight and knowledge. Like the others, I love this site too and would hate to see it go. I don't post a lot, who wants to see my trash?, but I will try and open up a little and maybe ask a few more questions inst
    3 points
  5. Thanks Luke and Argyle. Too bad the coils didn't work out. Looked like a good idea of having a large and light coil. Maybe building a large efficient coil is more complicated than I assumed? Back more than 5 years ago I made a several coils (7" and 13X18") including a 1 Meter coil and maybe got the incorrect impression that a PI mono coil was simple to build as the one's I built all seemed to work fine. I say fine, but I really didn't check them out thoroughly but they did work for sure. The only one I even remember doing a simple test on was the 3 meter coil. I had a very lar
    2 points
  6. Thank you, Bugler! Very well said. What I've observed over the last 16 or more years of participating in various online forums is that (in nearly every forum I've ever been involved with) there is usually a large group of members who check in often or periodically, but who are observers and rarely (if ever) post, just like you. On a few forums, we referred to those folks as "silent lurkers." Nothing derogatory intended! It's just that some people prefer to maintain complete anonymity and silence, rather than let their presence be known. On some forums, they were actually a "silent majority" un
    2 points
  7. That looks like my shop. Honestly how many sluices can I use? Oh well 1 for each member of the family haha.
    2 points
  8. This is the advantage of 'Litz' as I understand it... High powered PI detectors (Minelab) put a lot of current through the coil on each pulse. In order to move the current and not fry anything, the coil has to have a low resistance. You get a low resistance by using larger wire. Problem with larger wire is, at some point, as the wire diameter increases, the coil will be able to 'see itself' and not function properly. There are other drawbacks to larger wire, but I'll leave it at that. Litz wire is made up of dozens if not usually hundreds of strands of individually insulated very sma
    2 points
  9. Yo All... I'm sponsoring a contest for gold forums members.... The winner needs to guess the date on which the temperature in Phoenix hits 100 F. as reported by NOAA .. The prize is 3 custom gold clubs gold claims maps of your choice from my AZ-Gold.com website ... It must be the exact date the mercury hits the century mark! ... Earlier or later doesn't count ... You can enter up to three separate times ... Have fun! Cheers, Yer Unc in the Dubyah!
    1 point
  10. choosing some gear I like to have fun trying out different types of gear I even lik eto bring 5 gallons of dirt home to have fun running a mini highbanker with my little girl.
    1 point
  11. Hey have you ever tried making say a fat elliptical around the 18"x 16" mark Terry? Or a round coil of any size? In any of the types, Mono, DD, folded ect. Then either make your own mold out whatever compound, or have a small local plastics firm make it up for you? (I do not have the nous or even the slightest understanding of the tech side of things at all, not a clue. I only know how to use them, so not a touch of knowhow in my head) I only ask because I've aways been very interested when guys start to nut out the correct way of building their own coils, and in the
    1 point
  12. And yet y'all still wonder why I continue to say no, you cannot stay at home by yourselves without a house sitter when I take off metal detecting for the weekend.. Giving credit where credit is due though, at least the place isn't totally trashed, with an empty keg floating in a tub in the middle of the living room and a rock band's equipment still set up in the den.. All kidding aside.. Yes, it 'appears' the forum has slowed down postings-wise.. I personally attribute a great deal of this to the SW US gang getting in prospecting time while the getting is good.. We'll see if that's righ
    1 point
  13. Fred, we always have our heads down looking for the black rocks as well. Nothing to report. We always look around Hornitos as we travel through that area and wish we knew some of the property owners out there to get some access. Nice area.
    1 point
  14. So many choices and so few streams ... haha
    1 point
  15. Its been over a year that i am not take mu detector. Luka its big boy, going to school now, i have a lot troubles to make him to take books in hands i am been in serious troubles. maybe year ago i have situation at my parents home. i am been to wisit them with Luka and my ex wife. and maybe 2 hours after midnight my mom enter our room and say there in some people in our backjard with torches. i jump out of bed and run to backjard only in underwear, and find 2 thieves runing out of dads garage. i run on them, firts pounch in face so gently that he drop like dead, and than i get in hand f
    1 point
  16. I have also noticed, over time, and with very few exceptions, it is usually the same "core group" of folks that will be the ones that post their finds and comments, their adventures, their pictures and their stories to their circle of friends. So I will ask...are new members too busy to post, or not knowing what to say about a post, or is it a fear of not being acknowledged in a constructive way, after they do post or what? I believe that if a forum is to continue to be active, ya got to get folks involved in the topics and feeling like they are or can become a part of the site community......
    1 point
  17. I was at the show today. I'm already back in Santa Monica. I go to those places and don't know anyone (not true any more) that will give information on how to hunt NorCal. I wish I could have seen that piece. Mitchel
    1 point
  18. Andyy I agree. I can't speak for everyone but to me there are still a lot of great folks posting great things. And if I have a question on anything it usually gets answered here. What I LOVE the most is the comments from everyone when I post about my kids and I. Most people don't care what a father does with his children these days. But when you have a AWESOME group of folks (All of you here) that encourage what you are doing with your kids and they act interested in what you find, it makes a feller feel good. We all share the same love for the outdoors and finding a little yeller stuff here a
    1 point
  19. I may be new here, but I'm not going anywhere! I'm also not one to be silent when I see misconceptions or misunderstandings, having started a yahoo support group in the past, which I turned over to someone who asked me to start that group in the first place. I passed the torch (when I felt it was time for me to move on) and that group is still going strong. This time of year undoubtedly keeps our forum owner (Bill) very busy due to speaking engagements at some of the Gold Shows, on top of his regular work schedule and his obligations with his own business. That shouldn't have any effect o
    1 point
  20. Hey there Uncle Ron. I can't speak for the masses, but I can tell you what keeps me interested in this forum, more than others. For me, the whole reason I started watching the forum was for two things: 1) learn from those in the know, who were willing to share (you just can't get enough information from books) 2) to be motivated. When I see you guys pulling up handfuls of nuggets, out of claims that I hunt on or outside of claims even, it keeps me going and urges me to look harder and learn better. The people posting make the forums. The stuff I learn from people posting on
    1 point
  21. I don't post much anymore. But I am sure some of ya old timers remember me. I met Bill back when he had the Yahoo forum. Bill probably remembers when I first met him at Rich Hill. And I am sure he remembers my old dog "BUCK" when he stole someones elk burger. And when Red Beard fell and bruised his face up good. I am sure that Grubby and Uncle Ron remembers me.
    1 point
  22. Ron: I agree....If the forum owner is not active. It will die. I had a plating forum for 10 yrs and it got to be too much so I stopped posting...it died. With the new forum I dont have to reply anymore...I can just hit LIKE.....I dont because I hate doing that. Also..........ive only gotten two nugs in the last 10 weeks. Posted them, but who wants to hear about my skunks? I also think Facebook/twitter/blibber..ect... has taken over a lot of time in peoples lives. Its more active. I think its sad when I go out and see how many people are disconnected from life and looking dow
    1 point
  23. I was showing this piece around the Prospectors Show today in P'ville. It's still oi\ut there. The wife and I were just wondering if we might see Fred there. Sorry to see you close in Mariposa. Still digging away up north.
    1 point
  24. I've had a hard time lately even getting access to the web. I think I've got it handled now...but shite happens. Weather probably does play a role as well. It's been great lately in AZ and folks are out doing stuff. I hope this place runs for a long time. I've met some awesome people here and I'm sure others have done the same. I like the new format. 95% of the time I am using my phone to read it...it's much more mobile friendly now. Long live Nuggetshooter
    1 point
  25. Out on 'the claim' alcohol and carrying are a poor mix. But we-all know that. jim
    1 point
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