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Showing content with the highest reputation on 02/13/2018 in Posts

  1. Hello All. I haven't posted in a while, but I like to wait and talk about the ones I find that have a story. This one is such a case. (If you don't like stories, just skip to the end) I was out with a friend looking for some new ground. After a little exploring, we stopped the truck and decided to do a walk-about. The objective was to explore the area for only an hour and meet back up at the truck to decide to keep exploring or move on. Basically, to see if we could find enough indicators worth our time. That was the plan anyways. So 35 minutes or so later, I am not seeing s
    15 points
  2. Hey all.... So I was able to sneak out and give my 'new souped up SDC' a run today. It's hard for me to imagine that changing the batteries could make the detector work better, but it seemed to be the case. I went to two separate spots that I've been skunked the last few times. I guess there was still a few left.... Luke
    4 points
  3. Got the big o`l skunk last weekend hunting for new patches, so I thought i`d share a couple that I detected a while back. Under a full moon in Peoples Valley ... And here`s a nice half ounce piece accompanied by a one + ounce slab of gold ! Enjoy !
    3 points
  4. lol no doubt, ill be ok.. I just cant believe all the negativity out there in all forums im in... and I cant slap them from my desktop :P
    3 points
  5. Mining lands actually opening (not closing for a change) and talk of offroad vehicles roads opening. Is this to good to be true? Will Nevada and AZ be next? Trump Desert Mining Lands
    2 points
  6. A few live digs from last night with the Minelab Equinox 800
    2 points
  7. Looks like an oxide coating on a sedimentary rock to me.
    2 points
  8. Yes you did see these two......But there`s more
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  9. Thanks Mike. Its easier for me to just put the effort in to clean it up. It was a long time coming.... I prefer to take action rather than talk about it.
    2 points
  10. Thanks guys. Yeah, I'm running Li-ion batteries now. I ran the detector for 7.5 hours and the battery meter still says 'full'. The first nugget of the day was a .33g piece. When it was in the scoop the detector made the overload sound. I don't remember that happening before. Most of the finds today were just warbles to start with. It just seemed I was finding targets a tiny bit deeper than before. I've never found 7 in one day at the second spot. I broke my old record of 12 in one day with 13. Luke
    2 points
  11. Of copper Lo and behold, my propensity for finding strange things that aren't gold, continues! Drove Patches into a new area loaded with OLD mining activity. Found some small lodes on the hillsides that were scratched off and the wash was dug out. Figuring they must have been finding some color to move that much dirt. We decided to spend a couple of hours digging crap in hopes of finding a leftover nugget or two. Did find some interesting stuff, but no gold. The copper slug and an old Cutex lipstick tube were the prizes of the day. I didn't have any pool acid to clean
    1 point
  12. not my video but excellent results https://youtu.be/k8xzHOTxwTg
    1 point
  13. Andy that is some awesome gold! Great story too! Hopefully there is more to come.
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  14. Thanks for the comments, everyone. Glad to share. Bill - One thing I remember way back when was you spoke about the number one thing you see people doing wrong in their detecting ... and that was not finishing that gully you were detecting. That stuck with me
    1 point
  15. Well there you go !! That, my friend, is how it's done. Very nice. Congratulations !! Luke
    1 point
  16. Really nice gold. Great story and fun to read. M
    1 point
  17. Very nice gold, heard about the battery mod and was curious as to how it would work since Minelab specifically says not to use them in the manual.
    1 point
  18. That's not okay? Ruh roh...I better tell everybody in there I'm not supposed to talk to them anymore. They will probably just laugh.
    1 point
  19. Thanks Sheldon, but you had the first prepay on my list within hours after we were able to offer this option. I too want them in everyone's hands as I don't get a demo for the shop till then
    1 point
  20. Sweet Andy! Way to stick with it out there. I hope your not answering out loud to those voices in your head
    1 point
  21. Nope not gonna replace the CTX and was not intended to... I am enjoying the videos and please feel free to state your opinion here at Nugget Shooter good or bad and if an early opinion changes after you gain experience which is often the case (good or bad)
    1 point
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  23. Excellent andy, I get highly disappointed when after a bit and usually move on to other areas (relic hunting) when not scoring. Trying to learn, like you, to stay and find the,,,, gold (or relics in my case)
    1 point
  24. That was well worth the read! WTG Andy. Mitchel
    1 point
  25. Hey, I offered... But you guys didn't want to tell me where it was.
    1 point
  26. Very nice Vulture gold Good story as well Mike C...
    1 point
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  28. Luke Nice batch of Nuggets! It is awesome to break your personal best! There is nothing like seeing that piece of gold on your coil. I seem to do better every time I change the batteries. But getting the detector in different spots in an old patch really strike an accord in my playbook. sometimes it requires a hoe and a rake to hit the spots that the detector didn't reach.
    1 point
  29. Nice job Luke, great nuggets As Bob noted a lot of factors to consider but, I noticed a performance difference even with different brands any types of batteries on my SDC too It was a fun machine to own and hunt with. Might have to get another one sometime
    1 point
  30. Thanks to everyone for your encouraging words and response. What I learned is that thru those skunk days, I simply hadn't put the coil over the gold. I was mainly hunting and exploring in new areas which had exceptionally hot ground and was hoping the Monster (with all its whistles and bells) would find some nuggets in these hard to work areas. Anyway, I feel more comfortable that the Monster will get me the gold whenever the coil crosses over it. Cheers,
    1 point
  31. Man I sure opened a can of worms with this video lol some extreme minelab fans, paid sponsors, or dealers or whoever sure jumped my case for a statement in this video that was simply my opinion. I stated in the video that the Equinox will definitely not replace the Etrac or CTX, I own a CTX and personally dont see the the variety of tools it has to offer, at least yet.. so the comment was made innocently but they turned it into a lynching pretty much.. Maybe its all the anger they built up waiting months to get theirs I dont know but I was in no way trying to critique the Nox, i love it so far
    1 point
  32. Luke I can see your hunting skills are also getting better. Battery maybe? unless you where hunting with a weak old battery. Could it be its rained since you last hunted it, erosion, damp ground etc. lot of things to consider. I use all of these to my advantage on old patches. all I can say is, that placer patch isn't over until you hit bedrock. best of luck on more. AzNuggetBob
    1 point
  33. Way-to-go Luke; You seem to be having a hot streak lately,.. keep it up! I can't seem to get rid of this skunk that has been following me around since this New Year started. All I am finding in my outings is very old lead slugs (time after time), boot tacks and "very-"dinky"" pieces of rusted wire. My Z-7000 really amazes me as to just how small of "lead-fragments," and "barley-visible-dinky pieces of wire" it's coil will pick up a signal from!!! I mean I see pretty darn good, but I literally had to use my pinpointer on the dinky-wire-piece (which by the way was lodged down in a cr
    1 point
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  35. Those are Awesome! almost looks like they were together at one point and then split up. Thanks for sharing, and nice looking night in Peoples Valley.
    1 point
  36. Mitchel, Thank you for asking. It is like night and day. Before the operation, about 3 hours into the day I would start having unbelievable pain on the left side. I couldn't carry my pick over there because it put too much weight on that Sacro-Iliac joint. I also modified my Camel back to be on a 2 inch Nylon web belt. So I actually carry it horizontally across my back at the waist. I could not stand the weight of that either, so I would have to rotate it around to the front. I would get to the point where I had to take little short steps just to get back to my ATV. A
    1 point
  37. OK, but it will be in your hands when I get my next batch and well before even March 1st, I will keep everyone updated as things progress and I know it sux missing the first round. Minelab is doing the best they can and with such a good reputation for having the best detectors when they make a new model this is always how they handle it and the exact reason they contact up and allow prepay orders for those wanting one ASAP after release. No dealers have any on the shelf yet and will not until all prepay back orders are filled
    1 point
  38. seems like dealers should get first dibs so they know how to help the customers.... fred
    1 point
  39. They are simply trying to be fair because there are so many orders, yous will be in the next round and will be here very soon. I would have loved to get more, but they send the same to everyone until caught up. You will have yours sooner than you think I expect and you still will be taken care of before any of us have them on the shelves or own one. We are restricted from even getting a demo until all you folks get yours, so I will be last.....
    1 point
  40. Chuck, old buddy; it is more likely the Indian valued his life more than the horse....the horse cost him something, just not money... fred
    1 point
  41. Nice finds Dave. Hey, check that lipstick tube there might be some gold dust inside. An old timer might have taken the lipstick out and used it fore a poke? Old Tom
    1 point
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