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  1. How cool it this????? Great news Rob and you are welcome as the sun in the morning my friend! We do a prize drawing on Saturday evening and other than anything you want to ad to that bring something for the potluck. Doc will be there, Debbie, Me, and a bunch of folks you know and man your knowledge added to the others teaching at this event is priceless. I'll get with you on the phone....
    8 points
  2. Hey Bill and Friends, I'm considering coming to this event. I have missed many in the past, always something pops up. I will try to make at least Saturday and Saturday evening. Let me know if I need to bring anything for the Pot Luck or whatever. I'm sure it will be a great event and many nuggets will be found. Have a great one, Rob Allison
    8 points
  3. If you watch every single video on the Gold Monster 1000 that Bill has on his YouTube channel you will get the best instructions availible. I was very skeptical going from a GB2 to a GM1000. Ventured into the Mojave this last weekend and managed to do decent for 1 days worth of swinging in an area that has seen its fair share of shovels and drywashers. Learn your machine, slow down and keep the coil to the soil. Thanks for the videos Bill! -Mike
    7 points
  4. Well, I thought that considering No One seems to like posting their nuggets on this forum "Of-late" that I would Buck the trend and post a few; ....And "NO," I didn't find them with a "Fly-Poop Monster either. Happy Hunting!!! Gary
    6 points
  5. Hey Fishing8046, To be honest, if I was doing nothing but hunting micro gold, I might consider the GB2. However, due to the high amounts of mineralization here in the Southwest, the Gold Monster 1000 really ground balances well and you don't have to mess around with manual ground balance, pumping the coil up and down all the time. Keep in mind, dealers did make a living selling the GoldBugs, as at one point there were no PI's to be sold. These same dealers made a living selling the early PI's, like the Minelab SD2100. In my honest opinion, the Modded SD's will not get a
    5 points
  6. We don't need no stinking badges. Not to find these lil guys. 1st hit this morning turns out to be a lil guy in a wash perhaps 3 inches deep , freshly flooded ravine from the last couple rain storms. And smaller bits of trashy metal are no problem for the 4500 with 13/17 Evo Mono , An a ol deaf guy piloting the coil. Check out the 1st O in Evolution. WHERES the BIG ones hiding ?? I could not pull a deep signal in the short amount of time spent. Maybe next time. Hapy Huntn
    4 points
  7. I don't know which claims you are writing about so I can only give you a non specific answer. Federal mining claims can be located on some State trust lands. Here's why: Mining claims are a claim on the minerals within an area of land. Those minerals are often separated legally from from the surface ownership. That creates two estates - the surface estate and the subsurface (mineral) estate. For all but the original 13 colonies, Texas, Hawaii and most of Alaska the land was originally public land. Those public lands were offered for sale to citizens for a nominal price (generall
    4 points
  8. If you watch every single video on the Gold Monster 1000 that Bill has on his YouTube channel you will get the best instructions availible. I was very skeptical going from a GB2 to a GM1000. Ventured into the Mojave this last weekend and managed to do decent for 1 days worth of swinging in an area that has seen its fair share of shovels and drywashers. Learn your machine, slow down and keep the coil to the soil. Thanks for the videos Bill! -Mike
    4 points
  9. You'd have so much beer, everyone would be stumbling around and no one would be out prospecting.
    3 points
  10. I doubt they are valid claims. All the BLM does is file paperwork for a fee and bears no responsibility to check land status, ie on state trust land, or if the claim is already owned. You could put a claim over the capital building in Arizona and the BLM would enter it in their database. You could probably even record it in the county and have nothing said. Does not mean you can mine it. People will tell you the that the BLM is the final word, but that is completely wrong. I recently got permission from a well known member of the mining community, who does not post on this board nor does
    3 points
  11. Hey Guys, I'm new here, but I have to confirm the "Minelab Gold Monster 1000" will find nuggets that small all the time, at or near bedrock. The Gold Monster 1000 is able to find nuggets well under a grain in size on bedrock, in small cracks/crevices and such. Many of these small gold nuggets are just little hits and will not read either way on the meter for the most part, so if you're watching your meter (Iron vs. Gold) and only digging targets bouncing to the right side, you're flat out missing nuggets! Just my thoughts and Congrats to all the Gold Monster gold that is now be
    3 points
  12. Had to do some patch hunting last night. The moon was full and the weather was nice a cool. Hit many areas for a deeper beeper skunk until my headlamp started getting quickly dim. Stopped by a old patch on my way out and managed these 6 pieces in about 5 minutes . I checked my time and it was 11:30pm and time to head home. I've always been impressed with the vlf as to how small it can find.
    2 points
  13. Nor would anyone ever be sober enough anymore to ID anything posted on the forum!!!
    2 points
  14. WTG Frank Those Evos are darn good, but then again....so are you Tom H.
    2 points
  15. This section needs a little bump so I dug into some old pics and found one of my best Coin finds from a few years back in Nevada. 3 nickels and a dime in one hole.
    2 points
  16. I find those very tiny pieces on a regular basis as well as anything larger within it's depth range It is simply what the GM 1000 does.
    2 points
  17. I have spoken to Scotty a couple times and Russ a year or so ago and as far as I know they are OK Fred....
    2 points
  18. It is oxidation and weathering of the surface. It isn't fusion crust nor is it a meteorite. Sorry.
    2 points
  19. Hey Guys, Bunk's picks are awesome and you are supporting someone local to Arizona. I have know Calvin Bunker for a very long time and the quality of the picks are worth very penny. Yes, Bill sells them I believe, if not contact Bunk. You will not be disappointed with either the smaller Burro Pick or the larger blade Hermit Pick. Bunk will even potentially customize a handle length if you wanted something larger or smaller, but contact Bill or Bunk for those specific details if needed. Have a great one, Rob Allison
    2 points
  20. You should believe in your detector more. Or you could be leaving stuff behind for others. Learn your detector it has lots of settings to play with . I definitely metal detected those 6 pieces.
    2 points
  21. I'm just getting started with the GM1000, here's how small I've found. However on day one getting our free lesson with Bill Gold Monster Meister Southern, the other fellow with us located a piece, a quarter the size of the one I pictured 4" down
    2 points
  22. I've used Buck's pick with the long handle for years, and have loved it. At my age the long handle is just the right length to use it as a walking stick/cane. But every year, it all gets tougher on me, so I have used nothing but the Gold Monster lately. I asked him if he could make me one of his smaller pick heads utilizing the long handle of the larger pick, and he came through perfectly. It's still the perfect length for a walking stick, and can still beat the hell out of stuff without the "weight"! Thank you Bunk. You have added a lot of hunting time to this old body.......... Patric
    1 point
  23. Bill, or anyone else; have you heard from Russ? I have not seen or heard from him for a couple of years now. He is a great guy, as well as his brother. fred
    1 point
  24. Ditto Bill, funny how Sherry came rolling into our camp the night before mentioning you and all. She left shortly after you and was very happy with her training. See you soon.
    1 point
  25. Around here in central Kalifornia most of the vineyards do not Polaris any more. We run them 8 hours 6 days a week Polaris belts do not last. Most are using Yamaha or Honda. My buddy in Idaho runs a Can Am and loves it He rides mountain trails not dirt roads he is very happy with it. Bob
    1 point
  26. Hello fred,... Well, the very small ones I used a pair of tweezers while kneeling on my hands and knees on some very nice exposed bedrock stretches. That was kind of fun. The other ones I got while using my GPZ-7000, and my trusty GP-3000. Most of them I got with the 3000. Gary
    1 point
  27. chrisski: Thanks! I've been looking at the ASLD Parcel Viewer "Land Ownership" overlay and didn't think to switch to "Mineral Parcels". Doing so showed that those claims are not filed with the state. And yes, further Googling shows that the claimants do have hundreds of claims and at least one for sale on their website. Bedrock Bob: Much appreciated. I'm not filing a claim. Just trying to figure out where a guy and his kid can swing a detector for recreation without getting hammered. I'll very much keep your advice in mind if dealing with claims in the future! clay: Thanks very much
    1 point
  28. Spot on Rob and the darn Gold Monster 1000 opened up the beat up patches again... Take care my friend and see ya in November.
    1 point
  29. Follow the yellow brick road and find the Wizard Clay. He will have the knowledge you need. Or simply scan this forum for his many discussions on the subject. If your heart is pure and you ask a worthy question he will sometimes appear in a puff of English Leather and bless you with an answer. If not you must seek him out or lure him from his lair. A good way to do that is to post something technically wrong and he will come out of nowhere to correct you. I will give it a try... I know the laws are different from State to State. All I have heard is that a claim on Sate land is
    1 point
  30. Nice find! The area around, The Hay Stack, West of the Eugene's used to produce a lot of coins. But not much gold . . .
    1 point
  31. I am not a dealer and have nothing to gain. My 10 year old son has found quite a few pieces as small as the gold in the picture of the original post. Not on bedrock or even near bedrock and not in a concentrated area, but in hot ground in a California hydraulic mining pit. Last trip he found 5 or so pieces in less than two hours.
    1 point
  32. Geez Terry you just made me realize how short my hermit pick has become by looking at your pic. This has become a great advertisement for Calvin.
    1 point
  33. Just for the record, I wasn't cop bashing, per se. The back story is, I believe I have a very good reason from personal experience for telling this disparaging joke which was already old when I went through the Police Academy in the early '70's. At that time, in the Oakland Bay area it was common knowledge among cops and Sheriff's Deputies that you could not depend on the California Highway Patrol for back up. I found that out on day 2 at 11:00 PM, when my training officer, a former Marine Viet Nam Vet like myself, waded into a group of drug dealers and convicted felons hanging out in front of
    1 point
  34. Hello all, my name is Edward and I here for anything and everything. I mostly go hunting for my treasures from yard sales, flea market and swapmeets. Occasionally, I will trade for items i am interested in. My main collection areas are Central and South American artifacts and rare collectible toys. I have always bought the occassional stange or weird rock and have some to show. Thank you for the help on anything I post. Have a great life and a good find. Edward M.
    1 point
  35. Mike you're not adding up the people correctly, as of now there's at least 51 attending... you're correct in the number of people who voted in the poll but you did add in the people they're bringing with them. Yep just me 19 = 19 2 of us 7 = 14 3 of us 3 = 9 4 in our clan 1 = 4 5 or more 1 = +5 or more Total 51 or more
    1 point
  36. You would hardly know that anyone was there before you. That is until you got to bed rock and didn't find any gold. You would then know that the 'gold dust' twins had been there. Old Tom
    1 point
  37. Rick, they are very good at getting it back to you in quick order. You should have no trouble with it. Old Tom
    1 point
  38. Exactly. I too, always have the GM1000 on my backpack. If I didn't have it, I would have bought the SDC2300. Fishing - I can understand your skepticism, but BD has no reason to lie about this. I, myself, detect many small, small flakes of gold in the .01g range or less (.01g is the limit of my scale). Most of the time I have to use multiple flakes to get a reading. Ultra small flakes IS definitely one of it's attributes. Does it get as small as the GB2? I am not sure. The frequency is higher on the GB2. But the GB1000 gets way small, to the point where it is embarrassing
    1 point
  39. Just put a bible on the dash bro. Problem solved. It is like a "get out of jail free" card in Texas. I used to visit a girl named Sechita Gonzales. She could cook a mean duck too. She was such an athletic beauty back then. Now parts of her are like meteorites. They have regmaglypts, fusion crust and they are plummeting to the ground.
    1 point
  40. What did you find in the bucket you filled before leaving the tunnel?
    1 point
  41. Willard, Ben and Edgar Allen Poe, all mixed into one! But after that experience, you should change your name to Macro Nuggets! (yeah, micro brain perhaps, but gold plus testosterone will often do that to ya!) Well Done Sir!
    1 point
  42. At this point in time I plan on getting there about morning on Thursday the 8th....hope to relax and enjoy, going to hunt too. Got my new to me pop up camper , so no more ground sleeping.....see every one there.
    1 point
  43. The truth is it varies from place to place and there is no "Universal" rule that is always correct. I've been in places with almost no quartz whatsoever and found gold, and places were nearly every rock on the surface is quartz and found no gold. Yet some other places with lots of quartz I have done well and gotten good gold. I've found gold in places with lots of hematite, and I've found no gold in other places with lots of hematite. I've found gold in places with pretty much zero hematite. I've been asked this sort of question many times. A lot of guys, especially new prospectors, want
    1 point
  44. Ok, I decided to start this thread to answer a question that has been bothering me. The question is, is placer gold still found in areas inundated with quartz? Typically, I find vuggy quartz and quartz blowouts and reefs, in areas with the other gold indicators and I have found much gold this way. But this last weekend (about a mile from where I found a couple nuggets) the metamorphic rock was overlaid with all kinds of quartz. This was to the point that the mountain was white. I had already found nuggets for the day so I thought I would do something different and detect a wash in thi
    1 point
  45. I just received my instructions from Shep: "Be at the "Village" near Quartzsite on Thursday, the first of Nov." We will stay there until the next Wednesday, and then head for Bills outing at LSD. Come by and see us if you feel like it. If you need directions, just holler. Patrick
    1 point
  46. Back from GB. Lots of trash, little screws, nails and bb's...no gold....the cans that was laying round this area had some solder dots on them....I could tell I was not the first one there, lots of unfilled holes....not as many now. Had lots of fun and will go again , got run off by the wind picking up.
    1 point
  47. Calvin is the Man!
    1 point
  48. My VLF underwater detector I was using yesterday. Gary Storm of Detector Pro made this at least 25 years ago with permission of Fisher Detectors. I don't remember the Fisher model he used but I think it's a coin machine. All the controls are in the ear phones, really handy.
    1 point
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