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  1. Nice and cool for detecting
    4 points
  2. Looks kinda like an oversized hopper and a classification screen.
    2 points
  3. Unfortunately it looks like a host rock sandwiching quartz. Looks like its been in the water for a little bit of time. Just a chunk of vein material.
    1 point
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  5. Honestly not sure what this is. Tailing piles everywhere in the dry washes. No water for about 15 miles. No other equipment left behind or any signs of water storage or hauling. Somebody tipped it over for some reason.
    1 point
  6. Congrats Dan and family!! Way to get-er done. That is weird that he didn't get a junior hunt tag. He should of gotten one before any out of state tags issued... But! you and I both know where the $$$ lies. Anyway... Congratulations!!!
    1 point
  7. Hit some really hammered patches at several locations, and the GPX 6000 was able to sniff out almost 6 grams for me! No regrets trading in my 7000 for this machine.⛏👍😊
    1 point
  8. I learned prospecting by finding placer with a rocker box and drywasher. Then I applied what I had learned to detecting. It's going to be tough learning placer with a detector because so much of it is too small or too deep to hear. Lots of guys get on a good spot with a detector and find some gold. But sooner or later they need to find a new spot. And unless they know how to find one by sampling and observation they are right back where they started. Research gold producing areas and visit them. Spend some time working placer gold with a drywasher and learning the basics. It will make your detecting a LOT more successful. A club is a great idea. You will outgrow the club fast but it is a stepping stone. And you will meet others that will share their "secrets" with you. Very few have any "secrets" to share even if they believe they do. It takes a couple years to learn the basics. It is a big field and encompasses a lot of knowledge across many disciplines. But it will come in time. Start by getting on gold with a drywasher. Find a spot where the gold is a bit coarser than the average area and then hit it with a detector. Don't be afraid to use a rake and a shovel to prepare your area for detecting. Get down on your hands and knees over an area you know has detectable gold and make it work. Then once you find a couple pieces stand up and go walking. Slowly. You will gain proficiency and speed as long as you are over detectable gold. If you aren't over detectable gold you will find squat. And that is most people's biggest problem. There are lots of good prospectors here that will help. But you have to have some experience to be able to ask the right questions. It just takes time. Gold is not easy to find for most of us. It took me many days to find my first nugget with a detector. Even after many years of placer gold experience. Even though I KNEW I was over detectable gold. So keep at it and be patient. You will prevail. It took me a year and over 1000 hours in the field to find my first meteorite with a detector. And I had been detecting for 20 years. So perseverance is key to this game. And you learn much more from failure than success because you have so much more of it at first. Hope that helps! And don't be afraid to ask here. This is a great forum and many guys here have plenty of knowledge to share. Bob
    1 point
  9. I know your pain well Bob. I acquired a 8mm Mauser when I was around sixteen years old. That was right after WWII around 1949 and this gun was 'purchased' in Germany by a friends father that needed money at the time. I spent my savings of $150.00 to get it and have hunted with it ever since. Many a tumble I have taken with it and the only thing injured was me. That rifle was manufactured long before Hitler came to power. Engraved, hex barrel at breach tapered to a round at muzzle. Ribbing on top of barrel with the finest open sights that I have ever used. Double trigger with all matched parts. I still have my first twelve gage shotgun that I broke the stock in half from a fall down a steep gully. It is a keystone and it sure did get me a lot of ducks, rabbits, and pheasants away back. Old Tom
    1 point
  10. All were shallow and thunk outside the box today and worked some areas that didn’t look ideal But gold don’t care if it looks good to us or not!
    1 point
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