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  1. Crabs here and there, or so I've heard. Supposedly a fossilized human baby came out of the Cesarian section of that formation too.
  2. I don't know much about fossils, what are they? Corals and sea sponges?
  3. Assuming you are wondering about the land status/ownership, they are generally (more or less) correct and they usually seem to reprint a new version when that quadrant has had status changes. But, usually what I do is get the master title plat from either the GLO or sometimes the county. That is the legal ownership map. Also many county assesors have GIS interfaces with their own ownership maps on their websites these days, but they are just derived from the master title plats anyways. Most AZ counties that I've checked so far have the ownership data online. Then you can check your BLM maps wi
  4. I used to get it at the local welding shop. They would just pour it into a thermos for me, probably not the safest thing but oh well. The one I had trouble finding was liquid helium, the school was the only place that had it and they wouldn't sell it to me for safety reasons. No problem lending me a 12kv laser power supply though, which I promptly shorted across my arm and came to a second later laying on the floor. The more dangerous something is the more fun it is, sure seems. I still have a large bank of 450v pulse capacitors and some SCR's from freight trains in my garage, some experiemen
  5. Cool yeah I'd like to see that one cleaned up too! Is there a lot of matrix attached or mostly solid? Yep, in my experience the majority of whoppers that I've seen in person have not been posted to forums. I know a couple finders who lurk the forums occasionally but never post but most don't really seem to go online much. Makes me wonder - what is the largest solid (or mostly solid) slug that's been found and actually posted? That 6 oz'er is up there but it seems like I've seen like a 12 or 16 oz'er or something huge like that a while back but I can't remember exactly. Now I'm starting to wond
  6. Depends on how "old" I suppose and if you include guys who don't use computers or go to forums. I've seen photos and nuggets from some of the guys that used to hunt Meadview and Gold Basin in the early/mid 90's and there are a lot of guys out there who never go to the forums who have handfulls of 4+ oz'ers. Many solid slugs, some 10+oz quartz pieces with a very high percentage of gold. Seen a couple from Quartzsite too. Then of course the stories which are commonplace that back in that general time frame it was not uncommon to have a 10+oz week. Or a prospector pulling 10 oz on a week vacation
  7. 17 grams and was my second nugget ever. Got over the 1 oz mark in a single day of hunting, but it was multiple nuggets, still waiting for the 1oz slug to come along.
  8. Wow not far from home here too and I didn't hear about it either. Very interesting pic.
  9. I don't want to start a spitting match between model enthusiasts, but if you are already considering a used GB2/5000 then why not a used 4500? Judging from your statements here I think it's highly unlikely that you'd notice any difference between the two machines until you got a few more years under your belt. Or if you are set on the 5000 then wait until ML releases their new model and the subsequent increase of used 5000's on the market afterwards. Just throwing some options out there since you said you only had 3 choices. Honestly, and this is something you'll hear regularly too, the major
  10. I had similar intentions, actually I was posing my research as a potential solution to mining asteroids and transporting the materials. The idea was that you could place one of these devices on an asteroid and shoot the ore off onto the moon and just let it crater down since, well, it's just rock. Then a moon base mining colony would drive a buggy out and collect it for processing. Or place one on the moon and fire it into the Aussie Outback, middle of the ocean, Fox news headquarters, or someplace else equally disposable in a heat shielded blast resistant capsule if it was something more valu
  11. Yep eddy currents. And as BB said, copper is NOT ferromagnetic (or gold). It's Lenz's law that produces magnetic braking. It can occur in any material that is a conductor. I didn't watch that video but I knew what it was right away after seeing the same thing before in person. It doesn't make the material itself magnetic though, just interactions between magnetic fields, one being induced by motion the other permanent in the magnet. I did my senior thesis and research on linear EM mass accelerators (aka "Coilguns") which are very similar conceptually. Holmium is another that has a Curie temp
  12. Granny's window sill is the primary grow site here in Colorado now and it isn't worth detecting anyways. Heck Sheriff Joe probably has some in his window too. Now schools are getting tax money from it instead of Juan Q Cartel buying a new set of beheading machetes. Sounds like all ya Kalifornia folks need to support the next legalization bill that comes through.
  13. Some guys get really lucky and some gotta work a lot harder and that's the nature of this game. For every 1 person who just bought their detector that day and find a 1 ounce nugget sitting on a hill right next to the main road (true story) there are 10 guys who crack the shaft over their knees and toss the detector in the trash. Maybe 1 out of 20 are able to be succesful and are still detecting in 5 years. Just my observations. Also - in 6 years of detecting I've never been showed a patch by someone. Most people are not shown patches by anyone else, I would never count on that. However it's p
  14. 10-4 Dog frisbee it is. I'm sure I'll find some use for it. Have a few spots in Colorado that it might shine on. Thx for the feedback.
  15. Do you use that larger elliptical coil much? I think it's like 8" or 10". I was thinking about giving it a try for some of these places the sand or hardpack is covering the caliche like 6 inches deep. Just wondering how much difference that coil makes. I can get 5 or 6 of those little guys a day if I run across the right stretch, I'm not at you and Adam's Yoda level quite yet but I'm working on it.
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