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El Dorado

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  1. All I s good Fred, I still enjoy looking at the Aussie nuggets you sent me. They occupy a special spot on my jewelry bench. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods
  2. Lightening Ridge Black Opal, N2 color and 5/5 brightness. It’s got all the colors. Almost as good as it gets. 1.9 carats from the LaHoud claims
  3. John, you are like a fine wine....
  4. Well Dang everyone. just finished reading the entire thread. Dave, it is coming along very well. One comment, if you have the means($$$) to use a magneto do it, It would be far superior to a distributor, especially for prop starting. Not to mention reliability issues. Personally I would never ever want to depend on a battery to keep the motor running. I'll be here a bunch more to see the progress......and of course throw in my 2cents
  5. Thanks Don and Bill....I can certainly make that fine nugget into a pendant for you. I'm in Foresthill, not that far from Quincy. email is sjwandt(at)Reagan.com
  6. Good Luck Ron, Hope you heal well and fast
  7. NO fantastic Brazilian Coffee..... you are losing it Don!
  8. looking at the wires, some have a corrugated pattern and some are straighter. I would guess they were originally together in a weaved pattern and may have been a screen of some sort.....If they are brittle that might indicate some nickle in the alloy and that is why they might not rust that much....just a WAG.
  9. Tom, I could make one into a nose ring just for you.........
  10. Bet you wondered what that was? A Lady detectorist in Virginia asked for one of these and here is what she got. It was fun to make.
  11. Can't wait to see what a slice looks like.......
  12. Maybe she can be our next AG? Her or maybe Trey Gowdy.
  13. When Montana Bob sold his house in AZ, one of the things he sold with the house was a map and info on every patch he had found or worked. The guy that bought his place cared nothing about the house and primarily wanted the map and list. .
  14. Go back to your manual and learn how to do a special ground balance. That has sometimes helped me in that situation. Bill also sells a neat little device that really stabilizes the coil wire where it goes into the control box... that is a spot prone to making issues
  15. Great jon Old timer......did not even have to dig
  16. I look at the forum and FB as two completely different venues. I know my posting here has diminished a bunch, but I still lurk a bunch. This place is almost like a bar full of friends having some great times together. I also regularly use FB. That venue has put my jewelry skills to a new level of worldwide awareness that I could not have done any other way. I now have stuff in Australia, the UK and Canada.........FB can use me all they want, but the way I see it, I prosper much more than they do
  17. Looks like another great get together is in the books. We really missed being there
  18. Congrats on the gold and joining the everyday is Saturday club
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