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  1. I only fly my Drone in Class F air space, so no worries. Doc
  2. Hey Tom, I just think a lot of people are getting tired of breaking other Swing Arms. One accidental move and they snap. And a lot of folks who like using a Swing Arm have not been able to find one that fits other detectors they own. Just like one old style that I used to carry called the EZ Swing it used a "Bow Knuckle" as the attachment point. You know the "Bow Knuckle"? It was that piece Minelab would provide with the SD/GP/GPX machines to attach the bungee to. Well unless your detector's rod was exactly the right diameter the EZ Swing would not work on any other types of detecto
  3. Me! I'm the automated assembly line. Only 1700 more to assemble. I can't keep up with orders. Your dealers should have more this week if you have been waiting. I have not seen any field reports from people who have purchased the Swing Assist Guide Arm. I would love to hear some news. Thanks gang! Doc
  4. Members 79 1,531 posts Gender:Male Location:Las Vegas, Nevada Interests:Prospecting, Scuba Diving Report post Posted 45 minutes ago (edited) I did a little experiment to see how effective the Gold SPOT™ Treasure Scoop Portable Gold Pan is for dry panning. This scoop was developed not only to be a more effective nugget recovery tool when using your metal detector but also as an effective tool when crevassing and sampling. This is useful when you are looking f
  5. So I sort of got a kick out of Mike Furness a couple of outings ago when he asked me, "So Doc, are you divorced?" I laughed and told him, "No far from it." But my wife Diana, has no interest in Gold Prospecting but she has never stood in my way to let me go out and look for the shiny. She knows I love this hobby. So anyway, just to update everyone on my marital status in case you were wondering. June 20th, my wife and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. I started dating her when she was 16, and married her a month after she turned 18. All our kids and grand children came over
  6. Thank you. I have always loved to tinker with ideas and try to make stuff better. I always loved Robert Kennedy's quote, which he paraphrased from a play by Bernard Shaw, "There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? That is sort of how I have lived my life. Doc
  7. So it looks like the only short coming of the large coil is on really dinky gold. However I like the extra ground coverage of the larger coil. One thing you have to remember is that the larger coil, is looking at a greater amount of ground mineralization which is probably de-sensitizing it when there are those little .01 gram pieces and making it difficult to detect the dinks. But none of that detracts from the overall conclusion that it appears AUTO 2 is the better setting at least in this experiment. Now how that translates to real-life situations with different ground conditions is ye
  8. This is an extremely well done video that gives some great information. Obviously you spent a lot of time in production. Valuable stuff, thank you for sharing. Doc
  9. Yes it was Prescott Valley. I don't remember the year. I've been a Minelab dealer for 28 years. I think Kevin Hoagland was opening up a Minelab store / information center? My gosh, ancient history. I know 2010 was when I went to North Sudan. You notice in the second picture that Rob Allison decided he had to take a poop right in the middle of my presentation, or maybe that was his comment on the quality of the presentation. Doc
  10. LOL, well at least I metal detect better than these two guys who walked right by this nugget, and the long nugget was found further up the gully far in front of them.
  11. This is a demonstration of the Gold SPOT™ being used as a portable gold pan. It's extremely effective. Don't worry about the first few minutes where I am out of frame. Leo Aranza, my buddy, takes over and the rest of the video is well framed. -Doc
  12. I can't imagine using it in mud or wet dirt, but you would just use it like a regular treasure scoop. I think with mud, wet dirt, I'd pour a little water from my canteen in it and make it soupy so you can use the Gold SPOT™ like a gold pan. The point being, anything you could do with a regular scoop in wet dirt or mud, you can do with the Gold SPOT™ but the Gold SPOT™ has the added advantage of being able to be used like a small gold pan if you have access to water. Doc
  13. I'll see him tomorrow, I'll pass along your message. Doc
  14. Terry rightly questioned whether the Gold SPOT™ was really any better than a regular treasure scoop. Well I already knew the answer to that question. You see for a year I have been working on the Gold SPOT™ design. I played with it I re-designed it, I proto-typed it 5 times. I wanted a design that would speed up nugget recovery and make it easier to keep the nugget in the scoop and not lose it. Remember, I'm the guy who had a catastrophic failure with the SAGA swing arm, and within days of release I recalled them all from the field. They just did not perform as they were supposed to.
  15. If you think the SAGA™ is just a Swing Arm, it's not. It's a steering wheel for your detector. Start at the 3-minute mark on the video, and watch what the unique design of the SAGA can make your detector do. If you know of any device on the market that gives you this kind of control please let me know, because I know of nothing that even comes close. If what you see intrigues you then watch the entire video. You're going to find that the SAGA will make detecting much easier and less stressful on your body and give you control over your detector you have never had before. Call Bill, he
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