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  1. The back of the cover folds down and yes there is mesh over the speaker. Doc
  2. So you are waiting patiently for your new GPX6000 machine to be released into your sweaty little hands. $6000 for this amazing little piece of technology and you're just going to let it lay around in the dirt? No! Of course not! You're going to pre-order one of Doc's Nugget Stalker® Brand covers. $129.95. 4 pieces counting the removable shade cover. The entire cover package only weighs 8.5 ounces. Just like the GPX6000 these covers will be in short supply initially, so don't delay, be the first to get in line. (I will probably bring in 200 by air to get the ball rolling but the bulk of the thousands I have being made will have to come by boat, and that is going to be a long time consuming process because of the boats being so backed up.) I just read that Los Angeles usually processes 10 freight boats a day and has 2 anchored off shore waiting their turn. Now they are processing 15 a day and have 35 waiting off shore. So call Bill today and get your order in. Bill is one of my premiere Nugget Stalker® dealers. By the way, we have our Nugget Stalker® picks back in stock. Bill has those as well. They are premium made hardened steel heads, ash handles, 24 inches overall, 12 inch long by approx 6 inch wide blade. Made in the U.S.A. Includes super magnet screwed to the head. $99.95 Thank you, Doc
  3. You know another name for Nugget Shooter? I mean besides Bill Southern. I mean what do you call guys and gals that like to spend all their time investigating those darn elusive nuggets and trying to sneak up on them? Dem dere people be called "Nugget Stalkers®" So for that Nugget Stalker in your life here's a perfect Christmas present. The Nugget Stalker® Hat. Now when someone comes up to you and asks "Wat ya'll doing with that swingy stick son?" You can just point at your hat. Nugget Stalker® and the little stick figure of the Detecting Man are Federally Registered Trademarks in both the United States and Australia. Get yours today from Bill or you can email Doc at docsdetecting@gmail.com and let me know you saw it on Bill's forum so he will get credit for it. Price is $10, plus shipping First Class Mail. Doc
  4. Oh yeah Kegel exercise. After childbirth women are often advised to do that exercise to rehab stretched out muscles. So I guess Qweegle could be someone who does Kegel exercises Quickly. Doc
  5. I don't find another meaning for it. When you do a Google search the first two pages are all dedicated to "MY" Qweegle bungee. You are apparently going to kinky websites with made up words. LOL Like DocsDetecting.com I think you are getting "Qweegle™" confused with the "Swingy Thingy®", now that I have heard in a nasty unrelated context. Or maybe you are thinking about my new "G-Spot™" Portable gold panning treasure scoop? Hope you guys are doing well and staying healthy. Doc
  6. It's a made up name which is a mash up of the words Quick, Bungee and Double (double adjustment point). It describes another innovative product from Doc that makes detecting more enjoyable and helps save your arm, shoulder neck and back from undue stress. Just add your own backpack or Hydration pack. This amazing Bungee Support System provides absolutely instantaneous adjustment so your detector is always at the proper height off the ground, even when you are in mid-swing. We use super strong Marine Grade bungee that is stronger than 3/8ths inch bungee that is commonly used for tie-downs. Call Bill!
  7. I only fly my Drone in Class F air space, so no worries. Doc
  8. 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 detectors. I designed this SAGA Swing Assist Guide Arm so it would work on any brand detector. I am trying to have a wider appeal for my accessories and gadgets. Doc
  9. 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
  10. 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 for deposits of small nuggets and flakes of gold in cracks in bedrock. So for this experiment, I mixed 1 gram of 14 mesh gold, that would be about 30 or so tiny nuggets and a half of a gram of 18 mesh gold which would be around 40- 45 little flakes total 1.5 grams with dirt and black sand. I mixed it up and put the Gold SPOT™ Scoop to work to see how effectively it could recover these tiny pieces of gold. What's your guess? How much of the 1.5 grams do you think the Gold SPOT™ was able to recover by only dry panning with no water? Get in touch with Bill he just got another load of them in.
  11. 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 and fixed us a big meal on Sunday, along with a beautiful cake. We got gift cards, and a certificate for us all to have a family portrait when it gets cooler. I got the ol' girl a brand new car for our anniversary, a Telluride. I know this is personal stuff but all you guys are my extended family. So Mike, NO I AM NOT DIVORCED. LOL Doc and Diana
  12. 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
  13. 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 yet to be seen. But as I said this is a superb video and very well done. Knowledge is power and you provided a lot of great educational information. Great job! Thank you. Doc
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. I'll see him tomorrow, I'll pass along your message. Doc
  20. 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. I went back to the drawing board and sunk thousands more dollars into re-designing and perfecting the SAGA™. I won't sell something unless I know it is a significant improvement over anything on the market. But just to show you what I already know, I decided to do a little impromptu video, an experiment. The video is unedited, except for the very end where I panned across an invoice with a customer's address on it that was sitting on the shipping table, I clipped that out. Watch the Gold SPOT™ in action and see what you think. Not to over-hype the Gold SPOT™ but one of the unique features of this scoop is that you can "HEAR" the gold. I know that sounds like an outrageous claim, but let me explain. When you get down to a small amount of dirt in a regular scoop along with a nugget and you agitate the scoop back and forth, the nugget does nothing but slide back and forth on the smooth bottom of the scoop. When you get down to a small amount of dirt in the Gold SPOT™ along with the nugget and you agitate the scoop the nugget rattles back and forth in the trough or channel clicking against the sides of the channel. Cool, right? I know we are getting quite a few Gold SPOTs™ out in the field and I would like to hear some feedback. Although if you are like me you are probably staying in out of the heat. -Doc
  21. 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 has them in stock -Doc
  22. Hey Terry your url terrysknifestore does not work. I wanted to see what you had. Doc
  23. Green or Yellow. Talk to Bill about pricing. Doc
  24. Hey Terry, Especially with smaller gold, having the recessed channel and riffles helps the gold settle out and stay in the scoop. The longer you keep the gold in the scoop the faster you will recover the nugget. Unfortunately these small pieces we find with the Gold Monster like to surf right out of the scoop into your hand as you are splitting the dirt. Now what's the problem with that? Well the scoop has no holes, and it has sides unlike the spaces between your fingers, and your hand has no sides. Even a cupped hand can not duplicate the containing ability of a scoop, even more so when the scoop gas a recessed bottom and riffles. In addition to which if you agitate the Gold Spot scoop well and cause the gold to settle, you can be relatively confident in clearing off all of the material above the trough with your hand, because the gold is in the trough. Keeping the gold in the scoop is essential to speeding up recovery time. So I like to keep the gold in the scoop because once it's in your hand, the chances increase greatly that you are going to lose that nugget as it slips between your fingers, or slides off the sides of your hand. Then you have to once again pinpoint it with your metal detector. You've never spent 10 minutes trying to isolate a dinky nugget that you keep losing? If not, you don't need the Gold Spot scoop. Let me ask you, when you get down to that small amount of material that you know has the gold in it, because it is still setting off your detector, do you keep it in your hand to look for it, or do you put it back in the scoop to look for it? It goes back in the scoop! WHY? Because the scoop is the safest place to not lose a dinky piece of gold, NOT YOUR HAND. I do everything possible in isolating gold to keep it in the scoop. It's the safest place not to lose it and have to start the process of looking for it all over again. Now if you are one of those detectorists who are super skilled and never have lost a little nugget when splitting dirt between your scoop and your hand well then you are much more skilled than I am. I guess the fact that you can not see why having a scoop with a recessed trough with riffles would be more efficient at retaining a nugget over a smooth scoop means you probably use a mixing bowl to pan for gold because using a gold pan designed to capture gold has no advantage over a a smooth bottom mixing bowl? Terry that scoop was prototyped designed and re-designed until the design proved to have a significant advantage over the standard scoop. It took 7 months. It's not something I just imagined during a wet dream. In one test we took 30 pieces of 20 mesh size gold. We mixed those 30 pieces with dirt and black sand. For those of you with no point of reference, 20 mesh is the size gold that would go through a window screen. So it is basically the size of the head of a pin. Now granted we used water, but The Gold Spot was able to recover 27 of those 30 specks of gold. Try that with a standard scoop. Terry, I just watched Bill's video again. I agree, if you were to use the scoop with the method Bill was using it probably would not be any faster and maybe slower. Bill was just trying to demonstrate the ability of the scoop to isolate heavy material. The technique he used would be good if you did not have a detector and you were sampling cracks in bedrock. You would want to be slow and methodical because you don't want to lose any gold, because you have no way of finding it without a metal detector. That is not the way you use the Gold Spot scoop while metal detecting. You use it very much the same way you would with your standard scoop with a couple of exceptions. First. you agitate the scoop, Second remove excess material above the trough with your hand. just pulling it off the front of the scoop. Now just do your recovery splitting the dirt between scoop and hand as you normally would. I would only suggest that you keep agitating the scoop to resettle the nugget into the trough. You don't shake the scoop and let the material spill off the front of the scoop, you are right that would be very slow. The key to the Gold Spot is agitating it before you dump dirt into your hand, this keeps the nugget in the trough and the riffles keep it in the scoop. But other than that you use it like a normal scoop. Even with a normal scoop I like to agitate the scoop to try to get the gold to the bottom, but with the Gold Spot the trough more efficiently isolates the nugget in the trough. When you dump the dirt into your hand the nugget travels up that trough but gets retained by the riffles. So blame it on Bill. Doc
  25. Bill on his You Tube channel, Nugget Shooter Journals has demonstrated how the new "G Spot™" Scoop works. Not sure why he hasn't posted the link yet. Hope he wasn't keeping it secret. Here it is: The section on the "G Spot™" starts at 6:10. Bill has already sold out of the first load I sent to him and I sent another box full of scoops off to him today. Doc
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