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Posts posted by Bunk

  1. I have to second what Bill has to say. I also tried being a full time placer miner in the mid 90's. It was one of the most fun times in my life but no real money in it. We ended up with a couple of ounces for six months work, even at todays gold price, that would be pretty slim wages. I still like to dink around drywashing but I really like wondering the deserts with a detector.


  2. I like to hunt by color, the last nugget I found was on a bright red hillside with alot of quartz, ironstone and greenstone. This hillside just looked different than others in the area with no signs of metal detector activity. We did find a couple recent dry wash piles but no old ones. This method works for me. Here is a pic.


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  3. Just picture it. The street full of Police cars. My wife Angie giving a house tour to the female officer and I'm out in the front yard with only shorts on covered with mud screaming the F word. Yes I don't do well with the neighbors. They never come out of the house anyway.

    I got the visual! I can't wait to meet you, I can tell, you will be fun to be around! Did they dig up your yard?


  4. I had a sprinkler pipe leak in front of my house and had to dig it up. Used the hermit pick to dig out the lanscaping rock. Guess what pops out of the ground. The top of a human leg bone. Looks like it was down there for 30 years. I looked around and found a second piece. This shi* only happens to me. Had the Mesa Police over for a couple hours. I'm afraid to look in the back of the attic now or to dig any more holes. Hey Bunk that pick works great getting those leg bones out of the ground.

    Frank, All I can say is, WOW! So, is the PD going to dig up your whole yard?


  5. After a long hot summer, FrankC and I thought it would cool to go prospecting at GB. Want to go? This is not a formal event with no planed activities. All are welcome you just need to plan for your own needs, camping, food, etc. This would be 10/29 through 10/31 but some of us will be there all week. Several clubs hold claims in the area and it would be up to you to know the status of the land that you are prospecting on. I know of several multi ounce nuggets that have come from the area over the last few years. You will find the most up to date info here.


    The weather should be great with mild days and cool nights.


  6. I've had a hermit for several years. For having to pack for a long day and move material; it'd be hard to beat. I had a problem with mine and it split. In the winter here- had no problem. Mine split in summer hardened red clay and rocks. Bob is using his in Calishe(sp?) and had no problems, guess I was abusing mine. There was no problem w/ warranty w/ Joe, I just repaired it on my own. I have several picks for different applications and the hermit is usually only a short ways away.


    Hey Shep, Bring that pick with you to RP and I will put a new handle on it for you.


  7. Have a goldbug2 that I got used and it works ok,been to Az,Or and Co. still trying to get to Nevada and Ca.also hunt four legged deer not two.

    Why do you think you need different coils? What is not working for you? We will all need more info to help you with your question.


  8. Want to get a new coil for my detector,it hasn't been to good with the one I got but thats another story,been reading up on the stuff and am oversaturated,mono,eliptical,dd just not sure what to do.

    What detector are you running and what do you hunt?


  9. Jason & H20, I have also used one the last four years and like it for the same reasons as you. I have tried a few others and they are just to heavy for me. At under 3# it is a breeze to carry around all day and it will really dig a hole fast! Well now Joe's been way too busy for pick production and has graciously allowed me to "pick" it up, so I am building the Hermit Pick now.

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