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  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. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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?


  8. 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.

  9. Way to go on the gold nugget Bunk. Post a link

    to the video. I would like to see it regardless

    of the laguage (as long as it is not in the

    mexican language!) Hope to see you up at Rye

    Patch again this year.



    We were able to make it silient but it lost some clairity in the up load.


  10. "Losing access to almost all of the Gadsden purchase"?

    We are talking about Buenos Aires? Get real. That park was shut off as a staging area for a battle and to insure that the Militia did not interfere with Chapo Guzman's drug trade. the Gadsden purchase is a huge swath of land that is many hundreds of times the size of Buenos Aires.

    I have reams of good gold related stories and I absolutely refuse to share them with people who insist on calling me names, harassing me, and lying constantly about the issues.

    If you remember correctly I used to share a nice long story every month with this group with lots of photos. They were enjoyed by all except a few vocal idiots who just would not stop the BS and insisted on making personal insults and lying about me.

    Now all I share is BS. It is funny how that works, huh?

    Bob, All I have ever done here is try to keep the peace and premote all aspects of gold prospecting. Ok, most of the Gadston purchase was an exageration, but the way I see things the outback all accross S. AZ is not safe. I am sure not all feel the way I do. I do belive that the border needs to be secured one way or another but harbor no ill will towards the mexican people in general, but they must imigrate legaly. It is a real shame that the little kids cought up in this are the ones to suffer the most, the way I see it. If I have ruffeled feathers here, sorry.

    On another note, I got a 2.5dwt nugget recently, my buddy that was with me got me on video but we have not figured out how to clean up my potty mouth so it is postable on a public forum.


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