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  1. Chris, what size coil/coils come with the machine? I might be interested in purchasing.
  2. Hey Adam; I want the machine. I will pay for shipping! Regards, Christopher Foote
  3. Thanks for the link. After I posted the question I searched the forums and found a lot of good information about the subject.
  4. Hi Guys; I am thinking about buying a good used GP Extreme for a lot of relic hunting (trash pits) and a little gold hunting. Can anyone tell me how difficult it would be for me to mod the machine with a green button? also, where could I find some schematics for the mod? Thanks in advance... Chris
  5. Thanks Guys. I printed out an article back in 2009 that talked about this, and I even used it that winter to find a heavy concentration of black sand in the inside bend of a drywash that had a good amount of fine gold in it...at least 15-20 colors to the pan when I panned out several samples. So I know that it is possible. I'm gonna be doing a little prospecting this weekend (The Lord willing, and the creek don't rise) and thought I might try out the technique here in Alabama...
  6. I know that this topic has been discussed before, but I cant find it, so I would like to ask again. I know that there is a way to use the LST to find concentrations of black sand..the detector will hum over the top of a black sand concentration. Can anyone tell me how the detector should be set up for this to happen? Thanks so much! Boog
  7. Hey Chris, that sure is a pretty specimin. Your boots look nice too...what brand are they, and are they non-metal??? Thanks Chris
  8. Rim, I got this info from a 1999 reprint of a bulletin issued by the Alabama Dept of Geology Once I can get my boys finished with soccer, I plan on a trip to take a sample or two
  9. Rim, seems like there was also a sample taken from a small tributary that measured 101 ppm.
  10. Thanks Bill, So if the report stated that by panning 1 sample in a creek in a certain location and analyzing the results of the pan to be 50.0 ppm of Au.... 50.0 ppm x 0.032 = 1.6 ounces per ton....that would be a good place to set up a highbanker then.....right???? Chris
  11. A question for you who are more educated in geology than I am. I was't able to procure a copy of the 1948 Park and Partee geological bulletin, but I sent off to the Alabama Geological Survey for and received a Gold bulletin that was published in the late 80's, and re-published in '99. I have been reading the bulletin and have learned so much!!! One of the reports listed some results from some samples taken in streams near an area that had several old prospects. Whatever tests they used to determine the amount of Au in each sample listed the results in Parts Per Million (ppm). My question is this...how do I convert a result in PPM to a number that I can use to determine if that streambed has enough Au to warrant a highbanker trip? Can you convert PPM to ounces or grams Per Ton?, or some other usable measurement? Thanks lots!!! Chris
  12. Thanks Jim Straight for the info. When I got up this morning the thermometer was saying that it was 58 degrees in North Alabama...Good weather. Jim Gilmore...I see what you are saying...can I run a couple pumps in series off of one vehicle battery, or would I need 1 batt per pump? I saw a little DIY rig the other day while perusing the DIY forum that was a small lawn mower engine mated with a vehicle alternator. Nice setup for recharging... Macgump, have you ever dredged on the Chulafinnee in AL near the AL/GA line??? Regards all!
  13. Thanks for the link Au Seeker, and for the advice MacGump. The cuts are nowhere near any water, so I have been looking at setting up a recirculating highbanker. It is hard to find a good 12v pump that will push 45gpm, and that is affordable does anyone have any suggestions??? I appreciate you all!!! Chris
  14. Thanks AU, Jim and Bill. i appreciate the link to the article as it tells me what kind of rock that the gold is disseminated in. Saprolite is just rotten bedrock correct? I am not so sure what the definition of Laterite is, so off to google I go. I have located, I think, what the ICMJ article refers to as a "hydraulic cut" in the area mentioned in the article, and have brought back a couple of 5 gallon buckets of material to test. I actually got my best results from a tailings pile at the end of one of the cuts. Very fine gold, probably 30 colors from @ 3 gallons of tailings. I only dug down into the top of the pile about 18 inches or so, I am assuming that the deeper I go in the pile, the richer it will get??? The cuts are very deep and narrow. Thanks very much!!! Chris
  15. Mr. Jim; I am interested in the precious metals deposits that are part of the Piedmont in Eastern alabama. Would you happen to know anything about them or be able to point me towards some better information than I am able to find at present? Thanks so much!!! Chris
  16. I received a recent issue of "The Sportsman's Guide", and they are selling the 8" converse non-metallic boots for $53.00 plus shipping. FYI.
  17. Gummer, That is a sweet little setup you have there...Do you have any plans and/or material lists that you would be willing to share? I would like to try my hand at manufacturing one just like that, with the ability to recirculate my H2O... Regards, Chris
  18. Thanks Fred, for the clarity. My 2200v2 has Woody's Mods on it. I may try the discriminate to see how it works, but I got a feeling that I probably need to dig every signal to get all of the iron out of the way. Last Saturday was tough heat and humidity wise and it kinda beat me down some. I appreciate the instruction and advice!!!! Chris
  19. Happy Birthday BossMan!! Chris
  20. Way to go Unc!!! More story PULLLLEEEASE!!!!
  21. Mr. Mason, a question...I have been reading your post and am puzzled by something you said. I understand that my 2200 has a little discriminating ability, and I have an 11 inch DD, but I don't know how to as you said put "the switch in DD..." Can you tell me how to do that? Thanks for your help Chris
  22. From my research this area did produce a number of detectable nuggets. However, after thinking about the layout of the area, I know realize that the trenches have a good amount of overburden built up in them over the intervening years. Au Seeker...when I read your post I immediately punched myself in the face for not taking a bucket and digging some samples to pan out...DUHHHHH. I think my approach the next time will be to take several buckets and take several samples from several locations in the tailings piles. I am also going to open up a small area in the gut of one of the trenches and get an idea of how far down to bedrock it is, and what the bedrock looks like. In some of my research I read a bulletin that stated the bedrock contained shallow stringers of gold bearing material close to the surface...this is the reason that I thought of detecting...I was thinking that maybe the oldtimers overlooked a stringer and that I might possibly be able to detect it. I also am going to switch to my 8" mono coil and attempt to work the step banks of the trenches. The highbanker is a great idea, however there is no creek within a thousand yards. I am wondering how the oldtimers managed to pipe water to the top of the hill so that they could sluice down the trenches?? Ther is still alot to discover in this area. On the other side of the main road there are more trenches, according to my source. I haven't even looked at them yet. Thanks for the the thoughts Men, I need all the extra brainpower that I can get!!! Chris
  23. Well, Saturday Morining I headed to E. Alabama to try and find Gold Hill. After talking with a farmer that lived in the area, I headed off to where he said there were some "holes" with piles of dirt beside him. Back in the 1830's, this area produced a good amount of placer gold, with one 600 acre area on top of a hill producing the most. The miners had no modern equipment...no sluices, long toms etc. The method they used to mine the placers on the hill was to start at the top of the hill and cut a trench to bedrock from the top to the bottom of the hill. They would then sluice water down the trenches and hope that the gold was caught by the natural riffles in the bedrock. I found some of these trenches thanks to the farmer's finger. They were 40 yards long and anywhere from 10 to 20 feet deep. At the end of the trenches where the slope of the hill decreased there were mounds, two to three feet high, of tailings. The top layer consisted of medium sized quartz stones, all angular and NOT river washed, some being pure milky white, some druzy colored and some amber yellow in color. It was a very interesting place. I got lots of signals, mostly square nails, wire, small pieces of cable, a piece of lead, one shotgun shell... No Gold. I think that I may have to completely eliminate all of the iron targets in the area and then go back over the area with a larger coil. I detected for 3 hours, and by then was all worn out. I was using an 11" round DD coil. I wish I had started with an 8" mono just for weight sake. Above are the finds. I know that I am supposed to dig all signals...that will be the hardest part of my adjustment from relic hunter to nuggetshooter. I left several targets in the ground that I will go back and dig later. I know I shouldn't have, but I was really beat, and wanting to revert back to a cherry-picking relichunter. Chris
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