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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. I would make an educated guess that what you have are two matching bridle rosettes from a horse bridle. if there is no attachment points on the back then they were probably lead-filled when they were made. I would definitely hunt that old trail, and follow it until you ran out of permission. Regards; Boog
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. Thanks Mike for your help. I look forward to yours and everyone else's next find.
  9. Well Mike, years ago In the backwoods of Mississippi, while detecting one of General Jacksons campsites from the war of 1812 I received a very strange signal on my vlf detector. I dug it up and it seemed to be a lump of iron. it seemed out of place because I had never found another piece like it before. Well, I have always wondered if it might be a meteorite. A couple weeks ago a salesman came to our shop and demonstrated a TMI, a little hand-held x-ray gun that is used to determine the type of metals that are commonly used to make parts in a machine shop. I asked the salesman to shoot my lump of iron with his gun and when he did, it said that the lump was mostly iron with a small percentage of Ti. I knew that many meteorites are identified as such because of their nickel content, but was unaware that there might be some with Ti in them. And I knew you guys were some of the best in the U.S. and thought I might pose the question. As far as I know there are no Titanium mines in Mississippi...what would you suggest I do to find out more about my little lump? I would appreciate your advice!!! Boog
  10. have there been any discoveries of provable meteorites that contained titanium, but no nickel? Thanks; Boog
  11. Great show last night Sarge! I like to fell off the couch when I recognized you. I look forward to the rest of the series. That sure is some beautiful country....
  12. Looks like Flint to me...but I'm an idiot... ...so who knows?
  13. That's a heck of an idea there!!! Thanks
  14. Hey Chris, that sure is a pretty specimin. Your boots look nice too...what brand are they, and are they non-metal??? Thanks Chris
  15. 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
  16. Max, the name of the shell that you found just came to me. It was called a canister, or grapeshot. If it was encased in wood then my bet is that it was confederate in manufacture. I would love to see pics, sorry for your loss!
  17. Rim, seems like there was also a sample taken from a small tributary that measured 101 ppm.
  18. Yeah John, that was the line that I would feed the authorities if they ever came for my relics. Sorry for the misunderstanding, but I wasn't robbed. Max, I have always wanted to do some bottle digging, but have never had the opportunity. We have dug out a couple of civil war trash pits that we found in camps. In the biggest one we found a nice spur and an 8 sided umbrella ink with the iron pontil mark. It was so much fun!!!
  19. 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
  20. I'm sorry Garimpo, my response to Hoser John was meant to be read as "tongue-in-cheek".
  21. 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
  22. Roger that John...did I forget to mention that I was mugged while getting my stuff out of the car???? They took all of my relics, and told me to count backwards from 1000 and not turn around until I reached ZERO or they would blow my head off. I never got a look at them...
  23. Relics are what got me involved in metal detecting...Grant camped @ 30,000 men on or near my family's property in Claiborne County back in 1863...So I was fortunate to have access to camps where I could find a Minie Ball with no problem. It sure is fun to find something that was lost all those years ago, and to be able to hold a piece of history in your hand that most people will only get the chance to view behind glass in a museum, or read about in a history book. Chris
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