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Lucky Joe

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  1. Fantastic finds there Chris... must have been exciting to dig those. Now please post a pic of your boot tread for future reference.
  2. Well Frank... given a ratio of 100 trash targets to 1 gold target, I'd say you stopped 4 targets too soon!!
  3. Guys, thanks for all the well wishes. Skip - I am alive and well and much busier with work than I want to be. I know people will say it beats the alternative, but the alternative would mean I would get out in the field more often! Right now I am lucky to sneak off for a Saturday of detecting. Jim - Thanks for noticing the amount of candles... I may soon have to apply for a fire permit before lighting if I don't want to run afoul of local codes. So yes, this is still my favorite forum and I mostly keep tabs as a guest... after all, I don't want any of you getting to far ahead without me hearing
  4. I'm late, but Happy Birthday anyway!! I appreciate all the help you've been to me.
  5. Lytle Creek was a shooting area for years. Leave the detector at home unless you go up to the higher elevations of one of the forks. Down below is a bullet density you wouldn't believe!
  6. Actually now that I see all the pictures, it looks like aluminum that has been melted in a fire. I don't know about the other piece.
  7. I don't know... I once found a piece of epithermal electrum that had a real crappy, slag look about it. Kinda like this piece, but it was the real deal.
  8. ....or you can use the ejection port on your .45 Colt model 1911 when it's at slide lock.
  9. Don't forget about the mom who walks the kids to school! (Israel... not here of course. They don't have school shootings either.)
  10. Gotta go with Eldo on this.... Colt Mustang combined with .380 Lawman ammo. Small and lightweight enough to carry anywhere. But number one choice when able has gotta be 1911... no worrying whether a small caliber hollow point will expand as .45 rounds are pre-expanded. I used to be big into the practical pistol / 3 gun match scene. Thousands of practice rounds a month. And what do I do now?..... I walk around the desert digging them up one at a time. Talk about paying the price! All talk about calibers and action types aside: The best gun for any given situation?.... The one you have with you.
  11. I guess I'll sign up for the guided trip....WOW!
  12. Mitchel, I'm pretty sure the reason you had trouble pinpointing was because that nugget just wasn't ready to leave its home of the last million years. But its yours now!! Job well done my friend!
  13. Multi micronuggets to you on your birthday Martin! Have a great one!
  14. Alright, I can't help myself... I was so excited about this study when I first ran across it a few years back that I designed a power sluice based solely and exactly and the study's results and conclusions. I remember back when testing the proto-type and watching the water rushing through at 150gpm and thinking: "this is gonna blow out the fine gold". Then I panned the cons and found out the studies were spot on! That water speed really does create the low pressure areas that 'drop' the heavies. The CC690 sells all over the world now with machines shipping to Madagascar (who knew?) and Thailan
  15. I've tried a lot of headphones (wasted a lot of money) until I sprung for a set of Sunray Pros. I can say that they are without a doubt the best phones money can buy. Yes they cost the most, but you do get what you pay for: they block more outside noise, have a tougher cord and are more comfortable than any other. The extra cost is negligible when you calculate it out over time... and they have a lifetime warranty. You won't regret buying a pair.
  16. Move over El Dorado?? Steve, it looks like you got some competition in this month's ICMJ. That's right, my son Jeffrey has single handedly taken you on by getting on the cover, inside pictures and even in the Fisher ad... all in the same Month! I guess being replaced by a younger, fresher face was inevitable so don't take it too hard. And yes, I was more way more excited to see Jeffrey's pictures than if they had published one with me in it. At least now this kid will always know where his roots are. Fantaaaaaastic!!!
  17. Way to go! The Red Chispa has shown a lot of people their first nugget. A couple weeks ago I gave a guy a quick lesson on the Gold Bug Pro and within 30 minutes he walked back over to show me 2 small nuggets he found... said I should have charged more for the free lesson. lol Hope to see you out there or at a PCSC meeting sometime.
  18. Bill.... embrace the chaos that ensues at full gain! You will not miss targets and will pick out even tinier bits than when running smooth. They just sound different is all: instead of a zip, you will hear a clipping/blanking in the threshold chatter.... very easy for the ear to identify as a metal target as opposed to ground minerals. Now don't get me wrong, what works for the GB2 does not work for any other detector that I've tried. Cranking the gain on other detectors (even the GBPro) will get you an earful with no results. I have some theories about why this is so, but it is easy enough to
  19. Went back to Dome Rock area on my way back to CA to spend 4 hours seeing how many dinks the GB2 could score. Got a cool picture of a rainbow just as Gold Nugget Rd. was coming up. The picture doesn't do the rainbow colors justice and it was just luck to click the shutter at the right time at 80mph. I managed an even dozen to add to the four yesterday. Altogether the 16 bits weighed in at .44grams... largest was .13grams. I think some reprocessing of the numerous tailings piles would be very productive judging by the gold found with the Gold Bug. The other thing that amazed me was the huge amou
  20. Wow! Bet I know where you'll be spending your next free weekend. Great finds.
  21. Drove thru yesterday while taking the wife and kids to Goodyear. Managed to convince her to stop for an hour off of Dome Rock Rd. I picked a well dry-washed rise (less trash than in the washes or gullies) and scared up 4 dinks with the GB2. Actually they don't quite make the dink category. I'm going back today without a timetable. I'm driving a grey Jeep Grand Cherokee and I'll be on the lookout for you guys.
  22. Just in time for Christmas: Half ounce 'Virgin Mary' nugget... complete with halo. Dug this up last month and it has a nice 'desert gold' satin finish to it. I'll take this over a water stain on the stucco any day!
  23. Yeah, don't sell yourself short Jim... you're a very hopeful wretch! Hey, you got my vote and I will look forward to seeing you in the field instead of just at the gold shows. BTW: I use your single strap almost all the time instead of a harness for my 4500... great simple invention.
  24. I belong to a few clubs and WSPA is certainly the 'premier' club in terms of quality of members and claims: I personally have benefitted from the willingness of some of the best detectorists in the country sharing their knowledge with me. And as for claims... here is a pic of my latest finds from a WSPA claim just a few weeks ago: 17grams and 2grams.
  25. While turning down the sensitivity will give you a smooth threshold, it also makes the detector... less sensitive! Go figure. With the sensitivity set at 10, the GB2 is indeed a chatterbox, but it is a very consistent chatter and any interruption or slight break in the chatter indicates a target. The various responses the GB2 makes to different conditions is what you need to get used to. The problem you were having with the deep hole is that the ground probably varied enough in mineralization (had hot spots) to throw your detector out of ground balance in the span of a single sweep. To combat
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