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  1. Awesome video! I subscribed! You're wearing it out with that GM.. Also, we talked on youtube a few days ago and I think you sub'd to me as well (Randy's Treasure Adventures). I'll send you a PM and you can get with my buddy in Mayer about the Big Bug Mining District and get you some more land to hunt! Hopefully see you out there someday!
  2. Thanks! Yes, I got tired of getting schooled by my buddies as I would go through an area, detect the likely spots, but then they would come behind me and pull gold, many times from those spots! I finally got it through my thick head that maybe the gold is there but I just didn’t look hard enough, LOL. I’ve been working hard to rub the ‘green’ off since I’ve only been nuggetshooting a few years. The SDC made a gigantic difference for me but I’m definitely seeing it’s the detectorIST and the work you put in, more than the machine itself! I can only give the credit to my buddies that have worked hard to teach this Texan how to find gold, and this forum that offers so much information!
  3. I finally made it back to the Big Az the weekend of the 18th! This time we were in prospecting mode for new areas and as usual, we hit it hard and took advantage of the time I was there. We did drop in on one of the Big Bug Mining District claims and that’s where I pulled these three from ‘eddy spots’ where bedrock crosses the wash. These came from places that started with no signal whatsoever, I just felt that gold would stop there when the wash was flowing, so I dug a bit with my pick, then detected again with my 2300 and was rewarded!
  4. That area is still giving it up! Depending on which claim you hit you might be needing that gold to cap some teeth! ROUGH road back to at least one of the RR claims!
  5. Here are a few from a trip last year. I call the top one ‘the mask’. Can’t wait to get back! Soon...
  6. I like Jeff and have watched that video several times. My wife however...usually I hear ‘that guy is annoying! You actually like that?’ Lol. I just say ‘you’re dang right, Sonny Jim!’
  7. Awesome, and how you found them encourages me because that's how we've been finding gold lately too. Those areas that have been hit 'hard' in the 90's and early 00's are beginning to produce through working a little harder than those that came through there, at top speed, straight down the middle of the wash, before us!
  8. Luke, how much to make adapters for me? I have a ton of 18650's lying around for my high powered flashlight addiction..
  9. Doc, that post is solid gold! As a noob, I wholeheartedly agree that I would not be as successful as I am today without mentors training me! I have definitely been the 'owned 5 planes and crashed them all' guy in the past. I guess it's because I learn fast and some things come easy, but I do tend to think I can figure it out on my own. HOWEVER, gold, and the desert, will humble you quickly, lol! My friends and mentors are worth more than any gold I will ever find, but they're helping me to find more gold than I ever thought I would for sure! Each successive trip gets better. Lessons learned about likely areas, techniques, and even self examination-such as knowing that I have adult A.D.D. and just have to see what's over the next ridge sometimes-all help to keep focused on what I'm after.
  10. The whole Viagra thing makes me wonder what you're using to dig...but nice gold! BTW-I don't want to know!
  11. So far I'm at around $3500.00+/- for the sub grammers I've found. That's probably a little short actually since I haven't added up airfare on paper (don't want to!). I'm spoiled though and I know it. I first visited the gold fields of Az. two years ago after lurking this and other forums for over 10 years! I was lucky enough to make a local connection here in Texas that referred me to some of his friends, who took me under their wing(s) and have helped me to learn the joys and the pain of electronic prospecting. I found a screamin' deal on an SDC2300 and last January I actually got my first 5 gold nuggets (all sub grammers). As I type this I'm on a countdown clock to my next visit, in two weeks, to hopefully add to the poke! But the money...hmm..yes. My future plans are to buy an ATV and store it there. A couple road trips will be upcoming as well because my 11yo daughter wants to come and see the desert now that she has seen how it has captivated 'daddy'! So the money will never stop flowing and I can only hope to find enough gold to defer a few expenses along the way! Is it worth it? Well...HELL YEAH!
  12. Thanks! I almost bought a 4500 instead of this machine, and I do wonder about that evolution coil! I'm happy so far with the SDC and hope to get in a backpacking adventure or two with it at some point. I do have a trip in the planning stages that involves dirt bike access so we'll see!
  13. That's a nickname given to me years ago because of an incident where I lost my temper, lol! I'm not like that anymore but the name just stuck! I actually am somewhat familiar with dirtwork on a small scale since I have a landscaping business where I do lots of stonework, concrete and retaining walls...but no piles have to be driven. I hope to get back out to Az and maybe find some bigger gold soon!
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