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Everything posted by Fishinbobo

  1. Thanks for all the info! I really appreciate it!
  2. My dad is interested in purchasing a Gold Bug when we gets a chance. Has anyone purchased the one sold at Cabelas? I know when it first came out there was confusion on which model this was(goldbug 3, goldbug pro). Now on the box itself at Cabelas I didn't see any marking saying gold bug pro. They have it only listed as "Fisher Labs Gold Bug Detector". Was this ever descripted as that? Or was that name just given to it when everyone was trying to see what model it was? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
  3. We have been able to work a claim in the bumble bee area a few times now. And during this time we see other people working pretty much only down the main wash in this area. Does anyone work around this area and have any advice for working this area? We are trying to find a good spot for when it dries out so we can do some drywashing. But so far have only found a few small specs. If we go up into the hills and try, do we dig straight down to bedrock and dont worry about the overburden? I realize this is a pretty vague question, but any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  4. nice gold...i gotta get out more often so I can find a spot that close to home to hit up when I have free time.
  5. I have explored the southern most part of the white tanks where the mines are located. Many mine shafts going straight down. Some have chicken wire around them many dont. Also a very large opening that you could almost back in a truck right down to the opening. I used to have a pic a few years ago but lost it when my phone broke not too long ago.
  6. I have the book. Got mine about 2 weeks ago or so. What can I say I am a slow reader. How long will it take for the holes in there shoes and pockets to form? I think I havent reached that chapter yet, might have to skip ahead. And YES i agree his book is a must read. ALOT of very good info loaded in his book. Brian
  7. mike c.... i am sure you are right and the gold is gone. Think I will just stay home.
  8. Adam... That's exactly what I was thinking. Use the gpaa to check out the area. I just remember people in the past have said that some of the gpaa claims have been worked pretty hard. Now I can see how with nugget hunting that would be a problem but as long as there are good drywasher areas still out there to find then it would be worth the cost to join the club. and so far me and my dad have really only worked the weaver claims a few times. And the only time I have with bedrock was in lynx creek. So if there areas to get to bedrock at the lsd then it sounds good enough to me to give it a try
  9. I would like to join the roadrunners but the price is alittle high for us right now. How is the GPAA claims? I was talking with my dad yesterday about joining them and that could be an option if it seems they have decent claims in that area. And from what it sounds if they are back to back with roadrunner claims they should be decent as well. would you say the gpaa is a good area for drywashing as well?
  10. I have been reading posts regarding the Little San Domingo wash lately. And with it being farely close to home has me itching to give it a look. Since I have barelly started to look into it I really have no idea where to start. So I was wondering is there any decent club claims in the area? Or does the majority of people search for "open" land in the area. I am still farelly new at researching areas so I figures a club claim would be a good place to start asking. I know no one is going to give up there HOT SPOT in the area and that is not what I am asking for. But ANY basic info on the area wo
  11. what is the cost of the ticket if you get caught? is it more or less then what its costing to get approval. If its not that much different, I would have to agree with 29 prospector and el dorado. I think everyone would be in agreement here. If a vacation is what you NEED to clear your head and enjoy yourself, then the possibiliy of a ticket is really a small price to pay to save your sanity and be happy even if for a short time. Just my thoughts. And I know we dont know each other, but trust me your are NOT alone. Hard times are very common for alot of good people right now!
  12. thanks, I am still waiting to see if we are going to make it out or not this weekend. Crossing my fingers I get out before it is REALLY hot out there.
  13. Does anyone know how dry the rich hill area is? I am ready to use the drywasher out there. Anyone know how long ago they got rain out there? Hoping to use it next weekend if weather permits and it dries out enough. thanks, brian
  14. That was the first time I have seen that done. Very nice!
  15. Man am I jealous!!! Nice spot you found. Brian
  16. when your out drywashing for the day, do you have a bucket count you try to get each time out?
  17. Yeah thats the way I am leaning. I already own the drywasher. why get another piece of equipement going until I get to use this one for awhile and see how we do. We are on the weaver claims and like I said before we are finding gold but it is really fine flakes with some alittle larger flakes. But it is consistant, so it may be a decent spot to drywash. But thanks for the advice! Brian
  18. yes it will be in the desert. We are finding really fine gold and are just exploring more options on trying to run more material in our time out there to show more color at the end of the day. So we would have to take water out there with us and make it recycle itself. I already take 35 gallons of water when I go out there now so I would have to see if I need more or if that would get us by. brian
  19. Hey thanks for the info guys. I checked out there website. Now I will wait and see what we decide to do. We are still thinking about attempting to build one or not. I have a drywasher, just waiting for it to be dry enough to run it out there. thanks again Brian
  20. My dad and I are thinking about either building or eventually purchasing a 8" javelina trommel from wildboarprospecting. Has anyone used these before and have any thoughts? Thanks Brian
  21. Well now that we are officially hooked on prospecting, my dad and I are giving some thought on building a trommel. Thought it was worth a shot at asking here. We are looking for some plans, pics of building process, or tips. We have a basic idea of what we want to do. What we are looking for is... 1. description of type of motor to use, gas or electric pros and cons for each. 2. Size of water pump needed to run through it and still have enough to make the sluice run right. and basically ANY info or tips that someone here can give us that would lean us towards or away from attempting to bu
  22. Thanks for the info! I think we will join that club also next time we get out there. I like the idea of adding all that area to the weaver claims. We will have a ton of places to start working. Brian
  23. I recently purchased a map from uncle ron(excellent map). But on the map it has all the club claims south of the rich hill area. Well I have already joined the weaver mining district. I another large club had alot of claim land in that area is the WHY NOT prospecting club. Does anyone belong to this club? Do you happen to know how much the membership is and also a contact name and number or location of office? Also on the map are claims for the GOLD ROCK GEM ADVENTURE CLAIMS. Anyone have any info on this are either? Thanks for any help Brian
  24. To be honest when I was writing the post I kinda figured that's the kind of response I would get. But we have been sampling different areas. I am happy with such a huge area to get to sample though. Brian
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