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  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. 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.
  4. 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
  5. mike c.... i am sure you are right and the gold is gone. Think I will just stay home.
  6. 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. Still waiting to find my first picker to small nugget. So maybe out there might be a good place to try.
  7. 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?
  8. 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 would br greatly appreciated since like I said at this point I really know nothing about the area other then it seems to produce some decent areas for drywashing. Thanks in advance for any help! Brian
  9. That was the first time I have seen that done. Very nice!
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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 build one. Thanks for any info... all info is helpful at this stage. Brian
  14. My dad made a video of us out there and just put it on youtube. I will try and post the video.
  15. Well I finally got my first chance of the year to get out and do some prospecting. I decided to join the Weaver Mining District because of what I have read and been told about there claims. And let me say I am already happy with that decision. I took my dad and brother-in-law out for there first time out. First arriving we signed up with Les at the Weaver office. Very nice guy, sent us in a direction he thought would be good for us to start out with. Upon arriving at our location we see all the quartz all over the place. So I start out with my Tesoro Lobo. I hunted for about an hour without finding anything, then I look at my dad and brother-in-law wondering all around the wash without even a flake of gold to show for there efforts. So I put aside the detector to try and help them find atleast some flakes so we wouldnt get skunked. Well first spot I test I get about 3 or 4 small gold flakes in my first test pan. So we got out my recirculator and went to work. Unfortenetly we had a limited amount of time out there. But we didnt get skunked, so we were very happy about that. Why is it you spend sometime out there, and the only thing you can think about on the way home is, I cant wait to get back out here and try that spot and that spot. Oh well time to do alittle research and get better maps and a gps. Realized how bad I want one now that I went out there. I am going to try and attach our pics of the trip. Its not alot of gold but we got it in about 2 1/2 hours. Brian
  16. That is awesome and gives some hope to others(myself included) just getting into detecting. Even highly hit claims can still have great pieces left to find.
  17. I would be VERY excited to find some "crumbs" when I finally get out and look. I have found alot of little bb's buried in the back yard, so hopefully I will be ready to find the REAL stuff.
  18. well I finally bought my first detector. I went with the tesoro lobo. So far I am only digging up junk in the back yard to get used to it. Hoping for next weekend to be the first day out with it.
  19. Thanks for the quick responses as always! You have all brought up some things I really didnt think, and should consider before making a purchase. thanks, Brian
  20. I have been trying to do some searches and not finding anything about GPS units. So I am not real sure if I am not searching with the right words or not, so I am sorry if this has been covered in the past. But my questions are... what would be good options for gps units? Is there a good "cheaper" unit that works pretty well? Or is that something that you need to pay more to get a quality unit? I am not in a good position to buy a real expensive gps, but would rather wait if I would be throwing my money away on a cheap one. So basically any opinions would be greatly appreciated! Brian
  21. YES please someone start posting some recent finds, stories, or anything else .I can't get out like I would like to, but enjoy reading about others finds. Also with all this rain we had, was it enough to stir things up out there, and get some gold moving?
  22. YES!!! thanks for all the info... It really helps the new people getting into gold prospecting(me) get started.
  23. hey stevet would the stihl bg 55 be an ok blower to use? I wish I had more $$$ to buy a better one, but what would be a good "starter" blower. As long as it gets me started I could always pass it on to a friend when I have a chance to upgrade. Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks again!!!
  24. hello, I am going to attempt to build a vac pac, all this info is great! very helpfull. my question is for pcarroll... did using that homelite mightylite work out for you. was also thinking of trying it when I noticed you purchased one to try it with. Any info would be GREAT as far as to how it worked out/ or not for you. thanks if not does anyone else have another name of a cheap and easy blower to use? thanks
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