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  1. Jim, thanks for the undeserved complement. I don't get on the forums as often as I used to. But, I do enjoy reading the posts and helping folks when I can. RSJ
  2. Nice work! They should sell easily.
  3. Hi Jim! I was re-reading your book "Successful Drywashing" last night. It was nice to see photos of some of the old timers that I had met over the years. I'll never forget meeting ole Dowie Critenden out in the Dale District back about 1988. I was with Woody Woodworth and Jack Ward. Dowie had his little dry washer with him. Time sure seems to go by faster as we get older. Re-reading your book "Advanced Prospecting and Detecting for Hard Rock Gold", hoping to glean some info from it to aid in my search for overlooked veins and pockets here in New Mexico. I hope you are doing well. Best wishes to you and yours! Jim Sumrow aka:Rattlesnake Jim or snakejim Roswell, NM
  4. Charles Garret who along with his wife started Garret Metal detectors in 1964, Passed on 4/3/2015. Sad news indeed. First time I ever tried nugget hunting was at Quartzite with a Garrett Deepseeker. It worked, I found several nuggets.
  5. Sorry to hear of your loss. There are some darn sorry folks out there.
  6. Chris, that wire gold sure is pretty. Keep up the good work. RSJ
  7. Read the manual again and again. In the prospecting mode with the tracking on, it should be running smooth. You may need to reset the programs back to factory settings. See pages 46 and 47 in the manual.
  8. It's alive! I'm glad you are still around John B. I hope all is well with you and yours. Rattlesnake Jim Roswell, NM
  9. This fellow can do the repairs on the older Minelab SD's' http://www.detectormods.com/
  10. Unc, we might have crossed paths. I was in Alaska the summer of 1980. Didn't we play poker one night at Whitehorse, Yukon Territory about the end of May? What a hoot it was. I'll have to see if I can find the pictures. RSJ
  11. Here's the link:http://www.detectormods.com/
  12. Chris, it looks like you made some new friends. Sounds like a great time was had by all. I know you are glad you are home safe and sound. I'm looking forward to more pictures.
  13. Wow! Beautiful specimen for sure!
  14. I remember a friend had one of those Coiltek pinpointers that had a switch to switch between the coil and the pinpointer on an old Minelab SD. Switching from the coil to the pinpointer blew out something. He was supposed to turn the detector power off before making the switch from the coil to the pinpointer.
  15. Try a small piece of lead or something like birdshot. Tape it to a business card or piece of cardboard. That will work as good as a nugget for a test piece. Jim
  16. Dang. I guess i missed that story. I'll have to ask him about that. LOL Jim
  17. I have used a straw and a bicycle pump and a leaf blower in order to blow the lighter stuff away on bedrock, so I could pick the gold up with tweezers. Interesting tool. It should work. RSJ
  18. Neat photo! Dang shep, I thought I had that title. Been called one all my life. Did you know my old friend "Woody" Woodworth in Coarsegold. Best wishes! Jim
  19. A Compass and topo maps is all I ever used. My brother sent me a GPS about 10 or 15 years ago. I used it once to go to the mail box and back home. I gave it away a month or so ago.
  20. Great video! Thanks, Shep! I once lost a dredge to one. I found most of the pieces all beat to heck. It was not a good day. RSJ
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