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  1. Is the one mounted on the skate board an electric crack sucker? What a great idea! How well does that one perform? Can you fill us in on the details of that little machine... what size pump, hose, and a basic how to? Many thanks! Dean
  2. Hi All, (I posted these finds on another forum as well so, no, you are not going crazy if you've already seen them!) Crownking Steve and I were able to get out and do some nugget hunting on Thursday. As usual, Steve beat the skunk with a nice flat nugget :wubu: I, on the other hand, was not as fortunate on the gold. On the way out of the patch, Steve pointed out an area that he had detected some copper nuggets a few years ago so we decided to give it a go. We both did well on the copper nuggets. Here are a few shots of some of my finds. These were given a bath in a muriatic acid solution
  3. Hey Herb! The big "62"!! Congrats my friend. Hope it's a great one! Hope to see you in Gold Basin. Dean
  4. When to move on? Good question. I would imagine it varies from person to person. As for me... when I get bored. If I'm bored or just not "feelin it" in that area I move. Mainly because if I'm bored or lost confidence in the area I don't hunt as carefully as I should. I go too fast, don't listen or concentrate as I should...I get lazy. A move brings a sense of new confidence and encourages me to hunt more carefully. Another time is when the ground is just too hot for a VLF. Sometimes it's just too hot in a very localized area and a move over the hill to the next gully will be an improvement. T
  5. Unfortunately, hot rocks are a problem. Especially for VLF units... even for P.I. units. Most do make a different sound than gold does but some of those hot rocks sound too good and you just have to dig them. Seems like a lot of hot rock signals can be eliminated with a boot scrape across the top of the ground as they seem to be on the surface. Scrape, locate, identify(remember what it looks like as they tend to be the same make up in a given area then ignore them when they sound off). The test nugget suggestion in the previous post is a must do. I throw my test nugget down every time the grou
  6. Allen, I have a Garmin and a Lowrance handheld gps. The Garmin has much better map detail but is not very user friendly. The graphics and map detail on the Lowrance leave much to be desired but it is very easy to use and is waterproof/floats. Both are accurate to within a few feet. The Lowrance also came with a number of topo map c.d.s (the entire U.S.)that can be down loaded to a memory card(s) and then used in the unit. These cards/maps can be added to or personalized and then stored for later use. I have some cards that are fishing spots, some for hunting, MDing, etc. all that I made myself
  7. Hi Denny, Yes, the AZ boys played like a bunch of high school girls last night, jeez that was embarassing! 7 turn overs!!! My son's Pop Warner team would have put up a better fight. The Cards always seem to fall apart on away games. :*&$*(: Dean
  8. Very nice, Del! Keep em coming! Dean
  9. Hi Jim! Nice to see you up and running and posting on here. Many thanks for all of your help with my "antique" 16000. Still no gold with it...just a matter of time! Dean
  10. WTG, Jason! That specie goes great with my Sunday morning coffee! Thanks for sharing. Dean
  11. h20prospector, Great post! Thanks for the info. Glad to hear everything checked out O.K.. Your post did bring up an interesting point, though. What is the proper method for wrapping a coil wire? I've seen other posts mentioning this but they don't go in to any great detail. I start by going straight up the "coil shaft" with the wire and, like Bob, secure with electrical tape about 4" up from the coil. I then keep it straight (no wraps) until I hit the main shaft and then wrap TIGHTLY (coils right on top of each other) until 2"-3" from the box then bind again with tape. Is this correct? Doesn't
  12. Rest In Piece, Jim. Thank you for your contributions to this forum and helping us all become better at prospecting! My condolences to Jim's family. Dean
  13. Very nice nugget! Not the usual purplish quartz. Hope your new gully turns in to a nice patch for you. Dean
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