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  1. Hi Jim, Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday and a wonderful New Year. I have always enjoyed your informative posts and the knowledge you share with everyone. I have read several of your books, in fact the last one I picked up at the General Store in Randsburg, (hi from the store).... Speaking of that I want to get out there soon, and see if I can find a few bits of shiny stuff.... Closer than the big AZ. Thanks again Jim for all you do and wishing you well, Jeff
  2. Chris, that sounds good, I have no secrets,'just stuff I have discovered,talking with, observing, and reading the experiences of others more knowledgable than. Years of cumulative experience to be found here, so why reinvent the wheel? Thanks to all of you guys who share valuable wisdom so freely! Can anyone explain the reason (s) the newer GB variants are superior to the original?? I know the frequencies are different, but the old one still finds Oro ! Thanks guys Jeff
  3. I have an original gold bug, probably at least 20 years old. My daughter detected a small nugget with it, quite shallow at a WSPA outing last summer, the detector gives of a clear zip over a target. Any comments about that machine from knowledgable guys is appreciated. Chris, you are doing the right thing, sooner or later you are going to swing over a nugget. I am wanting to get out to the Randsburg area soon, and will be happy to show you the area where I found two quarter gram bits, there is a target about every four feet or so there, mostly lead and brass. My belief is there is still gold there since others have either ignored the trash or not hunted that area, not to mention having found gold there myself.... If you want to meet up there send me a pm and we will set something up. Jeff
  4. Wishing all you nugget shooters a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year. Very happy and healthy looking "little nuggets" Don! Thanks to Bill for a great forum! Jeff
  5. Thank you Tom, got up this am, looked east and there he was sitting on his machine contemplating his next mission. Jeff
  6. Hey Patricks trailer is abandoned, where did everybody go???
  7. Shep, Are you still in recovery??? Picurz??? Naw
  8. Congrats Shep,, You are unusually quiet considering, hmmm. Cabo, hmmm. Well keep on killin em and good on ya!!! Tryin to get over there next week, got the kiddos till Sunday. Be safe and leave crumbs for the rest of us, better yet bread crumb trail jeff pichurz????
  9. Thanks to Bill for his ever so tasty briskit, Fred for his classic chili verde, and Patrick for slaving away in his small kitchen, getting flour on everything to produce another award winning cleverly decorated cake! Last but not least a big thank you to Shep for hosting at his place and providing fire and electricity.. Thanks to everyone for pitching in with side dishes! It was great to see old friends and make some new ones..... Jeff
  10. Patrick, Heading your way, should arrive Thursday AM.... Are you & Shep up on Gladiola where he was last time out? Happy Beepin, Jeff
  11. Look forward to seeing everybody Thursday..... Jeff
  12. Great Vid. Blake, Good on you, keep on grinnin!!! Jeff
  13. Tremendous, wowza!!!! Yikes! Good on you Chris
  14. Congratulations Chris, you sure earned those!!! Hi to Wilma. Hope you find some more tomorrow! jeff
  15. I have an I phone. I read a post by Chris P. I think, wherein he suggested an ap (free), which I got. If you have cell service you can load usgs quads, USFS maps and another type of map. Remember you can only obtain maps if you have cell service..... So load all maps you may need before you lose service! When you get to your search area go to the ap and select the correct map... You need not have cell service for the gps to function... I am "challenged"' when it comes to this stuff, but I think for the price it is certainly worth checking out.. The application name is ihike ... Jeff
  16. Shep, Cool post, when I was a teenager I worked a summer in Anza Ca at a Rose Quartz quarry. The bunk house up on the side of a steep, rock strewn canyon. I clearly remember one afternoon after it had been raining for some time hearing a loud roaring and looking out over the canyon I saw a wild and wooly torrent ripping past. I could hear the rocks grinding and banging, no place for boogy boarding. Rocks, foam and brush. Probably only lasted a half hour or so but left a lasting impression.... Jeff
  17. Be weller soon Ron, look forward to seeing you in AZ. this fall! Jeff
  18. Jim, I am sorry to hear of your misfortune, and hope you mend up smoothly.... I have several of your books and have enjoyed your contributions over the years. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with this community. Randsburg is one of my haunts as it is not far from Bakersfield. Take care of yourself and know a lot of people are pulling for you! Jeff
  19. Yea Fred, I felt pretty silly, but at least nobody heard about it.....well almost :0 I can,t log into the WSPA forum, are you going to the outing??? Hope to see you there. Jeff
  20. Garimpo, Rokons come up here occasionally, would shipping and mordidas make it impractical to buy one in USA and ship? Jeff
  21. Not as yet, is that why they call them Ice Boxes??
  22. The fellow loading rocks into my truck was a great help, a carpenter from Breckenridge Co. Marathon runner, great shape and attitude. We were glad to have him along. He had three large german sheps. My Aussie tried to get cranky with them and they just laughed and ran circles around her... Great trip. Jeff
  23. Hi all, About three weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending five days at Gold Basin with Shep, Tommy, Frank C,The Farmer, and some other legends of the southwest whose names escape me at the moment. As far as I can recollect a good time was had by all. I spent several days spying on Shep as he tried to find his way back to a previously productive wash, alas, he searched, but in vain... The fragrance of blooming desert flora and the wafting scent of skunk visited us most evenings... The sage was wonderfully aromatic... The vittles were without peer in their flavor and plentitude... Three cheers for the chefs... So long story longer.... Everyone was pretty empty handed at the end of the adventure, however Shep did ferret out two GB space rocks on the last day... I managed to find three minus one small nugs for a total of maybe one + gram... I think the dog ate one as it disappeared... My thanks to Frank C. for the pointy finger and the camp hosts for great cusine.. On the way back to Ca. I stopped by Lake Havasu to say hi to Patrick, he was kind enough to give me a tour of the area... The following day I headed back to the hills solo as Patrick was working... I had a wonderful time driving up one wash and then another, looking for an area to detect... Late in the afternoon I was up at the end of a narrow wash, it deteriorated into sheer bedrock and stopped forward progress, however there was a rather steep trail heading north out of said wash... I carefully surveyed it for two seconds and said, " Well this don't look so bad, I'll just creep slowly up it ", I mean I was driving a FWD F-150, what could possible go wrong??? Got about one hundred fifty yards and loose rock, gravity, and off camber curve conspired to slip me gracefully sideways looking downhill with my low side a foot or so lower than my hi side... Undeterred I removed material from under the hi side and stacked rock in a path on the low side, lovely... No worky.. And so humbled I embarked to a lofty precipice and called Patrick.. Help.. I lit a fire on a hill top and waited... He put his trusty GPS to work and came bumping up the wash in the still night air. Still the wonderful smell of sage wafting about.. We surveyed the situation and decided it would be prudent to return in the light of day to do the rescue... Back he delivered me to my toyhauler at the State Campground at the lake, it was nice to be home... I talked to a neighbor I had met in camp who is a great guy and an avid off-roader from Colorado and he said he would be happy to adventure forth the following day to assist...Strapping lad, good experience, OK. The next morning Patrick showed up bright eyed and bushy tailed and off we went to rescue my truck... Got there and Patrick loaned me his tire deflators, great idea, and the neighbor and I loaded up the bed of the truck with about eight hundred pounds of rock... With good guidance I was able to get the truck down to a flatter area and jockey it ninety degrees to the SW. Patrick said "Use this line, it works, I know", I did and it did, crawled right out easy like, no spin, no bounce.... Long story ends... I said to Patrick,"Let me fill your gas tank and take care of the rescue strap you picked up for me"... He smiled and said, " Catch me next time, it is what we do"... "I learned that from Shep ". So I rambled lots here but I just wanted to let everyone know that is how these guys roll. I have not met a better bunch of people. Thank you again Patrick. Happy Happy Happy Huntin Y'all. Jeff
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