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~LARGO~

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  1. Hey Cuz, Beautiful gold! Keep on getting better... You may know already about 5 businesses on Idaho City's main street burned recently...just when the town was ready for summer customers! The jury is still out why it happened, fire inspector was on scene soon as the place cooled a bit. Best wishes! Yer cuz in smoky town, Idaho...
  2. Hey Cuz, just found out of your accident! Sooo sorry to hear of all your sore and broken places. Those falls can happen so soon, and all of a sudden you are waking up wondering what happened... If and when I get out with my detectors, I will send you pictures of the event... Best wishes. Cuz Gary
  3. It's the finding of oversize footprints with greater than normal stride distance in the snow, and thrown sealed full steel cache barrels that could lend to a bit of uneasiness. My brother's friend from Eugene, Oregon, found such on his Bohemia gold claim years back, with footprints that didn't follow established trails, but rather more of a straight path over snow covered large brush down into a deep canyon, and back up out of the canyon's steep banks, where a man's boots would not find easy purchase. The man's .44 magnum pistol could be laid in the footprints with plenty of room to spare all around. Yes, that would make me nervous...
  4. Spend a few nights alone in a tent in the high Blues of Oregon, and see who the naysayers are then... Gary
  5. Hi weaver hillbille: Thanks for the welcome contribution! For a while I thought I was preaching fascinating stuff to a very small congregation! All this is pretty much WAY over my head, but looking at the times this technology was developed, there were some pretty smart cookies! Gary/Largo
  6. Hi all, In case you may have missed this show, it will air again, on the Travel Channel, on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at 8/9 central time, AND followed by a show on GOLD to follow. I did see the show, it was much more in depth on the finding of clear calcite, and all the other steps it took to determine the location of the sun on a dark or stormy day, which is a necessity when making directional calculations at sea, or anywhere explorers using such methods may have been. The Vikings just didn't decide to go for an afternoon rowboat ride one day, their lives were focused for hundreds of years, developing the ability to build huge ocean going ships, which you can see on this show. But now I am giving away more than I should. If you have any sense of interest in history, this insight into the Vikings seafaring culture is very worthwhile. I may watch it again, myself. Have a good day! Gary/Largo
  7. Hi all, If you missed watching the show about the Vikings and the stone they utilized to find their way across vast oceans, you missed a great learning opportunity. BUT if the idea intrigues you a bit, I would guess you can still see reruns of the show on the Travel Channel. Amazing how they made the unique qualities of this stone work for them! Gary/Largy
  8. Hi all, A while back, I made a post about Calcite, the stone known by the ancient Vikings, to be an aid in plotting their ship's courses across the open seas. http://www.nuggetshooter.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=22763&hl=calcite There will be a new show on the travel channel on this Thursday about this unique stone. How the Vikings figured the way this stone would become such a valuable way to chart courses is beyond me! So if any of you are interested in taking your rowboat on a jaunt across the sea, here will be an opportunity to begin to learn just how to do it! I thought some of you would like to revisit this intriguing subject, so here is your opportunity! Gary/Largo
  9. Yes, I am sure it may come back to haunt us at some point in some way, hopefully that lazy ass that doesn't backfill his holes. Just because you are tired from digging a hole that held no gold, or even if it did, doesn't mean you should walk away from it. You never know who or what might walk or drive into it one at some point. Hopefully it will be you, if that is your habit... Arriving at what I felt was a good place to park my trailer, after driving a long way to get there, I backed into what looked like good place for a camp. What I didn't see, block by some weeds was a nice dig hole. My bad for not looking closer, I know. When in my rear view mirror I could see the wheel of my trailer wheel drop suddenly, I knew it was an oh shite moment...The trailer was up to the axle on the drivers side. Fortunately, I was able to pull the trailer out and do what somebody else should have done, fill in the hole... Bad habits are hard to break, for the most part we are whistling in the wind- it won't make any difference to the offenders, but it might give the new folks something to think about, if they have any decency... Gary
  10. Hi Cuz, Nice looking place! Having my druthers, and a pocketful of cash, a place like that or even smaller in these waning days of my life, would be an idea place to have some privacy and much welcome quiet for a change... A friend of mine, a cowboy type, found himself rich widow, and wound up with a nice ranch, where he could do his cowboy thing, I had that same sort of idea for a long time, but doubt it will happen any time soon... That is a nice part of the country, drove through some parts of country in that area, I think, while driving south off the main artery coming south out of Oregon, a short cut?? to the Reno area. I did this at night, and all I could think about was a Sasquatch getting ready to jump out in front of me... Looking back is tough, my Dad sold a section of ground for about 200 dollars back in the late 40's, right next to a promontory called Table Rock, just above the old Idaho Territorial Prison in Boise. Part of that acreage now has multi-million dollar homes up there, in a place called "Wild Horse Ranch", I look at those places, and think what could have been, if Dad hadn't needed those 200 dollars so bad... Take care, Cuz Gary
  11. OMG! What happened to the saved content feature? I tried to find it, but apparently I missed it. I get that feature now, but lost a boatload of great info on this subject... Guess it is lost to the ages, I hope not... Gary
  12. Hi all, Like El Dorado, and Garimpo, I had some custom fitted earpieces made that would accept earbuds. A guy at a gun show was selling them, he put some fast setting up material in your ears, and in about 5 minutes, the stuff was set up. He then would take the mold and finish it up in his shop, and mail the finished product to you. The hardest part is deciding what color you want, there are a bunch to choose from. The ear pieces worked pretty good, but they do filter out any outside noise. Mine were in the price range the guys talked about. And they can be duplicated by the manufacturer, using the original molds, in case you lose one somehow. The good thing is, there is nothing to break about them. Super pliable, and receives the design of ear buds you decided on when you were in the buying/fitting process. Gary/Largo
  13. Check it out! If you haven't tried it, give it a go! I was going camping last week in Nevada, saw this product, and decided it MIGHT be tasty. It was very good, beyond expectation, and the good news is, it is good for you! Maybe not, but it sure tastes great, if you like jalapenos... Next, I will try it with tortillas or bread as a on the run samich... ~LARGO~ ***Certificate of approval**
  14. Hi Goldbug Ron, I was going down there, wanted to brush up on my GPX5000 that I have not been able to use for the past 2+ years, due to my wife's health reasons. Now I can't go, due to MY not feeling so shiny... I put the 5 I owed you under that rock out there, hope you found it... Gary/Largo
  15. Hey Lunkeroo, Very nice take so far! I see you are using that nice wide brimmed hat, something we talked about at breakfast last week! I think JP had a good idea doing that, it makes good sense. I think when I start feeling better, I will do just like you have done, getting some external speakers. I did buy some external speakers, sometime back, very similar to what you have on your harness, but there was no way to mount them, except with zip ties and duct tape, or something similar, so I took them back and had to pay a restocking fee, of all things... Montana Bob told me the mounting stuff should have come with them in the first place. It doesn't look like I will make this outing this week, pretty bummed, as I would have liked to take my new SDC 2300 on it's maiden cruise. Keep us updated on your progress, It's great to see the familiar hillsides in your photo! Gary/Largo
  16. The guy that wrote the book, "Zip Zip" Larry Salee used a pick that he utilized with one arm, which had a elbow rest, and a strap to hold the thing in place. He used it very successfully in his White's Goldmaster videos. Trying to use a pick one handed is asking for trouble, as we have (mostly) found. Such elbow injuries take months to heal, sometimes never. If I have much pick work to do, I set my detector down, and get to the picking. Great idea! Gary/ Largo
  17. AuSeeker, Now that you mention it, the bug guy did say that particular Brown Widow spider he discovered coming out from underneath my house siding, when he had sprayed there, was not normally found in this southern Idaho area. Thanks for your information, I will pass it along to him. He did mention the fact that they can bite when picked up. Thanks for the photos, and information! Gary
  18. Hey Cuz, Geez, I hope you can get some real insight into what is going on with you! Sounds absolutely painful and miserable.! Our bug guy that comes around every 3 months to spray for insects, found an odd black widow spider, it was more of a tan color, but did have the hour glass marking on its belly that black widows have. I do hope you continue to recover, that fever and staying in bed would really suck! Cuz Gary in Idyho...
  19. Hello Chris & all, This question about Desert Pavement caught my eye. It has been my experience that I have not found anything worth picking up in the desert pavement, but that is MY experience, so I generally avoid it, or if I encounter it, make a few swings with my detector coil over it, as I pass by. On the other hand, a successful gold detectorist friend of mine says he has had good luck in the stuff, but it could be he has walked over a whole lot more country than I have, or was really lucky. Thanks for chatting about this. I always try to pay attention when I see Reno Chris has posted... Take care all, Largo
  20. Hello, Whoops, I just noted it was about an ATX coil you were referring to, and not a Minelab Commander Mono... I have no experience with an ATX mono... Sorry! Gary
  21. I guess I will need some OJT on posting videos...couldn't get the job done last week. Don't know if it is my computer or??? It seemed there were more hoops to jump thru to post than I had used in the past. Largo
  22. Agreed, Don. I am pretty sure the folks were not prepared for such an event. After over 2-1/2 days, and no sign from the air or ground, the outcome will not likely be a good one. That country there is pretty rough, even if they were able to make some sort of emergency landing, which is unlikely, the temps at night take your breath away. I would have thought the military would have done a night over flight with heat sensing gear right away, but that has not been a topic that has been shared with the public... Gary
  23. So cold here in Idaho this morning. There is a plane down in the mountains with 5 people in it, just 80 miles or so north of me. This is the second night it has been lost in snowy cold conditions. Military choppers went out yesterday from Boise at 0800 yesterday to search for the plane, but did not find what they were looking for. Just a faint signal from emergency system aboard. Pray for a miracle...
  24. Hi Bill, That is a beauty! That bit of quartz peeking out of the nugget really sets it off! Thanks for sharing! Gary
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