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  1. My '15 Camaro has that 'Active Fuel Management' (AFM) on it (auto trans.)  It drops it down to 4cylinders when it's up to speed.  I didn't buy a v8 to run w/4cyl.  I bought a chip (AFM delete by Range - $100)  that you plug in under the dash so when you're above 5mph it deactivates the AFM.   v8 mode all the time :thumbsupanim  Had it on since new with no issues what-so-ever.

    About 2wks ago I picked up a 3rd Gen Toyota 4runner (1997) from the original owner. Got it just for my detecting/prospecting trips.   It's very clean and has the E-locker in the rear diff. So far I've added a WeatherTech bug shield and floor liners.  Changed the spark plugs, wires and boots, installed new fuel filter and going to do front & rear diff oil -n- T-case oil tomorrow.  Can't wait to get it out in the hills and see how she does.

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  2. That is a great idea. :idea:  I have a couple big brimed hats w/neck flap that I don't wear because of the head phones and just saved them for yard work.  I got use to wearing a ball cap with a bunch of sunscreen.  I'm gonna take one a cut it to fit the head phones.  :thumbsupanim

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  3. Wishing a Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in our prospecting familes.  God Bless you all ! ! !  You truly have a job that deserves much respect.  Thank you for all that you do.

    Have a great day!!

    NvAuMiner - Doug


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  4. 34 minutes ago, Nugget Shooter said:

    you are gonna tag a multi grammer soon 

    Multi grammer! ! !   Believe you will .. and all you need is patience & time...... and it will happen  👍

    Good Luck!!

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  5. I've found that learning to enjoy to the time out is key!!!  Finding a nugget-er-3 or more...is a bonus.  AND Most of all ...  I'm guaranteed to find a backache every time out. :4chsmu1:

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  6. 2 hours ago, Morlock said:

    I've used HFL acid many times previously and am well aware of the potential hazards. I just wanted to know what type of results might be expected when using it on a electrum wire on matrix specimen.

    My appologies Morlock if you thought my comment was directed your inquirey on HF.  Sir. . . it was not.  I really wanted to "throw caution into the wind" for those that read this site for information and are new the processes of cleaning gold.  Believe me... there are quite a few more knowledgeable than I on here.  But, I do know the hazards of HF and wanted to add an extra emphasis on its use for those that might be less experienced.



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  7. I bought a new Cherokee in 1995.  It was a great rig and we regret selling it.  But our son out-grew the back seat so we steped up to a crewcab longbed.  Now that he's off to college I want to downsize my rig.  My bouncy '78 F250 is too rough a ride and guzzles the petro...  Shopping I GO... Thnx for the info. & .02cents.. much appreciated.

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  8. HF will do quite a good job on cleaning up your gold specimens.  But... it is nasty (dangeruos) stuff and IMHO it should not be handled with inexperienced hands.  PPE is critical when using the stuff.    It could be a game changer if it makes contact with your eye's, skin or respiratory system.  Don't mean to preach... jus throwing caution into the wind.

    I have never used HF but have friends that do, and the result is awesome.  I use 'Whink - Rust Stain Remover' found at Wallyworld and most hardware stores.  It has a very small amount of HF in it and does a good job if you have the paitence to let it sit for days and change out the solution every so often.

    Have fun -n- Be safe                                                                                                                   

  9. "crawling like a snail in a minefield."

    That should be the 'Tip of the day!!!   When you know you're in the right area and you know that it's around in the specific area you're walking... you crawl.  Good on you for picking out the chirp in the high winds.  I think like Ron's thinking (and a lot of others I'm sure) "Gold is gold" be it ugly and small.... it beats the hell out of the skunkster.

    Congrats and thanks for posting er up  :thumbsupanim

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  10. Nice looking buggy for sure. :thumbsupanim  You have done some great mods to her.  I had a couple of dune buggies back in the day that were a lot of fun and they do pretty much like you said earlier..... "point and go".  If I can.. IMHO.. make one suggestion that might help out a bit......  Look for a per-charger filter. I believe thats what they're called.  It is just a dry foam sleve that would slip over your K&N type oiled filter.  It will stop some dust from clogging up your air filter so quickly.  You can slip it off a couple times during your trip and knock off the dirt then slide it back on for better air flow for a bit.  Just an idea and they're definetly not spendy$$.

    I'm looking to buy/build something for prospecting when I don't take my UTV.  I'm thinking about new Toyota Tacoma or an older 4runner to build... maybe even a Jeep Cherokee.  A few fella's on here have such vehicles and I was thinking of asking how they like them but as to not jack your thread,  I'll start a new one eventually.

    Have fun -n- Be safe


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  11. Best of luck to ya both!!  Beautiful weather here today... low 60'sF .. perfect exploring weather, and yet I'm stuck at home fighting off a bug :grr01:  Please post-up what ya find.. Its the only gold fix Ive been getting lately.:idunno:

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  12. 11 hours ago, nugget108 said:

    Well it looks like your "volunteered" to make lunch when we head down your direction haha. Those look great!!

    You got it Dan... But ! ! Doesn't "voluntold" sound about right?  LOL :4chsmu1:  I usually don't go all out when out in the hills.  I like to keep to simple with something like Black pepper Triscuit crackers, cheese and some type of deer, elk, or summer sausage.  Sometimes it's just jerky, almonds and an apple will suffice when there's diggin to be done.

    SHOOT. . . now I'm hungry, better go make breakfast for the sleepyheads around here.


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  13. Well the 'fat-lady-sang' tonight!!!  Its a done deal... 16 Eurasian doves down - yielded 32+ breast/bacon-jalapeno wraps and you can get two bites off one wrap when you cut them half.  Topped it off with mixed veggies and seasoned potato wedges.     Delicious... Delicious...Delicious :thumbsupanim





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