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  1. I was a member of WSPA for about 3 years. I got out when I saw it starting to fall apart due to a lack of leadership. During my time in the organization I met some very nice people and went on a few good outings. The fellowship was good, the nugget hunting not so much. I jointed as an associate member with no claim to contribute. I didn't know anything about the past history or why the founders, more or less, abandoned the organization. It didn't matter to me. While I was a member I eventually decided the concept of WSPA was flawed in a number of ways: -If one is going to spend the time to research and locate a good claim how likely will they be willing to "donate" for club use? Continued contribution of claims is key to the success of the organization. It doesn't take long for a number of real good detectorists to use up a claim. -Discussion and resolution of problems via the internet did not work effectively. A lot times out spoken members alienated other members. Not many members contributed to the discussion. Still happening now. The "Board" didn't seem to be able to get together and make a final decision. -Claims management was a BIG problem except for a few dedicated members in Arizona -Lastly, as with any other club, only a small percentage of members are willing to work for the club/organization. Good luck.
  2. It has been a little hard to follow what is going on with the WSPA rebirth, but it seems you guys could use some expert help. Not sure if you have contacted Clay, but if not, you are "missing the boat". Just an observation.
  3. Do these guys ever have a bad day?
  4. Goldseeker, I understand what you are doing and I wish you well.
  5. Well sir, the way you are currently handling the funding of your book is essentially a "go fund me".
  6. Hi G.S. I think you are going to have to find another way to get your book rolling. It is going to be a long wait to get to 280 pre-orders at the current pace. You may never get there.
  7. I suggest you indicate what you think would be reasonable and why. That would be helpful.
  8. Most people who start nugget hunting start with a VLF detector designed for detecting gold. Those recommended above qualify as logical choices, especially the Equinox 800 if you want to also hunt coins/relics. But if you want a detector that will give you, a beginner, the very best chance to find gold I recommend a Minelab SDC 2300. It is very simple to operate and capable of finding gold in highly mineralized areas. VLF detectors, while economical, are highly affected by mineralization and are more successfully used by experienced detectorists. Numberous beginners have been discouraged or given up on nugget hunting after trying initially with a VLF (myself included).
  9. Please PM if you have a Thompson drywasher in reasonably good condition you would like to sell. Interested in electric powered model, but would consider hand cranked model.
  10. Good lesson here. Dr. says "looks good, but you can never be sure if you got it all". He has a report that shows he didn't get it all. WTF, was he just going to turn you loose with an unfinished job? It pays to do your research and be persistent when dealing with your health. Question everything you are told, it is amazing how many Dr.'s out there are incompetent.
  11. Wyoming, VLF detectors struggle in highly mineralized areas normally associated with gold. Normally okay if used in areas with shallow bedrock, but you have to keep a good ground balance and sort out all the ground noice from the target response. Not easy for a novice. I had a TDI SL and found it to be useless as it really could not handle mineralized soil particularly well. I never found a Nugget with a VLF or the TDI in 3 years. I bought a SDC2300 and started finding nuggets on club claims. It is an amazing machine and simple to operate. Just turn on and go. Once you start finding them you start to build a knowledge base that you use to find more. These days finding nuggets is hard and I am happy if I find one or two in a day. Most are small sub-gram. Even at that you may go weeks without a sniff. The finds of 100-200 nuggets in a new patch in a day are near once in a lifetime for most folks.
  12. Micro Nugget, very interesting recovery technique. I think I am going to give it a try. Where did you obtain the large flat bottom scoop?
  13. Brownie, now that you mention it, I don't remember hearing about this happening before the election. Could it be more collusion? What flavor is your hat?
  14. On the same website you can get a topo map overlay for Google Earth. Check out the menu on the left margin. It is very useful.
  15. A stern warning at 9:50 for you Tommy!!
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