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    Metal Detecting, Nugget Shooting, Prospecting, Geology, Credible U.F.O.sightings, Guns and Hunting.

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  1. Not sure what you call hot. Supposed to be around 111 in Phoenix this Thursday . . .
  2. Driving the back roads so I wouldn't get way-hayed . . .
  3. And shaken every kind of rig that's ever been made . . .
  4. Not sure you would want to wait 'til then Grubs. Might be a little much. I went through the 1994 Northridge Ca. 6.6 quake when I lived in Northridge. It felt like a near miss from a B-52 strike. Buildings and freeways collapsed, fires burning everywhere, gas lines ruptured and hissing loudly, basic utility services out, no lights, except for generator/battery/gas powered. My front door was jammed and my back/garage door had buckled shut, so I had to crawl under it to get out and start turning off the broken gas lines in the neighborhood. Lasted about 3-4 days. Those who were prepared, tended to ride it out OK, and able to help others who weren't. I happened to have two outside freezers packed full of venison, beef, pork, and fresh caught ocean fish. Fortunately, I had a lot of propane bottles for the BBQ, and lanterns to go with it. After the safety issues were dealt with, it was a non-stop block party but not something I would want to go through again. The devastation had to be seen to be believed. Several people killed and injured.
  5. In my opinion, a Fisher GB Pro is suitable for a beginner, since it is a basic turn on and go machine. I have used one successfully for several years (along with other more advanced and expensive detectors) The GB Pro tends to do a good job when used within it's capabilities, which generally speaking, is for small, shallow gold nuggets. I have taken friends out who were first time gold hunters, who actually found gold with my GB Pro, that I gave them to use. Even though it's only 19 kHz, which is fairly low for a gold machine; when used with the small coil, it can be a good choice, since it is light weight, uses a 9 Volt battery, and has both an audio and visual target indicator. If you put the coil over gold at 3-5 inches, (depending upon nugget size), and dig all targets when it beeps, it can reliably do the job, IMO. It is not a ML GM 1000, however. But for the money, if you can find a used one in good condition, I would consider it, not a bad way to start out. Mac
  6. Dat sho luke good Tom," I guaaaarontee!" Remember Justin Wilson, the Cajun cook?
  7. Not sparring or even fencing. Just bantering back and forth having a bit of fun. I was definitely not implying that you didn't find the nugget, when, where or how you said. I was referring to the comeback . . .
  8. I hear you Grubs. There were tons of screw ups and bad outcomes for sure. By all the services. Not to mention the carnage on the battlefield. That's why I don't dwell on that type of stuff either. In the Marines, we didn't always have a Medic (Corpsman), so, out in the bush, the job usually defaulted to the Squad leader or who ever was closest to the wounded Marine. Fortunately, the Dust Off, (Air Medivac) for us, was an average of about 20 minutes response time. Then, there was often a further 5 minute delay for an auto-rotate decent by the Marine CH-26 Copters per Marine Corp policy. When we could get them, I loved those young Army Warrant Officer pilots who would come in low and fast and set down, even in a hot LZ, and be on their way, while the Marine Helicopter was still doing their auto-rotate descent overhead. It wasn't a matter of anyone being afraid to get shot at, it was simply that the Marines had a very limited number of Helicopters compared to the Army and they couldn't afford to lose any.
  9. Touche' and nicely done sir. Are you sure you didn't pluck that one out of Toadalena or somewhere South of there, by any chance?
  10. Not feeling the need Luke, but now you got me curious. (Yes, I know what happened to the cat), but if the above question, was what you were asking, I didn't recognize it in it's disguised form. And to answer your question in it's undisguised form, I was channeling my inner creole/soul brother while enjoying a bowel of Chicken, Sausage, Shrimp Gumbo and Dirty rice. So I do admit that I was somewhat, "In Character" at the moment. If I sounded a little/lot goofy, I confess. Gold does that to me sometimes . . .
  11. Sounded like it to me. Unless you been drinking that very same tap water you asked me about. And of course, my response was rhetorical.
  12. Since that was a rhetorical question, I guess there's no need to tell you what happened to the cat . . .
  13. Chris, The epicenter was 32 miles from Tonopah. Maybe a new fault line opened up with new gold exposure. Since you are closer to it than I am, could you please run by there, check it out and let me Know? Thanks,
  14. Well Luke, you know wat dey say, dat beauty is in the eye of the beholder . . . an dats one I wud like to be holdin'! She sho nuff ain't ruint. Nice!
  15. Good question Steve! Actually, I was just reacting to the comment made by pairadice: "Then there was the time Patrick had to find me at night navigating by my signal fire...... " I surmised that he was talking about a campfire which could be seen at a distance in the dark for the purpose of revealing the location of a person being searched for. I really hadn't considered the signal flare angle until you mentioned it.
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