HOSS was the person who introduced me to Gold Basin in 1994--I met Hoss in Kennesaw,Ga. at a GPAA show,bought a ML 16000 and we went detecting at GB. Needless to say I found many,many of those deep red rocks with the "seared" side to them and of course tossed them away after giving them a good cussin'.I found my first nuggette,yep nuggette, there and lost it years later while testing my ML Extreme--the extreme would not detect that veeery small nuggette with the hole in the middle of it.Anyway Hoss had a heart of Gold--he rubbed some folks the wrong way,but don't we all?? Every time I go out to GB I think of OLE HOSS--actually bought the 2 lots across the street from him--have since sold that place and moved up to Iron Mt. Will be going out to AZ in Oct. Good hunting.