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About zukiguy

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  • Birthday 04/20/1950

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    Yuma ,AZ
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    4 wheeling with respect to our inviroment, Riding and restoring vintage Harleys and Indian V twins, prospecting for gold and target shooting at gun ranges.
  1. Adam, Thanks for the info on SPMA I will go that route. Zuki
  2. I am okay with ether of the dates as i am only 70 miles from the "Q" so what ever every one decides will work for me. I have been told the the area that Adam wants to meet at has club claims on it and you have to be a member of the Quartzite Detectors club before you can prospect in that area ? If this is true then I will have to go to the Gold Miser Detector store and sign up for the club memebership so i can prospect ? I did go up to the potholes last week but was met by some prospectors there that told me I could not metal detect that area with out being a member of SPMA . I was told it is very difficult to join SPMA and that it takes a long time for them to send your membership back after mailing in the fee and the membership form. Zuki
  3. I have been thinking about driving to Quartzite and give it a try, I am only 75 miles from there. It would be really cool to possibly hook with you guys when and if you do decide to go to Quartzite. i could learn a lot from the pros and it may be my only chance at ever finding any gold since I have had no luck at all on my own. Zuki
  4. WOW what a nice find !!! I have been pounding the Lagunas most every day for the past 3 weeks and nothing but skunk after skunk after skunk. But I have been cleaning that place up a bit of all the garbage every one leaves laying around. Today I hauled off a six pack of bear bottles and its carton and plastic bag plus some more shot shell empties. Zuki
  5. Some one bought the gold striker for $220 but now I found a minelab 2100 V2 for sale but i do not know if its any good or not. Is it a relic machine or a gold machine ?? Zuki
  6. Does any one know about a Minelab American Gold Striker detector ? Found one for sale at what seems like a cheap price, just wondering if there any good. Every one raves about these minelab machines but they are out of reach for some one living on a fixed income and this one is affordable. But dont want to get stuck with lemon machine.
  7. T-Bone, I went up there yesterday and did what you are saying, went to the most remote area I could find on the south/east side but still no luck. I will probably go up every day the rest of this week and next and keep looking for areas that look like they have not been messed with. The problem i see in the Lagunas is that all these people go up there, shoot guns all over the place and leave all there garbage laying around, they start fires and burn what ever they can find and leave that mess. They paint on the walls of the canal's with spray paint, its a shame these people have no respect for this area other than to distroy it and make a lot of eye sores . Also plan to ditch this new Gold Bug I have been using and try my old Gold Master II, from what the guys are saying on this forum the GM II will out perform the new GB nine ways to sunday. Zuki
  8. Bedrock Bob, I really appreciate all the advise you have gave in this tread about the GM II and its bang for the buck performance. I bought the new GB I to get into the hobby and then I got the chance to pick up this GM II from the original owner who never used it at a fraction of the cost of the new GB. It turns out that this GM II was quite a bargain being bran new and in perfect working order. I and am going to take it out tommorow and begin to learn how it works. Will have to show the wife how to use it any ways so why not start now. Your right, I think I will look for an old GB II as well to put in my gold hunting arsenal, I just missed one on ebay the other day, it seems to be very similar to the GM II in design. When I first decided about 4 years ago to get into this hobby once we retired and moved down to Yuma I had done some research and every one was raving about the VLF machines so thats why I bought the new GB I. The guy who sold me the GB I said that the GM II was not as good as the GB I because it operates on a higher frequncey that the GB I when I told him I had bought the GM II. Like your saying, there are some high cost machines out there but I cant afford them cause we are living on a fixed income and only have so much to buy toys with. I got nothing but time on my hands and getting skunked every time I go out gold hunting I learn some thing new and also have a blast 4 wheeling the trails up in the Luguna's in my Zuki .
  9. After reading all the good stuff you guys say about the Gold Master II I am about ready to ditch this new Gold Bug I we just bought and try the wife's new Gold Master II. All the Gold Bug has been finding is lot's and lot's of trash detecting in the Luguna Mountian placer area. Zuki
  10. I have spent most of the past 4 days up at the Lugunas and have only found lead, copper, aluminum, steel, tin and brass . Its getting really boring digging up all that trash. Zuki
  11. Hey uncle Ron,,, I just checked out your map page and ordered the Luguna/Potholes map since my winter home is in the Yuma Foot Hills and the Lagunas is where I have been doing my gold detecting since i started this hobby. Been wanting to check out the potholes so this map will help. Thanks Zukiguy
  12. Thanks for the fast reply, just went and told the wife what you all said and she is really excited !!
  13. My wife wants to do some detecting for gold and we bought a new never used Whites Gold Master II at a very reasonable price from the original owner, included a nice set of head phones also new. We are retired and on a budget and I just bought a new Gold Bug so we were looking for some thing inexpensive she could use on occasion. Does any one know if this is decent detector for gold prospecting ?
  14. Hey Guys, thanks again for the help and advice. I went out today to the Lagunas and spent the after noon detecting and found nails, bullets, small bits of metal, bottle caps and pull tabs but still no gold. I had fun though and have got the hang of the new gold bug some what, still a lot to learn about this hobby, but I have nothing but time on my hands. Planning on going out for the next several days and keep at it in that same area. Also will investigate the local club in Yuma and see what i can do to become a member. Zukiguy
  15. Thanks to all of you for your advice, I will use it on my next outing in the next day or so. We just had over an inch of rain here in the Yuma foot hills so i am thinking that I should give the ground a chance to dry out some before going back to the Lagunas. I plan to get out to the Potholes and also the Dome Placers and give it a go in both areas next week. Thanks, Dave
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