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goldrivermike last won the day on October 9 2016

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  1. goldrivermike

    Should I have my GPX4000 modded?

    Bill, reading your positive response means a lot. Thanks, Mike Side note: I sent a previously modded GP3000 down to Woody at “Dectectormods” for repairs. It had been moded a long time ago, even though he did not do the original work, he still is repairing and testing the unit for me. That alone shows good customer service. David is the main guy I have been emailing and calling for my repairs, great customer service. Mike
  2. To All, I have a GPX4000 which works fine but I am considering having it "modded"; "improved performance through customized electronics". Can someone share their experiences with having their GPX modded and who did the work? Should I have my GPX modded? I also have a GP3000 which I am considering to have modded instead. Thank You, Mike Northern California
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    Time for a Beach Break

    Go to Spring Training baseball, drink up and enjoy. I flew down from Sacramento to enjoy some warm weather for a change. " Go Giants " ?
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    Gold Bug 2 is still one of the best

    I should have clarified that I use Iron Discriminate only to help identify if the target is iron but detect with it off. I have installed a by-pass button that while pressed, it is in iron discriminate and while released, in normal mode. Thanks for all the responses?
  5. I don't post very often but I thought I'd share yesterday's trip. Went up to my claim up near Nevada City, CA with one of my claim partners and his son. Worked the morning clearing the road into the claim then spent the afternoon detecting with my Gold Bug 2 and the 10" coil. I found a small patch and dug up these few small pieces. It was fun diggings one after another with the Gold Bug 2 in "audio boost" and "iron disc"
  6. goldrivermike

    Snake Protection

    In N. California, a.k.a Rattlesnake country, I wear 17" snake boots which are really light and comfortable by Irish Setter and I've worn lower leg chaps. I like the boots better, less gear to deal with. Note, I was with a buddy digging a target, set the detector down to dig the target, got back up and there was a rattle snake around the coil. It took off when we got up but chaps would not have done us any good if he was in a bad mood. Lucky us
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    Cooling down, Need a gun for detecting

    I carry on my hip a Smith and Wesson model 60-357 magnum revolver for Bear encounter while detecting on my claim, it is just the right size and weight for me. I also carry Bear spray that shoots 30 feet away. I struggle with possible bad guy human encounter, if I shoot someone, I have to prove self defense, if I spray someone then it's a minor offense. Bears can't sue me.
  8. Has anyone called the Craiglist ad to ask for the serial number?
  9. goldrivermike

    American River detecting advice

    Take the Iowa Hill road from Colfax heading east towards Iowa Hill. You'll get down to the N.Fk. American River and there is parking at the river, $10/day. Upstream, from the bridge is a lot of bedrock. Bring a 2lb sledge and chisel. Good Luck.
  10. goldrivermike

    Sunday beeping

    Very nice detecting, great effort and reward. Just goes to show that it's 90% operator and 10% detector.
  11. goldrivermike

    Father's Day Gold

    Spent a couple of hours sniping on the cold Bear River near Colfax, California. Nice to get out and spend Father's Day doing what I enjoy.
  12. goldrivermike

    Gold Specimen and GOLD Coin!!

    Ron, you and Mark have the research down perfect. Your perserverence has given you some beautiful huge nuggets and awesome gold coins. Congratulations, Mike
  13. goldrivermike

    Placer County CA Detecting

    The Mother Lode Goldhounds is a good club and are based in Auburn, CA This would be a good place to start since you are in Placer County. They have outings about 6 times a year and are a good group of people.
  14. goldrivermike

    Smallest nugget contest

    Here are some small nuggets found up at Iowa Hill, Placer County, CA. Found in dry wash tailings last Saturday.
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    First nugget with GPX4000

    I have been going out every Friday to the same place in El Dorado County for about 4 weeks. I finally found my first .4 gram nugget with my GPX4000 and an 11" mono coil. I have met a lot of nice people like Todd, Mark, Warren, Glenn, Charlie and Scott all using Minelabs of all types with good advice. Thanks for the help.