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  1. MINELAB GPX 4000 MODDED BY DETECTOR MODS/ LINK TECHNOLOGIES VICTORIA AUSTRALIA June 2018 This detector comes with the original battery, car charger and wall charger, power cord from battery to detector. I use a back pack to carry the battery behind me and run the power cord and head phone cord from the backpack to the detector and to me. Included are 5 coils; 18" Coiltek DD coil, 15" x 12" Minelab Mono Commander coil, 17" Coiltek elliptical mono "mini-ufo" coil, Minelab 12" DD coil, and a Nugget Finder 8"x 6" Sadie coil. Also includes, quite used, Koss UR-30 headphones and an Apex 24" Pick. I'm in Sacramento, California. Will split shipping costs if shipping is required. 4901-0060-1.1 Instruction Manual GPX-4000_screen.pdf lt-mods_instructions.pdf
  2. Per the BLM “ Location and Validity of Mining Claims and Sites in California “ , “Location of Lode Over Placer Mining Claims and the Reverse”, “Placer mining claims have an equality both in procedure and rights with lode claims, but a load claim provides no rights to placer deposits and a placer claim provides no rights to lode deposits. (Clipper Mining Company v. Eli Mining and Land Company, 194 US 220 (1904)). Furthermore, “ If a claimant of a valid placer mining claim wishes to search for lodes on their claim, they may do so; but, they have no title to lode minerals without filing a lode claim (Campbell v. McIntyre, 295 F.Cas. 45(9th Cir.,1924)). I’m sure not if this answers the original question but does need to be stated in response to replies above. Just sayin...
  3. Hi, Does your question ask about discovering Alluvial/Lode gold on a Placer mining claim? If Yes, then short of starting an argument; on face value, if there is no Lode Claim on this USFS/BLM land and you have found Alluvial/Lode, gold in quartz or rough not stream tumbled smooth, then it would not be Placer gold and not part of the Placer Claim. But, if the Lode gold fell into a creek on a Placer Claim, then I wouldn’t touch it. There are areas here in Amador County where both Placer and Lode Claims are filed by different people on the same property.
  4. Ok, I’ll post something. I got lucky last month and swung over this specimen in way up Northern California . I dug up a big rock and thought it was a hot rock but then swung back over the hole and the target was still in the hole and I found this. It was only 4” deep and I was using my trusty GPX4000 with the 12”x15” Commander coil.
  5. kristen@golddiggerinnovativeproducts.com send email to this link. i had to send back my black widows twice in 3 months before I even used them in the field; they are my back up pair now
  6. You should keep a VLF for sure; sell the Eureka. Btw, excellent choice on Sadie and EVO coil, I use them both. Good Luck
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Go to Spring Training baseball, drink up and enjoy. I flew down from Sacramento to enjoy some warm weather for a change. " Go Giants " ?
  10. 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?
  11. 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"
  12. 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
  13. 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.
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