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au79ramona last won the day on September 17 2014

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About au79ramona

  • Birthday 11/09/1985

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  1. Thanks for the tip. Looking at a map, where Iowa Hill Rd crosses the American River, is that Mineral Bar your talking about?
  2. Hey guys, Heading up to Sacramento area early November to visit a friend for my birthday. Taking my SDC2300 and would like some advise or general locations on where to swing it. I've never been up to Northern California and the amount of gold bering area is slightly overwhelming. Any advice on what to look for, what not to waste my time on would be greatly appreciated. Would love to put the detector over its first piece of gold. Would be an awesome 30th birthday present lol
  3. How accurate are the gold dots? It shows a claim was at one time on the end of my street. How would I research what type of claim it was and exact information (location, date, etc..)
  4. Thanks. The Thompson is very light and portable. It's a nice machine. Unfortunately with the rain and dew in the mornings I think my drywashing season is over. :(
  5. Sorry I didn't clarify. The new ones are selling for the regular price of 3750. The ones I have seen for 2600 are used or demo models
  6. Check ebay. Ive seen a few sdc2300s go for 2600
  7. Thank you everyone for the appreciation. It was a good life experience and if I could do it all over I would. Detector shipped! Should have me SDC2300 in 3 days.
  8. Thanks, I'm well aware of the national monument status, as far as I know prospecting hasn't changed. I know plenty of people who still head up there every week in search of color.
  9. Hello, This is my first Nugget Shooting thread. I plan to update it as time allows. I'm about 2 hours from any locations that are know for detectable size Gold. I was honorable discharged from the Marine Corps in 2014. While serving I spent a fair amount of time sleeping in the brush and digging in the dirt. Once I was discharged I took up gold prospecting as it kept me sane and allowed me to enjoy my free time outdoors. I have spent most of my time drywashing and panning into tubs of water. I've owned a few gold machines (gold bug 2, and a GMT) I never found anything, but I also never traveled to where large nuggets have been found before. I recently got the go ahead from the wife to get a better gold machine. I just purchased a demo minelab sdc2300. I'm very excited to recieve it and am already planning my first trip up to the East Fork San Gabriel river. I'll update when the sdc23 arrives!
  10. I've done plenty of research using google. That's how I found out about the Ballena placers. I've moved yards of dirt and have never found anything larger that 20 mesh. I'm asking if anyone has had experience finding gold with a detector in the San Diego area or is it all small flake like I've already been recovering.
  11. I have always been curious if anyone does nugget shooting in San Diego. I live in Ramona, about 30 minutes from the Julian mining district. I have not been able to find any information as to whether or not nuggets have been found. I've done my fair share of panning and drywashing in the area but have never found anything larger than 20 mesh. I am thinking about buying a detector to go nugget shooting as the hunt inspires me. Any areas close to San Diego where you would recommend nugget hunting? Thanks!
  12. I have less than 2 weeks before I head to a claim on the rye nugget patch in nevada. No time to meet other gpx5000 usets as they are swinging a sd3000. Any tips or recommended settings?
  13. Just picked up a used GPX 5000. Any tips or tricks you can share with a newbie?
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