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  1. I agree with Uncle Ron stay away from Garrett. You will be wasting your money. Are you by chance a veteran? If so you can get a new Minelab Gold Monster 1000 for $680. I would go with the gm1000. It is the easiest detector to learn. It will go way deeper than a goldbug pro or 2. Put simply it will outhunt them hands down. Like was said to you, do your research on where to best find nuggets. If you haven't bought my book yet, then it will benefit you to get it. Lots of nugget hunting info. goldseekerbooks.com If you have questions give me a call Reese Townes 1-406-309-1009
  2. The level of success you want to reach depends on the level of capability of each detector. The higher the level of gold dedicated detector you have combined with knowledge of where you are hunting will be key factors. You get a cheap detector you will have less than good results.
  3. I completely see what you are getting at. However keep this in mind, learn what type of life deposit it is specifically, know what are the other rocks are, that are associated with that specific type of deposit. Look for as many of those clues together within an area and focus your effort there. The other thing to think about is time. Do you have the weekend or two weeks to search. If you have a weekend to search, then it may not be time well used looking for iron nuggets. Remember gold is the target, and gold pays the bills or at very least is the target that makes the trip worth taking, not iron nuggets. Also to get a really good mental picture of what is taking place in an area, can take a really long time and sometimes without someone litterally taking you to THE SPOT, you can have many trips of not finding any gold at all.I have one spot I go to that it took 17 years before I found my first nugget in the area. And it is this year that I believe I have the area pretty well figured out. Next weekend will be the weekend to prove my research and lightbulb moment right or wrong. But with what I have figured out and running it by the Chief Mining Engineer with bureau of mines and geology, I am told I'm looking in the right spot. With this spot you have to be within 3' of the contact. Past that point the gold disappears. It just depends on your area. Learn what direction the contacts go and work in those directions. If I were working your area you are talking about I would be finding out more clues that are stronger indicators of gold, putting them all together, get on goggle Earth and stare at all areas until the the lightbulb goes on, then I would talk a pulse induction as the main arsenal to locate the gold. But that is just me. Good luck and if looking for the iron nuggets doesn't lead you to the gold then maybe give this a try.
  4. I'm not sure if they are native iron. I agree with you looking for iron nuggets is probably futile. I'm just saying his pieces could be bog iron. Looking for iron mineralization to determine if an area is mineralized is a good clue. With that you will have alteration. I don't know about all hard rock gold deposits, in regard to clues but iron is big with locating gold in gossans and also very big with skarns. A very big clue for gold skarns is Garnets. Garnets are almost always present within the skarn. That's all I'm saying. The iron chunks I found in the photos came from a granodiorite intrusive formation, part of the Boulder Batholith near the top. They overloaded the detector. There are so many types of hard rock gold deposits and I certainly would not rely on just iron nuggets to point me to gold. Many clues have to be put together to point you closer to where the gold is coming from.
  5. I stand corrected on the magnetite and hematite. And it is not pure it has other things included in the make up.
  6. Those are what we call Bog Iron. I think it is different than hematite or magnetite because of the metallic nature of it. It is natural, pure, high grade iron. These two that I have found in Montana, were found in areas with granodiorite batholiths, part of the Boulder Batholith.
  7. My uncle got bit by a brown recluse while sitting by a tree fishing. He didn't feel it bite him but he later started feeling ill and notices irritation at bite area with a halo around bite area. He was bit on the forearm. He went into the emergency room and doc said it was a recluse bite. They cut tissue out where it was eating and rotting. All said and done he was in the hospital for 9 days. They would cut away tissue and then wait for any more spreading to undamaged tissue. Day by day this process went on. When it stopped spreading and they got all rotting tissue cut out and no other symptoms, he ended up with a 3 inch wide x 5 inch long and 2 inch deep hole in his forearm. Another bad one is a Hobo spider and they are very aggressive. Me and a couple co-workers used to have to lay on the shop floor under Gradeall material lifts to tape them up to be repainted, and the Hobo spiders would come out of the cracks by the walls and make a beeline drive right for us. If we move they would change course and continue coming after us at a fast speed. Fastest spider I even seen in my life.
  8. Your welcome Aaron. I'm glad you like it. Good luck in Arizona. Find some gold.
  9. Nuggetshooter, you really got me thinking about our conversation the other evening about Patreon. It's always nice watching your videos. Thanks for the tip.
  10. Those that bought a book can you do me a favor and send me a private message match up your username with your real name to help me with who has bought a book. It will help me connect usernames the everyone. Thanks everyone.
  11. I got two of the three banners back for the GPAA Gold Show in Butte. I am quite happy with how they turned out.
  12. Awesome. Drop a post on here and let everyone know how you like the read.
  13. Hey everyone, I just checked all tracking orders and if anyone lives in Montana, then they have there book. Everyone else's books will arrive Monday with the exception of Rob's Detectors and Arizona Outback which will arrive Tues. March 3.
  14. In the Navy, we had to take actual classes on how to conduct ourselves and behave in other countries. There are many situations where the US Gov. Is not able to get U.S. citizens out of jail in other countries. I for one will NEVER go back to Mexico. Four close calls in one night for me and three other buddies was enough for me. No amount of nuggets will ever lure me there. That's just me. I have a story in my book about people casing you out to rob you that actually happened to me.
  15. Thank you Bugler. I spent 3 years or more writing it. I can't even count how many nights I was up all through the night till morning writing and observing my photos and writing more. The next book which I'm writing now will be very good as well with new material I will be applying this year and writing about. This new book should have between 200- 300 color photos with graphics added. I will not let everyone know when it will be out until I get them in hand. I don't want everyone to go through the long wait like this one. Lol
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