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Idaho Jim last won the day on June 10 2015

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    Prospecting, machining, equipment design and build, gem faceting.

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  1. Yup...it's beginning to look like my mountain prospecting may be done for this year. But, it's not historic. A few years ago, in early October, we got 2" of heavy, wet snow here just as Chris and i were leaving for a trip south. We had to delay for a day to cleanup all the broken tree limbs. Wet snow, and limbs with leaves still on them are not a good combination. Looks like a repeat. Jim
  2. I would contact the Northwest Gold Prospectors Association. http://www.nwgoldprospectors.org/ Jim
  3. Finally got to work on testing the 7 1/2DF, 8x6 Sadie, MJ 8x12, and 12"DF. Did a comparison on the 7 1/2DF and Sadie with both battery packs, and a comparison of the MJ 8x12 FM, and the Whites 12"DF at 16v. Somehow I cut off the early portion of the MJ 8x12, but I think the gist of its sensitivity is apparent. voltage and coils TDI SL Jim
  4. Yup, Doc, I've carried one for years in case of way-out-in-the-wilds rattlesnake bite. First read of the treatment 27 years ago, and it was about their use in South America. The article said the only problem with the procedure was getting the patient to hold still for it...LOL Jim
  5. Looks like a giant cryptocrystalline or chalcedony quartz nodule to me, with portions of the matrix still attached. Jim
  6. Stock on the SL model, and the Special Edition model of the SL is 12v. Jim
  7. I did both of Reg Sniff's suggested mods to my 2013 model TDI SL. I also use a 16v battery pack. I was testing it yesterday on pieces of nickel. I buried a 1 gram piece at 6", and a 1.84 gram piece at 10". The TDI saw both with the 7.5"DF coil, and the 8 x6 NF Sadie coil. The 12"DF coil could only see the 1 grammer....same for the Super Pulse 14" 350. The signal on the 1.84 grammer was faint, but repeatable. I'd definitely have dug it in the field. Jim
  8. The only thing that mitigates against this is a limited supply, except on paper. At some point in this phony interest rate debacle, investors are going to demand physical gold, not paper. If people settled for paper gold, they'd be better off buying BItCoin. Jim
  9. Another thing that might drive it very fast is a big decline in the stock market. With interest rate near zero, the only place to put money from stock sales is either precious metals or mining stocks. Those are the only really undervalued assets. If it keeps jumping like it has the last few days, that could get a mania started. If that happens, $2,000 in the next 30 days may be a low prediction. Jim
  10. I think the only things that would drive it that high, that fast, is if the Fed did a sudden interest rate drop, or we had some critical worldwide geo-political event. I would not be surprised to see it at $1600 in that time period, though. Jim
  11. Have a nice GMT I've owned since new. I need a TM808. Jim
  12. Good ifno...I appreciate that. Jim
  13. Can you tell if it extruded through the basalt, or the basalt flowed around it? I'm curious about that as I have huge lava flows in my area. Jim
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