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microsniper last won the day on October 3 2019

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    Gpx 4500, sdc, exclibur 800, being remote and out there searching..

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  1. Hey All, Iv been looking for someone that can do a small batch (2oz) of my placer gold. Ideally Id like to find a reputable refiner/manufacturer that can produce 18,22,24 k ingot, sheet, bezel, etc.. for jewelry production. Iv spent hrs on the internet looking up refiners but i have yet to find one willing to do a small separate batch And can fabricate jewelry stock in house. I know i can send it out for refining and trade it in at say hoover and strong, or rio grande, or others but the whole point is I am stubbornly wanting to use the gold that I have found. Iv tried numerous methods of smelting in my workshop but the gold i want to use must have too many impurities as it turns out brittle and unworkable.. Has anyone else gone down this road before? If anyone has a lead on a solution to this problem, please let me know, cheers!!
  2. Happy B-Day buddy! Hope you dig up a bunch of presents when you get out to the "Birthday Patch"!
  3. Hey all, Just got back from a couple days in Gold Basin on my way back from Washington. Weather was cool enough to enjoy a couple days camping with my sweetheart and try out an equinox 600 that I picked up recently. Iv head of lots of people having success with the 800 but not too much said about the 600 accept a few things that Steve over at DP had writtin. So I figured Id share my experience using the 600 with the 6" coil. We went back to an old patch there where Iv had luck before did a little scraping and viola! picked up one with the SDC right away. So we pulled out the 600 and did some more scraping and picked up our 1st nugget with the equinox! We spent all day there picking up dinks, and some really dinky dinks, which I thought was darn impressive... Anyway, my set up may not have been ideal as Im just learning this machine, but I thought I would share what worked for me there.. Field 2 Sensitivity 17-20 -9 through -1 blocked out everything else accepted 2 Tones Tone break at 0 iron bias 0 Ground Balance manual recovery speed 3 I didnt know what to expect from the 600 vs the 800 but since i had no experience with either it didnt matter.. But now I am fully convinced it (600) will find small pieces of gold with ease.. (under the right conditions of course) I didnt try the park or beach programs, but would toggle over to the all metal every once in awhile but otherwise just kept it in field 2. It was stable at sensitivity 17-18 but if you watched the numbers the hot rocks were bouncing all over the place from 6-12-26+ with an erratic tone. But when a 1-2 flashed in between and locked on it was surely a small piece of gold. (only one bb and one piece of lead out of 20 targets, yay!) Since id already cleared any bigger easy nuggets/trash from this spot I had no problem just ignoring anything other than a 1 or 2 on the Target id. We had a great time out there in that beautiful spot, and my sweetie had no problem finding nuggets with it! The smallest lil nugglets are tiny, it took 3-4 of them to make a grain. BTW Bill if you read this: Thanks for posting your vids using the equinox, kinda the reason I decided to give it a try. Hope everyone is getting out there now and enjoying the almost fall weather!
  4. Nice going guys! Good job on the Vids too, beautiful country and georgous gold!
  5. Hey Congrats on another successful trip around the sun, glad your on this earth! Looking fwd to getting out with you guys again soon! cheers
  6. nice one Dave! I did the same thing last time up in gold basin, got a screamer in a pack rat den... took some courage to dig it out but was worth it!
  7. I Picked up a GB2 recently and got a chance to hit my micro patch for a trial. My first GB2 nugget weighed in at .5 of a Grain.(the small one..;-). Hey Boulderdash, I finally went full micro! Luckily on the way out to my spot I ran into someone here from the forum who is a wiz with this machine, he was kind enough to show me how to use it! id been using the PI for so long now I actually didnt know how to ground balance the thing , now im hooked...
  8. Chris and I ran into this guy on the way up wash on sunday, he was still there about 3hrs later and hadnt made much progress!
  9. Went back to micro-ville and picked up a few more in the morning and i think we cleaned the spot out. (yeah right) I found the two bigger ones ( .48, .3g) with the sdc (not selling now adam) in the first five minutes! So funny, missed both of them after many times detecting this spot (3x15ft area), just goes to show ya never get it all... Just for reference, this is right next to the road on a club claim, just sayin...
  10. *****BEST OFFERS or trades considered on all items, need to clean the shack out a bit.....
  11. ******BEST OFFER and interesting trades considered....... and free delivery to the nuggetshooter outing!
  12. haha.. yes, agreed... heavy, but still a good coil and if ya need a bigger mono and dont have 350+ for a new condition coiltek or nuggetfinder... this will do the job.
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