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  1. Dbado1

    Arizona Gold Tour

    Nice shooting, Luke! Dinner at Leff-Ts was awesome as was the the company! Thanks to you and your wife for a great evening!! Dean
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    An old patch

    You've been there, Chris! I love that red dirt too. Dean
  3. Dbado1

    An old patch

    Thanks Mike! Im with you...16" coil max here in AZ. even in the so called "deep" areas unless you need to cover a bunch of ground looking for that indicator nugget in open ground. Chris G and I were in Gold Basin about a week ago and he did very well with the 15" round Evo. I swung a 18" Advantage for a day and was skunked with it then switched to the trusty 14x9" Evolution and scored. The larger coils may cover more ground per swing but they make it difficult to swing the angles and the tight spots where gold tends to hide. Plus, the smaller, lighter coil allows an operator to swing longer due to less fatigue and, ultimately...cover more ground. A conundrum, I know. All a part of that whole " hunt strategy" thing. Time spent with the "coil to the soil" is rarely mentioned and is as important to success as is being on good ground. Having a set up that can be swung all day as well as being fit enough to do so will put lots more gold in the poke. Gary, Congrats on your "Z" nugget! I think the GPZ will see certain types of gold that the GPX won't. I'm sure you will go back to your old "cleaned out" patches and score gold that the GPX didn't see. Should be fun! Nice work, Luke! Luckily, I have a face made for narrating videos . Dean
  4. Dbado1

    five hour hunt yesterday

    Are you in a known gold bearing area? If not, I'm with Ahorton...most likely hot ground. If you are, I hope it's a big un! Good luck! Dean
  5. Dbado1

    My boy got his deer today.

    Beautiful buck! Congratulations! Dean
  6. Dbado1

    A monster sucking day

    Nice, Tom! That place looks familiar. You guys must have been in Greaterplaceritasandomingobasinville again! Nice going! Dean
  7. Dbado1

    Finally joined the 1oz+ club

    Welcome to the club. WOW! Dean
  8. Dbado1


    The reason Minelab introduced the Nox like they did is to "freeze" potential buyers of other detectors to wait for the Nox. They are predicting early spring as a release date. I believe it was a very effective move on their part. I think that the new Garrett AT Max release will suffer as will the high freq Deus coil release. E-TRAC, CTX, and GM won't be affected, I believe, as they do different tasks. Dean
  9. Dbado1

    No more NFL

    Fact, you idiot, he is president. He doesn't " think himself a president". The spoiled NFL players do have the right to protest ...but not without consequences. The only right that they have is freedom from prosecution by the government. Not freedom from consequences from their employer, the fans, or the American people. I believe that the NFL will suffer for this BS and will, out of financial necessity, put a stop to it. Dean
  10. Dbado1

    No more NFL

    I will have lots more time now to devote to detecting since I will not watch any more NFL football after today. College football is better anyway! Dean
  11. Dbado1

    Half gram today :)

    Nice work ,Tom! Dean
  12. That's the way ya do it. Nice work, Garry! Dean
  13. Dbado1

    Found an old one today - 1856

    Wow! Just saw your post , Terry. Very nice. A bucket list coin! Great find. Dean
  14. Dbado1

    Behold.... Some Goldmaster gold

    Pretty impressive, indeed! Luke, you have put in the time and hard work to learn your craft well. Always open to new ideas and willing to change things up. The keys to success! Good job my friend!! Dean
  15. Dbado1

    There use to be gold here but ...

    Yes, Gary, you do indeed know how to get the most from a patch! It takes a bit of knowledge about how the gold was laid down and the understanding that your machine is just a tool and needs a little "help" sometimes. Dean