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Mike Furness

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  1. Hey Uncle Ron... Protein if the shyte hits the fan!
  2. You might try an area like Chino Valley ... about 10 miles or so to the VA Hospital in Prescott.
  3. Hey Lanny ... When does the book come out?
  4. Glock 19 is a great carry gun especially for inside the waistband concealed carry. And the best thing is the it shoots better than its cousin the Glock 17 in my mind. If you are considering a Glock for personal protection and CC this is the gun to own.
  5. What Rick there are not enough bullets to be found out in the desert that you need to provide a few hundred more?
  6. Chris ... Keep the GM1000! Sell the Eureka! Buy the 4500 and GET SOME LESSONS ON IT! It will shorten the learning curve immensely. The stock coils on the 4500 work very well so I would learn the machine first and then get the newer coils if you feel you need them with the gold you get from learning with the stock coils. Seriously the stock coils are very good. My ONLY complaint with them is that they are round instead of elliptical. I have both the 4500 and the 5000 currently and an array of different coils. I have found that the 11" round DD coil is very good in hotter ground compared to the same size in Mono. And because of where I hunt a lot of the time I can hunt in cancel when I am near the power lines. Can't do that with a mono. Also if you feel you need to use a mono coil when you have the DD tied on it can be used as a mono just with a flick of the switch. I works pretty similar to a smaller mono but not to the level of the NF Sadie or Minelab 10x5 DD commander coil. I have both the Sadie and the Commander. I have more confidence in the Commander 5x10 DD coil than I do the Sadie which is a mono ... and may not still be in production. Just my thoughts for your consideration. Good luck no matter what direction you take. They will all find gold so long as the OPERATOR knows how to best employ them.
  7. OK they have all been lowered to my bottom line price ... all cash sales ... all pick up locally in Prescott Valley AZ or by prior arrangement at the Nugget Shooter Outing March 22-24 in Quartzsite AZ at our Dome Rock camp site. If you need shipping it is on you! Minelab SDC 2300 ... stock equipment plus 3 sets of rechargeable batteries .... $2200.00 Fisher Gold Bug Pro ... two coils: 5" round DD, 10" elliptical DD included ... $300.00 White's Gold Master V-Sat ... older tech but super sensitive, 10" elliptical coil and White's carry bag .... $200.00
  8. Happy Rainy Birthday Tom! Have to wait a couple days for that Birthday Nugget Trip!
  9. Yup! Friends, gold and yellow rocks! Fun day for sure! WTG guys!
  10. Brett I still have the one you gave me a few years back. You do great work!
  11. I hesitate to cut the shaft on any machine ... spoils the resale down the road. Just move the whole rig to the end and use the 'longer' shaft to your advantage. Reach deeper into the bushes where most never venture! Oops! Sorry trade secret ... strike that!
  12. Paul if you are seriously after gold in hot or highly mineralized ground I would strongly recommend the GM1000 with the 5" coil. Because GM1000 is a dedicated gold machine it will handle the ground better than the Equinox 800 in my experience. And when it comes to those fly poop size nuggets it will more easily find them for you. I can't tell you how many hundreds of little quail shot ... #9 pellets ... that I have found with the Monster. And yes I have found a lot of gold too but there are just more of those pesky pellets out there than there are nuggets. LOL!
  13. Good chance he has made it to rehab in Glendale I think Jane said. I would imagine he will be there for awhile. He's a tough ole bird that Ole Marine. Keep up the good fight Johnny Eagle!
  14. Chris ... wait a couple weeks like Gary suggested. I got 16" of snow out of the last storm out here in Coyote Springs (Prescott Valley North) at 5100'. The Lynx is up another thousand or so and in some places more so they probably have had at least a couple feet. Third day after the storm I still have about 8" in my yard and it has been cold here other than a few hours each day getting above 32 degrees. No doubt water is flowing in Lynx as I have seen it on the lower end where it crosses Fain and Rte 69 ... it was flowing there the other day when I went by. There was even water in the Aqua Fria so I am sure you will have plenty of water in a couple weeks. Lots of shadows down by the creek also so it will be that much more difficult for the snow to melt.
  15. Hey Bill ... Have you found a way to mount your two flags on the new rig? That's always a good way for folks to find us.
  16. PW ... It will find gold but you would do better I think with a dedicated gold machine. Had you asked ahead of time I probably would have recommended the GM1000 or the SDC2300 for the country you will be prospecting in. But if you are meticulous ... slow and low and listen very carefully to what it is telling you ... AND you get it over shallow gold you should be able to find some. I would strongly suggest that if you have more than 4-6" of over burden to bedrock that you remove the over burden and chase the bedrock. Enjoy the machine and most of all have fun! You won't get rich but the thrill of finding a few pieces is always fun!
  17. Hi Lanny ... Just saying Hi to an old friend! Glad to hear you are doing well up north!
  18. I have not measured this morning but I would say we have 12-14" of snow here in Prescott Valley out in Coyote Springs which is north of town close to Mingus Mtn! Still snowing but very lightly at the moment. I'm guessing if it continues through the day like it is supposed to we will have 15" or better. What is really interesting is the wind that drove up some 3' plus drifts in my yard! Be safe out there!
  19. Hey Kyle you got yourself one great machine. Looking forward to your post and finds from using it!
  20. WOW! Look whose calling the kettle black!
  21. Good luck Mitch! G'Day Mate! or at least I think that is how they say it!
  22. All the BEST to the Ole Marine! Patrick any updates?
  23. Hey Chris first welcome to the forum. As for the coil you Need AllenJ is correct ... unless you have tight places to get into the stock coil will work well. if you have lots of tight places to maneuver around then a smaller coil is definitely in your future. A smaller elliptical like a 10" x 5" or say an 8" round coil would be my choice for tight shallow ground spots.
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