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Mike Furness

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  1. Great dig! And yes by all means go back to that site! Theres bound to be more goodies with your name on it.
  2. Welcome back to the forum Max. Been awhile! Glad to here you and Polly are doing better. Been doing a little prospecting here and there and an occasional detector lesson for Bill Southern especially since the Gold Monster has come on the scene. Lately since the first of the year I banged up my left knee ... walk with a pretty good limp right now and haven't been far from the house other than for work. Even tried to catch up to some of the other fellows by developing a melanoma behind my right ear and a squama cell growth on my left ear. Both have been successfully removed as of late. That mela
  3. I think after seeing and laughing at this one and this is the best we can come up with for humor on a 'family' forum ... we all need to go out and find some nuggets!
  4. Thanks guys and gals! Was a good but quiet birthday. Been awhile since I have been on the site. Life gets in the way. Mostly in a good way! Haven't been out in the field for a couple months due to a torn LCL in my left knee. Its getting better and hope to be out again in March.
  5. That machine will certainly find the gold. It has since the 1990's or there abouts. And until recently it was the most sensitive gold finder of them all by most opinions. The Minelab Gold Monster 1000 seems to hold that position now by most accounts.
  6. And that ladies and gentlemen is why I always carry some Benadryl liquid capsules in my pocket or pack when I am out by myself detecting. You just never know when those 'friendlies' will fire upon you! LOL! The reason I carry liquid caps is so I can put a dab directly on the sting and swallow the rest to help slow down the potential allergic reaction.
  7. Happy Birthday Shep. Didn't know you were only a year behind me! BTW ... 70 is the new 40! and Old Tom he is already in AZ in Prescott ... at least temporarily!
  8. Bob ... I do normally go and participate with the instruction end of things. The campfire sessions are the best though! Stories and lies, big gold and lies and more stories and lies! LOL!
  9. Well done Mike! The tiny stuff definitely needs the 5 inch hockey puck. But as you found the larger elliptical coil does well and slightly better on the 0.5 gr and larger pieces at depth. Definitely cover more ground with the larger coil and that is the trade-off as I see it. I still believe that to 'catch' it 'all' the 5" is the ticket. Or perhaps better said find the areas with gold with the larger coil and clean-up with the smaller coil. Again great job and information we can all use!
  10. Congratulations Doc! 50 years is a true accomplishment these days. And that pretty wife of yours must be a saint to put up with you! Oh ... and BTW ... Thanks for the clarification! LOL!
  11. Thanks for the warning Bill! It is the right decision under the current conditions!
  12. Hey Gary ... Finally got a chance to view some of the forum. I think I have passed that volcanic feature before. Can't remember the exact location but it sure looked familiar. Good video BTW! keep it up! Just as an aside as we get older we tend to forget things ... at least I do on occasion. Don't be too hard on yourself forgetting the camera. Last time out I forgot the rechargeable battery for the Monster ... good thing I had the backup in the box ... it saved the day! Let's both at least remember to bring plenty of water this summer!
  13. Funny ... I have three or four of my scoops painted orange for when I was doing a lot of lessons. I have a blue one and a green on painted fluorescent orange still missing in LSD! LOL!
  14. The link worked for me. Just took a couple seconds into the video to get the sound.
  15. Mr. Bedrock, sir, you would be correct in your concerns for all three. The bottom one is of particular concern to me. I don't believe that many people understand what is going to happen in the very near future with the value of money and the continuous printing of paper dollars. If the current monetary policy continues or is accelerated we are most likely heading for a depression. We have all been through a couple recessions in the past 20 years or so but not many if any have been through a true depression. That being said there are a few things folks can do right now to help prepare for what
  16. Heat came on quickly here in Prescott Valley Patrick ... Maybe head more up into the mountains. Snow in the Bradshaws should be gone by now I would think.
  17. Just a quick warning that this topic will disappear if the personal bashing continues. Keep it civil and on point if you want it to stay!
  18. I have numerous USB outlets in my truck as original equipment from the manufacturer. Any of them will charge that battery with the supplied(from Minelab) cable.
  19. Shared a camp with Fred from time to time. He was a great guy and a good friend. Max, my Black Lab, will miss his specially prepared hot breakfast of egg and bacon that he prepared every day at camp just for Max! R.I.P. Fred ... until we meet again! Condolences to the family!
  20. OMG ... So sorry to hear that! He was always a great guy to meet out in the field and share a camp with! He will be missed!
  21. Well I had a little conversation with Bill about the advertisements. As he posted above premium members don't see adds because they contribute $40.00 a year to help with the cost of running the forum ... which by the way the forum is not inexpensive to run. The advertisements help to defray the remaining cost of the forum. And even at that all the costs are not covered and then become costs of doing business. So now that I know that and you do also I hope we can all be tolerant of the advertisements to be able to continue to utilize what I consider to be the best forum ... members and informat
  22. Looking forward to the 'Book'! Misspelled words are acceptable ... even an occasional missing word.
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