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Miner Matt

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  1. Holy smokes look at that pick!!! How deep of holes you guys diggin??
  2. I think it is and you know what I think I have a handle around here somewere with out the button.Do you want it if I can find it??
  3. Read here- http://www.minelab.com/usa/consumer/knowledge-base/news?article=27267
  4. I have and it was in large pockets underground some of the best looking gold I have ever seen We would drill and blast the quartz and look for the calcite seams once one was found we would follow it in the quartz vain as soon as it tuched the wall rock it would make gold. What a easy time we had following the ore shoot in that mine I wish all mines were that easy As for it being more common than gold in quartz. I don't think so.
  5. Crush it up and pan it take some wall rock with it try and get a sample every 5 feet and if the vain pinches down or bends or gets wider get a sample in these areas also.
  6. You can get the Pocket Rocket battery set up from Doc for the 2100.
  7. Yesterday my wife asked why I didn't do something useful with my time. She suggested I go down to the senior center And hang out with the guys. I did this and when I got home last night I told her that I had Re-joined a Parachute Club. She said "Are you nuts? You're 65 years old And you're going to start Jumping out of airplanes again?" I proudly showed her That I even got a membership card! She said to me, "You idiot! Where are your glasses? This is a membership to a Prostitute Club, Not a Parachute Club!" I'm in trouble again and don't know what to do! I signed up for five jumps a week! Life
  8. Your going to need long shaft to detect the moon :hahaha:
  9. One problem with the 2200 is that it comes with a mono coil.If you are in hot ground you are going to have a hard time running it with that coil. Were I hunted with mine it was a DD or forget it I know there are places that a mono will work or that is what I have herd on the forums. The 2200 will need a good battery and a booster to get the most out of it. I have had a 2200d and I still own and will never get rid of my GMT!! If I were to put them side by side the 2200 will find you deeper gold. but the ease of use and the discrimanator on the GMT is top of the line. GMT and $300.00 not a good
  10. Good point Garimpo on some coils mostly the smaller ones I might only get one rap but the bigger ones like the 18" I can still get 3 or 4 raps on the shaft. I think the coil makers take into acount that you have to get the coil away from you when it is bigger and give you more cable.But I have seen some sort cables on Nugget Finder coils. Have a good day,Matt
  11. Here is my Detector shaft extension.I like a 40" upper shaft and I haven't been able to find one so I made this extension. Being 6'3" a standard shaft is to short for me and with a large coil I feel like I'm going to step on it.I got the idea from the two piece shaft off of my old 2200. As you can see I used part of it.I also like it for getting under the brush just a little further.It is also nice to have if you need to secure your box while you are away.
  12. Did my spelling suck this morning or what :angry-smiley-010[1]:
  13. Maybe repalceing them with stainless steel ones work??
  14. Del like Garimpo I would like to know more about your connectors. I would also like to here about your detector shaft and were you got it. Thanks,Matt
  15. Garimpo you are quick I had it all typed up like you and almost got it posted but you beat me to the punch :wubu: But I'm going to answer it anyway :eee: When my detector starts acking up and NOT being a Minelab tech.I do the following- Frist and formost check your settings I hate were the DD/MONO/Cancel switch is it is so easy to bump :scare: (Sometimes I fell like cutting the switches off a little shorter with a dremel) Then run the auto track again to make sure that no new EMI has showed up :zapped: Then check the coil conection and battery conection to see if they are loose.Be sure to c
  16. Wow Garimpo that is some excellent advise and new tools to boot!
  17. Good point Bill B) I also thinks it helps in protecting your coil cable from getting cut on rocks while working in that kind of terrain.
  18. Back in the mid 80's I was running a Gold bug and one day it started acting up it would give me nice signals and I would dig and nothing would be there.Then the signal would just disapear and I could run it for awhile. I took the detector to Fisher 3 times and none of the techs could figure it out.I went home and was a little ruff taking it apart to put it back in it's box.As I removed the lower shaft out came this little cresent moon shaped piece of gold colored anodized aluminum that had broke off of one of the holes in the uper shaft. I guess it was in the bottom of the lower shaft and it w
  19. The holes are just from the pour casting job. most of the old mines made there own parts. They would take the used up parts and recast them. Think about it how much iron was there in the western U.S in the 18oo's and in the early 1850's and 60's if you didn't bring it with you it was a long wait to get it. I'm sure a lot of wagon parts were made into digging tools. Later,Matt
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