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Is it really better? You decide!

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Terry rightly questioned whether the Gold SPOT™ was really any better than a regular treasure scoop.  Well I already knew the answer to that question.  You see for a year I have been working on the Gold SPOT™ design.  I played with it I re-designed it, I proto-typed it 5 times.  I wanted a design that would speed up nugget recovery and make it easier to keep the nugget in the scoop and not lose it.

Remember, I'm the guy who had a catastrophic failure with the SAGA swing arm, and within days of release I recalled them all from the field.   They just did not perform as they were supposed to.  I went back to the drawing board and sunk thousands more dollars into re-designing and perfecting the SAGA™.  I won't sell something unless I know it is a significant improvement over anything on the market.

But just to show you what I already know, I decided to do a little impromptu video, an experiment.  The video is unedited, except for the very end where I panned across an invoice with a customer's address on it that was sitting on the shipping table, I clipped that out.  Watch the Gold SPOT™ in action and see what you think.

Not to over-hype the Gold SPOT™ but one of the unique features of this scoop is that you can "HEAR" the gold.  I know that sounds like an outrageous claim, but let me explain.  When you get down to a small amount of dirt in a regular scoop along with a nugget and you agitate the scoop back and forth, the nugget does nothing but slide back and forth on the smooth bottom of the scoop.  When you get down to a small amount of dirt in the Gold SPOT™ along with the nugget and you agitate the scoop the nugget rattles back and forth in the trough or channel clicking against the sides of the channel.  Cool, right? 

I know we are getting quite a few Gold SPOTs™ out in the field and I would like to hear some feedback.  Although if you are like me you are probably staying in out of the heat.  -Doc

 

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Love the new design Doc... Say "Hi" to Leo for me...

Dave

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1 hour ago, DolanDave said:

Love the new design Doc... Say "Hi" to Leo for me...

Dave

I'll see him tomorrow, I'll pass along your message.

Doc

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Great video Doc! You sold me!!:thumbsupanim

Now I have to get you to design a short handled sand scoop for the beach out of this plastic!:)

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Probably won't be so hot in the mud or wet ground. But it's a good idea. I think the old tome prospectors used their scoops for testing 

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On 7/3/2020 at 4:50 PM, fishing8046 said:

Probably won't be so hot in the mud or wet ground. But it's a good idea. I think the old tome prospectors used their scoops for testing 

I can't imagine using it in mud or wet dirt, but you would just use it like a regular treasure scoop.  I think with mud, wet dirt,  I'd pour a little water from my canteen in it and make it soupy so you can use the Gold SPOT™ like a gold pan.

The point being, anything you could do with a regular scoop in wet dirt or mud, you can do with the Gold SPOT™ but the Gold SPOT™ has the added advantage of being able to be used like a small gold pan if you have access to water.

Doc

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I guess you don't metal detect Doc. 

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On 7/3/2020 at 8:14 PM, fishing8046 said:

I guess you don't metal detect Doc. 

LOL  Doc is a master and very successful  Detectorist. He's been a Minelab Dealer for years. 

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Where were we, and what year was it? Yes, there is a prize!!:pop:

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2010? Prescott Valley? 

 If I didn't know Bill personally, I would never think that was him in the second pic. 

Tom H. 

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10 minutes ago, TomH said:

2010? Prescott Valley? 

 If I didn't know Bill personally, I would never think that was him in the second pic. 

Tom H. 

Winner-Winner! Pm me your shipping particulars!:thumbsupanim

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On 7/3/2020 at 7:14 PM, fishing8046 said:

I guess you don't metal detect Doc. 

LOL, well at least I metal detect better than these two guys who walked right by this nugget, and the long nugget was found further up the gully far in front of them.
 

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1 hour ago, Terry Soloman said:

Where were we, and what year was it? Yes, there is a prize!!:pop:

Yes it was Prescott Valley.  I don't remember the year.  I've been a Minelab dealer for 28 years.  I think Kevin Hoagland was opening up a Minelab store / information center?

My gosh, ancient history.  I know 2010 was when I went to North Sudan.

You notice in the second picture that Rob Allison decided he had to take a poop right in the middle of my presentation, or maybe that was his comment on the quality of the presentation.  :25r30wi:

Doc

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1 hour ago, Terry Soloman said:

Winner-Winner! Pm me your shipping particulars!:thumbsupanim

Wow! I cant believe I got the date right? I knew the place...but the date I forgot. Thanks!
Tom H.

 

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Here was my point.

We get a lot of rain in the summer down south and most of the gold is in the clay. So when you get a target in mud/clay you don't want to use a scoop like that, (adding water and using like a gold pan). You would waste a lot of time on each target. The regular scoop is better for mud because the target won't get hung up in the caked mud behind the riffle.

I might buy one at some point but it is a tool and each tool has it's place. This tool is probably not the best choice for mud and metal detecting. 

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