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  1. I believe this could be used to find the individual placer nugget- if the nugget was 3' wide.
  2. Your in the wrong country. B. Gulch has been producing VERY well. Should I send you some larger ones? There seems to be plenty.
  3. I have watched this many times through the years and always enjoy it. But being the very highly educated prospector that I am, I have some differences of opinion on the jeeolaugik theories presented. They also imply that Bodie is in Nevada. Californians stole it from Nevadans as soon as we knew it was worth something. We have spies working in Australia at this time.
  4. Did I spell "FOTO SHOPP" correctly?
  5. Dang! If I had one of them things I wouldn't have to pay so close attention to my camp diet. Uhm, Steve- I hate to ask, but you do fill your holes don't you?
  6. It looks like maybe there start-up costs are covered so now they might start making a profit. I hope they fill their dig hole.
  7. I will be out detecting on August 20 just in case the end of the world is on the 21st.
  8. OK DS. Here goes. In my lay(ze)mans terms. Detectors are just two way radios. They broadcast and receive through their antenna, called the search coil. When detectors transmit a radio signal into a conductive object (for me typically a square nail) that object will develop a brief energy field around it (induction). When the field fades away the detector is able to receive that "collapse" and convert it to an audible signal. For the transmitted signal to penetrate dense material (the ground) it must be sent at a very low frequency-V.L.F. A PI detector sends out it's signal in pulses so that the induced field from slightly conductive stuff, like mineralized ground, goes away before the receiver can pick it up. This allows for easier use in "hot" ground and greater depth at the expense of sensitivity to itsy bitsy stuff and no discrimination. A VLF detector doesn't transmit in pulses which enables it to guess at an objects conductivity which gives it the ability to fairly accurately discriminate and makes it more able to respond to teensy weensy targets at the expense of depth and the ability to work hot ground. Now the GPZ 7000 came out when Minelab found one in a crashed flying saucer in the Australian desert and reverse engineered it. So even they don't quite know how the darned thing works. FM has the best suggestion- get your information in the archives from those who know what they're talking about. Hope this helps.
  9. I think you're smart realizing that one detector has to compromise too much to reach a balance between coin & jewelry vs. gold nugget hunting. I would try to get 2 detectors one for nuggets one for coins/jewelry. The Minelab GPX series (4000, 4500, 4800, 5000) can be bought at very reasonable prices used and there are lots of after market accessories for them. There are folks here that are much more qualified to recommend a VLF detector as I mostly nugget hunt. With tons of gold coming to you soon money should be no object.
  10. A nicely done demonstration. Thank you. But the threshold tones on the detectors did have a pronounced Australian accent.
  11. Send in your G.G. head phones. If there is a repair charge it will be minimal and their service has always been outstanding.
  12. This is proof that every nugget has someones name on it. There's a special nugget out there for each of us.
  13. Dang Steve! That looks like the Sierra Buttes In my part of the world. A lot of the photos shared by Kiwijw look like familiar country.
  14. Is Treasure Talk now rated "R"? With fame- fortune is soon to follow.
  15. If S.H. has been there your endeavor is hopeless. Take a good romance novel to to entertain yourself. I wish you the absolute best of luck as good romance novels are harder to find than gold.