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    Fort Dick, Ca.
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    Prospecting, hunting, fishing and gardening. Most all outdoor adventures.

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  1. The Loss Of My Forums

    Wow Jim, I'm sure sorry about your and our loss of these forums. I've been a user/contributor for many years. I hope all turns out well. Thanks for all your efforts Jim, Mike
  2. I came across a brand new (never used) Gold Bug 2 at a garage sale last weekend. I don't know the young man personally, but do know his father. Good honest man. I have the guys name number if anyone is interested. He paid $750.00 and is asking $500.00 for it. Located here is Crescent City, Ca. Mike
  3. Really cool Phoenix. Thanks for posting. Mike
  4. Know Thyne Enemy

    A really good job of straightening out this problem Klunker. Clay (Barry) thank you again for your input of true information. Mike
  5. Pocket Gold!!

    Wow, great hunting Harry. There's a lot of rough country in your neck of the woods. I'm sure you earned those beauties. Mike
  6. Garrett Z-Lynk

    Thanks guys,. You're right Steve, I very well could need the headphones without the Z-Lynk. That is a good idea John, Velcro strap it and yes GB, I have stretched out the cord a lot. I think I'll try these suggested fixes before I go the surgery and patch up route. Mike
  7. Garrett Z-Lynk

    I agree Steve. A question for you. My only problem with this setup so far is having to deal with the long headphone wire which is not needed any more. Would it be a reasonable task to simply cut out all the excess headphone cord and splice the remaining ends? Thanks Steve, Mike
  8. Garrett Z-Lynk

    I finally tried out the Z-Lynk, wireless detector to headphones system I bought from Chris over at Arizona Outback. I was working very steep ground in Northern California and am truly happy about the purchase. I'm a better prospector using this system. Being able to set the detector aside and concentrate on digging the target is much more appealing, even marginal targets. I was using the Z-Lynk with Calrad headphones and a Gold Bug 2. I didn't find anything but large and small square nails and spikes, but was in the right area. Try it, you'll like it, Mike
  9. Finding Pocket Gold

    Great thread. Yesterday and today I and about 40 other people, of all flavors, attended a metal detecting outing for hillside pocket/placer gold on a side hill side above the Klamath River just downstream of Happy Camp, Ca. The outing was a combined effort of Whites Electronics (metal detectors), Armadillo Mining Supply, Tom and Josh Bohmker, and The New49ers, on whose claim we were detecting. Although rainy, it was good fun and great lessons in metal detecting for gold. All who put this outing on are very good at what they do. As the topic of this thread is pocket gold hunting, I'd like to give a big shout out to Tom Bohmker and his son Josh as truly knowledgeable people on pocket gold and finding it. It was a pleasure to meet and learn from them. Tom does have quite a few good publications on the subject. All I found was a lot of old square nails. Mike
  10. Old Maps Online

    Please do not throw away old maps. At least offer them to others who might be interested. Mike
  11. Hope the finder can keep the coin, not be penalized for finding it at a minimum. Mike http://www.kitco.com/news/2017-05-21/400-Year-Old-Coin-Worth-Over-17-000-Discovered-In-A-Moscow-River.html
  12. Very nice review Steve. This sounds like a great all-around VLF gold machine. Thanks, Mike
  13. Check out this video of a couple Englishmen beginning the restoration of an old Russian T54/69 tank. Mike
  14. How To Not Get Lost

    Great advice in the posts. Steve is so right about relying on your instruments. Here in the pacific northwest weather can change for the worse very quickly and instruments are your friend. I do have a interesting story of the instruments going astray. I managed as well as did the actual work of an aerial mapping, surveying and high altitude photography company for many years. Using small Cessnas (182 and push pull turbo 206) and Robinson helicopters required the pilots to really trust their instruments. We also performed land surveys with conventional instruments like theodolites and chains, early lasers, later total stations with infra red and the such. We eventually bought and used some of the first Trimble Navigation GPS units here in the northwest. We were performing a large cadastral retracement survey of public / private boundaries for the federal government over two townships of land with many ownerships. Because of the rugged and remote lands, we used a combination of technology. All of the above conventional equipment was used along with aerial photos and the "relatively new GPS units". We used the tripod mounted GPS units primarily for establishing control points on the mountain tops, from which we then utilized the other instruments for ground traverses. Well into the project, amazed by the benefit of the GPS units and their accuracy, which we tested, all hell broke out with the data. In these kinds of surveys, along with the GPS control points, a lot of data is collected initially about existing prior survey evidence, often for days at a time, and then is processed back in the office for further investigation and action in the field. Well, after one such period of data collection from the GPS units, absolute chaos ensued with the survey control data as well as the the other traverses from those control points. Survey results from this period was miles off from previous data collected. Impossible to be as such. I'm telling you, this was on par with losing a survey field book in the old days, which was a cardinal sin. The entire job is at a standstill. As I recall our first call to Trimble (the GPS maker) was of no help and caused a great concern on their part as well. They got on the horn and called us back later with the explanation. The first gulf war had just begun and the military had "dithered" the signals coming from the constellation of satellites utilized by our GPS units. They were preventing any enemy from using these signals for hostile action over in the Gulf or here at home with missiles or airplanes. We eventually received, from the military, an equation / formula for untangling the survey data and all turned out well. There was very little use of GPS by the public back then relative to the widespread use today. If the signals were again "dithered" by the government, in this day and age, oh boy, just imagine. Mike
  15. A Legend Passes

    I didn't know Smokey Baird, but I wish I had. What a great tribute to him in the link you provided Lunk, thank you. Fantastic gold he found, he truly looks comfortable and able on a horse, trophy mule deer bucks we dream about and what a thoughtful poet. That poem is a thing of beauty. Oh what it must have been like to share a camp fire with Smokey and I'd sure like to see that photo with the angel. I can't help but think he must have enjoyed life in an easy going manner. Say hey to God for me Smokey, Mike