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  1. Yes sir, Happy Birthday!
  2. My view, 1. They find good ground through research, local knowledge, experience in a given area, and boots on the ground. 2. They spend many hours detecting. 3. They have good detecting technique. 4. They know the language their detector speaks. 5. They are persistent and positive. 6. They aren't 77.😁
  3. Nice, very nice. I am pretty sure you put in many hours to make those finds. Have you ever kept track?
  4. Make sure the boots you are wearing with your snake guards/chaps are also snake bite proof. They can bite you on the foot. No use getting all geared up with protection and wearing boots that a cholla can pierce. Some folks wear high leather so-called snake boots, but I don't have a lot of faith in those.
  5. Interesting. Looks like one can go too slow and miss a target. When one hears a faint target at normal speed and goes over it carefully and too slow you may walk away. Food for thought.
  6. Another nice feature of these coils is the center mount. When I had my ATX it was a PITA to keep pushing the front of the coil with my foot to level it. Nice improvement all around.
  7. I found it interesting watching the video from the perspective of a nugget hunter that one man's treasure is another man's trash. No offense to relic hunters intended.
  8. Lucky, no problem, you are packing a large medicine cabinet. ?
  9. Fred, this is what I suggest. Save all your files (documents, downloads, photos, etc) to a portable storage device. Buy a new PC based (Win 10) computer. It will be simpler for you to adapt to than an Apple. You can get a good computer for your needs for under $500. Let the computer geeks at Best Buy and Staples suggest models based on what you tell them you need. You basically just start over developing files and bookmarks as your needs demand. Throw the Studio 17 in an appropriate recycle bin. This is a pain in the ass, but ultimately better than trying to save your old computer. I have had good luck with HP computers.
  10. WTG Peg!! Anyone who can go to the Rye Patch and find that much gold has my respect. Great detecting.
  11. Ditto what Bob said.
  12. Dave, I watched 6 episodes on the link you provided. I found it entertaining. Lots of detecting, lots of nuggets. No big drama, no psycho's. Thanks for the link.
  13. Jen That nugget is a beauty! Jen / Strick This link gives you the historic composition of Canadian coins. You can see most of the coins since 2000 are plated steel. https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.bcscta.ca/resources/hebden/chem/Coin%20Compositions.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwj85t_JuYjPAhUNzWMKHbKLB8MQFggmMAA&usg=AFQjCNEcGV3D2wgEF-j0ARHm68WBFAdWAw&sig2=YppwG8ZAGcuuVJdk3G6n3A