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  1. Thank you Steve. I will certainly check these out. Geology is very interesting to me. I graduated from Montana School of Mines (so named in 1963), but with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. Nevertheless I did take courses in geology, petrology and mineralogy. I forgot most it of over the years as I was more involved with the drilling and production of oil and wells. I have renewed my interest in geology since taking up the hobby of detecting for gold. I missed out on the "golden age" of detecting while pursuing my career in Petroleum and raising a family in areas not even close to gold. So be it.
  2. As I read the amazing "Reg Wilson" threads about the numerous large nuggets found in Australia I began thinking about the amazing depositional situation that created them. I have "Googled" a bit to try and find any literature on the subject, but have not found anything to satisfy my curiosity. . Can anyone recommend any papers or books that describes the creation of the Australian deposits. I understand how gold is deposited, but what is unique about the Australian situation that resulted in so much large gold?
  3. Adam, I would like to see more information to support your comments/opinions.
  4. The Roadrunner's do have claims in the Rich Hill area, but I doubt they will rent out claims by the week. Your best bet may be joining the GPAA. They have a number of claims north of Morristown, AZ which is near Wickenburg. Like any club claim they have been heavily detected. http://www.goldprospectors.org Also you may want to check out the Quartzsite area. GPAA has claims in that area and the Quartzsite Metal Detecting club has a number of claims and a very decent membership cost of $30. http://quartzsitemetaldetectingclub.com
  5. Should There Be An Off Topic Forum?

    Steve, I like the forum "as is". Thank you.
  6. Jen, The "red line" on your map is the official access to the RRPC Rich Hill claims. Ditto Beatup's comment on the condition of the road. Last year traveled it on a ATV. I assume you do know you can purchase a RRPC membership in installments of about $300/yr. Better to go that way if you want to get a reading on the club claims/club. At least you are not out $1800 if you aren't happy with the club experience.
  7. Rye Patch Claim Jumpers?

    Clay, thanks for your reply. "Mystery" solved. Points taken.
  8. Rye Patch Claim Jumpers?

    The so called "railroad lands" still remain a mystery to me. They are marked on the LM map as managed by the BLM yet do not seem to be open for mineral claim (or they would be claimed to a certain extent). So exactly what is their status? I have never seen or heard a reasonable explanation. Like Mitchel, when detecting Rye Patch I have assumed these lands were open for detecting. I also assume if they were actual privately owned land they would show up that way on the land status map. Looking for a definite answer.
  9. I Finally Joined The Club!!

    A dream day of detecting. Congratulations.
  10. Minelab Equinox Unveiled!

    FOR SALE: Overly complicated CTX 3030 complete with strange target ID system.
  11. A Nugget Here & A Nugget There

    Great nuggets Steve. I note the shovel and the relatively narrow hole compared to the 19" coil. Looks like the GM very helpful in pinpointing, and shovel better is for digging a deep narrow hole than a pick. Very interesting, but how do you carry all that paraphernalia?
  12. Titan Ger 400 ???

    I am wondering if Tami and guillaume world are friends.
  13. Question On Bunk's Hermit Pick

    I have one and it is a great pick. Like the big scoop end for moving dirt out of the hole, AND back in the hole. Works great on those "fake" targets where you dig and dig and then the signal just disappears. I know the signal should get better the closer you get to the target, but I just can't resist going down a few more inches, then another few inches, then you are swearing into a big hole. Hermit pick-good for moving dirt.
  14. Why Can't I Get A Ferrite Ring For My GPZ 7000?

    Strick, try this: https://store.minelab.com/mobile/product.aspx?ProductCode=3011-0301&404;https://store.minelab.com:443/product-p/3011-0301.htm=