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About cobill

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  • Birthday 05/28/1956

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  • Location:
    Laporte, CO.
  • Interests:
    Finding treasure, gold and other stuff!
  • Gear Used:
    GPZ 7000, EQ-800, CTX 3030, Dahlke 4" and Keene 2 1/2" dredges

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  1. Cabelas Has Equinox In Stock Sold Out

    Just ordered a backup 800! Thanks Thegoldenone and Cabelas, Bill
  2. Equinox 800 Video - Gold Chain In Salt Water

    WOW, Water hunters will like this video! Bill
  3. What Is Your Reasoning For A New Equinox?

    My first detector was a JETCO BFO detector and it was a piece of junk! I was lucky if it could hit a coin more than 3" deep and it would cut-out when the "waterproof coil" was submerged, but it was all we could afford in 1969. So, after many years travelling around the world working and not detecting, I took early retirement and was able to pursue my treasure hunting addiction. I decided I would get the best detector available and settled on a Minelab SE. What a difference! After many ML products, from a great dealer in Boise, ID. that provides excellent training, I know that "If you get the best, you won't be disappointed". My wife taught me that phrase and it has served me well. The Equinox 800 will be another great Minelab detector. Bill
  4. Hey NuggetBuddy, I live in Colorado and like Steve said the gold is small here... -20 mesh and smaller in our rivers! The best detector choice would be the Gold Bug 2, which can hit gold as small as pin-sized. Open areas for detecting will have the fines and any area with larger gold is privately claimed. Bill
  5. Chase, Gerry has a pre-order list like most dealers. Apparently, he has some extras in the pipeline and "If you are interested in getting one sooner (possibly in a weeks), better pay me and get on the short list. If you are in no hurry, but want one when there are plenty in stock, contact me to get on the long list." Bill
  6. Hey Chuck, from Gerry McMullen's FB page: Bill
  7. How Well Do You Know Your Gold Detector?

    Hi JW, I don't have a link...but maybe Gerry has something he can provide. Bill
  8. How Well Do You Know Your Gold Detector?

    If I was going to look for gold nuggets in tailing piles and placer digs, I would re-read Gerry's excellent article on "Finding Nuggets In Tailing Piles & Placer Digs" from W&ET 2009 Silver & Gold. Gerry provides pro tips on how to dig less trash, pile selection, the detector choice, coil selection and placer digs. Hint- bring a quality "gold capable" VLF detector with 9" or 11" concentric and elliptical coils or a PI with stock DD and small elliptical coils for iron discrimination. Plus the article shows some great pics of gold nuggets and specimens found by Gerry and his customers. Everywhere else, bring the GPZ! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year's, Bill
  9. Minelab Equinox Unveiled!

    Steve, really appreciate your honest opinion on the XP Deus...most posters on other forums won't talk about the negatives and you hit the big ones in your first paragraph! Sure it's lightweight and finds stuff in iron infested sites.....but when I also read that the coils go into "sleep mode" and cannot be turned off when not in use, I opted out. There were just too many issues for me and I was close to buying one. Bill Waiting on the Equinox 800
  10. A Few Days At Rye Patch

    Great job Lunk, your finds out in RP continue to surprise me! Maybe I need a refresher training class with some of your expert coaching. Bill
  11. Rye Patch Claim Jumpers?

    Inquiring minds want to know. Getting back to the original topic subject for those computer experts, are Sections 17 and 21 private subsurface status and therefore there can be no prospecting (including metal detecting) or mining on those sections without the mineral owners written permission? Bill
  12. Rye Patch Claim Jumpers?

    Hey LuckyLundy, That wasn't me in RP that you met. I only acquired my claim in 2016 and only have a few weeks a year to prospect.. Some background- Major Corporations have owned Sec 18 since the early 1970's. First by Saundra Lee in 1974, then Apollo Gold, and since 2007 Jipangu Gold Corp. Sec 18 became open to claim in 2016, when Jeff Dunmire acquired and then sold the 20-acre claims. So basically, if anybody has been metal detecting Sec 18 in the last 40 years without written permission from one of those corporations, they were higrading. Thanks Barry for all your efforts on Land Matters. Bill
  13. Rye Patch Claim Jumpers?

    Hey benzyoc, Two years ago I installed six 4 x 4 wooden posts with concrete footers and the proper yellow claim marker signs on my 40 acres...those claim jumpers don't respect or care about private claims. Bill
  14. Rye Patch Claim Jumpers?

    Hey Rail Dawg, If you see any claim jumpers on my two 20-acre claims in NE Sec 18 run them off! Those claims were expensive. I was out there in May and a neighboring claim owner stopped by and we talked...he had to run some guys off my claims. They dug holes without back filling them, left a pick and Kellyco bag....my buddy has them now. Bill Moore Laporte, CO.
  15. Headed To Rye Patch Tonight

    Wow, 50 people swinging detectors at Rye Patch....that must have been some outing! Mitchel, were you out there with a club? Did you guys leave any for the rest of us or am I going to have to head south to AZ? Bill