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    Laporte, CO.
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    Finding gold!

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. I Finally Joined The Club!!

    Great job Chris! Hope to be out there some day. Bill
  9. Steve, thanks for the "clear and simple instructions". I completed the update in less than 10 minutes! Bill
  10. JP On GPZ 19 Compared To GPZ 14 - With Video!

    Mine is at USPS now. Glad to help, Bill
  11. JP On GPZ 19 Compared To GPZ 14 - With Video!

    Hey Jen, Rob has the NF skid plate in stock on his site. They are selling fast, Bill
  12. GPZ 19" Coil Falsing

    The Nugget Finder skid plate is supposed to be here in the next two weeks. Bill
  13. Norvic, I understand the improvement in "ease of detecting", but does the Lexan skid plate reduce detecting depth or signal strength compared to a standard thickness skid plate from ML? I've never made a skid plate before, so after spending $$$$ for this new coil, I don't want to negatively impact it's depth performance (up to 40% deeper than the 14" coil). Bill
  14. Phoenix and anyone else in AU, did the Lexan skid plate impact the performance of the GPZ? Thanks, Bill
  15. GPZ Coil Cover And Nugget Tray

    Paul, does the acrylic (plexiglass) impact the GPZ performance, it's alot thicker than most coil covers? I hope not, because I just bought a sheet of the Lexan product from HD. Bill