Reno Chris

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  1. I dont understand that. We know millions worth of detectors are being sold every year in third world countries across the globe. When I was in Africa, I saw lots of Fisher First Texas brand detectors, plenty of Minelab brand, a few Whites, but I dont remember a single Garrett detector. It's a funny thing to see for a company that was at one time a prospecting leader, but since they replaced the ancient Groundhog with a good, modern VLF prospecting detector, I guess they figure their product line is good to go for another 25 years.
  2. It would be a lot more useful video if the sound track and video were better matched - made me wonder if it was filmed in French or something - even with swinging the coil over the target, the sound you hear and what he is doing seem to have little or no relation. Still there is no question that a high frequency coil will see small targets better - including hotrocks and mineralized ground.
  3. It might work if most gold was on the surface exposed to the sunlight, but even a quarter inch of dirt would hide them. Unfortunately, most gold is buried at least a little. If you put a quarter inch thick wood panel in front of the people in the picture above, the people would disappear, and you'd see only the wood panel.
  4. The short answer is no, there is no such technology to directly detect gold from 30 meters and greater distance, and those who claim they can build a long range locator to do this are lying. That said, there are geophysical devices to detect soil conductivity and resistance, the magnetic characteristics of rock as well as other geologic characteristics that are used by geologists for exploration of mineral deposits on a large scale - many of these are done by flying over the deposit in an airplane, helicopter or by a drone. So if your goal is finding buried treasure or placer gold deposits, then no, LRLs dont work, if your goal is geophysical exploration for large mineral deposits, then some of this equipment to indirectly detect the characteristics of rocks does exist, but this is probably not a good place to get more detailed information on them.
  5. I've used the GB pro quite a bit and its a good machine, but you do give up quite a bit of sensitivity on the tiniest gold to the GB2.
  6. Those look like they came from the same general area we talked about in Vegas (not saying where that is), but that's some nice looking gold.
  7. I've seen winters when you cant get back in there until after the fourth of July, so I expect this winter to be worse.
  8. The 24 bit processor is mentioned in one of the mine lab videos. It is also mentioned by Kevin Hoagland in the video of last week's GPAA gold show broadcast, so zero new info in the ad which was not already known. However it's not too much longer and the folks who are not talking will be freed to speak.
  9. Or is it that the nut did not have threads put on it? Either way you should return it.
  10. So while lots of folks were able to make the Las Vegas GPAA gold show that concluded Sunday afternoon, many could not make it. This year the GPAA has experimented with a couple things including a live broadcast of interviews with various dealers and other folks. Some of it is pretty good, while other parts are so-so, but its easy enough to fast forward through parts you dont care about. There are a lot of interesting people at these shows and they got some very interesting and entertaining interviews. There are interviews with Bill Southern, the Pomrenke boys from Bearing Sea Gold, Shannon Poe from AMRA, Debbie Smikoski from Minelab (who talks about the GM 1000 with Kevin), Dave Variboff from Goldbay (who sells millions worth of gold specimens) and lots of other folks in the mining and prospecting business. On the second day, because they were running out of good people to interview, they even interviewed me. There is a lot of good information here and it is all saved, but the way facebook archives this stuff, its not that easy to find. So here is how you can find it if you want to look in - Go to: The videos are not fully labeled, but if you hover over them with your cursor and look at the length, the one that is 1:25:17 long is the one with me in it, I appear at the 45 minute mark, Debbie Smikoski from Minelab follows me at the 1:07:39 mark. A lot of the time before me on the video is Shannon Poe from American Mining Rights Assn. (AMRA). Other folks like Bill southern, Dave Variboff and others are all on the other videos from this weekend. Its worth checking out - its not all 5 star entertainment and information, but there is some really good stuff there.
  11. No worries - messages get mangled all the time. I once logged onto a forum a few years back (not this one) and saw a post lamenting the passing of Chris Ralph who used to write for the ICMJ Mining Journal. I reached over and pinched my arm and all seemed normal. I asked my wife - Honey, can you see me siting here? She said yes, so I concluded I must not be dead yet. I responded on the forum that the rumors of my death were greatly exaggerated. It turned out another gent who had written some articles for us but had been in poor health for some time had indeed passed (and I'd heard of it), but the grim reaper hasn't got me yet.
  12. Unless this is something that just happened in the last couple weeks, I think you might be mistaken. He was still with them a few weeks ago when I last saw him and I've heard nothing since. If you've heard something in the last week or two, let us know.
  13. Although the US has a few large states, as a whole, most of the states of the US are much smaller than the states of Australia. The US states include a number with very unfavorable geology - just as parts of Australia are unfavorable for gold. If one updated the chart that Steve posted to include the last 50 years, Nevada would be the leading producer - the Carlin district alone has produced roughly 100 million ounces - an amount about equal to the entire state of California up to 1965. Unfortunately, the great majority of Nevada production is microscopic in size. It processes great with cyanide, but you can't even pan out visible dust that can be seen with the eye, let alone nuggets large enough to detect. Some places in Nevada do produce coarse gold and nuggets, its just the majority is this microscopic stuff - and that is why the old timers missed it for the most part.
  14. Yep, but so many have little batteries on their motor scooters - they can clip the terminal clips to those to charge - I also saw guy charging phones with a solar cell panel.
  15. With the GB2, you get shot half the size of what you posted Phoenix - that opens up a whole new level of little lead targets that the SDC does not see well. The SDC has no problem with the shot you posted, but the real small bird shot is half that size or smaller and the the GB2 really hits those hard. I suspect the GM1000 will also hit the tiny bird shot pretty well too. As Steve says, there is no discriminating out lead without also discriminating out gold.