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  1. I know we had a recent thread on this but I wanted to say I had two broken pairs of UR 30s and because of that other thread, I sent them in to Koss for repair. I got them back about two weeks later. I am very happy with the repaired and refurbished headphones, they are just like new. Some may think other types of headphones are better, but its very good to have spares as they do break sometimes. Broken headphones are not good for much, but these refurbished ones will make sure I always have a spare pair or two for a long time to come.
  2. 2 Good Days In Gold Basin

    Hi Chris - good to see you are still out getting some gold.
  3. Hey I want to come by for a visit and a tour next time I am in Vegas. I will contact you and make arrangements in advance so the times are all arranged. I hadn't come by your old office in a long time because my old bullet proof vest doesn't fit anymore and I'm too cheap to get a new one...... Plus I got tired of being repeatedly carjacked. So I am looking forward to seeing your new place. I'm sure I will be suitably impressed.
  4. Gold Monster Training At Nuggetshooter Outing

    Debbie is very knowledgeable and I am sure that she will be able to answer any questions asked of her. She is also at the GPAA shows as well.
  5. New BLM Lr2000

    I'll try out the new system in the next couple days and post back here with my thoughts.
  6. The New Coils For The 2300

    What a lot of Aussie prospectors don't get is that conditions are wildly different in the USA. Steep slopes, rocky outcrops, uneven terrain and hunting among dense bushes, big rocks and boulders are the order of the day in many US locations. A lot of Aussie goldfields are almost as flat as a pancake - a big hill is 15 feet tall from base to peak. So, yup, based on my experience in WA, I'd use a 14 or bigger coil too if I hunted over there. But many guys here use coils that size only once in a while on certain occasions when conditions warrant it. The coil for the SDC is plenty large enough and I have no interest in anything larger. The coil for the GPZ is more than plenty large and I wish for a smaller GPZ coil. So what works fine in Australia may not be so great in the US.
  7. 10 Million Acre Mineral Withdrawal

    Still a few smaller mineral closures enacted by fiat in the last days of the Obama administration. I hope they will ultimately meet the same fate as this one.
  8. 10 Million Acre Mineral Withdrawal

    Here is a link to a map of the area that was withdrawn - https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/Proposed_Action_Withdrawal_Map_PubMeeting.pdf
  9. 10 Million Acre Mineral Withdrawal

    I know of at least one guy who has successfully beeped some very nice gold within that area. Its good news to hear and as the new BLM appointee said " The proposal to withdraw 10 million acres to prevent potential mineral development was a complete overreach". I have a copy of a BLM report on the study used to justify the withdrawal and even in a report generated by Obama era BLM appointees, the data shows that roughly 90% of the 10 million areas had little or no potential as Sage Grouse nesting ground. Before that they had concluded that the Sage Grouse did not qualify for protection as an endangered species.
  10. Tom Boykins Nevada Adventure

    What was the ring made of? Silver? Gold? or ????? the coating of dirt made it hard to tell.
  11. The GB Pro is a good, all around, basic nugget detecting VLF - but that price for the F19 (an equivalent to the GB Pro with a few improvements) is a very good one. Less than $500 for such a very capable detector is impressive and very hard to beat. I remember the first F19 I saw was in pink Cammo - and I guess they still offer that option. Also Steve, it doesn't seem like you are shrinking your detector collection very fast.... Hope all is going well...
  12. There is a bit of skill to pinpointing. Just waving a coil over a target to see if a target is present is not the same thing as pinpointing. He never really did an actual pinpoint of the target so he only had a vague idea of where it was - and in the end that was not good enough. The other thing is that when you are underground and chipping stuff off the walls of a working, you are crazy if you dont first lay down a canvas tarp or something like that to catch the rocks you are chipping off the walls. Often the floor of old workings are loaded with gobs of trash that can make your detecting the gold bearing chips you knocked off very difficult. Some sort of catch will make your lives about 10 times easier because you can see the stuff you knocked down on top of the tarp and keep it separate from the junk on the floor.
  13. You know we will pay you for those stories if you write a bit more length than a forum post. Another alternative is to invite me down for a tour and I'll write a story. Let me know if you are interested. The Colorado has produced some very nice specimens over the years - I'm sure you will be finding more..... Chris
  14. You may really be overthinking this. The guy really isn't saying much in the quote you cited. All of what he is listing are oxides, and they are not likely present as pure oxides, but combined in with other minerals. Soda and potassium feldspars are aluminum silicates as well, and loads of minerals have magnesium (magnesia is the oxide) in them. So basically he says that the rocks are made of typical rock forming chemicals, although that varies. He might as well say the pockets are associated with various types of common rocks and minerals - though that varies from place to place. it is a low information statement.
  15. Denver Gem And Mineral Show

    Steve - Its the American Mining and Exploration show (the organization was formerly the Northwest Mining Assn.) its more a commercial oriented mining show, but the magazine attends to pass out free copies. Its not really oriented to individual prospectors but more exploration and mining companies. A few mineral dealers attend to sell nice specimens. You attended the show with me a few years back. See: https://www.miningamerica.org/2017-annual-meeting/