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  1. normmcq

    Todd Hoffman.. Pure Gold

    Both good, but I like the original Simon and Garfunkel best. Would be great to sit around a campfire with Todd, could probably entertain you for hours. Norm
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    Gold Net Australia Archives

    Fred, I enjoyed the articles, I wish I could have been there with you
  3. I had a similar experience several years ago. I used to be a field mechanic for a large logging company. I was sent out to a mountain top to remove the track and replace a roller on the undercarriage on a tractor. This was before bolt together master links. You had to have someone hold a very large punch and the other person hit it with a very large hammer to drive the pin out. I was using my 16 lb hammer and my helper was holding the punch. Being very conscious of the dangers of shrapnel coming from either of punch or hammer, were both wearing full face protective shields. I don't remember now where that piece of shrapnel come from, but it came in under the mask and entered the front of my neck. Blood was squirting out about a foot with every beat of my heart. My helper became a bowl of jello. I grabbed a clean red rag and applied direct pressure and controlled the bleeding. My helper was still of no use to me. I drove myself to the closest doctors office and was immediately attended to. The bleeding had stopped and the doctor started to probe around to find the object to no avail. After several attempts, he taped a paper clip over the point of entry and did two views with an X-ray. It was not even close to the entry point, but lodged right next to my carotid artery. At that point, I was sent to the hospital, sedated and woke up the next morning with a very sore neck.
  4. normmcq

    Why Dig Nickels?

    I have been going out to a local park since coming back from wintering in Arizona. When I first started going there last summer, the locals there told me that they had seen detectorists there for years. Since I was new to coin hunting and learning how to use my CTX 3030, I kept going back. I have found hundreds of coins including two Buffalos and several silvers. These are my finds for the last three times out, all were about three hours each. I dig nickel sounds because I haven't found any jewelry there yet. Not giving up Norm
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    General Vs High Yield

    I had the opportunity to check settings on an undug 8.9 gram nugget a few days ago. High Yield Normal was a screamer, High yield Difficult changed to a very loud warble and High Yield Extreme changed to a low warble. Sorry I didn't think about going to Difficult. Norm
  6. normmcq

    Sometimes It Just Dumb Luck

    There were several companies that struck coins in areas that had gold. Federal coins had dates and privately minted coins didn't.
  7. normmcq

    A Slight Delay Before I Go Detecting

    Well the new ground didn't work out for me, but my friend Frank found a nice piece!
  8. normmcq

    A Slight Delay Before I Go Detecting

    Well the new ground to me didn't work out for me, but my friend Frank had a very nice find. Maybe next time Norm
  9. normmcq

    A Slight Delay Before I Go Detecting

    That is why I am in Arizona. 41 degrees this morning and planning on going to some new ground for me.
  10. normmcq

    Ga-10 Guide Arm Question

    I was much younger when I got my ZED. I used the Pro Swing harness and bungee but carried my pick on my shoulder with my right hand, thus preventing me from using the swing arm. While having my pick with two very strong magnets on my pick, I found that the magnets were reprogramming my hearing aids. My pick has a very long handle and I used it as a walking stick on steep and rough ground. I shortened the handle on my pick enough to carry on my belt which solved the problems with the hearing aids and I could still access my pick if needed for support. Then I tried the swing arm. The difference in coil control and sharing the load with your other arm is amazing. I highly recommend using it. 76 and still swinging the ZED Norm
  11. normmcq

    Whats Wrong With This Gold Photo?

    Only one "big smile"
  12. normmcq

    Headed Back North

    Nice haul Beatup. Looking forward to next year!
  13. Learn your detector, make sure you know what it is telling you!
  14. normmcq

    First Gold Of 2018

    Mitchel Not much weight, all ZED
  15. normmcq

    First Gold Of 2018

    Not much, but better than skunks!