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matt last won the day on January 17 2017

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  1. Sdc 2300 Knuckle Protector

    I think you still have 2 for me?
  2. I haven't been out detecting in over a year and probably twice in the past three years. Last time out was with a new to me SDC2300 with my 9 year old. He thought it was too heavy so I got him a Gold Monster. Now he is 10 years old and we finally got out today for a couple hours between soccer and basketball games. Being an avid prospector and mainly an electronic prospector for many many years, I dropped all prospecting to spend time with my kids. It almost feels like I don't remember how to do it anymore? But like riding a bike, it all came back as soon as we arrived at our hunting grounds. What settings to use? Having only read Steve H's thread on the Gold Monster I figured we were good to go. I was right. Six targets and four of them yellow in a two hour hunt. Nothing big, but that doesn't matter. We had a great time. First target with the new detector was gold! Nice way to break it in. We hunted in discrimination mode and figured out this machine pretty quick. Targets that repeat back and forth were the answer. The size of the target versus the signal response are amazing. I trained Slater for the first two targets on how to recover targets and now I feel we can go out and he can do this on his own. Digging all targets is always the way to go, but to go out and use a machine that only sounds off on non-ferrous targets was great for a 10 year old. What a great, easy detector! And it finds tiny gold! We took a bunch of pictures but I am only going to post the picture of the little gold nuggets on the coil when we got home. No smiling face, but I can assure you he had a BIG smile! I think my smile was bigger though...
  3. Kind of looks like a bison also.
  4. Last Gold Of 2017

    Nice looking piece with the pure white quartz.
  5. They look like a hand full of small Idaho potatoes!
  6. Busted A Fatty Today!

    That's a fatty for sure!
  7. very nice. Beats the heck out of remodeling!
  8. Potato Gold

    I don't recall anything in the video about the use of mercury or the potato being used for the removal of mercury. You are correct that potato have been used for retort, but I think this was a video for melting gold into an ingot. Probable still good advise to do this outdoors.
  9. Should There Be An Off Topic Forum?

    No "off topic forum" please. This site is about prospecting and nothing else.
  10. The Reg Wilson Gold Album

    Thank you for spending your time to make this thread. It has been enjoyable to read and the gold is unbelievable!
  11. Tom Boykins Nevada Adventure

    Your video makes me wish I was there hunting with you!
  12. Great speci and thanks for sharing it!
  13. A Few Mini Monsters

    Time well spent. You could have been at work like me!