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Ran across this while watching YouTube videos on gold prospecting:

 

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oh my, he started the GBP gold rush in Africa.... that backfired with the clones.  Good video, thanks.  I do like the Bug.

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I didn't say that I started the GBP gold rush in West Africa.  I found gold in a spot the Africans had not worked previously and in time it yielded some nice gold for them. However there were all sorts of detectors and fakes already in use in Africa by that time. The GBPro is the cheapest detector that really has the sensitivity needed for gold prospecting. That's the point of the video. 

I've also done a second video since then on how to set up and use the GBPro for prospecting. 

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24 minutes ago, Reno Chris said:

 

I've also done a second video since then on how to set up and use the GBPro for prospecting. 

 

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On 10/9/2019 at 12:52 PM, Reno Chris said:

I didn't say that I started the GBP gold rush in West Africa.  I found gold in a spot the Africans had not worked previously and in time it yielded some nice gold for them. However there were all sorts of detectors and fakes already in use in Africa by that time. The GBPro is the cheapest detector that really has the sensitivity needed for gold prospecting. That's the point of the video. 

I've also done a second video since then on how to set up and use the GBPro for prospecting. 

Thanks for doing the videos, I especially like the setup for prospecting video, it's a keeper and the best instructional video I've ever seen on the Bug.    I was just having a bit of a joke about the Africa clones thing 🙂

I really like your videos!

I especially liked when you showed the GBP out of ground balance as in our soils I've never had that happen so it was good to see what to look for if it ever happens.

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On 10/8/2019 at 7:52 PM, Reno Chris said:

I've also done a second video since then on how to set up and use the GBPro for prospecting.

Thanks for that video, too, Chris.  Wish it were available 4 years ago when I acquired my GB-Pro. but better late than never.  I did notice an error in the YouTube text description of the video:  The Fisher Gold Bug 2 used in this video is an excellent detector. If you are interested in finding out more about Fisher Lab’s Gold Bug 2,... (emphasis mine)

Obviously you meant 'Pro', not '2', but some viewers might not pick up on that.

 

 

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I have only bullet points of topics I want to cover, and errors dont easily get caught.
My latest video is on mining gold and sapphire in Montana, and while recording, I  mis-pronounced the name of Helena, the capitol of the state, even though I know the correct pronunciation. It happens.

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Like your work there. We forgive you. Just wondering as a newbie.."lurking"...if you have ever poked around Virginia City Montana gold belt? 

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