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Easy Learning The Gold Monster 1000

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Thanks for your post, An enjoyable read, the part that annoyed you on the day about the Monster is the part I love about it, roaring out loudly on those tiny bits of foil is what makes it find the tiny bits of gold.  Once you get into nugget territory with it where you're normally finding your small sub gram gold you'll come to appreciate its high sensitivity to small gold.  

Fairbanks sounds a great place, I would love to live amongst all that snow. I know, I know, the novelty wears off.

The GM is a brilliant detector and so simple to use.  You'll be happy with your decision to buy it.

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If you can find lead and aluminum you can find gold. The smaller the lead or aluminum you find, the better your gold prospecting skills are.

Welcome to the forum - great first post!

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Nice find Joseph....and you found a gold "J" pendant, how neat is that?

Neal

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Your silver material is probably arsenopyrite. Unlike pure pyrite it is very conductive, very detectable. And very common in south central Alaska.

Nice nugget!

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Well done on the nuggets, you're in for a great time when the snow melts away and I'm sure you'll get plenty more now.  Sounds like you're in a great location with some big nuggets laying around. I'm excited for you.

Alaska looks so similar to NZ, the photos you took could of been taken anywhere around here and looked the exact same.

I read Steve's link, this looks promising ?

Arsenopyrite also can be associated with significant amounts of gold. Consequently, it serves as an indicator of gold bearing reefs.

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That's quite a nice nugget for your first natural gold!  You are in a good spot indeed!  GaryC/Oregon Coast

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On 5/15/2018 at 11:58 PM, Frozen_daze said:

In less than 20 minutes I scored my largest flake yet and first with a detector. weighing in at 3.15g and my runner up was .49g.

3.15 g is a flake?  I can't wait to see your pickers!

Great start right out of the box.  You're hooked on the GM 1000 now.  I feel sorry for your dredge, sluice, and pan.  ?

 

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Nice finds, and good luck with your Monster! Also saves you buying fishing tackle and lead sinkers.

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