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Thanks Steve.  Nice to see Montana gold.  I hope one day to find some.  My heart is still in Montana where I was born.

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WOW....nice work. Wish I could find that kinda gold with my GM instead of the fly specks I get. Even with the Zed would be nice too :biggrin: Thanks for sharing...as I don't do facebook. 

JW

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Nice collection of Big Sky Gold thanks for sharing Steve .

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Anybody remember the original Fisher Gold Bug ads? There was a guy named Bud Guthrie that had (has?) a store called the Prospector Shop outside Helena, Montana. Bud and his gold were featured heavily in the Gold Bug launch around 1987. Most of the gold I assume came from Montana but Bud also hunted elsewhere. The largest gold/quartz specimen came from Arizona if I recall correctly.

I stopped and visited Bud over 25 years ago. His shop was in a trailer outside Helena, and he had gold on display that I would not display in a trailer anywhere!

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I am out of likes for the day, so just to let you know...I like.? (the post above)

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1 hour ago, kiwijw said:

I am out of likes for the day, so just to let you know...I like.? (the post above)

JW

I liked it for you John as I also like the post, There was an original Gold Bug on Trademe a month or two ago, if it was any cheaper I would of bought it for collector reasons, I'm starting to hoard detectors ?

GB and GB2's just look so cool, like they're from the wild wild west, something a Cowboy would of owned. ?  I'm just surprised how well the GB2 has held up with time, it's still virtually unrivalled and I guess the GB Pro is just a electronic remake of the GB.  You've had a good ride Steve being there alongside all this development in the early detecting days.... oh to see what you've seen, to of done what you've done, to of found what you've found ? ... What a life! 

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On 7/9/2018 at 9:51 AM, Steve Herschbach said:

Anybody remember the original Fisher Gold Bug ads? There was a guy named Bud Guthrie that had (has?) a store called the Prospector Shop outside Helena, Montana. Bud and his gold was featured heavily in the Gold Bug launch around 1987. Most of the gold I assume came from Montana but Bud also hunted elsewhere. The largest gold/quartz specimen came from Arizona if I recall correctly.

I stopped and visited Bud over 25 years ago. His shop was in a trailer outside Helena, and he had gold on display that I would not display in a trailer anywhere!

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fisher-gold-bug-ad-bud-guthrie-montana-gold.jpg

That brought back memories that I had totally forgotten about.  I stopped by his shop a couple times in the late 1980's or so, and was impressed with all the gold he had there, but never saw the big specimen.   I think all he said at the time about the big specimen was it came from somewhere north of some point in Arizona.  Can't remember if he told me that (because I know I asked) or if I read it in a magazine.

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I owned one of the very first  original GBs in my area, it was way better for finding gold than what I had been using which was the Garret Ground Hog. I met Bud in Quartzsite sometime around the late 80s.

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