By David Lovering
Hi Ladies and Gentlemen,
Name is David. I work for 3M (music, magic and metal detecting). I’ve been detecting for 42 years. Grew up in Massachusetts and found plenty of old coins and relics. Moved to California 24 years ago and have plenty of gold rings from water hunting too. The search continues...... Good luck everyone to the greatest hobby!
Just checking in from Sacramento California.
Please follow our new YouTube channel at Yellow Dog Mining. If you have a channel we follow you as well.. Look for more metal detecting videos up soon as we are currently editing a bunch of footage! Thanks!!
Anyone detecting on the Canadian side of the border.
I would love to hear about it, I'm not looking for locations specifically, I get that just wondering about the plausibility and your successes stories and failures.
For example they did a show here a few years back, I think it was called Devils Canyon. Anyhow they dropped these contestants off in the woods for a month to find some gold. So some of these characters did find a bit of gold, decent gold, that is neither here nor there, what struck me is I am pretty sure I could have found more gold then they did if I had metal detector at those sites.
I'm in Ontario so I kinda have to do my research online as much as possible. Our gold is essentially locked up in hard rock. We have a the odd river a few hours north that could potentially yield a bit of flour with a pan, but that doesn't really interest me at this point, I can find a lot more weight in gold alloys locally.
The plan is to get my old man out there in a RV for a bit of prospecting. He has always wanted to take a prospecting trip somewhere, but frankly I don't really want to leave the country to do it (Unless I KNEW I was getting gold lol) and his health isn't the best so if we could just drive a RV out there to have all the comforts and amenities I think it would be doable.
Greetings again everyone! I am sorry to say I have been away from the forum and detecting for the last several months... and I have missed both tremendously. I am gearing up to embark on a breakneck re-immersion into detecting with my 800 and 600... it has been a long dry summer (literally and figuratively).
I just discovered today that Minelab has come out with an update (to tell you how far removed I have been... :( ), and I have been reading through the posts.. I am anxious to load the update and see how the changes feel, though it has been so long, I may have to teach myself how to detect again LOL.
Looking forward to reconnecting with you all as I catch up on a couple months of forum posts, and hopefully sharing some nice finds in the process. \
Been swinging a detector since early 70's got my first one from the Man himself Jimmy Sierra when he had a store in San Rafael in California.
I worked in the Sierras from 1970 till about 1982 had a lot of fun checking out old tailings and mining camps and found lots of places where miners left their tools behind.
I live in New Mexico and belong to GPAA and New Mexico Gold Miners Assoc. I use both ATX Max and Gold and am Looking at a min lab which I will ask about in that section