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4 hours ago, Reg Wilson said:

phrunt, you probably believe Superman is real. 

I`m skeered of Kryptonite ?

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4 hours ago, Reg Wilson said:

phrunt, you probably believe Superman is real.

Wait... he’s not!!!?? ?

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If a man is willing to wear his undies on the outside in public, he must have super powers!

I see QED have jumped onboard making a digger-tector too! 

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Where did you get that picture? It's supposed to be secret.

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1 hour ago, Reg Wilson said:

Where did you get that picture? It's supposed to be secret.

I stumbled across it, someone at QED is leaking information to Wikileaks.  It doesn't have the ground balance problems of the Minelab version, it's hard to keep the tractor on the ground with the GPT 8000, but the QED needs to get past the pulley system on the coil and they could probably do a bit better than coal fired steam and a wooden cabin.  Early days I guess.  Good to see some healthy competition.

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Entertaining little thread. 

Thanks guys, and all the best,

Lanny

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phrunt, limited R&D budget.

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On 4/7/2019 at 7:41 PM, Randy Lunn said:

Gold and mineral dealers like Tony Fraser in Bendigo, Brian Lees in Colorado, Wayne Leicht of Kristalle in California and others who attend the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show on a regular basis know the market well. If I found a big nugget I would ask them but would also consider an auction. In the US, Heritage Auction would be a good starting point.

You would be surprised how low they pay..they are primarily looking for crystalline gold and will pay anywhere between spot plus half to 6 x spot depending on weight and condition. On gold nuggets..well size does matter..but dont expect much and realize  high end mineral dealers are into making a profit..and it's a business for them.

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On 4/7/2019 at 7:41 PM, Randy Lunn said:

Gold and mineral dealers like Tony Fraser in Bendigo, Brian Lees in Colorado, Wayne Leicht of Kristalle in California and others who attend the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show on a regular basis know the market well. If I found a big nugget I would ask them but would also consider an auction. In the US, Heritage Auction would be a good starting point.

Heritage takes a lot of nuggets to market.  I don't know the percentage the owner gets after all is said and done.  I've chatted with the Kristalle folks before and just like all buyers they 'low ball' you to start.  They started well below spot and what I considered an unreasonable offer and they will offer even less if they think you need the money quickly.  They will give you pawn value!   When regular or ugly specimens are dollied up many a gold finder has determined this is their best price.  Premium buyers disappear in favor of opportunity buyers.

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