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  1. I also use polycarbonate sheets cut a little larger (makrolon-but they are the same). I didnt have much luck with the silicone so I just use E6000 glue instead. They work great
  2. In prospecting half the people are lying because they are finding nothing, and half are lying because they are finding something. This doesnt sound like a casual detectorist being waylaid
  3. The linked article provides a good summary for mining. For a individual it is profit based and subject to deductions that limit tax liability. https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=a19eb9c8-5b1c-4296-8b59-afb6c5ad1660
  4. There are already cellphone apps that have this functionality, as was discussed in earlier threads on the topic. I dont want to discourage doing it yourself, but if you want to save time you could use one of them.
  5. Tet·ra·gram·ma·ton /ˌtetrəˈɡraməˌtän/ noun the Hebrew name of God transliterated in four letters as YHWH or JHVH and articulated as Yahweh or Jehovah.
  6. Joann's has synthetic fabric by the meter. Synthetic worked best for me as it doesn't hold the moisture. Amazon or a metal store will have perforated stainless plate, which was the part in my old gold buddy
  7. Try bonding a patch over the crack with aqua seal
  8. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/gear-aid--aquaseal-sr-shoe-repair-adhesive--19047505?recordNum=8 I have found that E6000 and shoe goo do not hold up when i replace soles and the repair fails within a couple of outings. This glue however has lasted years and makes a very strong flexible bond that will bond a shoe sole permanently.
  9. Here is a good summary of the risk of permethrin through skin absorption, and also interaction with DEET increasing absorption and toxicity. Overall the skin absorption is thought to be low (2%), but DEET may increase that when applied https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK231575/
  10. With pieces like those the mile hike back to the truck would sure get interesting
  11. Hi JP, I appreciated your discussion of indicators you look for. I was hoping you would continue that thread
  12. Glad I picked that spot then - I chose it because it had the BLM, private land, and forest service in the screenshot
  13. yes you are correct it is the "Backcountry navigator pro" the app. I did the 12 dollar download, and don't pay any other fees. You can get many map layers including the USGS topo maps. It has about 16 different topo options. As you can see from the TOPO above, the prospects are marked
  14. These screen shots are from backcountry navigator showing the land status on both images. Switch over to the forest service topo and you have the road labels. Inexpensive program and maps are all free. Does all the waypoints tracking etc and you can upload your own maps from google earth etc I am sure the other program are similar, but you dont need a kml of the road labels if you have acess to multiple map layers - or at least I dont
  15. There are a lot of programs like back country navigator that allow you to download the area of interest to your phone, which will work with the phone's GPS. It has a range of map options from topo to satellite. No need for service at your site
  16. During the beginning of detecting with the 5000 I found it extremely useful to re-read the manual every 2-3 months. There is a lot to unpack there. Heck its probably still useful now
  17. Agree with Geof, I struggled to get enough heat without insulating with firebricks, as the heat loss is too much. Using the small kilns with propane/butane will work fine. I made my own easily enough.
  18. As many are aware and WesH is aluding to, the LR2000 does not have the claim boundaries, just the quarter sections. Getting the actual claim boundaries is much more of a headache, as they are on the claim maps, which are not online. Having the quarter section is helpful though, just not quite as much as it could be
  19. I misspoke, the backcountry navigator is a 12 dollar one time purchase, and is under backcountry navigator topo gps. It shows up as pro when installed. You can download the imagery or topo files or both. Getting the land ownership overlay can be googled. FYI I am just a user, have no relationship with them.
  20. I am a big fan of Backcountry navigator PRO on my phone. Does all the waypoints and tracks etc and is free. I find it easier to see and navigate on the larger phone screen plus you can download the land ownership as an overlay
  21. Sorry didn't mean to drag off topic, just there were pictures of the sled in the album, but most of the large pieces seem to have been found by hand helds. I was just wondering if they were successful in finding some of the larger bits. I was also curious about the EMI as the off roaders here drive my detector nuts
  22. I am curious about the sled, and how successful that approach was back in the day thanks for the history
  23. Agree with HP above. I have drywashed for more than 10 years. In my experience puffer efficiency drops dramatically with damp soil. Blower drywasher can still work soil that is quite wet. My choice of drywasher depends on soil conditions and how far I am packing in. IMHO the current commercial models are all too heavy to be really backpackable (more than a mile or two), especially with water and shovels etc When I have to go far I will opt for a string pull puffer, just for the weight issue, but the ground has to be rich to make up for lost volume and time
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