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    Woodland Park, Colorado
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    Metal Detecting mountains, Beaches, and everything in between, Outdoor Photography, RVing, and Flying.
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    Nox 800, XP ORX, MXT, GMT, Garrett Sea Hunter, White's Goldmaster 4.

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  1. I've been procrastinating renewing my yearly membership with The Ring Finders but finally got around to doing so yesterday for the yearly $65.00 fee. Several hours later a woman calls and asked for my help to locate her car keys she had just lost in the snow. I almost said no as it was dark and 11 degrees F but she asked if I could come down in the morning and give it a try. Got to her apartment early the next morning and it was still pretty cold (14F) and I thought this is not going to be fun. She explained that she lost the keys while brushing snow off her car and had a good idea that it was near the rear door. On a hunch, I turned on my Garrett Pinpointer instead of my Nox and stuck it in the snow and the first signal I got turned out to be her keys. Happy Days!! Even though I told her there was no charge (that's usually my policy), she insisted on giving me a check for $60.00. Just about paid for my renewal fee. Attached is a photo of me and the happy lady.
  2. Glenn, I think part of eveyone's success that day was newer technology, many of us were using the Nox 800 and the 6"coil. My wife had the ORX and found a nice Miners Tag along with a few other "goodies". A couple of my finds included 2 RR Lead Bale Seals, a 1901 Indian Head Penny made into a Pendant and a shell casing with a Cartridge I've never seen before, 40-82. After a little research I think Winchester came out with it in the late 1800's. Maybe some of our other Forum members could tell me a bit more about it.
  3. The Florida Treasure Coast of Florida from Melbourne down to Fort Pierce. I'm already planning on a week trip in November.
  4. Nice guy, John was instrumental in authenticating and naming "Cotopaxi", an Iron Meteorite that my wife and I found detecting in Colorado in 2000. In appreciation we donated a small slice of Cotopaxi to the UCLA collection and the rest to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Also thru his efforts, Cotopaxi is now listed in Meteoritical Bulletin #89, dated 2005. It's very interesting to read the scientific makeup of all the elements it's made of.
  5. Thinking of downloading the Gaia GPS App to my iPhone. Wondering if anyone has experience with this App? Thanks for any input.
  6. Colorado went on lockdown today although Parks are still open (so far). Hope it's lifted in time for the Hunt. I'm taking both the Orx and the Nox. The Orx seems to be less susceptible to EMI and easier to swing. For those attending the Hunt needing a place to stay the Hotels are pretty pricey during that time frame. I got a place thru Airbnb for less than $100/night.
  7. I just bought an ORX package from www.georgiabuddy.com. I was VERY happy with the price which included free shipping.
  8. Thanks for the info, looks like I'm headed to the local library!!
  9. Does anybody know if a Chromebook can be used for Nox Software Updates? The Minelab website has only instructions for a Mac or Windows. Just wondering as my only computer is a Chromebook.
  10. I was downhill from Glenn when I found this small Nugget. Haven't weighed it yet but put in on my watch to take the photo for size comparison. In the past, I've used my White's MXT and GMT but this was my first outing with the Nox 800 and standard coil. It was 2" deep and I was using Gold 1, Sensitivity 22, and the factory settings for everything else. It rang up between 2 and 4 with a very solid signal. It's tough hunting those steep tailings piles. I am now scheduled for Hernia Surgery next week!
  11. I'll be in Sebastian from March 5 thru March 20 with my Nox. Plan on detecting every day except March 9 when I'll attend the TCAS Hunt in Wabasso. Hoping for a Nor Easter to make some cuts in the Beach. I've detected the Treasure Coast Beaches several times in the past and found some modern Bling but no Spanish finds. Hope my luck changes this time.
  12. I've been a member of the Ringfinders for about 7 years. Get a call for lost "Bling" about once every month or so. I've never charged anyone a cent whether or not I find the lost item. I just tell them to "Pay it forward" if they get a chance. It's been a lot of fun, especially if you find the lost item which is about 50% of the time. Over the years I've had 4 calls from women who threw their rings out the window of moving cars after arguments with their Spouses. Was lucky to find one of them. Makes me wonder how many other rings are out there besides our roads thru out the U.S. Being a member of Ringfinders has also opened the doors to other metal detecting opportunities as some people will give you permission to further hunt their properties.
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