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    South Dakota
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    Nuggets, Nuggets and more Nuggets
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    SDC2300, Equinox 800, Excalibur 1000

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  1. afreakofnature

    First Day Success With Eq 800 & 6" Coil

    Hot Damn! Nice job on a first run. That is excellent! Awesome write up too!
  2. Thanks Mike, I am going to add what people put down to the first post for the list.
  3. Last week I responded to a topic on Jim Straight's bibliography and got thinking that I would like to ask everyone out there what there favorite "Advanced" books are. I am not talking about the book that tells you to keep your coil level and low, or dig here books. Books that give methods, techniques, or other tips that you don't really know about until you go out and learn them on your own. (An example for me would be that I never really knew about raking an area and removing a layer of dirt to get even deeper, but after reading that it completely makes sense.) Other books that would be good are geology, geomorphology and hyrdogeology for "detectable nuggets." Sure we can use USGS and State GeoSurveys to find areas that have gold, but a lot of gold out there is fine and undetectable, I want books (pubs) on the formation of nuggety gold!. I haven't really seen or been able to research any info like that. I do have the basic grasp, but I love to read in the offseason and learn as much as I can to help on the hunt, plus I am ready for some advanced reading. Kind of sucks to skim through the first half of a book because it only talks about how to swing a detector Tell me your Favorites! Lets make a list! So far on the list: Fists Full of Gold: A complete Guide to the Art of Prospecting: How You Can Find Gold in the Mountains and Deserts. (Chris Ralph) The Complete unabridged Zip Zip (Larry Sallee) DFX Gold Methods: Finding Gold Jewelry with the Whites DFX E series TM Metal Detector. (Clive Clynick) Treasure Hunting Manual Vol 7 (Von Mueller) Tom Dankowski's 5th Edition Fisher Intelligence booklet. (Tom Dankowski) CoinShooting I, II, and III. (Glenn Carson) Advanced Nuggetshooting - How to Prospect for Gold with a Metal Detector.
  4. Thanks, i did start a thread over on Nugget Shooter. I am surprised that eveyone knows about his books but not all his books? I thought this would be an easy question lol I did see Rob has some of his books listed on his webpage to Jim but it has not been updated nor does it have his complete bibliography.
  5. Found instructions and exchange2 software disc. Feel free to make an offer.
  6. I am having a hard time tracking down Mr. Straight's bibliography. Especially volume 1 and 2 of the above book. Could someone list his complete bibliography for me. Thanks in advance!
  7. Thought I would give this a bump. Feel free to make offers. Thanks!
  8. I am selling my CTX 3030. This is used but never abused and always well taken care of. This is probably less used than most, as I am mainly a prospector and not much of a relic hunter. No more warranty. Up do to date on all firmware and gaskets. Everything works perfect. I will even include my "custom made" travel rod. I never got to try it, but should work great!-You get everything that was in the box except the instructions (which can be downloaded from Minelab)-Original Box (not shown in photos)-17 inch Minelab coil with extra cover.-6 inch Minelab coil-and my custom made travel rod.(Everything you see in the photos is what you will be getting)Cash or PayPal Friends and Family (you can even use your Credit Card but PayPal will charge you 4%)PM me if interested or have questions.
  9. afreakofnature

    Is It Just Me Or......

    Yes i love this forum and its layout. I am really enjoying the home page "magazine" articles! Great work Steve!
  10. afreakofnature

    Nugget Scoops - Do You Use One?

    Almost always use a scoop unless they are big
  11. afreakofnature

    California Gold - SD2300 Finds

    Nice gold! Did your SDC find it?