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  1. Reg had done a mod on my TDI and some other things for me over the years. I tried to call him a while back and never heard back from him.
  2. Wow! Chuck thanks for posting these photos. I appreciate your willingness to send me more, but since it's a lost cause; it wouldn't do much except make me drool more. LOL
  3. Yes Chuck, they got ripped off by the state of Texas big time. And kept me out of there also. One my friend's dad was a surf fisherman at little shell and big shell and found a piece of eight silver coin that was washed up in the surf. I lived in Corpus Christi in 1965 and I had rented and old surplus mine detector to search the area back then, but didn't find any thing. Yes there were several treasure ships in the area. I'd like to see that map and the pictures of the treasure. That would be cool! Best wishes! Jim
  4. Steve, here's the reason that " Padre Island National Seashore " was created. I knew of this ship wreck in 1965, but didn't have the money and knowledge to do the salvage operation. This case has a long and complex history. In 1555, the Spanish galleon Espiritu Santo sank in a storm. The ship was lost beneath the sea for over four centuries, until the plaintiff, Platoro, located it in 1967. Platoro recovered various items from the wreck and removed them to Indiana, Platoro's home state. https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/F2/695/893/443543/ https://www.leagle.com/decision/19811334518fsupp81611236
  5. I don't know about California, but I have been using this one for years with no problem. QUITCLAIM DEED MINING CLAIM.pdf
  6. This story is of a friend of mine, "Bob Ellithorpe" an equipment operator in Colorado. The rock is on display in the Denver Museum of Natural History and I have personally seen it on display! http://pagosasprings.com/the-summitville-141-oz-gold-boulder/
  7. This story is of a friend of mine, "Bob Ellithorpe" an equipment operator in Colorado. The rock is on display in the Denver Museum of Natural History and I have personally seen it on display! http://pagosasprings.com/the-summitville-141-oz-gold-boulder/
  8. I don't remember how many years ago that it was, but Minelab said to drag a chain to ground the detector from static build up. The reference might be found with some research? I do know the Aussies did drag a chain, but that was to mark where they had detected before.
  9. Is there anyone still hunting for meteorites in this area? I'm in Roswell and spoke to Skip Wilson (famous meteorite hunter in Portales, NM), years ago. I just never found time to go look myself.
  10. The good old days. I was a Minelab Dealer and Wilma Beaumont was the distributor near Las Vegas. My dealer cost was $2836.00 for an SD2000 in that first shipment to the US.
  11. I never met Jim in person, but had corresponded with him many times over the years. I have many of his books. He will be sorely missed.
  12. He did some work for me a couple of years ago. I have his phone number and tried to call him a while back, but he didn't answer the phone.
  13. Back say 20 to 30 years ago, it was common practice to leave a coin where we found a nugget with our detector.
  14. You might try this one, and it won't break the bank. https://www.detectorprospector.com/metal-detector-database/whites-tm-808-r38/ Download the manual to see how it works. It will not detect single coins, rings, small items, etc.
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