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  1. Hey All, As many of you might know in the mining/prospecting community, Icon Jim Straight passed away. Jim has been a mentor to hundreds, if not thousands of people over the years. Jim wrote many books, including the famous NuggetShooter's Bible, Advanced Prospecting and Detecting for Hardrock Gold, 3 Hours to Gold and many other smaller books. Jim also over the last 30-40 years was an active writer for many of the major prospecting magazines from Gold and Treasure, GPAA, ICMJ and many more. Without a doubt, Jim will always be looked at as a Icon in the prospecting and mining community. That being said, Jim and I were friends for over 30 years, so I always promised to support, promote and sell his products knowing what they would do for others. I had a recent opportunity to have a limited amount of "Advanced Prospecting & Detecting for Hardrock Gold" and "3 Hours to Gold" books reprinted to hopefully get some in new prospectors hands, as they are a huge help and will not be offered again. Pretty much all Jim's books are out of print and will not be reprinted again. Lets hopefully get the last of these two book into some peoples hands that don't don't have a copy, or would like to have a backup. I promise, you will get some great information out of this book. Below is a direct link to my online store to order this limited copy by Jim Straight. Limited Quantity available - $24.95 + $4.00 US First Class Shipping https://www.robsdetectors.com/advanced-prospecting-detecting-book/ Both books can be purchased from us online or give us a call.
  2. Hey Guys, Okara - Ya, the picture was a give away, plus "TxxY" told me the story. Yes, we have met, maybe several times in the last 10-15 years. Hope all is well. Reg Wilson - Yes that is correct. I had several contact that were International gold buyer and there was a time when they could purchase big, Australia gold nuggets for less than spot. Sometimes the big ones are hard to sell due to the size. I think you are correct, those times are/were in the past, now for the most part it's spot or better, if not premium for big, unique gold nuggets or specimens. I know of a friend/customer that found a whopper many years ago. The person believes the piece is worth 8-10 times spot, which maybe it really is. However, until you get money in the hand, you can tell anyone what you "think" it's worth. It's one of those things where you might find the perfect collector right away that is looking for that perfect piece, or you sit on the piece for a long time trying to find that perfect buyer that will give you "what you believe in your mind" it's worth. I'm sure we would all believe, that is shouldn't be worth anything less than the Market Spot value. Just my thoughts, Rob
  3. Hey Guys, There is a good chance later this year I will work a deal to have "Follow the Drywasher, Nugget Shooters Bible, 8th edition reprinted. Like I mentioned before, the book has a lot o pages and printing cost have doubled. The last time I distributed the book here in the US, I had to sell the book at $34.95. That being said, even at that price, I couldn't keep them in stock. I'm hoping I could keep the price around the same, maybe just a tiny bit more, but to keep Jim's books alive and going. Rob
  4. Hey Gerry, Without a doubt one beautiful, lifetime type find. All congrats to the finder for sure! Rob
  5. Hey Guys, The biggest issue with the SDC 2300 as a dealer and end user was the overall length. I'm about 6'1, but it seemed like I was always leaning/tilting down on one side to get the coil flat on the ground. It the unit had 2-3 more inches of length it would be great. I actually like it for prospecting really remote regions where a lot of hiking was required. I found a nice Camelback backpack with a 100oz water bladder and was able to fold up the SDC 2300 and hike in (looking like a hunter or hiker). This allowed me to have both hands free while hiking several miles in/out of remote locations (mostly canyons). For this the SDC 2300 worked great for me, biggest complaint was the overall length. The battery issue was never a big issue to me and I just wedged one of my business cards between the batteries to keep them from moving around and power ON/OFF the SDC while using it. P.S. Some California Snipers and Dredgers really love them. Just my thoughts, Rob
  6. Hey Tom, I agree, I hate to see Jim's book die to the wayside. This is the reason I had a limited batch of "3 Hours to Gold" reprinted and trying to work on getting a bit more "Advanced Prospecting and Detecting for Hardrock Gold" along with the famous "8th edition of Nugget Shooter's Bible." The 3 Hour books are going quickly, about a quarter of them sold within a few days. Anyone looking, please get your order in soon to make sure you have one of the last new copies we might ever see again. Rob
  7. Hey All, As many of you might know in the mining/prospecting community, Icon Jim Straight passed away. Jim has been a mentor to hundreds, if not thousands of people over the years. Jim wrote many books, including the famous NuggetShooter's Bible, Advanced Prospecting and Detecting for Hardrock Gold, 3 Hours to Gold and many other smaller books. Jim also over the last 30-40 years was an active writer for many of the major prospecting magazines from Gold and Treasure, GPAA, ICMJ and many more. Without a doubt, Jim will always be looked at as a Icon in the prospecting and mining community. That being said, Jim and I were friends for over 30 years, so I always promised to support, promote and sell his products knowing what they would do for others. I had a recent opportunity to have a limited amount of "3 Hours to Gold" books reprinted to hopefully get some in new prospectors hands, as they are a huge help and will not be offered again. Pretty much all Jim's books are out of print and will not be reprinted again. Lets hopefully get the last of the "3 Hours to Gold" book into some peoples hands that don't don't have a copy, or would like to have a backup. I promise, you will get some great information out of this book. Below is a direct link to my online store to order this limited copy by Jim Straight. https://www.robsdetectors.com/three-hours-to-gold-book/
  8. Hey Guys, Great news if Coiltek, Nugget Finder or any other coil maker can have the chip included in the cord and no mods needed. I think for all us GPZ 7000 users, we need a few more coil options. PS. AraratGold - You are correct, here is a video I shot in the beginning of March 2015. Man, does time fly .....
  9. Hey Guys, I'm not sure what Fisher is doing, but I have heard many dealers and distributors have dropped them due to Fisher direct selling against their Distributors and Dealers. I'm still selling them, but Fisher sales have tanked for me once the Minelab Gold Monster 1000 arrived and the White's 24K.
  10. Hello All, Check out these amazing Memorial Day Specials that will run through July 31st 2020. Don't miss out, get FREE items with many Minelab detector purchases. See the listing below that shows all the exciting deals available through Rob's Detector Sales. Purchase the following - Minelab GPZ 7000 Metal Detector - $7999.00 - Get FREE 19" GPZ Searchcoil Minelab Equinox 600 Metal Detector - Get FREE Minelab Pro-Find 20 Pinpointer Minelab CTX 3030 Metal Detector - Get FREE Minelab Soft Padded Carry Bag and Minelab 6" CTX Searchcoil Minelab Go-Find 22 Metal Detector $149.00- Get FREE Go Find Carry Bag Minelab Go-Find 66 Metal Detector $249.00 - Get FREE Pro Find 20 Pinpointer Minelab Equinox 15x12 Searchcoil $239.00 - Get FREE Equinox Lower Shaft Contact us today if you have any questions or would like to purchase. We would love to earn your business! Rob's Detector Sales Surprise, AZ www.robsdetectors.com 623.362.1459 office 602.909.9009 cell or text questions
  11. Hey Guys, I don't offer or sell the X coils, even though it sounds like they are working well. Until they get something figured out that will not require a mod and a purchase of a used coil to clip the cable and chip off, I'm going to hold out. I have done plenty well with the stock 14x13 and found some pieces I left behind with the 19". I heard some rumors that NF has not figured this out either, and it will also require some mods to be done. I'm not solid on this, but the sources I heard it from said no one has any kind of agreement to make GPZ coils at this time with the chip technology. I was hoping as we are 4 years or so in on the GPZ 7000, we would have seen a few more coil options that would just plug in and work. This all being said, anyone that purchases a new Minelab GPZ 7000 from their local dealer will get a FREE 19" Searchcoil during this Promo. Wishing you all a great Memorial Day weekend. Rob
  12. Hey Guys, Well I only got the use a Steelphase for about 2 trips on my GPZ 7000. I can't keep them in stock here in the US for the most part. They sell very well and seem to be the best signal enhancer out there at least for the Minelab GPX, SDC 2300 & GPZ 7000. As Pat mentioned, you can use it on other manufactures as well. If anyone is looking, I have a few left from the last batch, but they will go quickly. https://www.robsdetectors.com/steelphase-audio-enhancer-nenad/ Rob
  13. Hey Reg, If I remember correct, Minelab ran a special like this last year, but wasn't offered in Australia at that time either. Kind of weird how they offer it in one Country, but not the Mother Country!
  14. Hey Steve, That is correct, for a limited time Minelab is including the 19" Searchcoil (value 1500.00) with the purchase of a Minelab GPZ 7000. We are also including our 2020 Prospectors bundle with this promo. I didn't think we would see another FREE coil promo again, but it has always been a great way to get the customers on the fence to jump in and get $1500 in free value + a nice bundle deal. Rob
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