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Robert Eaton Jr

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    Wife and kids, prospecting, Spending time all over beautiful America , Cycling, fishing, homeschooling / teaching / learning...
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    Fisher f75 LTD, GPZ7000, Fisher f-pulse pinpointer, YouTube, Amazon prime documentaries, great historical books found@Goodwill.. this forum..

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  1. this is different than what you said of your later when you're going to get rid of your dredging and stuff for only metal detecting. I'm trying to find out the best loose dry washer setup, and I keep coming across your conflicted feelings about quitting everything else but metal detecting
  2. Just out of curiosity, a couple years later, are you still only detecting with metal detectors and no more dry washing?
  3. Hey everybody. I've been working my butt off to try to get ready to go find gold.Sometime seems like one step forward two steps back. A week and a half ago I was at the bottom of gold hill outside Virginia City, testing out the GPZ in the gold monster with my wife and kids, and when we put all the gear away I had my keys on the minelab vest, and stupidly locked them in the back of our car right at sun down. Being off the beaten path, and having to work had no choice but to smash my rear window to get the keys and get my family out of there. Just so happens that rear window is more expensive th
  4. Hi everyone. Slowly building up our kit, Ill post another thread about it later on when I get a chance. Drivung Uber all around, stopping whenever i can at interesting places to detect.. I was wondering if anybody could help identify whether or not this is silver. It sets off my GPZ pretty well and I think I know where it could find a lot more. There's a lot of excavation going on around Reno which is exposing a lot of bedrock and other things haven't been seen for a long time. If this is silver, and there's a lot more is it worth any value? I'm pretty sure it's from ground that's never seen t
  5. Okay everybody, I just picked up a gold monster 1000, and now I'll be either looking for it another cheap one second hand for my wife / child, and possibly an SDC 2300. Honestly though, I see two toes really likes to use his SDC, and I see some other people who defend using their SDC, say it's a great machine, but I'm not sure if they're saying that because they already made the large investment, or if it really has its place. The thing is, one of my children will be using the f-75 ltd in all metal mode, and I really want to keep it because it's good for relics and I think it's better on
  6. Can you tell me the podcast? Id really like podcasts about prospecting and gold detecting.. thanks!!.... Nevermind I found it.. Thanks
  7. Hey 3 years of my older brother 🙂 I hope he can get back into it. The gold will always be waiting for him. Actually you know I was thinking, it'd be really cool if we had kids prospecting days. If anybody ever sets up a get together for all the kids, let me know. I'd like to get those kids on the list.
  8. Hey thanks for your reply. Yeah I really need to find out about that pinpointer. It's a real time server. I think the fisher are pinpointer is actually quite good...... I haven't had the time yet to try to change the channel on the GPZ after turning on the pin pointer, and I haven't tried to turn on the pin pointer before turning on the GPZ and doing the reset. I know that the Fisher has an ability to set channels. But the morse code like cryptic channel selection is something I need to reread about. When I was using it with my fisher f 75 I never even understood the reason I have different ch
  9. Hey it's amazing that somebody read it 🙂 the wonders of voice typing with Google. There might be a million mistakes, as I really didn't have the time to read it myself. I hope the Google kept up okay. It is a great adventure. Thanks for your wishes and have a great holiday with your family. Good luck out there
  10. If we're not trying we're dying. It's truly a strange trip to be back in the US, for a million different reasons, with passion and necessity, for the strange times and the unforeseen coming future, as Plato said... History repeats, it's not such a bad idea to let the Gold Rush history repeat.. if not for all the people in this room, it is definitely going to repeat for my family and kids. Up there with giving them a fish to feed them for the day or teaching them to fish to feed them for their life, replace those keywords with gold 🙂 whatever happens ... There should be enough gold to go around
  11. Hey Steve... You, general Hercules, Jeff Williams, two toes, you're a legend in our home. It's really an honor to meet you in this forum, and thank you for the wonderful resource you put together. The experiences that you've shared, from your f-75 to your Zed... It's the kind of thing, like giving a drink to somebody who's thirsty, which only makes them more thirsty 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom. We're great fans, and look forward to learning so much more. I never anticipated I would actually be in Reno in the United States communicating with you in person in the form. you n
  12. Hey can I hope that you're having a good holiday with your family. Like I said before, sorry it had to be like what it is and I wish you and yours the best. Meeting you is a great opportunity for us, we've got a lot to learn, and you really have our sincere gratitude for your honesty and providing us with the Golden Chipmunk as my kids call it. Look forward to getting to know you more in the future. 2021 is going to be a vital year for any prospector and their family. Carpe diem.
  13. Hey thanks for the welcome. A long time lurker. This is a great resource. right now I'm running these great Goodyear weather assurance tires that are the best snow tires I've ever had considering they're not dedicated snow tires https://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/assurance-weatherready .... They really blown me away in the snow so far.. I had a couple sidewall flats though last year with the all-seasons I was running. Definitely am looking forward to getting some of those Kevlar or other dependable tires for the future. The immediate thing on our list is trying to find a used falcon xl tent
  14. Today was short and good. While reading about the geology of rattlesnake mountain and getting sidetracked on the census report for the population of Virginia City and 1860 versus 1870, I came across the fact that there was like 11 Chinese people in 1860 recorded, and 711 or something in 1870. How long ago that was, and how bustling those streets must have been as it was as great as paris? Well today, not too far from Virginia City three new kids, half Chinese, could be added to that number. We were really only supposed to go out to deliver some Uber eats. However, sometimes it's really ha
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