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  1. Agree that this sounds like a loophole. I really hope there is some merit to it, but it reads like one of those clickbait advertisements that say "Dentists don't want you to know this one secret because it will put them out of business!" Like I said, I really hope to get in the water again, but I will wait and see what the news is.
  2. Just to add to the advice above. I live down in Texas as well and did some graduate geology work at UT. Texas is not really a great state for gold, but if you do want to increase your likelihood I highly suggest getting permission to detect the creeks around Llano, Mason, Marble Falls. There is a gold bearing area around there associated with the Llano Uplift. Other options are really slime unless you want to find your gold in the form of rings. It's not the cheapest or easiest option, but do like I do and head to the western states. Hope this helps a little bit
  3. I’m in the market for a new coil for my GPX 5k since the others have seen better days etc. I’ve seen some good reviews regarding the coiltek elite series and had a couple of questions regarding them. I detect in the sierras with pretty mild ground for the most part. The gold ranges in size but, generally under 5 grams and pretty rough/prickly. I know the 5k doesn’t handle that kind of gold as well as say the Zed, but my buddy has one of those. My big question is whether to go with the 14” mono or the 17-11” elliptical. Any advice here would be appreciated as I hope to make th
  4. I live in the heart of downtown Houston. As a native Californian it is hard to describe how much rain we have seen in the past two and a half days. My family lives in the Bay Area and got roughly 50 inches of rain this year (which was a huge number). We have received 30 inches in the past two days. So more than half of the Bay Area yearly total in 48 hours. The flooding has surpassed the 500 year flood maps and we are likely experiencing around a 1000 year flood. It just wont stop raining. Ways to help that we are hearing through the local news include donating to the
  5. Just wanted to do a follow up on this post. I had Steve do the refining for me. Steve is a great guy (and helped teach me how to use my detector) and I would definitely recommend anybody to him. Great price and turnaround for me so many many thanks. Calgeo
  6. Hello all, I'm in search of someone who can refine my placer gold into an 18k alloy. Does anybody know a reputable person/small scale business that could do this for me? Thank you!
  7. I don't get a chance to post a lot as my time spent prospecting has decreased for various reasons. That being said when I get a few hours out and about I'm happy to find anything at all. My best days have been around a pennyweight of dinks. Well the last time out happened to be a little better than usual. My partner and I were checking out some ground way off the beaten path of typical gold country and we found a nice little patch. This is about 4 hours work between the two of us. Keep swinging! There is still good stuff out there and I am now a true believer of that.
  8. Thanks guys. Bummer guess will just stick with the detector. Also good to hear from you Steve. Hope things are well with you
  9. I would like it if we could get a good geology discussion going with links etc.. Also that gold is fantastic!
  10. As the title indicates this weekend I am looking to try out dry washing for the first time. My mining buddy picked one up earlier this spring and we are pumped to try it out. Coming to CA from another state means that I don't have many opportunities to mine. My question is regarding how dry does the dirt need to be? I saw that it rained a little bit in the foothills this past week and now I'm concerned that the dirt may be too wet. Any advice and tips are greatly appreciated
  11. HI Chris, I shot you a PM to ask about the current wait list situation.
  12. Great looking gold and great videos. Definitely my favorite detecting videos out there. Get a little bit of the country, a little bit of the geology, and of course the nice gold. Keep it up!
  13. Thanks JP for explaining the coil size comparison. Also thanks for taking the time to make a great video. Man I love this forum! So much great advice/information with no unnecessary banter.
  14. This may be an incorrect assumption here so please correct me if im wrong. The 12x15 elliptical acts like a 12 inch mono right? And the GPZ is running a 14 inch coil. So there is a disparity of 2 inches there. Maybe a 14 incho mono would pick it up louder on the GPX? I need an expert to weigh in on this since this could be based on no actual fact. Either way its great to finally see a head to head test!
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