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    Alaska USA
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    Gold Mining, Fishing, Hunting, Trapping, Homebrewing, Logging.

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  1. Hello Denver Bryan, I do alot of mapping using ArcMap and shapefiles on the desktop. I have also used the free version of Gaia GPS for the smartphone. Its pretty easy to use, as you do all the work on the computer, and only use the phone for viewing. You just upload your .shp or .kml files to your account and it will load on the phone when you open the app. It comes with a Topo / trail Map. One big benefits is that it does not require cell phone coverage to operate. I also upload and download shapefiles and .kml files to my Garmin handheld GPS. I used to use the free Garmin Bas
  2. I would like to join the contest, I dont have 35 oz of gold to refine, but I can picture casting some lead fishing weights. Kodiak.
  3. Welcome to the Forum ChiniakGrant. Good to have someone else from the "Rock" on the forum. Good luck in B.C. Kodiak
  4. Keep your eyes out on the beach for the canvas wrapped bales that go with it.
  5. Mac, Theres a recent post on the DNR thread over at the Alaska Gold Forum by GeoWizard. He included this link: http://www.stampede-gold.com/notice_of_withdrawal.pdf Looks like they withdrew their proposal. Gonna try and take it to the legislature for action instead. Good luck with those clowns.
  6. 130 billion worth of gold. I can almost see Russia from out my window... https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a22345825/russian-shipwreck-gold-dmitri-donskoii/
  7. GB_Amateur, Yes, the Garmin model with the InReach is the Garmin InReach Explorer+ you linked to at amazon. I have a Delorme InReach Explorer, the Delorme model you linked to as well. I use a Garmin GPSmap 62s for navigation, and the Delorme, for emergency response and simple texting like (All OK, headed back) as preset messages since it is such a pain to manually text using the Delorme. I imagine if I had the Explorer+, I would only need to carry one unit instead of two, as the Delorme Explorer is more for emergency response and communication than it is for navigation. D
  8. I use a Garmin GPSmap 62s quite a bit at work. Garmin has software for your computer called BaseCamp, that costs like 30 dollars a year. BaseCamp allows you to download high res maps for anywhere in the USA at least, and the software allows you to plan adventures, and enter waypoints as well as an easier interface with the GPS. The only thing I don't like about my Garmin, is its hard to see the screen in the sun, and it really eats up AAA batteries. My buddy has a Garmin, with built in InReach, which allows for emergency rescue, and text capability through satellite networks. Useful for e
  9. Where I live in remote Alaska, the bears are so big they can kill you just by looking at you.
  10. DolanDave, Nice to see someone finding something valuable with the Naked Eye. The only detectable objects I've been able to find so far with a metal detector on the Island I live on are all from recent logging activities. I did manage to spot this though:
  11. Just looking at it, it looks kind of like a locket. Are the edges raised, so that it could hold a picture, or object? It also looks roughly made. Maybe some sort of weight for a scale? Some other industrial use? Those are my guesses.
  12. Great adventure guys and beautiful scenery. I would suggest investing some of that hard earned gold into some new boots for Simon
  13. Thanks for clearing up my confusion George. It would certainly save someone a lot of time collecting to find that horde in a box in the closet. I particularly like the six sided die, is that stone or metal? Kodiak
  14. George, Great finds, but I am confused. Are you the original finder, or did you find a box in your closet with the relics in it? Thanks, Kodiak
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