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  1. Thinking about it after the fact...every place has it's drawbacks. EVERY time I see a vid from Australia and see all those f'n flies, then think about snakes, heat, wind etc. I'd never hold up down there....
  2. Kinda funny how the gold gets a little smaller and harder to find with each passing season....and I'm only on my 5th season...lol Any gold is good gold and keeps the interest up....!!!!
  3. Nice work there boss...!!!! had a chuckle when Phrunt mentioned if he moved to US it'd be Alaska. You better be real tuff between the weather and skeeters.
  4. OK everybody.... let's see your favorite nugget that YOU found with your detector. Doesn't have to be biggest, etc. but your personal favorite? Maybe it's your biggest, or string gold, chevron type, or some character? Only one nugget, your favorite. Here's mine from Notellem creek.....
  5. looks like you found a new spot for noogies......!!!!!!!!
  6. The cores are 2" dia. I plan on doing more cores even though they haven't specifically asked me too? I'll ask the geo's if it helps them speed up the process, if it does, I'll be glad to do more of it. If nothing else, it's interesting to see what's coming out of the ground. Maybe my job title will change from "crack scratcher" to "core checker"...????? LoL. Never been around a Falcon so no comment?
  7. who needs a beast when we have a Monster????? Just thinkin out loud......
  8. put on your dive gear and dredge the reserve pit...lmao. Two towns I really like there are Mtn View and also Saratoga... anyways enough of that but thanx for reminding me of my short time in Wyo....
  9. Thanks for the too kind words Mr. Gerry! Can't help it, I was damned proud to reach those #'s but you all will get the last laugh come weigh in time. Crack scratchin the pinheads keeps me busy and helps avoid the skunk. My legs are going cowshit on me this year which has limited me somewhat in exploring for newer patches so been sticking to easy access proven areas. Doctor wants more tests, this time in Missoula (220mi. rt), told them yesterday "after seasons over"..... My motto... "keep on going till the F'n wheels fall off!".... LMAO.... Think I might change my screen name to King of Dink.... Seriously ...thanx again! Coming from you that means a lot....
  10. Got a real soft spot in my heart for Wyo. Spent 2.5yrs in the patch (Exeter Drilling rig #24) down there and one of the things that has always stuck in my head was seeing wild horses run free down around Fort Bridger-Kemmerer area. I try not to remember the wind/cold....lol Tuff country but good country.....
  11. Yeah... I really stumbled into a very sweet arrangement. These guys treat me VERY well, rarely ask me to do much and pretty much let me runamuck. Another first today... one of the geo's asked if I might detect some of the 2" core samples off the drill so I took a shot at it and got a hit around the 95' level of the core. I only did a few core samples then off for nuggs but I'm gonna do a few more in the future, it was fun. Driller marked it for the geo's when they analize the cores at the shop. This hard rock shit is all new to me and I find it kinda fascinating as I get a little taste of how they go about finding and searching for the viens......
  12. Got skunked today folks. I was using the Monster/5". I can't give any weights yet in case any Co. guys read this as I recently found out the Co. has been having a drawing at the annual Co. party on how much weight the "detector guy" finds at the end of the season. Found out who won 3rd place last year and he got $50, don't know what 1st or 2nd got but I LMAO and thought that was pretty cool. This seasons' drawing I'm gonna sweeten the 1st place pot and throw in a 3.4 grammer for the winner. This morning I brought over donuts to the mine boys and got to BSing there for quite awhile then up on the mtn to the deep and steep and 2 hrs later had zippo so ate lunch while debating on where to go? Then the drill crew came by and asked me to check some dirt they set aside. I took care of the dirt and asked them to spread it out better and I'll hit it again another day. I was tired, there was no shade, hot, hornets, etc. and all this old man could think about was getting home to my Oxy bottle and the couch so I headed home early with zippo....lol Thanx for the likes/comments everybody & good luck out there
  13. nothing special but these guys today put me over 1000 bits so far this season. A new personal record I was happy to reach. Last season I got close at 992. Piece count good...weight this season not too good so far, fun factor...great. I went to a spot I haven't worked for 2 years where I've pulled 300-400(?) bits a couple seasons back. Decided to get into the fringes and slow way down, beat the brush, detect the steep stuff, and basically try and slip that coil where most would avoid and got a few. Think I'll hit it again tomorrow and see if I can turn up a few more stragglers.....???
  14. good job on the gold and the video!!! Drives me nuts to see that flat open ground down there, I wouldn't know how to act!
  15. I would think they may ride ruff? I can tell by looking at them they'd be useless in cold or rotten snow where you really need a deep open mud type lug that cleans out.....
  16. Understood both you and Kostas and agree.... I had to give my opinion and a thumbs up on the 6 and the new tech. The 6 was a game changer in a few ways (imo) and doubt anybody that has swung one can deny? I've stated many times my issues with it and why I parted with it, once again, no problems with it and nothing a person couldn't work around but we just didn't mesh......
  17. Your translator worked good. Agree 99%...BUT, I have to give new tech some credit here. Even though I parted ways with my 6000 I have to give it credit as it was FOR ME a game changer that I noticed on day one. Hit a pounded area and immediately popped 6-7 tinys probably around 2" deeper than any of my other machines are capable of. IMO that 6000 actually was a "game changer". I had a couple other "eureka" moments with that 6 that solidified the "game changer" opinions. I certainly wouldn't discount new tech....jmo's
  18. Yes... thankyou Minelab. group coins, second to last season of "keepers" Coin shooting (etrac). Barbers & "keeper" nickels from my last season coin shooting. Nugg jug not including this seasons gold.
  19. You gotta get up real early in the morning to trick "the old cougar" into thinking that pic of the BITS are next to a FULL SIZE shovel.....lol Good try tho Gerry! once again...REAL EARLY in the morn....lmao! On a serious note.... everything changed for me in my detecting 30yrs when after 22yrs swinging Tesoro I made the switch to Minelab and for the better I might ad. Completely agree.....
  20. Kinda my sentiments also.... Knowing the smaller aftermarket coils were gonna arrive soon I was thinking "you watch...the smaller coils will most likely eliminate most the aircraft/emi and I'll regret selling the 6, sure as shit!" Then the other frustrated side of me said " already spent enough $ on my 6 and I have another machine that's always stable so I'm not spending anymore on extra coils for the 6". I'll hide and watch for awhile and see how the Axe performs over time and MAYBE take a look in the future? Cash wise I lost $1100 selling my 6 but also dug an ounce + or -. So a tad better than the cost plus got to use it for a year, 100-110 nuggs of fun and some frustration.... Leaves the door open for....??????
  21. My problem with the 6 was air traffic mainly, nothing a person couldn't work around but it was annoying and why I parted with it. I'd get a bump in threshold and start doing sweeps to find a possible target, machine starts to get a little erratic, THEN I'd start to suspect air traffic and sure as shit, here comes the plane. So now I'd have to set the machine down, light a smoke, listen to machine going wacko then listen to the machine start to settle back down as I watch and listen to plane/jet leave my airspace. Machine settles back down after 2-3minutes then resume hunting until the next plane. Not all planes upset the 6 but most did? Some days were BAD and I've counted approx 25+ fly overs. Talked with a few others that claimed aircraft not a big problem with their 6's...??? Whatever...my experience only and don't have to worry about it now..... In between planes I was impressed with the machine and had zero problems.....
  22. Haven't been to Garnet yet and it's not too far from home. Have been to Bannack 3 times now (another gold ghost town) that the state of Montana put emphasis on preservation and not restoration. Bannack has quite a colorful history and was a gold boomtown and also capitol of Montana territory for awhile. If you are ever in the Dillion MT area check out Bannack state park, free to residents, small fee for non-residents, small campground for a couple RV's,also little book store & trinkets, bring your own food, etc. https://fwp.mt.gov/stateparks/bannack/
  23. That dino bone is pretty cool.... I really liked that dino hunters show, all filmed in Wyo/Mt. Don't know if it's still on as I shitcanned the satellite dish. Gold looks great also.....
  24. Noticed your comment about busting out the Nox, using 2-tone ferrous, then finally finding a couple old coins amongst the trash. Never could quite understand Monte and the Tesoros being so good in trashy sites? I swung Tesoros for 22 yrs (GSII & Tejon) and dug lots of good stuff plus had fun. I had no idea there could be a much better coinshooter until I switched to Minelab. My trash to treasure ratio did a 180 flip after I learned the Etrac (actually still have more to learn). My favorite, and simple, setup on the Etrac was a six inch coil and also 2-tone ferrous...killer in trash. Only problem I had with 2-tone ferrous ON THE ETRAC was the break point on the fe 17 line. Never tried 4-tone ferrous but that would open up a few more iffy-deepies once learned. You probably have more options I'd guess with your Nox on setup? No experience with a Nox. Anyways...just wanted to comment on the 2-tone ferrous, might not get em all but 2TF gets a lot and won't fry the brain listening to multi-tone by the end of the day either...jmo Thinking about it I guess I can understand Monte in a lot of ways, he's old school, learns what he uses well and continues to use what has worked for him. I no longer coinshoot but should I return it'll be with my Etrac as I feel I've paid my dues learning it and it works for me? Just like swinging Tesoro for 22yrs...it worked at the time and I knew no different? Same with the Goldmonster...I absolutely love that thing and nowdays nobody thinks squat about the Monster anymore. I'll swing a Monster till the bitter end...lol get some more and have fun.........
  25. Monster 90%. Ground is steep, brushy, and timbered with lots of old workings, prospects, tailings....
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