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Everything posted by klunker

  1. I will try to remain calm. I might even drink a few shots of volatile / flammable liquid before I complete this post. Any detector will perform beyond it's normal use over a known, planted target. If any detector manufacturer wants to send me 3 detectors and a fancy banner for the background I will give them what ever results they want. I want to see how these three detectors compared searching for a natural in place nugget. Each of these detectors will be shown to have its' own place in the real world.
  2. I would try a Minelab 15" DD Commander coil. Please keep us up to date on your efforts. Best of luck to you.
  3. My answer is "no". But if somebody will send me one I would be willing to try it.
  4. Dumb Alaskan!? When I learn so much from a "dumb Alaskan" it must put me in the "idiot and dumb Californian" class. I couldn't agree more with your post.
  5. I rate a detector test over a known target about the same as Mr. H. rates an air test. I rate them even lower when there are Minlab banners in the background.
  6. I wonder what they taste like? Not unlike a California Condor but not as greasy
  7. Come ahead on up. But beware of the Sierra Croc! Now there's a nugget digging son of a gun, but you'll have to wait about another year for my report about them.
  8. Photo of a Plumas Kwail as promised
  9. Ornithologists and biologist all believe that they have been extinct for nearly a century but us old time Plumas County prospectors know that they are alive and well and thriving. I am referring, of course, to the Plumas Kwail. This is a very unique bird and is quite important to the local prospectors. It is unique in that it hibernates in the winter and emerges each year about the first of April. it is important to the knowledgeable Plumas County prospector because it is known to pick up and swallow the densely scattered small sunbaker gold nuggets that are so abundant here in Plumas county.
  10. Not far from here is an old town on the north fork of the Feather River with a fabulous history. One of the few residents there posted a sign "Welcome to Rich Bar. A quaint drinking town with a mining problem". I, being a very self disciplined prospector, only drink when I'm depressed because I found no gold or when I celebrate because I found gold.
  11. Goldbrick might show up about then and Sourdough Scott is just up th' road a ' piece. Heck, we could have our own spring break party.
  12. Mr. VAPaul; Please wear your mask when you pass through. I'm not concerned about a virus but your mug scares my horses. keep me posted on your journey.
  13. We have a winner for 2 klunker points. you may turn your points in now for a chintzy prize or collect them for a less chintzy prize.
  14. I have dowsed so much gold that I don't need $61000.00.
  15. If one of them danged things hits my Jeep I'm going to be ------.
  16. Caught me a tertiary trout one time. If your going to prospect the Sierras the above mentioned publications are the place to start. Here is a little secret, but don't tell anyone. These ancient channels were fed by smaller tributaries the same as today's rivers. Some of these are not covered by immense depths of andesite and mud flows and can be very productive. I have my own theories about the age and processes by which these channels were formed but what do I know.
  17. A little bit on Rich Mountain in Polk County.
  18. I have never owned a detector. I do remember walking past a GPX 4000 that was standing in the corner of my workshop when my foot became mysteriously tangled in the power cord. The only way to escape was to take it detecting. So I did. And just the other day when I moved my GPZ7000 my hand became locked onto the handle. I knew it wouldn't release me until I took it out detecting. So I did. I have had things like this happen with numerous models of Minelab detectors. My detectors own me.
  19. My favorites are whatever Sourdough Scott has with him. The quantity varies depending on the quality of my starving prospector act. When I am by myself I carry various forms of salted cholesterol. When I Forget my lunch (with my pick) I resort to pine nuts and acorns. I do always keep a meal or two of whatever will survive for weeks in the bottom of my backpack -sardines, dried fruits, jerky...
  20. Mr. Zortan; I will purchase a GPX6000 based on your predictions. Did you sign up for "Detector Prospector Post Insurance" just for the off chance that you might be wrong?
  21. Yikes! I am the type that could break the horn off an anvil. I use my 7000 about as hard as anyone on this planet and contrary to my initial fears it has held up very well (3+ years) but I do put a bit more effort in not knocking it around. The foot on my 7000 lasted 2 days. I never replaced it. I have broken about 37 lower shafts Until I made my own fix. I have to agree with Steve- The GPX7000 is not fragile.
  22. I take the bear minimum. which means I don't take much more than a bear takes. I go to sleep looking at the stars. I wake up looking at the rain clouds. I go back to sleep looking at the transmission. My coffee tastes like mud because it's ground every morning. Warm beer and Oreo cookies and warm beer are delicious if properly prepared (when you forget your can opener). You will have to use your imagination instead of photos. Just picture a beat up old Jeep with bald tires, a cardboard box full of dust and canned goods and a 1 quart mayonnaise jar half full of nuggets.
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