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    Southern California
  • Interests:
    Camping, Hiking, Prospecting
  • Gear Used:
    Angus MacKirk sluice
    Hand powered dry washer

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  1. Well I have now gone through a second GPZ stock coil cover. Has anyone tried out the Nugget Finder coil cover for the 14x13 and if so how have you liked it? I am either looking at one of these or somehow modifying my stock cover to extend the life. If the stock covers were only $10 I could justify the reoccurring cost but at almost $50 ..not really. Thanks
  2. Any update on the Minor John skid plate vs stock? I know this is a real old thread but I am in the market for a new cover. Wore the stock cover out in a little over 2 years.
  3. Here's our biggest. My wife and I are detecting/prospecting partners. She found this one, her first, and our biggest so far at .66 grams. Found with a GPX 5000. This is one of only 3 detected "nuggets" that we have found after many trips and 1000+ trash digs but we're still determined. Still counting on persistence and determination. Super stoked that shes on the board and has our largest.
  4. Here is my 2003 Tacoma with a tent extension I made for it. It is made out of canvas so if it rains you need to add a tarp over the top. We put 2 single inflatable sleeping pads side by side, then a couple sleeping bags on top of those for extra cushion. There's a zipper that runs down the middle I purchased on ebay for $6.50. You also need a couple supports to keep the hatch propped up. I just cut some 1/2'' wood dowels to size. One downside to this setup is that everything must be removed from the bed in order to sleep.
  5. Good stuff here. I like to say "Gold is where I find it"? And doc ..want to tell you that my favorite piece of gear so far is my scoop pouch. Simple, effective, well designed, and of quality material. Every time I go for my scoop I am thankful for that simple piece of gear.
  6. Thanks guys! I did speak with Minelab this morning. They told me that they are definitely aware of the 5000 counterfeit but I was surprised that they told me that they do not know of any confirmed 7000 fakes. I will however go through the 5 step online verification process. Will also be calling Minelab to verify authenticity while with the seller if this goes forward. I'm in Southern California. Does anyone have a good dealer recomendation within a few hours drive? Thanks for the help guys. Much appreciated.
  7. I have read of the GPX 4800/5000 counterfeits. Are there any known cases of the GPZ 7000 being fake? Thanks as I am currently in the market for a 7000
  8. First post here on the forum. There is a gold prospecting store/gold prospectors museum in Red Mountain (Right on hwy 395, 20-30 min. north of Kramer Junction). Opened about 6 months ago. Really neat little place. Mostly a museum but he sells a bunch of stuff including dry washers, pans, picks, books. Free organic coffee, donations welcome. I made the guy a sign for the highway. His name is Dan. You could spend a couple hours in there just looking around. It's called the Owl Cafe but it is not a food establishment.
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