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    Fort Dick, Ca.
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    Prospecting, hunting, fishing and gardening. Most all outdoor adventures.

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  1. Get out and practice Terryden. There’s a lot of fun and maybe treasure to come your way Thank you again Steve. This is a prime example of your sincere and unbiased opinion to all who ask for help. My detectors are pretty old technology and of modest capabilities also, but thanks to you and the members of this forum I get the best out of them. Mike
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    Alaska Gold Forum Down

    Yes Steve, the New49ers forum, which Jim Foley also administers, is also down for good. He’s working on getting another board/forum for this site as well Mike
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    Gb2 Saves The Day

    Nice write up JW. Do you typically hunt with the GB2 in all metal mode, then switch to non-ferrous to check the signal? I generally do just the opposite. Non-ferrous then ferrous check. Thanks, Mike
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    Steve's Mining Journal Update

    I really like your new magazine type format Steve, and had not been very aware of your journal. What great resources of information. I think the magazine format will be more inviting to introduce new detector/prospectors. Thank you for all your efforts, Mike
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    Gold & Silver Melt Value Phone App

    Thanks johndoe and Steve. Cool link and app. Mike
  6. Up here in northern California we usually leave an inexpensive tool/ shovel, a 5 gallon bucket and possibly a gallon milk jug with a name on it. This is along the streams where we would be digging in a gravel bar or close by for placer gold. Pretty well respected up here. Mike
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    Newest Big Nugget Found..........

    Thank you Reg, Please don't take a lot of time with this search. I assumed it would be in chronological order. Steve has provided a link to this publication as well as others. I'll take a look see when I have more time. I was a land surveyor (not licensed) for about 30 years. We performed many, many surveys between public and private land here in the western US. A lot of it being retracement of the original surveyors of the 1800's. Imagine being paid to traipse all over hill and dale of the west and not yet be a prospector. Only late in my career did I become interested in gold and as such, geology. What a great deal to learn with limited time. Thanks to all who contribute here, Mike
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    Newest Big Nugget Found..........

    Alright, thanks Steve. What a great resource. Mike
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    Hello Everyone

    Welcome Steelheader, you're going to like it here. The steelhead are just starting to run up the Smith River here on the northcoast of California. Mike
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    Newest Big Nugget Found..........

    Very interesting post and reference Reg. What is the earliest date nugget found in this report? Thanks Reg, Mike
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    Minelab Equinox Full Specifications & Brochures

    Thank you Steve, really looks like a great detector. Mike
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    Minelab Equinox Full Specifications & Brochures

    Thanks for all the info on the new Equinox detector. A couple of you have mentioned a great detector for a low price. Do you have the price range for the two models? Thanks, Mike
  13. Great thread with a lot of helpful information Steve. Thank you, Mike
  14. GB, looking at the photos of the river, I believe he means 850 cubic feet per second. Mike
  15. Nice gold Sjmpainter. That looks like a pretty swift current to be doing any kind of dredging in. What's your weight belt setup? mike