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~LARGO~

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~LARGO~ last won the day on August 1 2014

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About ~LARGO~

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  • Location:
    Idaho
  • Interests:
    Findin' MORE big honkin' meteorites, Looking for gold in all the right places...
  • Gear Used:
    Spanish Dip Needle, Garrett 24K, ML GPX5000, ML Equinox 800, Minelab SDC2300, ML Gold Monster 1000, Garrett Carrot, Thompson Drywasher, Apex Picks, Impact Slide Chisel/Hammer

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  1. I remember Jim Straight called Lunk "young man" so long ago, when he first saw Lunk meticulously gridding a known gold area in the northern Nevada desert. The first and only time I met Jim Straight, was at a gold show in southern California. At that time he was carrying his tiny new granddaughter in his arms. Great memories!
  2. I agree with my friend Strick! I have been going to the north Nevada desert country since the early 90's, before the big Minelabs, only the vlf's were available at the time. The evolution of the Minelab brand quality has evolved as well. Some of the early searchcoils had to be mended/held together with cloth backed tape... The lithium ion batteries were a blessing, expensive, yes, but lighter than the lead acid batteries of yore. When I got skunked with my first heavy Minelab, bummed as anyone who has left empty handed from the place will know, my only respite and remedy was to get out my old trusty Gold Bug 2, which, had only 5 numbers in it's serial number, to give me tell tale whispers of hidden bits of gold. Now, the Gold Bug 2 serial numbers are in the multi-millions... I believe the old Fisher girl has again been sold by the lucky chap who acquired her from me in a trade...what a sad parting that was for me... Please excuse me while I wipe the tears from my misty eyes. ~LARGO~
  3. FWIW, I would NEVER be without a swingarm on ANY of my detectors. IMO, it helps hugely in managing your search coil positioning, especially when using the larger coils... As far as the attachment piece breaking, there are other types of plastics which do NOT break. I make my own swingarms, got some sample material from a supplier which is easy to work and will never break.
  4. The most ignorant...lol...thing anyone has said to me when they saw me metal detecting was, "get a job"... In my mind I think, to myself, "if ONLY those people KNEW just how MUCH this metal detector cost..." In most instances my metal detector cost MORE than their car...go figger...
  5. I received your awesome card, Scott! Thank you very much for your generosity! It will be a very handy reference! ~LARGO~
  6. ...phew... Had my brand new Equinox charging, smelled something burning...turned out to be the wife's microwave popcorn and not my new nox... Hate when that happens... ~LARGO~
  7. Great that you received your new Equinox! Those unexpected items along with your purchases can be as memorable as your new detector for many years. I bought some items over time from Doc's Detecting some years ago. I got a cool kangaroo nugget pouch (ouch), a nice custom stitched Doc's Detecting hat, as a token of appreciation for my purchases, which were significant over time... I helped the Apex pick manufacturer with some photo shoots and he gave me four of his awesome picks...totally unexpected!! This isn't a inexpensive hobby, to be sure. When I was in the hospital with a collapsed lung and pneumonia, my good friend and metal detector dealer Gerry McMullen came to my room and tossed a super nice cordura double zippered detector carry bag on my hospital bed. That was over twenty years ago, and I still can see him today, as if it were yesterday... Sorry for the long post... ~LARGO~
  8. Get 'er done! Looks great! Any idea about price per each? No rush, just curious... I'm about 2 minutes from my plastic sheet goods warehouse...but I don't have the savvy to make the things...yet. AND, honestly, I have too many irons in the fire to do any right now... ~LARGO~
  9. I said BEFORE I would take one...make a few extras you might sell them all!
  10. I hate to think I may need to resort to tele-transporting one all the way from Australia, at this late date!!
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