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tvanwho last won the day on September 19 2016

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  1. I have a demo Makro Gold Kruzer on its way to try out, fully waterproof and was told warranty will transfer. I will keep my Lobo and request it be buried with me....then the archaelogists in year 3000 can see what tech we had in the dark ages.
  2. Found my note from Keith Southern on LoboST Mods but I fergot which way to turn it tho, CW or CCW, and just a hair at a time, not 1/4 turn !! It will chatter more and throw off the Discrimination...best mark the orignal position somehow for reference I am thinking....I heard Tesoro is out of business now so we are on our own I've read through my notes...It's R33 Pot not R4......still the one right beside the coil connector..in the corner..turn it just a tad at a time...it's tied in with disc.so keep in mind your disc dial will be off a bit for a nail...
  3. Mine gets over a foot on a mens gold ring in all metal at the beach. The black sand mode is really handy when the chatter gets out of hand altho it cuts depth in half. I never got any deeper than about 8 inches on coins even with Keith Southerns mod. It does great with audio modulation on certain things like washers and steel bottlecaps which make a high pitch ,VERY tight signal, vs coins that are more mellow. Great machine for water hunting but must be careful not to lift control box above the waist as water can drip down the cable and into the control box and short things out.Had it happen 3 times. -Tom V., my LoboST is all beat up but I still use it anyway, will never part with it.Heck, better bury it with me when the time comes.
  4. maybe a ziplock bag is all I dare take altho access to this place is right difficult and I've never seen a soul there besides me and a few beer cans...you can barely park a car and barely hike in, I almost fell over a 25 foot cliff,no warning signs at all...they seem to care more about trash than people...
  5. I was hiking in an area in central Indiana not really known for hotrocks. I went to check a creek island out for kicks and found out it is covered with rusty red rocks, and purple and pink rocks.The island is roughly 100 feet long and 20 feet wide and 4 feet high above the fast moving creek.It is jam packed with these rusty red rocks. Downstream is all a sheet of bedrock and small gravels and NONE of these rusty red rocks. I was told I could not pan, not so sure about detecting unless maybe my Falcon Gold Probe? How does one use this detector to check for ferrous and non- ferrous rocks exactly? I need to get some small gravels/dirt maybe and pan offsite. So, why is this island , or my so called Hot Rock island , like this? We usually only find red hematites and black sands and white gravels in Indiana creeks and not very many of them. But gold is usually found where the red stones are at and chunky black sands. -Tom V.
  6. I never get presents at Bday or Xmas anymore unless I give them to me from me....not that i need yet another mining related gizmo...but then again..
  7. and it gets cheaper yet, might almost be in buy range now: MFGR quote to me: Yes the US Dollar is worth more so it is about $1200 ( vs $1600 Canadian dollars) ... Also right now there is a 10% discount code. Just type 10%off in the discount code box when ordering. And free shipping is included. Hmm, so the price drops to about $1095 US dollars and free shipping from Canada. I can almost justify it now?? Can somebody else do the math please and let me know what numbers you come up with? --Tom V.
  8. I just realized the US price on the panning machine is 76% of the $1600 dollar Canadian price, or a shade over $1200 US and free shipping. Correct me if I am wrong. Makes it 25% easier to stomach the high price tag.
  9. The mfgr does respond to Contact Us queries.Here is what I learnt: “The gold pan and classifier shakes with a transmission that has an offset cam and ball bearing in a rubber bushing attached to the platform under the pan, it is quite simple and works very well. OK, without the engine and pump, I could sell you the other parts and free shipping included (if you are in North America) and take $600 off of the price since you are also doing some of the assembly. If you are in USA then it is about 750 to 800 USD. total cost.” I would much rather pay $750 and do some assembly work myself vs $1600 for a ready to go unit. A Harbor Freight engine and pump similar to the Honda WX10 can be had for around $150.
  10. https://www.terrabend.com/ 1-250-718-1303 They do have a Contact Us page that seems to work.
  11. I'd buy one but the price is astronomical,like $1600 !!! OUCH...Should be more like $500 or less in my opinion. But no need to classify with it, not sure how that automatic gold pan thing works? Maybe a cordless jig saw could be used to shake things? -Tom
  12. glass vial in the clothes dryer even worse...I stick with plastic lipstick round containers now. I hope to get gold in the creek gravels laying on bedrock this weekend where I found a public access on an Indiana creek. Just hope the gravels are shallow. That trick worked upstream where my buddy panned out 3 small nuggets in maybe 8 inch thick layer of gravels. Maybe I better bring a detector too? Hmm, GB2, MXT, Lobo ? No ground minerals but most likely all kinds of fishing stuff and weights and camping trash. -Tom
  13. Whats the sluice adapter part number from Keene? And the dimensions? Maybe I 'd don't need sluice number 6 in my mining junkola pile? I have a Bazooka Prospector sluice with 4 legs mounted but it is heavy . I added 1/8 inch thick aluminum side panels as the plastic sides broke. Can the Keene leg kit be had separately? I sure like the swivel legs as well as up and down. Do the legs get riveted to the sluice or ? -Tom
  14. Does anybody know if its possible to use a solar cell panel to run a small electric bilge pump for a small highbanker? Will it have to be in direct sunlight ? Mine is a Johnson 2200 gph bilge pump that pulls 8 amps at 12 volts What size panel will I need and what do they cost? Can I run the output straight to the water pump or do I need a controller thing? Or can I use a panel to recharge my 12 volt ,15 amp gel cell and how long will it take? Thanks. -Tom V.
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