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  1. Like the old saying: he didn't get the gold (mine) just the shaft.
  2. Voted do not see anything interesting. In fact it is very interesting but, I have a 7000 and feel that it is good enough for me. If I was 70 again I buy one.
  3. For most users. like myself, a pay out of a detector and all the associated cost is not expected, it is considered the cost of recreation.
  4. Info on travel through Canada to and from Alaska Crossing the border and transit through Canada – Travel restrictions in Canada – Travel.gc.ca
  5. The information made available by the contributors to this thread is invaluable. The same can be said for the Ancient River Channels thread above. Thanks to everyone involved.
  6. About 6 years ago I joined a well known prospecting club with a number of members who were/are very good detectorists. I didn't know anybody in the club and I was a complete detecting noobie. I felt like a fish out of water. At the first outing I was approached by Norm and he made me feel welcome and continued doing so every time we met at an outing or somewhere in the field where we crossed paths. Norm is one of the good guys. Thank you Norm. Best wishes for a complete recovery.
  7. Very nice nugget. I got to admit that when the thing first came out I thought the whole thing was a prank video and when it was washed off it was going to be a beer can.
  8. Marc, -A lot of people start off with a VLF detector capable of finding gold. That is a relatively inexpensive way to start. However, many of those people get frustrated fast because they aren't finding gold. Why? Because those VLF machines are more successfully used by experienced detectorists than newbies. I suggest you try to find a good used Minelab SDC 2300, or buy a new one if you can afford it. You will save yourself money in the long run and a lot of frustration. In my opinion, the 2300 is the ultimate starter detector. Detect where gold has been found in the past.
  9. Very nice gold. What was the weight of the biggest nugget? I was born in Butte and have wanted to detect that area and around Helena. I drive through Helena in the Fall and again in the Spring on the way to and from to Arizona. Maybe I should stop.😊 I remember seeing the dredge working in the Jefferson City area when I was a grade school kid. It was fascinating. Interstate 15 pretty much goes right through the middle of the old dredge piles.
  10. Hi all, Did an image search on the Professor's photo. There is indeed a Professor Donald N Hester living in Springville, UT at the address he gave Paul. He has many accomplishments or is one of be world's biggest BS artists. The image search lead me to a University of Arizona Alumni site. A link to a website: http://www.donaldnhester.com
  11. Toby and Riley. Just little traveling pards that bounced around with us in the Jeep looking for nuggets. Both gone now. R.I.P.
  12. On the contrary, I thought his video was very interesting and contained a lot of useful information.
  13. I may be the only one, but I find the "upgraded" ICMJ website to be very confusing. Especially when reading through a new issue. Lots of jumping around to get from one article to the next one in the same issue. The website is more attractive but not as user friendly. However, I do enjoy the Journal.
  14. Steve, A thoroughly enjoyable story of your Chisana adventures and photos of incredible Alaska scenery. Thank you.
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