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About cobill

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    Laporte, CO.
  • Interests:
    Finding treasure, gold and other stuff!
  • Gear Used:
    GPZ 7000, EQ-800, GPX 5000, SDC 2300, GBII, Whites GMT JS Bodymount, Proline 4", Dahlke 4" and Keene 2 1/2" dredges and a Beasteater Highbanker.

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  1. Great nugget and video Lunk! Can you share the settings you ran on the GPZ in NV? Bill
  2. Gerry, Great post and beautiful RP gold...you know that area better than most hunters. This year I crawled and gridded small areas using orange cones to mark off areas( Lunk's recommendation), overlapping by 1/2 or less and it works, if the gold is in the ground! Like Mitchel, I may need some more training by the pros in those special RP areas. Bill
  3. I went to Rye Patch, NV last week and only had 9 hours of detecting with the GPX 5000. Got serious and followed some guidance from forum members and found 3 chevron nuggets (.6 gm, .3 gm and .3 gm) found 4" - 6" deep in heavily detected ground. Many thanks go out to Gerry with a great deal on the Minelab GPX 5000 and Rob's NF Evo 17 x 13 coil paired with the SteelPhase enhancer. Settings were: Gain 18 - 20, Deep, Sensitive Extra or Fine Gold, and a quiet Threshold so I could concentrate. Signals were obvious and clear, without the constant mineral & salt noise. I also have a GPZ 7000, but trusted the reliable GPX for this short trip. Bill
  4. Mitchel, Great trip report and good gold for RP. What were your thoughts on Chet's 17" XCoil compared to the GPZ 14"? Bill
  5. It's been over 3 months since this was first posted on the forum....what is the current status of this new coil for the GPZ? Bill
  6. Mitchel, Guess I should have been clearer. What were the clues and discoveries of things while you were looking? I have attended 3 of Gerry's training classes (2 at Rye Patch (one with the 7000 was a total rain/snow event) and 1 in OR.). I know you were at one of those classes, but took off detecting in Sec 17. Beyond the obvious exposed bedrock, iron stained quartz, pyrite cubes and salty areas...not much else on what to look for was passed along to the attendees. I've found a few grams at RP, gridded some ground on my claims this year and got skunked...it's getting harder to locate a good signal. Bill
  7. Mitchel, Great story and beautiful nugget! I'm heading out next month to Rye Patch and was wondering what clues and other things you discovered in the burn barrel area. Been there many times and only found nuggets on other patches. Need some new tips from successful nugget hunters. Bill
  8. Glenn, Can you provide some pics of your GMT's with body mounts. White's quit making the hip/chest mounts years ago and you either have the Jimmy Sierra GMT's or have made a special mod for your usage. Thanks, Bill
  9. Glenn, Well then it's a good thing that I didn't go with my old MXT and found a great deal on the White's 24K with both coils! Read all the reports on this forum from Steve H., Lunk and Jim M.'s input and it looked like the best "fit" for CO wire gold. Hope to see you in the gold fields. Bill
  10. Does anyone know if the Minelab Gold Monster running at 45 kHz can see this wire gold? I did a search on the internet without any positive results. Steve H. mentioned it might, Kiwijw showed us some very small gold targets that the GM found and we know that the GMT at 48 kHz and GB2 at 71 kHz can see the crystalline and porous gold. I'm thinking about targeting some of this CO. gold with a VLF detector and need some input before purchasing a unit. Maybe Gerry McMullen can answer this question with his wire gold specimens. Bill
  11. Glenn, Glenn Godat brought two large brief cases of his wire gold specimens to our Fort Collins club and everyone was blown away by his amazing finds! Too bad BLM, FS and Leadville closed off those mine tailing dumps because of liability concerns...another detecting area I missed out on.☹️ Any tips on setting up an MXT for detecting wire gold? Bill
  12. Amazing find in a tailings pile! You and Glenn have found a very special place in the CO mountains. Bill
  13. Hi Glenn, I've tried in the past to detect tailing piles near Leadville (now OFF limits to detecting) and south of Fairplay...just found lots of trash! Would love to meet you and take a hike up the hills of our beautiful State. Bill
  14. I want this or something similar! Please include my name in the drawing! Bill
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