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Reno Chris last won the day on January 3 2019

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  1. Hard to say, but I have seen all sorts of old trash dumped in old placer pits and other diggings. Old cars, washing machines, you name it. It might be related to something someone was thinking of doing for mining, but it also might just be old trash dumped at a placer pit.
  2. I am sorry to hear this. A photo from better days, roughly a decade ago. This is how I will remember him. Chris
  3. Its an old Bico-Braun. Its been long since they made this model but they still make ones like it.
  4. So I'm stuck at home and decided that I wanted to crush some rock that I had. It was just a hair over a pound of rock, but these were all pieces that were found with a detector. None had nice gold showing, most had no gold showing but were quartz, from a district known for producing high grade, and made my GM1000 sing. None were good candidates for specimens, none really made the detector scream, so I thought these were good bits of rock for crushing. One piece was from California, the rest were from a little obscure gold district in Nevada that produced very little but what they did produce w
  5. I have only bullet points of topics I want to cover, and errors dont easily get caught. My latest video is on mining gold and sapphire in Montana, and while recording, I mis-pronounced the name of Helena, the capitol of the state, even though I know the correct pronunciation. It happens.
  6. Ummm, take a closer look at the book. There is a bibliography in the current edition, its on pages 357 and 358. As far as the index, a decent one would probably take a good 10 pages, and there is no room without significantly expanding the length of the book. Given the extra cost of such an expansion, probably not. The table of contents is quite detailed.
  7. Well, I am here once in a while. There is no ebook version coming. I looked into it and for the reason that ebooks automatically resize the material no matter what device you are using, they work very poorly for books with loads of illustrations - like my book. I looked into it and it was nothing but roadblocks and reasons it would not work. Its possible that a next edition may be coming out in late 2020 or early 2021. So do you want to wait a year plus? Due to my YouTube videos, the book is selling fast and I will likely be reprinting in 12 to 18 months. It won't be a major change,
  8. I didn't say that I started the GBP gold rush in West Africa. I found gold in a spot the Africans had not worked previously and in time it yielded some nice gold for them. However there were all sorts of detectors and fakes already in use in Africa by that time. The GBPro is the cheapest detector that really has the sensitivity needed for gold prospecting. That's the point of the video. I've also done a second video since then on how to set up and use the GBPro for prospecting.
  9. There will be a nice obituary article in the ICMJ this month for Jim. He wrote many articles for us.
  10. I got the word that Jim Straight has passed away in recent days. I last saw and spoke with Jim a bit over a year ago. He spent several hours on both Saturday and Sunday in the ICMJ booth with me at the Pomona GPAA show. He was a good man and wrote many articles for the ICMJ. It is sad to see him go. Jim was a great pioneer in the world of metal detecting for gold. He was on site for a great many famous old gold finds with metal detectors. Yet ye was very tight lipped about those locations. A lot of great secrets passed with him. It was always great to chat with him as we traveled a lot of simi
  11. Please remind me. I get maybe 50 emails a day, I dont know your name and your email is probably not afreakofnature at gmail.com, so putting together all the alias names, email names and other names on other forums is pretty much impossible. I try to respond to stuff, so let me know.
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