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  1. Those eucalyptus weren’t weeds? 😄 it’s funny seeing those as native plants, looks like a nice place and some nice specimens!
  2. Jason sounds like a Caltrans RE to me…😂 Arky - who the heck digs perfectly square holes?! 😉. Just kidding, I’ve done it also as a shovel bum! And Ghostminer- hope you weren’t using a 6000 for that cause you long dug up and reburied the target if you were! 🤣 I do have to admit, digging holes can be a lot of things. It can be fun, sad, entertaining, maddening, exciting, frustrating, and educational. But if you ever find yourself in the wrong hole, stop digging!
  3. There are some university research papers online about a mine detector prototype they made that has a camera attached to the coil shaft and a smart phone uses it to map coil movement over the ground based on signal strength - it allows the system to create an image showing the size and shape of a target, it’s pretty low tech nowadays but would not be out of reach for anyone with a smartphone if they released it.
  4. Some bogus websites are run from files deeply hidden in subdirectories made by a perpetrator within a unknowing host’s website. They can even be set up to look like the host website, but payments go to a different account. I am not saying Robs has this, it is just one thing people should be careful of when shopping online, especially if they Googled the name of the website and then got in using a fake link to the original website. Always remember to check the URL (website address). The fake ones will start with the hosts.com address, but then are actually running from a subdirectory file that was inserted into the Host's files. They typically have a lot of random character names and several nested subdirectories separated with foreword slashes / leading to the hidden subdirectory. I haven’t seen this being used lately, Web hosting services are better now at filtering them out.
  5. I agree with this, and it’s obvious that the thread was made by a misunderstanding; it obviously was intended to help others, but was a simple mistake.
  6. I really like the contrast of it- do you know what type of oxide that may be? I’ve read it can be magnesium or iron. The lower middle one is striking.
  7. Why do you think the specimens look black, were they iron oxide covered or is that a photo issue? Cleaned up nicely though, good work.
  8. There are photos somewhere on the Internet of the chest in situ in the ground, and I believe it does show some of the trees nearby…. Google!
  9. I got the information about Fenn telling the park chief ranger where he hid it from this Outside Magazine article. It is likely a legitimate source: https://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/exploration-survival/where-forrest-fenn-treasure-yellowstone/ And @jasong, I stand corrected. According to the affidavit submitted by the National Park Service, Fenn told the employee that the treasure was near the park on department of interior land. It was two months after the treasure was found, and he wanted to find out if it was OK to divulge the location. Jason, if you’re interested in looking for this thing, you should get a copy of the affidavit from the court or park service, you can probably submit a FOIA records request to do it.
  10. Yeah I am in agreement with you, there are rules against leaving GPS treasure troves and stuff like that in the NP’s. I guess since he did it already they couldn’t do much. But yeah it looked like several articles I read pointed out that it was in the Greater Yellowstone area. But hey, what do they know - maybe you’re right!
  11. He took them down for some reason, they’re not showing up in the US either. They were up a while ago, but when I came back to look at them again they were gone.
  12. After reading your quote,I looked up articles about treasure hunting dogs, and found a legit one about dogs that could sniff out different types of metal ore deposits, apparently those that have distinct sulfur or other strong odiferous chemicals associated with them. Saying a dog can find processed gold is hogwash, it could only be something associated with other chemicals that a dog can scent. On the other hand, a dog could be trained to find a wooden box or other items that was handled by humans. That would be a possibility….
  13. Jason, once the finder had narrowed the general area, it took almost a month of ground searching for the guy to actually discover where it was. You might be able to find the general area but it seems like it’s going to be very difficult to find the actual spot. Fenn apparently told the Yellowstone National Park Superintendent at the time around when it was found where it was and asked if it was OK to disclose the location, or if it was too sensitive an area. They both agreed that the area would be trampled and disturbed if people found out so he and the finder are not disclosing it. Anyways, you might want to take that to mind if you do find it, and good luck!
  14. That design is going to be copied, what a beautiful ring and inscription.
  15. Is this for real? I understand how a dog could find certain mineral deposits by their scent, that’s pretty obvious even by our noses, particularly when it rains in the desert, but to use dogs to find precious metal deposits? Has anyone successfully done it or seen it being practiced in places such as Arizona mentioned in the article? https://www.mining-technology.com/analysis/featureore-sniffing-dogs-for-mine-location/ -especially laughed at the part saying that you can’t use a Chihuahua to do these types of searches because they’d be eaten by rats! 😂
  16. We’ll see… really curious how it goes. I am planning on meeting up this winter with you Lunk. Already serviced 6k with a Coiltek 10”. -Anthony
  17. oh man, you guys were too quick. I used to know where one was as a kid and we had all types of imaginative stories about what it was for. https://slorrm.com/QR/TrainLine-PhoneBooths-compressed.pdf
  18. Hi Ron are you updating the videos? Noticed you took them down. Thanks so much for the rest of the information running the 6000, really appreciate it!
  19. Hi Jeff. It’s good shipping worked out safe for you. I got mine at a discount too, but made sure that it was covered. I got worried about it ever since I had a microscope sent to me in pieces, and the insurance coverage was less than what it cost to repair. So now I insure everything to the fullest extent it would cost me to replace it. I’m not sure how much the control box would’ve cost to replace, I sent mine in that way too. Looking forward to hearing about how yours is working out, I think mine definitely improved. -Anthony
  20. Yeah I’m surprised he did that, insurance for a $6000 detector was over $100 when you mail it that way.
  21. Jeff- Return postage paid? You mean from you to them?? I hope I can get a refund…
  22. Yeah, I guess I need to trade mine in also Gerry, it’s a lousy gold detector- all it has been getting is birdshot, even more now with the update.😉
  23. GPAA had a lifetime membership/free Gold Monster deal a while back- reselling my new and unopened GM from them made the lifetime membership pretty inexpensive. After the speaker modification on my 6000 I’m not thinking of selling it anymore, so that’s fine for Minelab. Besides there’s a well known dealer/tester-trainer on here that sells really nice used equipment and that is quite a great deal also.
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