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  1. There’s a mining company in the southern Sierra Nevada “Roaring Camp” that offers pay to mine, they also celebrate 49’er days with a bar-b-q, the hay ride down to the river includes a guided tour where one of the stops is at the hanging tree. The tour guide tells what it was like for the accused back then… accused is the operative word as that’s all it took if if you made yourself a target and many times that wasn’t much got you the longmarch down the flume to the tree where there was a fight for your clothes and boots before destiny and the slide down the ravine when the rope was cut, life was brutal.
  2. I wouldn’t take it as anything more than the highest compliment we can pay… like when the dinners really really good and nobody can stop to talk, we are starving and can only think of food and the next meal. Pardon the bad manners, we like’y a lot.
  3. Combat training and machine guns, just what the doctor ordered…I feel better now.
  4. Now we’re talkin, things are looking a lot better for Jed and his growing crew.
  5. I think Jed made a mistake, with the information he was getting from the prospecting groups they met on the way back down the hill he should have considered increasing the size of his crew to meet the threat.
  6. 18th century[edit] Immediately after independence, the United States used a variety of units of measure, including Dutch units and English units.[5] The 1789 Constitution grants Congress the authority to determine standards of measure, though it did not immediately use this authority to impose a uniform system. The United States was one of the first nations to adopt a decimal currency, under the Coinage Act of 1792. In 1793, Thomas Jefferson requested artifacts from France that could be used to adopt the metric system in the United States, and Joseph Dombey was sent from France with a standard kilogram. Before reaching the United States, Dombey's ship was blown off course by a storm and captured by pirates, and he died in captivity on Montserrat.[5] 19th century[edit] In 1832, the customary system of units was formalized.[6] In the early 19th century, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, the government's surveying and map-making agency, used a meter standard ("Committee Meter", French: Mètre des Archives) brought from Switzerland.[7][8] Shortly after the American Civil War, the 39th United States Congress protected the use of the metric system in commerce with the Metric Act of 1866[9] and supplied each state with a set of standard metric weights and measures. In 1875 the United States solidified its commitment to the development of the internationally recognized metric system by becoming one of the original seventeen signatory nations to the Metre Convention, also known as the Treaty of the Metre.[10] The signing of this international agreement concluded five years of meetings in which the metric system was reformulated, refining the accuracy of its standards. The Metre Convention established the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (Bureau international des poids et mesures, BIPM) in Sèvres, France, to provide standards of measurement for worldwide use. Under the Mendenhall Order of 1893, metric standards, developed through international cooperation under the auspices of BIPM, were officially adopted as the fundamental standards for length and mass in the United States, though some metric standards were used in practice before then. The definitions of United States customary units, such as the foot and pound, have been based on metric units since then. The 1895 Constitution of Utah, in Article X, Section 11, originally mandated that: "The Metric System shall be taught in the public schools of the State." This section was repealed, effective July 1, 1987.[11][12] On July 4, 1876, Melvil Dewey (known for his Dewey Decimal Classification) incorporated the American Metric Bureau in Boston[13] to sell rulers and other metric measuring tools. Dewey had hoped to make his fortune selling metric supplies.[14]
  7. Hay death ray, aaaaa, bbb, aaaaaaaaa, bbbbbb, aaa, b long time no c…
  8. Yep, nothing but robbers thieves and misfits here in Vegas but we have some fine saloon girls…
  9. Ahhh, but think how much richer per ton your ground at 3 gal. Per bucket…
  10. I’d guess whatever size they were using for fire brigade buckets? Lots of times those buckets were used for anything the reason they have round bottoms on some of them. im going to say 3 gallons, seems like a manageable load two at a time?
  11. The 6000 is really hot on meteorites the 7000 too, but I find more with the 6000 so for covering a lot of ground the ergonomics and sensitivity of the 6000 is a good package. Now, would a radio shack detector have hit on this one… probably.
  12. Steve thanks and thank you for building a place where we can access the information we need from the experts like Lunk and yourself teaching us green horns what to do.
  13. This is good size I think, but Lunk wins that contest His is bigger than mine,lol. I’d guess the latter, my first thought was “where’s the can” and there wasn’t one, so I kept looking. I was hunting up in the Sierra’s on a WSPA club claim, “Hot Patch” I’d just joined and was new at this hmmm don’t remember the year I had the 7000 I was preorder and it was newly released or within a year of that anyway, I was working my way down from the clearing everyone used as a parking spot parallel to the dual track I drove in on and inside the trees just a little bit I hit a tin can signal that I ignored, later regretting. In this area there was a small surface quartz breakout and a shallow prospect hole with some cans and timber debris left by the old timers that I recall, the entire area was heavily mined this spot nestled in the tree line was missed I think amongst the ground sluicing probably covered by overburden and later mostly exposed by years of run off, some nugget I read was found in the area and I always wondered if I should have at least looked for the can?
  14. I’ve read 10,000 to 15,000 years ago was the impact, this was in an area of low rolling hills centered in the strew field not in a wash. I’d have to guess how it was covered up probably a combination of impact and environmental mechanisms involved, it was exciting removing the first inch and finding it had not moved.
  15. The 6000 coaxed another meteorite out of Gold Basin, this is the largest I’ve found and reminds me of a chocolate brownie. It was baked and left at the edge of a shrub the two pieces that fit like a puzzle to the meteoritic brownie found near by. this was an aluminum can loud signal a 1” boot scrape made it even louder, a couple quick scrapes with my pick pulled a dense heavy rock out from about 4 inches down.
  16. Lol, as long as it’s one of these... trust me, I’m still learning and I’ve a large pile of rocks to prove it, ha ha.
  17. Yep, put the 6000’s coil over one of these babies and your gonna hear it!
  18. Thinking about your question a little more I wonder if the effect of the geo sense really only makes it appear to the user that the detector is not reacting to ground balancing because the geo sense software is compensating for the GB being off by adjusting gain and other settings maintaining relatively steady ground noise while in the background ground balancing is directly affecting performance?
  19. Never thought about a nugget nft, lol… and why not. Now I just need a camera and somebody famous to promote the images, hmmm… Hay Steve there’s this thing; https://cryptoarticles.com/gold-nugget-nft/
  20. Yes, I believe the geo sense is part of the magic optimizing the settings in all modes?
  21. I ground balance religiously at start up and occasionally while detecting and don’t notice much if any difference, I kind of assume the auto ground balance is simply very fast and the 6000 acquires a ground balance immediately on start up or is something else going on?
  22. I have been pretty consistent finding a few meteorites hunting the gold basin placers lately, nice finding something in between finding a nugget. I’m averaging at least a tiny piece of gold maybe about 75% of the time most of these have been shallow 3” down or less and ring strong out on the 6000 like a large caliber bullet on the surface, they are a great motivator to dig all the trash sounding targets because they sound just the same.
  23. The stock 14” 7000 coil was the easiest to pinpoint, the nugget finder z search is not bad and as mentioned on small targets the edge sensitivity on the 6000 coils is not the best on small targets. I do the same thing basically taking it a step farther sometimes if the signal is sounding really sweet or if I think it’s deeper. Coming off 90* swings I let the edge of the coil trace a line in the dirt just as the signal disappears, on shallow targets just two lines with the target in one of the corners and on deeper sounding signals I’ll go all the way around drawing a box in the dirt with the sweet spot in the center. After the target is out of the hole I use the Deus wiggle pulling the coil back slowly side to side until the signal disappears, the target is usually one or two passes away from my scoop. If the ground is to hard for the coil edge to make a mark I’ll use my boot or digging tool to draw a line instead, sometimes this saves time it just depends if I’m in the mood.
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