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Hard Prospector

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  1. Everest is one giant grave stone to the un lucky yet brave, some things are better left never discovered.
  2. Consider bringing a drywasher with you next time to the old spots. There's no shame in eating dirt and those fines really add up.
  3. Selling this Keene 140 in excellent condition with new Keene 4 stroke blower/vac unit combo. Also included is a new 3" drywasher connection hose. Price; $800 for everything and located in San Diego County. Local pick up prefered but meeting someplace in SoCal or even near CA / AZ border possible. PM if interested......Rob
  4. I've recently talked to someone who was really in "the know" about what went down at White's. No, the company didn't go broke, actually it made a bundle in the over seas markets and the owner just decided it was over......I'm done. Some speculation was that he's fighting illness, no one's sure on that. Some of their better products will surely end up being sold to off.........just glad I dumped all my White's detectors couple yeats ago.
  5. I'd bet there are a few posting (or just lurking) on this topic that have been evaluating one of these new GPX6000 detectors all along. These "nugget shooter rock stars" get to play with all the cool new stuff........good for them.
  6. I use a USMC issue Marpat ILBE pack. Plenty big, lots of external pouch options and weight not too bad. They sure make some great stuff "Down Under" but often difficult to buy and ship too the states
  7. The Gold Bug Pro; super lite weight and probably breaks down better than any other VLF, used it backpacking/prospecting for years. Plus it runs off a singel 9v battery so bringing along a couple spares means no battery/weight hastles or need for recharging equipment. Kinda sorry I sold it as it worked so well in this capacity.....actually thinking of buying another one just for the pack. Switched over to the Monster for the same purpose, breaks down OK for inside the pack but the GB Pro still took up less space. Also I carry more batteries as well. Both work well for thi
  8. Unfortunately, Gold Buddy and parent company Jobe Mfg have gone defunct........a real shame. I would call Keene (ask for Abraham), they should have the material to re-do that riffle tray and it should be the right stuff. Most vibra static forced air drywashers operate similar enough and all use the same blowers. Oh and I would say its for a 151 or 140 .....if you know what I mean. Pat has always been kinda weird about helping the "competition". Although there is little of it left these days. I find myself doing mostly drywashing these days and still find an occasional nugget in
  9. Nenad's SPO1 filter / booster........... where can you get one? Was actually thinking about getting the B&Z Booster/Signal enhancer for my SDC, any input would be appreciated Thanks!
  10. I can average around 2 grams + drywashing most days, sure good to see my wages going up.
  11. Just makes me want to dig harder, drywasher dust never tasted so good.......
  12. I feel bad for the natives but also the miners who are dirt poor, few options and just getting by day to day. Even after run off they'll come right back whatever the risk. When ya got nothing you've got nothing to loose.
  13. Loosing their chief engineer Dan Gayer (to sudden illness) not too many years ago also seemed unrecoverable. He was pushing innovation the most at White's and very dedicated. I just don't think they wanted to spend the money on what was needed to keep up. Sometimes its just too late.
  14. The future I see is; because of world economic dynamics and a limited detector market, its likely only one US company will be left standing. Garret and First Texas should incorporate then "mop up" whats left of value from White's fire sale.
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