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Chris Ben

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  1. Yeah I haven't figured out gold with the Nox yet. I've had nuggets from 6 to in mid 20s Chris
  2. I had one standout deep hole, it was also my largest nugget! In Gold Basin I was walking back to to truck to meet up with my buddy Dave. Moving quick but still detecting. I had done pretty well already with a few nuggets, but more is always better lol. I decided to hit a bench in a wash where we had found a few good nuggets. I run my GPZ very hot so I am used to a bunch of noise. I heard something I thought was ground noise, so I ran the coil over again. Nothing convincing. I almost walked away but did a boot scrape, still wasn't convinced. Another boot scrape, and I almost walked away again
  3. Congratulations! Research like that definitely stack odds in your favor! Chris
  4. Well since my buddy Dave showed of his Nevada nuggets I figured I will too. Great thread Gerry. Seeing all the photos I realized I missed the nugget shooting heyday, but that doesn't mean I'm giving up lol!! Here are some of the bigger Southern Nevada gold i found, mostly from the Johnnie district. Cheers Chris
  5. Tailing piles.....hmmmmmm I need to find some tailing piles 😗. congrats to the finder!! Chris
  6. Great finds, and great info, for people trying to learn!! Chris
  7. Great job, that "little stuff " adds up quick!! Chris
  8. Thanks JW, looks like you had a great find yourself. I found this mineral the same way. I was detecting bedrock on a slope and thought I had a signal. 18 inches into the rock I chipped this outnot really sure what mineral it is.. I was hoping for gold though. Best of luck to you, Chris
  9. Yes, a few different models. I have a GMT that got a lot of small quartz specimens out of tailings.
  10. Definitely vein material, a lot of work with pick axes and rock hammers. Overburden kept falling into the hole so it looks dirty. And the gold would pinch out, but wed dig deeper and find another signal. The GPZ definitely helped
  11. Thanks guys, I appreciate it. There was a lot of luck involved. Here are a couple of other pictures.
  12. Hi all, been pretty busy lately, and what started out as a really slow year ended up being pretty good prospecting wise. The first half of the year was very slow, only able to scratch a few nuggets out of some old patches. Not much luck looking for new areas. A few buddies and I decided to meet up in the middle of the summer in Gold Basin. Dave, Steve, and a couple of other Chris' . They were out there since Friday evening, but because of work I couldn't get out till Saturday afternoon. Dave was meeting us on Sunday. I made the drive out from Vegas, and when I got there I tried re
  13. I use a tactical backpack from Cabelas with the GPZ sliding harness attached room for 2 camel backs plus pick and a bunch of carabiners to attach anything else I want. Can send a picture later if you want to see. Chris
  14. Lol the other day I started at the head of a small but long wash. Within 5 ft picked up a nugget. Looked down the 50 yards of remaining wash, and thought "oh yeah, patch time" . Nothing else the rest of the way, or the day for that matter!! Lolol. Chris
  15. Geeze Jason, sorry to hear that. It's such bullshit. If there is anything we can do, let us know. Did you look at all the sale websites?
  16. Very educational thread, with that being said, if it wasn't for clipping the cord on the GPZ I probably would have already purchased a 10in x coil. Chris
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