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  1. Stalker, I don't know how to do links. Just go to Findmall and then to Today's Finds forum--it's real quick.
  2. These spectacular old finds are at "Today's Finds" forum at Finds Forums, 3rd post down as of tonight. Rafael has acquired the best detectors over the years and has shown many of his finds here, usually under the particular detector forum. We're talkin' OLD Spanish.
  3. Rob, Send a private message to Chris Porter, "nvchris" on this forum. His Website, Detectoraid, has been hijacked.
  4. Looks like classic chalcocite to me with some oxidation forming malachite. It's good that you sliced it. Several tons, you could make some $$.
  5. Thrace Metal Detectors in Bulgaria has them in stock right now and they may be cheaper, even with shipping, than from US dealers who should have them soon. Their Detech GPX coils are well priced. I haven't dealt with them yet.
  6. Just wanted to say that Serious Detecting has the Quest X5 either on eBay or their website for $149.00. Plus they seem to have the whole Quest line of detectors. You never know what Serious will come up with. Right now they have a new Tejon up on eBay.
  7. Walt, What frequencies do you like for nuggets on the Orx? Will it get more depth than the Monster? Thanks, YJ
  8. Goldseeker, If I were you, I'd be looking elsewhere--the president of that country is a vicious nutcase. Dave McCracken, the head of The New 49'ers, was stuck over there for months because of the pandemic and his being there I'm sure had something to do with gold mining. Their website is www.goldgold.com. Getting through to him may be a challenge, but he's most likely aware of your great book, so good luck in contacting him.
  9. Hi Gerry, A really informative thread! I'll have to travel to tailings piles, but do know of many out of the way hand-dug ones in California. I wonder if you could share some of the Nox settings you use in the old dredge tailings, the ones that sounded on the incredible gold-laced cobbles you found. Thanks!----From a former Rye Patch student--great training!
  10. Hurry, Hurry--Only 9 of these left on Amazon! I got one and it sure is the real deal. I wasn't using my F-19 much and sold it a year ago, but I still had 3 aftermarket coils--13" Ultimate, Nel Snake & Sharpshooter. so I had to jump on this deal. I decided to set it up differently setting the tone break at 39 and volume at 13. Seems like it's faster than the older F19 and in the iron-littered mining camp I go to nearby I found a couple old Levi rivets, an old encrusted wheat penny--looks like 1934 plus other small copper, & brass bits. But round, very rusted can tops and bottoms sometimes don't give a low tone when pulling the coil away. Used the Snake coil. Have had many different detectors between these sagebrushes and I know lotsa people been here, being a genuine NV ghost town.
  11. Maybe the XP Orx, the lightest weight and many frequencies to choose from. Although I haven't tried one yet, one forum member, at least, has posted great pics here; name of MannyScoot. Can charge it with AA batteries.
  12. Hi Joe D, Yeah, that Turquoise Fever show you saw is by the Otteson Bros--website of the same name, and on another website they have they explained that the White Buffalo is not turquoise, but a magnesite mineral that polishes up well. Those guys are about 200 miles S of me in south-central Nevada. There are a couple of other small outfits mining in that general area, either the Royston or the Candelaria area. Though there's turquoise around where I am, there's only a couple intermittent producers that I'm aware of. And the turquoise has really come back into popularity. The rough has become expensive. Check out "bestturquoiseonearth" on eBay for a look at some of the best stones from N Nevada. And the prices! The spiderweb variety is the most sought after.
  13. Support at the NoktaMakro repair center is happening--just talked to them this morning and was told to send the detector in. Kickin Dirt's referral is right on!
  14. Brian, I've been dealing in turquoise and silver since the 70's boom years and would say that the bracelet is nothing special--a very commercial Navajo product, but the stone looks to be a high-grade Nevada stone with a crack or a chip out of it. Can't identify the mine as there are many that have the black & blue combination. It seems that the eBay asking prices for Native American jewelry has really increased recently. Scarcity? Most of the so-called 'vintage' NA jewelry is mediocre in execution, made by piece-makers for commercial dealers. Joel
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