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  1. Yes, DEW, I have learned that almost any beginner knows much more than me...
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    Do You Remember Your Old Detectors?

    Yes. My first (1980) was a Garret deep-seeker vlf/tr. I never found any gold with it but lots of coins and tons of iron. I found my first and only silver dollar with it... fred
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    A Few Small Ones For The Z

    Thanks, Patrick; you are too kind...I can drive just can't wobble very far on foot-YET! I would love to meet Jim, please keep me informed. fred
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    Tesoro Metal Detector Models 2018

    The Silver Sabre was by far the funnest detector I ever had...it really was a silver finder-back when every trip produced silver. fred
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    A Few Small Ones For The Z

    Nice shoes, Patrick...lots of heat and no crowds....oh, nice gold too!!! fred
  6. another great design, Doc...unfortunately, I have yet to wear-out the ones I bought years ago. I would not be without your bungee and Chris' Hipstik on my GPZ... thanks for being an inventor. fred
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    Nurse Paul In Oz

    Good on you, Paul. I love the ironstone/gold speci's...don't let those people talk you into grinding it up... fred
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    GPX 5000 -- Not For Novices?

    You can learn to use the 5000! It is a very capable detector with many coil options. I personally do not think you need more than three or four coils. As has been many times the operator is as, or more, important than the detector. If you get one, get Jonathan Porters dvd on the 5000...money well spent! fred
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    C'mon Minelab!

    dang, small world, Chase. I went to 1st -5th grade at Narranca and Magnolia schools...a very long time ago. Sdminer and I must be neighbors..... fred
  10. That is the trouble with machines...they break down. Unfortunately, I have broke too... I am glad to see your post as I was getting a little concerned that the Mexicans had kept you... glad you made it back! fred
  11. fredmason

    Gpaa Claims Vs. Blm Land

    Yes, much more info is needed to attempt a coherent answer... fred
  12. fredmason

    Accidental Find In Middle Of Nowhere

    Yeah, that happened to me down around Yuma but far from the military grounds...I just knew I had a one oz nugget but somehow it became a 50 cal bullet-maybe a tracer... I was really bummed! fred
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    Chinese Opium Tins, What Do They Say?

    I think they say" the state has determined that this is a cancer causing agent". fred
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    Summer Fun

    most of the time it is trash...BUT...great find! fred
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    The Forum Like Limit

    Well, I thought the buttons were a cool way to show agreement or appreciation...without actually writing a response. Twenty is fine with me. fred
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