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    Northern California
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    Have over 20 years of experience dredging for gold, mostly in California's mother lode area. Lead a mostly self sufficient lifestyle.
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    Out of the various metal detectors that I've used, the gold bug 2 is my favorite

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  1. Greetings Bigfoot, or Daniel, whichever you prefer. Were you tramping around the Yuba River drainage..... I found some bigfoot tracks there. Good luck on finding more gold!
  2. With dredging banned in California, I've been sniping and metal detecting. No fabulous finds, but am still paying my bills and putting food on my table, as the fines and clinkers, along with pickers do add up. Did detect a 6 dwt nugget though. Had to put out an illegal fire on a nearby mining claim that an idiot started. She tried to burn her boyfriends travel trailer...... and is now in jail. That was an exciting (not good excitement) event. I much prefer the excitement of finding pickers and nugs! I have 3 metal detectors. Two minelabs and a gold bug 2. I like the gold bug 2, cuz it is so much lighter (I am 71 years old and it's getting more difficult to swing the minelabs). I will probably sell the minelabs...... Really enjoy reading what all of you guys and gals share on this site. Jeffree
  3. Hello to all, I am currently using a goldbug 2. On the creek in the Yuba River drainage where I am using it, there is a lot of exposed bedrock, or alternating gravel and bedrock. I am finding that the bedrock ground balances far different from the gravels. This is a bit of a problem for me, since when I ground balance to the bedrock, any of the gravel sounds off loudly. When I ground balance to the gravels, then pass the coil over bedrock, the detector goes null, or quiet. Seems this contrast is giving me a lot of false positive reads. I have found a fair amount of flakes and small pickers, but feel that I may be missing good targets, since the bedrock and gravels ground balance so so differently. Any suggestions on how to deal with this would be much appreciated. Jeffree
  4. Thank you, Steve. I'm happy to be back to visiting this site, after dealing with some of life's curveballs. Would you know if Doc still has a charger for my older minelab gp extreme?
  5. Thank all of you for the greetings and warm welcome. Am back after dealing with some of life's curve balls. My gold bug 2 has led me to find some nice clinkers and flakes, but nothing too exciting yet, in a creek that is walking distance from my house. Am excited to get back out and find some more......
  6. I have an older Minelab GP Extreme. After a theft at my place, I found that it's battery charger was missing. Does anyone know where I can get another battery charger for it?
  7. Hello, just found this site and joined. Am just another somewhat humble metal detectin' pilgrim.
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