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matt last won the day on January 17 2017

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  1. I just checked in for a flight I have tomorrow and it stated no lithium ion batteries allowed in checked baggage period. They are only allowed in carry on luggage and battery terminals must be covered/protected. It also stated it was at their discretion as to whether or not certain lithium batteries would be allowed on carry on luggage. I traveled on the same airline at Thanksgiving with 2 equinox detectors in my checked luggage. I think those are Lithium batteries? My wife checked us into that flight.
  2. I have never seen it because I didn't know about it until now. Thanks it gives me a reason to go to Yosemite. Google "firefalls" in Yosemite. The oldtimers used to light a big fire on the top of a mountain and push it over the edge. It sure would have been a site to see. These days you can't even hardly have a bonfire due to the extreme fire hazards. Mostly due to poor forest management policies in California.
  3. You are a brave person and it paid off! Very nice finds. I don't think I could detect in Mexico with all the banditios and such. Especially with the cartel killings going on.
  4. Thanks Steve for writing this! We are headed to Maui and this should help.
  5. Hey guys, I have never beach hunted or hunted for coins/relics/jewelry. I have only hunted for gold nuggets. We are heading to Maui and my son wants to metal detect the beach where we are staying. I have a new in the box Equinox 800. I don't have anything other than my nugget hunting gear. It looks like I should pick up one of those beach scoop things with a long handle. Is there anything else I should get? Any tips on beach hunting? Thanks for any advise and yes I will start searching the forum and youtube for other threads on beach hunting basics. Can't remember if the Nox is waterproof?
  6. The best Australian nugget Parker had was that hottie he used to hang out with. She probably bailed on him...
  7. Those are beautiful gold nuggets. I really like the buttery colored rounded appearance.
  8. With the above post in mind, does anybody have any really good ideas on how to best lock/secure conex containers? I know a lot of people use them to store things. Most of the newer units come with the welded-on steel padlock covers. It would be nice to hear how others are locking them in addition to the padlock. I have seen crossbar locks that connects to the vertical locking bars like the link I have attached. Obviously if somebody wants to break in, they will regardless of how you secure the doors. Maybe a new thread on this subject? https://www.amazon.com/Equipment-Lock-HDCDL-Steel-Heavy/dp/B005CIGVWQ/ref=asc_df_B005CIGVWQ/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167148598996&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=51138861860413357&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9032424&hvtargid=pla-304941837333&psc=1
  9. Sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately you will probably never get most of your stuff back. Hope they can catch the bastards!
  10. I want this or something similar! Please include my name in the drawing!
  11. I bet that guy that posts youtube videos of himself giving the thumbs up for all those huge nuggets he finds lying on top of beds of sand used this detector to find his patches.
  12. That's a great project and results. Thanks for sharing. A quick bath in pool acid (muriatic) will clean up all the staining on your ingot. I pour a little bit into a plastic gold pan and swirl it around the ingot and it comes out bright and shiny. A gallon of the acid is only a couple dollars where I live.
  13. I wouldn't worry about not getting anything from Minelab. I bet White's would hook you up with a nice gift if you wrote up a story about the find and sent it to them. In my book you already won with that nugget!
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