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Lanny last won the day on March 5

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  1. Great looking chunk of niceness! All the best, Lanny
  2. Sweet little find. Nicely done, and all the best, Lanny
  3. Ever heard of the song lyrics, "Nothing from nothing leaves nothing"? Could have been the tune you were humming as you left . . . All the best, Lanny
  4. Phrunt, do you mean gold-coloured 1 and 2 dollar coins? Surely not solid gold? We have one and two dollar coins, and my son is finding lots of them with a detector I gave him this summer--quick way to grab some cash, better than chasing dimes and quarters . . . All the best, Lanny
  5. Sweet finds indeed! Nicely done, and all the best, Lanny
  6. Love the feel of the pick, and how Doc thoughtfully designed it after carefully considering prospecting needs. The pick end is designed for a heavy duty attack on the ground, the wide end, I believe, more for dragging out material/maybe cutting through vegetation/brush. I'll post some feedback in the spring/early summer when I get a chance to test-drive it (unless I make a late winter/early spring trip to the desert). All the best, Lanny
  7. JW, thanks and great to hear from you. I've exceeded my number of likes for the day, so this note will have to do. I hope you're still out there chasing the gold . . . All the best, Lanny
  8. Catch and Release Gold:Did something the end of the summer season I haven't done before.I went to visit a friend of mine that runs a large placer operation.They had made a cut 70 feet deep to bedrock, and they'd piled the dirt up near their huge wash-plant to be processed. After the large run was finished, there was a small pile of pay left on the big area they'd scraped to push up the remainder of the piled pay-dirt.My friend told me to take my detector over to the pile to have a bit of fun. I was shocked by his offer, but of course, I giddy-upped to the site and started swinging my detector. Within minutes I had my first repeatable good signal that was pinning at 40 on the Bug Pro. Using my Garrett Carrot, I'd soon pinpointed a nice, flat nugget in the pile.I kept working my way around the pile, up and over the pile, and worked my way carefully all the way around the bottom of the pay-pile. In this way, I recovered 5 sassy nuggets, which was much like shooting fish in a barrel, but way more fun.However, my gold fever brain kept nudging me to try to the scraped area around the pile, a much larger undertaking, so I headed out into the wilderness of flatness . . .About ten feet out from the pile, I got a good signal under a rock about twice the size of my fist. At least, that's what I thought. But, when I levered the rock out (which was a hot rock), the signal was more to the front of the rock (as it faced the direction of the pay pile). The hot rock had been distorting the signal.I scanned the hole again where the rock had been, and sure enough, the signal was coming from the area described above, and its signal was pinning in the 60 range on the digital display of the Bug Pro. I used the Garrett Carrot to pinpoint the signal, and it sure came back nice and loud! Moreover, I could see the edge of the nugget.I reached down at the tip of the Carrot and pulled out a flat and sassy nugget of just under six grams! (The flatness was likely why it read so high on the digital meter.)I kept working the scraped area and recovered another three nuggets, so by the time the rain hit to stop the party, I'd pulled out nine sweet nuggets in total, weighing in at over a third of an ounce.It was a fun way to spend a couple of hours.Of course there were lots of bits of steel blade and track shavings, but the gold was consistent due to the loaded nature of the area I was working.I made my way over to my friend's truck to show him what I'd found, and he was surprised that I'd found the biggest nuggets in the scraped area, and he assured me they would sure scrape deep before they were finished with the pay-pile area.I decided to give him all nine of the nuggets, even though he wanted me to keep some of them, as he's been great to me over the years to let me detect on his claims wherever and whenever.Fun, fun catch and release day.All the best,Lanny
  9. I have Doc's pick, and I'll give it a good run next season in the goldfields when the icy hand of Old Man Winter has loosened his grip. Looking forward to the test run as Doc is indeed a clever inventor and designer (had the privilege of touring his new warehouse and design lab), one always thinking of how to benefit the prospector with a top-notch product suited to their needs. All the best, Lanny
  10. The dead giveaway is that the huge nuggets right close to the coil don't overload the circuit, totally clickbait, totally bogus, totally lucrative though for the gold he's mining in clicks on his channel: maybe the rest of us are wasting our time when the real gold rush seems to be the "clickbait" gold rush . . . All the best, Lanny
  11. I have paid for my Gold Bug Pro many, many times over with the nuggets it's found, great machine, no killer learning curve, the digital display locks hard on gold when you're close to it, also has a decent coin circuit that really works (found lots of coins with it, great at sniffing out silver coins and locking on them as well). If anyone is considering this machine to enter the gold nugget chasing field, it really does the job. (Not intended for severe ground as it's a VLF, but light enough to swing all day, oh, and I've found quite a few nuggets underwater [submersible to just below the control box], love this machine.) All the best, Lanny
  12. Garrett Pro-Pointer AT, Waterproof, AKA Garrett carrot, love it. (Most of the nuggets I chase are chunky.) If you're after tiny gold, Falcon Gold Tracker MD20; I've had lots of fun cleaning up bedrock with the MD20 finding tiny gold pieces my standard detector would take forever to sniff out individually. (The MD20 makes quick work of hitting on each individual piece.) So, I guess it depends on the size of gold you'll be chasing . . . All the best, Lanny
  13. Congratulations on your finds! Nicely done, and all the best, Lanny
  14. Thanks for the pictures, sweet finds! All the best, Lanny
  15. Sweet finds, nicely done. All the best, Lanny
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