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  1. Hey Guys, Here is the article wrote by Arizona Al in the GPAA magazine back in around 1995. It was shared by a forum member here. Thanks for allow us to view it.
  2. Hey Guys, A forum member sent me this over, it's the Article Arizona Al wrote in the GPAA back around 1995 about T-Bone's large nugget.
  3. Hey Guys, Here is an interesting story about a guy that got stranded for days heading up to Crown King, Arizona. He was found on the third day by a guy driving a motorcycle. You can read the story here - https://www.yahoo.com/gma/man-stranded-arizona-desert-days-tells-story-survival-232605306--abc-news-topstories.html
  4. Hello All, We sell several of Tom Bohmker's books and they sell very well. Here is a video with his Son - Josh Bohmker searching the old workings of where the "Brigg's Gold Pocket was found in Southern Oregon. Pretty good video of Josh explaining the history about the pocket and that pieces are still to be found by the persistent prospector. Great book by his Father on Southern Oregon can be seen here - https://www.robsdetectors.com/elusive-pocket-gold-southwestern-oregon-book/ Thanks for the great video Josh and White's Electronics.
  5. Hello All, Minelab just released a new GPZ 7000 Firmware update. The major feature of this new firmware update is "Ground Smoothing." This function implements selectable noise filters that help deal with difficult ground, especially salty soils. The new Ground Smoothing options provide several advantages: Reduce noise effects of salty soils Allows detecting in previously "off limits" locations Improved depth with both coils Maximizes your ground coverage efficiency There are three options under Ground Smoothing, OFF (originally on the GPZ), Locate Patch and Salty Soil. The New "Locate Patch" option is great all-rounder that enables you to cover more ground. Its smooths out unwanted noise while you keep a productive swing speed. The New "Salty Soil" option allows you to operate in previously off-limits salty (extreme alkali and conductive) environments. It should only be used when the soil requires it, because it can have an impact on detection depth. The other new feature is "Semi Auto" Ground balance mode. Additional control and flexibility for expert users Improved ground balance stability Another option to deal with tricky detecting conditions A specialist tool for expert prospectors This new option has three features - Auto, Semi-Auto and Manual. You can read more about the firmware update and how to download it on the attached PDF file below- GPZupdate1.pdf If you have questions, you can always call us anytime!
  6. Hello All, A recent customer of mine and friend sent some pictures of some of the gold they are finding in the California Mother Lode. It just blows me away for anyone that thinks all the gold has been found. These pictures show clearly there are some nice gold nuggets still to be picked up out there. California is such a gold rich State. Thanks for sharing these finds with us here on the forums. He is going to share some more in the very near future. The customer purchased a Minelab GPX 4500 metal detector just recently from me. Maybe I need an invite over and one of those cold Coors Lights! ... LOL P.S. Customer and friend requested the pictures stay here, no COPY/Pasting please.
  7. Hey Rod, Good question and I don't honestly have an answer. I have emailed my Rep to see if she could give some more details. I will post back when I hear something. Thanks for your business and hope you're enjoying the GPZ 7000 metal detector.
  8. Hey Jen, Ya I had a late day at work, but will ship tomorrow morning US Priority Mail to you. Thanks for any referrals and your continued business with us!
  9. Hello All, Was scanning through my Netflix and happen to see a show called the "Aussie Gold Hunters." I must say, it's very interesting and I like it much more than Gold Rush. It's mostly about chasing gold nuggets, gold reefs and more. It'w worth watching three different groups of prospectors searching for that allusive gold. Here are a few Youtube trailers. You can find it on Netflix if you have it. I have watched all most of the first season and it's pretty interesting to watch. I believe there are two seasons right now.
  10. Hey Tom, I wish you would stop being so damn hard on the Yoto! Wow, those are some pretty good fixes. I used to carry several wire rolls of bailing wire also. I have a tool box in the back of my truck loaded with tape, wire, rope, jacks and other stuff. I will probably need it, but the moment I take it out, I will need it.
  11. Hey Guys, I'm just about at the end of Season one. It's something to watch, much better than the fake ass Gold Rush. I prefer to watch Bearing Sea Gold than Gold Rush anyways.
  12. Hey Guys, Ya, if you're traveling alone, you should be a bit more prepared. I have a pretty good story for you - Years ago my Cousin and I were heading back deep into the Tip Top area in my old 1985 Toyota 4x4 with a 3-inch lift. The little truck was setup for prospecting, still wish I owned it. We were travel back in the night, as we both got a wild hair one night in Prescott and decided to head out for a prospecting trip. It must have been at least 10pm or so, we crossed a guy walking the road. It was a huge surprise to see anyone this deep into the backhills, but he broke down in his sand rail and was hiking out. He was out of water, had no supplies whatsoever. He kind of scared us, as back then we were just young pubs. We both told the guy we would give him some supplies, but we were heading back deeper in the hills and would be coming out the following afternoon. We agreed to pick him up on the way out, as we were not going to allow him to camp with us. The guy was a bit strange, we didn't know if he was some type of loose criminal or what. Figured the supplies we gave him would last him overnight and if he really needed a ride out he would be waiting for us at some point on the road. That evening we had a hard time sleeping, thinking the guy was going to sneak up on us .... LOL Believe it or not, we actually kind of hide the truck out on a high road where we could watch below us until the next morning. We spent 4-5 hours detecting and then headed back out. We were both curious if the guy would still be there. We actually found his broke down sand rail, so that was a valid story. Looks like he broke a tie arm on the front drivers side. He didn't have any supplies, as we quickly looked over the broken down sand rail. We passed the spot where we dropped him off and about a mile further down the road, there he was!! He was sitting on the side of the road waiting for us. We talked with him for a bit, he said he just wanted to get to New River so he could make a phone call. I asked him if he needed more water or food, but he said he would settle on a cold beer. We got him back into New River and he made a call and was able to get someone he knew to pick him up and head back into the area and get the sand rail out. I really don't think the guy would have walked his way out of there. He was at least 20 miles back into the back country with NO water, NO Food or NO supplies. It was just starting to get warm in the afternoon, so my best guess it was around April - May. I personally take about a case of water when I head out into the hills. Normally I will have 3-4 larger Gatoraide's also for the trip and food. I figure I could go at least 3-4 days with minimal food if I had plenty of fluids to keep in me. I also always have 3-4 Granola bars and several small packs of Nuts that have plenty of Salt.
  13. Hey Jen, Pretty interesting, but I would be pretty clueless on all the components. Glad to hear you're back using the GPZ 7000 again.
  14. Hey Jen, Wow, that is one huge find. Not much to look at as far as character, but 10 Kilo's of gold is one heck of a paycheck! I'm guessing somewhere in the ballpark of $320,000 just in spot value. As for the President, we all have our personal views. I agree, we should keep them off the forums, but he has made me over $XX,XXX in high tech stock in the last 6 months!
  15. Hello All, It's been pretty slow here, so I figured I would post a picture of some gold specimens a friend just recently found.
  16. Hey Guys, Fishing8046 - The specimen on the left has some quartz and iron as the host rock. This is very common for quartz specimens to have iron mineralization mixed with it. Iron is kind of like the Mother of Gold. AuWanderer - Some great looking pieces you have shown. Did you happen to find or metal detect them? Tom - Great Makro shot. I need to get a new camera with a good Macro lens on it. What are you using in that nugget shot? Hey Guys, What I forgot to add was one of the pieces is 35 Grams and the other is like 43 if I remember correctly.
  17. Hey Cowkiller, OUCH!! I have done something similar, scared the crap out of me. My eye was blurry for a few hours, that was the scary part. Wishing you a handful of gold on your next hunt.
  18. Hello All, Added a few more items to the list. I still have more going to be added soon.
  19. Hello All, Well it's that time of the year when everything slows down and it's time to move trade-ins and slower moving items for a great deal. All items listed below are either used, like new or new. Shipping is not included in the purchase price. If you're interested in any items, contact us right away. We will be placing these listing in several locations. Slightly used Minelab GPZ 7000 Metal Detector. Comes with all stock accessories, original box and includes the new GPZ update. Great unit and found a bunch of gold. Asking $6000.00 firm. (New price $8,000.00) Like New (Demo) Makro Racer Pro Package Metal Detector. Comes with all stock accessories and original box. Asking $500.00 Firm. (New price $849.00) Like New Garrett Original ATX Metal Detector with DD coil. Comes with all stock accessories and original box. Asking $1700.00 Firm. (New price $2200.00) Slightly used (Trade-in) Minelab SDC 2300 Metal Detector. Comes with all stock accessories and original box. Asking $2800.00 Firm. (New price $3750.00) Used Minelab SDC 2300 Metal Detector. Comes with all stock accessories and original box. Serial # 12075756457. Asking $2300 Firm. (New price $3750.00) SOLD Slightly Used XP Deus Metal Detector, Model 22-RC-WS4. Comes with all stock accessories and original box. Serial # 03E9CC. Asking $900.00 firm (New price $1520.00) Demo, New Tesoro Lobo ST Metal Detector. Comes with all stock accessories and original box. Asking $500.00 firm. (New price $679.15) Used Coiltek 11-inch Round "Elite" Mono Searchcoil. Includes hardware and skidplate. Asking $225.00 Firm. (New price $350.00) New Coiltek 11-inch Round Mono Searchcoil. Includes hardware and skidplate . Asking $75.00 firm. (New price was $250.00) This is a discontinued item. (2) Brand new Coiltek 15-inch All-Terrain DD Round Searchcoils for the Minelab X-Terra Series. These are the 3khz version, which is meant for more depth on the X-terra series. Includes hardware and skidplate. Asking $150.00 firm each. (New price $294.00) Brand new Coiltek 15-inch All-Terrain DD Round Searchcoils for the Minelab X-Terra Series. This is the 7.5 khz version, which is meant for more added sensitivity and more depth. Asking $150.00 firm. (New price $294.00) Slightly Used, Keene RC1 Rock Crusher. Only used twice to crush ore. Asking $750.00 for local pickup only. Just too heavy to ship with engine. (New price $1050.00) More coming soon. We accept all major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover) along with Paypal or you can send payment to us. Rob's Detector Sales PO Box 8926 Surprise, AZ 85374 (623) 362-1459 office line
  20. Hey Doc, I received my pair a few days ago, but picked them up today from the Shipper. They look great, so I'm hoping to get out soon with them and give them a run. Thanks for sending them!
  21. Hello All, About a week ago, a friend from down South send me this picture of a nugget they found. It's 51+ Grams and was found with a Minelab metal detector. I have a few more pictures I will post also, just limited on time. It's still out there .....
  22. Hey Floater, I believe that entire AKAU operation is on Anvil Creek. I seen some huge gold nuggets from that creek back in the 90's when we visited the area. I have heard the owners are top notch! I might try to visit the mine sometime.
  23. Hey Guys/Gals, Rob's 50/50 Method to Find New Gold with a Metal Detector Goldfields across the Globe have been pounded with old and new detector technology, so how do you potentially find new virgin ground? This is something that is difficult for many, they want to continue to pound old, known fields. Trust me, it's difficult for me also, as I know I can almost always pull a few small ones from old patches if I'm willing to spent the time hunting slowly. What I tell many of my customers about finding new patches is this. It's very hard to re-program yourself to explore new ground as the chance of getting skunked (recovering no gold) is very high. However, if you would happen to find a new location, there is no telling what the potential could be (grams, ounces or pounds). I recommend if possible this 50/50 method. We all like to bring home a nugget or two if possible, so I will hunt either some gold ground in the morning and hopefully eliminate the skunked by getting a dink or so. I then concentrate the second part of the day searching new ground. This method sometimes allows you to get a piece of gold, eliminate the skunk and explore new ground all on the same day. Each time in the field, you are at least making an attempt to find new locations. It's all a process of elimination in my book, you hunt the best you can on that ground and then you don't have to hunt it again. I recommend having a "Plan of Attack" prior to the hunt. Know where you're going to hunt some old patches or ground, then have a plan to attack some new country on the outskirts of known gold locations. If you do this enough, I would almost guarantee some new gold and hopefully some decent patches to your poke! Just some suggestions that have worked for me in the past. Below is a picture of some nice specimens we found exploring some new ground years ago not very far from a very well known placer area here in Western Arizona.
  24. Hey Andy, I have done the same many times, leave the detector behind and just walk around. This is one thing I really liked about the SDC 2300, as it would fit in my Camelpak Backpack and I could hike miles have have a detector on me if I wanted to spot check anywhere along the route. It only took about 30 seconds to get the detector out and fired up, check out a spot, pack it back up and on the way again.
  25. Hey Mike, Have you tried the new boots out yet? This winter season I'm trying to figure out a good boot to wear.