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  1. fredm

    Lode claim & nuggets??

    If you read the mining reports carefully they may say something like "the gold was in pockets, or very easy the mill, free milling, etc." I would check those areas... and you might get some of Jim Straights books- if you don't have them. fred
  2. Digger you should be able to click on the link and get there... Ron, I don't know about pain relief, but, this stuff has certainly calmed my tempestuous and irritated bowels way down... fred
  3. It has to be there to find it... I have a friend, I will call him Norm...he has severe hearing loss yet he finds gold as well as anyone and better than me. I have come to believe that hearing loss is not always a detriment to prospecting... I don't have the technical knowledge to explain, BUT, sound is frequency which we perceive as various tones from bass a low frequency to mosquito buzz, a high frequency... I hope this is more or less correct... fred
  4. Mt; I am assuming you know there is a tone adjustment on your detector...it ranges from mad mosquito to booming base tones...after you set-up the detector up away from city/emi sources you can use a small test nugget. I do not like super high tones- drives me wacky! However real low tones are not sharp enough. Jonathan Porter prefers higher tones and some do not- based on personal preference and ability to hear...good luck! fred
  5. Just run through the tones on your detector and find the one that is most hear-able to you...be aware that some ability to hear a specific sound amongst other sounds may affect that choice...the spec's will give you the range of the detector. fred
  6. Condolences, Rob. It is never easy to lose your Mom. fred
  7. Best wishes and, of course, Prayers, Rob. The older we get the more of these problems we face... fred
  8. Very Nice, Jennifer!!! fred
  9. Yeah, if you love driving goat-trails and switchback roads go to Happy Camp or that area...other than that it is pretty nice... oh, it gets very hot in the summer up that way... fred
  10. first check your settings and be sure you did not change them... no way to know for sure but I think the small coil would find any of them...were you in pseudo-mono or DD? fred
  11. Nice gold, Rob. I hate to mention this but you are getting older...something I scoffed at when I was thirty or forty...time gets us all sooner or later. Just accept your fate and hook up the bungy and maybe a hip stick and use the swing arm.... Prospect smart not hard.... fred
  12. fredm

    Going nuts

    When I went to Moore Creek many of the guys had handguns or shotguns....I didn't bother because I figured apick would work as well and it would be in hand. I think a partner would be helpful...however, if you are really paying attention to the detector I doubt you would notice or know that big Griz was about to attack... Take a solar charger for your 5000 or the spares you mentioned...maybe 12 hours on the stock Minelab battery...maybe 8 on other types... Don't take smelly sardines for lunch... fred
  13. Next time I go I will get some pics...I carry the coil cover (Tesoro or fisher 12") in my side cargo pocket. The edges are in effect the same as the 90 degree in the bottom of garret pans... when I get a target in the pan I give it a shake, then I grab a handful and test the dirt in the pan, if there I set (not Throw) the stuff in my hand aside, then I give the coil cover a good shake and pour the floating dirt in my hand...repeat as needed...if the gold is bigger you will see it in the coil cover and if tiny you will have to continue with the process...at some point use the magnet on your pick to snag any iron...always recheck the dirt in and out of the pan...and the hole you dug.... way easier to show than write... fred
  14. Lipca; I use a coil cover for a scoop...I like it better than those big spoons that is in his picture. Basically, I dry pan the target. If it in the pan it usually stays there...gold will almost always be in the bottom. The coil cover is great for scooping out dirt when you are digging a big, deep hole.
  15. Well a pinpointer will really lessen your ground coverage....joking! Yes a smaller coil reduces coverage but not much depth is lost...you didn't get a gb2 for speed sweeping the hillsides...or you shouldn't have.... On the other hand; if you are going to coin-shoot with a gb2, especially in maintained areas you may need a pinpointer... back to the GB2...you don't need a smaller coil, it is just better for what the gb2 does best; That is find gold in shallow places.... I don't have the energy to write everything you need to know...read the back pages of this forum, get some books...Rob has them-Jim Straight and Chris Ralph ( Chris is a more modern prospecting book.) ...study, practice and persevere...the hard part is over. I wear no metal on my hands or wrists and btw the coil will will detect the salt in your hands...buy a sorter form Rob...or use a coil cover like I do... Rob if my posts are out of line please delete them