boulder dash

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  1. Finally was able to get out and detect for a weekend with a fellow forum member. He was only able to make it for one day verses my 2 days. We focused on hitting new areas looking for leader nuggets.. He was able to find one really nice piece. After that I spent many hard hours with no luck finding a patch. My first night by headlamp I headed to a old Bonevolent patch that we thought was worked out. Turns out we missed 3 chunky pieces. 2nd night hunt went to a different worked out patch and found 5 more chunky bits.. All the small stuff was just the gold monster 1000 being an amazing sensitive machine. 3 grams was my tally for the weekend.
  2. Man those are mouth watering handstacks! Imagine how many pounds of gold were found by those hard workers back then..I respect the handstacking gold miners.
  3. Thanks for the recognition Rob. Adam and I have worked very hard to create a upstanding channel where people can actually see what is possible to detect or drywash out there.. No finds are ever staged or misleading . People just don't realize how much gold is out there.. We have had a lot of fun doing so.. I still don't know how Adam keeps his shirts so clean??
  4. I'd strait up tell you what I think about a detector.. Example I'm not a fan of a minelab sdc 2300. I used 3 different 2300 units and my gold bug 2 could hear every target and still find more targets. So if anyone asks I tell them not to buy it but just buy a 500$ detector.
  5. Hmm as a advanced user of a few of the best vlf units ever made.. Is there possibly a unit I could borrow and do some boulder dash comparisons on? That gold monster is kind of impressive.
  6. I had a mining friend pass away very recently and felt I needed to head to the area I ended up meeting him out in the desert all those years ago. Arrived a bit after dark and started night detecting an area the mining friend had turned me onto. I managed 6 small pieces by 11pm. First thing in the morning I headed over to where the big gold had been found... not much luck with all the hot volcanics driving me crazy looking for a source... Someone had drywashed a part of the area and didn't vaccum very well as I scored 7 small bits off bedrock they missed. Around 2pm I headed back to another wash I had found many hundreds of small nuggets in. Boy howdy was I happy I moved as I was picking up piece after piece for about 2 1/2 hours till I had to drive home. Ended up with 34 small pieces with no shortage of targets. So 47 small fun to recover pieces ...total 2.5 grams
  7. South of Prescott in the caldrun of chaos. It's not so much the detector but habits of the operator that make the magic.
  8. May I buy 10 from them today and resell them in a few days for a 50$ profit back to Minelab?
  9. Impressive advice Dennis! You should definitely listen to his advice as he has been finding good gold with a detector for many years. In my opinion in you want success you need to do what successful detectorist do. Do what has been proven to work and do not over think and try to re invent the wheel.. Find a mentor who has what you're looking for.. or buy multiple lessens from a real expert ( an expert has found many thousands of nuggets not just a couple over the years) good luck
  10. It's definitely still out there Rob.. There's so much detectable gold still out there to be found. Boots on the ground and persistence always pays off.
  11. I was able to get out to a old patch over the weekend. The problem is it's so dangerously hot during the day. I made it out there close to dark and the humidity was really high but the heat of the day had subsided. Once dark had rolled around the bugs were in full swing as well as a extremely active thunder storm just a few miles away... Dispite those night challenges I was able to find 7 small nuggets and a few fines while bugs dive bombed my eyes.. First thing in the morning I headed back out to the patch before the excessive heat set in.. As soon as the sun came out I was drenched in sweat.. Literally my shirt was completely wet.. I drank over a gallon of water over a 3 HR period and lost it all to sweat. I was raking rocks and trimming bushes. Dispite these challenges I still found 5 more small ones by 10am . I do not recommend heading out this time of year unless you have experience in doing so.
  12. Thanks for all your help on this stuff? You are very appreciated.