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  1. Im just asking....what kind of mask do you wear? Tom H.
  2. Cool finds! Were they all in the same area? Tom H.
  3. Thats a great story! Congrats on finding a new area. Tom H.
  4. Was able to take advantage of a cooler day and got back into Truck wash with the gold monster. Have hit the area pretty hard with the 5000 and thought I would go crumb chasing today. Got 4 at .3 gram. 3 out of the washes and one from the hillside. Did some scraping on the hill side but no more. This place is infested with iron stone from 1/8" to 10". Had to go into disc some times just to try and keep it half way quite. It was just good to get out finally, but boy, I can tell I have not been detecting in a while. Will probably feel it even more tomorrow! There were a lot of these blister beetles out also. Guess they can leave a painful blister if you play with them. Tom H.
  5. Ok...so the door and data plate are from a Sperry Ball turret gun on either a B-17 or B-24 Bomber from WW2. Dont know how it got out there. You can see how the data plate shows how to load the twin 50 cal. machine gun belts. Tom H.
  6. It happens whether we like it or not! This one is 32 yrs apart. My wife and I in front. Dad holding my daughter and my sister last Christmas. Tom H.
  7. I decided to post this! Have not been out much this year due to health issues....but.... Along with finding gold detecting, I do find other treasures out in the Az. desert. A 350 dollar Garmin that I use all the time now, old flip phone, lots of mining relics (usually dug up) A rectangular steel door with latches on it and a data plate that was riveted to it at one time. Even found part of a human skull and had to take Peoria detectives back to the spot to investigate. 6 Mon. later they said they were able to ID the person.....hopefully it gave some body closure on their missing loved one. Anyone want to guess what the door and data plate are from? I know....will tell in a few days Enjoy! Lets see what other "cool finds" you guys get?
  8. WOW!!! You sure did get blessed with those. WTG on getting them. Congrats. Tom H.
  9. Hey all: Looking for some advice on walkie talkies. Was out hunting this weekend with Luke and we were suppose to meet at a certain spot at 1. Well 1 came and went and about 1:30 we found each other. My fault. The spot we were suppose to meet at was on the other side of the big hill! Needless to say, all sorts of things start going through your head....both our heads! Broken leg, broken hip, heart attack....... So, we are looking at getting some walkie talkies. What I would like to know is........... Do all of them not work (like the ones we have) when your down in washes and such? Are the longer range ones more powerful and will over come the hills and valleys? Do any of you use one that works good out in the hills that you could recommend? Thanks Tom H.
  10. Nice Nugget Rob! WTG. Talk in grams for us newbies Little buffing and that knife will be good as new. Tom H.
  11. WTG on keeping at it and FINALLY finding some gold. Hope it works into bigger things in that area. Tom H.
  12. WTG Rob....nice nuggets also. Man, those old timers moved some rock! Too bad its full of lead also. Tom H.
  13. If you are going to try and glue it, scuff up small areas on the shaft with sandpaper and see which glue with stick and which ones do not. If you knew what type of plastic it is that would be a lot easier to figure out. Scratch the glue with a razor to see if it "melted" into the plastic or not. I do know you cannot glue LDPE, but I doubt the shaft is made out of that. Most likely HDPE. That does look like a weak point though. Should have put some more solid plastic in the production of it. Couple more grams of plastic would not matter when your swinging a brick anyway I have broken handles on the GPX and they do not glue together. Got a carbon fiber one from my buddy and you can run it over with a truck and it wont break Just and idea.....when you get the new one...smear a bunch of JB weld in the webbed areas on the side to give it more strength. Just make sure JB weld does not react with the coil. Tom H.
  14. I just saw this topic. You have to look through what this guy is doing......hes making money ever time someone clicks on his video. I think that is why there are so many fake ones out there. Or they put "click bait" on a video....usually a hot looking girl so guys will click into it. Tom H.
  15. Sunbakers are the best! Dad found on on accident when he was turning around to go back up a wash....detector lit up and he looked down and saw it. I have found small ones. That first one is NICE! Tom H.
  16. Your a monster! WTG. I went up one wash last year at this time and drank my 3 liter backpack dry. Like you say, you just sweat it all out and cant get cool. Nice finds. Tom H.
  17. Well, you could always up load a lower resolution and see how long it takes. You can always take it down later. Tom H.
  18. Nice score! I wont use any other coil but a NF. Really like them. Tom H.
  19. Is it in the rock or just on the surface? It might be lead spatter from bullets. Tom H.