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  1. Dan

    Search Coil Questions

    I use my 12 inch round NF for everyday use. It's an amazing coil with excellent depth and sensitivity. I would highly recommend one.
  2. Dan

    Rye Patch Gold

    I know Newmont has been leasing some of their claims at ryepatch. Is it still true that the odd sections are still open to play around on? I haven't been there for about a year and a half now.
  3. Well dern. Congratulations jasong. Thank you Chris for the fun.
  4. It just says it will run through the 10th. I guess it doesn't specifically say it ends the 10th. Either way Chris is a pretty busy feller so I'm sure he will specify when he returns.
  5. Dan

    Gold From Old Tailing Pile

    Wow.......very nice.
  6. 1 yes. 2 no. 3 yes. 4 no. 5 yes. 6 yes. 7 no. 8 no. 9 yes. 10 yea. 11 yes. 12 no. 13 no. 14 yes. 15 yes. 16 no. 17 yes. 18 yes. 19 no. 20 no. 21 no. 22 yes. 23 no. 24 no. 25 yes. 26 yes. 27 no. 28 yes. 29 no. 30 no. Fun times Chris. Thank you.
  7. Dan

    Don't Do This!

    That's ridiculous. I see new laws coming soon if we don't do our jobs of filling in our holes.
  8. Robert, the best time to build prospecting equipment is during the winter. That's when I do all mine. Warm up the shop and weld away.
  9. Dan

    Any Clue What This Is?

    The one side kind of resembles a platinum nugget. But heck I'm not too sure. Get it checked out by someone. Looks cool.
  10. Dan

    Detector Purchase A Must.

    I have used most of them myself. Some more than others, but i still fall back to the Gb2. I have just had such great luck with it. I also run a GP extreme for my PI detector. I really do love both of them. The extreme isnt quite up to par with the new PI's, BUT with todays coil technologies, it is great. The Gb2 is my personal favorite though. Good luck on your search.
  11. Since my last post in April on this subject, I have actually used and love the Gold Hog mat. It has raised my recovery of fine gold and bigger gold by huge numbers. BUT.....i have yet to get rid of the miners moss. Maybe just stuck on the moss i guess. I run 3 pieces(18") of mat in the top half of my keene highbanker and the rest moss and either riffles or expanded metal, depending on where i am working. But as for the mat, i am now a believer.
  12. Yeah i bet. Not bad here. Only 20 bucks to ship that big barrel. I thought that was pretty cheep for something that big.
  13. Sure, it is casluicebox.com. Haha i have no affiliation with them. I agree with one of the comments up above about not having enough time in the drum to wash. That is one thing i might have a problem with if i buy this drum. BUT they will build anything you want if you ask them. The prices are awesome for they are offering. I will try them out and if i have to i will modify it for what i want. I am going with their 10" x 36" drum. $150 bucks is a good price for the materials they use.
  14. My dad and i build our trommels. It is very fun if you have the time and are good with your hands. Usually we build our own drums with exspanded metal, but i recently found a website that has pre-built drums for really cheap. I am building another one now and i think that is the rout ill go. Pretty cool design.
  15. Hey just wondering if anyone has been out in Northern Nevada the last few weeks. Kinda wondering how the mud and roads are out there. Havent been out detecting yet.
  16. Hello everyone, glad to see Icmj got a forum going. I have a quick question. I have been prospecting since 1994 so I have an idea what "good" paydirt is in my eyes, but what's your guys opinions? I recently found a new spot and it runs about a gram per yard. Is that great, good, or fair? Thank you, Dan.
  17. Dan

    New Nugget Detectors (Lack Thereof)

    I agree Steve. It would be nice to see some kind of "new" VLF machine specificaly for gold. No more hybrid coin/gold machines. I love the GB2 but it is a little out dated and time for something "new and shiny".
  18. Dan

    Nevada detecting

    Yeah Lr2000 is kind of hard to use. Not very user friendly. But like Chris said, it is in Reno.
  19. That just irritates the hell out me. Our public lands my foot. Our guns our lands our mining rights and everything else we all love are slipping away fast. I almost feel guilty for getting my kids loving the outdoors because they get more and more taken away everyday. Our country needs a major facelift. Sorry for ranting on, it just drives me crazy.
  20. Dan

    How To Build A Trommel?

    It was very fun to build but like mentioned above if you have most of the stuff then it is pretty cheap to build. Plus it helps to have a partner that has a stash of odd and ends. What I didn't have he most likely did. Obviously there are some things you will have to buy but it is still cheaper in my eyes. And of course if you are just shoveling into it then it is still considered casual use. IN MOST PLACES.