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3 Replies and 5958 Views Going to Arizona  5958  3 Started by  tfowlkes3@comcast.net Heading to Arizona 2 March - 9 March. Looking for some good places to go to do some metal detecting. Any help would be appreciated. 
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by  Gary WhitedJump to last post
20 Feb 2018 05:28 PM
3 Replies and 1836 Views Quartz vein  1836  3 Started by  jessicapersonett@yahoo.com I use a Goldbug2 with a 5' coil and I'm finding a lot of small pieces of wire about the size of course hair, sizes from 1/8' long up to an inch long. I've found them in AZ on the Vulture Bait claim and in CA on the ADK claim. At first I figured it was just old timer trash, but last week I was MD the Vulture Bait claim and found an area of exposed mineralized quartz and the vein seemed to be full of this wire. Does anyone have any thoughts on this or is it just old t...
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by  GEROLD PERSONETTJump to last post
20 Feb 2018 03:51 PM
0 Replies and 1269 Views Whites Goldmaster II  1269  0 Started by  rattrap325@yahoo.com Does anyone still use this detector
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09 Feb 2018 08:18 PM
5 Replies and 26519 Views Gold Monster 1000  26519  5 Started by  NevadaCoyote Anyone have any thoughts or time in on this detector. I just got one and have used it in my yard. It seems to do well.
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by  Tommy CartwrightJump to last post
25 Jan 2018 05:34 AM
2 Replies and 28052 Views ADK Claim 40 or 160 acres  28052  2 Started by  jessicapersonett@yahoo.com I was metal detecting the ADK claim in S. CA. a few weeks ago (found my first desert gold, 3 small pieces) is this a 40 or 160 acre claim In the MG it says 40 acres but here in claim info. it states 160 acres, not sure if they have ADK and 6 Feet under claims acres mixed up. 6 Feet Under in the MG says it's a 160 acres. I'm planning on heading that way again in February and want to work both these claims but would like to know the size of them.
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by  GEROLD PERSONETTJump to last post
29 Nov 2017 09:54 AM
8 Replies and 28063 Views Gold Bug 2 vs Gold Bug Pro  28063  8 Started by  T&D Recent move to north Phoenix, Arizona, and new to desert mining. My Background is river sluicing, crevicing, sniping, and a little dredging. I recently tried sampling on a GPAA claim, and felt way out of my element/comfort zone. I found the dry dirt, dust, and dealing with clay a little challenging. However, I do love hiking, exploring and sampling, so I thought I'd give metal detecting a shot for small and shallow gold. ...
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by  Steve JacobsonJump to last post
07 Oct 2017 04:51 PM
2 Replies and 26721 Views Looking for a new set of headphones.  26721  2 Started by  Gold Prospector I am looking for a new set of headphones for my detector and my question is what headphones do you prefer and why is this set better than the others
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
20 Aug 2017 02:28 PM
0 Replies and 1949 Views Metal detecting in San Gabriel mountains  1949  0 Started by  raidersfan1781@gmail.com Are you allowed to detect in that area or anywhere near it
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17 Aug 2017 11:38 PM
3 Replies and 17338 Views Minelab GPX-5000  17338  3 Started by  dwf4646@gmail.com Let's say I have up to $4000 to spend. I am wondering if there is any reason NOT to buy a GPX-5000. I understand that it would not have the ability of tiny size detection of the GB2, or the depth of the GPZ, but those obvious limitations aside, any thoughts I would be using it everywhere but in water. Thanks!
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by  CHRISTOPHER SATKOWSKIJump to last post
06 Jul 2017 10:42 AM
4 Replies and 7164 Views Minelab Eureka Gold  7164  4 Started by  Hangash Just purchased a Minelab Eureka Gold this year. Absolutely love it. Very fast signal response and an excellent detector in even the trashiest of areas. It's discrimination is unsurpassable. Well worth the 800$. And then to boot the stock coils is a little champ getting into those cracks and crevices. Lots of gold to be found with this detector. Always buy a new detector from a certified dealer so you know your getting a quality machine. I purchased mine on eBay for 800$. Then I purchased a pair...
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by  Dustin OpenshawJump to last post
27 Jun 2017 10:46 PM
2 Replies and 6539 Views 'Noble' elk hunt, but did find many old mines!  6539  2 Started by  cw@kalisoft.com Whilst chasing elk I have found and GPS'd many old tailings piles and cabins. Thought I would take the ebike and put together an adventure. I have never used a metal detector so looking for some suggestions. I am leaning toward a Garrett ATX. Is this light enough What size coil package Any other suggestions for metal detector I like to keep it simple if possible. I think most of my shooting will be in loose tailings. Thinking I might do some panning too. Might have to bring in a small plast...
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by  Chris WestJump to last post
22 Jun 2017 07:59 AM
2 Replies and 5717 Views Georgia Metal Detecting HELP  5717  2 Started by  peluffo Hi, I recently bought a Metal Detector, Can somebody tell me some places where actually we could use the metal detector in Georgia. I live in the Dunwoody area.  I was some days ago in the GPAA Gold Mine located in dahlonega but I thinks that is just for panning and not for use the Metal Detector. I'm new to this hobbie but I wish to use my new toy I really appreciate any help. I'm interested in gold, silver and any antique hunt. Thanks, Isilio
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by  TIM LEIBELJump to last post
04 Jun 2017 07:30 AM
17 Replies and 9365 Views GOLD BASIN TRIP PLANNED FOR THANKSGIVING... Any Recent Nuggets found?  9365  17 Started by  Dixie_Desert_Digger So I am planning my very first Nugget Shooting attempt. I will be taking my new Garrett AT Gold and Garrett ATX Deepseeker. I am very excited. I have all of the tools, a ton of 'research' knowledge but zero experience in Nugget Shooting and I have never been to the Gold Basin. I will be going alone, setting up my tent and camp area and begin shooting for some yellow stone... So there is the extent of my plan so far LOL... I have just over a month to have a much better plan. So I thought I would ...
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by  Berry PeeblesJump to last post
10 Apr 2017 03:47 PM
14 Replies and 9375 Views Best pinpointer?  9375  14 Started by  clintonstewart71 Hello I have been looking at getting a pinpointer. I have a GB2, and need a pointer. I have been MD dredge tailings and also started doing underwater sniping and am going to need something waterproof. I have seen reviews on pointers but I want to know what pointers you guys like. I live and prospect in the CA-Auburn area.  Thank you! Clinton
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by  Brad LambJump to last post
07 Apr 2017 10:50 AM
1 Replies and 5408 Views the best find ever  5408  1 Started by  jsquibb I have wanted a detector for a long time but didn't think I could afford one so I settled for panning and sluicing when I can. hears for the find I was on my way to work last Thursday and there was a estate action at the house next door so I went over and man what did I find ( a brand new GTI 2500 pro never used still in the case ) I got it for $65.00 that is my find
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by  Alex PrattJump to last post
05 Apr 2017 11:37 AM
6 Replies and 5830 Views Saturday's short hunt...  5830  6 Started by  Nugget Shooter   Got out for a little 2 hour hunt yesterday and found these two,  both were under about 7 inches of overburden in a flat spot in a wash wedged in bedrock..... Found with Minelab GPZ 7000.    
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by  Alex PrattJump to last post
05 Apr 2017 10:23 AM
4 Replies and 6663 Views Whites GMT vs Gold Bug 2  6663  4 Started by  duluthian25.zapp@gmail.com Pros and cons Recommendations Arizona prospecting...highly mineralized areas
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by  Alex PrattJump to last post
05 Apr 2017 10:13 AM
4 Replies and 4207 Views WANTED: Geologist - Tucson, AZ  4207  4 Started by  Theace115@gmail.com Hey guys / Gals... I have been doing a ton of research on the Oro Blanco Gold District of (Ruby / Arivaca area) Southern Arizona!!  from gulches to detect, from abandoned mines, to cemeteries, to the geology of the area.  I am a sharp guy, I learn quickly and retain information when its taught to me in the field. The only problem,  is when I read all of this information like:    'The principal formation is a series of more or less metamorphosed arkosic sandstones, qua...
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by  Alex PrattJump to last post
03 Apr 2017 12:06 PM
0 Replies and 2726 Views Frozen bird going south  2726  0 Started by  Icarus55 Is it crazy to dream of a vacation where you wonder around the Arizona country side waving a stick loaded with batteries  Well, during this particularly harsh  winter in Montana I have watched enough YouTube videos to dream up such an adventure.  Plane tickets purchased, RV rented, time taken off work, batteries charging, and bags are being packed!  Working on the itinerary now writing down locations I see in various forums and videos where people have shown off their nugget...
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13 Jan 2017 11:03 PM
4 Replies and 10103 Views metal detectors what's the best one  10103  4 Started by  goldminerbob7 I have $1,000 and I'm looking to buy a new metal detector they have a new Fisher gold Thug 2 Pro around $800 and I was wondering is that a good metal detector to pick up smaller pieces of gold if anyone has a better metal detector for under $1,000 brand new I would like to know what is the best one that I could buy I have a store near me that carries playing them so I would like to know what's the best one besides the Fisher nugget actor
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by  FRANK NOVAKJump to last post
23 Dec 2016 04:00 PM
3 Replies and 5972 Views MXT/MX5  5972  3 Started by  goldhammer88@yahoo.com I don't live where nugget shooting is really an option.  We bought an MXT several years ago and I recently joined a local detecting group.  Have a little experience with it, at old homesteads and parks.  Have an oportunity to grab a demo MX5 for a back up and was wondering if the MX5's lack of a prospecting mode is the main difference since they are the same frequency and interchange coils.  I know the control boxes are diferent as the MXT uses knobs on the box and the MX5 ...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
12 Dec 2016 06:37 AM
16 Replies and 27899 Views Pulse induction vs VLF for nugget hunting  27899  16 Started by  tpleibel@gmail.com So I have been watching a lot of videos on nugget shooting lately, and everyone is using a PI machine. Will a VLF actually find nuggets in places like Rye Patch, Rich Hill or Soldier Boy What has been your experience
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by  Shane EdwardsJump to last post
24 Nov 2016 12:07 PM
10 Replies and 10050 Views Entry level Metal Detectors  10050  10 Started by  ScooterMcGavin Hello All,   I purchased a fisher F2 a little over a year ago and have loved using it. It has been a great first metal detector, easy to use, and very effective on many types of targets. It, however is ineffective at detecting gold. I have tested it a couple of times and it has failed in locating a small vial of gold (maybe a gram)  on the surface, or even a ring at depth beyond 2'.  I've been forced to realize I made the wrong choice in metal detectors if I am looking for someth...
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by  LEO LORENZJump to last post
20 Nov 2016 06:06 PM
3 Replies and 9347 Views Bedrock: target or hot  9347  3 Started by  dnotson@hotmail.com Noisy bedrock is always an issue when metal detecting, especially with a VLF. However, sometimes that noise you hear can be a target. You have to learn the characteristics of the bedrock you are working through trial and error and sometimes you just have to break some up to determine if the signal you are getting is just hot rock or a valid target. One useful way to check certain types of bedrock is with a magnet. Out here in Az. we have lots of bedrock in certain areas that is loaded with magne...
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by  Shane EdwardsJump to last post
02 Nov 2016 11:06 PM
4 Replies and 6069 Views I may have found an undiscovered new Glory Hole of Space Gold! COULD IT BE A NEW METEOR CRATER DISCOVERY???  6069  4 Started by  Dixie_Desert_Digger Here is the story so far... So on one of my recent hunts I decided to hit a desert area that is void of any signs of historical activity or even recent activity for that matter. Anyway, I had quite the mishaps and my hunt went sour before I got any real time into it. Anyways, a couple nights later, I was on Google Earth digitally exploring the area again which I often do after having visited the area and getting to know it a bit. I was looking at the area searching closely for signs of old Wagon...
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by  ADAM ANDREWSJump to last post
27 Oct 2016 09:25 PM
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