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17 Replies and 9718 Views GOLD BASIN TRIP PLANNED FOR THANKSGIVING... Any Recent Nuggets found?  9718  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 10472 Views Best pinpointer?  10472  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 5580 Views the best find ever  5580  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 5980 Views Saturday's short hunt...  5980  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 7336 Views Whites GMT vs Gold Bug 2  7336  4 Started by 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 4434 Views WANTED: Geologist - Tucson, AZ  4434  4 Started by 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 2840 Views Frozen bird going south  2840  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 10845 Views metal detectors what's the best one  10845  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 6202 Views MXT/MX5  6202  3 Started by 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 29201 Views Pulse induction vs VLF for nugget hunting  29201  16 Started by 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 10699 Views Entry level Metal Detectors  10699  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 9670 Views Bedrock: target or hot  9670  3 Started by 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 6294 Views I may have found an undiscovered new Glory Hole of Space Gold! COULD IT BE A NEW METEOR CRATER DISCOVERY???  6294  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
3 Replies and 5948 Views Beach detecting  5948  3 Started by  CALL AAA What are the rules about metal detecting on beaches I want to go swing my detector on a few San Diego public beaches this week. The beaches are all city (or maybe state) beaches, no claims or private land or anything like that. 
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by  LEO LORENZJump to last post
11 Oct 2016 04:48 PM
7 Replies and 8717 Views Garrett ATX  8717  7 Started by  Dixie_Desert_Digger So I am buying a Garrett ATX Extreme w/ Deepseeker Package as well as the 8' Monocoil. I have seen much to do with an old bump falsing issue as well as falsing at the end of a swing. I found a vid by Bearkat on YouTube who did a comparison between the ATX and SDC and in it he mentioned Garrett knew of the issue and was working on a fix. That was 2 years ago. I did message Garrett and a few dealers on it. I am wondering if anyone has any 'recent' experience using a 'recent' version of the ATX and...
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by  LEO LORENZJump to last post
09 Oct 2016 09:11 PM
2 Replies and 7052 Views Tesoro Lobo Supertraq Settings  7052  2 Started by  Hangash For Coins Everything but nickels! Threshold- To the bottom corner of the B in Blk Sand Sensitivity- Max Disc-On Disc- Right before the 6 Alkali- On  This setting is for everything but nickels   Everything including nickels Same as above. Change disc- to 2   Check those settings out on your lobo supertraq tell me what you think. Weeds out a lot of trash using those.  Anyone have special settings theyd like to share, ones they use that are successful at finding gol...
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by  Dylan AugerotJump to last post
08 Oct 2016 01:00 AM
11 Replies and 17669 Views Which Detector should I pick AT Gold or AT Pro  17669  11 Started by  tfairbanks Currently I own a Minelab Eureka Gold which works great.  I wanted to get a 2nd detector which is easier to use and waterproof.  Which Garrett do you recommend AT PRO or AT Gold  I'm currently going for the AT Gold but I want hear opinions on this.   Thanks   Tyler
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by  SHELDON SWEATJump to last post
30 Sep 2016 07:01 PM
5 Replies and 8038 Views fisher metal detector  8038  5 Started by  1digger1   Does anyone know where I can get a schematic for a Fisher 1266X detector. Thanks for any help
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by  LEE DURHAMJump to last post
16 Sep 2016 03:47 PM
0 Replies and 3345 Views Ring Reunion  3345  0 Started by  The Mental Detectorist My buddy and fellow club member Mike Slater tipped me off to a lady that lost her ring. After contacting her i found out she lived within a mile from me, so I just went out and found it for her less than a half-hour with the Fisher F 19 These are my favorite type of hunts when I can help someone recover a lost item
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31 Aug 2016 10:27 AM
1 Replies and 4324 Views First Time Nugget Shooter in AZ  4324  1 Started by I am heading to AZ early April with a MineLab SDC 2300, first time use. Was considering heading to the LSD area. Is that easy access with a rental SUV Any suggestions, or is there a better area for a newbie! Thanks so much!!
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by  Shane EdwardsJump to last post
22 Aug 2016 09:52 PM
0 Replies and 2974 Views Falcon MD-10  2974  0 Started by I recently acquired a free Falcon MD-10 minus the probe. Anyone have the MD-10 probe and cable for free or sell
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15 Aug 2016 01:25 PM
1 Replies and 4314 Views Which claim should i go to?  4314  1 Started by  assyrianking Hi guys,    Glad to have finally joined.  I am not familiar with the GPAA claims and was wondering which ones have abandoned mines or tailing piles on them  I live in Turlock and usually go up to Mariposa and Tuolumne county for detecting.  Any tips would greatly be appreciated.
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by  Terry WolfordJump to last post
30 Jun 2016 08:51 AM
20 Replies and 14437 Views Walking my detector  14437  20 Started by  rustybucket Hi All, Well I am new to prospecting in general, I have been doing a lot of reading as well as been in the field a lot. I have the Gold Bug and thought that if I just get out there it will happen, and I am sure it will. My point is it appears I have been {walking my detector}. I get so focused on trying to find gold, that I have now realized that I should have been walking my dog. LOL. So now I am slowing way down and am going to listen to the whispersSee I have been ...
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by  TIM LEIBELJump to last post
24 Jun 2016 03:40 PM
2 Replies and 6957 Views Kevin's Detector Talks  6957  2 Started by If you are at a show and get the chance, sit in on his talk. He puts how to set up most any machine and what to listen for in a way that makes more sense ( at least to me) than the manual does.  The man is a wealth on knowledge and information, and even better, is willing to share it at the drop of a coil.   I gained more insight on my MXT  in that hour and having a question answered later when he bailed from the GPAA booth to go with me to the White's booth and grab the coil in...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
11 Apr 2016 01:53 PM
4 Replies and 14157 Views What Areas Near Sacramento To Detect?  14157  4 Started by I'm much newer to detecting and looking for areas that it is acceptable to swing a detector for gold.  Okay, I hear desert areas are the best for metal detecting and in the dry washes, but I'm not familiar enough with the Sacramento Area to have an idea where to go that is not on private land, not already claimed, or that LLEA (Local Law Enforcement Agency) won't have an issue.  Example, I didn't know there was a public land area around the Sutter Buttes, but apparently there is area...
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by  David SaundersJump to last post
10 Mar 2016 08:02 AM
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