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3 Replies and 6817 Views Article to share from 2005, A NEW PLAN  6817  3 Started by  Nugget Shooter A NEW PLAN   Back when I first started out in this great hobby going out to a well known placer gold field was the best way to be sure of scoring a nugget or perhaps a handful on a weekend outing, but over the last 15 years there has been much change. In 1990 when I picked up my very first 'Gold Nugget Detector' this was still a fairly new way of consistently finding gold nuggets and many an 'Old Timer' a fellow talked to would laugh and say 'Wasting your time Mister', well that was t...
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by  ROBERT WARMANJump to last post
06 May 2015 11:18 AM
6 Replies and 9894 Views LDMA outing this weekend  9894  6 Started by  Nugget Shooter Had a great time seeing old friends and making new ones and kudos to Jack and Lisa for hosting another great outing. As always lots to learn and had a blast helping folks learn to better use their metal detectors with Kevin Hoagland. I even managed to get out to do some gold nugget shooting for a couple hours on Friday and Saturday! Got these 2 Friday And got one more Saturday and below is a pick of all 3 cleaned up some...   Always enjoy the LDMA and GPAA outings and being able to h...
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by  WILLIAM SOUTHERNJump to last post
04 May 2015 03:47 PM
25 Replies and 53006 Views Minelab GPX 5000 or Garrett ATX, which is better?  53006  25 Started by
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I am interested in the pros and con of buying a Minelab GPX 5000 or Garrett ATX.  I have seen several videos on YouTube and have read several reviews on the Internet comparing the two.  Initially, I was leaning toward the Minelab GPX 5000 but after seeing how it missed smaller gold at shallower depths and the GPX didn’t, my opinion is slowly changing.  Both were used with a double D coil during the comparison.  However, the Minelab seems to still be better at fin...
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by  ROBERT ALLISONJump to last post
28 Apr 2015 07:11 PM
9 Replies and 9679 Views Headphones  9679  9 Started by I have a Garrett AT Gold and want to get a better set of headphones. Can anyone recommend a set in the $100 range
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by  Jeffrey KinsmanJump to last post
22 Apr 2015 07:00 PM
0 Replies and 5176 Views Vintage Garrett Masterhunter 7  5176  0 Started by  amgonter Hey guys I have one of these laying around and I was wondering if this is capable of finding gold hot spots or just coins  I have to send it in to get a small repair just wondering if its worth the money.  I do not have another detector and am hoping this can start me out.
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24 Mar 2015 03:02 PM
1 Replies and 5826 Views Why we dig everything !!!!  5826  1 Started by This is a AMRA youtube video and a great find. A good day with the detector.
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by  BRANDON JOHNSONJump to last post
10 Jan 2015 11:15 PM
1 Replies and 6951 Views Long Range Locators???  6951  1 Started by  mrtydg2014 Has anyone ever used a Long Range Locator before For example the Electroscopes by Thomas. Thinking about maybe trying out the model 20 from They advertise in the Gold Prospectors magazine. Anyone know if they work or are they just a bunch of bull Any suggestions
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by  FRANK NOVAKJump to last post
03 Jan 2015 09:17 AM
0 Replies and 5830 Views Anyone swing this metal detector White's Coinmaster GT?  5830  0 Started by I was wondering if anybody uses the White's Coinmaster GT Seen some videos on Youtube about it. Does it really work saltwater beaches well
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17 Dec 2014 02:02 PM
10 Replies and 7880 Views A beginner's question  7880  10 Started by I'm very new to using my Garrett AT Gold, or metal detecting in general for that matter, but I had an interesting thing occur that I'm hopeful someone might be able to explain. I was down at the Nancy's Gold claim and thought I would try out my metal detector.  There is some bedrock that is exposed on the claim and I wanted to swing over it to see if there might be anything in the cracks or in the area I could pick up.  I began getting some hits in the 90's plus, but there is only bed...
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by  BRANDON JOHNSONJump to last post
11 Dec 2014 03:30 AM
0 Replies and 5401 Views ***THE CLUES TO FINDING GOLD & SILVER***  5401  0 Started by Well, now that I got your heart really pumping, here it is. I have just had 2 eye operations and I am just starting to see clearly so I am jumping into my research mode. I lust picked up a book by Eugene L. Conrotto called ' Lost Gold & Silver Mines of the Southwest'. The thing that go me is some of the listings look findable using the 'clues' in the stories and other resources like old maps and up to date topo's. On page 200 is the story of the Duchman's Laguna Gold. Not to be&nbs...
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05 Dec 2014 06:59 PM
0 Replies and 4699 Views Garrett at pro  4699  0 Started by  Elliott Just got the at pro. I love it. It sure is a step up from the bounty Hunter I was working with before. So far I've only found trash with it, but only used it for a day in Phoenix. The ground here in Illinois is too frozen to dig. I'm heading back to Arizona next week though.
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05 Dec 2014 08:33 AM
4 Replies and 6304 Views In Reno  6304  4 Started by I am in Reno this weekend and next, and want to get out to a decent area to metal detect Not sure where would be good but I thought someplace with good known placers. Anyone else in the area looking to do the same let me know.
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by  LEO LORENZJump to last post
29 Nov 2014 09:47 AM
0 Replies and 4361 Views Partnering-up!  4361  0 Started by  IZ I have some basic prospecting equipment, excellent electronic equipment for detecting on land and water & a 4x4. Located in the Sacramento area. Would like to team up with someone compatible.
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25 Oct 2014 03:00 PM
2 Replies and 6807 Views monster nugget found in Butte county ca.  6807  2 Started by Who wants to help me find its brother
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by  Tim LeibelJump to last post
24 Oct 2014 06:17 AM
16 Replies and 17710 Views Metal detecting, desert or mountains  17710  16 Started by Totally new to metal detecting. Just got the minelab XTerra 705 and I am wondering where would such a detector have an easier time prospecting for gold    I live in Bakersfield California, and I have been looking at the GPAA claims out in the Mojave desert.  I am wondering if anyone who has worked those claims with metal detectors could give me any input on those areas.  Are people still finding gold out there  Would an entry level detector like this have any luck or...
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by  JIM MCCULLOCHJump to last post
21 Oct 2014 08:47 PM
4 Replies and 7311 Views Cheap Detector  7311  4 Started by  Tkuchuk2112 All I could afford was the Fisher F2 metal detector when I first started, do you recommend the 8 inch coil Or the little 4 inch sniper coil for gold prospecting
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by  FRANK NOVAKJump to last post
02 Oct 2014 05:14 PM
1 Replies and 4778 Views Gold Bug Pro Headphones  4778  1 Started by  tradalaskan I have a couple things on my list to research and purchase, and a new set of headphones is one of the things on it. I am using a Gold Bug Pro and am just about to order a pair of Gray Ghost either original or ultimate. However I would be wasting a resource if I hadn't asked for an opinion here. I'm remote so trying them on first is not a real good option. I've read plenty supporting the quality and comfort issues. There are a lot out there and even more to read about them. Any preferences o...
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by  JIM MCCULLOCHJump to last post
27 Sep 2014 04:48 PM
3 Replies and 6788 Views Rye Patch  6788  3 Started by Has anyone had any recent success at Rye Patch or locality Or is it a waste of time to try
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by  BRET BATEMANJump to last post
16 Sep 2014 02:40 PM
5 Replies and 4434 Views Recommendations for a detecting wannabe  4434  5 Started by  jlh1958 Hi everyone,   I have been prospecting for a few years, but have always wanted to add metal detecting to it.  I live in Colorado, and much of the area has lots of black sand and other minerals.   I would love some suggestions for a good detector that is in the $700 or less  price range that will be good for detecting gold in mineralized areas.  Being waterproof would be a plus, too, but not essential.  I have been studying up on the Garrett AT Gold Metal Detecto...
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by  Jeffrey HenryJump to last post
11 Sep 2014 04:22 PM
2 Replies and 8198 Views Feedback for Garrett AT Pro  8198  2 Started by  cowboybrj81 Hello all,   I am looking at getting my first metal detector and have a budget of about a grand.  I was looking at the AT Pro to do both nugget shooting and relic hunting.  I need a very versatile detector as I am in the Army and move every couple years so have no idea where I will be prospecting, currently I am in the Kansas City area for a year.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!   Ben J. 
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by  FRANK NOVAKJump to last post
22 Jul 2014 12:39 PM
10 Replies and 8933 Views MINING GUIDE****  8933  10 Started by I got my Mining Guide,2014  edition today. I did my usual fast scan and noticed the following. -It states you must have the following, GPAA prospecting permit , GPAA membership card, But they were included!     They use to be in the front of the Guide.   - I use to be able to look under a state and get all the locations to prospect. Now they are scattered in several areas, Why   -It shows the counties, but only in the places of interest section!   -Th...
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by  FRANK NOVAKJump to last post
22 Jul 2014 12:13 PM
2 Replies and 6626 Views Detecting fine gold with a detector.  6626  2 Started by  Well, I have been told that you can't do it and in most cases that is true, but there is an exception that has worked for me. What makes it possible is that fine gold 'bunches' up on or under rocks in dry washes during the spring runoff from mountain deposits. I have used a  Surfmaster PI detector to locate find gold.  Method: Detect in the washes. When you get a faint signal, carefully pick up the rock and wipe it off IN A ZIPLOCK BAG.       &n...
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by  FRANK NOVAKJump to last post
06 Jul 2014 11:54 AM
2 Replies and 6332 Views Metal Detecting Seminar  6332  2 Started by  GregMiller
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by  SHELDON SWEATJump to last post
02 Jul 2014 05:43 AM
1 Replies and 3377 Views Will a Deus Detector work??  3377  1 Started by  BobS Just moved to the Fort Mohave AZ area.  I have a Deus detector which I have not used a lot. Anyone know if it is good enough for nugget shooting
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
30 Jun 2014 11:29 AM
0 Replies and 2333 Views Whites TLD pro  2333  0 Started by Does anyone have much experience with this MD I just bought one last winter and used it several times, but dont even think I really know it. I watched a couple of video's on ground balance but I was wondering if the stock coils that it came with will do the job I read people finding flakes with MD, really that small Will this one do it
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29 Jun 2014 05:27 PM
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