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1 Replies and 4379 Views Which claim should i go to?  4379  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 14539 Views Walking my detector  14539  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 7036 Views Kevin's Detector Talks  7036  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 14553 Views What Areas Near Sacramento To Detect?  14553  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
4 Replies and 8648 Views Fisher Gold bug detector as a first?  8648  4 Started by  cowboybrj81 A local pawn shop is selling a fisher gold bug for about 400, it looks like it is in good condition but wanted to get a feel from the community if it is a good deal (in general terms).  It looks like I would need to buy headphones for it.  Please let me know what you guys think.
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by  SHELDON SWEATJump to last post
02 Jan 2016 03:52 AM
9 Replies and 11434 Views Arizona metal detecting  11434  9 Started by I am planning a trip to Arizona and then on to the Motherlode of California to go metal detecting. I asked one native I trust and was advised February is the best time to go. Any other native Arizonans or members familiar with Arizona want to chime in. I was thinking near Rich Hill Or even closer to Prescott. Any other suggestions
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by  JEFF MARTINJump to last post
27 Dec 2015 05:34 PM
2 Replies and 5219 Views Killer find at walmart  5219  2 Started by  Travisnix hi guys and gals, Just an awesome find at Walmart that is going to help me out prospecting, thought I would share this.. I do a lot of dirt bike riding and often use my dirt bike to get to some of the most remote places of the hi desert mountains.. and wanted a way to pack my prospecting gear in and out on my bike.. I realize there are tons of back packs out on the market but bang for buck I could not pass his one up..  its a pack made  SOG.. I know they make awesome multi...
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by  Travis NixJump to last post
30 Oct 2015 09:53 AM
7 Replies and 9534 Views metal detecting old tailing piles  9534  7 Started by  jemtazman we are getting great gold from this tailing pile in California. every time we go we get good gold. 28 grams in a day and a half
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by  PAUL STRAUBJump to last post
09 Sep 2015 04:30 PM
0 Replies and 2962 Views MXT - alive and well  2962  0 Started by Finally got around to digging the MXT out of one of the rigs it was in......Been in there for 5 years, with batteries in the box.  Got lucky and only had 3 terminals to clean up, and it didn't get into the boards.  Had 9 volts with new batts after cleaning, went back in and hit terminals again and finally wound up with 12 V.  Bought it for the wifemate, I used it twice, she never did.  Now I have to try and learn it all over again and better than last time.  Reading...
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08 Sep 2015 03:21 PM
0 Replies and 3657 Views fisher 1280x  3657  0 Started by Was wondering if this model was any good for detecting gold.  Local pawn shop has one on sale for $200. Thanks
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08 Sep 2015 11:18 AM
0 Replies and 2727 Views metal detecting  2727  0 Started by  kestutis where in Arkansas can I go an do metal detecting
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22 Aug 2015 05:08 AM
8 Replies and 10308 Views Got the boot twice in two days  10308  8 Started by  Stealthbobber06 So I was detecting in a park a couple days ago in downtown Pensacola, Fl. I was glad to be there because this is where music in the park is held on Thursday evenings. I figured this would be prime area for finding coinage and jewelry. Shortly after I started a couple guys come up and tell me this is a historical site and no mding allowed, but, if I go just across the street to the other side of the road on what I thought was the same park, I would be good to go. I said ok, and thanks for...
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by  NICHOLAS GARZAJump to last post
02 Aug 2015 09:49 PM
0 Replies and 4463 Views Metal Detecting in Murray County or near Toccoa, Georgia  4463  0 Started by  RANDALL BONDS I am trying to find places in Murray County where you can find old coins or relics or civil war relics. Do any of you know of any places around Murray County. The same goes for places near Toccoa, Georgia. Please respond here or to my email:
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01 Aug 2015 10:51 AM
3 Replies and 4436 Views Metal Dec None Detect in Quartz  4436  3 Started by  nicoradv In this video this person states that a GPX missed the gold in the rocks that the Minelab 777xx pickup.   The bucket of material he shows looks like quartz rocks (most of it it seems).   I have some quartz rocks that came from a claim that is heavily minerialized, lots of black sand in the dry creek beds. Some pertrified wood with some mineral veins and lots of iron pyrite.   My AT Gold does not sound off on any of the quart...
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by  TIM LEIBELJump to last post
15 Jul 2015 07:55 PM
13 Replies and 14251 Views Detecting in Bear Country - Headphones?  14251  13 Started by  CaribooAlaska I'm looking for recommendations on wearing headphones while out detecting in bear country.  Up here in Alaska I've done a lot of outdoor stuff but not nugget shooting.  I've always been taught to listen for bears and to make noise, etc., when out in the bush, but how do you do that with headphones on  Any good ideas  In-ear phones vice headphones  Only use one side and listen with the other  Partner up with someone not wearing phones&nb...
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by  RAYMOND DUNNJump to last post
09 Jul 2015 10:21 PM
2 Replies and 7527 Views Back from a new area  7527  2 Started by  Nugget Shooter Kim and I went out today to a new area not well known for nugget gold and with a few pointers from a friend we ended up in a good Gulch, Kim got 7 and I managed 4 with both the larger ones weighing the same at 1.6 grams. Folks it is still out there and many spots where ya least expect it and this area has no gold claims for miles around! Kims....     Mine...
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by  Jim LockeJump to last post
11 Jun 2015 05:24 PM
10 Replies and 9928 Views Memberable finds  9928  10 Started by   I will start it off. This is a 5 pesos coin I found in Poncho Villa state park NM while detecting. I was using a Whites XLT and it was only about 3' deep.  
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by  WILLIAM SOUTHERNJump to last post
25 May 2015 01:36 PM
3 Replies and 7070 Views Article to share from 2005, A NEW PLAN  7070  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 10122 Views LDMA outing this weekend  10122  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 57483 Views Minelab GPX 5000 or Garrett ATX, which is better?  57483  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 9896 Views Headphones  9896  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 5353 Views Vintage Garrett Masterhunter 7  5353  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 6040 Views Why we dig everything !!!!  6040  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 7243 Views Long Range Locators???  7243  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 6023 Views Anyone swing this metal detector White's Coinmaster GT?  6023  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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