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0 Replies and 4492 Views Partnering-up!  4492  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 7001 Views monster nugget found in Butte county ca.  7001  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 18770 Views Metal detecting, desert or mountains  18770  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 7527 Views Cheap Detector  7527  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 4958 Views Gold Bug Pro Headphones  4958  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 6968 Views Rye Patch  6968  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 4594 Views Recommendations for a detecting wannabe  4594  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 8481 Views Feedback for Garrett AT Pro  8481  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 9143 Views MINING GUIDE****  9143  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 6823 Views Detecting fine gold with a detector.  6823  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 6520 Views Metal Detecting Seminar  6520  2 Started by  GregMiller
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by  SHELDON SWEATJump to last post
02 Jul 2014 05:43 AM
1 Replies and 3525 Views Will a Deus Detector work??  3525  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 2479 Views Whites TLD pro  2479  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
5 Replies and 6532 Views Looking for a mentor  6532  5 Started by  rpontius I purchased a GPX5000 last year. I've been to a 3 day training seminar, and plan on attending one more this summer. I'd like to find someone who wouldn't mind sharing some knowledge (GPX has been a little intimidating). I'm more than happy to cover fuel expenses and what not in trade for some valuable field training. I'm located in Boise, Idaho and don't mind travelling, even to eastern Oregon if need be. I'm a good listener and very motivated to become proficient with a  GPX.
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by  FRANK NOVAKJump to last post
21 Jun 2014 10:06 AM
0 Replies and 5820 Views Metal detecting /Cache Hunting  5820  0 Started by Well, in the Mid Atlantic area, raw gold in the ground is slim pickings so we fill in with some cache hunting for 'refined' gold. I am presently looking for  a cache from a stage robbery.  I am working with a partner. He heard of an old robbery of a stage in the 1800's  from some people who had looked for it. Thru research we found the stage stop where it occurred. The old stage stop, that was a tavern still stands.  In the story, 2 guards on the stage heard that a robbery w...
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18 Jun 2014 04:14 PM
14 Replies and 9605 Views Coiltek Coil  9605  14 Started by I have a Xterra 705 and I am looking a purchasing a Coiltek 15' coil for it.  Is it worth the money  Which would be better, the 6 inch or the 15'
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by  FRANK NOVAKJump to last post
09 Jun 2014 05:03 PM
4 Replies and 6145 Views Educational Event Suggestions for the club  6145  4 Started by  BJohnson Hey guys,   Sounds like there are allot of questions about detectors and their settings. Does anyone have suggestions about outings we can set up with chapters/members/manufacturers to provide hands on instruction I know there are representatives from the detector manufacturers that would be interested in attending if we were to organize something. Any chapters already have events planned that might benefit if a manufacturer were willing to help organize and promote   Look forwar...
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
09 Jun 2014 11:23 AM
3 Replies and 6643 Views MD and Panning  6643  3 Started by I was just wondering if anyone out there that goes nugget shooting has ever panned the ground that  the nugget was found in What was the result I always read about when running a dry washer or sluice run the MD over the tailings....but what about the opposite. i would think that the ground surrounding a nugget find may have a great chance of holding smaller gold that the MD can't pick up.
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by  FRANK NOVAKJump to last post
09 Jun 2014 09:23 AM
4 Replies and 7415 Views Back Yard Finds  7415  4 Started by Found this in my backyard this weekend.  I don't have a clue what this is, with the exception of the mercury dime.
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by  FRANK NOVAKJump to last post
07 Jun 2014 01:01 PM
19 Replies and 12669 Views What's that sound?  12669  19 Started by Hi All, Thanks for reading. I am curious about what sounds you listen for on your detector when you are searching for nuggets I use a Fisher Gold Bug pro myself, but I am still searching for that first nugget. I thought maybe if other people can explain what sounds they listen for while nugget shooting that it will help other people like myself who is still learning.
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by  FRANK NOVAKJump to last post
05 Jun 2014 02:07 PM
0 Replies and 4160 Views Detector Value per dollar.  4160  0 Started by   Let me start by saying I have been detecting since the '70s. I admit, I am mainly a cache hunter but I have prospected on GPAA claims across America and other sites. I am a GPAA gold life member. OK now to the nitty gritty. For prospecting, I use a Whites Surfmaster PI. I have been using this same detector for 14 years. I paid under $1k for the detector.  Now the question is, is it good enough to use for prospecting  Well, it has paid for itself many times over. I also use it...
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05 Jun 2014 09:59 AM
4 Replies and 7491 Views Garret AT Pro  7491  4 Started by Buying first detector, want to also use in rivers and lakes and have read Garret AT Pro can be submerged up to 10ft. can anyone give me some advice. Thanks, Jody
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by  Tim LeibelJump to last post
08 May 2014 06:41 PM
2 Replies and 5315 Views Question On An Old TR-Discriminator  5315  2 Started by  GoldDW I just picked up a Whites Metal Detector Looks new in the box with owners manual made for Sears. TR-Discriminator Model Patent 4,030,026 Model No. 321.59644. Is it so outdated not useful Does it have any value Anyone know more about these
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by  DAVID WRIGHTJump to last post
16 Mar 2014 01:04 PM
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