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Last Post 19 Dec 2020 07:46 PM by  Leo Lorenz
Using a VLF in the Rabbit Hole District
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Warren Mccarthy
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02 Dec 2020 03:29 PM
    Hey y'all. I'm thinking about heading out to the rabbit hole district sometime soon, and Im just doing some research before I make the almost 5 hour drive out there.

    I have a Gold monster , and was wondering if anyone had any experience detecting out there with a VLF. Is the ground too hot or is it friendly to a VLF? Any help is much appreciated 🤠
    Patty Halas
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    03 Dec 2020 01:30 AM
    No problem on the Rye Patch side. I would ground balance more often.
    Leo Lorenz
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    03 Dec 2020 02:55 AM
    I spend quite a bit of time out in that quadrant....what makes you think its any good? Rye Patch sucks
    Leo Lorenz
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    03 Dec 2020 02:57 AM
    If you get into the Alkaline patches the VLF's are useless if the ground is wet or damp...too much noise
    KEVIN HOAGLAND
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    03 Dec 2020 11:18 AM
    Ahhh The infamous Rabbit Hole. I've Detecting Rabbit Hole many times over the years with a lot of different VLF machine, Fishers, White's, Tesoro's and Minelab. It can be a bit challenging but I was never not able to detect or not find gold there.
    If you were detecting with anything other than the GM1000 I would tell you make sure that you were matching the detectors sensitivity to the ground. With the GM1000, take your time go slow and dig every single repeatable target. Use the 5" coil and never use shallow disc. always deep all metal.
    I used to hunt Rabbit hole a lot with my friend and at the time fellow Minelab dealer Chip Privett. Chip suggest that I bring my tailings rake (thatch Rake) with me. When we'd stumble on one of the hundreds if not thousands of old coarse drywasher tailing piles, rake it and swing.
    Most of the really good piles I've hit are weathered down and really do not stand out from the rest of the area more like a ground circle of like sized rocks. rake it to break the compaction and have a swing over the tailings. Chip and I did quite well over one weekend just looking for collapsed coarse piles, raking and detecting.
    Go and get some of the Rabbit's gold there's still plenty left. Slow Down, then slow down more, overlap like a madman and never wonder how much ground you can cover in a day, instead make sure you are completely detecting the ground you do cover.
    GEROLD PERSONETT
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    03 Dec 2020 12:19 PM
    So what and where is this Rabbit Hole area, I just checked all the Nevada GPAA claims and it's not one of them, is it near Imlay NV? and is it an open area? It sounds like it could be an interesting place to check out.
    Leo Lorenz
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    03 Dec 2020 12:58 PM
    Rabbit Hole has NO GPAA claims....its totally due west before you get to the Black Rock Desert. Travel over Imlay Summit going west on the old trail, leaving Rye Patch. You follow that past the old stamp mill on the right and Rabbit Hole is about 10 more miles west. Its pretty much due south also of the Sulfer mine. It has lots of open land BLM and such. Great place to get away from everyone.
    Leo Lorenz
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    03 Dec 2020 12:59 PM
    The Imlay GPAA claim is garbage I think....a lot of rattlesnakes and terrain is so so.
    GEROLD PERSONETT
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    03 Dec 2020 01:37 PM
    Thanks Leo, I found the Rabbit Hole area on google maps, maybe some day I'll check it out. I haven't had any luck on NV claims, I've only tried the one claim near Imlay, Temple1, Got there late in the day a few years back, sometime in March, set up camp, woke up the next morning and had 6" of snow covering everything. Maybe next time I'll have better luck.
    Warren Mccarthy
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    06 Dec 2020 04:33 PM
    Wow thank you very much for this info Kevin! You've got me even more excited to check it out now. I'll definitely remember these tips when I'm out there.

    KEVIN HOAGLAND
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    16 Dec 2020 11:09 AM
    No worries, the Rabbit and I are good friends and I will be back. I was close last week but time was not on my side.





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    Posted By Warren Mccarthy on 06 Dec 2020 04:33 PM
    Wow thank you very much for this info Kevin! You've got me even more excited to check it out now. I'll definitely remember these tips when I'm out there.


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    Edward Larsen
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    18 Dec 2020 04:06 PM
    I've used a Garrett AT Gold at Rabbit Hole with no problems. Over at Hog's Back in a flatter area I spent most of my time digging up patches of salt until I started searching higher ground and hill sides where the salt did not settle. Watch out for wet roads or rain storms after you go in. The roads can get very muddy and maybe impassible until they dry out. Good Luck!
    Leo Lorenz
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    19 Dec 2020 07:46 PM
    The question is though... Did you find gold??
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