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  • Video: Indiana Gold Fest 15 - 17 June 2018 View

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ROBERT MARTINEZLikes video: Indiana Gold Fest 15 - 17 June 2018

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      ROBERT MARTINEZI wanted to show how slow I detect a wash for gold nuggets. I listen forany positive signal no matter how faint or loud. I let the detector sample the ground to its fullest reach is why I detect slow. Also I'm making a mental note of where I see an increase of mineralization. I'll take a sample if it's high enough to pan later. I set my threshold low and adjust my gain to just barely audible. Then I use my ground grab to ground balance andfine tune it with the plus and minus buttons to just get a slight signal on the down stroke or to just balanced. I periodically check the ground balance while searching and set it up again the same way. I carry little sandwich bags to put my samples in while I keep detecting.

      2 months ago

        ROBERT MARTINEZSo I used a dremel to put grooves in my scoop to aid in catching small gold nuggets when metal detecting.

        2 months ago

          ROBERT MARTINEZI use this gold nugget to set up both our detectors at the end of the day of drywashing to check the header piles and hole before covering and leaving. I use a xterra 70 with 6" round coil and gold bug pro with 5" round coil. I feel if I can see this I'll find anything I may have missed.

          2 months ago

            ROBERT MARTINEZLikes video: Indiana Gold Prospectors (GPAA) March 2018 Outing

            3 months ago

              ROBERT MARTINEZreplied to: RE: Questions about metal detecting....

              Thank you

              4 months ago

              ROBERT MARTINEZreplied to: RE: Questions about metal detecting....

              I was watching a YouTube video about the sound of the threshold and it's being rhythmic. Would turning on a detector in its preset suggestions and lis...

              4 months ago

              ROBERT MARTINEZ added review for AZ AU #1 #2, YAHOO #2, GOLDEN DREAMS, KING #1

              ROBERT MARTINEZ posted a new prospecting report: AZAU 1

              5 months ago

              ROBERT MARTINEZSo after getting the bucket sluice running the way I want it. A friend of ours let me run one of his little tubs of concentrates. It worked really well and was able to keep his concentrates to further check on his own.


                ROBERT MARTINEZ added review for Crystal Hill Area

                ROBERT MARTINEZ posted a new set of directions: Here you go


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                  ROBERT MARTINEZHere's some material caught with the bucket sluice. I found a small piece of gold. I still have dirt to process. If there had been larger pieces I would have caught those also. I ran 8 mesh minus. I use a dc power supply to control the water speed.


                    ROBERT MARTINEZI have a bucket sluice that I run with an ac to dc power supply. I lowered the angle to 5 degrees by notching the bucket. I can run the water fast or slow depending on size of classified material.


                      ROBERT MARTINEZI even did the small grooves.


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                          ROBERT MARTINEZI think it did really good. And with the expanded metal on top of that I stand a good chance to get some gold.


                            ROBERT MARTINEZI used a craft woodburner to deepen the carpet grooves that I use in my mini highbanker.


                              ROBERT MARTINEZAnd here it is running.


                                ROBERT MARTINEZSo we had Chris Miller at Prospectors Choice work on our mini highbanker. It works really well. Look out gold here we come. ๐Ÿ˜Š


                                  ROBERT MARTINEZreplied to: RE: observations

                                  When my wife and I go out prospecting we usually fill in holes left by others and pick up trash. It's not a bother to us. It's just a good practice.


                                  ROBERT MARTINEZreplied to: RE: Dry washers, losing gold

                                  My Gold Buddy drywasher instructions say to start out at a thirty degree angle. I thought that was nuts. I drew a red thirty degree line on the side o...


                                  ROBERT MARTINEZreplied to: RE: Sensitivity or Gain on your detector

                                  Thanks for explaining the settings. I recently went out to the Morristown claims and was amazed at all the individual sounds I heard. I had to slow my...


                                  ROBERT MARTINEZBeautiful day to be prospecting in AZ. Golden dreams claim north of Morristown.


                                    ROBERT MARTINEZUsing our mini highbanker on Golden Dreams claim near Morristown. What a great day.


                                      ROBERT MARTINEZLikes video: GPAA Lifetime - A Badge of Honor


                                        ROBERT MARTINEZHere's a video of the smoker.


                                          ROBERT MARTINEZYou can see some of food inside the smoker. Corn, brats and Italian sausage. And one of our friends found gold in his pan. Good weekend.


                                            ROBERT MARTINEZOut prospecting on a friends private claim by Rich Hill using our portable smoker.


                                              ROBERT MARTINEZI picked up a interesting cooking apparatus for out in the field prospecting. This will make you want to stay late and have dinner in the field. A Masterbuilt propane portable smoker.


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                                                Great job to the team that put this together. This is easier to find info.


                                                ROBERT MARTINEZA better view of the high banker idea.


                                                  ROBERT MARTINEZThis is a pic of the gold I recovered with the dry panning idea. I got tiny gold and even a nugget and sizes in between.


                                                    ROBERT MARTINEZI made a video about our put together with what we had highbanker. Here's the link,


                                                      ROBERT MARTINEZThis is my setup minus the back pack that would have water and snacks. It would also hold the pan and classifier.


                                                        ROBERT MARTINEZAfter being part of the GPAA we renewed our membership for another enjoyable 3 years. We received a gold bag as part of the renewal and just like the GPAA we were pleasantly surprised with what we found. I am glad we made the choice to join last year. I have seen many positive mining people and witnessed people taking care of the land they prospect on. The GPAA is well worth the investment.


                                                          ROBERT MARTINEZWanted to make sampling easier by making drypanning faster and more efficient. I put bolts into a pan to make stratifying dirt easier. I can add more material to it before I empty the contents into a sampling bag.


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                                                              ROBERT MARTINEZreplied to: RE: NOTICE: Active GPAA Member Chapters

                                                              I don't feel you need to join a chapter to get information. I contacted the Las Vegas chapter for info on gold basin awhile back and they were more th...


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                                                                We're bringing my wife's famous BBQ pulled pork and buns! ๐Ÿ˜‹


                                                                ROBERT MARTINEZWell my wife and I just received our prospecting cards in the mail today so look out claims here we come. Looking forward to meeting and learning from the other prospectors.