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  1. 150 ounces from one River Crevice

    Come on Slim…where's your imagination gone to?
  2. 150 ounces from one River Crevice

    What a great story. I dredged for many summersin the Motherlode in the late 70's and early 80's. I never saw an amount of goldlike these gents found, but I had plenty of experiences where my heart beat a little faster at the sight of nuggets shining at the bottomof a crevice. The Downieville area is loaded with surprises still. It takesa lot of luck and hugeperseverance, but thereis still lots of gold up there.
  3. That looks like a great abode DOC. Enjoy it.
  4. BEST 4 DAYS NUGGETHUNTING

    That is one of the best stories of finding gold I have seen. Nice going.
  5. The Hermit pick was originated by Joeforthegold an ex-marine who used to post every once in a while here and on Bill's forum. I actually have one of his prototypes that he gave me. The only thing I have found that I would change is perhaps making one out of a heavier metal for harder ground. But for the desert it is perfect. I know Bunk for sure makes good ones too, but credit where credit is due.
  6. I have actually been amazed at the Verizon coverage in virtually all the places I have prospected including the Dale, the El Paso's, the Sierra's in CA and Rye Patch in NV as well as other places in NV. Like Dakota Slim, I have a Verizon Jet Pack but crazily enough I have never had to use it. **(and btw Slim, that is a really smart thing you posted about not needing a voice plan if you use a jet pack and Google voice. It took me a second to realize how cool that tip was…thanks) …and I do text in the goldfields…that's what my family and friends do. It doesn't have to be some sort of watching-it-all-the-time mentality. It's a smart way to stay in touch and it certainly doesn't in any way make me less serious about what I'm doing. In addition, if you get in trouble you can use your smartphone to snap a pic of your gps map, your surroundings and whatever else might be pertinent to your situation. Also, I would only say if you have kids and you want to communicate with them…you better learn to text.
  7. Nice post DOC. Have fun with your new gulley and Happy New Year.
  8. Jasong is the real deal. He's been on a number of forums for a long time. He doesn't have any need to bs us, he's too busy prospecting.
  9. I too always look forward to AzNuggetBob's posts. They usually reflect a lot of experience and thought. Also when someone takes the time to share their experience, there's bound to be something to learn. Thanks Bob
  10. Haha Steve, I tried to "like" your post about the article and this is what I got: A quota on positive quotes…pretty funny
  11. Faint Signal

    I'm impressed with him being able to know that was a target. Most people as Rob said, would move right past that. Even if he has experience with the area and has heard signals like that before, that's good detecting.
  12. Hi Chris, Very interesting review. I happen to own the same headphones that you do. I especially appreciate the Black Widows higher available pitch as that is the hearing range that I have hearing loss in. The one huge problem I have with Black Widows is the tightness of the headphone frame, it actually is too tight on my head…I haven't tried to modify that - yet. That being said I have found the Sun Ray Gold Pro's my go-to headphones they are easy on the head, they block noise vey well and their adjustability is great. Thanks for taking the time to inform us.
  13. Show me your Pick

    Hi Jasong I haven't pursued the order recently, I am in the midst of some other stuff. (check your PM on the detector prospector forum, I can't get into your PM on here for some reason) best…