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Member Since 25 Jan 2011
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In Topic: Where would YOU choose to detect first?

03 February 2011 - 11:59 PM

If you are around my store in Las Vegas, drop on in and say hi! NE Corner of E. Twain and Royal Crest Street. Grey Building with a sign in the front yard that says Lousignont & Assoc.


Thanks Doc! Your place is already on the top of my list to visit Monday morning. I wanted to see what supplies you offered, lands I can go MD on, your recommendations, etc. Looking forward to meeting you. =))

In Topic: Where would YOU choose to detect first?

03 February 2011 - 10:31 PM

Thanks guys for all the feedback. This helps us "newbies" get into the heads of seasoned prospectors such as yourselves about how to approach a new area which we know little about.

By the way, I found this forum by accident, but glad I did because this has been the most informative of all of them. I spent the last few days going over the old threads and have learned much. My hat is off to you guys. You're a wealth of information for nugget hunting here in the desert. =)) I'm glad to be a member so keep up the great postings.

Here's my story: I'm an American living in the Philippines. I'm 45 years old and run successful internet businesses (I can live anywhere as a result). My previous home was in the Northwest part of Vegas (Ann Rd & Ft. Apache). I'm a health nut and thus my reason for living here in Philippines where's there's lots of non-factory farmed fruits and veggies.

I have a friend that has turned me onto metal detecting and I truly got the gold fever now! I just bought the Tesoro Lobo SuperTraq and it's waiting for me in Vegas when I arrive this weekend. And, I'm so looking forward to going nugget hunting. I have some great ideas on some locations and I'll be sure to post my finds (if any) here on the forum with pics. I'm spending a day at a claim down in Congress, AZ getting trained on how to use the Lobo this coming Wednesday, Feb 9th.

February 28th is when I'm headed back to the Philippines to try my luck here. I've been reading tons of history on this place and wow, this place is loaded with gold methinks! Lots of active volcano's, lots of seismic activity and many rushing creeks coming off the mountains. It's the exact opposite of Arizona/Nevada as far as terrain. This place is lush tropical. I heard in the old days, the natives use to trade gold for salt, pound for pound. Unbelievable! Nah, I'm not looking for that old Yamashita treasure stuff, though I wouldn't mind running into a stash of gold that some Japanese dude buried minutes before the U.S. bombed their butts. The best part about prospecting in the Philippines is that most of this is virgin territory. Very few, if any, metal detectors here.

If anyone would like to join me anytime this month (February) while I'm in the U.S. prospecting Nevada/Arizon, please message me. I'll love to have a partner to help show me the ropes. Cheers everyone!


In Topic: hand held gps

03 February 2011 - 10:12 PM

Hey Steve, Can you download google earth on that? How much was it?

I just bought the Archos 5 two days ago and it arrived today. Still unopened. It's an Android OS, so any compatible apps including Google Earth will work, however, I think it has its own sweet GPS system that is superior to Google Earth. I'll report back in a few days. Also, the unit has 500Gb of storage capacity. I can store all my movies, pictures, music in one spot.

I got it for $239 shipped a couple days ago at an Amazon sale:

In Topic: hand held gps

03 February 2011 - 06:54 PM

I just bought a 5-inch Android tablet with full GPS capabilities.

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I wanted something easy to use, portable and also can serve as my video/music player and browse the internet when I'm in the hills. It can tether to my cell phone and ride off it's data plan to gain access to the net when I'm in the field.

Here's the information link:

In Topic: Where would YOU choose to detect first?

03 February 2011 - 11:06 AM

I think you need more letters...

In all honesty it depends on several factors including geology and past mining history. Find out the history of the area.

No handicaps! We must go by appearance only. No homework, nada. We just happened to drop in and the detector fell into our hands... where would we go?