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  2. Don't forget to check the dirt from the auger.
  3. I have a 12x8 Nugget Finder Evolution mono coil for sale. Price: $225 including FREE Ground shipping in the USA It works great and has only been used twice. I just don't use it enough so decided to sell. If interested, please contact: Don Newell Located in Goodyear, Arizona Email: minersgear@gmail.com Phone: (206) 755-8927
  4. Very nice setup, Jennifer! No where for the nugs to hide now! The auger is a great addition. Comes in handy for planting trees and shrubs too. Although.... a post hole digger builds character . Dean
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  6. RiverJohn

    Treasures from up North

    CONGRATS TO THE HARD WORKING FINDER THAT IS SOME NICE FINDS
  7. The nuggets can't hide from me now... today I added an 84" box scraper to start taking the surface off and find more of those beauties.... times like these are when I love having an 8' bed for the truck (the other item is a Bobcat auger for putting fence posts in on the property) Jen
  8. Impressive! I love the "Hobo Nickel" ring carved from a buffalo nickel. Very cool. Dean
  9. Last month one of my customers and friends came down from Montana for a visit and to try his luck on the Arizona goldfields. He had done plenty of metal detecting back home with his Minelab Equinox 800, and found plenty of gold, just none of it in the form of nuggets. He brought just a small portion of his impressive collection of finds from the parks, ballfields, and old home sites. He had found some beautiful rings and some cool old coins, like an 1887 silver Morgan…He let me snap a few photos so I could share with you all. Thanks again Gary! I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and 2020 is off to a great start!
  10. You still have this little puffer azdave?
  11. nugget108

    Happy New Year Everyone!

    Happy New Year to you and your family Chris. And also to all of the great members on this forum.
  12. Doc did the green Garret Deepseeker inspire you to select green and the G from Garret.
  13. Tell me you didn't really call it the "G Spot"? OY VEY!!!! (in my best Jewish princess voice)... Doc you crack me up.. I can't imagine the full on domestics you're about to fire up when wives walk into their living rooms and happen to notice the Google results when their prospector husband does a search for "G Spot Scoop"... it ain't gonna be pretty..LOL Jen
  14. Hey Gang, Well, back to the drawing board. The first samples of Swing Arms we got into the field have failed miserably. Thanks to all of you who have put up with the frustration of being guinea pigs. If you have had one that failed, return to the dealer and he will refund your money, until the revised version is available. If you have one that has not failed, use it until it does, so you can give us feedback on what happened. Pictures are very helpful. So some of the things that have been identified are. 1. The strap, which I requested be made with some kind of UV rubber with fiber reinforcement was not made with reinforcement, so it stretches and then breaks. It also needs to be about 1 1/2 inches longer with one more adjustment hole. 2. The pivot ball joint has way too much play in it. It should only rotate 360 degrees with no side to side movement. Initially I thought it would give more freedom of movement, but it is movement that is not necessary and causes undo stress on the joint and a feeling of instability. The purpose of the ball joint is to only allow the arm to move up and down so it does not break. But the opposite is happening, because it has so much movement, there is a lot of stress on the part. That is an easy fix, the collar has to be redesigned to restrict the movement. I'll try to attach a pdf file to show you what I am talking about. Collar correction.pdf 3. The pivot joint, the one that has a pin in it that allows the Swing Arm to swing out and away from the detector is too thin and flimsy. This was supposed to be made of Nyglass, but I think they used something that was not suitable for this part. This will have to be redesigned to be thicker with tougher material and a more substantial nylon pin that will be sonic welded into place. The concept and functionality is solid, it is just the materials and some of the design that needs to be corrected. Now I don't know many manufacturers that announce to the public that they "screwed the pooch" so to speak. But you guys have always been very helpful with ideas and suggestions and helping me field test all this crazy stuff I come up with. So I wanted to include you on this. And trust me, this is the process I go through every time with everything I develop. From initial concept, to design to prototype to pre-production to testing to modification and back to testing and then to full production and shipping and delivery and to the market runs about 9 months to 1 year. Sometimes things go very smoothly, sometimes, not so much. It depends on the complexity of the item. Unfortunately for this SAGA swing arm there are so many different molded moving parts. 2 Molds for the handle, a mold for the storage clip, 3 molds for the pivot and pivot ball joint assembly, 1 mold for the straps, a mold for the buttons in the fiberglass rod, extrusion mold for the fiberglass rods. About $10,000 in mold costs alone. Fun, right? However, I have never brought to market anything that I don't use myself and stand behind 100% And the SAGA Swing Assist Guide Arm will be no different. So your patience is appreciated as we work on SAGA Version 2.0 Speaking of production, the "G Spot" scoops are in production but I had them made with a satin finish as in the attached picture. The shiny ABS material caused too much glare in my opinion and was too slick allowing small gold to slide too easily. The top picture is the new satin finish and the bottom scoop was the shiny prototype. Standby while we work out the bugs. Thank you and Happy New Year. Doc
  15. Yes, good design. I would definitely order a couple. Would also be handy to carry along on hikes to spot test that look interesting and crevacing as said.
  16. Nice! I know a few places that Kubota would come in handy. Dean
  17. Some have asked what Kubota I purchased and what attachments... it's a Kubota M62 with a 12" bucket for trenching, a 24" bucket for larger trenches/moving dirt into the plant and a ripper for calichi breaking.
  18. K, I'll give you that one. If you were local, I'd definitely help you out where I could. Jen
  19. Guys on the ground in the industry still call it Blue Stake..... Can I borrow that Kubota?
  20. Funny stuff, Mike! Thanks! Happy New Year everyone! Dean
  21. Happy New Year - Some Things to ponder in 2020. Mike Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THE PHILOSOPHY OF AMBIGUITY, AS WELL AS THE IDIOSYNCRASIES OF ENGLISH:1. ONE TEQUILA, TWO TEQUILA, THREE TEQUILA...... FLOOR.2. ATHEISM IS A NON-PROPHET ORGANIZATION.3. IF MAN EVOLVED FROM MONKEYS AND APES, WHY DO WE STILL HAVE MONKEYS AND APES?4. THE MAIN REASON THAT SANTA IS SO JOLLY IS BECAUSE HE KNOWS WHERE ALL THE BAD GIRLS LIVE.5. I WENT TO A BOOKSTORE AND ASKED THE SALESWOMAN, "WHERE'S THE SELF- HELP SECTION?" SHE SAID IF SHE TOLD ME, IT WOULD DEFEAT THE PURPOSE.6. WHAT IF THERE WERE NO HYPOTHETICAL QUESTIONS?7. IF A DEAF CHILD SIGNS SWEAR WORDS, DOES HIS MOTHER WASH HIS HANDS WITH SOAP?8. IF SOMEONE WITH MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES THREATENS TO KILL HIMSELF, IS IT CONSIDERED A HOSTAGE SITUATION?9. IS THERE ANOTHER WORD FOR SYNONYM?10. WHERE DO FOREST RANGERS GO TO "GET AWAY FROM IT ALL?"11. WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU SEE AN ENDANGERED ANIMAL EATING AN ENDANGERED PLANT?12. IF A PARSLEY FARMER IS SUED, CAN THEY GARNISH HIS WAGES?13. WOULD A FLY WITHOUT WINGS BE CALLED A WALK?14. WHY DO THEY LOCK GAS STATION BATHROOMS? ARE THEY AFRAID SOMEONE WILL BREAK-IN AND CLEAN THEM?15. IF A TURTLE DOESN'T HAVE A SHELL, IS HE HOMELESS OR NAKED?16. CAN VEGETARIANS EAT ANIMAL CRACKERS?17. IF THE POLICE ARREST A MUTE, DO THEY TELL HIM HE HAS THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT?18. WHY DO THEY PUT BRAILLE ON THE DRIVE-THROUGH BANK MACHINES?19. HOW DO THEY GET DEER TO CROSS THE ROAD ONLY AT THOSE YELLOW ROAD SIGNS?20. WHAT WAS THE BEST THING BEFORE SLICED BREAD?21. ONE NICE THING ABOUT EGOTISTS: THEY DON'T TALK ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE.22. DOES THE LITTLE MERMAID WEAR AN ALGEBRA? (This one took me a minute)23. DO INFANTS ENJOY INFANCY AS MUCH AS ADULTS ENJOY ADULTERY?24. HOW IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A CIVIL WAR?25. IF ONE SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMER DROWNS, DO THE REST DROWN TOO?26. IF YOU ATE BOTH PASTA AND ANTIPASTO, WOULD YOU STILL BE HUNGRY?27. IF YOU TRY TO FAIL, AND SUCCEED, WHICH HAVE YOU DONE?28. WHOSE CRUEL IDEA WAS IT FOR THE WORD 'LISP' TO HAVE 'S' IN IT?29. WHY ARE HEMORRHOIDS CALLED "HEMORRHOIDS" INSTEAD OF "ASSTEROIDS"?30.. WHY IS IT CALLED TOURIST SEASON IF WE CAN'T SHOOT AT THEM?31. WHY IS THERE AN EXPIRATION DATE ON SOUR CREAM?32. IF YOU SPIN AN ORIENTAL MAN IN A CIRCLE THREE TIMES, DOES HE BECOME DISORIENTED?33. CAN AN ATHEIST GET INSURANCE AGAINST ACTS OF GOD?34. WHY DO SHOPS HAVE SIGNS, 'GUIDE DOGS ONLY', THE DOGS CAN'T READ AND THEIR OWNERS ARE BLIND?
  22. Happy New Years to you Too Chris. I hope you find your retirement nugget this year!!!! Gerard
  23. Happy New Year, Chris! Here’s hoping that 2020 is the very best ever for you and yours! Thanks for everything you do for all of us throughout the year. Best, Mike W.
  24. delnorter

    Happy New Year Everyone!

    Happy New Year to you and yours as well Chris. Thank you for the fine forum and all the great members. Mike
  25. As 2019 winds down and we enjoy the last day of the decade, I wanted to wish all of our forum family a very Happy New Year! I truly appreciate all the support and friendship; you guys are amazing. I hope that 2020 is your most prosperous year yet. Here’s to happiness, health and of course, big nuggets!!!
  26. Yeah, the swing arms are the bomb! Really helps with coil control... especially swinging the angles of a wash. The new one looks awesome! Dean
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