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    DOC got a reaction from Jennifer Bond in Is it really better? You decide!   
    Some posters on other forums rightly questioned whether the Gold SPOT™ Treasure Scoop was really any better than a regular treasure scoop.  Well, I already knew the answer to that question.  You see for a year I have been working on the Gold SPOT™ design.  I played with it I re-designed it, I proto-typed it 5 times.  I wanted a design that would speed up nugget recovery and make it easier to keep the nugget in the scoop and not lose it.

    Remember, I'm the guy who had a catastrophic failure with the SAGA swing arm, and within days of release, I recalled them all from the field.   They just did not perform as they were supposed to.  I went back to the drawing board and sunk thousands more dollars into redesigning and perfecting the SAGA™.  I won't sell something unless I know it is a significant improvement over anything on the market.

    But just to show you what I already know, I decided to do a little impromptu video, an experiment.  The video is unedited, except for the very end where I panned across an invoice with a customer's address on it that was sitting on the shipping table, I clipped that out.  Watch the Gold SPOT™ in action and see what you think.

    Not to over-hype the Gold SPOT™ but one of the unique features of this scoop is that you can "HEAR" the gold.  I know that sounds like an outrageous claim, but let me explain.  When you get down to a small amount of dirt in a regular scoop along with a nugget and you agitate the scoop back and forth, the nugget does nothing but slide back and forth on the smooth bottom of the scoop.  When you get down to a small amount of dirt in the Gold SPOT™ along with the nugget and you agitate the scoop the nugget rattles back and forth in the trough or channel clicking against the sides of the channel.  Cool, right? 

    I know we are getting quite a few Gold SPOTs™ out in the field and I would like to hear some feedback.  Although if you are like me you are probably staying in out of the heat.  -Doc
     
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    DOC got a reaction from Jennifer Bond in Hey Boy! What you got in that there crack?   
    This is a demonstration of the Gold SPOT™ being used as a portable gold pan.  It's extremely effective.  Don't worry about the first few minutes where I am out of frame.  Leo Aranza, my buddy, takes over and the rest of the video is well framed. -Doc
     
     

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    DOC got a reaction from Jennifer Bond in Is it really better? You decide!   
    Some posters on other forums rightly questioned whether the Gold SPOT™ Treasure Scoop was really any better than a regular treasure scoop.  Well, I already knew the answer to that question.  You see for a year I have been working on the Gold SPOT™ design.  I played with it I re-designed it, I proto-typed it 5 times.  I wanted a design that would speed up nugget recovery and make it easier to keep the nugget in the scoop and not lose it.

    Remember, I'm the guy who had a catastrophic failure with the SAGA swing arm, and within days of release, I recalled them all from the field.   They just did not perform as they were supposed to.  I went back to the drawing board and sunk thousands more dollars into redesigning and perfecting the SAGA™.  I won't sell something unless I know it is a significant improvement over anything on the market.

    But just to show you what I already know, I decided to do a little impromptu video, an experiment.  The video is unedited, except for the very end where I panned across an invoice with a customer's address on it that was sitting on the shipping table, I clipped that out.  Watch the Gold SPOT™ in action and see what you think.

    Not to over-hype the Gold SPOT™ but one of the unique features of this scoop is that you can "HEAR" the gold.  I know that sounds like an outrageous claim, but let me explain.  When you get down to a small amount of dirt in a regular scoop along with a nugget and you agitate the scoop back and forth, the nugget does nothing but slide back and forth on the smooth bottom of the scoop.  When you get down to a small amount of dirt in the Gold SPOT™ along with the nugget and you agitate the scoop the nugget rattles back and forth in the trough or channel clicking against the sides of the channel.  Cool, right? 

    I know we are getting quite a few Gold SPOTs™ out in the field and I would like to hear some feedback.  Although if you are like me you are probably staying in out of the heat.  -Doc
     
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    DOC got a reaction from beatup in Can you do this with one hand?   
    If you think the SAGA™ is just a Swing Arm, it's not.  It's a steering wheel for your detector.  Start at the 3-minute mark on the video, and watch what the unique design of the SAGA can make your detector do.  If you know of any device on the market that gives you this kind of control please let me know, because I know of nothing that even comes close.  If what you see intrigues you then watch the entire video.  You're going to find that the SAGA will make detecting much easier and less stressful on your body and give you control over your detector you have never had before.

    Call Chris now! -Doc
     
     
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    DOC got a reaction from beatup in SAGA™ Swing Arm Chris will have them in 2 days call now!   
    I'm not going to bore you with the details of the first attempt.  Valuable exercise because the New SAGA™ really is exceptional, if I don't say so myself.  If you currently use a Swing Arm, you will throw it away when you use this one. 

    • No more breakage at the pivot point where Swing Arms attach to the detector.  The SAGA™ is designed with a pivot point that allows for the typical movement that allows you to swing the arm out and away from the detector, but it also is designed with a rotating Pivot Joint that allows for up and down movement of the arm.  This eliminates breakage, but it also gives you better control over the coil on your detector.  (Watch the 2nd video start at 6:30 minutes)

    • No more wishing there was a Swing Arm that would fit your detector with it's weird shaped rod (SDC2300).  Nothing could be more weird than the upper part of a GPZ7000, yet look at the picture to see how well it fits even that weird shape.  The unique design of the attachment base, allows you to easily attach it to regular round rods, or irregular shaped large rods, depending on how you thread the UV resistant rubber straps.


    • No more trying to store the arm, if you need your hand to do something else.  The SAGA™ has a proper storage clip.

    • Feel like detecting without the Swing Arm for a while?  No worries!  Push a button remove the rod and handle from your detector and stow it away until you decide to use it again.


    • You're a tall person and you like the rod long,  or you're a short person and like the rod short?  Got you covered.  You can easily trim the rod to the perfect length then glue the handle on with the included 1 ounce tube of silicone sealant.

    If you have never used a Swing Arm, well, you are spending a lot of energy swinging one handed and you are unnecessarily stressing one side of your body, your arm, neck, and shoulders.

    When you take a walk, do you use both legs or do you hop on one?  If you are hopping around all day, that one leg is getting mighty tired.  That's why using your muscles bi-laterally helps fight fatigue and strain.  Not only that, but you will never have so much control over your detector.  You will execute perfectly level controlled swings effortlessly, when you are using both hands.

    Watch the videos to better understand the unique design of the Swing Assist Guide Arm.  It's the last Swing Arm you will ever need, or want!

    Retail $74.94  Discounted Introductory price $59.95 plus s&h

    Watch the videos below.  On the second video go to around 6:30 minutes mark to see the kind of control the SAGA™ gives you over your detector.

    Call Chris today!

    Doc
     
     
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    DOC got a reaction from Jennifer Bond in The Gold SPOT™ Scoops are in! CALL Chris to order!   
    Ready for delivery now.  The Gold SPOT™ is here, ready to make nugget recovery a breeze.  Call Chris and get your orders in so he knows how many he will need.

    The new Gold SPOT™ Treasure Scoop portable gold pan.

    This unique tool is designed to increase your recovery speed of detected nuggets.  The recessed bowl of the scoop channels heavy gold into the bottom of the scoop (the Gold SPOT) when you give the scoop a little shake and agitation.  When you start dumping dirt into your hand to isolate the nugget, the trough of the recessed bowl channels any gold up towards the riffles.  The riffles hold the nugget as the lighter material spills over the tops of the riffles into your hand.

    Ever cleaned out a crack in bedrock and the material in your scoop is setting off your detector but you're having a difficult time locating that little speck of gold?  Add a little water to the material and you have the fastest most convenient portable gold sniping pan ever.

    I was prompted to redesign the standard conventional scoop that has been around for over 30 years because with the popularity of the Minelab Gold Monster 1000, smaller gold is really hard to isolate with a standard scoop.

    Included with every Gold SPOT™ is a plastic lanyard and EZ on/off security clip.  How many scoops have you lost?  Well, not this one.  The security clip is designed to allow you to always keep your scoop "at the ready" and be able to remove it and replace it in seconds using only one hand.  See the video.

    The G SPOT comes in Green and we have a limited number of Yellow.  I'm pretty sure you are going to love the unique features of some of the innovations I have incorporated into this scoop.  Looking forward to your comments.

    The G Spot Scoop:  Retail Price $17, discounted price, $14.95 or 2 for $27 plus s&h.  Call Chris now and get your order in.

    Thanks! 
    Doc
     

     


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    DOC got a reaction from Gerard in Doc's Nugget Stalker™ Brand the "Gold SPOT"   
    So what about a recovery scoop and a pocket gold pan in one?

    I promised you that I would be giving you another surprise this week.   I have always loved using a recovery scoop, but it sort of aggravated me that little pieces of gold would sometimes sneak out of the scoop when I was trying to sift dirt into my hand.  This aggravation has been even more exacerbated by the introduction of machines like the Gold Monster that find such dinky pieces of gold that they can surf right on top of the dirt and be easily lost.

    I have always advocated that when you get the target into your scoop try to agitate the dirt so the heavy gold sinks to the bottom.  Well what if there was a scoop made where the bottom of the scoop was recessed a little to make it a SPOT to catch the GOLD.  A Gold SPOT,  Or a "G" Spot?  Then what if the scoop was designed with an incline that led to three riffles of three different heights?  This way when you sift the dirt out into your hand, the riffles stop the heavy gold and hold it making it easier to recover?

    I designed the "G" Spot so the scoop is smooth on the bottom so you can shove it in your pocket and take it out with ease.  I looked at gold pans and they always form the riffles by molding them into the pan by raising the riffles on the inside of the pan by indenting the molded material on the bottom of the pan.  This just causes a weak spot, and leaves crevices for dirt to collect in.

    Like to crevice?  Add a little water to the "G" Spot and you have a recovery treasure scoop and pocket gold pan all in one neat little package.

    I think the "G" Spot with these unique features will speed up target recovery and it's just fun to use..  I guess this is actually sort of a tease because I only have these 5 scoops.  They are just the pre-production proto-types sent to me for approval.  So what do you all think should I approve these to go into production?  I vote yes!  What do you think?

    Doc

     

     

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    DOC got a reaction from Jennifer Bond in Don't walk away Renee.... detect, even if not detecting.....   
    Sweet!
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    DOC got a reaction from Jennifer Bond in An Aussie Prospector Christmas Poem circa 2002   
    Merry Christmas to you Jen.
     
    Doc
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    DOC got a reaction from geof_junk in An Aussie Prospector Christmas Poem circa 2002   
    An Aussie Prospector's Christmas Poem
    © 2002 G.M. "DOC" Louignont, Ph.D.
     
    'Twas the night before Christmas, when all o’er the land.
    Not a creature was stirring, not even one bloke with detector in hand;
    The Roo Scrotums wereall  hung by the chimney with care,
    In hopes that a gold nugget from St. Nick would soon be in there;

    The ol’ prospector’s in OZ were nestled all snug in their swags,
    The same for prospector’s in the U.S. but there they call them sleeping bags;
    Mamma was still at home and I was still out bush, Down Under
    I wanted to be home for Christmas but I was bogged down because of rain and thunder,

    When outside my tent a terrible noise waked me from my sleep,
    Fleeing for me life out of the tent I did try to leap.
    I rushed right through the mozzie netting ripping it right fast,
    Tripped over me privates parts I did, and fell flat on me ass.

    The moon on the dry lake showed wet puddles of muddy mush
    It brought a tear to my eye when I saw a full can of beer I did crush,
    When, what to my bloodshot eyes should make me scream WOO HOO,
    But a miniature sleigh, pulled by eight Big Red Kangaroo,

    With a little old prospector, so lively and quick,
    I knew in an eye blink it must be St. Nick.
    More rapid than emu his Roo’s they came,
    And he screamed, and cursed, and called them by name;

    "Now, Skippie! now, Shelia! now, Bloke and Wanker!
    On, Cobber! on Mate! on, Dingo and Drongo!

    To the top of the trees those eight Roos flew all!
    I heard him scream, "Get your arse in gear or I’ll cut off your balls!"
    As hot winds that blow sometimes on a blistering December night,
    When those Roo’s got out of line, he did make them fly right!

    So up over those tree tops those Joeys they flew,
    With the sleigh full of detectors, and St. Nicholas too.
    As quick as a bean fart, I heard somewhere from behind
    The rustling of the brush, and the smell of beer and cheap wine.

    As I rose from me arse, and was turning ‘round in my place,
    Into my camp stumbled St. Nick and he fell right on his face.
    He was all dressed in detecting gear, from his head to his no metal boots,
    And his clothes were all tarnished with red dirt; he was a nasty ol’ coot;

    A bundle of detectors he had flung on his back,
    And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
    His eyes -- how bloodshot, his fat gut how disgusting!
    A string of rancid burps and putrid farts he kept busting!

    He smelled of booze, his breathe it was plain outrageous,
    And the beard of his chin so filthy I hoped there was nothing contagious;
    The stump of a fag he held tight in his teeth,
    And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;

    But he had a broad smiling face when he screamed, "Put on the Billy."
    "You think I got all night to sit with you? Don’t be so damn silly!"
    He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
    But his smell was so awful it about made me puke on myself;

    A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
    He told me he was so drunk he’d just like to go right on to bed;
    "But I got detectors to deliver," He said, "all over the damn place",
    "Getting them all to prospectors before daybreak, will be quite a race!"
    And grabbing a hand full of his knickers and scratchin’ his ass,
    He roared, "Is that Billy workin’ I want tea, I need to get out of here fast;"
    He sprang to his sleigh, to his Roo’s gave a cursing command,
    "You better get to friggin' flying or you’ll feel the back of my hand!"

    But I heard him exclaim, as he flew out over the lake,
    "Why don’t you quit looking for gold and spend Christmas with your family for Christ's sake!"

    Merry Christmas to all my mates here in the U.S. and Down Under  wishing you a joyous and blessed Christmas and a glorious New Year -  Doc and Diana
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    DOC got a reaction from geof_junk in An Aussie Prospector Christmas Poem circa 2002   
    An Aussie Prospector's Christmas Poem
    © 2002 G.M. "DOC" Louignont, Ph.D.
     
    'Twas the night before Christmas, when all o’er the land.
    Not a creature was stirring, not even one bloke with detector in hand;
    The Roo Scrotums wereall  hung by the chimney with care,
    In hopes that a gold nugget from St. Nick would soon be in there;

    The ol’ prospector’s in OZ were nestled all snug in their swags,
    The same for prospector’s in the U.S. but there they call them sleeping bags;
    Mamma was still at home and I was still out bush, Down Under
    I wanted to be home for Christmas but I was bogged down because of rain and thunder,

    When outside my tent a terrible noise waked me from my sleep,
    Fleeing for me life out of the tent I did try to leap.
    I rushed right through the mozzie netting ripping it right fast,
    Tripped over me privates parts I did, and fell flat on me ass.

    The moon on the dry lake showed wet puddles of muddy mush
    It brought a tear to my eye when I saw a full can of beer I did crush,
    When, what to my bloodshot eyes should make me scream WOO HOO,
    But a miniature sleigh, pulled by eight Big Red Kangaroo,

    With a little old prospector, so lively and quick,
    I knew in an eye blink it must be St. Nick.
    More rapid than emu his Roo’s they came,
    And he screamed, and cursed, and called them by name;

    "Now, Skippie! now, Shelia! now, Bloke and Wanker!
    On, Cobber! on Mate! on, Dingo and Drongo!

    To the top of the trees those eight Roos flew all!
    I heard him scream, "Get your arse in gear or I’ll cut off your balls!"
    As hot winds that blow sometimes on a blistering December night,
    When those Roo’s got out of line, he did make them fly right!

    So up over those tree tops those Joeys they flew,
    With the sleigh full of detectors, and St. Nicholas too.
    As quick as a bean fart, I heard somewhere from behind
    The rustling of the brush, and the smell of beer and cheap wine.

    As I rose from me arse, and was turning ‘round in my place,
    Into my camp stumbled St. Nick and he fell right on his face.
    He was all dressed in detecting gear, from his head to his no metal boots,
    And his clothes were all tarnished with red dirt; he was a nasty ol’ coot;

    A bundle of detectors he had flung on his back,
    And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
    His eyes -- how bloodshot, his fat gut how disgusting!
    A string of rancid burps and putrid farts he kept busting!

    He smelled of booze, his breathe it was plain outrageous,
    And the beard of his chin so filthy I hoped there was nothing contagious;
    The stump of a fag he held tight in his teeth,
    And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;

    But he had a broad smiling face when he screamed, "Put on the Billy."
    "You think I got all night to sit with you? Don’t be so damn silly!"
    He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
    But his smell was so awful it about made me puke on myself;

    A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
    He told me he was so drunk he’d just like to go right on to bed;
    "But I got detectors to deliver," He said, "all over the damn place",
    "Getting them all to prospectors before daybreak, will be quite a race!"
    And grabbing a hand full of his knickers and scratchin’ his ass,
    He roared, "Is that Billy workin’ I want tea, I need to get out of here fast;"
    He sprang to his sleigh, to his Roo’s gave a cursing command,
    "You better get to friggin' flying or you’ll feel the back of my hand!"

    But I heard him exclaim, as he flew out over the lake,
    "Why don’t you quit looking for gold and spend Christmas with your family for Christ's sake!"

    Merry Christmas to all my mates here in the U.S. and Down Under  wishing you a joyous and blessed Christmas and a glorious New Year -  Doc and Diana
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    DOC got a reaction from Gerard in Doc's Nugget Stalker™ Swing Assist Guide Arm SAGA™   
    Another exciting IMPROVED INNOVATION from Doc.  "SAGA™" $44.95  Contact Chris,


     
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    DOC got a reaction from Gerard in Doc's Nugget Stalker™ Brand the "Gold SPOT"   
    So what about a recovery scoop and a pocket gold pan in one?

    I promised you that I would be giving you another surprise this week.   I have always loved using a recovery scoop, but it sort of aggravated me that little pieces of gold would sometimes sneak out of the scoop when I was trying to sift dirt into my hand.  This aggravation has been even more exacerbated by the introduction of machines like the Gold Monster that find such dinky pieces of gold that they can surf right on top of the dirt and be easily lost.

    I have always advocated that when you get the target into your scoop try to agitate the dirt so the heavy gold sinks to the bottom.  Well what if there was a scoop made where the bottom of the scoop was recessed a little to make it a SPOT to catch the GOLD.  A Gold SPOT,  Or a "G" Spot?  Then what if the scoop was designed with an incline that led to three riffles of three different heights?  This way when you sift the dirt out into your hand, the riffles stop the heavy gold and hold it making it easier to recover?

    I designed the "G" Spot so the scoop is smooth on the bottom so you can shove it in your pocket and take it out with ease.  I looked at gold pans and they always form the riffles by molding them into the pan by raising the riffles on the inside of the pan by indenting the molded material on the bottom of the pan.  This just causes a weak spot, and leaves crevices for dirt to collect in.

    Like to crevice?  Add a little water to the "G" Spot and you have a recovery treasure scoop and pocket gold pan all in one neat little package.

    I think the "G" Spot with these unique features will speed up target recovery and it's just fun to use..  I guess this is actually sort of a tease because I only have these 5 scoops.  They are just the pre-production proto-types sent to me for approval.  So what do you all think should I approve these to go into production?  I vote yes!  What do you think?

    Doc

     

     

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    DOC got a reaction from beatup in Only for Good little Boys and Girls who have SD/GP/GPX   
    WOW!  You must have been exceptionally good for Christmas because Santa really likes you.
    I have been busy working with Santa to produce some new toys and accessories.  One of those accessories is a kick butt arm cuff cover for the SD/GP/GPX line of machines.  We have never had a truly comfortable or functional arm cuff cover for these machines.  The North Pole just finished a production run of thousands of Doc's NEW Nugget Stalker™ SD/GP/GPX arm cuff covers.   They are being loaded on Santa's sleigh as we speak.  However I bribed an elf to send me a small quantity of them by DHL. They literally arrived 4 hours ago.
    They are fantastic!  If I don't say so myself.  They are padded and use high quality 3M Hook and loop throughout.  Instead of using the lame snap on straps that some of the SD GP GPX cuffs use.  We integrated the strap into the cuff.  The arm cuff cover attaches to the arm cuff of the detector with 3M hook and loop.  We supply you with the opposing self adhesive hook and loop to stick onto your steel arm cuff, and then position Doc's Nugget Stalker™ arm cuff cover onto the opposite hook and loop stitched inside the pockets of the cover and the bottom of the cuff for a non-slip secure fit.  In addition the strap is 2 inches wide, to give you a better feel of control.  The underside of the strap, that is against your arm, has been lined with the fuzzy side or the loop fabric.  This makes it soft and cushioned against your arm so the strap does not irritate your arm.
    I think this will be a very popular accessory item.  I can't begin to imagine how many SD, GP and GPX machines are out there.  They all need this cover.  We can't have naked arm cuffs running around.

    Only 3 of my top dealers will carry these cuffs.  Unfortunately, for right now, Chris Gholson, Rob Allison and Bill Southern will each only be allocated 5 of these covers for a total of 15 covers, until Santa brings the thousands of covers that are on the sleigh.
    The price will be $24.95 plus s&h.   First come first serve.

    OH, and wait until you see the surprise I have for you next week.  Again, another package coming DHL from the North Pole workshop containing some first production run goodies.
    Doc






     
     
     
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