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  1. Thanks for sharing JP! very impressive!
  2. Chris, Thanks for sharing your thoughts with regards to pyrite and sulfides. I have thought about purchasing a SDC 2300 to compare the new MPF technology performance on wire gold specimens in Washington State. I know the crystalline gold wires even challenge my Gold Bug 2 but if they are dense enough you can get a response. Anyway, I like the way the SDC 2300 travels. It will fit right in my back-pack! Tyrie
  3. Chris, Those are some great gold nuggets! Also I have another question for you. How does the SDC 2300 respond to iron sulfides where gold is present? I do not know if you have had a chance to test the new MPF technology for that aspect. I would assume that it would have the same challenges as the other GPX units. Tyrie
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    A fun morning...

    Wow Ray, I am glad you are okay and were able to walk out of there without a rattlesnake bite or broken bones from your spill!...That scratch on your butt will heal and remind you of your adventure looking for the yellow metal!...Great story and be careful.....Tyrie
  5. Hello Chris, Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I agree, a large mining company with the correct resource would be able to handle the arsenic conditions at this location.....Tyrie
  6. Hello Gerard, Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Yes you are right high sulfides is the big concern. I have not tried to do any float test yet but that is an option to think about. Also, no visible gold and no USGS history however, one of the last samples of the grey material I had assayed last year that stood out indicated Au = 0.1640 oz/ton, Ag = 0.968 oz/ton and As= 1440 ppm, Co=1440, Cu= 100.5 oz/ton and Fe= 14.75%. Other assays of gray material are not consistent. Anyway with the price of gold at $1290/oz there is no money for exploration. Allot of rock would need to be mined out or a small scale exploration drill program needs to be done to really get a better idea of the area. In the meantime, I will take a look at your two youtube videos....Tyrie
  7. I have a geology question for Reno Chris, Jim Straight or others who may be curious: I was checking some rock sample collected from a lode mine floor and wall. The rock samples are heavy and dark iron stained. Another rock sample group shows a shinny gray vein material that I know contains lots of sulfides. I used my Whites MTX with the 4x6 shooter in prospecting mode to see what type of VID numbers would appear. The numbers were VID: 0, iron target: 10%. These rocks do not always overload but in the adit they do where the iron staining is very visible on the adit walls (this is a big target). I have Jim Straights book on Advanced Prospecting & Detecting for Hardrock Gold where he mentions in one section of the book that conductive sulfides can react positively on a metal detector. Anyway, I was wondering if renting a XRF device would be a better tool to use in the field to evaluate these conductive sulfides in a lode mine?...Tyrie
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    A few hours...

    Nice work Ray, Congrats!
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    Some Nevada gold...

    Hello Ray, Nice gold and a beautiful day! Thanks for sharing.....Tyrie
  10. Congratulations Chris and Steve!....Great job to both of you and your AZO Team!!!
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    What's next from Garrett?

    Chris, Looks like the new Garrett ATX PI has once again open the discussion on the difficulty in creating a pulse induction machine that can discriminate with similar success like a VLF machines. I remember back in 2006 when I attended the 2006 AZO outing and your Dad (Steve) gave a lecture explaining coil concepts and how current/voltage plays a key role in what the PI unit is doing as it is sampling the ground. I also remember back in 2006 that he did some test with different coils and posted the results on the AZO forum. Those coil test/graphs post were very interesting. Perhaps one day he will have another training lecture on this subject. By the way that is a request for Steve if he thinks it would be a good PI training subject. Anyway, I know a training lecture like this will be somewhat technical because I took three pages of notes that day so he had my attention. In the meantime, I agree with all of the comment from Montana and Mike F. The key is to get out in the field and experiment to find what works best for you in your area.
  12. Nice work Bob, the GB 2 can really find the tiny ones....congrats!
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    Update on the wife

    Great News Ray!....Tyrie
  14. Congrats Ray! You are a gold magnet! ...Tyrie
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    From TRINITYAU...

    Hello Ray, Sorry to hear your wife is not well. My thoughts and prayers are with you also....Tyrie