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Chris Gholson

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    Gold prospecting, coin & relic hunting, anything outdoors!
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  1. I had a customer that bought a detector a while back stop by my office this morning. When he came in I noticed he was carrying a large, leather pouch. He also had a big smile, and after he opened the bag I knew why. Inside was one of the prettiest Arizona specimens I have seen in a long time. The entire piece weighed in at over 7-ounces and was covered in gold. We didn’t have time to do an SG test, but I would estimate that there was approx.. 4-ounces of metal in the rock. It was a gorgeous piece, and I want to thank him again for bringing it by and letting me photograph it…Have a great weekend everyone!
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    GPX 5000 & Coils

    I would agree with Jen; the Evolution coils really brightened up my GPX. The 14x9" EVO is a great size for the AZ goldfields. If you can't go with the EVO, I would hang onto the 11" Mono and the 15x12" Mono. Good luck out there!
  3. AZO Closed January 18-22nd, 2021 I wanted to give everyone a heads-up that the Arizona Outback office will be closed next week from January 18th – 22nd. We will resume normal business hours on Monday the 25th. Any orders placed during the previous week will ship first thing that morning. I will also do my best to get all phone calls and emails answered as soon as possible. Thanks - have a great week!
  4. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  Wishing all of our forum family here a very happy and prosperous New Year! May all your targets be golden!
  5. I have a very small batch of the new GPZ 12" Coils from Nugget Finder on the way. The new "Z-Search" Coil will be 300-grams (or 10.5 ounces) lighter than the stock coil, it will include a genuine Minelab lower shaft, and best of all, NO modifications or adapters are needed! Several experienced prospectors (including Jen) will be putting the coil through its paces on various goldfields here in AZ, NV and CA. They should have some great feedback which we will share here and our other social media channels. The coils will be incredibly limited at first, but I expect will supply will get better as we move in 2021. If anyone has questions, or is interested in getting on the list, please send me an email at: info@arizonaoutback.com
  6. I received this photo and testimonial from a customer that recently purchased a Minelab GPX 5000. It appears that he is off to a great start! Thank you once again for the business, and for sharing your new finds with us. “Hi Chris, I'm up over 1/2 ounce in nuggets since I bought the 5000. My last 5 nuggets were found with the little 8x6 Nugget Finder "Sadie". Thanks again!”
  7. Chris Gholson

    The First Ten Days

    Outstanding gold to kick off the new season! Those specimen pieces are sure pretty..Congratulations to you both!
  8. Chris Gholson

    First GM1000 gold

    Hey Mike, congratulations on those nuggets! It's always sweet hitting gold the first day out with a new machine. You are going to love the new EVO coil on your 4500. It's an awesome combo for the type of country we detect here in AZ. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with; save me a few down there!
  9. I found this photo online last night and I thought you guys might enjoy. Check out this amazing use of gold in ancient dentistry. According to the story this was the skull of a pharaoh, which dated to approx.. 2,500 BC! The work is so intricate it boggles my mind that it was accomplished so long ago. I don’t think I would ever want to detect a skull, but in this case I might make an exception Have a great weekend everyone!
  10. Hawkeye, looking forward to seeing you this spring. I will be sure to have a brand new 7000 strategically set out, just in case Dick, I'm with you 100%. Such a phenomenal machine, but it's a boat anchor! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that maybe someday we will see the GPZ technology in a Gold Monster or Equinox housing.
  11. I was able to get out this past weekend for some detecting. I decided to revisit an old patch of mine here in Arizona that had given me at least 40 nuggets over the years. It was a good spot, but I had pounded it to death. My last visit with the GPX-4500 only produced three targets for me; all of which were bullets. I didn’t have much hope this trip, but I figured if I beat the brush and swung nice and slow, I should be able to squeak out a few more targets. Well, I got targets all right, and luckily a majority of them were yellow. The sensitivity of GPZ 7000 absolutely blows me away! I found myself scratching out tiny flakes of gold in the dirt around my old holes! I couldn’t believe it, but by the end of the day I had accumulated a nice handful of little gold. I hit 17 pieces for a total weight of 3.5-grams. I was happy that my trustee GPX didn’t pass over any nuggets of size, but it definitely proved that the technology inside the 7000 allows it to see gold in mineralized ground that other machines simply can’t. Here are a few photos of the gold, along with one that I believe are the remains of a good-sized snake. The only portion missing was the head; kinda neat.
  12. Thank you to all the men and women who have served this great country. We appreciate your courage, dedication, and hard work. And a huge thanks to the military families for their support and personal sacrifice…God bless
  13. This beautiful quartz/gold specimen was found by a customer of mine that dropped by last week to pick up a new detector. He found it while metal detecting near the LDMA Camp of Stanton, AZ. This piece tipped the scales at over 7-ounces, with an estimated gold content of approx. 4-ounces! This picture is low quality, but it’s still easy to see what an attractive piece it is. I wanted to thank this prospector not only for the business, but for allowing me to share with you all here. Thanks again - keep it up!
  14. A good friend of mine over in California sent me these photos of a beautiful nugget he just dug. This chunk weighs in at 16.3 dwt or 25-grams, which is almost 1-ounce!!! What an amazing surprise signal! He was using the Minelab GPX 5000 outfitted with the Nugget Finder 14x9” EVO coil. Congratulations to the lucky finder on this great piece of gold. Thank you for letting me share. Have a great weekend everyone!
  15. Hi everyone, I thought I’d share this photo of a beautiful little gold specimen that a friend of mine found with his Minelab GPZ 7000. What a great piece to add to the collection, way to go!
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