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  1. J.P. What gives that one nugget a different color? Is it a coating of some kind or just the composition? Good job. Mugsy
  2. A picture of the lucky finder---congratulations Gaine
  3. Now that's a S%$# load of gold, any weights? Mugsy
  4. I haven't seen this topic brought up for awhile so thought I would just put out a friendly reminder to all of us. I live here in Eastern Oregon, Baker City to be specific. Last week I went out to do a little detecting at a place I've been to before. While there, I spread out a little and found that some person or persons had been there doing the same thing, no big deal in fact I hope they found something because I didn't. What really irked me was that they did not fill their holes in, there were holes everywhere and why the extra time was not put in to fill them I know not why. Today I went out to one of my own claims to see if I could find a nugget, guess what, there were holes everywhere. Here is where I take part of the blame, I did not mark my claim aggressively enough as to keep people off of it. But that is no excuse to 1) leave Pall Mall cigarette butts laying around, 2) leave Snicker candy wrappers laying around and 3) leave holes everywhere and I mean everywhere. Needless to say I was and still am angry. If the person or persons had covered their holes I might not had even noticed.There were enough holes that I truly think it was more than one person. So please as a reminder to all "FILL IN YOUR HOLES", and tomorrow I will be out marking my claims better so there won't be any mistakes as to whose they are. Mugsy
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    GPX 4000

    Still looking for a buyer and am lowering price to $2750.00 or? Keith
  6. Wanting to sell my GPX 4000 so that I can get one of the new GPX 4500's. I have had this detector for two years and have taken it to Moore Creek, Alaska both of those years. The stock headphones have never been used and are still wrapped in their original wrapper, the original coil has never touched the ground. Everything that came originally is there, battery, chargers, battery back pack, etc. I'm also including a pocket rocket battery system, new coiltek control box cover, new two piece upper rod (which is handy for traveling) and a copy of JP's video "The GPX Factor" Asking price is $3200.00 plus shipping. If interested please call 541-523-3452 after 6:00 P.M. (pacific time) or send me a PM
  7. mugsy

    GPX 4000

    To All, Still wanting to sell, it's just been sitting in my closet with no place to go. How about $3000.00??
  8. mugsy

    GPX 4000

    OK everyone, what is it going to take to put this great detector into someones hand? Maybe you can make me an offer I can't refuse??
  9. Great nugget Chris, you've always got to dig a little trash to find the prizes. Keith
  10. mugsy

    GPX 4000

    NOTE: I sent the detector box into Minelab last April and they went through it and upgraded the on off switch to a toggle switch
  11. Gaine, Great job, you did exceptionaly well this year. It'll just keep getting better! Mugsy
  12. Just hope that they don't try and do what our wonderful Forest Service here in NE Oregon are trying to pull. They want to close a majority of the back roads to protect the wildlife, no 4x4's, no atv's,etc. But it will be ok for the snow mobilers to ride on them in the winter. The local county commissioners, instead of standing up for the people, have helped by giving the FS lists of roads that is ok with them to close. The commissioners in neighboring counties have flat out told the FS NO. I burn wood for winter heat and some of the wood we cut is on old logging roads where other people don't venture. There is no wood left to cut on the main FS roads! Good Luck, Keith
  13. Chris, Looks like a pretty nice pack. Can you put a water bladder in the top compartment for those days when a cool drink of water is necessary?? Keith
  14. Great story, I really enjoyed it and I am glad that you shared it with all of us. Keith
  15. Gaine, Do you have tickets to go? Not everyday your team will be in a bowl game, congratulations and hope they do well. Keith
  16. Don, Granted that the settings they use in OZ will not always work here in the states, but what I look for is the information and how it will help me in my situations. Chris and JP's videos are great but do they address what I need to know up here in the Northwest? Not always. It's just the knowledge and information to let me know what I can do to remedy the problems I may encounter by someone who has been there and done that. Keith
  17. Great, looking forward to what they have to say. Any information is a good thing! Thanks Chris
  18. Steve, Just curoius as to what it will be like for FM to get into the mine in March. Will they have to helicopter in or can they use the runway to bring in their drilling equipment? Can they still get in if the snow is way over their heads? Keith
  19. Went on down to Laughlin last weekend for the AMDA Treasure hunt. I didn't win a big prize but had a great time none the less. We went back to Vegas and a good friend of mine from Hawaii and his family just happened to show up on Sunday night. We had planned to go out to a place over in Gold Basin to do a little nugget hunting. This was a place Gaine had detected before and we thought why not try it again and see what we could find. The day was just beautiful with some cloud cover and the temperature around 75. I have never done any detecting in the desert so it was a new experience, one that I would love to do again. We have some areas up here where I live that looks the same but have never tried to hunt it. We dug our share of bullets and BB's but no gold, it was getting towards evening and we were getting ready to go. I continued to hunt on my way back to the vehicle and just about 20 feet away from it I recieved a good signal, thinking it was just another bullet. Most of the trash had been shallow and after I had dug down about 6 inches my hopes increased, at about 8 inches out popped a nugget we both thought weighed about 1/4 oz. When I weighed it at home it turned out to be just over 1/2 oz. Thanks Gaine for taking me there and next time you'll be the lucky one. Keith
  20. After doing some work around the house, I decided to hit a spot where I haven't detected for at least a year and it's only about a 15 minute drive from here. When I was there last I was able find some smaller pieces but nothing of any size, but gold none the less. I expanded from the area where I had last detected and found these two about 30 feet apart on bedrock. One was down about a foot and the other a little shallower. I think that I may spend a little more time there before the snow flies. The GPX with the NF14SLM worked it's magic again. Keith
  21. At the end of October I will be heading down to Laughlin and doing a little bit of competition hunting at the AMDA treasure hunt. Been there before and have had a great time. On Monday, the 29th, a good friend of mine, and a regular on this forum, will be heading on over to Gold Basin for the day. We're curious as to where would be a good spot to detect for the day within an easy drive from Vegas. As I understand it there is a lot of areas that are claimed and we do not belong to any clubs so are at a little bit of a disadvantage. What would be a good detector to bring? We both have 4000's and GBII's is one or the other better for that area? If the 4000 is the better choice which coil would be a good bet to bring? I suppose my 14" NFEM would do well in all situations. Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Keith
  22. Been checking out a new claim a friend and I aquired a while back, the nuggets are scarce. I know more will turn up once I get the secret to the place figured out. Found an old bottle and a token the other day so it gives me some kind of idea when it was worked in the past. The token had a name on it that I searched for on the internet but I didn't come up with much, in the center it also said "Portland Fair 1905". This was the year that Portland celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Here are a couple of pictures of the pieces I've found so far, both with a 4000 and a 14NFSL mono.
  23. Lets try this again and see if my pictures come through. Keith
  24. Didn't mean to send this message until I figured out how to resize my pictures--Sorry Keith
  25. Been checking out a new claim a friend and I aquired a while back, the nuggets are scarce. I know more will turn up once I get the secret to the place figured out. Found an old bottle and a token the other day so it gives me some kind of idea when it was worked in the past. The token had a name on it that I searched for on the internet but I didn't come up with much, in the center it also said "Portland Fair 1905". This was the year that Portland celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Here are a couple of pictures of the pieces I've found so far, both with a 4000 and a 14NFSL mono.
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