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    SlowNLow got a reaction from Jennifer Bond in Anyone running a Heckler trommel?   
    Here is my toy, designed and built by yours truly ...😋. Nice trommel.....



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    SlowNLow reacted to Chris Gholson in Beautiful lil' Specimen   
    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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    SlowNLow reacted to Adam in Anyone running a Heckler trommel?   
    That Dry wash system is killer !!  But if Jen wants to run year round in gold basin and has access to enough water , the wet system may be the way to go. 
    Drywashers are just so much simpler, and the recovery is better on fines
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    SlowNLow got a reaction from clay in Another Mystery Target   
    Navigation lights from a UFO, apparently it malfunctioned, better search the area for strange objects that you may have missed. 
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    SlowNLow reacted to Jennifer Bond in Anyone running a Heckler trommel?   
    This one is designed for 30 ton per hour... according to Heckle's web site.
     

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    SlowNLow reacted to Jennifer Bond in Anyone running a Heckler trommel?   
    Hi peeps... anyone else here running a Heckler Fabrication 2410V trommel? I've had a Heckler 10" x 10' 4 stage (over under) high banker since 2011 and love it, just picked up one of his trommels, anyone else running one? Let' share tips n tricks.
    https://www.hecklerfabrication.com/2410_V_PortableGoldTrommelWashPlant.html
    Jen



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    SlowNLow got a reaction from Jennifer Bond in Anyone running a Heckler trommel?   
    Here in California we are limited with all the regulations, the only option for me is metal detecting and dryblowing. I built it three years ago but every time I tested it I found I had to do more modifications. Right now  it  works very good and captures the fine gold pretty good. Of course working alone it has its limitations as far as how much material you can run but still much better then the pick and shovel. The trommel will process much more material and you will have better results do to dirt clogs  broken down and its just a better recovery system with water. Anyways good luck! Hope you find some good gold....
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    SlowNLow got a reaction from Jennifer Bond in Anyone running a Heckler trommel?   
    Here is my toy, designed and built by yours truly ...😋. Nice trommel.....



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    SlowNLow got a reaction from Jennifer Bond in Anyone running a Heckler trommel?   
    Great minds think alike....lol  but yeah I tried it, perhaps one day i will make another attempt at building a better conveyor system that works. 😄
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    SlowNLow got a reaction from clay in Mystery artifact from the Mother Lode!   
    Found one a few weeks back, its a Chinese weight scale weight...

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    SlowNLow reacted to Chris Gholson in Some Fun Au Facts   
    Here are a few fun facts about our favorite precious metal. If anyone has more, please feel free to add. Have  a great weekend everyone!
    One ounce of gold can be stretched into a wire more than 40 miles long! Gold can be worked into a layer measuring 1 millionth of an inch. Did you know that one (1) gram of gold contains 305,760,000,000,000,000,000 atoms of gold! Did you know that one (1) ounce of pure gold contains 9,510,200,000,000,000,000,000 gold atoms! 250,000,000 atoms of gold placed side-by-side would make a line approximately one inch long! The average gold content in the earth’s crustal rocks is about 0.005 parts per million (ppm) and in seawater at about 0.000012 ppm. The total amount of gold ever mined is approximately 3.8 billion ounces. More than half of that has been mined since 1850. If all the gold mined over the last 6,000 years were gathered and melted down, it would form a cube with sides of no more than 20 yards. Gold is completely recyclable. In fact, nearly all of the gold found during the past 6,000 years is still in use. Think about it, the gold in your wedding band or watch could have been mined by the ancient Egyptians, plundered from the Incas, or panned out by one of the original 49’ers - you never know!   Gold is a good conductor of electricity and is the most malleable and ductile of all metals. Gold’s most important use is in computers, weaponry and aerospace. It is used where consistent, reliable performance under all conditions is essential. The electronics industry has tried to find substitute metals and alloys, but gold’s exceptional resistance to corrosion and tarnish is still unequaled. This durability accounts for the almost perfect condition of coins and artifacts fashioned from it thousands of years ago.
     
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    SlowNLow reacted to DOC 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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    SlowNLow got a reaction from clay in Mystery artifact from the Mother Lode!   
    Found one a few weeks back, its a Chinese weight scale weight...

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    SlowNLow reacted to dick ward in Over 20 years between pictures   
    DON’T GO DOWN THERE!!
    Hard to believe that I was dumb enough to go sampling in old shafts.  I found a few specimens but took way to many chances.


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    SlowNLow reacted to Chris Gholson in Over 20 years between pictures   
    Hey Rob, wow what a blast from the past! Great stuff man, I love the pics. The good old days, when I had hair and the nuggets were stacked half a foot deep on the bedrock!  If I remember right, that top photo was the day we hit that 1/4-oz pocket with your 4" dredge. Lots of good memories from all those trips we made into the back country. We need to plan something for the fall. In the meantime, here are a few I found on my computer...



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    SlowNLow reacted to Chris Gholson in Freshly Dug Desert Gold!   
    A good friend spent a couple of weeks out in the Arizona desert social distancing and swinging his Minelab GPZ 7000 metal detector. The photo below is of all the gold he found, which totals over an ounce. The two biggest nuggets combined weighed in at 14-grams. Congratulations on your success, you added some beautiful pieces to the collection! Thank you again for letting me share with everyone. 

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    SlowNLow reacted to Chris Gholson in Hitting an old patch with the GPZ!   
    I was able to get out into the desert a while back to hit one of my old patches with the Minelab GPZ 7000. This was a spot I had done really well over the years with the GPX machines and taken a lot of nuggets from. Most of the pieces were less than 3 grams, but a few were in the ¼ and ½ oz. range. I knew it would be a great spot for the 7000 because all the easy, obvious targets were gone, and I thought most all the trash would be too…at least that’s what I thought. 
    Within five minutes I picked up my first nugget. I use the term nugget loosely because it probably only weighed 0.1g. I kept spiraling around the hillside and was blown away by how many small bits of trash were still left. Some of the wire fragments that sounded off on the GPZ blew me away; I could barely see them in my hand! I even found a target in one of my old dig holes.
    Most of what I pulled from the old patch was trash, but I did walk away with 18 nuggets for a grand total of about 6-grams. Not too shabby. The GPZ is a heavy machine, and to be honest I still prefer the “feel” of my GPX, especially when putting in long days. However, if you don’t mind digging lots of holes chasing small targets, the 7000 will pull even the tiniest nuggets at amazing depths. I was totally impressed...Now only if they can get the electronics of a 7000 inside an Equinox housing!  Happy hunting everyone – stay safe!
     



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    SlowNLow reacted to trinityau in WTB Nokta Fors Relic   
    Basically the same unit, check the NOKTA website, actually better in some respects.
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    SlowNLow reacted to Chris Gholson in Mystery artifact from the Mother Lode!   
    I just got word from the owner that he was able to find someone to translate. It reads "Invest a Little - Receive Great Wealth". 
    Good bit of advice for gold prospectors, how cool!
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    SlowNLow reacted to Chris Gholson in Mystery artifact from the Mother Lode!   
    A customer of mine over in the California just texted me this photo of an awesome find. He hiked way down into the bottom of a canyon and was hunting the bedrock along the river when he came across a good signal. After quite a bit of digging & chipping, out pops this incredible medallion! The characters appear to be Chinese, but I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s not rusty either, so I’m wondering what type of metal it might be. If anyone out there has any ideas as to what it could be, he would certainly enjoy hearing them. 


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    SlowNLow reacted to Chris Gholson in Great day - Bob scores his first Nugget!!!   
    Yesterday I held my first metal detecting class of the winter season, and I have to say it is off to a great start…I was joined by Bob and his wife Camille from Florida, and Tom from Nevada. Bob was retired Army and law enforcement and Camille was a retired firefighter. Tom is also currently working in law enforcement with the Sherriff’s Dept. just outside Vegas. I joked and told them that I never felt safer, and if I ever was going to have an emergency, today was the day to have it! 
    They were a wonderful group of people, and we had a blast out there in the hills. The coolest part of the day was when I heard Bob yelling my name. When I finally reached him he had a huge grin on his face. He held up his green scoop and inside I could see a shiny gold nugget! We yelled and high-fived to celebrate his very first “detected” nugget! His wife came running over and we had a mini celebration right there in the desert.  I felt so lucky to be part of that experience. 
    It was a whole lot of fun and I want to thank them all again for making the trip over to see me. I appreciate the business and the new friendships. Here are a few photos from our excursion.  
     






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    SlowNLow reacted to dick ward in EQUINOX Software Upgrade 2.0   
    The upgrade was quick and easy. Even for an old slow guy like me. 😎
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    SlowNLow reacted to fredmason in EQUINOX Software Upgrade 2.0   
    You will probably have to do the install...the replacement they sent me did not have the update.
    very simple, if I could do anyone can....
    fred
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    SlowNLow got a reaction from Jennifer Bond in X-Search by Nugget Finder - NEW!!!   
    Hmmm cool.....but a new dilemma ...19" Nuggetfinder Evo...vs...25" Search DD coil...for depth on large nuggets. 
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    SlowNLow got a reaction from Jennifer Bond in X-Search by Nugget Finder - NEW!!!   
    Hey Jen,
    Keep up the great work! Sweet gold .......
     
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