Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Out in garage making stuff and found this ol treasure and as usual has a story behind it. Back in the early 80’s when dredging on the Feather River, I had one of the best dredging partner there to be. A little Frenchman, Glenn LeFevre (he also bartended at Moons in Quincy in those days). He was a talker (whereas I’m not really), he was a bit tight (I’m being very nice here). There was several of us who had coffee at Perkos every morning and helped each other when needed.. In the winter, got cabin fever and we’d make road trips to the lower motherlode. I missed one trip, where Glenn and a couple others got all excited about this new detector that would pick up gold but wouldn’t sound on black sand. Seems Mr Kovac had this display, I think in Placerville(?), with a rotating round table with gold and samples of black sand on it. Detector sounded off loud on the gold, but barely a peek over the black sand. Several detectors were ordered that day. When they got back, their new found way of finding gold got me pumped up. While they were awaiting their new purchases, I found out a local, Gordon (who owned the Missouri Bar on the Feather) had one of these detectors and was willing to part with it after my intense battering. Think I paid about half ($150) of what new was.

Well after we all got out practicing with our new found devices, realized real quick, we’d been hoodwinked! That black sand was black but that’s all it was! Wasn’t magnetite or even metallic! We had fun with them tho. I just put batteries in it and still works!

Doesn’t pick up new gold, just the old dirty real gold, where should we start the bidding? Wish I would of found this a long time ago, let Patrick use it and I know he’d have muchoo gold in his pocket by now! ;-)

 

Shep

post-252-0-31591300-1408914697_thumb.jpg

post-252-0-97622100-1408914718_thumb.jpg

post-252-0-90198400-1408914740_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't know why it did that??? Didn't on other forums?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shep

Did Gordon or John ever get in touch with you? I gave them your contact info.

Norm McQ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got an e-mail from John, but not Gordon. Also tried to connect with Ivan to see how Mary and Boys were doing, but no reply.

 

You getting ready to tour yet? Looks like my first trip will be to Rye Patch around first of Oct. Game?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Frank C has invited us to join you on that trip and we are going to try to be there.

Norm and Heather

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like it's going to be a fantastic get to gether..... Hope you and Heather do make it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×