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  1. I dredged with Jack Bass up in Briceberg off and on for a number of years and yes, he had his share of shady dealings, but he was always honest and up front with me and let me dredge on his claims with no restrictions. I would also add that many of the people he had weird dealings with were themselves crooks. Like him or not he was about as colorful a personality as I have ever met. I bet even Hoser would agree. Just want to make sure there is a balance of opinion on someone who has passed on and cannot stand up for themselves.
  2. Congratulations on a find with your homemade coil…that makes it even better. I always have a sinking feeling when I hit something right off the bat. More times than not it is the only find of the day. Wonder why that is.
  3. Yeah, it's mostly false drama. The Discovery Channel is notorious for ginned up content. I hope those miners were on a Discovery Channel salery and that the show picked up equipment costs.
  4. hearing aids are a no-brainer they will change your life. After you've had them one day you will kick yourself for not getting them 'way sooner. I know from experience.
  5. Hi Skunked, Your words are all we have to go on when you write a post. Most of us do not know you other than that. What you meant to say may have been one thing what you did write was strange more for what was left out; there was no mention whatsoever of the horrific misery that was currently going on. Lemons and lemonade aside, I do not think anyone thought you were glad about situation, rather, it seemed a touch early to be thinking of the benefits of a conflagration of that magnitude.
  6. Hi Skunked, Not trying to speak for mn90403, but perhaps the "cost" he is talking about is people losing their homes and belongings. In almost anyone's estimation that cost would be too high. I hope they get it out quickly.
  7. Agree with nvchris, plus I like the way the 5000 handles ground noise and, to a lesser extent, EMI.
  8. Nice explaination Bill… Slim you are gonna just love this detector especiallywhen you have it all tweeked out to your satisfaction and then you hear a little wobble in the threshold. You go "wait, what was that?" When you sweep it again, the wobble is still there, maybe a little different sounding, hardly noticeable, but there. You decide to dig it. Show us your the first nugget you dig with a tiny shift in the threshold, it's gonna be a beauty. (in other words, good hunting)
  9. Hi Andyy I am guessing you mean "I seem to get better depth when the gain and (the Stabilizer) are within a couple of clicks…" The other part of that…detecting through books is a novel approach but the ground where the target is, and has been, buried for some time is best to test different settings imho. best,
  10. Hi Slim, I hope the next time we hear from you it will be because you got that 18 over a nugget. I will bet it is soon. Best…
  11. Hi Slim, From what I know smaller coils can handle more gain and larger coils generally don't like as much gain. Don't think you will lose depth by running slightly less gain on a large coil. As Dan says above, run somewhere around the factory preset and you should be good to go. Some people are comfortable with a detector running slightly "ragged." If that is something you can handle, mess with a higher gain and see how it goes. If you get a good signal it might be interesting to play with the gain before you dig and see what conclusions you come up with. my 2 centavos
  12. Food for thought here; http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-08-12/did-epa-intentionally-poison-animas-river-secure-superfund-money
  13. Hi Martin, I agree that one of the ultimate targets of the NPS is the Dale. If the Eagles become a part of the National Park system it will become the present-day precedent that enables the setting aside of the Dale as well. Thank you for the update. Any follow-up's are appreciated. Best…
  14. I wish I could join you Martin, the Eagles are amazing and should remain open for prospecting. best…