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#254279 Octave Up For Sale--Cheap!

Posted by DolanDave on 17 April 2015 - 09:09 AM

I have a question : The article says over 25 miles of tunnels, if those tunnels extend beyond the property lines on top, what are the laws on that? Do you have to get permission from other property owners to mine or even go beyond your property boundaries down below?

#250973 So i submitted a notice of intent to the forest service to mine, and heard no...

Posted by DolanDave on 04 February 2015 - 06:31 PM

Also its 15 working days, not including weekends, holidays, ect.

#250875 What would you buy next with $7000?

Posted by DolanDave on 03 February 2015 - 09:59 AM

Yes a trip to Australia, or Alaska

#250717 Gold Specimen and GOLD Coin!!

Posted by DolanDave on 31 January 2015 - 01:00 PM

Nice Finds Ron !!!


Back in the 80's I lived in Citrus Heights, there was an old place with lots of history just off the 50 freeway, just east of the spot were old dredge line tailings were, as seen in the picture. I had a neighbor who would go metal detecting here and found gold nuggets and old coins, but that was before the days of the detectors they have nowadays. Also there was not that many homes around as there is now.  I am sure with a modern detector one could find some good stuff here where the X is on the picture I am enclosing.




#250600 GPZ 7000

Posted by DolanDave on 28 January 2015 - 05:50 PM

I sent my Minelab in for repair a few weeks ago, and just got it back last week, while on the phone talking to the head tech at Minelab about the repair, I asked him what he thinks about the new GPZ 7000 coming out. He said the new ZVT Zero voltage technology will be like a gpx 5000 and sdc2300 on steroids, finding large deep gold, and small nuggets. He said it will have 3 modes of operation, and also have the ability to run in all 3 modes at the same time. He did mention the downfall will be the price, I tried to get a price range but he would not budge :cry2:   , I guess its time to sell the gpx 5000, I bet the first guys to hit past placer producing areas will be finding a lot..... :ROFL:



P.S. Root577- I heard the coils on the GPZ7000 have chips and adapted to run on the GPZ only, but that is only hearsay !!! I hope a certain person chimes in to let us know for sure !!!   :shhhhh:

#249984 132 Year-old Model 1873 found against a tree at Great Basin National Park

Posted by DolanDave on 15 January 2015 - 07:10 PM

Hey that falls under the antiquities act, their not allowed to touch it !!!   :D

#241168 Whites GMT Or Gold Bug 2 In AZ Soil

Posted by DolanDave on 15 July 2014 - 11:56 AM

I have owned both, and currently use a GB2. If your beginning, I would start off with the GMT, learn it, then progress to the GB2. Get to know your settings, ground conditions, sounds of the detector, and your environment. Once you have have got a pretty good hold on that, move to more advanced detectors.


#231450 Headed for GB Friday afternoon

Posted by DolanDave on 27 February 2014 - 06:27 PM

Good luck out there, maybe the rains will push some dirt around, and bring you some good luck.

#231255 Over Ounce of gold and Meteorites Yesterday

Posted by DolanDave on 25 February 2014 - 11:08 AM

Met up with a few friends yesterday at Gold Basin. I was hunting a new area and hit on the first .65 gram nugget, then the .75 gram nugget about an hour later. Then around noon, I received a large hit on the 5000. It was in the middle of the wash, I was thinking it was a meteorite, bullet, or large trash, as when I dug down 18 inches, it was screeming. It was a specimen piece with some nice quartz in it. It weighed 1.4 ounces Raw, I soaked it in CLR all night, then did a Gravity Test on it, it came in at 31.01 Grams, just .09 grams shy of a Troy ounce, which is around 31.10 grams. Found 1 meteorite at 140 grams, but was searching for gold in the streams most of the time, and most of the meteorites are on top of benches.


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#230950 Gold Basin

Posted by DolanDave on 22 February 2014 - 03:56 PM

That is an awesome find. Your getting In tune with that 5000. Seems every time you go out you find something nice. Congrats.

#228459 Primm Nevada Hunt Today

Posted by DolanDave on 29 January 2014 - 09:23 PM

Got out with the Grandson today, took him Meteorite hunting on the dry lake.


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#224747 AZ Desert

Posted by DolanDave on 22 December 2013 - 10:35 AM

Great Find you guys,

  I love finding those old merc dimes.


#223441 Check out this old July 4th Celebration in 1906

Posted by DolanDave on 07 December 2013 - 09:57 PM

Check out the first prize for the drilling contest :ROFL:

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#221889 The Most Meteorites: Franconia or Gold Basin ??

Posted by DolanDave on 19 November 2013 - 08:16 PM


  Have you hit Iron Alley at Franconia yet? If you skunked there, I would check your detector..


#221270 Nugget Found at Gold Basin Today

Posted by DolanDave on 10 November 2013 - 09:49 PM

Got out to Gold Basin a little late today, started hunting at noon. But ended up getting a 5 gram nugget, and a 45 gram meteorite. Found it in a creek bed, a couple inches down, wedged between some bedrock crevices. Just maybe 50 feet down, I dug down to bedrock with a good signal, only to find a 410 casing, thinking this sounded like the same thing I was not to excited, until I saw a little gleam of Gold !!!  Also found an old tobacco tin with a mining claim still in it, to afraid to take it out, it looks like it will just shred to pieces.


P.S. I posted a youtube video on it also here...http://youtu.be/nVkzzL4dhm8

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