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DolanDave

Member Since 17 Nov 2005
Offline Last Active Jul 23 2014 09:05 PM
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#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.
Dave.




#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.

Dave.

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#230950 Gold Basin

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

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


#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.

Dave.

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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.

Dave.




#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

Mike,

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

Dave.




#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.

Dave.

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

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#221221 Getting Ready !!!

Posted by DolanDave on 09 November 2013 - 04:22 PM

Looks good Dave ....Do you have a car charger for it?  Its RC battery stuff right?

Hi Adam,

  I use the car charger from the original battery that came with the detector, it seems to work good.

 

Dave, where do you get the silver connectors that screw onto the detector? Are they like CB connectors or something?

 

And also, is the 7.4v battery closer to 8v when fully charged? Just wondering since when you check the voltage on the detector it usually runs dead at 7.4v and is around 8v charged.

 

Thanks, looks like a good project!

Jason,

   I have a few of the 5 pin connectors that screw on to the detector, and purchased them on ebay, to make my own cables. When the battery is fully charged it is in the range of 8.2 volts fully charged, then when it gets down to 7.4 or somewhere near there, I will start to get the low battery beeping on the detector. I use a rooster booster as the amp, and it has a 1/4 inch plug for headphones or external speaker.

Dave.




#219873 Couple pieces from Gold Basin today

Posted by DolanDave on 19 October 2013 - 09:12 PM

It took me 4 years to figure out, but there is a very specific, yet very subtle geology and geography that when combined probably 75% of the time produce a nugget patch in Gold Basin that I haven't really seen anywhere else. They are few and far between for sure though, so much stuff out here is normally 1-off type finds.

Jason,

  Clay Diggings geology on his Gold Basin CD shows it all, with the different types of soils there, and the indicators for finding where gold is at. Overlay that with google earth, and it will give you some real good spots to hunt. The source from Gold Basin has never been found , and is said to have weathered away over the years, just leaving spots we find. There is larger gold just on the other side of the mountain, King Tut area. It also has some history Thomas "Pegleg" Smith traversed these parts, in the 1820's, 30's and 40's.

Dave




#219331 DEADLY GOLD RUSH

Posted by DolanDave on 12 October 2013 - 10:02 AM

Hey Garimpo,

  Isnt it strange these countries have had genocide for years, and our government doesn't want anything to do with them, but when anything happens in the middle east their right on it..... hmmmm its not oil related.

Dave.




#218351 Happy Birthday Max (Gilaoro)

Posted by DolanDave on 29 September 2013 - 02:22 PM

Max,

  Happy Birthday !!!!  Hope to run into you again sometime.

Dave.




#217406 Garrett Pro Pointer sensitivity trick

Posted by DolanDave on 15 September 2013 - 08:21 PM

I saw a youtube video also on this, seems to get double the depth... Hmmm maybe if I tape a nugget to my minelab detector I will also get double the depth.  :arrowheadsmiley:




#214376 Fuel costs and mileage

Posted by DolanDave on 08 August 2013 - 09:43 PM

I have heard good and bad from both sides, long time ago I went through the Ford apprenticeship program, got ASE certified in driveability, fuel systems, electronic systems. Ethanol is added to gas to increase octane rating in premium fuel, which actually decreases fuel economy, as it contains less energy than untreated gas, but other additives do increase mileage, a lot has to do with who manufactures the fuel and what additives are added.  One of the biggest scams is E-85, everyone loves it because its cheaper, and cleaner, but in reality it decreases your mpg up to 25%, so your using more fuel, in which in turn creates more carbon processing more fuel, polluting the atmosphere.  E85 contains approx 75,000 BTU's of energy per gallon instead of 115,000 for regular unleaded gasoline.




#210910 hospital on heart

Posted by DolanDave on 20 June 2013 - 05:37 PM

Ron,

  Wishing you a speedy recovery. You will be in my prayers. Get well soon, and back in the field.

Dave.