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#256930 Yelland, NV Hunt

Posted by DolanDave on 29 June 2015 - 01:16 PM

Just got back from a successful meteorite hunt with Richard Garcia to Yelland Dry Lake. Over 100 degrees made it a little sweaty. But having the quads sure helped, as there was hardly any wind, but riding, we were able to cool off a little. Richard with his great sense, out of the blue, pulls his quad to a spot, and says we need to hunt here, and it turned out to be a great spot. My AT&T cell had 3 bars on the lake, with 4G, but Richard had sprint and no cell.

Pics enclosed,


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#256589 Dry Lakes

Posted by DolanDave on 16 June 2015 - 07:17 PM



I'm from Germany and coming to the Southwest US next week, basically for photography.

But I would really find one meteorite myself one day, even it is a small and common one.

I think the Southwest is one of the best places where I maybe could find one and I would like to spend 2-3 days for meteroite hunting.

I researched a lot and I think dry lakes are a good place to go. My only concern is that they might have been oversearched already.

I also know the area where the meteorite men found hundreds of small meteorites - I would be satisfied with one.

Do you think it still makes sense to go there? I know the location but it is 5 years ago.

How is the chance to find one - especially there?

I have perfect eyesight, magnet and I am willing to spend two full days in the heat.

Anyone been there recently?

Other hints?


Regards, Tom




  The meteorite men hunted Yelland Dry Lake in Nevada right next to Ely, NV. You can still find tons of meteorites there. Right now the weather there is 85 degrees, while its 105 in the deserts. If your headed there, good luck, the small town of Ely has lodging, gas, ect.


#255448 Whites TDI-Sl owners..

Posted by DolanDave on 16 May 2015 - 07:06 AM

Nice battery pack Luke,

  There is also a timing mod that can be done on the Whites TDI along with tdi folded coils which make the machine run a lot better.


#255323 Tough weekend.......

Posted by DolanDave on 12 May 2015 - 09:17 AM

Way to go, nice gold.... Hey you missed a spot, there is some good gold under those rock piles ... :brows:

#254605 Water big shots asking you to ?

Posted by DolanDave on 26 April 2015 - 06:40 PM

I maintain instruments for waste water, which most of in Las Vegas goes to Golf Courses. These people and their familys that propose these things should be the first on the list to be the guinea pigs.

#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.