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In Topic: Gpaa in colorado

28 January 2011 - 07:24 PM

Doe's anyone know when the GPAA show will be back in Denver,CO. I would like to make plans for the trip.I see
that it is not in 2011.Any help would be great.Thanks

It's my understanding that it will be quite some time before GPAA is back to Denver. There were too many looky-loos and the vendors didn't make enough in sales to entice them to come back. GPAA must have a minimum fee that is shared by the vendors. If you don't make any money, then you don't invite em back. just my :twocents: on the subject.


In Topic: ARGH!!! Rained out again

19 December 2010 - 08:52 AM


Plenty of rain in our neck of the woods. Get some rain gear for yourself and a trash bag for your control box, it beats staying home!


Sure wish Colorado had good gold fields as you do in California. Most, if not all, of the gold is in the rivers. But that's just my :twocents: on the matter

In Topic: Gold Bug

01 November 2010 - 10:30 AM

I've used nothing but a Gold Bug 2, and have never been skunked so far. Of course you need a fairly decent claim in order to do that, but having a sensitive detector is the other half of the equation, and the GB2 does a great job of that. Easy to learn, simple to operate, able to pick out smaller pieces of gold some the size of half a piece of rice.

If been very happy with mine and would certainly get another one.


You're absolutely correct that it's easy to use. I've got 2 GB 2's, and a Minelab SD2200V2. While the Minelab goes deep (I've gone almost a foot), it's much more difficult to ground balance - much more. With my GB, and the 6" coil, I'm ready to go at least 4 times faster, if not faster, than what it takes with my Minelab. Like Paul said, you have to be in an area that has gold, first. Here in Colorado, tailings are about the only thing that's decent for the GB. I have to knock the pile down to about 2", rake it with a magnetic rake to try to get the trash out, then go at it. Very sensitive, and get the tiniest piece of gold. However, I've also got the tiniest piece of trash.


In Topic: Hermit Pick

06 August 2010 - 08:54 AM

If you have used a Hermit Pick, could you post your likes and dislikes about this pick. Thanks,


I don't know anything about the Hermit Pick. I have an Apex Talon and I find the darn thing heavy. I get tire after several swings in a hole. Of course being 64 has a bearing, but that's my :twocents: on the subject. Like Bunk, I would too would like likes and dislikes on the Apex pick. Bunk, I didn't mean to steal your thunder, just thought I'd add to the equation.


PS: The dry washer continues to get good use. Thanks.

In Topic: Best of Friends?

03 August 2010 - 11:43 AM

It was a joke, son......nothing more.

I know it was meant as a joke. Hopefully, Steve and Bob have respect for each other,as prospectors.