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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #100 on: July 16, 2022, 11:23:58 pm »
Wow! Great find Les!!  For a 1947 coin, the wear looks minimal to me! It being silver, what is the value (though irrelevant) if you don't mind me asking?

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #101 on: July 17, 2022, 01:17:16 am »
Not a lot of value Phillip. This particular coin will have a 50% silver content.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #102 on: July 19, 2022, 03:50:11 am »
Back out chasing a bit of gold close to home. The nuggets seem to be shrinking in size.

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Even so, it was still a lot of fun.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #103 on: July 31, 2022, 08:44:59 am »
It was a cold, overcast day today which meant the bees were safe for 24 hours. Decided to grab the detector and see if I could find a few little bits of gold.



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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #104 on: July 31, 2022, 10:08:06 am »
Thanks for posting that video. I like the way you test the scoop on the 6000. Looks like it makes it much faster to find the gold.
I noticed you often times throw away dirt without checking it when you detected a tone in the other pile. I just wonder if there may bee two pieces of gold in the same spot that could bee missed.
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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #105 on: July 31, 2022, 05:59:55 pm »
Hi Jim,

Occasionally, there maybe more than one nugget that is removed from a hole. The detector is always run over the spot again after the hole is back filled just to make sure.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #106 on: July 31, 2022, 07:05:41 pm »
😊 Thanks.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #107 on: July 31, 2022, 07:54:26 pm »
I sure do wish I would have known all this when we were doing our alaska excursions I might have been able to recover some of the fuel cost running through canada.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #108 on: August 03, 2022, 07:25:59 pm »
It was a windy day yesterday so I wasn?t able to rob any honey from the bees. Went out into the bush instead for a play with the detector. I think there is more money in selling honey than finding gold lol. Had a lot of fun anyway.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #109 on: August 09, 2022, 06:30:45 pm »
Another day out for just a few more little pieces. The bigger one are hiding at the moment.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #110 on: August 13, 2022, 05:26:42 pm »
Went for a swing to a spot that I?ve never detected before. The bush was really overgrown but a couple of small pieces still emerged.

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At least the size is increasing.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #111 on: August 14, 2022, 01:01:02 am »
Les sooner or later you are going to come up on a lunker! In the mean time I bet you are having fun!

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #112 on: August 14, 2022, 06:11:48 pm »
Thanks Phillip. It?s always amazing to be out in the bush. It?s a good hobby that makes the cooler winter months a time to look forward to.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #113 on: August 21, 2022, 11:05:58 pm »
Went out for another play a couple of days ago. The weather is starting to warm up and the gold is growing just a little lol.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #114 on: August 27, 2022, 06:47:27 am »
Went out for another play a couple of days ago. The weather is starting to warm up and the gold is growing just a little lol.

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Les your finds should be adding up!

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #115 on: September 10, 2022, 08:39:32 pm »
Back out on the beach again after some rough seas. Went to a spot that produced in the past and was surprised as to how the movement of sand and water allowed a build up of goodies for me to find.
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The last two were predecimal coins. Can?t read the date on the last one. Will see if I can clean it up in some lemon juice.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #116 on: September 22, 2022, 04:54:19 am »
Hi folks,

Took the detector out to a location that has been worked well by prospectors over the years. Managed to uncover a little bit of the yellow stuff to top off a good morning out. Hope you enjoy the clip.

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #117 on: October 12, 2022, 01:18:50 am »
Hi Folks,

Went out for a detect in the bush two days ago. Came back with one small piece locked in a piece of rock. Can you see it?
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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #118 on: October 12, 2022, 01:56:02 am »
Yes I can. Isn't there two?

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Re: Gold prospecting using a metal detector
« Reply #119 on: October 12, 2022, 02:16:07 am »
No unfortunately. Just the one.