I got out today with the F19 to detect bedrock in a creek that has been producing the last few weeks. There was a lot of hematite and it showed up from 85 to 95 on the big screen number. The gold was right where it was suppose to be, 40 to 50 and no ferrous bars. I ended up with ten small pieces.The weight was two grams. TRINITYAU/RAYMILLS
Hello all, I just got back from the trip to Northern Nevada. Here are a few pictures. We had about 25 people show up. WE had fun and even found some gold.
Long piece of gold recovered from the side bank of a dry wash.
This is myself with some “crumbs” I detected with my Fisher® Gold Bug Pro.
I got out today with a friend and hit an area that has been detected over and over by many people. After our walk down the creek and up the hill we started to detect. I picked up several pieces of tiny BB's at a few inches, but no gold. After about an hour we moved to another gully that had washed pretty good with the last rain. I heard the smaller piece within a few minutes. This tiny piece was about three inches down in a wedge of bedrock. I used my pocketknife and small pick to get the rock open enough to get the piece out into the open. We hunted for a bit and moved on again. The next place was series of small draws with lots of bedrock. I turned the Gold Bug® Pro on and the first target I heard was the larger piece. It was setting in a small dip on the surface of a big flat area of bedrock. All I had to do with this one was carefully pinch the moss and remove it to expose the gold. That was it for the day. Not much but they all fill up the poke so I guess they count. Thanks,
Ok, I got tired of talking about it and went out for a few hours yesterday after it warmed up. Got one of the tiny round pieces and then scraped a bit off to find three more.
I got out for a bit today and snagged one. It looks like a pork shoulder from one direction. This is typical pocket gold for this area. One side is smooth and the other shows the wear and tear coming down the hill. I was using new headphones with the Gold Bug® Pro. One piece for 3.5 dwts.
Bug Pro Found Gold Cornflakes
All! A friend and I went out today to some old
benches along a draw that had been shoveled
and ground sluiced many moons ago. We were both
using a Gold Bug Pro. As we neared the bottom
of the gully Adam went across onto a clear area
of bedrock and began to detect. I went right
up the gut of the gully. Just about the time
I was out of sight Adam hollered that he had
found a piece. I went back to see what he had
found and what the scenario was. The piece was
a small crumb of gold found on the downside
of the rough bedrock right in the direction
the water would have laid it down.
both went back to hunting and in about 20 minutes
we were both together again upstream a bit.
It was pretty nice out by now and the chill
was gone. We had some snacks and went to it
again. This time it was my turn as I got a very
subtle signal in a little dip of bedrock. Adam
came over as he likes to watch them come out.
I had to break the bedrock up several different
times and after scraping away the broken rock
and quartz we both saw a small piece of gold
in the bottom of the groove. We sat and talked
for a while and I put the pack on my back and
got everything in order to go about detecting
some more. As I started to walk away I looked
at Adam and told him now that I got everything
back and I would bet money that if I swing over
the hole again I would have to take all this
stuff off again. Sure enough there was an even
louder target this time. I had to break out
a few more slivers of rock and I could see a
small teardrop-shaped piece lying on the bedrock.
It turned out to be a .3 pennyweight piece,
about four or five times the size of my first
we moved up the wide flat gully Adam hollered
again that he had found another piece a bit
larger than his first and that we were now two
and two. I left him hunting and I moved on determined
to break the tie. I went up the creek bed about
100 yards and saw a small flat of rough bedrock
right in the center. I went over it and got
a nice little breaker. There was no soil or
gravel however. I put the glasses on and saw
a tiny piece of gold sunning itself all by its
lonesome, probably about a grain or less. Adam
had caught up with me by then and I showed him
the last piece.
split up again and we were apart about an hour
or so. I went back to spot that I had found
a few nuggets several months ago. I could still
see my scrape from the last nugget I pulled
out of the spot. I made a swing against the
large rock about 20 inches from the scrape and
got another real subtle signal. This ground
is really hot and the signal sounded and acted
like a hot rock at first, and as I uncovered
more of the dirt and clay it got better. I was
only down about six inches and ran the coil
over the hole again and this time the Gold Bug
Pro went straight to 40 as the ferrous bars
disappeared and the screen number went to eight.
I took my pick and moved a bit of the red dirt
and saw something yellow fall to the bottom
of the hole. I picked it up and I had a big
cornflake in my hand. Adam was headed toward
me and as he sat down I told him I had found
a big piece of lead right here, and threw the
nugget at him. He was a bit surprised and said:
“Yeah, yellow lead.” LOL.
sat for some time at that spot and started to
detect again. Within six feet of the last nugget
I got another sweet signal and dug out a bit
for .3 pennyweight. In about five minutes I
got another mellow signal and pulled out a nugget
that was .5 pennyweight. That was it for the
day and after another hour we headed out. It
was another good hunt and we found some gold.
The bigger piece came in at 3.3 pennyweight.
The last picture is Adam's gold. He told me
he had his daughter hold it so the gold would
look bigger in her hand.
All, I was off today and was able to go out detecting.
I went to a new place; I was told by the owner
that it had been gone over and over with many
detectors. I told him that I have not gone over
the ground and sure would like to. I don’t
know what the previous detectorists were detecting
for but I went right to the most obvious area
of cracked up bedrock and began hunting using
the Gold Bug Pro. In the military we would have
called this an area full of “targets of
opportunity ". One piece of old white lead
and the rest were gold. It was fun hunting although
it was one of those areas that was time consuming
as everything was on the downhill side cracks
in bedrock. Rock pick and pocketknife were the
preferred tools. I am hoping to get some more
gold out of this area, leaving it completely cleaned
All, I was able to get back out today with my
friend George. We went to the same place I was
out at yesterday. We were both using GB Pro's.
George got one small piece that would not show
up on his grain scale. I ended up with five
pieces for two tenths of a pennyweight. I went
back over the same area with the 3000 but did
not get anything else. I did get some pictures
today of the area. I have only hunted the flat
area right on the creek. In the pictures you
will see that both sides of the draw were ground
sluiced many years ago. The benches should be
holding some nuggets of which I hope to find
in the future. George and I will probably dry
wash that little area as there are very weak
signals and it is really tough going after them.........TRINITYAU/RAYMILLS
is some gold from a weekend hunt using the GB
Pro. The big one is 25.8 pennyweights, the other
two are 4.3 and 2.6. The total for the day almost
30 pennyweights. Thank You all, TRINITYAU/RAYMILLS
All, All the storms have passed and left today
open for a nice morning. I took off early as
I have to work at 1400 hrs. today. I went to
a nearby patch and used the ole 3000 for an
hour over some deep ground and got a few pieces
of old white lead that I had missed before somehow.
I went back to the rig and swapped out for the
Gold Bug Pro and put fresh batteries in and
walked across the draw to an open red flat.
There is a lot of trash in this area but we
have pulled a few nice nuggets out. I was going
for the obvious signals. I got several lead
rounds that jumped out right at 54 and gave
me two bars. Sure enough they were lead rounds.
I got into some tin trash and in an area about
five foot square it was solid trash. I went
back and forth and heard a different signal
than the tin. I put my pick down and got the
tin out of the way with the magnet, still a
nice loud signal there. The GBPro was showing
no bars, 40 to 100 back and forth and an 8.
I knew it was good now. I scraped the red ground
about two inches and hit yellow clay. I went
back over the target and it was gone out of
the hole. I looked down at the pile and saw
that broken yellow color in the red soil. I
reached down and picked up the nugget. It looks
like a big flake, normal pocket gold being coarse
on one side and smooth on the other. As thin
as it was I figured maybe four dwt. When I got
home and put it on the scales it jumped to 9.6
dwts. Another nice morning and off to work I
went out in the cold and wind and within five
minutes of using my Gold Bug Pro I found this
sunbaker, 3.5 dwts . TRINITYAU/RAYMILLS
pictures supporting the GB Pro and its awesome
performance. The GB Pro will do everything that
the GBII will do but better, easier and with
far less of a learning curve. Like any unit
you have to play with it and learn it. I have
been out almost every other day since it came
out and I am just trying to enlighten people
about a good thing.
wife just had dropped me off at one of my areas
I play in. I walked in for ten minutes and hit
the area that I wanted to go over. Seven targets
in a five foot square area. I took the GB Pro
and went over all the targets again checking
the meter. The meter said five of the targets
were lead,one target was iron and the other
target gave me an overload response on 40 with
no ferrous bars. Hmmm, well I dug the the iron,
then I dug the lead targets. The meter had been
right on. Now, because I have been fooled a
couple of times before with the GB Pro hitting
that 40 mark but the target being a very old
and real brass casing I still was not excited.
In the past I have not had brass casing go into
overload mode. The target was located in a short
crevice maybe three inches deep and covered
with light sand. I took my little gold pan and
dipped some water up and poured over the top
of the crevice washing the sand down. When it
cleared up here was this 12.7 dwt nugget looking
back up at me. Most of you guys know that feeling,
its like the first time all over again. I called
the wife up and told her to come meet me at
the pickup point. Ten minutes later I was on
the road again to the house, still glowing.
I think I will sit around the pool the rest
of the day. TRINITYAU/RAYMILLS