If you could only have one detector – why I like the Minelab Equinox 800

First off, perish the thought of only having ONE detector! However, for most of us, one detector is all we can afford. I'm lucky in that I've made some really good deals in the last few years that have allowed me to have multiple detectors, but it certainly wasn't always that way! If you're like … Continue reading If you could only have one detector – why I like the Minelab Equinox 800

Where da gold at? Backpacking for gold p3

The peace and quiet of the desert is encompassing. Every so often you might get the feeling that something or someone is watching you, or possibly that something might be making a sound nearby. It's when you pause to listen and look that you realize just how much noise YOU'RE making. The sound of the … Continue reading Where da gold at? Backpacking for gold p3

Boots on the ground! The Black Waterfalls!

I've been back from the black waterfalls for a couple weeks now. It seems like it's taken me that long to recover! The terrain was brutal, temps high, altitude high-well, higher than I'm used to, being a flatlander anyway. If I hadn't just spent three rigorous weeks of doing absolutely nothing, things might have been … Continue reading Boots on the ground! The Black Waterfalls!

This Land Gives You Nothing…

I just got back from an awesome metal detecting trip in Arizona! It was brutal of course, and my knees, back, shoulders...heck, everything is either swollen or sore. It's just the way it is out there in the mountains where loose rocks underfoot, slippery waterfalls (they're everywhere in the mountains), dense vegetation, thorny cactus, stinging … Continue reading This Land Gives You Nothing…