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  1. #16
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    Mine President, XPBC, XGIH, GDR, stamp mill operator, snuffer bottle owner/operator.

    Dec 2013
    Arcata, California
    Fisher 1212-x Fisher Gold Bug 2 Whites 4900/SP3 Dowsing rods
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  2. #17
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    Brian

    Mar 2014
    Central Oregon Coast
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikep691 View Post
    The 1/4 mile hike downhill to the dig site, with a 2" pump, couple buckets, pack with tools, highbanker combo, and hoses is killer on old bones. But I don't want to put in a trail to lead the high graders to my gold. Next season the stuff goes in, and lives in a hole until the end of the season.
    A 50 gal garbage (or 2) can dug in (tight lid) works good!

    Bejay

  3. #18
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    Brian

    Mar 2014
    Central Oregon Coast
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    Quote Originally Posted by RTR View Post
    Why carry all that stuff on your back ,when you can >> https://www.acehardware.com/departme...trucks/7226665
    No way....not where I go. Helium balloon if you want to float in some equipment...but not on a windy day.

    Bejay

  4. #19
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    May 2009
    Sailor Flat, Ca.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bejay View Post
    No way....not where I go. Helium balloon if you want to float in some equipment...but not on a windy day.

    Bejay
    pretty big baloon

  5. #20
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    Brian

    Mar 2014
    Central Oregon Coast
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwasher View Post
    pretty big baloon
    Most often yes. And sometimes more than one and more than one guy.

    https://go-armynavy.com/military-sur...-balloons.html


    Bejay
    Last edited by Bejay; Dec 05, 2019 at 12:02 PM.
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  6. #21
    us
    Mine President, XPBC, XGIH, GDR, stamp mill operator, snuffer bottle owner/operator.

    Dec 2013
    Arcata, California
    Fisher 1212-x Fisher Gold Bug 2 Whites 4900/SP3 Dowsing rods
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    1076 times
    Prospecting
    Helium isn't exactly cheap.

  7. #22
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    Brian

    Mar 2014
    Central Oregon Coast
    Whites GMT Garret fully underwater
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    2503 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by N-Lionberger View Post
    Helium isn't exactly cheap.
    Not cheap at all......and not a daily user concept. But for the one time gotta get it in (and leave it) it does the job.

    One cubic foot of helium can lift 0.062 pound, so 161.3 cubic feet of helium is needed to lift 10 pounds. A balloon containing this amount of helium must be approximately 6.75 feet in diameter at sea level.

    So one can see that most equipment would be hauled (floated in) in pieces.

    Bejay
    Last edited by Bejay; Dec 06, 2019 at 01:30 AM.

  8. #23
    il
    Nov 2019
    Israel
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    How to carry detector on plane?

    Please, I'm going to travel next week and I don't know how to carry the metal detector on the plane.
    My doubt is...
    Since my detector has an internal battery that cannot be removed, where do I take the detector?
    In the handbag or checked baggage of the plane?
    I ask that because of the battery.
    Many thanks to all who can answer me this doubt.
    Thanks and hugs to all!

  9. #24
    us
    Jan 2015
    Morris County, NJ
    Minelab Equinox 800 White's MXT
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    Gold Prospecting + Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Detectorrj View Post
    How to carry detector on plane?

    Please, I'm going to travel next week and I don't know how to carry the metal detector on the plane.
    My doubt is...
    Since my detector has an internal battery that cannot be removed, where do I take the detector?
    In the handbag or checked baggage of the plane?
    I ask that because of the battery.
    Many thanks to all who can answer me this doubt.
    Thanks and hugs to all!
    When I have travelled with mine I have put it in a checked luggage bag. But this was domestically within the United States. I don't know if flying internationally introduces additional restrictions.
    You should probably just call your airline.
    Good luck!
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  10. #25
    us
    Mine President, XPBC, XGIH, GDR, stamp mill operator, snuffer bottle owner/operator.

    Dec 2013
    Arcata, California
    Fisher 1212-x Fisher Gold Bug 2 Whites 4900/SP3 Dowsing rods
    898
    1076 times
    Prospecting
    Too much tree cover at my diggins to rock a weather balloon. The welding supply people I get my liquid O2 from had to paint their helium tanks pink to keep the neighborhood Airgas from stealing them.
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  11. #26
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    May 2017
    Mount Vernon, Washington
    Angus Mackirk Foreman Grizzly Goldtrap Explorer Gold Hog Piglet highbanker Home made slate miller table
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    I've also been using a hunting style back pack frame. I added a piece of wood across the bars to support more weight without tearing the fabric, but I use it now for hauling my Honda WX15 pump for my piglet. I can pretty much cram whatever I want or need on it depending on where we're going.
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    In fact my wife now has one too so we can pack in a lot of stuff!

  12. #27

    May 2012
    Kalamity Falls, Orygun
    Whites M6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodfish Mike View Post
    I use one of these bags -- Sluice a 3 gallon bucket with two 2 gallon buckets in side the 3 gal.
    I don't use 5 gallon buckets because I always fill them up. Rock hammer, gloves, sometimes a classifier.
    Attachment 1776887
    ...sure looks familiar...
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  13. #28
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    Jan 2012
    Chickasha,Oklahoma
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    Hauling gear...a better way?

    I am adding a garden tractor transaxle with a 6.5 hp motor should haul my 4 Proline anywhere I need to.Click image for larger version. 

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    "If the Gold dont care neither do I"
    Shawn Pomrenke

    4" Proline 2" Jobe combo 2.5" Keene 2.5" subbie Drywasher Spiral Wheel Minelab Detector

 

 
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