Posts Tagged ‘gold’
Do you have a case of “Yellow Fever”? With gold prices consistently high, more and more people are out searching for that wondrous yellow metal. Gold has always captured the imagination of mankind. Read more about gold and its history HERE (link to wikipedia). Fisher (of metal detecting fame) recently released several gold prospecting/panning kits. Now, I’m first to admit it, I’m a TOTAL NOVICE when it comes to gold panning! However, like most who first venture into prospecting, I’ve done a ton of research about how to “get started”. Youtube can be a wonderful thing for learning panning techniques! Below, you will find my review of Fisher’s new Gold Prospecting Kits and my experiences as a new guy trying to learn a new art… (Click “read more” to…well, read more!)
I just got my hands on a sales flyer for a new Gold Bug gold hunting metal detector from Fisher Labs. Very, very interesting set of specs.! One thing that definitely has my attention… 19 kHz frequency and the mention of relic hunting possibilities! (think lead and brass!)…also check out the last item under “Controls and Features”…an optional 11″ DD coil! Could this be an awesome nugget buster and a monster relic machine? Can’t wait to start hearing field reports! Discuss in our FORUMS HERE
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File: El Paso Chapter GPAA talk 12 Feb 08 Dave Johnson minor update 25 march 09
The History of Metal Detectors, with Emphasis on Gold Prospecting
Good evening! My name is Dave Johnson, and I’m the Chief Design Engineer for the world’s largest manufacturer of hobby type metal detectors located right here in El Paso. The brand names we manufacture include Fisher Research Lab, Bounty Hunter, Teknetics, and a number of private labels. I’ve been designing metal detectors for 27 years for several different companies, so there’s half a chance that if you swing a metal detector, I had something to do with it.
My presentation this evening is on the history of metal detectors, with an emphasis on gold machines. I’m not here to sell my company’s products, but it’d be downright discourteous of me to show up and not bring some literature and a Gold Bug 2 to demo. So after the meeting if anyone is interested I’ll be happy to talk with you.
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