GOLD FEVER: Boo Coo and ‘the Volkswagen’

GOLD FEVER: Boo Coo and ‘the Volkswagen’

The first time I met David “Boo Coo” Haas was at the Lost Dutchman’s Mining Association camp at Italian Bar in California back in the early ’80s. I had seen Boo Coo around...
Friday, March 10, 2017/Author: Tom Massie/Number of views (8520)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.2
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Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky

Finding quartz float, old diggings with a drone

There are thousands of miles of dirt roads in California’s gold country, and quartz outcroppings are a common sight. This can be exciting for the prospector who recognizes that quartz and...
Thursday, January 5, 2017/Author: Neal and Sam Bolton/Number of views (5932)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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Memories of Boo Coo

Memories of Boo Coo

Some parting words for our ol’ friend

David “Boo Coo” Haas passed away Dec. 10 in Texas. He was 84. He was a close friend of GPAA-LDMA founder George Buzzard Massie and a contributor to Gold...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016/Author: GPAA/Number of views (7201)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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HIGHER FREQUENCY DETECTING WITH THE GOLD BUG 2

HIGHER FREQUENCY DETECTING WITH THE GOLD BUG 2

Fisher Research Labs offers tried-and-true technology

When it comes to gold fever, there’s no doubt that Ken Martinez has a bad case of it. And, when it comes to metal detectors, he’s been feelin’ the bite of the Fisher Gold Bug...
Monday, December 5, 2016/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (7677)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.3
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Turbopan more than just spin

Turbopan more than just spin

Necessity, it has been said, is the mother of invention. But sometimes, the invention part can come years later, depending on when one can find the time to tinker and actually make it happen. So...
Monday, November 14, 2016/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (4488)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.6
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A Prospector’s Paradise

A Prospector’s Paradise

The end of the road is just the beginning in Fairbanks

If adventure begins where the pavement ends, then driving from the Lower 48 to the end of the Alaska Highway has to be the ultimate road trip. And, what lies at the end of the road is a...
Friday, November 4, 2016/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (4832)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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A FIELD TEST: NOKTA AU GOLD FINDER

A FIELD TEST: NOKTA AU GOLD FINDER

Versatility and precision at a higher frequency

When any company enters a crowded product space with a new product to compete with well-established brands, I always ask questions. I have to know if the new product is at least as good as the top...
Wednesday, October 12, 2016/Author: Kevin Hoagland/Number of views (4897)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.1
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Young prospector’s wish granted

Young prospector’s wish granted

Nine-year-old Evan Valentino finds gold nugget at LDMA Camp

A prospector’s biggest wish is to find a shiny, gold nugget staring up at him from the earth. In mid-July, nine-year-old Evan Valentino’s wish was granted in multiple ways. With the...
Monday, October 3, 2016/Author: SARAH REIJONEN/Number of views (9133)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Nugget Noggin Know-how

Nugget Noggin Know-how

FEATURED GOLD & TREASURE SHOW SPEAKER

Gold and treasure hunter Nugget Noggin, a.k.a. Michael Bennett, will head to Concord, N.C. in late October to speak at the GPAA Gold & Treasure Show. Since posting his first video online...
Thursday, August 11, 2016/Author: BRAD JONES/Number of views (7560)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
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Dredgers defend mining rights in California Supreme Court

Dredgers defend mining rights in California Supreme Court

Brandon Rinehart’s lawyer may have said it best when he told the Supreme Court of California that the state’s ban on suction dredging is like “giving the finger” to...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016/Author: Brad Jones/Number of views (12713)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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