It took me a year to find this thread but I did. Ya ,I prospect every winter in Az. This year I didn't get to go as my brother had a lot of medical problems. I only metal detect out there and have done well. I have used other methods but always go back to the dectector. I belong to LDMA,GPAA and others. The gold shows may be fun to watch but don't believe half of what you see.Tom Massie plants gold on those shows,it just ain't that easy. They want you to join the club and get YOUR GOLD!!
I prospect and mine for gold.
I'm also a member of the GPAA.
I've spent many weeks with Tom & Cindy and Perry, Sandy, & Georgia.
In fact, Georgia is well acquainted with my grand daughter Tabitha.
I've been with Tom when he got skunked and it is on film and in his show.
There is no need for him to lie, exaggerate or "salt" his claims.
Prospecting isn't that easy and Tom would be the first one to tell you so.
I take great exception to your deformation of Tom's character in a public forum especially since he isn't here to defend himself.
This type of behavior is clearly against the rules and I think an apology is in order.
This is a picture of a pan from the beach half way from Cripple River Camp to the Sennic(SP?) River.
The gold you can see is probably about 15% of the gold that was in the pan.
Pretty big pieces for off the beach, but if you do your prospecting, it can pay off.http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y221/taipantoo/100_0219.jpg
This is a picture of my wife, Tom, & Tom's daughter Kea(SP?) up at the trommel operation.
My wife and I stayed late after everyone else left because we were doing so well.
Tom was there with his daughter prospecting to make sure the diggings were still good and they didn't have to move the high bankers.
We assured him the diggings were great.http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y221/taipantoo/100_0217.jpg
This is a picture of my grand daughter Tabitha and Perry's daughter Georgia on our way to the trommel operation during a blueberry picking rest stop.http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y221/taipantoo/100_1398.jpg