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[*] posted on 24-4-2021 at 02:54


Man, a bit frustrating on this end. That purchase for the ludlum 3 and a couple rocks off Bonanza stagnated and was just sitting there unappreciated. 14 and 11 days respectively, passed since payment. Meaning though the money cleared days ago, week(s) in the case of my first purchase... No one even logged into the site to see that there WAS a purchase made since the 2nd of april.

I sent a couple emails off. Sent another several days later, and ended up having to call the guy up to get his attention, on my lunch break. Luckily hes at UNM( university of new mexico) and the PayPal email address brought me to his school where his phone number was listed. I was about to have PayPal close down the payment. It won't be here immediately, but the wheels are turning = good enough :) he did say it's(P3 pancake probe) sensitive enough to find U bearing minerals a foot under the surface of the ground. That is inspiring.

Emailed the seller from GSTubes.com and he still does not know, it's perhaps waiting to load up enough to send off at the shipping yard. My research into russian shipping seems like one of them things where it's ya know, a week or maybe 2 plus months... he confirmed and said it's first in last out, untill the pile is big enough nothing is sent. So still hoping for the best. He gets back to you in 24 hr almost every time, which is reassuring.

Between those two, the wallet hurts and it would be nice to see merchandise show up on the porch. But life keeps on ticking, a bit boringly at times, though ya can't complain about still drawing breath. It's a gift. Rambling and tired, I take my leave.
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[*] posted on 5-5-2021 at 21:36


Some samples :)

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I got a big package the other day. Two specific rocks, one of which was included :( the other mia and no email communication so far. There was an appropriately sized replacement, just the larger side of the first purpose bought rock. You can see the reflected pattern in the first pic. Little guy was like 33$ and spot on. Other was labeled tyuyamunite, Yeah I'm confused. The Ludlum 3 with P3 probe. 4# of rock what just came with the geiger counter because, awesome. an 8" fiesta ware plate, actual pictures of professor (*?) Steve Buggie on location all kinds of extra info. A bnc to ludlum c connection or something. I've had precious little time to inspect the nerd treasure chest. Some of the rocks are pretty, some are dull. Like 14 or so foil wrapped and activity labeled rocks. 8 or so left to unwrap.

That's the Rockhound_Steve guy on Bonanza.com/ User ID 
buggie4vrlhe on ebay, has cheap lumps of rock pretty affordably priced ... 6# lot of rocks for 30$ +13something $ shipping.

I have a hard time getting his attention though, the partial refund for combined shipping difference was fast. The Ludlum works great, probe is rad, capable of reading stuff from several feet away.

And somehow amazingly, the parcel from GSTubes, that spent most of March, all of April and some of May in Russian federation, just popped up on the usps radar in Queens NY. Well played, postal service, well played. Had me nervous since the order was placed end of Feb.

When I get the rocks unpacked I'll try to figure be some good pics. Think I'm good buying samples for a while. My whole collection fits inside a smaller styrofoam ice chest for shipping a ham, so, not so bad.

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(*?) I was unaware that PhD title has a stigma around it, being called Dr. So and so perhaps is an unwelcome idea. The gentleman in question, has a PhD and did -not- refer to himself as Dr. It was my idea to do so, I thought it respectful to reference an achievement I don't have. Guess that a debatable opinion, and could reflect on that person in ways they may not care for. Whoops.

And after calling today, yes I had to, I'm not any more sure I'll see the rock I wanted . But what eves,

[Edited on 7-5-2021 by violet sin]
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[*] posted on 17-5-2021 at 11:53


Nice haul! I’m very jealous of that counter of yours! Maybe one day :P

Does anyone know of any Canadian sources of radioactive minerals? I’ve searched and searched but there doesn’t seem to be the options that there are in the US, it’s quite frustrating! I could buy some from the USA or overseas but it just adds an additional level of complexity to something that’s already complex.

On the plus side I finally received my SBT-11A tube, fun times!



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Note to self: Tare the damned flask.
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