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  2. I think there are exceptions both ways. Part of that depends upon your definition of 'hot rock'. Negative hot rocks (also called 'cold rocks' by some) have ground phases higher than the quiescent ground phase. Postive hot rocks do the opposite. I have a couple very large (near bowling ball size with masses in the 9-13 kg range) positive hot rocks which are so conductive that they give a TiD of 40 with the discrimination circuit and a phase shift value of 0 in All Metal. One of these appears to have a very high concentration of graphite. The other, I don't know its composition. Also I've noticed that metallic conductive targets at the edge of detection in All Metal mode (and thus out of detection range on the discrimination side) can have phase shift values greater than 20. But I do think in the vast majority of cases your rules-of-thumb hold.
  3. Ya know, now that i look at the picture of patty the squach, it looks just like nursepaul. Even has the same face. That was him in that gorilla suit that was traipsing around over in bluff creek. Probably trying to scare the kids off so he could try to take their fishing hole. Great gold finds again. I assume alot of people will be showing pictures of the tiny stuff the monster can find. Once they find a multi gram nugget it will probably sound like a hood of a truck buried under ground. Good luck with your gold monster finds.
  4. Look out Idaho...she's on the loose with the "newest Sasquatch" in town---- His big brother..... the "Monster-Squatch" has arrived...
  5. nice informative vid JW
  6. Do you mean up to "old reliable" bench? I use it for when I'm on a serious skunk and need to see gold, no matter how small, lol. That's why I took the Monster up there to learn it....wanted a place I knew I'd have a good chance finding small gold if I tried hard enough! Now, I'll spend my time up at cabin looking for new spots 👍⛏
  7. Hey Duke.... Have you ever been to Centerville Beach? It is west out of Ferndale and a fellow I know saw and talked to some guys that were using a gold cube... said they were doing pretty well too. I haven't had a chance to get down there and likely won't until we find some kind of camper or motorhome. Just too far to drive and I don't really like motels all that much. Heres a google earth shot of Centerville beach... That is a beach I would really like to hit... I can't get any solid info on beach mining is cali. though. Do you have any info on that subject?
  8. Did you check inside the nest, sometimes you may find gold coins or other really interesting things..
  9. Bugger!! i was really watching that with interest it does seem touch sensitive hey? that may be a problem for rough old me as I tend to bash the coils around a fair bit. I use them like shovels.. you know shovel the dirt and rocks and bushes out of the way to get to the gold guess i am going to have to learn not to bump my coil on the GM1000 thanks for the vid bro
  10. Matthew was a very finicky hurricane.. Sat Bch / IHB / Melb Bch all had erosion with breaching in places, while CCB / CC and Wabasso down on the Treasure Coast had sand deposited on shore with a tide surge that only made it halfway to the dunes' toe.. Drive up the coast to N of Daytona Bch and by the time one gets to Flagler Bch is where it all got stripped bare with the coast road being undermined as well.. Weird.. The renourishment is kind of a double-edged sword, because 20 - 30 years ago it wasn't so much a renourshment project as it was an absolutely necessary beach rebuilding project.. As examples: In Cape Canaveral there once was a house on the SE corner of Washington Ave ( N of Adams Ave / S of Cherie Down Park & E of Presidential Ct ) that'd been built closer to the shore than the others.. In the late '80s - early '90s we got to watch the Atlantic Ocean undermine and partially collapse it before 'they' finally came along and tore it down before it went afloat.. During the same timeframe, in Cocoa Beach just S of Minutemen Cswy there were properties missing half or more of their backyards, in one case a mere 8' from the back porch.. Some folks had already hauled in coquina for shoring and were building their own jetties.. It wasn't until after threats of fist-a-cuffs and weaponry began circulating that the city / county / state / Fed / whomever finally came to a decision on how to get this thing done.. I don't think they chose the best way; they chose the quickest way, mainly because by that point there was no other way, and for whatever reasons ( possible hint = continual $$s exchanges? ) continue to use dredging / hauling and grading as the renourishment method.. About four winters ago they dug up the beach @ Ocean Park in Melb Bch to bury those large perf pipes that enhance ocean flowback to help inhibit erosion too.. I'm not up on all this stuff these days.. Bought a place inland in '92 to get out from under that rent thumb and one of the trade-offs is not seeing or hearing about certain dealings on a daily basis anymore.. Anyhow, that's the how & when of the renourishment programs' beginnings in this part of Brevard -- in many areas the beach for all intent & purpose was gone.. Swamp EDIT: One can easily see the Cape Canaveral location in Google Earth.. And I do remember photos of the Washington Ave house and the Cocoa Beach backyards / dune cliffs being in the paper.. I imagine a search of their archives (if possible) will turn them up if one is curious..
  11. Hi kiwijw....nice video. I noticed that on the discriminate scale, if it bounces at all to the gold side, even if more so to the left iron side, it usually ended up being gold. 🙂
  12. For all of my Yank friends that don't know what a Bower Bird looks like, I found this link. Great video Norm McQ
  13. Scott, It sounds so easy to use ... even your dog could use it! Mitchel
  14. Norvic, I was praising Lunk's ability and knowledge to go where gold is. Now that he is there with a Monster he had some fun with it. He's also given it a review as a GB2 expert and I like what he has to say. I also like what you say about the Monster and I'll try to disregard you are promoting a down under company! (We already know you are a homer.) Mitchel
  15. I believe this could be used to find the individual placer nugget- if the nugget was 3' wide.
  16. I dug a nice, large men's wedding band and it have a solid zinc audio and ID number. I was really surprised. If I'd been rejecting zinc pennies that day I'd never recovered that one.
  17. -1 is what I always keep it on. strick
  18. I can't wait for my Monster to arrive next week.
  19. good job on getting those out of the ground
  20. Nice work there IdahoPeg. . All gold is good gold, congrats to you. Cheers. Mike.
  21. Very nice find there Steve, congrats and thanks for sharing. . And same to you Ash a very nice haul there. Cheers. Mike.
  22. Hi guys, A short clip finding a tiny bit of gold with the GM 1000 & 5" coil. The battery went flat right at the end before I had finished. Cheers Good luck out there JW
  23. Nice find deutran. Is that a Chinamans tooth stuck in it? Good luck out there JW
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