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About Reg Wilson

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  • Birthday 12/25/1947

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    Walmer central Victoria Austtalia
  • Interests:
    Prospecting Geology History
  • Gear Used:
    QED. Minelab GPX 4000. Polaris 4x4 & tow coil.

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  1. Can A Drone Be A Prospecting Tool?

    47 grammer, Thanks Dave, glad to have been of some help. Doing research on drones. Seems there are many to choose from, and great price range. I guess like most things, you get what you pay for.
  2. Google Chrome And Xchange2

    The whole X Change thing was a pain in the backside, and outmoded before it began. Just a time waster and 'technology for technologies sake'. I soon gave up on it.
  3. Record Nugget Found With Gpz!

    Walker, another 2000 of them and you'll have your detector paid for. (well, nearly)
  4. This 25" coil is an early version. The later one has 3 spokes and is lighter.
  5. Big Coils -- Do You Still Use Them?

    The three spoke 25" Nuggetfinder is very light, and very stable.
  6. Headphone Amplifiers

    Wouldn't you think that by now Minelab would have built their own headphones, as the ones they provide with their very expensive detectors are cheap rubbish.
  7. When two prospectors meet again after  36 years of roaming the planet and chasing  their dream. We understand the aboriginals walkabout and dreamtime.... and look upon each other as  brothers again.  What a time it was and we did not know it , 1982. God bless you mate.  This is Sierra County Claim. Gods country at 7000 feet . with Au. lace


    Me on claim , Sierra county ca.jpg

    Specimen close -up.jpg

    1. Reg Wilson

      Reg Wilson

      Beautiful specimens. Quite unique.

  8. Well Khaled, where to start? Firstly, deciding to post your questions here was probably a good decision, as some of the most experienced prospectors in the business post here. ( I do not include myself however ) Steve, J Porter, and a number of others have extensive experience in prospecting and the use of detectors. I shall attempt to answer your questions in order, and hopefully others may add. 1 Boyle's book on gold and genesis of deposits is a great way to understand how and where gold was deposited, and covers African fields. 2 If you are using a GPX4500, then you are arguably using the best technology you can get. 3 You are using a gold detecting pulse induction detector, so the basic rule is to dig everything that gives a signal. Only time and experience will tell you what is worth digging and what is not. Until then, obey the rule. 'When in doubt, dig it out'. 4 Geological maps should be your guide here, plus any maps that note gold mining areas. You need to learn the importance of granite and the metamorphic zones in your hunt for auriferous country. Research, and more research. 5 This question in covered mostly in no 4. 6 Yes, they are fakes. Don't waste your time. Long range prospecting is a different thing, and can be accomplished with computer mapping systems. 7 Your GPX4500 will only fail to find gold if it is out of range or is badly out of tune, or the gold is too fine to register a signal. 8 The Nile? Sorry Khaled, but that question is way beyond my field of experience. Hope someone else can be of help. A very exciting area of the world to be prospecting, and I wish you luck, and please be careful. Keep your finds secret.
  9. Avoid Getting Lost

    Getting lost could cost your life, especially in places like the Aussie outback. Never leave camp without way-pointing it, and most important. Make sure you take with you a spare set of batteries for your GPS.
  10. Big Nugget Found With GPZ 7000

    Nice color. Chunky.
  11. Northeast, sorry but that I do not know.
  12. When using an auto ground tracking detector such as the GPX or GPZ just sweeping back and forth continually in auto over the target noise will cause the suspected target signal to deteriorate noticeably if it is only a ground noise. The GPZ requires quite a few more sweeps than the GPX. It seems the GPZ is slower to ground balance, but the effect is still the same. Some people maintain that this action will actually tune out gold, but I have not found this to be so, but 'when in doubt, dig it out'. A most useful feature of the QED PI detector is that it has a numerical ground balance readout. When a suspect sound is heard, one simply checks and adjusts the ground balance in the vicinity, and then takes note of the GB reading . Example. GB reading 125 take GB up to 130 and note any difference in target response. Now lower GB to 120 and again note target response. If there is a noticeable difference in the readings, walk away. If there appears to be no noticeable difference you will most likely have a real target under your coil and not just a ground noise. I have put this to the test numerous times, and so far it has always been right. Other manufacturers should consider this feature, as it is a great time saver.
  13. Can A Drone Be A Prospecting Tool?

    Thanks BB glad to know it has possibilities. I live in the central Victorian gold fields on 50 acres and have found gold on my property and nearby, so I have plenty of area to practice. Cheers and good hunting.
  14. Recently my wife and daughter gave me a drone for my birthday. Being a bit of a technical dinosaur, I am still getting the hang of it. These things seem to be rapidly advancing, and it occurred to me that it may provide a way of seeing what is over the next hill without all the footwork. Seeing how America seems to be leading the way with this technology, this seemed to be the ideal place to pose this Question. Any ideas?
  15. Chrisco, all I can say at this stage is that there are people working on an 'unfair advantage'. I have my fingers crossed. Hopefully I may be 'first cab off the rank'.