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About Lunk

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    ID, NV, AZ, CA
  • Interests:
    Gold nuggets, meteorites and treasure with metal detectors
  • Gear Used:
    Minelab GPZ 7000
    Minelab GM 1000
    Minelab EQX 800

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  1. Test Your Skills

    This publication will make you an amateur expert in no time: Rocks from Space: Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters
  2. GPZ 7000 Vs GPX 5000

    The second software update for the GPZ 7000 includes a Salty Soil mode, in addition to the Locate Patch mode and Semi-Auto Ground Balance mode. New GPZ machines now include these additional features as standard. I can attest from personal experience that the Salty Soil mode works extremely well in the damp alkali rich soils of Rye Patch. https://www.minelab.com/usa/go-minelabbing/treasure-talk/gpz-7000-ground-smoothing-options-software-update-2
  3. Yeah DukeBoxer, there just isn’t a whole lot of videos out there showing nugget detecting with the EQX; I assume it’s because most of the purchasers are coin, relic and/or jewelry hunters. From your description of what you like to see in a video, I think you would really like the offerings from Gordon Heritage, if you haven’t seen them already. Although he uses a 2-tone setup, I enjoyed them for the same reasons you mentioned: https://youtu.be/_Mlu1zwsdpo
  4. A Couple Pounds

    Nice haul, WTG!
  5. Iron Bias

    From reading about Park Mode 1 in the users manual, I get the sense that the default settings are designed for ease of use for beginners — it discriminates most of the non-ferrous trash and the iron bias setting of 6 masks most iron targets...optimum for cherry picking coins from the trash. The reason that iron bias is preset to 0 in Park2 and both of the Field modes is that you don’t want any low conductors (like thin, hammered coins in Europe or gold coins in the U.S.) to be masked by adjacent iron targets. I’ve noticed the pros set up their EQXs with low iron bias and high recovery settings to unmask low conductors from the iron.
  6. A Slight Delay Before I Go Detecting

    SO glad I’m a snowbird! 🌵😎
  7. Whats Wrong With This Gold Photo?

    That nugget is way too small.
  8. Finally

    Sorry MarX, I don’t do videos; it takes too much time away from detecting.
  9. Finally

    Oh, you know I’ll be carefully gridding the area...with the 19” coil!
  10. Finally

    Okay, here’s some pics showing thickness. And after recalibrating the scale, the nugget weighs the same. Nuggets can be deceptive. I’ve also used all of my “reactions” for today, so thanks everyone for the replies!
  11. Finally

    I’ll recalibrate my scale and see what happens; when I unearthed the lump, my guess was between 3 and 5 ounces. I’ll see what I can do...
  12. Finally

    Thanks Steve, Most definitely a thrill! The hope of finding a large, deep nugget is what keeps us all swinging that coil.
  13. Finally

    I believe I’ll just leave it the way it is for now, although I’d like to try to thermal shock the quartz off of the gold instead of using acid.