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  1. Reports Of GM1000 5" Coil Touch Sensitivity

    I got out yesterday with the Gold Monster and got a nice specimen with a few dwt of gold, but my GM (with the large coil) began falsing on everything that touched it - a blade of grass, a rock, a twig - anything. I had to hold the coil far enough above the ground that it touched nothing. It was not like that at the beginning of the day. Turning the gain down did not seem to help much. I will fiddle with it some more today and see what happens.
  2. From Mining Gold To Mining Neutrinos

    Getting an ounce of gold is bad enough, imagine trying to collect an ounce of neutrinos........
  3. Thanks, John - I hope to do more videos in the future.
  4. Jerry Keene of Keene Engineering has passed away. The ICMJ got a note from the family: Dear Friends, Family and Valued Customers. It is with deep regret and sorrow, that we inform you that Jerry Keene has passed away due to congestive heart failure. On Friday morning, July 14th. He was preparing for work as usual when he experience a shortness of breath and all of a sudden, had a heart attack. His wife, and daughter tried to revive him but, he was already peacefully gone. He did not suffer and he did not have pain. Jerry was at home doing his normal routine and passed the best way possible. Jerry Keene was a great man, husband and father. He enriched every person he touched and was very well respected by all. Jerry worked with his two sons Mark and Patrick every day and adored being part of their lives. Being with them each day at the company was one of his greatest joys in life. Jerry Keene was a wonderful man and touched everybody with his kindness. His last days, he was feeling great and was excited about building a new home to make his life easier for him and his wife, Che’ and daughter, Mell, who took great care of him. It goes without saying that he will be deeply missed by his entire family, vast number of beloved friends, as will the thousands he had touched throughout his life. He is and will always be, “The great innovator of the Modern Day Gold Rush”. We will all miss you very much. The Keene Family
  5. It does sound off on various hot rocks, volcanic hot rocks and larger bits of magnetite (which are the worst of the hot rocks at the place you mentioned). Like a normal VLF, you deal with that by turning down the gain, or in a worst case, switching to discriminate mode. It is a excellent VLF, well designed and easy to operate, but it is still subject to the advantages and disadvantages of the VLF technology.
  6. Glad you liked it - I'm going to do more on metal detectors but I am also planning to do a set on treating hard rock ore all the way from rock to gold button.
  7. Well, the final, part three of my videos on the Gold Monster 1000 are complete and up loaded. In this one I am giving hints and tips on how to get the best performance out of the GM1000. I focus on the types of places that the GM1000 will perform best and some suggestions to prospectors on how to increase your chances to find gold. You can see its a funny opening still picture - I'm going to have to change that frame. It makes me look like I'm doing some kind of Zieg Heil maneuver. Actually, I am explaining how if you dont overlap swings, you may miss gold - I have no idea why this was selected by Youtube (done automatically), but I am sure you can change it. Doing these videos has been an educational experience and I will be doing more in the coming weeks.
  8. Part 2: The Gold Monster 1000 In The Field

    Kijwijw - I don't think having the coil up in the air makes a huge difference in EM reduction - VLFs are not as sensitive generally as PI types to EM, and nothing in the very short and brief start up direction included with the GM1000 suggest keeping the coil vertical on start up. I did mention the manual gain adjustment a bit - I normally run manual and up the gain a bit but may back off if the ground is too noisy. As in the video, if the ground is too noisy, back off. The coil on a stick pinpointer is better done on a stick because you can make it shorter. One pole of the three removed is still well over a meter in length - long enough that it would stick far out the top of a backpack and catch low branches and bushes if you were hiking in overgrown country. The stick can be made short and just the right length to carry along conveniently.
  9. I have part two of my videos on Minelab's Gold Monster 1000 done and up on Youtube. You can see it below. In the video I take the GM 1000 to two areas, one with bad ground and one with milder ground to check out its performance. The GM1000 is a VLF, but does OK on difficult ground, I even found a nugget while poking around getting ready to film the video in the bad ground area. If you like the video, do subscribe to my Youtube channel. Part 3 will be out in a couple days and I will be doing more videos on other subjects in the coming weeks.
  10. I'm 90% done with part 3, and about 50% done with part 2 (in the field) - but I still want to do a bit more filming on Part 2. Part of the delay is that I have never done any of this stuff before - I have video editing software I bought a couple years ago, but I am figuring it all out as I go. Part one took 3 times longer than it should have only because I am learning as I go. So the teaser delay is accidental and in truth I am a marketing moron. Steve is the guy who knows marketing inside and out. To film the portion of part 2 - the "in the field" - the segment which is already completed, I went to a place with real bad ground - really ground unsuitable for a VLF in my opinion, and banged out a 3/4 gram nugget with the GM1000. Not to say that the GM1000 is immune to bad ground as it suffers the same as other VLFs, but with the good disc and auto ground balance, I was able to make it work. I have fiddled with VLFs before a this spot, but have never been able to get any gold. Although I've gotten many ounces here with PI detectors and some with the GPZ, this was the first gold with a VLF at this spot. I'll be releasing Part 2 and Part 3 at the same time.
  11. Its not the area behind my house, but I consider most of Northern Nevada to be in "my backyard". I got gold from not too far away from that spot in "my backyard".
  12. Greetings fellow prospectors! For a more than a year I have thought about doing up some Youtube videos on prospecting and I have finally gotten off my backside and done it! This is the first video of a 3 part set where I will be taking a look at Minelab's new Gold Monster 1000 nugget oriented metal detector. This part one video is an introductory discussion about its various features and settings. In the next couple weeks I will put up part 2 which will be on testing the GM1000 out in the field and then part 3 will cover some practical suggestions for prospectors on getting the most out of your Gold Monster 1000 and a discussion of some of the best kinds of places to use the GM1000. I will publish those other parts soon, but for now, here is the part 1 video. The quality here may not be perfect, but there is a lot of good information and content in this video. Additionally, now that I have the ball rolling you can expect other videos on different prospecting topics coming later once I have completed these 3. - Chris
  13. New Garrett AT Max

    I dont understand that. We know millions worth of detectors are being sold every year in third world countries across the globe. When I was in Africa, I saw lots of Fisher First Texas brand detectors, plenty of Minelab brand, a few Whites, but I dont remember a single Garrett detector. It's a funny thing to see for a company that was at one time a prospecting leader, but since they replaced the ancient Groundhog with a good, modern VLF prospecting detector, I guess they figure their product line is good to go for another 25 years.
  14. It would be a lot more useful video if the sound track and video were better matched - made me wonder if it was filmed in French or something - even with swinging the coil over the target, the sound you hear and what he is doing seem to have little or no relation. Still there is no question that a high frequency coil will see small targets better - including hotrocks and mineralized ground.
  15. It might work if most gold was on the surface exposed to the sunlight, but even a quarter inch of dirt would hide them. Unfortunately, most gold is buried at least a little. If you put a quarter inch thick wood panel in front of the people in the picture above, the people would disappear, and you'd see only the wood panel.
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