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phoenix last won the day on November 4 2017

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    central Victoria- Australia
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    GPZ 7000 SDC2300

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  1. phoenix

    GPZ 7000 Auto, Semi Auto, Manual ???

    Hey JW. I`ve always put this down to when you move the target you change what the detector sees. Maybe when it was undisturbed the detector could see a bigger or smaller cross sectional area. Most of the time when this happens, I find if I move the dirt around that came out of the hole I can re locate it. I`ve also found when chasing those sub sub grammers that I can no longer hear, turning Target Volume up to max helps re locate them. I generally run a pretty low Target Volume. Dave
  2. As always JW, good story and pictures. I had never heard of a electric mountain bike and had to google it and one of the results that came up was this one and way less than 6K. I`ve no idea of the quality but apparently has a 2 year warrenty. And good stuff getting some gold 🙂 cheers Dave https://www.leitner.com.au/electric-fat-bike.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0puy35L_2gIVgR0rCh24yAgpEAYYAyABEgJKZfD_BwE
  3. phoenix

    Winter Season Wrap Up

    What a amazing array. Well done mate
  4. I haven`t been putting up any finds lately because I`ve been in a bit of a drought but I like posting pictures of gold so here is a couple of quartz specis I found about 200 yards and 4 years apart out at Moliagul. The one on the right total weight 980 grams with about ½ gram of gold and the other 250 grams with about 1 gram gold. Dave
  5. Hey Hispana. I`ve got one and used it with my 5000. I found it to be a increadably stable coil with good sensitivity. Back in those days it used to feel like I was swinging a barbeque plate because of the weight, but I`m guessing if I were to use it today it would feel light compared to the 19" coil on the 7000. Dave
  6. phoenix

    1st Detected Noogie....!!!!!

    Congratulations oneguy. That`s a terrific first nugget
  7. I bought another Michigan copper nugget the other day. I love this kind of stuff. This one goes 235 grams. 7½ ounces feels really nice in your hand
  8. phoenix

    14x9 Evo On GPX - Is It Working Right?

    Which way the nugget is laying in the ground, the shape of the nugget, soil conditions, even the purity of the nugget will all effect how deep you will get a particular piece of gold. Dave http://www.detectorprospector.com/forum/topic/2149-some-gold-nugget-vdi-numbers/
  9. I was going through my computer looking at different stuff that I had forgotten I had and I came across this shortcut to the archives of Gold Net Australia. Gold Net Australia Online went from 1999 to 2002 and remarkably, it`s still there. Probably not of great interest to people in the States, but if you enjoy reading about coil developement from 20 yrs ago, or accommodation, or a review of the GP Extreme, or divining rods, or storys of big finds or just pictures of beaut nuggets, there might be something here of interest. http://www.gold-net.com.au/archives.html
  10. Mate that`s easy fixed. Turn around the other way, then you`ll only kick out the back window
  11. A very clever idea for if you want to get away for a quick couple of days detecting without towing a van.
  12. I`ve been going back and re reading all the stuff I can find that JP has written about the 7000. One of his articles about going for bigger stuff he recommends General/ Difficult over High Yield/Difficult, and for the last few weeks that`s the setting I`ve been using. Still not setting the world on fire but got a funny one yesterday. This piece came through as that lovely electronic warbly signal I like and before I disturbed the ground I tried High Yield and could just barely hear it. Switched back to General and could hear it no probs. It only goes 0.35 g and it amazed me that General would get such a small piece better than High Yield. It was down about 8 or 9" range. This is one of the articles where JP mentions General over High Yield https://www.minelab.com/anz/go-minelabbing/treasure-talk/gpz-19-compared-to-gpz-14-nugget-dig
  13. phoenix

    2 Wm 12's

    My bad. No detecting today because there is a huge wind blowing, but I just went out and turned on my detector, turned on the first WM12, got sound, turned it off , turned on 2nd WM12, no sound, turned on first again and got sound out of the second. Sorry about that, I assumed they worked independently because I`ve never noticed otherwise. I`m not real bright. Dave
  14. phoenix

    2 Wm 12's

    Hey Goldscreamer I run twin WM12`s and they run independently of each other. I don`t know for sure but I`m guessing you would go into settings and select "Connect Additional WM 12" and then set up one of the WM12`s from there. Dave
  15. phoenix

    Usb Microscope, What Power?

    I recomend you get nothing bigger than a 200 power. Bigger than that they get too hard to focus and you lose depth of field. Dave https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USB-200X-2MP-Digital-Microscope-Endoscope-Magnifier-Video-Camera-Computer-Laptop/222694913211?epid=753421778&hash=item33d9a6b4bb:g:9vIAAOSw5VtZ8uU4