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  1. Briggs Pocket Gold

    Thanks Tom, very interesting read and video.
  2. Monster Coil Jam

    Thanks for posting, I learned a few things watching that one and I've done well more then one video digging ironstones and trash..
  3. Snakes Are Out

    Was working one of my go to areas in the Southern Calif desert and managed to get 4 little ones for one gram total. Just as was packing up my gear I almost stepped on this little guy out for a later afternoon crawl.
  4. Dealer Communications Or Lack Thereof

    When you first get into this hobby the standard advice is to buy from a local dealer and stay away from the detector online box store. You will hear about training which is true. A good price which depends on how good you are at wheeling and dealing.(dealer this is the bottom line the manufacture will let me sell it at, and your buddy get the same detector from the same dealer at a much lower price) The small dealer can help with warranty issues. Both of mine somehow are not covered and I have to pay for them...Jason has already said it in another post. Why do we need independent dealers anymore?
  5. The Dale and me have never been on good terms, Nice one's Fred.!!
  6. Whats missing in the Video is the many iron stones you need to dig that sound just like a nugget. Most of the nuggets I have been getting in this location start off as nothing more the a ground noise and once your down an inch or so then its starts getting to be a repeatable target. Fred hows that story go about the 2 old bulls on a hill eyeing the young cows down in the pasture? Hehe, I take my time, low and slow. No one gets them all but I do try :)
  7. Southern California Desert, GPZ 7000, settings high yield, normal ground, high smoothing, sens @9 rest at default. It was very windy so the audio is a no go.
  8. Hi steve, any feelings on the monster discrimination? If I wanted to block out some super hot iron stones would I be able to?
  9. Once you find your first nugget. Stop, look around, try to figure out just why that nugget was in that spot. Search the area very very slowly at least 150 feet in all directions. Only then start detecting again looking for the same conditions as that first nugget.
  10. Clueless And Ill Prepared

    You need to start posting up beware signs of 20 foot saltys, and 100's of browns seen close by :)
  11. Chuck your correct, it will stand on its own. I currently have a gold bug pro that needs replacing. I need something with very good discrimination and able to find small gold. Its between the Deus- super light weight, Makro- looks good but all the people I know have had trouble with them, another gp pro, or the new ML monster. I will wait till I know a few people who have one in their hands before pulling the trigger. A deciding point would be if its just another vlf same as the last few I have listed only with a ML name tag or if it really has done something in the R and D department.
  12. The elephant in the room is will it compete with a GB2 on small gold, so far it has not been answered.
  13. After putting up the 10,000 for the gpz only to watch the price drop by 2,000 6 months later I still have a bad taste in my mouth. Sure I got $50 off for buying another 19 inch coil that cost 3x the average coil. Yes the gpz is giving me better depth and I am finding more gold then with my old detector. When some of the small plastic parts broke,,, A well known dealer said sorry that's not covered under the warranty.. So I am not so sure I feel like my 10,000 went to the right company. What this means is if another company comes out with anything close to performance of a gpz and a lower cost I would buy it. I will not buy another 10,000 detector for sure from anyone without a lifetime warranty. A lot of us are are coming up on the 3 year warranty of the gpz they are non replaceable parts, it breaks you get/buy a new one. Would you? Anything that high in price needs a lifetime warranty.
  14. 220lb (100kg) Gold Coin Stolen

    So that's what you need a 19 inch coil for ;)
  15. New Detector Tech??

    (Depth in ground: gold nugget with size of match head and gross weight 0,4 gram / 12 cms ) equals 4.7 inches sounds like one of several vlf detectors on the market as far as depth.