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About mn90403

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    Santa Monica
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    detecting, 3 cushion billiards, fishing
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    GPZ 7000 14/19, SDC 2300, GPX 5000, CTX 3030, Explorer SE Pro, Etrac, Gold Bug Pro, White's 6000 DI Pro and soon the Equinox 800

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  1. mn90403

    $17 Billion Dollar Shipwreck

    I just read that story and now I see it here! One part of the story I read said that the estimate is between 4-17 billion. That is quite a range. How much is it going to take to get all of it to the surface? Mitchel
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    Lunk always makes a plate and sticks it on the bottom of his coils! He doesn't have time to wait for others to make one for him.
  3. Thursday I went out to a Southern California gold location with a couple of friends. The intention was to prospect hard all day but things didn't work out quite that way. We did get a chance to hunt on an old patch that had raked hills and then another area where a quartz stringer had been chipped at many years ago. My friends attacked the raked hills which they thought had been detected with GB2s. They had 7000s. (I had my 7000 with me but I wanted to swing something different!) I started out on some of the same little hills but quickly tired of nothing good and I headed for some areas that had not been raked. We spent about an hour at this location and we were about to leave when I got a signal on my 800. It was a 1. I did a bit of a foot scrape and pick scrape and it was still there. This time it was not foil. I scrapped a bit more and was encouraged by its depth of 4 inches. I came upon a piece of quartz and got it out of the way and the signal was gone. I swung and the signal was in the quartz but the rock was dirty. I put it in my pouch with the other trash. It weighs about a pound and a half. We left. About 2 hours later we stopped at another place to explore and I had time to pour some bottled tea on the quartz. I looked and tested and my friend had a loop and he said it is definitely gold. I looked and sure enough it is. I haven't been able to do a specific gravity test on it yet but I don't think there is much gold. Upon further testing the 7000 can see it from about 15 inches above on an air test and the 800 can see it about 8 inches. There are a couple of more dense masses in it somewhere but I'm just glad the 800 could see it. I was in Gold 1. Mitchel
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    For U.K. Hunters - Equinox Master Class

    Nuke, Tell us what you find. You can cover the cost of your trip and entry with two days on the beach. Mitchel
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    I've Seen A Picture

    Yes, I know the finder and I have not asked her what I can say about it so just go there for now. They don't come to this forum or at least not very often. Mitchel
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    Equinox Beach Finds 13-05-18

    My personal choice to reduce noise in the very worst places I have has been to go down to 15 when under a pier with rides on it but even worse than that has been a road area with a cable or something. I do know it takes away from the finds a bit because I have found myself some minutes later away from the EMI wondering why I can't hear some of the trash and I remember I am at 15 or 17 and not at 22! Nuk thinks/knows he is missing targets at that level of sensitivity and will use another detector in that area. I think a 'test' is in order and actually find out if you can quiet the Nox at any setting and then compare how it finds to the other detector. If you can't see a target the other machine finds then case closed. But then we return to confidence ... Sometimes it is more important than matter ... Mind over matter. Mitchel
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    Equinox Beach Finds 13-05-18

    Yesterday under the power lines I had my cell phone with me. These are the large transmission lines that keep the grid working. I think now about my area of the beach I have a problem there are also large pumps running some of the time but all of that does not matter. What matters is that it doesn't work THERE and another machine can ignore that EMI and do better. I don't have an issue with my one location with EMI and the 3030. The Minelab engineers should respond to some of this.
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    Equinox Beach Finds 13-05-18

    Well done again. I have one area up from the beach near a road where there is some buried cable. I can't get near that place if people are there or not. Yesterday I was under massive power lines in the mountains and I could still run the Nox at 22. Mitchel
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    I've Seen A Picture

    Well, I heard it said that if you would have gone to Ganes Creek with a 5000 then it would have been 'too much' detector. I was just wondering if you were going through tailings from a dredge (large nuggets are kicked out) that has a lot of trash is the Nox part of a recipe that will work better than another detector or even a 7000?
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    I've Seen A Picture

    Ok, that is the question. If you were going through the tailings with a Nox is it still a matter of chance or does it have an advantage? (The nugget in the picture came from a dredge tailing pile.)
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    I've Seen A Picture

    Let me ask Steve this question: What would an 800 have found for you in Alaska at the time you were using your GB2?
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    I've Seen A Picture

    Steve, I mean found with the Equinox 800. I'm not able to link to post the picture now ... maybe later. The reason I put it up is to make people think out of the box on where to use the 800. Mitchel
  13. I just saw a picture of a gold nugget found with an 800 that is a specimen greater than 15 ounces and it has more than 5 ounces. (I know exact numbers but it is not my nugget.) This is the largest nugget I've heard about so far. Has anyone heard of a larger nugget? Mitchel
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    Nurse Paul In Oz

    I'm glad that has been settled. I'll make sure Curtis sees them and pets them a bit.
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    Nurse Paul In Oz

    I think he must release them in Santa Monica at a beach so they can swim. He just needs to let me know the release date and time so I can confirm to all of you how many and the size. I'll take good pictures.