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  1. Here is a great video with some people we know from the forum added for eye candy!
  2. He is home. His stuff is over here some place.
  3. Why should we expect a 'maxed out' detector to be smooth? Change the way you use it or use it at the normal or conservative settings. All of my Minelabs give me this choice. SE Pro, 3030, 7000, 2300, etc ... Friends of mine that are good with GB2s get them modded. It is a circuit board 'fix.' They also tell me that anyone who is not an expert with a normal GB2 should not and in some cases will not get modded. As to the coil bumping issue ... have Miner John make a 'nerf' coil cover so that when you scrap or bump it the 'bump' is not heard. Maybe this would also fix the grounding noise. I put one of the lexan plates under my 19" coil (mounted on picture hangers) and it has eliminated this noise because the coil can no longer touch the ground! Mitchel
  4. So, that was the Ganes Creek that I missed. I had a call for a cancelled opening or an added week in 2012? I wasn't 'ready' and thought I would go another year but didn't. I read about the landing strip. Mitchel
  5. June 2017 News from the UCLA Meteorite Gallery One of a series of monthly letters sent to visitors to the UCLA Meteorite Gallery and to others who requested to be on the mailing list. The Meteorite Gallery (Geology room 3697) is open with a docent present every Sunday from 1 until 4 with the exception of the last two Sundays in the calendar year. And it is open every work day from 9 until 4 but without a docent. It is not open Saturdays. We remind you that our website address is: There you can find a map of our corner of the UCLA campus and instructions for parking in structure 2. At 2:30 on Sunday Jun 25 the speaker at our Gallery Event is Dr. Frank Kyte. The former manager of the UCLA electron microprobe and winner of the Barringer Prize of the Meteoritical Society for his research on the use of elements like iridium to trace the presence of impact deposits in sediments. His topic is "Eltanin, the largest meteorite of which intact fragments are preserved". Summary: The largest recovered meteorite was discovered in the Eltanin region at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean about 1500 km west of the southern tip of South America. It has been documented by sediment cores collected during a series of German oceanographic cruises. About 2.5 million years ago a one-kilometer-diameter asteroid impacted the ocean and deposited more than one kilogram of meteorites per square meter over thousands of square kilometers. About 90% of this was melted by the shock of the impact, but 10% is undamaged meteorite fragments. The lecture is in Geology 3656, just 40 yards west of the UCLA Meteorite Gallery. Our next Gallery Lecture will occur on Sunday July 16. The speaker is UCLA Professor David Paige. He will speak on "Ice deposits at the poles of the Moon and Mercury". Surficial ice evaporates relatively quickly if exposed to sunlight in the inner solar system. However, some parts of craters near the poles of Mercury and the Earth's Moon are in permanent shadow. If a water molecule lands in such a spot it is expected to stay there until evaporated due to heat from a micrometeorite or a photon from a star other than the Sun. New spacecraft data support the interpretation that there is ice in these shadowed regions. Reminder: You can find the UCLA Meteorite Gallery on Social Media. Please like us on Facebook ( ) and follow us on Twitter (@UCLAMeteorites) and Instagram (uclameteorites). JTW UCLA Meteorite Collection Geology Building, Room 3697 565 Charles Young Drive East Los Angeles, CA 90095
  6. When I come to Australia I want to stay a few nights in Bendigo. I don't know any of the other places, yet. haha
  7. Nice one ... It could have been a sunbaker? I'd say if the weather is good keep on swinging. We have 110-115F in our gold fields now. It is time for beach detecting! Mitchel PS ... was reading about Bathurst the other day. Are nuggets still available around there?
  8. Nice. I wish you even more of course.
  9. I'll tell you what I have just done in the middle of the night to 'hear them better' is order the B&Z. I have always believed in taking a better signal or even a pre-amplified signal and putting it into a good amplifier to eliminate distortion. My old headphones were noise cancelling with a booster. They were not built with the outdoors in mind and after 4-5 years of use ... not a quality sound any more at any level. Mitchel
  10. Oh, JW ... I was not asking that as a question. I was thankful you gave an explanation earlier. I was making a statement. Thank you again.
  11. Well done. Nice nugget. Do many detect there already?
  12. The reasons behind the settings. Thank you JW.
  13. Ok, ok ... are we going to get a nugget report?
  14. Friendly, lovable Emu I'd add. Are Emus lovable?