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Randy Lunn

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  1. Three Ring Day Again!

    Well done Mitchel, three rings in a day is a nice hat trick.
  2. Some Fun Detecting Videos

    Carry a little spray bottle of water.
  3. What Was The First " Smart " Detector?

    For me the first smart detector was the Gold Bug 2. This machine understood (and still understands) my meager skills and allows me to find gold. Its basic discrimination is straight forward, consistent and can give target insights. It is a great companion machine for my GPZ, and I can not imagine going into a gold field without it. It has withstood the test of time and aged gracefully.
  4. What Was The First " Smart " Detector?

    The first smart detector has not yet been built. It will discriminate gold from lead and make any drink on the Starbucks menu..
  5. I am not sure whether they make these crevicing tools but you can buy one from Serious Detecting on eBay for $13.95 plus $5.95 shipping. https://m.ebay.com/itm/Hook-and-Spoon-Crevice-Crevicing-Tool-Gold-Prospecting-Pan-Tool-16-5-inch-Length/272762606290?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20171010182013%26meid%3D0010be17652b43709fc69d6077a39dbc%26pid%3D100890%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D272762606116&_trksid=p2056116.c100890.m2460&action=BID
  6. A Very Merry Xmas

    Merry Christmas to all! May your New Year be filled with good health, friends, prosperity and big nuggets.
  7. The GPZ was just an expensive accessory for my 4X4 Jeep. But .... oh, the places you will go!
  8. Ip Ratings Explained

    Do Detectors have IP ratings? How would a GPZ, GPX5000, CTX, GM1000 and. GB2 rate and compare?
  9. Diablo Pass V. 2.0

    Hi Lunk, I am still learning a lot as I add to my meteorite collection. You have really tuned your eyes (and ears) to see these highly weathered L6 meteorites. Thanks for setting a high standard for the rest of us. Randy L6 - "type 6: Designates chondrites that have been metamorphosed under conditions sufficient to homogenize all mineral compositions, convert all low-Ca pyroxene to orthopyroxene, coarsen secondary phases such as feldspar to sizes ≥50 µm, and obliterate many chondrule outlines; no melting has occurred."
  10. These Nuggets Were Not Bashful

    Well done Mitchel. Three in a day is a nice feeling.
  11. Franconia Arizona Meteorite Hunt

    Nice collection Dave!
  12. Late Season Cabin Fun!

    Well done IdahoPeg. Yes, lots of fun. The zip-zip-zip of a GB2 over nuggets really gets the dopamine flowing.
  13. Headed To Rye Patch Tonight

    Good luck Mitchel! I will be making the nine hour drive from SoCal in a couple of weeks. Show me a few nuggets for inspiration.
  14. Thanks for the update and summary Paul. Well done Minelab! Thank you!
  15. Besides being painful to watch the poor technique and lack of plastic shovel, this video also shows a bit of the Gold Monster's weakness (or rather individuality). When on a target you do not get the strong zip-zip-zip of a GB2. The signal is less crisp and becomes occasionally intermittent as the ground balance begins to cancel out the signal. Excessive swings back and forth over the target is not recommended. You need to regularly take the GM to the side and pump it to re-ground balance. The GM is a great machine but it's "best practices" are slightly different from other machines.
  16. I Finally Joined The Club!!

    Jaw dropping delicious! Congrats
  17. Rye Patch - The Struggle

    Well done Rick! Always a thrill and totally motivating to hear about your trips.
  18. Minelab Equinox Unveiled!

    Here is an independent YouTube video from Detectival by one of the MineLab people:
  19. Minelab Equinox Unveiled!

    How does this compare to a CTX 3030?
  20. Nurse Paul In Oz

    Paul, you did not disappoint. Fantastic nugget collection. Well done!
  21. Dig And Re-dig For Meteorites

    Nice haul Mitchel! And a great reminder to thoroughly check your dig holes and other folks dig holes.
  22. Minelab's Sensational New Metal Detector

    To be interested in a new machine I need discrimination, a waterproof unit, Mac OS comparability, free income tax preparation and discount coupons for pizza, ammo and new tires.
  23. Dry Lakes For Meteorites

    A nice little gem Mitchel. Congrats.
  24. This is great list of opportunities to give back and help clean up the environment. Thanks Mitchel.