Minelab Service Rep Seems Is Watching At Least Some Forums
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By Reno Chris
Jerry Keene of Keene Engineering has passed away. The ICMJ got a note from the family:
Dear Friends, Family and Valued Customers.
It is with deep regret and sorrow, that we inform you that Jerry Keene has passed away due to congestive heart failure.
On Friday morning, July 14th. He was preparing for work as usual when he experience a shortness of breath and all of a sudden, had a heart attack. His wife, and daughter tried to revive him but, he was already peacefully gone.
He did not suffer and he did not have pain. Jerry was at home doing his normal routine and passed the best way possible.
Jerry Keene was a great man, husband and father. He enriched every person he touched and was very well respected by all.
Jerry worked with his two sons Mark and Patrick every day and adored being part of their lives. Being with them each day at the company was one of his greatest joys in life.
Jerry Keene was a wonderful man and touched everybody with his kindness. His last days, he was feeling great and was excited about building a new home to make his life easier for him and his wife, Che’ and daughter, Mell, who took great care of him. It goes without saying that he will be deeply missed by his entire family, vast number of beloved friends, as will the thousands he had touched throughout his life.
He is and will always be, “The great innovator of the Modern Day Gold Rush”. We will all miss you very much.
The Keene Family
By Steve Herschbach
Some of you might remember a publication called "Discover" that White's Electronics used to publish. It featured customer finds, treasure stories, and all-around good info on metal detecting. Back in the 90's we stopped making it, much to the disappointment of some of our long-time customers.
Well... we realized missed it too! So we're proud to announce the re-introduction of Discover magazine. As a part of our mailing list you have exclusive access to a free digital copy, which you can read online, print out, and share as you see fit. Get your free copy here. We'll try and send one out every 2 months.
Thanks for supporting an American brand, and know that we will always have your back as a valued customer. This publication is just one small thing we can do to show our appreciation!
Discover Magazine July/August 2017
Discover Magazine May/June 2017
Discover Magazine March/April 2017
Discover Magazine January/February 2017
By Steve Herschbach
Do you use a Fisher metal detector and want a chance to win a new Fisher metal detector? We give away a free metal detector every month! All you have to do for a chance to win one is be featured in our Find of the Day contest. Here's how it works.
Send Fisher a direct message at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FisherResearchLabs. with the following information:
1. Picture of the find, preferably with your detector in it too. The better the picture the better chance it will be selected and featured as a Find of the Day.
2. Tells us what it is. We have to know what your find is in order to feature it. (The more information you can provide the better. Country of origin, time era, what it’s made of gold, silver, brass, etc. Any information you have will help)
3. Tell us what detector you were using (Sorry, but it must be a Fisher model)
4. Tell us what country it was found in.
Featured Find of the Day posts are not selected by how impressive the find is, as we believe all finds are impressive in their own way. This way a handful of clad coins can be selected one day and a Roman brooch or a Civil War belt plate could be selected the next day.
If your find is posted on our Facebook page you are automatically entered in a random at the end of the month and one lucky winner will win a brand new metal detector!
Steve Herschbach with 4.95 ounce gold nugget found with Fisher Gold Bug 2 (14" coil) at Ganes Creek, Alaska
By Steve Herschbach
Just a reminder. Minelab offers a 15% discount on any Minelab metal detector from the MAP (minimum advertised price) to active or honorably discharged members of the military. Proof of past or active service is required and must be verified by providing a copy of a DD 214 or Military ID to qualify. The discount applies only to a metal detector purchase - parts and accessories do not qualify.
With discount the $799 Gold Monster 1000 is only $679.15. The Minelab GPZ 7000, normally $7999, ends up being $6799.15, a savings of $1199.85
By Steve Herschbach
For those that do not know vanursepaul is in Australia for a nearly three month long adventure, with gold prospecting at the top of the list. Imagine his distress when he arrived in Australia and the control box portion of his new Minelab GPZ 7000 was missing from his luggage!!! This on top of just having his previous GPZ 7000 stolen over the winter.
The solution to this serious problem is buried deep in another thread but I thought it should not go missed by people not following that thead, so here is a copy of Paul's post today at http://www.detectorprospector.com/forum/topic/3724-nurse-paul-in-oz/?page=6#comment-41276....
By Rick Kempf
Steve has been in the forefront of calling for lightweight PI detectors with decent depth and perhaps even - up to now mostly unavailable - discrimination.
Maybe there is one more "pulse" in that direction now. First Texas has hired Alexandre Tatar - a French Physicist and electronics designer. Alexandre is an avid detectorist of long standing who has began years ago to study and develop PI detectors. He brought one such platform to prototype stage, but after having earlier failed to make a commercial launch of an original design, he has apparently been head-hunted by First Texas.
here's a google translate version of a document he posted a while back on the "Manta" website.
who knowa if this can go beyond slimming down and improving exsisting platforms - time will tell.
Here's what Carl Moreland of FT posted about it on another website
"Yes, we've hired Alexandre. Yes, we are working on PI. I was personally working on PI before hiring Alexandre, but now we are seriouslyworking on PI. Sorry, cain't say much more about that, and cain't offer up any ETA's, mostly cause I don't know myself."