I have been using the GM1000 for maybe 20 hours, covered some (often difficult and shifting) ground and found what I normally would find, mostly trash, most interesting so far an old key. So far so good. It is not impossible that there might be some gold to find, but highly unlikely. I am trying to dig every clear signal.
I am mainly out to find meteorites, and I am still unsure how not to overlook a possible meteorite.
Very, very often I would get a clear signal with iron characteristic. When I remove the ground cover, it often slowly fades away. Not sure what that is. Sometimes I do find small corroded iron crumbs (then the signal does not fade). But most often nothing.
Also, very often the GM1000 would give a really strong signal, but it is not possible to localize, because it just fades away even before I notice if it was an iron signal or not. I assume due to the auto tracking, so this might indicate a hot rock.
But what would I have to expect from a meteorite? If there is iron, also as quite tiny grains, the signal should not just fade, is this correct? So I do not have to worry about the signals from hot rocks?
Thanks for help.
By Steve Herschbach
I keep an eye on various forums just in case something new of interest pops up. I thought I would list the ones I frequent most often here. Feel free to add to the list.
The prospecting forums I visit now and then are:
TreasureNet Gold Prospecting Forum
Very active gold forums
Findmall Prospecting Forum
Alaska Gold Forum
General prospecting with Alaska emphasis
The ICMJ Prospecting & Mining Forum
Many sub-topics relating to prospecting and mining
Canadian Gold Prospecting Forum
Very active forum with many sub-topics
And now the metal detecting forums:
Detector model specific sub-forums
Huge number of treasure hunting topics
Very active forums on a wide range of metal detecting subjects
Tom Dankowski Forum
Focuses on technical aspects of detectors
The Arizona Forums
All good, tend towards Minelab and Arizona but more varied of late
Rob Allison's Nuggethunting Forums
Chris Gholson's Arizona Outback Forums
Bill Southern's Nuggetshooting Forums
What's happening in Australia?
Australia Gold Detecting & Prospecting
By Ridge Runner
I’d said something about going to a Treasure Show this weekend and I’m back with a new book on Equinox Series Detector.
I haven’t had a lot of time to read over it but did take time to scan it. With that said you want to know what I think of the book. All I will say is spend the money to get a pirinted copy of the instruction manual for the Equinox. Then spend the time reading it and when you’re not sure about something read it over again.
We are going to be moving to Tinker AFB, OK in June, but in the meantime, while still based on Eglin AFB, FL, I have been researching old, now demolished family housing areas to hunt before we leave.
I have discovered a major housing area, where all the homes were built between 1955 and 1962. Still standing in 1969, but now demolished and open fields. Very easy to research using NETRonline Historic Aerials against current Google Satellite maps.
The kicker of this area is that it is on-base, and due to very restricted access, these fields are very likey virgin for hunting. I expect a lot of silver, wheaties and more in the front areas of these homes, as well as the always-open fields behind the housing circles, where kids would play, and parties held. Only hunting them will prove out my theory, but I have four remaining weeks at Eglin to find what I can!
Here are the Aerial vs. current satellite pics. After we leave, I hope someone into MD'ing will be assigned to Eglin and find this post. (Of course, I hope I've already recovered ALL the silver!! LOL)
I was going through my computer looking at different stuff that I had forgotten I had and I came across this shortcut to the archives of Gold Net Australia. Gold Net Australia Online went from 1999 to 2002 and remarkably, it`s still there. Probably not of great interest to people in the States, but if you enjoy reading about coil developement from 20 yrs ago, or accommodation, or a review of the GP Extreme, or divining rods, or storys of big finds or just pictures of beaut nuggets, there might be something here of interest.