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DolanDave last won the day on April 24 2017

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About DolanDave

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    Las Vegas, NV and Dolan Springs, AZ
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    Prospecting, Meteorite Hunting.
  • Gear Used:
    Radio Shack Discovery 1000

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  1. DolanDave

    Holbrook Arizona Meteorite Hunt

    I tried all settings... You cannot have any discrimination on, or it blanks them out. They are an L/LL . With discrimination off, the horseshoe mode, you can hear them... but cannot walk 2 feet without hitting trash out there...
  2. DolanDave

    Holbrook Arizona Meteorite Hunt

    Richard got a nice 5 gram, and 2 gram piece, Eric got several 1 and 2 grams pieces. Mike (mikestang) and Robby went there 2 weeks before us, and got a nice 40 gram piece with other smaller ones also...
  3. Hey Mitchel, If youve seen Li Bofang facebook he has a lot of pics on it...... tons of meteorite and gold pictures and stories on facebook everyone shares... Dave.
  4. DolanDave

    NZ Gold

    Mitch, The auction ad states found in Buller goldfield
  5. I hear ya Gary.... another meteorite just fell in China, and they are recovering it right now... locals are thinking they are worth a lot, some charging $5,000 a gram.... Crazy 😣
  6. DolanDave

    Holbrook Arizona Meteorite Hunt

    Hi Mitchel, Thank you !!! Myself, Richard Garcia, and another buddy of mine Eric were there for 2 days. Its a hard area to hunt nowadays to get anything over a gram or two. I just got lucky, right place at right time kind of thing. Dave
  7. Upon looking up the new meteor impact that just happened yesterday in South Africa, I came across this article. I guess its confirmed Pyrite, and not gold.... Dave
  8. DolanDave

    Equinox And The Tot Lot

    Rick, The 800 is a nice machine, congrats on the finds.. Dave
  9. DolanDave

    Holbrook Arizona Meteorite Hunt

    Rick that looks like a predator skull 😉
  10. DolanDave

    Holbrook Arizona Meteorite Hunt

    Thanks Fred, about 200 feet from tracks. The rains bring out new ones to the top. Magnet fishing 😉. I continued on to Glorieta, NM. to hunt Palasites for 4 days , but that is another story .... Dave
  11. DolanDave

    Holbrook Arizona Meteorite Hunt

    Kodiak, That is an awesome find... Ill trade you ... hehe... Dave
  12. Got out to Holbrook Arizona to hunt Meteorites with a few friends. Ended up with 168 Grams of meteorites, a few coins and items from the railroad. Eyeballed the meteorites, and used the Equinox 800 for the items. The Equinox 800 would hear the LL/LL6 Holbrook meteorites with no discrimination. As soon as I put discrimination on, I could not hear the meteorites. I could not hunt with discrimination off because of all the trash on the side of the railroad tracks... Dave
  13. This is only my opinion.... My Equinox 800 is not very good with meteorites if you have any kind of discrimination on. With the detector wide open, Franconia is just full of hot rocks and sets the detector off big time, even though it does hit on the detector in wide open mode. But you will be hitting a thousand hot rocks before finding a Franconia. I have tested it on both Gold Basin, and Franconia meteorites. Not sure about GM 1000, as I dont own one. The best detector for meteorite detecting is still the 7000, or pulse detector.... Dave
  14. DolanDave

    GPZ 7000 Auto, Semi Auto, Manual ???

    Thanks all, and JP.... Hey JP I had a question. DO you gain most of your knowledge on these machines with trial and error in the field yourself, or do you actually get to pick Bruce Candys brain ??? Thanks, Dave
  15. DolanDave

    GPZ 7000 Auto, Semi Auto, Manual ???

    Fred, if you look at Steves pictures earlier in post, the auto function shows the ferrite automatically adjusts to ground, so if you use the ferrite ring, then start scanning the ground detecting, it will then adjust to the ground, and now your ferrite ring has done no good. I also looked at Jonathan Porters response and he says: "An edge of detection target will present itself to the detectors electronics as potential ground noise so the Auto GB is going to mess with it somewhat, this is why I always move away from a potential signal response onto clean ground, center the GB under the coil, and then get the GB averaged again by carefully sweeping before moving slowly back in over the target zone. " I believe the clean ground is averaging the ground, and auto balancing the ground, and ferrite. So if it does this, isnt using the ferrite ring useless in auto?? Hey Jonathan, or Steve if your listening, please correct me.... Thanks... Dave P.S. I just purchased a (RED) T130-2 ferrite ring. Im thinking of using a different Ferrite Ring, for testing. Minelab recommends a dust iron toroid with 1-30Mhz freq band, permeability from 6-10. Minelabs (Yellow) Ferrite Ring is a T130-6. Has anyone used a (RED) T130-2 ferrite, as that ferrite seems to still fall in the same recommendation specs.