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  2. fredmason

    My Expanded Case For 3 Tones

    I FOUND A 1/2 DIME IN El Cajon, California several years a go.... fred
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  4. beatup

    Been Slack Again.....

    sorry to hear of your friends and your loss of a loved one .
  5. Tiftaaft

    6 Inch Coil Hunts And Results

    Good question NCT. I usually do run the 600 at max recovery. I normally run my 800 at 6 or 7. On this day, I was wanting to see it a lower recovery would clean up some iffy deeper targets. Based on the co located iron and trash targets I found, the higher recovery would probably have been better. Tim
  6. Northeast

    A Tiny Bit With My New Steelphase

    That's what I was thinking ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks for the answer and clarification - it makes sense. I think the approach to Audio Smoothing on the GPZ (Off, Low or High) is different between several people that know and understand the more technical workings of the machine well. How Audio Smoothing then relates to the 'Modes' on the SPo1 is beyond my understanding and probably needs a thread all of its own. The reason I got the B&Z was exactly as you mentioned - to turn down the Volume of the Z to try and reduce interference/static/instability but then boost that audio after it hits the WM12 and it had a good effect. In the end, as Reg Wilson has recently encouraged me, it just means I need to get out there and do some more testing, testing, testing with different settings, ideas, theories and see what works for me. Again Pat, thanks for the reply, it is much appreciated ๐Ÿ‘ And I'm sorry 1515Art if the thread got hijacked a bit - hopefully there is some info in there that you can use too.
  7. I don't go near water, which headphones should I buy? is there a way to set up headphones as wire less? Also best coil at colonial iron filled cellar holes?? Thanks
  8. amergin

    MX Sport Coils

    my friend has an MX sport with stock coilhe hasn't taken it out much since he got it in April We were out the other day at a cellar hole, He was having trouble finding coin size bronze amount all the iron, what coil is the best to cherry pick amongst all the junk, he runs it in Reliec mode, some say the 6" or elliptical coils??Thanks
  9. NCtoad

    6 Inch Coil Hunts And Results

    I'm curious as to why you're not running the highest recovery speed. On my 800 I hardly ever go below 5 and am usually at 6 or 7 in my trashy parks.
  10. I lived in an area with native gold like that and had a low income job, I just might consider doing it full time. What these guys say is very true though, keep that in mind. 15 grams wouldn't make me quit my job in North America, it is very expensive to live here. However if I lived in Africa, or anywhere else where you can survive off a few hundred a month, I would go looking for nuggets instead.
  11. Just remember gold doesn't grow back, you may find you clean out the area and have to travel further afield to find more, costs then go up. I would be finding a lot more gold than that as a recreational prospector before even considering throwing my job in. It's fun as a hobby but very few could make a living doing it, hopefully you're the first person to swing a detector around your area.. may give you a much needed advantage if you're planning on doing it for a living. Good luck though,, I admire your enthusiasm.
  12. JW Thanks man, its just that its boring being stuck in the office and considering that it doesn't pay much. The money that i got from selling the nuggets i found was way too much from what i earn, but i will weigh the pros and cons then make a decision. Gibson
  13. phrunt

    Been Slack Again.....

    I'm really liking the ebike, I doubt after my current efforts to purchase some land I'll be getting one any time soon. I'll have to diet, eat less KFC chicken and start eating more vegetables to get the old ticker in good shape to power my bike along, no battery power for me. I explored a lot of gold country today, so much ground looked very inviting. I was thinking if I got some of these and forced myself to use headphones I could go where no detector has ever gone before ๐Ÿ™‚ https://www.guncity.com/sightmark-ghost-hunter-night-vision-goggle-kit-1x24-346784 That looks a nice location, good shallow bedrock and no junk, my dream ๐Ÿ™‚ Very sad about Rubi ๐Ÿ˜ž
  14. SteelPhase

    A Tiny Bit With My New Steelphase

    Nenad at Phase Technical has done a lot more testing on a 7000 than I have. Here are the settings he uses: "I do a lot of tweaking during each session but my basic go to settings are: Hot Ground: General, Difficult, Sens 6-12, Volume 9, Low Smoothing, Ground Smoothing Off Milder Ground: High Yield, Normal, Sens 6-11, Volume 8, Low or High Smoothing, Ground Smoothing Patch Locate. I nearly always use Semi Auto ground balance and just keep an eye on the ferrite balance. Also like my sP01 on Filter 2, unless on the rare occasion I may be in High Smoothing then I'll use Filter 1."
  15. 1515Art

    A Tiny Bit With My New Steelphase

    This trip my settings were; sen - 6 to 8 vol 6 highyeild difficult audio smoothing off ground balance semi auto find patch threashold 26 anything seem off kilter? On the sP01 I was in stereo using my Bose ear buds, mostly filter (mode) 1 and filter 2 And i also tried filter 3 it felt a bit muffled in the sound quality for my hearing so I didnโ€™t use it very much, could be I didnโ€™t need that setting in the soil I was hunting. I started low on the sP01 volume but pushed it up around 3/4 volume and felt that was tolerable, by the end of the trip I dropped the volume down a little.
  16. SteelPhase

    A Tiny Bit With My New Steelphase

    Ok I cant give away all the secrets but if I could completely eliminate the issue of ground noise I'd be rich. The sP01 will enhance a little ground noise. Unfortunately thats the nature of the beast but because it will enhance those deep faint signals, you can back the gain/sensitivity off a little which will quiet the machine with regard to ground noise, without loosing any relative depth. You can also run higher smoothing/ lower stabilizer.
  17. Hi guys, I have been slack again at keeping up with my adventures & finds. Since my last one where I went back to an old haunt were I did no good with the Zed back in my early days using JP's conservative settings but on going back recently with Steves Insanely Hot Settings, which I use all the time now, I came up trumps with 6 pieces one afternoon & the next afternoon 10 pieces. After my last post from finding these I received some tragic news. A very close friend of mine, who I was building a big extension on his house when my first marriage of 14 years feel over. Said for me to come & stay with him & his daughter Rubi. Which I ended up doing. That was 16 years ago. Ralph, my friend was a solo dad with his daughter Rubi who was 10 at the time. Long story short, Rubi had just turned 26 a few weeks ago & a few days later passed away in her sleep. She did have a heart condition which it turns out was the reason. Absolutely tragic. Rubi was the reason Mrs JW & I met. So she will always have a special place in our hearts. When Mrs JW, who of course wasn't Mrs JW back then, had moved to this area & her daughter Charlotte was the new kid at the local school. Rubi made an instant friend of Charlotte & often Charlotte would jump off the school bus with Rubi & play for a few hours at Rubi's place where I was working & staying. Mrs JW, Robyn, who wasn't Mrs JW then, would come up to pick Charlotte up. So we met but nothing was in the making with Robyn & I at that very early stage. It all developed quite a bit later. But we had met & the contact had been made. Rubi & Charlotte remained friends all through their schooling years. Unfortunately due to work commitments I could not make the funeral. Mrs JW did & she videoed it for Ralph & people from overseas who also couldn't make it. I went up a couple of days later to spend some time with Ralph. Poor Ralph, Rubi was his life. She was all he had. Gosh...people came from as far as Canada, Australia & the UK. Poor beautiful Rubi, gone way to soon, but never forgotten. So sad. Any way....sorry about that babble. On flying back home to Queenstown I had an afternoon up my sleeve. So I decided to go back to this same spot & go over it again. There had been some heavy rain since I was away & damp ground always seems to give an edge with my detecting. Would today be any different? I decided to E-bike into the spot. Again I approached the spot from the bottom end, working my way up the slight slope. The ground did not appear too damp on the surface but on my first faint signal & digging down I noticed the moisture was down deep. Down into the bedrock schist & into a crevice. Out popped a bit of gold. Going very slowly & listening for the faintest of threshold change....that change came. Again down in the schist bedrock. This just kept happening. No junk...just gold. And again ๐Ÿ‘ Look how small. That was four. I was thinking of calling it quits as I wasn't far from the top of the slope where I didnt think I would have any luck. But I decided to finish the slope. Glad I did as I got another faint whisper. This one went down to a bit more depth than the other digs. Smashing into the bedrock schist. Gold it was, & on that one I was done with the slope. I got no more. The moist conditions gave me the edge....again. Cheers. Good luck out there JW
  18. Due to the insane falsing, I finally sent my F-Pulse in for repair. Fairly easy process. Well, Fisher didn't repair, but sent me back a completely new unit (retail box). So far, it appears to work fine--extremely stable. It does not seem quite as deep as the first unit, but is deep enough for my style of digging. It may just supplant the TRX as my favorite pinpointer.
  19. Lunk

    Goldmaster 24k Weekend Hunt

    I haven't made any direct comparisons between the two, but both are very sensitive to the smallest gold. The Monster doesn't have many user inputs other than adjustable sensitivity and volume, whereas the 24k has several adjustable functions, so it basically boils down to how much control you like to have over the detectors operating parameters; some like to fiddle with lots of settings, while others like more of an automatic experience.
  20. Steve Herschbach

    Rled2005 Read This

    Check your email blockers, junk mail, whatever. I have responded to your emails so no need to keep sending them to me. You need to figure out where they are so you can get the password reset info I emailed to you. Thanks.
  21. flakmagnet

    My Expanded Case For 3 Tones

    I finally got the time to put in a 3-tone setting. Now to get the time to use it. Starting at 19 is where I made my last break as well (although I was tempted to set it at 21 and leave the 19's and 20's in the second tone break, I hate pennies and have never heard of a half dime being found in CA).
  22. That was a really nice post Rick. You have a good prospector's writing style and your hunting style speaks for itself. Continued good luck (which translates to 'hard work and perseverance.' )
  23. EL NINO77

    Any News On The 15 Inch Noxy Coils?

    It's lead ... And I increase the sensitivity from 20 to 22 - 15x12 "coils - Is similar or exceed the range of 11" standard coil ... Tests in terrain at 0.05 gram gold O - segment at a depth of 10 cm in the ground I show it - when raising sensitivity 21-22 to -11 "standard coil-with sensitivity 23,24..to 15X12 large coil..this coil is sensitive ..., works well on high sensitivity...tested in programs Park 2,recovery speed 4-5 is optimal-in test..,
  24. Nice going Rick.๐Ÿ‘ Well deserved I am sure. Good luck out there JW
  25. Lunk, Your my Hero ๐Ÿ˜! You know what it takes to be consistent in our great Hobby! Rick
  26. Norm and Mitch, Itโ€™s always good to see your smiling faces. Low and slow, if itโ€™s repeatable dig it, itโ€™s all about the Tones which are the GPZโ€™s target signals in beat up placers! See both of you soon. Rick
  27. mn90403

    Goldmaster 24k Weekend Hunt

    I've had training and hunts with Lunk that were not as a result of his Gerry's detector gig. His association with Gerry enhances his ability to help people with technology. Mitchel
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