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  2. Northeast

    GPX Specific Ground Balance.

    Phrunt-man, Dig'n'it over at PA says a whole hearted "THANKS" to you. It was just what he was looking for 👍
  3. Northeast

    GM1000 Falsing

    AK Nugget - definitely secure that coil wire, it might make a big difference. When you are getting up towards MAX sensitivity in Manual (7 and upwards) that is when you will start getting more falsing when bumping against things. At these higher settings you will need better coil control. Driving the car faster means you need to be a better driver 😁 If it is still sounding off when it is in Auto Sensitivity then you may have a problem. I was out for a few hours with Elusive yesterday and he used my GM for an hour or so. He had been telling me how jaded he was with his machine and was thinking of selling it. Then he used mine, it was well behaved and he found 2 pieces of gold in quick smart time. He said that his machine over the same ground in the same settings would have been nutting off all over the place. We are going to have to get our machines together to compare as his may have an issue. Hopefully securing your coil lead, adjusting sensitivity and good coil control will see you winning with yours 😉
  4. Northeast

    Minelab Verification Code

    There is one on the coil - 4 letters. There is one on the back of the screen pod - 3 numbers and a letter. Whether this is the same across all machines?? There is a sticker under the foot plate but I am not sure if this has any numbers on it or it is just a sticker to show Minelab that the machine hasn't been opened up/tampered with. And then there is the serial number sticker but that isn't holographic. Hope that helps.
  5. phrunt

    GPX Specific Ground Balance.

    I will add the switch for ground balance on the detector and the quick track button aren't the same thing, It's easy to assume the quick track button just activates the tracking switch from fixed to tracking, makes sense but it doesn't.... I was in a location a couple of weeks ago I couldn't ground balance using Quick track, switching to Tracking and doing the ground balance worked fine then back to fixed. I was confused and thought my quick track button wasn't working but it was working fine... The manual says at a location you must first use the fixed/tracking switch to balance and then to keep it balanced as you're detecting use the quick track, I had just never needed to do it that way before this day, or since that day. It's the first and only time I've been to that spot but it must have unusual mineralisation.
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  7. Northeast

    GPX Specific Ground Balance.

    Ha, well done Phrunt - I never even bothered to search already existing stuff 🤦‍♂️ If anybody has anything to add - go for it 😉
  8. phrunt

    GPX Specific Ground Balance.

    This may help, I've never needed to use it https://www.minelab.com/treasure-talk/specific-ground-balance-on-the-gpx-detectors
  9. This question has been posted over on Prospecting Australia website. Wondering if the brains trust here might be able to help - OP over there is not getting much response. I've never used a GPX so I'm not much help. If some knowledge can be shared here I'll post the link over on PA and the knowledge will stay here for perpetuity 😉 Thanks. " Does anyone regularly use Specific Ground Balance? How do you find it? Page 60 of the User Instructions says - When moving to a new area the first Specific Ground Balance must be done with the Ground Balance Switch, not the Quick Track Button. Does this mean you can use the Quick Track Button after you've done the first one? I've never used Specific and wondering whether I should have been. Thanks for your help. Cheers "
  10. Jim Hemmingway

    Relic Hunt With The White's GMT 24K

    Hi Gerry… a very insightful contribution, I found myself admiring your presentation of this detector’s potential versatility, goldhunting notwithstanding. I think it generally can be said that metal detectors, within certain constraints, are indeed versatile instruments. I appreciated those photo illustrations because they do strengthen your relic hunting comments. Congratulations on those interesting relics too. I especially liked the ornate bottle top and the old pocket watch, those are nice keepers. I once found an apparently similar type of pocket watch, albeit damaged, some 25 years ago while hunting silver here in Ontario. Came across a trashy area downhill from the dilapidated ruins of an old cabin out in the woods, and decided to probe for old bottles. It was mere chance that my aluminum probe happened to strike the watch instead of the many rusty tin cans, and that I bothered to check out a non-bottle “clink” for lack of a better description. But that too is a phenomenon of treasure hunting, the operator is the decisive factor in achieving a successful outcome. And finally Gerry, I think that regardless of the detector model, that you will get the most out of it for whatever application you pursue. It was similarly a genuine pleasure to read about your gold picker recoveries using the White’s V3i. It is fascinating to read your knowledgeable posts and to benefit from your lengthy, successful experience in the hobby. There is no doubt in my mind that you are the most valuable “keeper” that has come our way on this forum. Thankyou for your many helpful contributions, you are appreciated perhaps more than you might realize…………….. Jim.
  11. Jim Hemmingway

    My 24K Finds, Posts & Comments

    "Gerry, I always enjoy reading what you have to post and I believe you inspire newbies and well-seasoned individuals of the hobby that their is coins, jewelry, relics, nuggets and treasure in general to be found no matter what detector brand they are using. Ultimately it comes down to the individual on how well they know their detector and its limitations and then to use that knowledge in a productive area to have success." That goes for me too Gerry, I think your contributions are very knowledgeable and fair. Genuine expertise is self-revealing, and we appreciate all that you do to help us and to promote the hobby. Jim.
  12. Tometusns

    6"coils Are Here.

    No, I thought it was a rivet but after I cleaned it I'm not sure exactly what it was used for??
  13. PatrickSands

    Digging Arizona For Beer Cans

    Hey there, I wonder how the dig in Arizona went? Let me know if you have any of those Apex cans that you would like to move. Thanks, Patrick
  14. Chase Goldman

    It's All I Need

    It's all about the audio and TID stability.
  15. Chase Goldman

    6"coils Are Here.

    That button is amazing. Is it a one piece?
  16. JDIGGS

    Atx? Yes Or No.

    🤔No pressure but yes or no? I’m not worried about the weight and they seem fairly simple to use. I already have VLFs. I’m ready for a PI. I’m looking at the closed double d coil and maybe the small mono in the future. Ive been watching videos and reading reviews and most people like them with the exception of the weight. I like the fact the collapse because I hike a long ways sometimes and will most likely have a trusty VLF in hand. I just want something new,different..I don’t know maybe I answered my own question. Are you still happy with yours? Thanks
  17. No, that might be a bit of can slaw but the hot rocks are iron sounds in the -3 to -9 range. You can go with Steve's setting and accept -1 and even -2 and turn on discriminate and then I find the sound to be a little less than natural. Mitchel
  18. Tometusns

    It's All I Need

    Kinda fun to hunt with huh😁👍
  19. Mark Gillespie

    It's All I Need

    After digging many of these pesky targets I noticed the audio would be slightly elongated compared to a nickel. Now the other deciding factor is if the numbers are more toward the 12 than the 13 I'd lay odds of what it will be. Now using both the audio 1st and the ID numbers second I can say I'm as close to 99% sure of what I'm digging. I will add I'm more confident when it comes to IDing a nickel before digging. It's amazing just how much information the Equinox gives the user if they will listen very carefully. I must admit, it took me weeks before I started slowing down and studying the targets before digging.
  20. foreverteachable

    My Mom Is A Natural!

    I hear you there. I started off with a White's classic ID and one day I used my buddies idx Pro and I found 2 old coppers in a field that had been hit several times before. The wild thing is I've hit the same area with a DFX, Troy Shadow X5, and recently with my Equinox and she comes up right off the bat and finds that on the first hole it was awesome you just never know.
  21. foreverteachable

    My Mom Is A Natural!

    Wow that is awesome. I've only found one that was in halfway decent shape and not as good as this one so I never really look them up to see if they were valuable or not. Thanks for the info that's amazing and she's tickled pink she wants to keep doing it which is just fine with me 🙂
  22. Mac, Theres a recent post on the DNR thread over at the Alaska Gold Forum by GeoWizard. He included this link: http://www.stampede-gold.com/notice_of_withdrawal.pdf Looks like they withdrew their proposal. Gonna try and take it to the legislature for action instead. Good luck with those clowns.
  23. Tometusns

    6"coils Are Here.

    Hunted an iron infested yard this morning that has been hunted a lot. I was very impressed with the 6" coil. I hunted in pk1, 5 tones, recovery set at 7, all metal with the iron volume turned to 1, sensitivity 21. I started swinging slow but after a bit I found I could just swing it and when I heard a good sound just zero in and if it was repeatable good I'd dig. There is a difference between repeatable and good repeatable....I think that's why guys dig way too many rusty nails. I used to be one of them. Lol Only one time out with the 6" but right now I'm very happy with it.
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  25. GB_Amateur

    My Mom Is A Natural!

    Heck of a find; congratulations to your mom! You should send the pics and story to First Texas. Might make their website or a future periodical. I recognize a US Colonial strike, but my recollection is that there are several with this same reverse, some extremely valuable. Have you identified this one?
  26. flakmagnet

    It's All I Need

    Mark, I agree.
  27. did not get to hunt a long time, got run out by thunder storms, big time. I did find 2 itty bitty pieces of lead.....one of them read a 3 and was next to a hot rock that read a 13.....swing one was it would read 13....3 then swing other wat it would read 3 ….13 so I dug...got the hot rock out, it read 13....swung back over hole and it read 3..dug a little more and found the lead....nice for the coil to separate the targets. picture taken with my micro camera , that is a BB for size...
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