I hate being the guy asking for help on the forum. But, I'm really struggling and hope some of you with more experience on the GPZ might be able to share some insight.
So, here's the scenario. I have what I think is an old equipment pad I've been working. I've nicknamed it my "trash patch" since it is just hammered with trash, probably why it doesn't appear to have be detected much even though close by areas have been beat to death. I found my first nugget in there with my GPZ at about 8", The problem, so much trash I couldn't even keep a single target under the 14" coil. I went back this week and spent 2 1/2 days (sun up to sun down) with my GB2 cleaning about a 2500sf area of trash. I can't begin to know how many targets were removed, but I can tell you my legs are so sore from that many squats I can barely walk today. Once I got the area clean, I was super excited to get back over it with the GPZ and see what I could find.
And, here's where we get to the help part. This entire pad has basically been built with about 3" of crushed hotrock. I thought getting the trash out was the biggest issue, but it wasn't. I can't figure out setting on the GPZ to get through the top layer. Either it just wobbles and whines all over the place, or you choke the settings down so hard it won't pick up anything. I can't find a working medium. Short of racking and shoveling 3" of rock off this area, which moves way outside the bounderies of enjoyable hobbie for me, I'm not sure what to do.
Anyone have some detector settings I might try, or other ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Attached are 8 little micro nuggets I pulled off the surface cleaning trash with the GB2. Everything I have got more than 2"s below the rock layer has been larger.
Xp deus shaft docs gold screamer and a few different wireless options! Finally got all the peices. Of course I got a bum connector peices for the aptx blue tooth so that will have to wait. I did test it but I had to keep my fingers on the connection while I used it. I must say sounded perfect, there was no lag as far as I could tell. Ready to stuff it in the pack and go find some gold!
By Ridge Runner
I didn't hear what you said because you were on my bad ear side of my head.
It's not any different when out detecting without headphones. I don't like wearing those things either but you can miss gold and coin by not having them on. Oh you got good hearing and you say I don't need them. How do you spell bull ? Think about this as you swing that coil over a weak signal but at that same moment in time it was a puff of wind. You don't know it because you got good hearing and you keep saying it. Who knows one day you may even believe it. The only thing I wish I was that guy coming along behind you.
When I got my White's 66 TR the first thing I done was drill a hole to put a 1/8 pin jack for a ear bud. That was the best thing in helping me to find more coins. The detector before was BFO but I didn't put one in it being it was my first one I'd had and still learning.
The young and us that is older will be better off if we will wear headphones. A lot of time the hearing in one ear is better than the other and as time goes by it won't get better. I guess you could say it's like other things it all goes south. You know when you get new eye wear and you can see so much better. Well headphones will do the same for you. You want to find more gold then put some on. If all you want is a ear bud well be sure to put it in your good ear.
Swing low and slow !
I'm not sure if it's coincidental but since the update I've run into a number of areas that cause a strange oscillation on the GPZ.
Basically, I can set the coil on these pieces of ground and not move it at all and it will just go "wee-woo-wee-woo" constantly and loudly as if there is a target underneath, it never balances out, manual or auto. Rebalancing over the ferrite does not seem to affect it, wether the ferrite is over that spot or away from the spot.
At first it was small spots and I thought it was EMI related, but now I've found entire washes that do it, yet the next wash over is fine. I was inclined to think it was due to salt, but there is so little salt around here that I went ahead and tasted some of the dirt (yep) and it wasn't salty. Usually I can taste salt if its bad enough to interfere with my machines. These washes have a lot of black sand and a lot of banded iron formation chunks laying about. usually running in normal and switching to difficult takes it away for the most part but sometimes it's still there.
Just odd that it never balances out. Has anyone else run into ground like that before? Most bad ground won't sit there and oscillate if you stop moving the coil even if its bad enough to not balance out.
When the upgrade first came out, a lot of ZED users were reluctant to change. I for one, thought if it was recommended, I should do it. I personalty believe it is more stable and more sensitive. I started to find very small pieces of trash in some areas that were virtually target free and some gold that was missed by some competent ZED users. The seven smaller pieces were found at Rye Patch and the others were found close to home in a very pounded area with all kinds of detectors. These were all found after the upgrade