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On 6/18/2019 at 12:05 PM, mn90403 said:

One of the things I learned from my trip to Australia is that they, like many Americans like to modify things.  I could see this in the cars and equipment and trailers and agricultural machinery.  This spirit of modification and innovation has to have come in part from the gold miners coming from all over the world with their own ideas and then adapting to the bush realities.  The same thing is happening in WA now and will continue forever.

Kiwi's are the same...if not more so. The old number 8 fencing wire & baling twine mentality has fixed many a thing. When you are geographically isolated & out in the middle of nowhere you just have to improvise with what you have at hand. Not like you can drive to the nearest little hick town & expect they have what you "really" need.

JW 🤠 

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6 hours ago, kiwijw said:

Kiwi's are the same...if not more so. The old number 8 fencing wire & baling twine mentality has fixed many a thing. When you are geographically isolated & out in the middle of nowhere you just have to improvise with what you have at hand. Not like you can drive to the nearest little hick town & expect they have what you "really" need.

JW 🤠 

I knew everyone was going to get into the act of innovation.

My grandfather was a homesteader in North Dakota.  They were 'Sod Busters' and it was a long way to a one room school and a store.  He forged many replacement parts for his horse pulled equipment.  He went on to shipbuilding on the west coast for WWII because he was too old for the service that 3 of his children were fighting in.

A proper shop is a must if you wanted to make some extra money and keep your own equipment working.

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Tis that pioneering, innovation, jack of all trades etc. that makes WA gold fields, FNQ, NTs centre, etc most appealing to visitors and not just for the gold. I fortunately have soaked in that remoteness all my life, my area has only a small % of the population it had during the mineral rush era of the late 80s early 90s. The last 10 years the boom in online business shopping has eased our big problem of not having that shop close by, tis just a matter of buying ahead. 

But as Reg has pointed out whilst some areas of OZ are still "pioneers" country, our home grown metal detector Company has shed its lambs wool and is a true International Company that we no longer understand. Whilst I bitch about that change, I take my hat off to ML as it is one of the few OZ Cos that lead the world in technology. Coz I`m going to RusX coil some gold with my OzZ, Y not.

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Anything like a patient or or other protection preventing  ml from reverse engineering the x coil and selling their own with chip?

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Let's just say that the XCoils are modifying Minelab's business model already.  They work from all reports here.  Until now there has been no alternative. 

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