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Hi Mitchel, I have the 12" round spiral wound, the 10 x 9 & the 15 x 14. Truth is I have not even used the 12" coil as yet. I have just walked in the door from a day out with Simon. I have a rattle in my bottle of 11 pieces of small gold got with the X coil 10 x 9. Got from ground that hasn't given me any gold for a long time with the ML 14" coil. As Simon is my witness. So I would have to say I consider the 10 x 9 a favourite for the shallow bedrock nature & old timer throw out piles of where I was detecting today. As to the why.....RESULTS.  I will repeat. It found me 11 pieces of gold, not just one or two, but 11 pieces off ground the ML 14" was no longer. Is that a good enough why? ? Plus it is nice & light, runs rock solid. No falsing, no Zed warble, AND.... I can poke & prod it in places I haven't got a hope with the ML 14" coil. The 15 x 14 is also a favourite for deeper ground but it also very good on small stuff at depth as well as bigger bits at deeper depths. Again..... this coil has got me many more bits of gold off ground the ML 14" wasn't any more. Both small gold at reasonable depths & bigger gold at depth that the ML 14" coil didn't. So another favourite X coil. The 10 x 9 hasn't come off the zed since I put it on. Targeting the shallower grounds at the moment.

Oh....I better mention that because of our INSANELY mild ground, & having absolutely no ferrite issues & no hot rocks in this location I am able to run in High Yield/Normal & FULL max sensitivity of 20 without even a sparrows fart of ground noise or any other form of interference. Just a rock solid steady smooth threshold until a target signal. Those of you that have mineralised ground to deal with will know that you can most probably not run these same settings & expect to get similar results. My settings & my results are based currently on using the X coil 10 x 9 in our insanely mild ground. The coil ran as quiet as a church mouse. When using the ML 14" coil in the same location I could run in High Yield/Normal & sensitivity at 18. It was ratty but I was able to cope, picking a target signal among the background commotion. A few weekends back I actually got 8 small pieces off this same location, & that was the first time I had used the X coil 10 x 9 here. Conditions then were very dry. Today there was quite a bit of moisture in the ground due to cold frosty & in places, frozen ground. I have always maintained that damp, moist ground gives me an edge in my detecting & results. Today proved no different with the 11 bits I found. Cheers

Good luck out there

JW ?    

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I am a bit shocked with JW's results today, I've even done that ground to death with my Equinox and Gold Monster, and VLF's here love the shallow bedrock in that location, no hot rocks, no mineralisation... nothing to hinder them yet JW comes out with 11 nuggets! It's just mental. I was skunked!

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Thanks for the back up & for your company Simon & sorry for your skunk.:sad: You did get more pellets than me.:blink:

Good luck out there

JW ?

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4 minutes ago, kiwijw said:

Thanks for the back up & for your company Simon & sorry for your skunk.:sad: You did get more pellets than me.:blink:

Good luck out there

JW ?

I hope you do a post about it, people need to see how small the gold was you were able to find, it's just crazy.  

I had fun, thanks for the good day ?

 

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What were you running Simon?

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1 hour ago, kiwijw said:

Thanks for the back up & for your company Simon & sorry for your skunk.:sad: You did get more pellets than me.:blink:

Good luck out there

JW ?

JW,

Were you hearing pellets and ignoring them?

Do you use any smoothing?

Mitchel

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1 hour ago, kiwijw said:

You did get more pellets than me.:blink:

That bit struck my interest too Mitchel.  By JWs quizzical emoji I am not sure that he is understanding what is going on either.  

Is JW just not putting his coil over as many or is Simon’s machine (VLF??) more sensitive and picking up the shallower, upper layer pellets but not striking deep enough to pick up the gold? 

Curiouser and curiouser  ?

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Possibly QED with PI X coil?

Any news on the PI coils being sold/used in Australia. I had seen the prototypes did have issues here? Are the PI coils just another spiral wound option or different again? 

 

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3 hours ago, kiwijw said:

 

......without even a sparrows fart of ground noise.......

JW ?    

That cracked me up.....love it lol!  But I seriously might have to consider getting one of those coils. 

 

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