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What is interesting is the collaboration between Australia's only locally produced detector and the world's best coil builder. (whoops, maybe I have let the cat out of the bag). Watch this space.

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10 minutes ago, Reg Wilson said:

What is interesting is the collaboration between Australia's only locally produced detector and the world's best coil builder. (whoops, maybe I have let the cat out of the bag). Watch this space.

Have you had the opportunity to try a 12x6" X-coil on the QED yet Reg? It's a great combination in my opinion, or maybe your Australian gold like the Russian gold is too big to worry about trying to find the smaller gold and you'd prefer to use the bigger X-coils :laugh:.

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Yes Simon, I have been using the 12"x6" on the PL2 and I find it the smoothest coil I have used on a QED. There are still developments being trialed with the QED and this coil. The DSM ground balancing system which has proved to be a game changer has seen a big increase in demand for the QED, and although R&D is throwing up some new ideas, the current version is not planned to be updated in the near future. Coil development in regard to coils being specifically designed for the QED as has happened for the GPZ7000 will see the next performance jump for our Aussie detector. 

QEDs are headed for Russia, where they will be used to design specialized coils. These coils will end up as a QED option. The PL2X. 

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That is great news Reg.  A development I'm really looking forward to as I think that would be a great combination.  I like how the QED has options, you're not forced fed anything like you are with the competition.  You can pick the package you want or just buy part of it.  I tried to buy an Equinox control pod, got rejected big time on that one.  A sale is a sale, they missed it.

I've been trying to decide my favourite of the X-coil's for the GPX/QED and I'm really struggling to do it, Each have their advantages that's for sure so I can't pick a definite favourite.  I end up just selecting by size I thinks best for the day. 

I think the manufacturer of the X-coils will be able to do some real magic having custom tuned coils to the QED.  I really look forward to seeing this development progress.

I guess the video above answers Jin's question some time ago about if he could use X-coils in the rain too 🙂

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Simon, you need to take a trip and go see Reg and Dave!  Swing a bit with them.

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1 hour ago, phrunt said:

  I tried to buy an Equinox control pod, got rejected big time on that one.  A sale is a sale, they missed it.

Why would you want a control pod only for the NOX?🤔 They only work with the coils made for it. 

AFAIK there’s no aftermarket coil option available for the NOX, someone please correct me if I’m wrong.

JP

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4 minutes ago, Jonathan Porter said:

Why would you want a control pod only for the NOX?🤔 They only work with the coils made for it. 

AFAIK there’s no aftermarket coil option available for the NOX, someone please correct me if I’m wrong.

JP

Hi JP,  I'm sure a lot of people are probably in my situation.  I bought a replacement shaft for my Nox (Detect ED Shaft) when I had the dreaded shaft wobble problem, I bought a new arm cuff for it as I didn't like the weak one that came with it.  I have all three coils for it. So if I could get my hands on just another pod I'd have a second Nox 800 without having to buy the full package which I don't need or want.  I don't want more headphones or the wireless module, I don't even use the ones I've got.   I certainly don't want to be paying for another coil I don't need.  All I need is the control pod.

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Yup, I've got seven Equinox coils and two aftermarket shafts... another pod and I would have another detector. Now you ask why do I want that? I'm lazy. I currently have one rigged with the steveg counterweight rod and 15" coil, one rigged with Equinox stock rod and coil, and one rigged with 6" coil and Telenox rod. Grab and go.

But back to the thread. Big time gold mining is Russia Simon. Keene Engineering I know ships prospecting gear by the van load over there, probably more dredging business there than in the U.S. now. It's also the land of big platinum nuggets - that would be a find!

From https://www.gia.edu/platinum-from-ural-mountains-russia-reading-list

"Records indicate that approximately 450 tonnes of platinum were produced in the Ural Mountains between 1824 and 1970. A very large platinum nugget, weighing approximately 9600 grams, was found in 1843 near the village of Nizhny-Tagil located 130 kilometers north of Ekaterinburg. In the early 1900s, this region of Russia produced approximately 95% of the world’s platinum supply."

Large Russian Gold & Platinum Pictures Here

8395 gram "Ural Giant" platinum nugget from Russia, 2nd largest found
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Outstanding, it seems that part of the world is an area I don't know enough about,  I guess their prospecting websites are in Russian language so thus far have avoided my radar.   I'd just seen a lot of Russian videos on Youtube finding old coins and relics, I never realized the gold potential there.  It all really makes sense why X-coils developed in Russia now.

I do love their poodle nugget

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It seems the Ural mountains are a prime spot for prospecting, platinum, large gold nuggets and beautiful scenery to go with it. 

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I could quite happily spend my days roaming around there.  What a beautiful part of the world.  The X-coil manufacturers big nugget finds seemed to be in a forest, that'd be a nice place to hunt too.  Maybe in those forests below the mountains 🙂

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