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Just now, davsgold said:

Hey Simon that is some great video of the 12x6 on the GPX4500, and even with the power lines not to far away the targets stand out easily.

Yup, the 12x6" is my most stable coil around power lines on the GPX and QED, both detectors run really well with it in high EMI areas.

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Nice bits of gold Simon . I know the black widows here in the us survive temps well below zero with no problem

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You are progressing quite well Phrunt.  In fact you really help this site quite a bit with the detailed posts of knowledge, the eye catching photos and yes the nice picker nuggets.  One of these days, I know you'll be bragging a big one and as some advice.  Go where big gold have been found before.  Thanks for sharing.

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On 12/8/2019 at 8:55 AM, phrunt said:

Yup, the 12x6" is my most stable coil around power lines on the GPX and QED, both detectors run really well with it in high EMI areas.

If you want your GPX to run as quiet as the QED just turn off the threshold, fiddling with the Stabilizer and Gain will bring surprising results. Google Bogene’s settings.

JP 

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17 minutes ago, Jonathan Porter said:

If you want your GPX to run as quiet as the QED just turn off the threshold, fiddling with the Stabilizer and Gain will bring surprising results. Google Bogene’s settings.

Thanks JP, MXT_Sniper recommended I give those settings a try and sent me a link to them.  I have yet to try them, am I likely to lose any sensitivity to the smaller nuggets with equal gain settings, after all they're what I am chasing.  I do appreciate the advice.

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19 minutes ago, phrunt said:

Thanks JP, MXT_Sniper recommended I give those settings a try and sent me a link to them.  I have yet to try them, am I likely to lose any sensitivity to the smaller nuggets with equal gain settings, after all they're what I am chasing.  I do appreciate the advice.

There’s always a price but it’s all relative. The null of the threshold is the key, the main differences between the GPX and the QED is the early sampling of the QED which means the QED should have better sensitivity to small gold.

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On 12/7/2019 at 5:24 PM, phrunt said:

A side effect of living most of my life in Australia...

 

On 12/7/2019 at 5:24 PM, phrunt said:

.They're trying to get rid of them as they're an invasive species that came in from Australia....

Oh, wait, I get it now.  The latter was referring to spiders.  😜

(Nice post, as always.  Glad JW has you back looking for the real yellow metal.)

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I've spent a few hours reading up on Bogene’s settings and I like what I've read, I am intending to give it a go on my next outing with the GPX.  It sounds like it would suit me, I go against the grain to most probably to my detriment as I do prefer no threshold.  I love my Gold Monster for that reason, I also use my QED mostly with no threshold so why not give the GPX a shot.

Thanks initially to Mxt_Sniper for suggesting them to me and JP for confirming they're worth giving a shot and kicking me into gear researching them, especially in a lot of my prospecting areas as unfortunately they're riddled with power lines zig zagging all over the place through them.

Off prospecting tomorrow while waiting for my wife's' plane to land from Australia but this time with the Monster as this spot mostly only has tiny tiny gold and PI's haven't done the trick for me there.

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