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My First GPZ Gold With The 12" X-coil

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Great finds Simon and good job around the power lines.

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8 minutes ago, 2Valen said:

Great finds Simon and good job around the power lines.

I only realized when I got home I completely forgot to even do a noise cancel, I probably could have done even better under them but I was very impressed with how well the GPZ handled the power lines anyway, this is a no go zone with the GPX.

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Good stuff Simon, your on the board with the GPZ7000 and the x-coil all in one day, awesome.

(Hint), with the WM12 if you detct right handed then have the WM12 on your right hand side, I have it in my trousers pocket and the cable then going upto the SP01 or headphones or whatever else your using.

If the booster or whatever goes flat then I just clip the WM12 to the top strap of the armrest on the detector.

Yes the WM12 does not like being on the opposite side of the human body to the detector.

I recommend you keep using the WM12 and just get used to where you need to have it placed on your person.

cheers dave 

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Agree with Dave. Right handed and always had the WM12 on the the R) side shoulder strap of the camelbak and it worked fine. 
 

Left side of the body was no good.  
 

Pellets and gold.  I always found the pellets had a very consistent and ‘round’ sound.  Small gold I felt was a similar noise but with a ‘crackle’.  Very rarely tricked between both those noises but it did happen once that I remember. Always dug everything but tried to guess what it was first. 
 

Good job on the gold  👍

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interesting you had rounded sounds on pellets, I had two sounds for the one target per sweep for a lot of the pellets but it was the same wobbly sound, not a sharp noise.  I thought perhaps because they were close to the coil and it's a bit of a DD design going on there, even with a bit of depth though, two or three scrapes they gave off the wobbly sound, perhaps as my gain was on 20 they were still considered close to the coil due to the gain 🙂

It's my second time using it and I've got a lot to learn.    Bigger targets gave a normal GPX noise like the bigger size shotgun pellets and the bullets and bits of wire and whatever else.  These bits of gold that were 0.0X of a gram and the smaller size shotgun pellets were the wobbly sound.

On the QED and GPX I've never been able to distinguish pellets from gold, they always behaved the same to me.  I wish I could.

My learning process with the GPZ is to dig everything that makes a noise.

Thanks for the WM12 replies, had me worried I had a faulty one, I did have it on the wrong side of my body as that's where I wore the SP01 with the GPX to try keep it as far from the coil as possible.

I need to wait for a cooler day and spent the day using it, two short stints is nowhere near enough to feel confident on it, I was happy with the sizes of junk I was regularly finding.... tiny little things.

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Drink more water!!!

good job on the gold

fred

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Lead pellets generally will give a clean high-low non-ferrous single signal just like gold when first hit, the way to differentiate them is when you scrape off the surface layer their signal will invert more readily (before the coil gets close to the target) whereas gold targets usually won’t invert till the coil is right on them or as has been mentioned they can channel flip to and fro.

Old lead tends to be a softer signal due to the oxidisation/patina, I presume the patina and round shape is what causes the initial channel flipping (From high/low to loW/high). Solid water worn little nuggets using high sensitivity levels can channel flip on each pass of the coil, the channel flipping tends to act like noise cancelling making the signal seem very faint yet you can hear the faint signal a long way from the target (careful coil control is needed). 

 

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Thanks JP so what I was hearing is channel flipping, thanks for explaining it to me in a way I can understand. 

 

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Good going Simon.  I'll be off for another X-Coil adventure about 2 AM for a 4 hour drive to the gold.  I hope we'll score a nugget.

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