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nice work Andyy…I am hoping to get an "x" soon.

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You need to get yourself an E-bike like JW uses, you can zip around on them and when you're tired just use the throttle to drive yourself there. 

I would love to get one of them. 

Good finds on the gold!

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Nice bits Andyy.

Enjoyed your write-up as well.

All the best,

Lanny

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Well done Andy, great story about the trip and great pictures as well, and some gold to go with it, how good is that.

cheers dave

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well done , some good detecting on your part 

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nothing wrong with 5 itty bitties…  I'll dig those all day long if and when I can find em...they're fun, and they avoid the dreaded skunk!  HATE the skunk.....

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Your abilities with the 7000 and X coil are very good my friend.  Thanks for sharing the story and pics.

 

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Well done Andy.👍 The 10" X coil loves those size bits of gold & gets them at crazy depths. As Simon said I use my E bike a lot to get into places that I can't drive into. So much quicker than walking.

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Even under power lines the 10" didn't even notice them & that was in High Yield/Normal & full max sensitivity of 20. The three photos below of the power lines were taken when I went there with the Zed & ML 14" coil before getting the X coils.

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Same power pole & same power pole that Simon put up a photo of where he got his two little tiddlers.

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Got these with the Zed on that occasion

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But on going back there a few more times I got nothing more with the 14" ML coil. I went back to the exact same spot two Sundays ago with the 10" X coil directly under that same power line area & got 12 little bits that the ML 14" didn't

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Same spot Simon got his two little ones with the 12" spiral wound X coil last Friday. So those were two I missed with the 10". Personally I think the 12" spiral wound gets better depth & sensitivity than the 10" bundle wound X coil.  I went back again Sunday just gone & managed two more little ones. A .14 & a .3 gram. The .14 was actually a signal I got the time before that had me hacking into the solid schist bedrock. I had to abandon it using the pick as I had lost a piece the weekend before that must have flown out with the shards of schist I was smashing out. I just couldn't re find it. This time I decided I would come back the following weekend with my cold chisel & hammer to be a bit more gentle in recovering it. So I covered my dig hole with a large slab of schist that was covered in lichen so it looked like it had been there for eons. I waved my coil over the slab & no signal. That was to throw Simon off in case he went back there...which he did.. Unless he moved the slab, which he hadn't. So I went back on Sunday with my cold chisel & hammer & released it from its entombment.😁

Best of luck out there

JW 🤠

 

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Well done.

Yeah the 10X does look funny on the end of the Z but wow its good.

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