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BTW a tip for when your trying to pinpoint with such a small coil, it actually helps if you visualise the signal response as coming from one central receive point, because the Rx windings are so close together the louder surface signals tend to blend into each other so rather than approach the signal from the sides it is actually better to bring the coil in from the front pushing forwards into the target zone. This method will help immensely on those tiny little solids you guys find so frequently.

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5 minutes ago, Jonathan Porter said:

It is actually better to bring the coil in from the front pushing forwards into the target zone. This method will help immensely on those tiny little solids you guys find so frequently

Would this apply to the 10" too? I've never been good at pinpointing?

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3 minutes ago, phrunt said:

Would this apply to the 10" too? I've never been good at pinpointing?

Absolutely 🙂 

It’s all about the spacing of the Rx relative to each other, on the bigger coils you have a defined double beep on shallow signals, on the smaller coils were things are tighter the target signal blends. This is especially evident on the spirals. Use the toe to heal push method with these coils it helps immensely and saves the grey hair. 🤪

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Thanks JP, very useful information, when you see it's shape up against the 10" the design will really help here in NZ in our bedrock areas,  the width will help a lot .

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You need as thin of a coil as you can get for our schist, it is raised up with gold traps like sluice riffles but unless you've got a skinny coil you can't get down into it.  This is why the stock 14" coil missed so much gold around here

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It's a shame I don't have better photos of it, but it goes for miles of bedrock coming up out of the ground like that all around the area so this is why I'm so excited about the 12x8".  It should be even better than the 10" for this.  The VLF's do alright but the grooves in the bedrock can be very deep with soil and normally the gold is down in the layers of schist that you have to smash out with your pick so a lot of gold is missed using them.  You hit that schist with your pick and it's like sheets of paper stuck together, breaks apart in layers, reminds me a bit of pie pastry 🙂.  It's often quite soft and crumbly too.   Most of the gold found here lately has been inside the schist where you have to smash it out, and sometimes it gets lost as it's in risky spots like the first photo with the river below and if you're not very careful breaking it out of the rock you say bye bye to it after spending 20 minutes carefully trying to get it out 🙂

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I have probably been pretty obvious about not liking the cut up coils to make coils concept, but if I had a GPZ I'd probably have to get one of these, since it's the nook and cranny coil I wanted since day one. Power is no good if you can't physically get the coil over the nugget.

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2 minutes ago, Steve Herschbach said:

I have probably been pretty obvious about not liking the cut up coils to make coils concept, but if I had a GPZ I'd probably have to get one of these, since it's the nook and cranny coil I wanted since day one. Power is no good if you can't physically get the coil over the nugget.

It's the coil size I've always wanted too hence my obvious excitement 🙂

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There is now some more exciting news, X-coils have now made an 8" Round GPZ X-coil and it was in testing last night, it worked well. 

Here is a video of it being tested, at the moment the 8" round coil is inside the 12x8" housing as the 8" round housing is yet to be made.  It is being worked on at the moment, on it's maiden voyage the tester found a good amount of nuggets.

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This is a coil I must have.  This coil will be VERY sensitive, The 10" is better than most prospecting VLFs, these 8" coils will beat the Gold Monster 1000 I'm sure, the same gold sizes, only deeper.

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A few this size were found with the 10" X-coil today, I just can't wait to see what the 8" can do.

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Dave, putting my name down now to buy one. (8" x-coil)

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11 hours ago, Jin said:

Dave, putting my name down now to buy one. (8" x-coil)

Ok will do, I don't know how far into the future that will be, but when things get back to normal again.

cheers dave

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Another video of the new 8" round being tested, this coil is still in the 12x8" housing but inside that 12x8" housing is a 8" round coil, this is because the 8" housing is still being produced and it fits inside the 12x8" housing so it was made up for testing. 

The tests so far are very good, the most sensitive small coil so far and it's working fine in the mineralised soil in the testers area.  I really want this coil......

This was his days finds today using it

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