Jump to content

Recommended Posts

3 hours ago, mn90403 said:

When you know a beach well you know it and you don't want to waste even an hour or two on getting another one to produce but this is exactly what you have to do sometimes.

Yep. I keep going back to the beach where I found that Cartier bracelet but that is the last piece of gold that I've found and that was 2 months ago now.

  • Like 1
  • Oh my! 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm guilty of this also when I go back to my 'best beach' first.  The truth is when things are good at that beach they could be as good or better at other beaches but I sometimes don't know.  We just have to go with our instincts.  Sometimes they are wrong.

A few months back I hit my favorite beach and it was $$.  I was the only one one night $$$!  The next night there was one other $.  The third night I decided to go to another beach with 'similar' position on the coast but 30 miles away.  It was a bust and I hit my best beach again about 3 hours after I should have been there.  When I did get there a 'squadron' of lights was all over the beach.  There was a group of at least 4 (high, low, middle, blanket).  I didn't want to join in the fun so I left.

Was it an opportunity missed?

We just have to do the best we can.

Later I found out where I went to the far away beach someone had a killer night but they know their 'best beach' too!

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

Another great hunt for you, when can we expect the next one with a little more gold.

Good luck and happy hunting.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Amazing always carry a few digging tools while exploring.........

 

 

RR

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, bklein said:

Did you try several coils on the GPX at the beach?  Curious which you liked best - mono or DD.

I got a BeachHog from Rick and its really nice on my GP Extreme.  Great coverage and as deep as you care to dig.  Great to pinpoint the target too.

I have tried a lot of coils, almost always DD coils.  I'm too stubborn to try various settings to get the mono coils to work better for me. Plus I only have Minelab mono coils and I find that Detech coils work better. I have a lot of EMI and a decent amount of black sand, and DD works so I stick with it. Plus time is limited, so trying out different options is limited to bad low tide days. Pin pointing with the 5000 is a breeze. It's not the best strategy, but it works for me.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, mn90403 said:

I'm guilty of this also when I go back to my 'best beach' first.  The truth is when things are good at that beach they could be as good or better at other beaches but I sometimes don't know.  We just have to go with our instincts.  Sometimes they are wrong.

A few months back I hit my favorite beach and it was $$.  I was the only one one night $$$!  The next night there was one other $.  The third night I decided to go to another beach with 'similar' position on the coast but 30 miles away.  It was a bust and I hit my best beach again about 3 hours after I should have been there.  When I did get there a 'squadron' of lights was all over the beach.  There was a group of at least 4 (high, low, middle, blanket).  I didn't want to join in the fun so I left.

Was it an opportunity missed?

We just have to do the best we can.

Later I found out where I went to the far away beach someone had a killer night but they know their 'best beach' too!

Same here, Second guessing myself has not worked well for me. I always tell myself I am there to get some much needed exercise and the finds are a bonus. I stick with what works 😄 But what really surprises me is the fact that my favorite beach can be hit by so many people over the years and is not even close to being cleaned out. It really shows me the complexity of how beaches work and evolve and how they can hide targets so well.

7 hours ago, Valens Legacy said:

Another great hunt for you, when can we expect the next one with a little more gold.

Good luck and happy hunting.

Gold?  I wish!!!! It's funny how gold works sometimes. There are times I can't find gold no matter what I do or how hard I try. Then on other days, I can hit 2 or 3 gold without effort.

2 hours ago, Rivers rat said:

Amazing always carry a few digging tools while exploring.........

 

 

RR

I just started bringing a flat head screwdriver to loosen the bigger rocks so that the spade can remove the sand/rock mix faster. Amazing how just a couple of jabs with the screwdriver loosens up the mix enough to make it much easier to dig. I'm all about speed and efficiency when I have a limited of time to detect.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

"I'm guilty of this also when I go back to my 'best beach' first.  The truth is when things are good at that beach they could be as good or better at other beaches but I sometimes don't know.  We just have to go with our instincts.  Sometimes they are wrong.

A few months back I hit my favorite beach and it was $$.  I was the only one one night $$$!  The next night there was one other $.  The third night I decided to go to another beach with 'similar' position on the coast but 30 miles away.  It was a bust and I hit my best beach again about 3 hours after I should have been there.  When I did get there a 'squadron' of lights was all over the beach.  There was a group of at least 4 (high, low, middle, blanket).  I didn't want to join in the fun so I left.

Was it an opportunity missed?

We just have to do the best we can."

 

The choices we make when metal detecting are one of the biggest factors determining success and failure. Last year it seemed that I could do no wrong and, more often than not, wound up at the right place at the right time. This year it's been more of a challenge, so far.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Well ... maybe Seeker has already been there!  haha

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, mn90403 said:

Well ... maybe Seeker has already been there!  haha

I haven’t been south of Hermosa since September of last year unfortunately, so it wasn’t me, this time 😇. I did venture north of Malibu but only swung for an hour so I don’t find anything.

 

Congrats on the finds and gold schoolofhardNox. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Compass and I are somewhere between those spots.  haha

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Similar Content

    • By sturt
      Hi all, just found on Gumtree Aust a Minelab GPX 6000 for sale. Only the box in the picture. Listed yesterday by Shawn Gib from Sydney. Asking $9000.
      Says your beating the que price is firm. Does anyone know who this is? I take it is a fake so be aware, or someone has one from a dealer? cheers sturt
    • By Reg Wilson
      Firstly my thanks to the guys at Coiltek.
      After dreadful weather here in central Victoria, and recovering from surgery, this morning dawned clear and sunny. Nice hot coffee and before the dew was off the ground I had the 6000 cranked up. Rudimentary reading of the manual the previous day saw the new detector humming sweetly after a short warm up. JP had been most helpful with a few tips on the local Finders forum, so it was quite easy to feel a certain amount of confidence as I ground balanced and paired up the headphones, which are surprisingly good compared to some of Minelab's previous offerings.
      There is a shallow but substantial lead running west to east across my fifty acre property which yielded a small amount of gold to my GPZ a few years back. I had gridded out the most promising area at the time, so it seemed obvious that this would be a good place to test my new toy. Not bothering to take a pick I headed off towards the east end of the block.
      Where on earth did these signals come from? A number were I am sure just shotgun pellets, but a few were at a reasonable depth as I tilted the coil to get some idea of just how deep. The more interesting signals I marked with boot scuffs and will check out within the next few days. I did not get to go back for my pick as a visitor turned up to have me check his detector.
      Initial impressions; Pretty damned good.
    • By Ridge Runner
      Six Thousand dollars to put out on anything is a large investment to make .
       I just wonder how many of you have committed yourself to buying the 6000 already?
       I’ve had a long talk with one Minelab dealer and he has been told that the 6000 may slow in coming to the US because of the high volume going to other countries. That’s due to the gold rush is there not here.
       For you that live in gold country it may be a easy discussion but for those of us  that don’t we may have to think about it a while.
       I myself don’t have a bass boat parked in my drive with a big motor and trailer so this year I’m going to be good to me .
       I will have a 6000 as soon as I can get  my hot little hands on one.
       How about you is Santa going to come early?
       The Best!
       Chuck 
       
       
       
    • By afreakofnature
      8 grammer found at 11 inches.  Nothing special as most detectors PIs should see something that big at that depth, but at least we get to see a big one finally found on film.
    • By schoolofhardNox
      Well, this was my final beach hunt on this beach until after Labor Day. I needed 5 silvers to make it an even 200 from this beach this season. I made it out in the sun longer than I thought I would – from 8 AM until 3 PM. Got a farmer’s tan in one sitting.   😄101 coins including 4 silvers. I did not make 200 no matter how hard I tried. So 199 it is, and I am happy for that, considering the number of visits I missed due to Covid restrictions. I just could not squeak out that one more silver. It’s funny when you stay in the sun digging all day, strange things happen to you on the trip home. Like scratching your back and your hand cramps closed. So, you use you other hand to open it and then that hand cramps shut Dehydration, even with 64 ounces of hydration drinks, just doesn’t cut it. I’m fine now but getting old sucks!      😡First target of the day was the Walking Liberty Half. Then a lull and I knew it would be a long day. Managed 2 nicer condition (and dated) Buffalo nickels. Pictures were taken when it was getting dark, so the are a bit rough. Later I’ll post all the silvers for the season and total for the other seasons combined. One thing I can say about the GPX is that it can find the half dollars like no other machine I have used, including the Equinox. Best of luck to you guys that can continue hunting beaches. I will be rooting for you to get gold      👍




×
×
  • Create New...