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The 17" Xcoil Concentric Coil And Some Ad Hoc Comparisons To Axiom And GPX 6000


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Thanks, Condor. Great idea. I can do the labor day weekend Sunday. PM me if you want to hook up.😀

GC

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And yeah, RP is mostly salt, and not harsh X. But nevertheless, good to compare

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1 hour ago, Condor said:

I'll defer to Steve H for his assessment of how the Axiom was doing over the same target. 

Pretty simple, the Z was top dog in all situations, followed by GPX 6000, then Axiom. The differences were more pronounced on the in matrix target, less depth and much closer on same targets when reburied. I think the nugget was lodged in a hot clay seam that boosted the signal when first dug, the retest was in more generic soil. Interesting stuff, good time with Condor and abenson.

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I guess a 17" coil is going to get the best depth on a deeper bit of gold, especially at 4.6 grams at 13-14 inches over the other coil sizes. The Zed factor would have an influence as well. Might have been up on edge & so presenting a narrower surface. Would have been interesting to see how the 6000's 14" DD might have done & even the 11" mono. Steve, had you been over that area with the stock ML coil on your Zed? A 4.6 gram slug of gold is not too shabby a find these days. Well done & thanks for not digging the signal when you first got it. Makes for a much fairer comparison. I am a firm believer in the halo effect from my experiences.

Thanks for your report.

D4G

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3 hours ago, Steve Herschbach said:

Pretty simple, the Z was top dog in all situations, followed by GPX 6000, then Axiom. 

Steve since the 6000 had the CT 14x9 coil on for the test then I assume the Axiom had the 11 x7 coil on for the test?

Also, settings were mentioned for the 7000 with 17CC coil but no mention of settings for the 6000 and Axiom?

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Condor going back to AU!  I look forward to hearing your adventures.  I still wanna get there and beginning to draw interest from others in maybe 2 years

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7 hours ago, Steve Herschbach said:

Pretty simple, the Z was top dog in all situations, followed by GPX 6000, then Axiom. The differences were more pronounced on the in matrix target, less depth and much closer on same targets when reburied. I think the nugget was lodged in a hot clay seam that boosted the signal when first dug, the retest was in more generic soil. Interesting stuff, good time with Condor and abenson.

Steve, this thread is great information and like others on here have mentioned, I would be super curious to see how the Nugget Finder Z-Search works in that same environment against those coils, specifically in relation to the Axiom. If you arrange another test out at the tooth, I would be happy to pack up my NF Z-Search and ship it up to you to take out for some testing, if you wanted to add a coil review to your site as well.... that would be cool, a coil review section......

I'll even pay for shipping both ways... let me know if you want me to send it up (I also have one of the new Z-Search ellipticals on order I can do the same with when it arrives if you wanted another job / more work to do on the site... LOL).... 

Jen

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13 hours ago, goldenoldie said:

Steve since the 6000 had the CT 14x9 coil on for the test then I assume the Axiom had the 11 x7 coil on for the test?

Also, settings were mentioned for the 7000 with 17CC coil but no mention of settings for the 6000 and Axiom?

We tried various coils and various settings. It was not a scientific test, and our only goal was to get information and impressions for our own purposes. Which we are sharing here. I only had 11x7 mono and 13x11 mono with me, so used those, and in this case there seemed to be little difference between the two. Different people might get different results in different locations. My general impression of relative machine performance with these three models changes almost with every change of location. Sometimes it’s a dead heat, sometimes differences are pronounced, sometimes positions switch. But in general it’s 1, 2, 3 for GPZ, GPX, Axiom, following the relative pricing in the U.S.

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3 minutes ago, beatup said:

don't let Paul lead you astray .

That's why most of us GO to Australia....  😉

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