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Steve’s 2022 Australia Adventure, Part 2


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I’ll be doing a tech post on the Garrett coils after I get back Jason. They are unique in more ways than one and I want to go into detail and get it done right. We wrap up in a few days and head home so it won’t be long. In a nutshell it combines DD and concentric properties in one coil, with pluses and minuses. As always, everything in detecting is a trade off, so knowing what there coils are and what they do is important for Axiom users.

But here is most of it….

 

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Sounds like a great trip you are having Steve, and what a great sounding detector too.  Well, so I guess the wait is on …

so in the meantime, can you guys lay low for a little bit until I get this other stupid thing fixed?! 🤣

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55 minutes ago, Steve Herschbach said:

On this location in 1980 the Hand of Faith was found, perhaps the spiritual start of the “Electronic Gold Rush”

It's good to see the Monument photo. When I saw the location back in 1980 there was not much to see. I never detected more than 2 days in Kingower but one of my mates got a 2½" flat square nugget about an ¼ " thick that weighed 11 Oz on the other side of the sealed road from the spot about ½ mile in.

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My mates got about 400 ozs in about the same time period,  and 1/2 a kilometre further in, then the area was bulldozed for a bit more 

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23 hours ago, Steve Herschbach said:

On this location in 1980 the Hand of Faith was found, perhaps the spiritual start of the “Electronic Gold Rush” https://dunollymuseumsite.wordpress.com/hand-of-faith-2/

There is conflicting info on the internet as to what detector was being used when that nugget was found.  Apparently a Garrett, but which model?  Seems appropriate that the Garrett crew made it out there to see a monument commemorating a find that cemented their place in history, too.

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The museum site I linked to has the answer - Garrett ADS Deepseeker.

”Despite advertising and stories that may still exist the nugget was found with a Garrett Deepseeker.”

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On 10/27/2022 at 5:11 PM, Steve Herschbach said:

It’s what I call the ATX style “Bullseye DD” used on Axiom. It’s not a standard DD and Garrett should have come up with their own name, since nobody else makes a coil like it. They just call it a DD, which confuses people, since it is a design all its own, and acts very little like a standard DD. The middle “hot spot” is possibly better than the mono on small gold, but only in that center area, while handling ground better than the mono.

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Double telephone ☎️ 

Telephone coil.....but young people won't understand lol

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Early prototype of the "telephone " ☎️  coil components. 

 

 

 

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On 10/28/2022 at 6:26 PM, Steve Herschbach said:

On this location in 1980 the Hand of Faith was found

I was there on my Australia trip.  It was raining at the time.  I tried some spots a couple of miles away just to say I detected near there.  More 'markers' are scattered around that part of Victoria, but the nuggets weren't found with metal detectors.

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