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Hi guy's

Thanks for the reply's!

I don't bother filming any more as I don't have the time to edit and no internet where I live doesn't help either. I only have internet on my phone when I'm in transit or visiting a friend. And I'm that busy making a living and managing our company's exploration projects I no longer have time to edit film.

I could not believe how deep I got such a small speci ether and how sensitive a coil of this size is to small gold, its now proven its self to me to be run as my standard coil!

In a few month's those that were sensible enough to give the coil a proper run will not regret it. It will be just like when I said how good the 7k is, and got bagged on au forums, a bit of history repeating. 

It is funny how only positive accounts get bagged or scrutinized but negative ones get much less scrutiny. And most of the time the negative ones are full of operator errors. 


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Hi Dale, Cant blame you for not doing the filming thing & all the editing etc. All very time consuming when you are busy as hell out there doing what you do. My wife videos weddings for a living. A day or half a day videoing & the rest of the week editing, cutting, adding titles, music etc. So I know whats involved. Thanks for what you have filmed & entertained us with over the last few years. Very much appreciate the effort. Cheers for that.

 I have to agree with you on the negativity & bagging issue. Sure is a bit of history repeating & time will prove the coils worth. We are seeing a bit more positive stuff coming to light.

Best of luck to you out there


John Wilson   (JW ) 

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You are on the money Dale, I go back a bit and expand on your comments re negativity. I know of no one who has achieved their goals with a negative attitude. You will note one thing about this 4M, Steve promotes positivity, he has stated a fair while back he doesn`t like to associate with negativity or something to that affect, that is why this 4M is a 4M people who are positive thus successful or have the potential to be succesful with detectors visit.

I guess what I am saying is positive people associate with positive people, wheras our OZ 4Ms seem to be a haven for negative people who are intent on knocking anything positive. I know I`m being a bit negative here by knocking them, but I`m cranky about it, it achieves nothing.

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On 11/25/2016 at 3:20 PM, PeterInSa said:

Dale, Thanks for your info on your latest Z19 find, great find, and for your videos.

re ( The 14 could not pick it up until about 250mm was removed )

Was the 14In coil on a mates Z? and if so did he have the same settings as your Z?



The 14 was on my Zed.

My mate runs a 5k 14in elite combo.

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On 11/24/2016 at 2:20 PM, jasong said:

That's officially the deepest I've ever seen a nugget detected then, just wow since it's "only" a 66 gram speci and still getting that depth. That's 35 inches! Nice one.

Any chance you could do a quick air test on it so we can relate in-field performance to some of the air tests published?

When out I performed an air test and it was much less could only get it at half way on the pick handle so about 575mm

I got a 24g au content speci the same day in similar ground at about 500mm and when I swung over it I could only get the same response that pulled me up at 370mm I'll put up a photo for ya later.

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On 11/26/2016 at 8:44 AM, Andyy said:

I am really surprised you were able to use pin pointer.  My last trip out, I found out my pin pointer (Garrett) was affecting the 7000 more than the pick! (even when off and high up on my shoulder)  I had to extend the coil way out in front of me.

Great find!!  And thanks for the depth info.

My pinpointer is a minelab one it dose not interfere with the detector when off.

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On 11/27/2016 at 11:36 AM, goldenoldie said:

Yes I agree also with "Live Digs" so why wouldn't he video such an exciting find with the new big coil at an outstanding depth and record the whole event to prove beyond any doubt.



I don't have time to edit videos or have enough internet to upload them.

And you try carrying around unnecessary gear all day when in 40degc+ heat and you have to carry 6l of water and another 3kg of other essentials.

And for me I don't get excited over gold anymore its just money to me. For me its just a means to maintain my adventurous lifestyle. My excitement is dangerous bush bashing deep into wild country where no man has gone before, near death experiences on the motorbike and anything that gets the adrenaline pumping. Gold is just a yellow shiny rock that pays for the adventure! 

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On 11/27/2016 at 7:43 PM, kiwijw said:

Hi There Dale, Nice to see a positive post on the 19" coil. It sure has taken a bashing on the aussie forums. Well done on that deep find. On a side note: You will pay the price with your shoulder/elbow if you continue to swing with out some form of support. ie: hip stick or pro swing harness. While you are youngish & fit you will think nothing of it.....but as time goes by you will stuff your shoulder. Nothing surer. Especially with that 19" beast. I have just got myself a Zed & the guy I bought it off has been a full time detector operator both here (New Zealand) & in Aussie. Said he paid his zed off in 3 weeks in WA last winter. Reason he sold it. Stuffed shoulders. I think if you ask around some of the older detector operators they will have shoulder issues. Just looking out for you mate.

Best of luck out there

JW :) 


If you saw the crazy stuff I do every day ya wouldn't be worried about my shoulder. ................ you'd be wondering whether I'll make it to that age¿¿¿¿¿

A couple of months ago I got a 350 ktm so this may shorten my life expectancy considerably LoL

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Jeess Dale.....Take care out there mate....... you crazy bugger. lol :)

JW :)

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