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Gerry in Idaho

How Well Do You Know Your Gold Detector?

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On 12/20/2017 at 10:59 AM, GB_Amateur said:

Ok, I see you asked a specific question and you're getting a lot of good answers.  But I'm going to step outside that question with my answer.  Besides a moderate to high frequency VLF and a lightweight PI, I'm taking a gold pan.  The chances it tells me something I don't know, even if the chance of that is small, is clearly worth the weight and cost.

Even in our hi tech world it still comes back to a gold pan doesn't it. I still use one a lot. 

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JW, great write-up! All kinds of good information you've shared, lessons learned, aha moments, etc.

Great stuff, and thanks for taking the time to post it as well.

Sounds like you're having lots of fun learning the detectors and finding the nuggets.

All the best, and a Merry Christmas to you as well,

Lanny

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Id hunt the old tailings with my mxt, than use my gmt and look for the alluvial deposit and once i find that id look for the elluvial or risidual deposit with a nice pi like a gpx5000 or even use the gmt or mxt the whole way

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Approaching retirement and the end of paychecks, I'm 'gearing up' for what I hope will be my retirement plan, boondocking in gold country. Until I'm living the concept, I won't be getting a GPZ, and it may be a GPZ7500 when I do. Short of that, I have an Eq8 I have everything to learn about and intend to get smaller and larger coils for it, and a couple gold machines purchased from members here that have moved up. A GB2 and a TDI SL. Those 3 have cost me a couple grand and should stand me well for starters. If it all "pans out" (I have pans too) and I get to live my dream, then I'll look to the major cost of a GPZ, for what it too can bring to the table. Who knows, maybe there's an EQZ in the future?

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Way to go Steve, been there for a fair while and it is a year round ball. I just don`t call it retirement anymore tis really refirement, only one letter change but a word with attitude.:wink:

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I just received my first minelab gpx5000 from gerrys detectors and the feeling is weired and hard to believe. I got into detecting at the end of last year's season October 2017 found my first nugget at berthas creek south of anchorage with a whites gmt that sparked it all

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