By Jim McCulloch
I have just published a highly informative book entitled "Advanced Nuggetshooting with the Goldmaster 24k." It is a Goldmaster 24k-oriented MAJOR revision of my popular "Advanced Nuggetshooting - How to Prospect for Gold with a Metal Detector" book. It is 98% advanced nuggetshooting techniques. I am offering it, AUTOGRAPHED, PLUS my pamphlet "GMT 24k Controls and Recommended Settings" cheat-sheet, for $10.00, postpaid, to Continental US addresses. Payment via PayPal, to my account firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment by check also accepted; contact me for more info. OR, for those of you who don't already have the original "Advanced Nuggetshooting - How to Prospect for Gold with a Metal Detector," I am offering the extensively-revised 2019 Edition, postpaid, autographed, for $9.95. HH Jim PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ORDER, PLEASE ALSO SEND ME AN EMAIL PROVIDING YOUR ACTUAL SHIPPING ADDRESS. PAYPAL DOES NOT PROVIDE SUCH. THANKS.
After many months of design and testing, I am happy to announce that my carbon-fiber shaft project for the Equinox is complete! After working through my "wait list" over the past couple of weeks, I am now ready to begin offering these shafts for sale, to any who may be interested. I have a limited quantity of shafts in stock at this time, with another batch of parts currently in production which -- when they arrive -- will allow me to re-supply my inventory.
This complete, high-quality, lightweight shaft system consists of:
1). A 35 1/2" long carbon-fiber upper shaft, with four cuff adjustment holes, and one hole for the control-box handle (located in the same positions as on the Minelab upper shaft section). This upper shaft replaces -- as a one-piece section -- both the middle and upper sections of the stock Minelab shaft;
2). A 26" long carbon-fiber lower rod, including spring-button clip (the same lower rods I've been selling for several months).
The following pricing applies to several basic shaft options...
1. Upper shaft section ONLY (no lower rod), regular end cap … $79 plus shipping
2. Upper shaft section ONLY (no lower rod), threaded butt-end and threaded end cap (to allow compatibility with the threaded counterweight system) ... $89 plus shipping
3. COMPLETE shaft system (upper shaft section PLUS 26" lower rod), regular end cap ... $129 plus shipping
4. COMPLETE shaft system (upper shaft section PLUS 26" lower rod), threaded butt-end and threaded end cap (to allow compatibiility with the threaded counterweight system) ... $139 plus shipping.
All of the above shafts can be customized in various ways, per customer preference (rod length, hole locations, etc.) Optional spring button holes (to facilitate use of the lower rod spring button) can also be included in any of the upper shaft options above, for an additional $10 (the button holes are not REQUIRED, on my shaft, due to the strong/secure clamping cam lock system that is used with these shafts, but are available as an optional inclusion).
As alluded to above, an optional counterweighting system is also available for these shafts, to alleviate the "nose-heaviness" many Equinox users have noticed. The counterweight -- short-lengths of carbon-fiber tube, filled with small bags of lead pellets, and which screw into a threaded insert in the butt-end of the shaft -- can either be packaged with a shaft system, or purchased separately later, as an add-on accessory. The tubes are custom-built to each user's desired weight/length, and additionally, the weight of the tube can be adjusted at any time, via access to the internal weighting through a threaded end cap.
Empty counterweight tubes (with the customer supplying the weighting) ... $25 plus shipping
Weighted counterweight tubes (built to customer specification) ... $35 plus shipping
Finally, I have created several documents to provide more detailed information regarding the shaft system itself, including counterweighting and how to choose the right weight for your situation, the "button holes vs. no button holes" decision, etc. I can provide these documents to anyone who requests them, and I am of course more than happy to answer any questions you may have -- either here, or via my email address, at email@example.com.
After an extended period of working to design a superior shaft system, and extensive field testing, I believe that my goal for this complete shaft system has been achieved -- with these shafts providing a high-quality, wobble-free, ergonomically balanced, aesthetically enhanced upgrade to your Minelab Equinox!
I currently have both Equinox and CTX 3030 carbon-fiber lower rods in stock, and ready to ship!
Forum special discount pricing --
Equinox 26" lower rods -- $60 plus $10 shipping ($70 total)
CTX 3030 32" lower rods -- $80 plus $10 shipping ($90 total)
I can also build custom-length lower rods, per customer needs, AND can build CTX 3030 "travel rods" -- as a "special order" items; please contact me for details!
I always promise myself when I go detecting to take a tripod, because I like making videos of my finds. However, every tripod I have is too heavy. But not this one, it’s perfect. I can use it as a long selfie stick and then when I start to dig a target I can set it up as a tripod in seconds. So I saw this and bought one. It is so convenient, and so lite that I thought other detectorists would be interested in them too. So I got a dealership for them.
I know this isn't exactly a prospecting tool, but it's a tool for prospectors. I know Steve takes a lot of pictures as do other members of this forum. I do training videos on my YOUTUBE channel Docsdetectingsupply. I think I have about 60 videos now. In fact You-Tube videos, by forum users, have provided an enormous amount of educational material on Prospecting, nugget hunting and metal detecting in general.
Selfie Stick Tri-Pod Remote Control less than 14 ounces You-Tubers! Camera or Phone
This amazing 14 ounce device is perfect for taking pictures and You-Tube videos of your metal detecting adventures.
• Telescopes out to over 4 feet or stands 4 feet on the tripod base.
• Small wide angled mirror under camera mount to frame your selfies
• Can use either a camera with a standard female threaded tripod mount or
• Comes with an included telephone adjustable mount that will accommodate huge phones. I have a Samsung Note 8 with a hard case on it, and it fits no problem
• Includes a remote control to trigger your phone to take a picture. Rechargeable with included charging cord.
• Includes a carry bag.
• Weigh less than 14 ounces.
• Adjustable tilt head
It's available on my website for $23 with free shipping.