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5 hours ago, phoenix said:

I`ve got a speci I found maybe 30 yrs ago with a Whites GoldMaster that sg`s at 13 grams gold, I don`t believe there`s 13 grams in it but that`s what it sg`s at. Even though there is gold clearley visible, my GPX4000 cannot hear it, a gpx4500 cannot hear it and the GPX5000 can just barely hear it with a 8" Commander.  None of the new flat wound coils on the 5000 can hear it.   Both my 7000 and 2300 can hear it at 6 or 7 inches.   

cheers Dave

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Gosh Dave...that is incredible.  13 grams. Unbelievable really :blink:....but I do believe you if you say so :biggrin:  I know one way to see if there is really 13 grams of gold. :laugh:. Cheers mate.

JW :smile:

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Hey JW.   Over the years I could have won a lot of money with this speci. Everybody that has ever seen it has informed me "of course I`m going to be able to hear that" and they are stunned when they can`t hear it.  One of them even asked me was I sure it was gold 😯  I don`t think he even believed me when I showed him that the 2300 and the 7000 could hear it clearly 😯😯😯       And mate I laughed when I read your suggestion there was one sure way to see how much gold there is in it. . While it`s mine, that aint ever going to happen. 🙂 cheers Dave

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It's almost worth starting a forum topic with undetectable gold finds where everyone can put photos of their bits :laugh:

I like my little undetectable bit, it's a nice looking piece.

 

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30 minutes ago, phoenix said:

And mate I laughed when I read your suggestion there was one sure way to see how much gold there is in it. . While it`s mine, that aint ever going to happen. 🙂 cheers Dave

I knew you never would. Can't blame you..... & I wouldn't either. That's for sure.

Good luck out there

JW :smile:

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3 hours ago, phrunt said:

It's almost worth starting a forum topic with undetectable gold finds where everyone can put photos of their bits :laugh:

I like my little undetectable bit, it's a nice looking piece.

 

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?id=23832&p=1

There's a whole thread on it here Phrunt.

There is a bit of bulldust amongst it but Moneybox's post # 41 is certainly worth a look. 

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Thanks Northeast, in amongst all the crap there was some good posts in there, The one moneybox put up with a photo of his scales showing a big bunch of undetectable gold was interesting, even the SDC2300 and Zed had trouble finding it.  Surprisingly that gold looks like my undetectable bit.  I can't wait to test my bit on John's Zed now that I know even it can struggle on some undetectable gold.  It's made its way to being my favourite bit of gold now :laugh:

It could even be why I am now the proud owner of that undetectable bit, John and I have detected together a fair bit, he uses his Zed mostly and I was mostly driving my Monster.  His Zed may of walked right past it and I got it on my Monster following on his tail :biggrin:

The VLF's seem to come to their own on this type of gold and see it no problems, it's just a shame they're hard to operate in the Australian ground.  I really like VLF detectors but a lot of guys in that forum thread are really hating on them, I assume as they're hard to operate in the ground there, however a guy on there Tim was making a lot of sense about VLF's in Australia and he manages to operate them well in the soil there. In the right soil types they are fantastic machines and can find things you'd only expect to get with a shovel and pan.

Confirms what everyone in the know has been saying, you really need both. a PI and a VLF or even a Zed and a VLF.  For a long time I was confused by even the best prospectors on this forum had a Zed, yet were out using their cheap little VLF's quite often not even taking their Zed with them.  Sure they came home with gold on the VLF but I was always wondering why they just didn't run their Zed and leave the VLF in the cupboard gathering dust.  It's all making sense now.

 

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1 hour ago, phrunt said:

Confirms what everyone in the know has been saying, you really need both. a PI and a VLF or even a Zed and a VLF.  For a long time I was confused by even the best prospectors on this forum had a Zed, yet were out using their cheap little VLF's quite often not even taking their Zed with them.  Sure they came home with gold on the VLF but I was always wondering why they just didn't run their Zed and leave the VLF in the cupboard gathering dust.  It's all making sense now.

 

Ever try to run a ZED with even a 14 inch coil in a mine dump area?   You will be there for the rest of your life.   Tight spaces and mine dumps are not the ZED's cup of tea.  There are better detectors for this, for sure.  That is where my VLF shines.  So as Steve has said before, there is no best detector for everywhere. :biggrin:

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