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I have no idea how you do it! You never cease to amaze me!  It's endless ?

You've gotta be happy with that whopper.

Just goes to show, it can be hiding just about anywhere.

By the look of it the broom well take over that spot in a few years.

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Well done JW, you have some hard to get to places over there that hide the gold. ?

 

cheers dave

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Hi Simon, Yes that is gold...it can be hiding just about anywhere. Like they say. Gold is where you find it. I had done well here back with my GP 3000 & since I hadn't had the 4500 or the Zed in here I was very confident of getting something. There was no broom back in my GP 3000 days here so yes it is getting a hold on the place, so is the briar rose. Come spring time & the growth would make it undetectable. Needs a drought in summer to dry up & nuke that grass/tussocks so can get the coil to the soil. I did find a 4.5 gram piece here with the 3000 but that spot produced no more for me with the Zed. I tried real hard. I would say the banks above that sheep track possibly hold more gold but the grass made that too difficult.

1 hour ago, phrunt said:

I have no idea how you do it! You never cease to amaze me!  It's endless

 Thats easy.... Have the best gear....know how to use it....& be a good skillful operator....:biggrin: but I do go where gold has been found before. The rest just comes from spending the time out there & that adds up to experience. It doesn't happen overnight.

Good luck out there

JW :smile: 

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12 minutes ago, davsgold said:

Well done JW, you have some hard to get to places over there that hide the gold. ?

 

cheers dave

Hi Dave. Thanks mate.? It helps to be a mountain goat...as well as just a goat. :laugh: Hows that little aftermarket coil for the Zed doing. Have you given it a spin? I would love one of those. Cheers.

Best of luck to you out there.

JW :smile:

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55 minutes ago, kiwijw said:

Hi Dave. Thanks mate.? It helps to be a mountain goat...as well as just a goat. :laugh: Hows that little aftermarket coil for the Zed doing. Have you given it a spin? I would love one of those. Cheers.

Best of luck to you out there.

JW :smile:

G'day JW, the little coil is here in Australia and Stan is going to use it first, but I am very keen to get hold of it and give it a run, I reckon in some of that country you detect in NZ it will go well, I don't know how your ground compares to here, but if you can run the 14"GPZ in normal timing then you will have a ball with these aftermarket coils, as mostly over here I have to run in high yield/difficult, and on the odd occasion can run in normal.

 

cheers dave 

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great job JW, a good day out and good gold.

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Right, this has motivated me to go for a detect today! 

I don't have the best gear, I'm learning how to use it and I'm not yet a skillful operator....  with my calculations I have some hope! ?

I may as well try somewhere new.... I'll go where gold has been found before! Just don't know where yet! 

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7 hours ago, davsgold said:

I don't know how your ground compares to here, but if you can run the 14"GPZ in normal timing then you will have a ball with these aftermarket coils, as mostly over here I have to run in high yield/difficult, and on the odd occasion can run in normal.

 

Hi Dave, Our ground is insanely mild. I detect in High Yield/Normal all of the time with sensitivity up between around 18-20. Very very really do I go into difficult. That "little" coil (:wub:) would be a god send for places I just can't get that 14" coil into, & I have a lot of those places. Cheers.?

Good luck to you out there

JW :smile:

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