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Davsgold, I've been out of the prospecting loop for a while so I'm only just now catching up and seeing these coils, not sure which sizes are available but for me something like a 7x12" elliptical would hit the sweet spot for getting into rocky washes and also hopefully getting a bit more depth on the ~1/4 gram type stuff. I have to head back home here soon though and it looks like these coils come out of Russia? If so its probably too late for me to get one. If there happens to be one already in the US which I could put on and take out for a day to some producing washes, do some basic tests on it, I'd love to make a video on it though and see how it works. I should be out for another few month prospecting trip later this year.

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On 4/10/2019 at 4:45 PM, davsgold said:

Hey JW, I see your giving the X-Coils a go.

Hi Dave, So far I have just used the 14 X 15 that once when I snagged those two small bits off ground that was no longer coughing up gold to me with the ML 14" standard coil & I have THRASHED that ground many times in many conditions. That impressed me no end. 👍 Then I had my vehicle problem & was vehicleless for a while. The 10 X 9 had its first outing with Simon on this mission. We were both so sure that those signals were going to be gold. Especially that first one where it was down a good 4" & I had to put your Davsgold pick to good use. Bloody tinfoil. Couldn't believe it & then it was followed by a 2nd bit 🤬 As Simon said the coil banged off on his first 2 little finds in an air test at a very reasonable height. Not that I am one to take much notice of air tests but those tinfoil signals banged out too. My next signal after that was about two feet away & was faint but a definite signal. Down about 10" & was a .22 short casing. That bloody signal had me going too. I was starting to get into what appeared to be bedrock & thought...here we go. But no. This weekend Mrs JW is heading up north to hopefully be at the birth of her 2nd grandchild. I will make the most of the weekend while she is away & hope to do an over nighter mission to give the X coils an honest run. Stay tuned.

I see Simon has sent me through the latest "Curse Of Oak Island" to watch. Cheers Simon. I really like this show. I know it drags on a bit but I find it fascinating. They are definitely on to something.

Thanks for your Email address. I will touch base with you tomorrow night on matters.  

Good luck out there

JW :smile:

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17 hours ago, jasong said:

Davsgold, I've been out of the prospecting loop for a while so I'm only just now catching up and seeing these coils, not sure which sizes are available but for me something like a 7x12" elliptical would hit the sweet spot for getting into rocky washes and also hopefully getting a bit more depth on the ~1/4 gram type stuff. I have to head back home here soon though and it looks like these coils come out of Russia? If so its probably too late for me to get one. If there happens to be one already in the US which I could put on and take out for a day to some producing washes, do some basic tests on it, I'd love to make a video on it though and see how it works. I should be out for another few month prospecting trip later this year.

The coils haven't got as far as the the USA yet, but I'm sure they will, and yes the do take a good while to arrive, just keep an eye on posts about the coils.

cheers dave

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Phrunt,  The photos and story are magazine quality....no no way better than that.  This article here is DP forum worthy my friend.  And the gold you two recovered is the extra icing on the cake.  Well done and I hope you keep at it.  Thanks for taking me there with you on this little short journey.

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Wonderful post with incredible pictures of your beautiful surroundings, and thanks for the photos of the historical cabin, nice they've put protective roofing, etc. to keep it intact, great idea.

Glad you're learning more about how to chase that sassy gold each and every time you're out.

All the best,


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JW, the whole thing about Kiwis, Canadians, and Aussies, and being able to tell the differences is child's play compared to trying to ID all of the varied accents in the US: now that's an enterprise that takes some patience, and I have in no way mastered it.

For a little accentual variety there's Cajun (Louisiana), Bostonian, Texan, Kentuckian, southern Utahan, Arkansan, the twang of Wyoming or Montana cowboys (the truly rooted, native individuals, not the later move ins, mind you) and this is just for a bit of the taste of the flavour of the range of varieties, and I haven't even brought up North Dakotan because I've only scratched the surface with my weak attempts. However, the truly amazing thing, all of those greatly varied accents are home grown in the same country! And yes, there's differences in accents in Canadians as well to add to the continuing confusion . . . Ever listened to anyone from Newfoundland?

All the best, and thanks for sharing your gold chasing adventures with all of the wonderful pictures that represent so well what you're up to,


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