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My 1st Gold With The X Coil 10 X 9

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Very nice indeed.  Jw is the Z a little un balanced with the 10 coil?  I have ordered the 12 but want the 10 but it looks so small.

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2 minutes ago, goldwright said:

Very nice indeed.  Jw is the Z a little un balanced with the 10 coil?  I have ordered the 12 but want the 10 but it looks so small.

Hi there goldwright. Thank you.  When I very first used the 10 x 9 I did find it very unbalanced. It seemed very strange, even seeing that small coil on the end of the Zed. I have got use to it now & don't notice it. I still use the bungy cord & would still use the swing arm, but I broke that a couple of weeks ago & waiting on the replacement part. Simon & I did go back to this spot today as we got rained off it last weekend. I was wanting to try the 15 x 14 coil over the same ground. That post still to come.

The 10 x 9 is going to open up so much more ground to me that I just couldn't get the ML 14 into. Every bodies wish was for a smaller coil for just that reason. This coil is it. Cheers

Good luck out there

JW 🤠

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This has been a very cool spot for JW and his X-coils, it's been detected to death, JW's obviously done it numerous times but by the number of dig holes and the ease of access I'd say many more people have too.  The place is covered in dig holes!  I wasn't able to pull up any gold with either detector.  It's amazing the X-coils are now getting him gold out of it again.

It has lots of little iron stones or something too, which made life hell with the Equinox. 

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A big fat wad of them stuck to my pick's magnet. I should of put eyes on it and I'd have a smiley face 🙂

The other oddity I found here was these Green hot rocks John talked about them in his post, they were everywhere and caused me grief with the Equinox and GPX, more so the GPX as they were such a sweet signal. With the Nox I could ignore targets that came in as  -8, -9, 11 and 12 on the VDI's, they for some reason bounced between all those numbers.

I smashed one open to see if I could find out why they set my detectors off and they had this brown rusty interior, this particular one had a hollow all the way through it like metal that had rusted out and disappeared

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Strange looking rocks Simon, like some kind of Oxide has leached out and left the cavity in the rock.

cheers dave

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Indeed, I even found a green rock that was giving a pretty solid 39 on the VDI's, absolutely stumped why a rock would come up such a good number. I tried to smash this one up but was unable to, it was tough. 

Beautiful area to detect though and pretty close to home, and it's good to see John's pulling more gold out with these coils when he thought it had dried up,  I'm determined to get some there, I won't be beat! 🙂  Every time I look over to see how JW's doing he's got his phone out taking a photo of his coil!!!   I don't have that problem, I'm too busy taking photos of rocks.

I showed my wife JW's post and she said oh no, he broke his arm!! because he said he broke his swing arm :laugh: for those that don't know, the swing arm is an accessory

You wait for JW's day 2's report at this spot! The X-coils are brilliant :nugget:

One of John's nuggets looks like a little Thumbs UP

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👍 to the X-coils :laugh:

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Looks like you may have found the source rocks for where the gold formed.  Vuggy iron oxide cavities in a greenstone, look like a great place for nuggety crystal growth.  

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Way to make that x-coil work JW, nice finds that you've earned through years of dedication. 

As always, I really enjoy your write-ups and your photographs, much appreciated.

All the best,

Lanny

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Simon,

Enjoyed your write-up and photos as well. It looks like you've found some rocks (green) with a high concentration of oxidized iron, and maybe something else? A bit of a mystery for sure.

I've found strange rocks from time to time that mimic gold in every way for the detectors I use, and they sure get the heart racing until I uncover them and see that they're not gold.

Interesting how nature can counterfeit the signature of gold . . .

All the best,

Lanny

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4 hours ago, afreakofnature said:

Looks like you may have found the source rocks for where the gold formed.  Vuggy iron oxide cavities in a greenstone, look like a great place for nuggety crystal growth.  

All the gold I have found in this locality over the years has all been smooth water worn alluvial/glacial. So has traveled far from where it came.  Not one piece that resembled rough reef gold or any quartz specimen pieces. No quartz attached to any of it. Geologists are of the opinion that this valley has reversed itself since the gold was deposited & before the last glacial advance ripped up this valley re sorting it all again. Smart buggers these geo's. There is identical gold a few valleys over where Simon & I have detected. Faulting & folding & land upheaval mixed in with glaciation throws a spanner in the works trying to make any sense of it & just where the gold came from.  Over the years I have given up trying to work it out. Gold is where you find it.:rolleyes: The old timers have helped me out immensely. Cheers

Good luck out there

JW 🤠

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