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  2. As opposed to the stock 8"x9" concentric? DD's (which Tesoro like's to call 'Widescan') are better in higher mineralization. Solid coils do better over uneven surfaces (especially rocky soil/terrain). I assume 'up north' means in the Appalachians, which (typical of mountains) are going to have higher mineralizations than flat land. All of this points toward using the widescan coil over the concentric. Pretty sure the Tejon's all-metal mode is non-motion (similar to pinpoint mode on many detectors). That means you'll need to manually adjust the threshold (as opposed to Self Ajdusting Threshold or 'SAT' of motion all metal). Re-adusting the threshold and manually adjusting the ground balance was characteristic of early gold detectors. For example I'm pretty sure the Garrett Groundhog (15 kHz VLF) found decent gold back in the late 70's and into the 80's. It will probably be a challenge to find the smaller bits that modern mid- to high frequency VLF's can do with their advanced circuitry, but as always you have to use the best equipment available at the time. If you'll be hunting in creeks, you also have the chance of finding old coins as a bonus. Good luck on your trip!
  3. I’m not. I might let off topic stuff ride for a day or two, maybe three but I promise you it WILL end up deleted. If anyone posts off topic just expect it is going to happen. That’s on the poster, not me. I am just being less knee jerk about deleting it instantly. So while I may appear to be more lenient on off topic posts it’s still a set up for people getting bent out of shape when off topic stuff quietly disappears. That should not surprise anyone but it bears repeating. All I can hope is people don’t get mad when I enforce the forum rules. But I don’t really see it as my issue if people leave as the rules are extremely clear. Unfortunately a horse given free rein runs wild and out of control. There are other forums for people who prefer that format. On topic and polite is what sets this forum apart, it’s the calling card, so it will not change. Even this post will disappear from this thread soon. Off topic!
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  5. I was looking at the spec's and it seems the Lobo and Tejon run at the same frequency and use the same delta coils. I was thinking of trying some gold prospecting up north from me (probably not much there) and was wondering if the solid widescan coil would be worth while putting on the Tejon for this purpose?
  6. John, may water under the bridge continue its journey downstream. Keep well.
  7. Hey Reg, Yes...Vietnam was nothing short of a disgrace as well. I best button my lip on my thoughts there. So much needless suffering for innocent civilians caught up in the middle of it all. There are no real winners in war. The Vietnam vets were treated bad as well. Damned if the did & damned if they didn't. Poor buggers. Take care. JW
  8. So.....JW....How did that 10” work last weekend?
  9. John, here in Vietnam I wipe a tear from my eye for another place of needless suffering
  10. Ha ha, I am sure I will end up going for a detect tomorrow after the dawn service & my morning of remembrance. Thank you. JW
  11. Thank you for dropping in Reg. Enjoy your day too. JW
  12. You too - - - and just to stay on the gold topic to keep Steve sweet: Here's some detected Egyptian gold - maybe?
  13. Thanks JR. My father fought in WW2. Spent 4 years in Africa/Egypt. I went to many a dawn parade service with him as he marched with his comrades, that each year got less & less. Us Kiwi's & Aussies are a different breed to our forefathers back in the motherland. Gallipoli was a disgrace. We, the colonials as the British called us, were just used like pawns on a chess board. Literally. I better leave it there before I get myself wound up. I have been in tears already remembering my father, dusting off his medals & photo of him as a 24 year old in his army uniform standing beside his mother & father. Placing them on the mantelpiece for tomorrow's remembrance & watching ANZAC day services on youtube. Capped off with that song by Shania. Enjoy your day tomorrow. JW
  14. I've learnt over the years to substantially slow down my swing speed even when utilising a faster recovery speed setting (in my specific being the Deus). Even at a moderate swing speed you are still only getting a brief snapshot of what is passing under the coil, especially in junky or iron contaminated ground. Some good sounding iron high toning may be prevalent on initial sweeps, though after some slower passes the detector almost re-corrects the high tone iron target to a low tone - same with some non-ferrous targets, they can clean up to a more accurate tone with a slower sweep speed or after multiple sweeps over the suspect target. Some of those difficult non-ferrous can be completely overlooked if combining fast sweep speeds and a fast recovery setting - you may only get part tone, or sometimes none at all. I've proved it to myself on multiple occasions going over the same patches of ground picking out targets that were literally never heard on the first few passes. - not due to poor coverage or incorrect settings, simply due to not taking the time to slow things down to give the detector a chance to correctly identify or even pick up on the targets in the first place. Either way you would think it would be logical to slow your sweep speed down if detecting difficult sites where faster recovery speeds are justified, whether it be with the Equinox or Deus, especially if set on the highest number of tones. Why put myself through the "torture" of say 99 tones and a high recovery speed in an area saturated by targets, it simply gives me a more comprehensive picture of what is happening under the coil at any given time, you either love it or hate it. Hence once again why it can be advantageous to slow down and forensically sift through the various in-ground targets, and give the detector a chance to do its job. As Steve mentioned, I don't necessarily think there is any "set in stone" procedure for matching up swing speed with recovery speed, despite what some people may preach, do whatever works for you. At the end of the day achieving some good finds is all that matters, and if slowing sweep speed combined with a higher recovery speed works for you (just as it did for me), then that is a good thing.
  15. Kiwi: In light of that recent horrific event this one is special. Gallipoli may be where the Anzac legend was born - but the partnership continued into WW2. In battle, there can be no higher praise than that from your enemy. Feldmarschall Erwin Rommel (the legendary "Desert Fox") regarded the Australian and New Zealand troops his "Afrika Korps" fought, to be of a "far higher calibre" than those of the regular British army.
  16. Gotta love the Zed mate. Crank that sensitivity up even more. Your head space will get used to it. Magic WILL happen. 👍 Thinking of my Aussie brothers & sisters tomorrow. ANZAC Day. Lest we forget. Have a good day. Best of luck out there JW
  17. Thanks Phrunt, appreciate it mate. Hi mineralization is what led me to the Pro. That, simplicity and price. I think it should be a good starter machine. Al.
  18. Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first campaign that led to major casualties for Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. The acronym ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, whose soldiers were known as Anzacs. Anzac Day remains one of the most important national occasions of both Australia and New Zealand, however, the ceremonies and their meanings have changed significantly since 1915. Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and "the contribution and suffering of all those who have served". Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally devised to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who served in the Gallipoli Campaign, their first engagement in the Great War (1914–1918). Thinking of my brothers & sisters across the ditch on this day. In the muddy, bloody trenches of Gallipoli on the 25th april 1915 the ANZAC Spirit was born & forged that has fussed our two counties & formed a bond that will never be broken. Lest we forget. All war, no matter what country or nation is a heinous act. Please take a moment & spare a thought on the 25th of April for your countries service men & women both past, present & future. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning....we will remember them. Let my angel of light sing for you. Such a beautiful moving tribute. This is a very humbling, sad & emotional day for most New Zealanders & Australians. Thank you for your time & this moment. JW
  19. Commander & master, don't slacken the reins too much.... Best of luck out there JW
  20. I will definitly go back there as soon the grass has been cut as now I can't get the coil down on the ground. I found a ladies ring and a spoon in that area. I hope to find some more artefacts maybe coins to know more about the time this area has been frequented.
  21. The Gold Bug Pro is decent for small shallow gold, won't get the really tiny stuff as easy as some other detectors but does the job for the bigger bits if they're there to be found, it's simple to use and you can't really get it wrong settings wise. It's so light you can easily swing all day and if you have no luck on the gold you can easily take it elsewhere and use it for coin and jewellery detecting, it's pretty good with accurate VDI numbers on coins and will have no troubles finding you some jewellery.... The QED could well be a good viable option for your PI choice within a smaller budget, I think you'll really need one at some point soon to be really serious about it and it seems a decent PI, especially for the price, the Gold Bug will be good for the areas Steelphase has mentioned though and hopefully handles your soils well enough to get you some gold! Good luck!
  22. Lots of good reflections and good information on this post. Thanks, and all the best, Lanny
  23. Holy moly! I'll have to settle with just looking at what you post for now. 😁
  24. I think it's quite possible, I was down on my T2 for a while due to it's terrible EMI problems, I haven't used it since fixing the wire back in place so I'm not overly sure how much it's improved but hopefully it has!
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