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  1. Yes I can now share photos of the new 24K and some finds. To allow for future posts and knowledge, I'll start this one on the 1st couple times used. Earlier this year, I was in discussion with someone at White's and was told be ready for some testing. Sure enough it happened, I was off & running. The bad part was, no manual at the time, so trying to figure out a machine while standing on the side of an ore dump hillside was....heck yea...fun as hell. After all, who reads manuals right. So my 1st hunt goes like this. 2 hours and nothing but bullets and iron to show for mysel
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  2. I will be talking about as I use and test. I will be comparing to Etrac wearing 6”coil, Deus wearing elliptical Hf coil and Nokta Impact wearing 4x7” elliptical coil. Will compare to stock Equinox 11” coil too.
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  3. Here is a picture of the Buckle I found in it's display case. It is always nice to dig up some history and be able to share it with others.
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  4. Which item are you referring to? I'm a little slow at these things.
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  5. Last time I had to chance to take a metal detector outside was about a month ago. FINALLY was able to plan for some detecting time Sunday morning. I'd been thinking about my G2+LTD audio profiling abilities, so I unpacked it Saturday night and go it ready to go for Sunday morning's hunt. Was hunting gold as always but was mainly into audio target size profiling so I was digging coins too. This was just another stinking zincoln signal. Boy was I surprised when about 3" down out pops a silver ring. 925 silver with a EC hallmark. Don't have any idea if the stones a
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  6. Hello and good week end to all !Went for a session this morning lots of eyes only searchers,i spend 2.5 hours digging on everything then end back to the exit stairs and decided to give a last go,i had victorian coins and yessssssss i strike GOLD so it is my 3rd precious metal finds in a row so well happy i havent clean it yet.But it hasn't been a while i striked gold like that . So the Lobo has proven again his abilities to find stuff in extreme condition .I am still looking for a 5.75 concentric for another lobo which i had had tuned to concentric. RR
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  7. I’m sure all have seen lots of Detectors going up for sale. I know myself have put up items that I think I can live without. I’ve done it sometimes because I needed the money to buy another detector. Like some I sold it thinking I don’t need it because that new one is replacing the old one. Did I ever regret selling something,why that’s a big time yes. I’m thinking later stup it was paid for and you really didn’t have to sell it. I’m bad about saying something before putting brain in gear before putting mouth in motion. I have the same problem on selling a item before thinking
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  8. Anyone a Pistol Expert? I just dug this banger of a find. Minelab Equinox 800 sniffed it at only 10". Please share with your gun buddies and we'll get it figured out. It is one of my cooler Idaho digs. Oh, and if you have been lucky enough to have found a pistol or gun, please share story and photos on here.
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  9. There was a spot that I had driven past hundreds of times over the years, and always in the back of my mind was some old timer telling me "I got a few bits there back in the SD days". But it just didn't "look" good. Well, I will never think that again! I decided to finally stop there after having a bad spell, and a bit of renewed interest in the GPX5000 teamed up with the 15" Evo coil. Well in short time I got 3 bits for 1.4 grams, and a heap of junk targets. I decided to go back for another look, but this time with a 12" Evo coil, and this was the next lot of finds:
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  10. I suspect he's referring to a large cent.
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  11. Well, I'm going to tell you I found a new 'category' of item this morning with the 800. I'm at the beach where I found a piece of .925 silver hoop, a puka necklace and just over $1.50. I hear this somewhat 'strange' wobble but not negative. It is repeatable so I dig. Upon digging I see this piece of glass and I'm glad to take it out of the beach/surf but then the signal is gone. What? Can't be the piece of mirror but it is ... Has anyone found mirror pieces with a detector before?
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  12. When I dug the piece away from the hole I thought I was still going to find a signal where I was digging but it was gone. The piece of glass I put in my finds pouch. I took it back out and placed it on the wet sand and the signal I heard was back. It jumps around a bit but mostly under 10. I have a bedroom, beveled glass silver mirror that is an antique. This glass quality and construction of this find with the red backing paint does not remind me of that era. This glass transmits light through it but is somewhat 'softened' and the edges don't feel sharp, like shards would come from
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  13. A glass mirror is manufactured by coating silver and two layers of protective paint on the back surface of glass. Looks like your mirror find has been coated with extra thick silver, it is the silver coating which makes the glass reflective.
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  14. I have a 5x9 for the Makro, but I almost always have my Mojave when I travel. It's so easy to pack the control box and coil in a carry on and the rods and a trowel in the checked bag! I work with touring bands so get a lot of opportunities to jewelry hunt at festival sites and amphitheaters with lawn seating, and a lot of theaters and arenas seem to be cozied up to old parks/ green spaces in down town areas that surprisingly must not see that many detectorists! Thanks for the video link. I've watched a few of his talking videos. Very knowledgable guy, it was a seminar/talk of his tha
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  15. Of these two, the Mojave has the advantage in weight (2.2 lb vs. 3.0 lb). If you got either of the optional coils for the Multi Kruzer, then weight appears to be the only advantage for gold hunting of the two. Frequency (Mojave@12 kHz, MK selectable 19 kHz) is a clear advantage for the MK. The MK's 'gen' mode provides minimally filtered operation which is a near requirement for native gold hunting. Even if you only have the stock 7"x11" DD coil for the MK it should be the preferred choice. Obviously take the Mojave along as a backup. Good attitude. Your first time out (eve
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  16. Thanks for the comments everyone, glad you enjoyed the article. PM sent to you Chuck, thankyou for the interest................. Jim
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  17. Just for you. I just tried to put my coil cover on and it snapped on like a boss. So if one is careful and does not slop a lot of product over the sides one can still use the cover if deemed necessary. ?
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  18. I found these on Whites web site This one was actually tested in Australia's Golden Triangle where the ground is about as bad as it can get. https://www.whiteselectronics.com/find/mxt-finds-gold-in-australia/ https://www.whiteselectronics.com/find/mxt-finds-12-2-ounce-nugget/
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  19. Big boy....... side of a hill .... bad angle and possible leaning on the machine to dig. As a water guy ....... many have that bad habit when using the scoop out there...... we love using the machine to balance ourselves while we are getting pushed around and dig. Some have broken coil ears by allowing the lower shaft rubbers to wear ..... which wears that head......... which makes them crank down that bolt to much..... add that to water torque..... and it happens.
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  20. It's difficult to rent a vehicle (4wd) which will get you through many of the trails you'll be wanting to travel on. Think of it this way -- the easy places to access are the first ones to get picked clean. That doesn't mean there aren't places to find gold close to the paved and well-maintained non-paved roads, but you need to 'dig deeper' in your search to find them. As Mitchel pointed out, joining the GPAA and accessing their claims saves a lot of research. If you were a seasoned prospector then going on your own (the Land Matters search for unclaimed federal land) would likely be more
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  21. Noah, If you are going to Phoenix then you need to try to find a nugget there. There are lots of nuggets still being found within 2 hours north and west of Phoenix. Many of us still find nuggets in Quartzsite. There are several metal detector dealers in that area but I would call Bill Southern at 623-910-0345 and that would be on your way to Las Vegas thru Wickenburg. You could see Rich Hill and the LDMA ground there. Go to MyLandMatters and find some unclaimed ground where gold has been found in the past. (That is your best chance for getting lucky!) If you join GPAA then you
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  22. So you haven't had issues getting warranty replacements on epoxied coils? The epoxy won't help a flimsy design, especially weak coil ears, though. Seems like a big chance to take water hunting with such a marginal, flimsy coil design with all the stress water hunting puts on coils.
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  23. I Like the look of this new machine and according to some folks it has some great new features and that colour will hide the dirt keeping it looking like new, And that nice big VDI will be a huge bonus, WTG Whites, Good Job.
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  24. I have a later model Tek-Point, and I love it. I prefer a powerful, sensitive pinpointer just like I prefer a powerful, sensitive machine. With great power come more quirks. I've become accustomed to those quirks after using the TRX for so long. Different technologies, but same principle. The more power you put out and take in the more response you'll receive from your environment, wanted and unwanted. Coming from a carrot to a Tek-Point or F-Pulse is like going from an AT-Pro to an early F75 LTD. Some people were not able to harness the high gain and sensitivity after coming from such a well
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  25. Kiwijw- And I thought I had a problem. You have a museum of detectors! and you have helped me re think what I believed to be a problem. My list is far shorter then yours. So for now I'll be keeping the 7000, Gold Monster, 2300, GB 2, Nox 800, CTX 3030, TDI pro (beach detector) Thanks for the therapy...where do I send the check? lol. We just got back from the High Sierras where after 4 days of hard hunting I was able to come up with a little over half of gram of gold.. lol. Makes me want to re think my hobbies...probably could have done better looking for jewelry at parks or beaches...but the
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  26. I never regretted selling a detector. There are a couple I regret buying however!
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  27. So they didn't change any of the internal electronics? Perhaps boosting it to the power level of the TDI-PRO would have been a good idea. Everything they are offering, was pretty much already available. Sure, I guess the straight shaft is something, and the paint job will make the box cooler to the touch. I'm a little underwhelmed. Sorry. At least they could have upgraded to Li-ion batteries. I did it to my SPP. All they'd have to do is modify the existing battery holder like I did. I just don't understand the baby steps. When I noticed this topic I momentarily got excited.
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  28. I found one of my bucket listers this morning during a 3 hour hunt. What is it? :) I will take her down to the laboratory for some electrolysis and post pic later.
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