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  1. We’re having a mild winter here in the Pacific NW, so I went out for a few hours today in search of some thawed ground and old coins. I did a little spot hopping to stay on diggable ground within this early 1900s park and was able to come home with an above average number of V Nickels. It’s not uncommon for me to come home with a couple Vs in one hunt but I think 5 is a new record for me. I also managed a a crusty wheat penny, a 1906 D Barber Dime and a Spokane United Railways Token. The little token was past 8” which I would have never believed possible until I dug it. They are very small
    17 points
  2. This is for Klunker. There is nothing to worry about here in the Sierra.
    6 points
  3. Hit a hammered out spot today and this showed up!
    5 points
  4. Deep in the depths of winter here, I found myself partaking in some serious speculating. With all the controversy of whether or not the Equinox is multi frequency or not, I figure I'd bring some wood to keep warm lol. Some of you may recall in one of those threads I was trying to explain that the waveform we see can actually be comprised of more then one, two, three or more frequencies. Additionally I pondered if the multi frequency processing could just be done on the receive side using typical sinusoidal waves that are actually doing the work. Nonetheless here is the transmit side,
    3 points
  5. Added to the Free Books section of the Downloads area.... Placer Deposits of Alaska by Edward H. Cobb (USGS) Placer Examination Principles And Practice by John H. Wells (BLM) Placer Gold Deposits of Arizona by Maureen G. Johnson (USGS) Placer Gold Deposits of Nevada by Maureen G. Johnson (USGS) more soon.....
    3 points
  6. I made measurements of EquinoX 800 on old 1.5.0 and new firmware 1.7.5: Park1: 1.5.0 Park1 : 1.7.5
    3 points
  7. Equinox .. : Patent :US7432715 , US7579839....Minelab says in the patent that Tx emits from 2.5kHz-80khz - but the RX side receives frequencies from 5khz to 40khz and all over 40khz is filtered ... A few days ago I made measurements and compared all Equinox programs on Old 1.5.0 and New 1.7.5. Firmware, So soon to publish it ...I have also scanned the frequency of 5,10,15,20,40kHz ....
    3 points
  8. I too have saw the 2.5 kHz show up on the multi-frequency scans I've done. I too am 100% satisfied with my Equinox. Hats off to Minelab, another winner in my book.
    3 points
  9. Steve; Please relay to JP that I will personally stand watch as bear guard if he would like to come to the U.S. However when it comes to Sasquatch there are no guarantees.
    3 points
  10. Phrunt, I bought one of the brand new Sport package deals that come with the little 5x8 coil for $400 + $25 buck for the headphone adapter = $425 total new. I'm happy with it. I will need to pick up a larger coil for it at some point as there are times I like a little more ground coverage. It is very EMI resistant (more EMI resistant than my Gold Bug Pro) and sensitive enough for the majority of my target needs. If I had jumped on the Equinox band wagon I probably would never have looked at the AT series as I wouldn't have had the need for one. shrug HH Mike
    3 points
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  12. Love the last photo - you are a gutsy guy Tom!!! Tom, I just want to say how much I appreciate your keeping some direct communication lines open via the forums. It is a shame that White's will lose your enthusiasm and energy but I am sure you are doing what is best for you and your family. Hopefully you won't be a stranger here going forward, but no matter what best wishes to you and yours for a bright future. Take care.
    2 points
  13. Park 2:-1f- 10 kHz 1f- 5 kHz 1f -15kHz 1f-20kHz 1f-40khz multi F
    2 points
  14. Thanks! I just use steel wool with a little dish soap and water, or SOS pads. I try to leave a little color on the coin if I can to help bring out the details. I use a small piece so I can control the cleaning. It’s easy to over do the rim. Bryan
    2 points
  15. Nice! That's a great haul!
    2 points
  16. Paul...forget the camera and enjoy the memory making moments. Too much trouble to film and enjoy the trip, in my less than humble opinion! fred
    2 points
  17. I went back and found those posts by EL Nino, his results have the same peaks as mine. I was looking for yours as well, maybe you didn't post them. That's alright either way.
    2 points
  18. I was hunting in a light drizzle a couple of months back with a bag tied around my detector and thought, you know, I should really get a wet weather detector for days like this. I didn't want or need another full time detector, as I'm happy with the ones I already have. I just needed one for those occasional wet weather days. So looking at price vs use, the ATPro fit the bill. The price was good enough that I wouldn't fret if it only got used a few times a year and I have enough confidence in it that those few times I would use it wouldn't be a bust because I hadn't enough time on it to
    2 points
  19. I recently tried Field 1 in a nail bed. It defaults to 2 tones (low for iron and high for non ferrous), and the recovery is at 6. It is similar to the "pitch" program for the Deus. You could even turn the recovery speed up to 7 depending on the nail density. It did alert me to several non ferrous targets that I couldn't pick out in 5/50 tones.
    2 points
  20. Well guys, it's been quite a ride the past 3 years! Working at White's has been the most fun and most challenging job I've ever had, and I am glad I took that path. But my career is taking a new and exciting turn and as of February 1st, 2019, I will no longer be employed at White's HQ in Sweet Home. I have gained a lifelong hobby, many friendships, and learned from some of the best detectorists out there. The great thing about this change is that I will have more time for detecting, so even though I will no longer be posting on DP as a representative for White's Electronics, I'm hoping to
    1 point
  21. Bob Canaday worked for White's Electronics for 33 years and was one of the true experts in the metal detecting community, posting on White's Forum, Findmall, and Friendly Forums as rcsnake. I used to Google and read all his posts that I could find. Bob was particularly knowledgeable on the White's V3i and wrote Hunting in Mineralized Ground with the V3i My condolences to Bob's family and friends. Robert Moore Canaday obituary Bob explaining the White's V3i Factory Reset....
    1 point
  22. We have all had the dream of huge silver appearing in the hole. In my dreams it was always a Morgan. Today it actually happened!! I love my eTrac but left it in the Jeep. I wanted to get some more hours on the Nox 800. This was actually a backup location as there were to many people at my intended location. I got a sketchy high tone with the depth gauge pegged. I dug down about 9 inches and realized I had missed the target. After a scoop into the sidewall a huge silver lay in the bottom of the hole. The coin must have been on edge or very close. I stared at it saying "No Way!". I Also dug a s
    1 point
  23. Best of luck in your new endeavors! Don't be a stranger - I know I am just another one of many who enjoyed your presence on the forums, and your involvement and desire for feedback in what otherwise seemed to be a plugged-ears industry.
    1 point
  24. I appreciate that. If I can convince my wife to move to Northern Nevada that would help.
    1 point
  25. Dang Bryan!!! That is impressive right there!!! Tim.
    1 point
  26. As El NINO mentioned the Equinox transmits up to 80 kHz I thought I would try and get a better measurement to see the higher frequencies a little better. Again my measurement might have put a slant on the result as I doubt the coil I used to test with would give a flat response over such a wide range. I also included a picture of the ~2.5 kHz "square" wave or whatever you want to call it.
    1 point
  27. I have been reading those patents over, they are very interesting. I'll admit the first one is pretty long, I forget what I am reading after a while, just mouthing the words like I'm back in school. lol The patents are more specific and fortified due to the nature of the documents compared to the ads we see from the marketing department. Dumbed up vs dumbed down? lol It's starting to become a little more understandable.
    1 point
  28. Bryan, Nice work on the Vs. I love finding them. What are you using to get rid of the red?
    1 point
  29. Night and day is the difference between Western Aus and Moore Creek, Alaska... I am glad I went to Moore Creek but give me WA anytime. fred
    1 point
  30. 0°C, light wind, partially frozen sand.. Been to my 2nd beach, where the storm has taken a lot of sand away. Lots of pulltabs, trash.. just about as I wanted to leave there was this 17-18 signal amongst a small supertrashy area at one of the beach entrances, pretty high up.... I thought just another crazy pulltab... BAAANNG: Another 18k wedding band! Pretty small ~4,80g Wow.. you really have to dig a lot of trash to get the good stuff! Not been out a lot - 2 goldrings in one month is like birthday and christmas together for me ?
    1 point
  31. I wish we could roll the clock back and have a do over George. I don’t think any of us realized how quickly the gold fields would play out. Compared to what was possible over twenty years ago we are now just chasing crumbs. JP must not have been impressed with the U.S. goldfields. I have lobbied him trying to get him to come back, but all he does is offer excuses about not wanting to run into bears and such!
    1 point
  32. Go Pro Hero 7 Black. Good vid. Easy to upload automatically into smart phone and the app creates a ‘story’ for you. Or you can easily cut or do basic edit functions yourself. And voice command of Go Pro “On” or Gro Pro “Off” means no more stuffing around with dirty fingers wondering if you have pressed the right button. We’ve been happy with ours so far.
    1 point
  33. But Paul! You still are. I enjoy success stories and would like to see more here. I would post some but everyone would think they were tall tales. And they would be correct.
    1 point
  34. The old coinshooter has been gone now for many years (1993) but I remember him very well..he used a CM 3 then, which he just wore out, it was replaced with a brand new Coinmaster 4...I got to hunt with him a few times and it was a pleasure to watch him slowly shuffle along he would stop scan back and forth and either dig or move on, I knew he was listening carefully.. We were hunting together in an old park, lots of targets old steel BCS mostly and other junk.. He called over to me and said what do you think about that? He used one of those old diggers that looked like it was made from condui
    1 point
  35. I used the measurement probe as a finished product - a small external ferrite antenna with a Jack 3.5mm jack. from Tecsun PL 365 radio receiver. Desing... It s a coil ..whit ferrite core.... Program Gold1-multi: Program Gold2 multi : program Gold2 - 1f-20 kHz : Program Gold2 -1f-40-kHz :
    1 point
  36. There is a local fan with all matching white's gear we call the White's Supremacist. ?
    1 point
  37. Actually a fun topic Chuck. And I do appreciate your efforts! ? I have a literal sort of mind. When my partner and I started selling mining and diving equipment in Alaska we called it Alaska Mining & Diving Supply. Creative, right? But simply saying the name was advertising, and we liked that. Nobody ever asked "what do you guys sell"? Well, my first detector was a White's Coinmaster. I like that. Says what the game is. And my second detector was a Goldmaster. I like that name for the same reason. Then somehow some mix of three letters or numbers became sort of a standard.
    1 point
  38. If you read some history about Johnsville, the Plumas Eureka mine and the Sierra Buttes Mining Company before visiting the park it will add immensely to your visit. I love doing excavation projects in the town of Johnsville (adjoining the park) because I always unearth a bit of history but it does slow the projects way down. Whatever you do, don't be seen with a detector, even in your car, or operate any off highway vehicle within the park boundaries.
    1 point
  39. It is indeed a scoop in my pocket, and yes, I have been known to grow my hair quite long back in the day. 1980 on old U.S. Army "mechanized mule" with 4" subsurface dredge hauling into Franklin Creek in the Fortymile - more hair- less belly!
    1 point
  40. Very true they are a top combo but you know I think back to this years season and I did approx 5 hours with the SDC and only to check out how it was with the Lithium batteries, but if the SDC was my only machine I reckon say a 14" mono would be the bees knees. The 14" size seemed to be the most used size for me in the PI days.
    1 point
  41. Back by popular demand and priced $100 less, the White's M6. The M6 is an extremely simplified White's MXT variant, and although it may be simple the MXT power is still there. See my early M6 review here. White's M6 information page White's M6 Owners Manual White's M6 metal detector White's M6 metal detector features White's M6 metal detector diagram and controls
    1 point
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