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  1. I sell a lot of detectors to people with hearing loss and in most cases have found hearing aids to be ineffective for detector use unless the person is extremely deaf, they tend to lift everything especially wind noise, birds calls human voices that type of thing which tends to drown out the Threshold. The key to detecting with hearing loss is to be able to ‘hear’ the threshold pitch, if you can hear that in all conditions your fine. Most men have hearing loss in the higher frequency range so I usually suggest they use a lower threshold pitch. In my case in my younger days I used a thres
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  2. Made my annual deer hunting trip with my 84 year father and we did very well! Only hunted evenings this year! We also do a fair amount of property maintenance, and stand relocation during the day! Dad mostly works in a supervisory role now!🤣 I detected most mornings for a couple hours each day! I sampled several new locations which included 2 parks, 2 playgrounds, 1 baseball field, and one farm field where i have sight hunted for flint and arrowheads in the past! The ball field i found both rings about 10 feet from one another on the same pass! Both signals were iffy, but i was digging mo
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  3. I figured out, way to late in life, that I wasn't indestructible. The last time I took my commercial drivers' medical exam I nearly didn't pass because of hearing loss. The funny thing was, I realized I was more concerned about the effects on my detecting than I was about loosing my C.D.L. J.P. Would you like to have your 2 cents in cash or wired directly to you Swiss account? Thanks for the tips
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  4. At this point they missed the Christmas selling season so it does not matter much from a marketing perspective at the moment. A spring 2020 release along with other machines like the new Time Ranger Pro would be a good reason for a website revamp and a new set of 2020 literature. The website in particular is really looking dated. FT should hire me as their webmaster/social media guy - I would kill it! There are probably more moving pieces here than we are aware of.
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  5. Not a fossil in my opinion. It appears to be either a geode or a nodule of quartz that surrounded a softer material thats since eroded out of it similar to a concretion. In the second picture there appears to be banding like that of agate's and some crystal formation towards the center. A slab cut off the open face and a light polish would make the internal structure stand out and help identification.
    3 points
  6. A couple friends in Louisville invited me down to search a spring on one of their properties. Louisville (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisville,_Kentucky), being on the Ohio River, was one of the earlist settlements in the USA west of the Applalachian Mountains, founded in 1778 by Revolutionary War hero William Rogers Clark, better known as the older brother of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition which explored the Louisiana Purchase (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase) at the commission of Thomas Jefferson. It's likely the spring was in existence well before Eur
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  7. The local public TV station KCET has put together a series about gold in the Mojave Desert. I think there are only 3 parts and I have not watched the episodes yet but I have skimmed the online portions and they are fantastic. I've been to many of the places depicted and now I'll know a lot more about them when I make time to read and watch this history of my gold hunting areas. https://www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/desert-gold-part-i https://www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/desert-gold-part-ii https://www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/desert-gold-part-iii
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  8. Kinda hard to tell what your looking at in many of the pictures. Close pictures with good focus on the area's of interest in natural lighting will help. For the ones that stand out good pics 5, 6 and 7 are iron minerals either hematite and or limonite. A streak test would help but 5 and 6 have good form and luster. The last 3 pictures are pyrites. Overall a very heavily mineralized area is on display.
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  9. No release date has been announced and it would not surprise me if they haven’t decided yet. LE.JAG will know when Fisher announces it, if he has any “inside” info, I am sure he will respect that it is competition sensitive information and keep it to himself - just like I would. It is coming - when - nobody who knows will say and anyone who says, doesn’t know.
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  10. That is not a rock! I believe you have found a bone of some type of animal. You could take it to either a vet to confirm what I am saying or even to a museum that might have dino bones. That is not a rock.
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  11. I have looked and looked for a link to the videos but I'm still not seeing it. Today I got an email from the author and there is a link to a very similar description but it also includes some maps. http://mojaveproject.org/dispatches-item/desert-gold-part-i/ http://mojaveproject.org/dispatches-item/desert-gold-part-ii/ http://mojaveproject.org/dispatches-item/desert-gold-part-iii/ Tax deductible donations are being sought by the project and you can read about that here: https://mojaveproject.wedid.it/
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  12. withes preferred a higher delay just because it's easier to manage and easier to calm him down impulse AQ / starts at 7us the other possibilities are there, for extreme cases EMI significantly higher than normal extreme mineralization or volcanic beach playing on sensitivity on recovery speed / SAT rejection mode it is very easy to get a perfectly smooth threshold and with a very low delay greater sensitivity on gold the TDI had a different specification multi-use detector / beach / nugget / relic silver coin search = delay 20/25 on different types of terrain impulse AQ has been developed
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  13. Gold Nugget Detecting with the Minelab Equinox Metal detecting for gold nuggets is one of the most difficult detecting tasks, and learning to run a VLF detector in highly mineralized ground will challenge even the best detectorists. There is more to this subject then can be covered in a brief article but I will try and offer some tips to get people started with the Minelab EQUINOX for gold nugget detecting. Minelab Equinox with 6" coil at work gold nugget detecting Tiny nugget in scoop - the Equinox can find very small gold nuggets! The EQUINOX 800 has two modes that are n
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  14. The "holy grail" of metal detecting has been a detector that can offer VLF type discrimination to PI detector depth. Many years ago I put it as "a White's MXT that can detect as deep as a Minelab GP". I once offered $10,000 for such a detector, back when it seemed ludicrous to think detectors would ever reach such a high price. We have had a lot of progress in the last 30 years on sheer depth of detection, but really not much at all when it comes to how deep a target can be detected and identified with decent accuracy. When it comes to accurate target id at depth multi frequency units set
    1 point
  15. Received my Equinox 800 yesterday. Charged the detector and headphones up yesterday. Took my time putting it together and inspecting it. Rain and cold yesterday so no hunting. Today was different. Didn't even read the manual. Got it out this morning in the house and turned it on for first time. Ran a couple coins across the coil then went to tinkering a little bit. Park 1 stock except for threshold which I set to 3. FE to 3, left recovery speed at 5. notched out 39 and 40 , took the T1 volume down to 3 paired up my headphones and that was it. Took it to a place I had been one other time with
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  16. Was out to a baseball field today for a couple hours. I have found another silver ring and a class ring on the same field in the past. I wanted to be on the football field, but there was a group already occupying it. I was mostly focusing on signals in the 5-19 range, but if a strong signal came in above or below those numbers, I would dig it. I can't remember the pendant's ID, but the ring was a very solid 30, almost the sound of a couple quarters that are stacked. The ring was fairly shallow as you can see from the pic with the Pro-Pointer. Park 1, recovery 7, 18 sensitivity, all metal mode
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  17. Had a couple warm days and field was thawed, nice and muddy to stomp around in. Found this about 10" down in the muck. Has all it's detail but missing the ball inside. Think they should bring them back for the electric cars out on the road so we can hear them coming? Worked on the horses back in the day.
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  18. Radio Shack had a 9volt amp, with volume control that many used in the early PI days...coupled with the first coiltek enhancer they made great music together...I doubt you could get either one now... fred
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  19. It definitely looks like a spinal collum vertebra. If it's heavy it could be petrified.
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  20. Very cool, thanks for sharing. I am in the Mojave Desert often. Fantastic landscape with many Placer deposits. Has brought me good gold over the years. Too bad that most of Death Valley is off-limits for prospecting.
    1 point
  21. That is unusual, I have collected rocks, minerals, meteorites for a long time, I have no idea, almost a geode like formation.
    1 point
  22. Since I'm down and out with a broken ankle for a few weeks and have plenty of time on my hands. I decided to do a EX2 chest mount mod that I saw on You-Tube by IDX Monster, thank you sir for paving the way!! I have a bum shoulder that needs to be rebuilt next year, I needed to adapt my machine to extend my hunting time until then. I used a Teknetics S-rod for the stock 11" coil and a White's MX5 S-rod for the 8" coil. I'll be using a Go-Pro chesty to mount the control head and I bought a 3' extension cable to connect the control to the coil. I cut the battery housing from the handle, but, I
    1 point
  23. OK, good to hear Tnsharpshooter and EL NINO77. The brand has been getting some mentions on the forum and frankly I had no idea what to make of them. Sounds like a legit company making legit product so you have put my concerns to rest. Thank you!
    1 point
  24. I believe it was back in February I made this post and have still had excellent results. The Equinox 600 easily pairs with my hearing aids and has worked well for me, I now have over 250 hours using this set up and over 2,800 coins for the year. Latency is a non issue, and it is beneficial I believe working in some environments. https://www.detectorprospector.com/forums/topic/8663-can-you-hear-me-now/
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  25. Good start with unit Rob. Your journey has just begun. Rings can ID generally between 8-15. Bigger class rings higher, even into penny range. Nice thing about Nox. And imo one reason so many gold rings are located using, is folks chasing nickel signals get rewarded. Those 11, 12s and 13 signals can pay off. Thanks for sharing.
    1 point
  26. The hearing aids will not mess with the GPX 5000 in any way. In general the GPX will not mess with the hearing aids unless you get real near the coil with your head, in which case currents could be induced into the hearing aid enough to interacts with them and be heard as interference in the hearing aid. At normal distances I would expect no issues. As a side note I just got a new set of Costco KS 9.0 hearing aids (made by Phonak) that have Bluetooth that connects to my phone, plus I bought the extra transmitter box. It will be interesting to see if they will pair directly with my Equinox
    1 point
  27. Probably similar. But you do have a certain amount of rights regarding development , use, infrastructure, roads, dwellings, water etc. Crown land can be covered by a number of different leases at the same time. Pastoral, Mineral etc. Each type of lease is covered by different acts of parliament. Basically, if crown land is covered by a lease you cannot just do as you please, you have to abide by the acts governing those leases. Some times sounds complicated but in reality it is rather simple and quite workable. Vacant crown land is open to anybody, and anyone can peg a leas
    1 point
  28. Congrats on that gold ring Mitchel !!! I live an hour away from the ocean and 1/2 hour from the mountains where the gold is.... and I've never hunted either. Since day 1, I've only hunted parks & lots and permissions here and there. I dug a couple of nice gold jewelry pieces but would I have a much larger gold collection if I would have spent some time at the ocean? Just way too many MD opportunities out here, not to mention the great weather.
    1 point
  29. A good find. I found one very similar in size with a ball inside it on the Vic gold fields. Never knew what it was, now I do thanks.
    1 point
  30. My wife usually throws in the "I DON'T NEED A METAL DETECTOR" to find good stuff, and she doesn't. She's constantly finding coins on the ground in parking lots, store floors, coin starr machines, you name it, she tops me everytime!! It's all good! I give her due and she gives me my space. GaryC/Oregon Coast
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  31. I usually don't get harassed until I get home.. On those rough days when you're prospecting new areas and come up with nothing to show for the long hours and wasted gas. I'll unload the truck, putting everything neatly into my messy gold equipment corner, and go to the refrigerator for a cold one. "So did you find anything?", comes an echo from our living room couch. "Not today, but it was gorgeous out", I say trying to sound positive. "Sounds like you're a LOOOOSER, today." My wife and daughter bust out laughing, and of course I bust out too because you just have to laugh about what
    1 point
  32. Chase-LOL I agree with you about the ORX, should have taken that statement out before I posted it. Yes I tried the zero disc mode and the signals were still choppy. Steve-I'm able to run Tom's settings at a recovery of 3 but not 2 in fairly clean ground as in not much iron trash and even at 3 it takes very controlled sweep speeds to make it work in my ground. Id is all over the place on deep targets but it is definitely deeper if you can work slowly. When I get in trash, recovery of 4 works better but still pretty amazing depth and separation is achieved. But I would have to agree that Mi
    1 point
  33. Nah, you've just grown smarter, Norvic. I carry a small 9mm (that doesn't bother the GPZ) in case I run across people who shoot first. But if someone asked me to leave, I would avoid the trouble, as well (keeping my gun hidden) There are still plenty of other places to search.
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