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  1. OMG, really? So do you mean I shouldn't use the tagline. "When you learn to use the G Spot correctly, women will want you, and men will want to be like you." or "The "G Spot" treasure scoop... turning prospectors into something they've always wanted to be... sex objects." OK, so originally I thought of the name Gold Spot, because it just made sense, and I liked the name. But then I started calling it the G Spot, because I think we have a natural inclination to shorten words. I know the connotation, but it's not like everyone and their brother wouldn't shorten it. Not to give
    8 points
  2. On my first trip to the desert southwest 20+ years ago armed with my trusty Fisher Gold Bug 2, I looked up a nugget shooter by the name of Glen “Griz” Anderson in the Arizona outback town of Quartzsite, who was gracious enough to take me out to an old nugget patch that he and some other locals had hammered. He said if I hunted it thoroughly that I should be able to turn up a bit or two. Sure enough, careful searching with the six-inch elliptical concentric coil of my GB2 did coax a couple of crumbs out of the old patch, but other than that I wasn’t having much luck. So I decided to be adventur
    7 points
  3. The second NEW ITEM - Coming soon in approximately 40 days. Doc's Nugget Stalker™ Brand, The "Gold SPOT" or "G Spot" Nugget recovery scoop/pocket gold pan. So what about a recovery scoop and a pocket gold pan in one? I promised you that I would be giving you another surprise this week. I have always loved using a recovery scoop, but it sort of aggravated me that little pieces of gold would sometimes sneak out of the scoop when I was trying to sift dirt into my hand. This aggravation has been even more exacerbated by the introduction of machines like the Gold Monster that find s
    7 points
  4. Had a bit of luck detecting recently with the Deus and 9" HF coil at a country town, gathering by the result the location hadn't seen a detector before. Ended up with 44 silvers on two successive outings, plenty of predecimal coppers and a bit of petrol money to help cover costs. Most of the silvers are .925, with the odd 50% silver makng up the later dates - the green looking shillings are 50%.
    5 points
  5. I would not use acid on a limonite crystal as it is Fe . It is great to get a three-some.(Quartz,Gold and Limonite crystal) The black crystal is what we call devils dice. My favourite three-some find is below, the silver/dark grey one is Tungsten or wolfram Tungsten has a similar Density to Gold Density 19.3 g.cm-3 at 20°C Melting point 3410 °C Boiling point 5660 °C
    5 points
  6. My CTX had been in the shop for quite a while–it had the old config and leaked more than once. One bulkhead, one set of clips and two lithium cells later she was still drinking brine. Thanks to Minelab I’ve just gotten a like new machine and am very excited and grateful. (This must be what it’s like to complete a jihad and be granted a virgin in the afterlife)! Anyhow, I do a lot of testing in my basement in that the interference from furnace, household panel and dryer simulate actual tough salt surf conditions. If you can tune a detector inside–you are doing something right. This is
    4 points
  7. Electronic Devices Supported Scavenger thats what i consider myself :) RR
    4 points
  8. I would personally describe myself as a semi skilled 'Metal Recycling Operative' 🤣
    4 points
  9. I’ve actually used the Nox and the GM 1000 at this locale, both with their small coils. Must have just missed this particular spot before, as the speci was right on the surface. Happy Holidays to you. As Geof noted, I didn’t want to use any kind of acid on the limonite, so I just used a gentle scrub with a toothbrush in soapy water.
    3 points
  10. Wow Goldpick, Your giving Simon a "run for his money"!! I just hit a few country town in Georgia, In the US! And did not get anything near like what you found! I guess everyone there is too busy detecting for gold, to bother with coins! Unlike here, where coins, and relics are the main targets! Keep up the awesome finds!,👍👍
    3 points
  11. The condition on many of those silver coins (e.g. that 1879 sixpence) is remarkable. Great finds (the site and the coins)!
    3 points
  12. 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
    3 points
  13. It's like gold. I know what it is, I'm just never really sure I'm looking in the right place 😁
    3 points
  14. What was the size and composition of the coin? The issue typically cropped up or could be readily demonstrated with US silver or even clad dimes on edge. Your results are unusual but frankly I think you are over thinking it. Just go with the version that gives you the most confidence in the field, as all three behave similarly when it is all said and done. Putting too much stock in controlled test garden cases will always leave you second guessing yourself as you can never perfectly emulate every real world situation you will encounter. Too many variables. Pick a version and swing
    3 points
  15. Nice product placement deal Garrett must have made with Duracell as the detector brand name is not obscured at all. Well played by the Garrett marketing team. Wish their engineering team was just as innovative.
    2 points
  16. Good point. The WM08 is a great external speaker port solution if you are solely using the Equinox. Unfortunately, however, the WM08 is not universal so if I want to use the same wireless method on both my Equinox and GPX, then BT APTX LL is the way to go and that is why I mentioned the BT LL APTX receiver/transmitter module that I can plug into my GPX as a transmitter for the Equinox wireless headphones or as a wireless receiver for amplified speakers and that I can universally use with either the GPX or Equinox. The Z-Lynk will work as well, but I am trying to minimize different systems s
    2 points
  17. I can always tell its winter time, when conversations tend to morph to double entendres. Lol
    2 points
  18. I was happy to get Reg posting here. Then another forum member made him angry, and for some reason he seemed to get angry at me also... I still don’t know why. He left and unfortunately has not been seen here since. I think he was on Findmall awhile after that but I stopped looking there some time ago. Long story short I hope he is well.
    2 points
  19. I have two of Reg's mods in both my TDI's. One makes them more sensitive to small gold and the other makes for a smooth threshold ( I have always hated the warbling threshold in every other detector I have used). I can now run both the original and 2nd gen TDI's wide open on gain and have a perfectly smooth threshold. Mike
    2 points
  20. Hello All Well I went out to Dukari GPA for a day trip 2 1/2 hrs there and back. Long day. This is my first time in the goldfields since getting my QED back. 6 Hours Total. Wanted to play with the setting to get a feel for different combos. Found two pieces of lead 10g and 6g they didn't really jump out at me considering they where in the top layer of soil 1st scrap. I am unsure of my settings as I am yet to find a target that is more than a cm underground. All lead and other metals (In the top layer of dirt) because of this it is making it hard for me to know if I am getting any depth.
    2 points
  21. You know, all kidding aside, it sounds like something I would do. I mean it wouldn't be the first time that I got words confused, or used a word in a sentence that was impromptu, I mean inappropriate. 🤣 Doc
    2 points
  22. Published on Dec 22, 2017 - Glenn Wadstein mined Sterling Creek Mine from 1986-2001 and found pounds and pounds of gold. He built his own equipment and treated the job as a sand and gravel operation. Here's the equipment he built, the way he moved overburden to reveal the ore and how he processed the ore to filter out the gold. Wadstein took this video in 1986 at the outset of the mining operation, edited it into a clear and descriptive narrative and then converted the video to digital format in 2017. Wadstein narrated the video on October 22, 2017 at the Ashland Literary Arts Festival held Ha
    2 points
  23. I say we go gold hunting. I suppose that is cruel to the small little critters.😭
    2 points
  24. The pirate thing comes from people looking for pirate treasure, not from being pirates. But it seems to have morphed into something other than that for some people. They used to call it coin shooting and nugget shooting. I never was fond of those terms and have never used them. Why did anyone ever decide to go “shoot” for coins? Even treasure hunter has negative connotations and for archeologists it is synonymous with looter. I am none of the above. I am a detectorist and gold prospector.
    2 points
  25. Our so called hobby has to do with a ugly word that I’ve done for over 50 years called work. We may have been called names for what we do but it’s because they too lazy to get off their fat butts . When they see us find something of value they think everything we dig up has value. They don’t see the hours we spent digging up trash. To start with that scrap iron we swing what they don’t know it didn’t come cheap. The truth of it all it shouldn’t be called a hobby. We need to start calling it a business. Anytime you have to put out money to buy equipment to find something of value th
    2 points
  26. Does it matter what machine we swing, the brand or model, old or new. As long as it gives us pleasure to do what we do and we sometimes find something to excite the imagination.. My detectors and I have a catalogue of happy memories... Early mornings in summer, the colour in the sky, the sounds and smell of the ocean... very few people about in the early hours. When I'm old and frail I'll cast an eye over the Musky hanging on my display wall, many fond memories. Best wishes for the jolly season and a wonderful new year to you all. Karelian
    2 points
  27. Me as well. Sort of related: When I first started detecting I Thought I'd be a smart*rse and sneaked into a well known rich paddock (Slip Up Lead at Tarnagulla) under the cover of an early morning fog. I latched onto a nice sub oz piece just as the fog lifted alarmingly quickly, leaving me exposed and stranded. The owner (Hedley Price) spotted me while feeding livestock nearby and quickly drove up beside me in his old ww2 "blitz" truck. In a panic (and not knowing what else to do) I put my hands up in mock surrender. Hedley (fortunately) saw the humorous side of it all and chu
    2 points
  28. Thanks for the kind thoughts but I really don't want or need compensation. I like being independent and therefore free of any obligation whatsoever to a business...real or perceived. I do these tests and reviews as a very enjoyable retirement activity. ?
    2 points
  29. For a long time my Minelab Musketeer Advantage was my top dry sand beach detector. It ate up large areas of sandy beach quickly, key factors were speed combined with depth. Decent disc, mated with that strong good target signal compared with the 'spitty' disapproval of trash.. simple audio no meters etc, fast and efficient. An Explorer Se Pro handled the wet sand until the White's Tdi took over that role. The old Musky sat unused for a long time whilst the Xl Pro and MXT saw plenty of action. The purchase of a Ultimate 13 coil has rekindled an old love affair and breathed new life into t
    1 point
  30. Hello everyone, I have received many emails about the REG mods and responded to them. I finally spoke to Reg by phone and he is OK with me Posting the mods on this forum. He just wants me to send the info back to him to revise and make sure everything is OK. I am also glad he is still doing well. We also spoke about Whites and the situation at the company and how some of us are brand loyal and hope to see improvements. This way it will be easier as some times I delay email responses. Hope to post soon with Steve's permission of course. Gilbert
    1 point
  31. 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
    1 point
  32. So first, we have the new Nugget Stalker padded arm cuff cover for the SD/GP/GPX series of detectors. There must he a gazillion detectors out there and no one has ever made a decent arm cuff cover to pad that steel arm cuff. Well, no more. And we are now using quality 3M hook and loop. Hook and loop inside the pockets allow you to secure the pockets of the cover to the steel arm cuff, to give a solid fit. You have no idea how comfortable this is on your arm and elbow. The cushion of the padded cuff and the way this cover cradles your arm really makes you wonder how you ever detected with
    1 point
  33. LS.PELSO Waterproof Headphones for the Minelab Equinox Colonel Dan 5 September 2018 I had an opportunity to test these new waterproof headphones for the Equinox and wanted to share my thoughts with those on this forum. Rest assured, I have no financial interest in these headphones and am under no obligation in any way to Kellyco, the retailer. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Upfront Disclaimer: I'm neither an engineer nor an employee of Kellyco, I'm just a guy who uses his
    1 point
  34. We are on the bottom of Aust. Main Land these are today forecast for North-West Victoria. 238 Km from Mildura to Swan Hill via Ouyen. By the way 47°C is 116.6 °F 🥵
    1 point
  35. I've sometimes wondered why many in our hobby relate to pirates and use the pirate logo to symbolize their activity. I've also heard folks use the term "looter" to describe those hunting primarily on beaches. If we consult Webster, neither of those two describe our hobby in my mind: Pirate: a person who robs or commits illegal violence at sea or on the shores of the sea. any plunderer, predator, etc.: confidence men, slumlords, and other pirates. That's certainly doesn't describe the folks I know in this hobby! Loot/Looter anything taken by dishonesty, force, stealth, et
    1 point
  36. There are some subtle differences and improvements that XP has made with the Gold Field program as implemented on ORX vs. Deus including switchable iron volume which does not exist on the Deus implementation of Gold Field plus I like the Orx pop up large font TID display and iron probability meter. Also, the ground grab implementation on the Orx is a little more straight forward on Orx. ORX lacks ground balance tracking, however. Overall, I am more and more impressed with ORX and Gary Blackwell's videos have unlocked some neat ORX secrets such as how to set up Gold Field properly for effect
    1 point
  37. One main design goal in the Equinox was to increase the sensitivity to low conductors compared to FBS and BBS detectors. Multi-IQ is hotter on small gold and therefore inherently more reactive to saltwater. Simply getting it to settle down in saltwater via the beach mode was challenging.... keep it as hot as possible while not being overly reactive to saltwater. It was tuned for the 11” coil. The larger coil is “seeing” a far larger volume of saltwater, in a giant globe around the coil. The detector becomes more reactive to the salt, requiring reductions in sensitivity by various means to
    1 point
  38. Gary did a video on the DPR 600 which also runs the Gold Program. Follow this video for tuning instructions and listening for the Zip-Zip sound is how you do it. It's deeper than other programs but you still dig some deep iron. Not talking about nugget hunting-- coins. relics, etc. I learned it by working with it about an hour every time I go out (Deus Gold Field Program). It can be overwhelming so best to learn in an area with not too much trash and starting out don't dig too many deep targets. Also you can cross check them with another program and you will see the extra depth of the Gold Pr
    1 point
  39. Very knowledgeable responsible mining now-a-days, I wish the West coast politicians would reconsider their viewpoint how mining has changed to to the sophisticated mentality adapted by modern Prospectors. The past is the past.
    1 point
  40. It would probably work fine, if you can remove the base stands. Then I would get suspender clamps and secure them to the back of the speakers. Then you can clamp them to your suspenders or back pack and they will not be flopping around. Doc
    1 point
  41. Doc's Nugget Stalker Brand™ "SAGA™" Swing Assist Guide Arm $44.95 -Doc
    1 point
  42. Excellent results, that must have been a lot of fun! 👍🏼
    1 point
  43. Sorry to revive rather old topic, I'll be hitting this same test field once again this weekend with 1.5.0 and stock 11 coil. Both myself and my friend agreed we skipped a lot of iffy signals and should give it another go before trying adjacent field. It will then give me a fuller picture of how all 3 software versions work on same dirt and which one is best for me. I decided to do so after running few more tests of original firmware and finding it somewhat "sharper" or more "direct". An interesting detector response I was getting over a rusty iron piece - rather than giving a single tone (posi
    1 point
  44. I know about the small country towns myself, as I live in one of those. In my back yard I have found coins from the 1800's and plenty of silver . There are several old towns that I really want to get permission to hunt at, they actually moved the town 2.5 miles down the road to be closer to the railroad. They left the old town buildings until they fell down and you can still see some of the old streets. When warm weather comes back and the snow is gone I will be out there again.
    1 point
  45. 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.
    1 point
  46. 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.
    1 point
  47. I always enjoy reading about and viewing finds. Some people (even here) diss the Garrett products. Fortunately their owners don't seem to be bothered -- they just go out and hunt, and sometimes find rare coins (such as the Pine Tree Shilling, as can be seen in the linked publication). Thanks for posting & linking, Steve.
    1 point
  48. Rotating and examining the target is probably the only way to go in difficult areas. To add to this, sometimes pumping coil over the target may give some clue as well. I totally agree with earlier assessment, that Deus and Equinox complement each other and this discussion was not another topic to compare the two. I also want to reiterate, I don't advocate to use any of the firmware version, but rather to use one that works best for you and the ground that you hunt. My aim is to gather information and share my own findings about strengths and weaknesses of each. In my case, I think 1.7.5 did be
    1 point
  49. I started this project 2 or 3 years ago (so long I can't remember). Spurred on by recent field experiences and also a recent thread on Equinox settings I've finally finished it. I don't know if it's a completely new idea. I call it a 'test-stand' as opposed to 'test garden' just to distinguish it from the standard test gardens many of you either already have or at least are familiar with. There are other similar variable depth test gardens out there (seen on YouTube). This one has the advantage of continuous depth capability. It also allows 3-d target orientation angle (similar to pitch,
    1 point
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