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  1. ...hits a big silver chain in his first beach hunt! In baseball a batter has hit for the cycle when they get a single, double, triple and home-run all in one game. I sort of hit for the cycle on a recent hunt by finding an earring, ring, bracelet and neck chain (all sterling silver).However, on the previous day I took a friend along for his first real beach hunt and set him up with my old Whites Pro PI. That day I found 5 rings, all junk save one small silver but my friend scooped out a 26 gram, badly tarnished, sterling silver chain which I took home to clean for him. He hasn't seen it yet bu
    11 points
  2. https://www.pbs.org/video/gangsters-gold-pa78zu/ As part of their ongoing series (18th season?!) titled "Secrets of the Dead", PBS just released an episode on the (supposed) Dutch Schultz treasure. You can watch online (link above). In a nutshell, Schultz was a Prohibition and early Great Depression Era mobster/gangster in New York (city and upstate) who met his demise in 1935 when he bucked the syndicate and set out to assassinate a powerful federal government prosecutor -- Thomas Dewey (same guy who 'defeated', well almost, Harry Truman in the 1948 presidential election). Suppose
    5 points
  3. Back out today (Wednesday) trying out ElNino77's recommended settings (well, sort of). I accidentally set up Field 2, not Park 2, but otherwise what he suggested. (I used Recovery Speed = 7. Oh, and I was swinging the 6" coil.) I'll take a picture of my 'finds' in the next couple days and post them. Summary is that I found lots of spent lead bullets and quite a few spent casings. Some are 22 calbier but others are larger (I haven't measured yet). Only dug a few pieces of iron. I've found a few bullets and casings plus one cartridge in this park previously (including several shotgun
    4 points
  4. Hello! The area I found these two nuggets in is actually a known and producing patch that I have been exploring and observing. I personally have found just over 10 nuggets from this deposit ranging from multi-gram to sub-gram, and I am also aware of a few other detectorists who have pulled many nuggets from the very same location. However! I am not completely convinced yet as to what type of deposit this may be... Sometimes the gold and the ground suggest it is a high and dry ancient channel that has been concentrated over time on this hilltop and in a nearby gulch. But other times
    4 points
  5. Just letting everyone know that the other day there was a cyber Attack on a server here in the states and there are millions of websites that are down temporarily. Engineers working for the server have shut down millions of websites to protect these websites. My website, goldseekerbooks.com is temporarily shut down until the engineers resolve the issue. If anyone has tried to go onto my site, or if you have not been able to go onto any other sites give a word up on here. I will let everyone on here know when they get it back up and running. Any questions let me know and I will see if my
    2 points
  6. The California Gold Rush certainly was in a far-off land for the Americans of the time, who had to trek long distances to get to their final destination. But the 49’ers had nothing on those brave adventurers who went to Nome, Alaska to seek their fortunes in 1899. Which brings us to the Nome Gold Rush. While Nome, Alaska was owned by the United States at the time of the Nome Gold Rush, it might as well have been Mars, both in terms of getting there and in terms of surviving in the harsh and unforgiving climate. Despite the apocryphal quip often attributed to Mark Twain, that the worst win
    2 points
  7. I don't know what sources you are referring to, but it's in your best interests to keep an open mind. The reactions to the Minelab Equinox here (going on 3 years) have been mostly positive (and that may be putting it too mildly). Not every detector matches up to every detectorist, though. I have (and like) a Z-lynk system for use with my other detectors (e.g. Fisher F75) but the Eqx 800 comes with proprietary transmission/reception which is ultra fast. Unfortunately ML has chosen to charge an outrageous price for the WM08 receiver which is included in the 800 package but not the 600 pa
    2 points
  8. Thanks kac, Maybe I've just been luckier this year and luck does play a part but I think that other factors are also at play. This year I hunted more because I am fully retired now, I'm getting more used to my Equinox (lakes) and TDI BeachHunter (beaches), slowing down my swing speed when I get into promising areas, digging more of the small and questionable signals and getting a better feel of where and when to hunt. I'm guessing that I have found 20-30 chains or pieces of chains this year but many, if not most, have been junk.
    2 points
  9. With the settings (from ElNino77) it's pretty quiet so I don't think increasing the discriminator threshold will bring out more targets. I'm using my custom 5 tones (although one of those is for subzero ferrous and thus wasted when discing). My ear is well trained for that. I mentioned there are more bullets but even those aren't so plentiful as to cause problems. The real problem is the iron masking which thanks to ElNino77 I'm doing better handling, but there is a limit to unmasking as most know. (I'm sure I'm not yet optimally tuned for that.) BTW, I've added a photo to the original p
    2 points
  10. Have you tried cherry picking the area at all? Disc out everything except your coppers and silver, then go back and disc out everything except a slim nickel range and maybe keep ring pulls? Will take a few passes but I don't think the park is going anywheres soon. How deep is that creek? Shallow enough to toss some rubber boots on it might be worth poking around in and even along the banks.
    2 points
  11. Should pair to both. The Greens will normally receive from the detector, but when you power on the PP, they will switch over to the PP. When you switch off the PP, the headphones switch back to the Detector. At least, that’s how it works with my Simplex/Pulse Dive.
    2 points
  12. Congratulations on the silver (jewelry) cycle. You had a double win this week -- second one helping a friend, and that paid off, too. Silver takes a backseat to gold here at DP.com, but for me any silver (coin or jewelry) makes a successful hunt. And if my wife likes the jewelry, even better! My (very) modest cycle is (copper) penny, nickel, dime, quarter USA common coins. Better is the old coin cycle: Wheat or Indian Head cent, Buffalo or older nickel or silver alloy WWII nickel ('Warnick'), silver dime, and silver quarter. Best I've done are three out of 4 (I've not had much succe
    2 points
  13. I've been a long-time White's users, since the summer f '68. I currently have my 38th XLT and have owned one since June of '94. The XLT is not an Eagle Spectrum circuitry in a different housing, it is a unit unto itself. The first XLT software Version was the 1.0 and not too long after they made a few mode changes and it became Version 1.1 .... and that was it. Those were the only 'Version' changes made to the XLT. There were some other changes along the way as some components were no longer available that White's used, such as the Display Back-light brightness. Originally it was a v
    2 points
  14. Never owned one. Thought about it a few times. They are made in China. Videos on YouTube Hear they are about as good as a Fisher F2.
    2 points
  15. The AKA Berkut 5 has both Large signal and Small signal filters. Someday I'll get my hands on one. I think it would make a great gold jewelry detector. If your ears and mind can deal with it, All metal VCO audio can be useful for what you are wanting to do. Shallow signals squeal, deeper signals don't and the sensitivity settings controls the depth of the squeal. So you can set your squeal depth to say.....7" or so for a coin size target, then when you hear targets that don't squeal, you know that if they are coin size, they are deeper than 7". Since most detectors today include v
    2 points
  16. I received my AQ yesterday afternoon. I put the battery on charger and about an hour later it was fully charged. After some scrambling around to get out of my apartment I hit the beach on an incoming tide. I went to an area where I had seen beach PI holes before and decided to give it a try. As you can see it was not a productive location except for the eCig cartridges which I got 3 of them. They were deep and the sound was high. I started out in everything preset as the Quick Start suggests. I didn't know what it was going to sound like but it is a higher pitch than I normally list
    1 point
  17. Hi ive recently brought a equinox800 and upon detecting in the grounds of an old house that has been built on an old mot and bailey. The hose I’m told is at least 1300 ive hit a signal of 15-19 on the screen, approximately 15ft from where the existing brook used to flow. (It still flows it just moved over the years) ive dug down to at least 18 inches into the river bed (the pebbles make this apparent) and the signal has grown to 32+ but I’m yet to find the source! the signal is strong but I’m doubtful the detector is reading true?! the deeper I go the stronger the reading,
    1 point
  18. If you mean can you open it and charge them separately.... not normally. It’s a sealed pack. However, it can be opened... see the video below about the NiCad pack. It does use separate cells internally, but they are wired together. Doing anything with them would require some cutting and soldering.
    1 point
  19. I hate to say it but this kind of thing is so continuous that it’s not really news. It’s always going on, a continual state of battle. So it’s not like fix this and move on... it never ends. Patches and backups are just a way of life if you intend on being online.
    1 point
  20. Thanks, guess I have to train my brain to figure out how to get it to pair to the headphones. Took the pp out today and love it, very smooth operating, not too noisy and really great build quality. Far cry from the frustration I have had with the Profind falsing on me all the time and interfering with my machines.
    1 point
  21. Chains are tough, some barely pick up if at all on many machines, gold that thin is so close to foil and the shape if its sprawled out or balled up I imagine is what makes them so easy to overlook. Takes a good ear and good degree of skill to pick them up.
    1 point
  22. Enjoying this investigation thread immensely! Particularly amused with the mental image I have of a bunch of prohibition drunks discharging weapons at the dance hall parking lot; then the WPA re-uses the contaminated gravel on the creek trail! But seriously I'm closely following the various settings adjustments, and your result reports, as someday soon I hope to afford a Nox 800... I agree: 'Where are the damn coins?'
    1 point
  23. KellycoD, won't you consider becoming a QED dealer here in the USA? The new PL4 looks great. Its only a matter of time til someone here becomes a dealer for them.
    1 point
  24. Compass, That is a nice collection. Well done. Mitchel
    1 point
  25. When the Pulse Dive first came out with the small coil then later with the 8” you could find both in a great package deal . I’ve looked high and low but I guess that package is history because it’s none to be found. I want just the big 8” coil but that’s not to be . This guy downunder done a video showing depth between the two coils and on some things the 8” detected over 3 inches. If my wife finds out how much I’ve been buying and trading she’s going to change me from a rooster to a hen real quick. Oh well we got to go sometimes! Chuck
    1 point
  26. Thanks GBA, Yes, I don't usually get too excited about silver but I do like big silver, designer silver and silver chains. When I used to focus on coinshooting it took me forever to find my first silver half- a Franklin and I still haven't found a silver dollar.
    1 point
  27. Really nice, only chain I ever found was a piece of a silver one. Congrats!
    1 point
  28. Mounting the handle on an S-Rod would raise the control pod about 5 inches. All it would take is some drilling and installing a grip if it doesn't already have one. You would then hold the detector by the S part of the rod instead.
    1 point
  29. You have displayed those silver finds spectacularly, I am really impressed with your layout.
    1 point
  30. Thanks very much Skullgolddiver, checked online the ACQ 908 delivers 0.12 MPa pressure with 150 L/min. And the ACQ 910 0.12 MPa with 160 L/min. Thanks very much for your info and help!
    1 point
  31. First off, hello all! Great reads here, and a big thanks to Steve for all of the generous work put in for the lay-detectorists. I have gold fever. I’ve had it since I first dug up my own gold in 2013 and I’ve learned that it never goes away. It just gets worse as it sinks it’s claws deeper into its poor host. My summer job this year really hasn’t left me much free time for prospecting. Mostly a very brief opportunity to pan some gravel in the Feather River for flood gold. Much of the time for prospecting it has actually allowed me has been in the f
    1 point
  32. Hey Hard Prospector A guy on Bill Southern forum is looking what you got and he’s got a number you can call him if you so wish. I told him what you had and where to look but he may not be a member. Chuck
    1 point
  33. Should be getting my Superfly for my Multi Kruzer, will post what I think about it when it comes in. Guessing it will be similar in performance to the Simplex at 14khz.
    1 point
  34. This was done in the early 1980s and I know of quite a few prospector that did this and their prospecting partners dug up the ignored signal got a 32,36,50+ ounces that were only an inch or two deep. They were lucky they were sharing finds. My first nugget over an ounce was a 4oz sitting 2 feet from the edge of a sealed bitumen road and I though it was a coke can. I was having a look at a flogged surface patch and decided to have a look on the other side of the road see what was there. At the time my prospecting mate was a local policeman and was working to lunch time and both of us were plann
    1 point
  35. Enjoyed the story of your adventure, as well as the picture of your captured gold. All the best, Lanny
    1 point
  36. I have an Equinox, and it suffers from the same issues as all VLF's in mineralized ground. It does have some features that help with this, but it's still a VLF detector. Just a really good one.
    1 point
  37. My finds for the total of this year! At least I got out 3 times...
    1 point
  38. I will save Mr.H some trouble and self edit my political comments. Here in Northern California the ------ ------ - ----- - --- ---! And therefore ----- -- ------- - ----- -- -, ----- - --- - ------- -- - However we can all ---- - -------- --- - -------- ----- ------- ------ ---- --- but only if we work together by ------ ------- --- ------ ------ ---- ---- and ------- -- --------- ---- - -- ------- -- ---- --. There are still a lot of opportunities here in the Northern Sierras but that is only because it requires a lot of very hard work to take advantage of them.
    1 point
  39. It’s tough for the new guy for sure I dream of starting this years earlier, no reason not to have just wasn’t on my radar at the time nobody to blame for that except myself. I’ve never asked anyone to give up their hard earned knowledge I feel it’s the same as asking for their ATM card and pin for my own use, besides endless hours picking up only trash knowing exactly where the fruit of the apple tree is when you can’t eat it anyway is it’s own form of torture. luckily feeding myself is not reliant on finding gold and the little bits along the way and the pleasure of the outdoors and the hunt
    1 point
  40. It's most likely a large, very deep piece of metal or hot rock.
    1 point
  41. Some detectors that Minelab has made 'sell themselves.' I think this was the case for the 5000 and the 7000 in the last 10 years when I was buying detectors that were the best. Others can tell me about the 2200 or 3000 that just didn't have any real competition. You had to have it to keep up with your fellow detectorists or be ahead of them. Some detectors need a lot of dealer help. I would say the 2300 and Gold Monster are a highly dealer driven sale for the right customer. I think this 6000 will be the same way. It won't be something that will change the industry but it will combi
    1 point
  42. Oh yes on the surprise part . On one the girl friend lost the guys high school ring, But the good thing it wasn’t a love lost because when I returned the ring they were married by then . Chuck
    1 point
  43. When they finally get down where they think the treasure is they will find a big sign saying APRIL FOOLS. Chuck
    1 point
  44. With the fantastic weather in the Rye Patch region during the month of October, I was chomping at the bit to get down there, but my summer job didn't end until the 30th. It still took me a few days afterward to get everything wrapped up, so I finally hit the road and met up with Gerry and friends at Rye Patch the following Tuesday. The detector training class we were scheduled to give that weekend ended up being cancelled, thanks to a winter storm that was forecast to move into the area on Friday. Needless to say, having only two days of optimal detecting conditions before being snowed out and
    1 point
  45. Well, in fairness, for those who are really paying attention - I posted the confidentiality document in this thread indicating a release on or before Dec 18th over a month ago. The link I posted goes to the actual FCC database, which for some reason is down today (it was up yesterday). Not that it particularly matters, but Steve the link you included is actually a 3rd party data scraping site that is emulating the actual FCC website. Same info in the end though I guess, just about a week delayed it seems. If that link dies, the product code to search the FCC database for this GPX 6
    1 point
  46. It does very much, and thank you for the video! So it seems like it's not just the stable ID numbers that the Multi-IQ provides, but also the ability to get those stable numbers with almost no (or at least a lot less) adjusting of settings compared to a non-Mult-IQ machine. Thanks again, you've been very helpful in helping me understand the benefits of Miulti-IQ.
    1 point
  47. For instance, I never read anywhere, that "assuming you won't search beaches, will dig everything, are willing to put in the time, etc. an AT Pro or Fisher F75+ will find you basically anything the Equinox will find." Sometimes, wording things differently will get a better understanding in someone else. This is more for coin size objects in my opinion, the Nox will find small gold and targets like that much better than the At Pro and F75 will, due to having higher frequencies available. I personally think my T2 (similar to F75) will find any coin my Nox will find especially if I was di
    1 point
  48. Good gosh, there are many people who are better detectorists than I am! Seriously, I am no wizard. I basically cheat by putting in huge hours, talking about the good days, and forgetting to mention the bad! Good photographers don’t take perfect pictures every time. They take a zillion pictures and toss all but the best ten. That’s my secret to successful detecting. Hours, lots of them. I like to think of myself as a student of metal detecting. The day I can’t learn from others is the day I die. A person simply asking a question I don’t know the answer to triggers my learning process. I d
    1 point
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