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  1. Late this afternoon I snuck in a beach hunt. It was very disappointing in the beginning. The conditions were just great with a low tide but there was nothing much down low. I began following the advice I gave Adam about Zig Zagging and it was only producing odd targets. Sometimes the beach just doesn't have much to give you I began to say. When I reached one of my good beaches after about a mile walk and the conditions weren't right it was time to return on the high side. This I did and I worked my way into a few coins rather than just trash and by now I had 3 cheap rings which I wou
    17 points
  2. Ok I got the hammered coin...??? I called my buddy over and he dug the Eagle Breast Plate....My other buddy dug the Eagle Button...Hurt my feelings....
    13 points
  3. If the number of controls had anything to do with how well a detector works, the Whites V3i would be the worlds most powerful metal detector.
    10 points
  4. I have tried the coil now and it's great, such a smooth threshold. It reminds me of when I first put an anti interference coil on my GPX, for anyone who has done that they'll know exactly what I'm talking about. I will be prospecting new ground the next few days and I'll take some videos of how it works and hopefully find some gold.
    8 points
  5. My new coil has arrived! DHL are excellent, always so fast even with the Covid situation. While other parcels sit in limbo for months DHL cruises on through like nothing is happening. I did a 5 hour round trip to drive from where I am camped up to home to meet the courier to collect my coil, she was very helpful and gave me an indication of the time she'd been going to my house so I was able to time it so I met her there and I made it by 20 minutes πŸ™‚ I left my GPZ behind so unfortunately I wasn't able to try the coil out straight away, I'm about to drive back now after doing a few
    7 points
  6. I'll be adopting a wait and see approach to this one. I'm after a third detector to always have a spare when we are miles from nowhere. However, this might have too much irrelevant crap on it for my liking, such as wireless headphones, which I will never use, and possibly too much " automation ". I'm expecting it to sit midway in pricing between a 5000 and ZED, so it won't be cheap either ! A good used 5000 might be in order, to complement our 4500, and ZED with X coils ! Cheers, Rick
    7 points
  7. Took my Gold Racer out for just over an hour to an area I had picked up the barber earlier this year. There is a lot of brush and the GR solid coil works well for poking around. Along the shore of the lake I noticed a stretch of bog iron, the lake bottom is usually a light gray. Ran my coil over the area and hit some coin sized objects but numbers bit low which I expect and just under the bog iron was these coins, 1883 IH, trashed IH and an 1873 seated dime. The pond is pretty hard pack gravel so old stuff isn't that deep. Oddly that stupid sinker was about 6" down in the rocks below and tough
    6 points
  8. Hi guys! Well, I just this couple minutes ago on Facebook! Looks awesome!
    5 points
  9. Damn it....I want one! NOT Reeses' garbage can lid, one of those 6000's.........
    5 points
  10. The GPX 6000 is a new gold prospecting metal detector, slated for release in spring 2021. The official release will probably be in February, but details are already leaking. Actual detectors will ship at a later date, if history is any guide. The GPX 6000 is a pulse induction gold nugget prospecting detector, featuring a light-weight, well-balanced package, coil options, built in wireless headphones, and swappable batteries. See the specifications below. Here are a couple tidbits gleaned from the full Codan 2020 Annual Report: page 6: "Minelab will soon release an exciting new G
    4 points
  11. I no longer remember the name I gave the detector πŸ€”
    4 points
  12. Simon - There are good detectorists in any part of the world, no one disputes that, that's missing the point though. The country-wide literacy rate in some of these African gold rush areas can be very low. 60% in Sudan, 40% in Somalia, from a quick Google. So, English, Arabic or other native language driven menus and manuals might be a barrier to learning and operating a machine. The obvious solution is to make machines as simple as possible, reduce controls, and use symbols instead of language in order to be usable by as many potential customers as possible. I know native English speake
    4 points
  13. With the Mono coils provided as standard equipment and no mention of iron reject, I suspect iron reject is not an included feature and possibly also not compatible with legacy GPX coils (ML or 3rd party). If that is the case, it won’t be very popular with the relic hunter crowd other than the fact that it does appear to be lighter, weatherproof, and no cables flopping about. If it had/has iron reject and legacy GPX DD coil compatibility - no brainer for me, there would be a used GPX 4800 up on the classifieds board tomorrow. But without it, would have to wait for a highly discounted, lightl
    4 points
  14. After seeing a new post from others and NM about some new accessories, I started to ponder the old naming contest about a new multi freq. detector. We all have posted our thoughts and hopes on this new multi and a PI. First question, Did anyone win the contest? The date of start for said contest was September 21, 2018. That's 1014 days since its start. I'm not the smartest, But you would think you had the product developed and ready for the winning name, To give you some time for marketing. Lets say a year for printing, adds and a selling platform. (Frustrated) I know we all have said it just
    3 points
  15. Hello, everyone. My name’s Greg and I’m a metal detector in Catawba County NC. If anyone else is from the area I would love to meet up for a hunt. For your viewing pleasure, I’ve attached a nice little flat button I found yesterday at an early 1800s site I have permission on.
    3 points
  16. I'm not overly impressed to part with my gpx5000. I like detectors to have ability to fine tune for various conditions, not overly simplistic such as the monster. Don't get me wrong, I love my monster but I do wish it was more adjustable for different conditions. As for me, I will take the versatility of the 5000 with this beast.lol
    3 points
  17. OK, 4.6 lbs or 2.1 kgs with battery per the brochure shared above. Just for reference, the SDC 2300 weighs 5.7 lbs The GPX 5000 without external battery weighs 5.3 lbs on arm. I tend to measure on arm weight, but the battery alone is another 1.7 lbs, and if we add a couple pounds for the harness and battery cable, a person is hauling about 9 lbs of gear around when using a GPX 5000. And of course the GPZ 7000 at 7.32 lbs This page fully updated constantly at this point..... Minelab GPX 6000 Data & Reviews
    3 points
  18. EL NINO sent me this link.. Looks like it to me what do you guys think???
    2 points
  19. Look's close to me. Send some good photos to a good numismatist. Or start your own TV show, Calabash island Ha Ha. It's to bad its missing a piece. Great find no doubt.
    2 points
  20. Nice hunt! A breast plate, box plate belt buckle, etc., are on my bucket list! Not easy to find on the left coast, but it does happen. Believe it or not, I've found two hammered fractional reales in California at a Spanish site. Both were early 1800's hammered copper fraction (1/4) reales from the same site, one's in great condition, the other is okay. I was surprised when I posted them that Keith Southern posted that they were actually valuable as they were a rare mintage from Sonora, MX. Apparently there's a collector market for them.
    2 points
  21. Stay out of the casino's bro, whatever you do! Don't worry eveything changes things will get better. ht πŸ‘
    2 points
  22. Awesome Mitch, that's the 1 we hope to hit. πŸ˜ƒ ht
    2 points
  23. I wonder if the "experienced" detectorist always needs that many settings to play with. Take a look at the SDC. Practically no settings and yet it is being used by beginners and advanced detectorists alike. This is because the SDC is a specialized detector that is nearly perfect for certain ground and terrain conditions. Who knows, perhaps the 6000 outperforms all other machines under certain conditions (that yet need to be revealed....). One never fits all πŸ™‚
    2 points
  24. The early bird catches the worm but also its the second mouse that eats the cheese. Always a bit of a conundrum when new technology comes out as to whether you should jump in straight away or wait and see. My swinging shoulder is not the best so the light weight would be appreciated. The 6000 headphones look good and i really like going cordless. Automatic tuning is a big bonus for me - will save a lot of time in field trying to optimise set up of the GPX - and i am happy with the technology doing this. I will be keeping the GPX4500 as a spare so im not too fussed if the old coils d
    2 points
  25. I'm not going to jump on this one on day 1 of release either. But I am going to try to get a dealer to let me give it a test run, and if I like it and it's affordable, I may pick one up. I'd really like to see how this machine does in salt. I'm kinda tired of my 4500 but I keep it for wet salt areas. Can't help but notice the complete lack of a bungee in the unboxing. πŸ™‚ And like SImon, I love the speaker.
    2 points
  26. I guess we can slap a name on the backpack or leg holster in the interim!🀣 I'll now put that into the same category as waiting for more coils for the Nox! πŸ‘πŸ‘
    2 points
  27. Wow I can't believe I got out yesterday to dig. It seems like work and the stress of things in 2020 took a toll on my detecting experiences for quite a while. I wanted a new coil for the MK and saw a post Kac made about the Nel Superfly, So I said what the heck I'll give it a try. This coil is 6 grams lighter than my 9 inch. I must say this coil is amazing!!! great depth and way better separation. So I went to give it a spin on a site I hunt that has some modern and 18th century history to it. (ball fields and farm fields). I swung for about 5 hours in the 35 degree weather, and found a bunch
    2 points
  28. My understanding is the USA marketing meeting with Minelab is next week and it'll still be a month before 6000's go on sale here. Take with as many grains of salt as necessary... Also: the knob literally goes to "11". Nigel Tufnel approves. πŸ˜„ This appears to be a machine designed directly for the African/Middle East markets. Easy to use and learn without English menus, the manual appears to be tiny, and basically a turn on and go machine? Like the GM, I assume it will have uses here though too.
    2 points
  29. Looks nice. Weight? Price? I list such things at the link below as soon as I can find them. Minelab GPX 6000 Data & Reviews
    2 points
  30. First things first, The ring is awesome. As for the aluminium tokens. The DeSoto Square token is from a Mall in Manatee County Florida built in 1973. The Venus token (Krewe of Venus) is from a cultural awareness organization founded in 1965. They are based in Tampa, and as far as I can tell still operating on very little funds. Hope this can help solve the mystery
    2 points
  31. Reading a recent thread reminded me of the Nautilus and how it was perceived and received by detectorists here in the UK. My detectors of choice are GPX-5000 and Nexus MP/Ultima, with a selection of coils. Prior the Nexus my favoured VLF being the Nautilus DMC-IIB. At the time, relatively few UK detectorist had heard of the Nautilus and of the few who had and went on to purchase, most gave up on it. They couldn't get their heads round the necessary coil balancing or get to grips with the unique way it could ID iron and the way the batteries were exposed on the underside was a to
    1 point
  32. Yep the gray lines are a common problem for the gpz screens. If you're in warranty, send it in to Minelab USA. If not, I wouldn't stress too bad, as it wont affect your detector in any way other than being an annoyance.
    1 point
  33. https://franklinmint.com/products/spanish-american-4-maravedis The coinage is quite similar to this hammered coin - the Spanish-American Maradevis....
    1 point
  34. Handy suggestion, thanks πŸ˜‰ Timely post as I have just got back from my first outing. Missed low tide at the ocean beach - tide app looks to be 1.5 hrs later than what it actually is. Couldn’t get near a decent gutter that we had seen just a few hours before when we had gone for a swim All targets there were in the dry sand. Could not get a hit down near the waters edge. Assume that no recent drops and what has been there awhile has concentrated lower. Found a pair of earrings (quite a few metres from each other so that was funny), a $2 coin, 50 cent coin and
    1 point
  35. Nice hunt at the beach and good to see you keep at it to make a good find. Good luck on your next outing.
    1 point
  36. That is kick butt very kool great job
    1 point
  37. Could be just beat up. Is that a CT cut copper?
    1 point
  38. Don't be so sure, It would be very unlikely of Minelab to let people use their existing coils. It has a different coil connector too, it is rainproof/splash proof which may have required that change but it likely means the older coils won't fit, the connector looks very different and perhaps clips on rather than screws on. It's hard to say with the images available. It doesn't look like they've chipped the coil cable this time, perhaps the chip is inside the coil like with the Equinox. I think this is a very big mistake by Minelab if they're forcing people to only use their two
    1 point
  39. Good load Resse, does that coil come with a track ball mounted on bottom to roll it along the ground instead of lifting it? πŸ₯΄
    1 point
  40. Thanks Joe, My luck they only carry plastic. I'll look for pieces of Louis Vuitton on the trail, but I would probably just run into my wife. She said my new Nel coil looks just like her $750 Christian Louboutin shoes, I asked you don't actually wear those outside? She just rolled her eyes and said you just wouldn't understand. I'm going to try that with my next detector purchase, I'm thinking that won't work out the same way.
    1 point
  41. Let me qualify that statement. When you have a pulse that you are really familar with--that you know the feild size well on, and you hear a very faint, narrow signal that's round--there is a very good chance that it will be non-ferrous. I can certainly do this with the Cuda--having run it for 30 years....
    1 point
  42. I have been trying to locate a school house site in a small farming settlement that was abandoned by the late 1920's. The settlement had a few houses scattered about, a rail stop/ post office and a 1 room rural school house. Everything was razed years ago. Yesterday I located a privy hole that was cased with an iron pipe so I figured that must be the area. Meager finds that are par for the course here where I live with the exception of the Chinese coin. It is the first I have found, so I was pretty happy with that.
    1 point
  43. Yes all 3 coins are silver and in very good condition. Since it turn colder I have stayed indoors until it gets above 30 degrees, but plan to get back out the soon. Thank you and don't just think that we are the only ones with finds like this, do some research in your area and look for something in the country to hunt. I have found that old churches and schools are the best places to research.
    1 point
  44. I have limited mobile reception as I'm camped up in a remote location so I'm not going to mess around doing many posts, I've had a number of people asking where i am as i haven't been posting lately, easier to explain in one post with everything and seeing I started the thread it doesn't matter what I post about in it. My wife was going to be buying me a 17" round GPZ X-coil for a Christmas present as my plan for this year is to go further from obvious gold locations looking for new ground which I figured having a bigger coil than I would usually use would be good for, I was then offered
    1 point
  45. This is a display case filled with nearly 1,000 complete Shaler 3-piece CW minie ball bullets found in a single hole dug in Culpeper, VA. At $100+ US dollars per complete three piece set, this display is valued at just north of $100,000. Not really close to the intrinsic weight value of gold, but nothing to sneeze at. Hence my comment from a relic digger's perspective who uses a GPX at these sites. The right kind of lead is valued in my world, as is gold, obviously, and brass not attached to a shotgun shell casing. Aluminum not so much.
    1 point
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