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  1. I think your right Steve, I’ve honestly tried to look at my reaction to this situation and make allowances for my own very healthy ego and the need for a bit of self hype 😝 . Thing is you and I both know that we have nothing to worry about, it really doesn’t matter how ML promote the 6000, yeah it would have been nice to be front and centre but at the end of the day the 6000 will do a VERY good job of speaking for itself whether we are there front and centre or not. So change of plans, I’m just going to chill out and enjoy the peace and quiet and go do a bit of detecting, Winter is coming. 😊
    11 points
  2. The reality is.....it's a new Minelab Gold Detector and quite a few of us will purchase it, as we know what their past detectors can do. DetectExperts, Old worn out dudes, hot young hotties, or some of guys who's been in the business for 20+ yrs....Minelab has become such a powerful detector brand name, it really doesn't matter how it comes out. We'll line up and buy, like we have been doing for years. Yes there will be a good amount who sit back and wait to hear the results and field reports, but those same folks are the ones who normally do that anyway. So time will tell and they
    10 points
  3. You forgot to sign up as a Detexpert JP! Only genuine Minelab Detexperts know anything about Minelab detectors and how they operate. I've reviewed the Detexpert page, and neither of us is listed there, so we are Detecdummies! Being as you are a Detecdummy, my advice is just stay quiet and wait for more information from the Detexperts. If you learn enough, perhaps you can be accepted into the exalted ranks. I know I'm not smart enough to make the cut, but there may be hope for you! Don't know. Minelabs already said the GPZ remains the flagship, so I will leave any battles over which is be
    10 points
  4. OMG WTF is going on in the world? Is this instant gratification, social media ‘add water and stir’ the dominant driving force now rather than someone actually having runs on the board? I say this with no wish of offending the social media effort makers reading this forum who are striving to hit that magical viral effect this type of interaction craves, but blow me down with a feather how can someone who has generated more views than actual hours in the field be a mover and shaker when it comes to imparting actual informed information on a subject as complex as a metal detector? Achieving
    9 points
  5. 4-1-21, EL PASO, TX. - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Consolidating the former "Big Three" of metal detecting (Fisher, Garrett, and remnants of White's Electronics) into one cohesive engineering force, the United States manufacturers are aiming to put themselves back on the map with a brand new detecting technology. With Minelab leading technological developments in metal detecting for the past two decades, U.S. companies have struggled to meet the performance benchmarks set by the Australian company. In recent years we have even seen companies that in the past, took the crown of metal detec
    7 points
  6. Went out to 2 different beaches for a mix of GPX and AQ hunting. Tony repaired my headphones for the AQ and also made me a spare set , along with 2 short cables, so I could zip tie the short cable to the machine, and so I would not break the M8 connector. The short cable also converts the M8 to an M12, a more robust connector going to the headphones. So, for the first AQ hunt in a while, I chose my “spot” to see if I could find any low conductors where the GPX had previously run the 18” DD coil. I did not find any coins in that area, but did find little bits of melted copper and lead. So, I ve
    6 points
  7. Fisher and I reached an agreement - they decided to proceed with production of AQ Limited units but felt that it would be best if they dealt directly with the buyers. Since this was a change from what had previously been agreed between us, it was necessary to reach a new agreement. This was done and my list of waiting buyers is now with them and I have received an acceptable compensation for my work in marketing the Limited. I will continue to be a FTP dealer and am very hopeful that my experience with this project over the last nearly 4 years will induce potential buyers to chose me
    6 points
  8. I hope this is appropriate to share, but I thought it is something you don’t see everyday. I found it at my local park, a few inches down. I cleaned it up very nice, and I’m sure it is still strong enough to use. It says made in England. I was wondering if any had an idea on an age. Any guesses welcome!
    5 points
  9. This makes me wonder if Minelab look at that as an opportunity lost by not re-working the 10x5 closed coil on the Gold Monster to be an option for the Equinox way back when it was released. 1000’s of sales in a month on something that (probably) would have taken a few weeks to test, re-model and re-badge. Too late now. A 6000 is in my future.
    5 points
  10. With all the experienced gold detectorists out there, all the gold detecting channels 50k-100k subs, all the dealers who could be showing the unit off while knowing what they are talking about - they choose to give this opportunity to a no name relic hunting channel in Florida where 6000 will see zero usage? And let a guy who doesn't appear to have ever detected for gold nuggets a single day of his life, who will probably never use a 6000 and has likely never touched a 7000, and is looking at it like it's some kind of perplexing mystery stick give his opinion on wether it's an improvement over
    5 points
  11. Ornithologists and biologist all believe that they have been extinct for nearly a century but us old time Plumas County prospectors know that they are alive and well and thriving. I am referring, of course, to the Plumas Kwail. This is a very unique bird and is quite important to the local prospectors. It is unique in that it hibernates in the winter and emerges each year about the first of April. it is important to the knowledgeable Plumas County prospector because it is known to pick up and swallow the densely scattered small sunbaker gold nuggets that are so abundant here in Plumas county.
    4 points
  12. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/apr/01/arabian-coins-found-in-us-may-unlock-17th-century-pirate-mystery
    4 points
  13. This was our first test with her out in the Mojave Desert, and all I can say it is very easy to walk about detecting with this one. Firstly, there was no stooping over with a scoop to pick up bad targets with this detector, they were all the real thing! And GeoSense works amazingly well, love being able to go with her automatically and easily keeping up with wherever I detected, it was a breeze. I've detected with others that were unwieldly and hard to control in the desert, but I can say this one is really something special. We walked for a couple miles on the edge of a dry lake looking f
    4 points
  14. Its a new world JP ,,, I can't get used to it , us 65 models can,t keep up with the modern shit.. no wonder my mom said months ago before she died at 90 ,,,,,, i,m not interested in texting ,just ring me on my landline ......................
    4 points
  15. Several patches close to town here that I got over 1000 nuggets off. Got 1200 off one patch when the sdc first came out. Paid its self off in two weeks on a patch the 5000 couldn’t get anymore. Trick is to get to em all first ! 🤔 I haven’t detected in 2 months to make sure I’m fresh for a month long assault!
    4 points
  16. Minelab also markets the Etrac and CTX above the Equinox - sold my Etrac after 2 years of using the Equinox. I was getting much better results with the Equinox. Most of our club members who had the CTX are now using the Equinox. Not saying the 6000 will be better than the Z but that Minelab is not immune from using marketing spin when it suits them - the truth is out there just waiting to be unmuzzled.
    4 points
  17. The biggest problem here? ANYONE can sign up as a detexpert. Leaves people hang out to dry that genuinely know how the machine works and had a hand in designing the things. As a customer of ML (or any other manufacturer for that matter, be it metal detectors or whatever), I don’t want to listen to just anyone talk from a script about the machine. I want to know the inner workings and exactly what each function does from people that know the machine. Little bit peeved about the way they’ve done this. If it was any other manufacturer they would’ve been crucified by their ‘lo
    4 points
  18. I’ve found token coin that had heads on one side and tails on the other. I never seen that girls head on they said was heads . She was well endowed. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a guy bottle opener.It would never sale that’s why you don’t see any. Chuck
    4 points
  19. I’m cross checking within myself making sure I’m dividing the usual pre-release jitters of a product that I’ve been involved in for quite some time now and what is actually going on here, this release is very different to any release I have ever been involved in to the point of almost total exclusion. I understand about hold ups and marketing process, there are a million little things that need to be sorted along that stressful path to ramping up production and having adequate stock on hand, in parallel to that process the marketing guys have to get the word out and let everyone know what it i
    4 points
  20. IMPORTANT UPDATE - Coiltek NOX COILSSince we launched the new NOX coils just 4 weeks ago on the 3rd of March 2021, we have received 1000’s of orders for the product, and these orders are continuing to grow each day. We have never before experience such demand for a Coiltek product. We are naturally delighted to have such a positive response to the NOX product and we are grateful for your support. However, due to this unprecedented worldwide demand and the various impacts of COVID-19, deliveries are taking longer than usual. Be assured, our worldwide distributors and dealers are doing t
    3 points
  21. I just got a call and a text from Fisher. They stated that I was next in line for the Impulse. I'm in the process of moving further from the Gulf of Mexico, so I told him I was going to pass. Next guy in line should be getting a call in the next day or two.
    3 points
  22. The more I use this machine the more I love it!! The anchor button is a 1795-1810 military button, found in the iron. We have dug this field plenty of times! Small brass buttons today were under the iron or next to it! Bullet was at about 10 inches in the iron. Site was in South Chesapeake VA
    3 points
  23. Ridge Runner, I agree, should be free if no price is displayed.
    3 points
  24. For most users. like myself, a pay out of a detector and all the associated cost is not expected, it is considered the cost of recreation.
    3 points
  25. No clue why they went with the regular ears on the 8 inch............... Both are fine with me, both work as they should with no problems here. The fact you get a lower rod with the 8 is a Big plus...disconnect the coil fitting from the main housing....flip the lever...pull out the rod .... set aside, line up the new coil and rod....slide in, close latch......connect coil fitting to the housing....DONE>>> how easy is that... 😍 The big coils ears stay the same on the New Production model, as far as I know.
    3 points
  26. I’ve only got to use my 10 x 5 once so far. It definitely punches deeper compared to the 6 inch at least for me. A .2g nugget came up as a solid 8. Gold mode 1, I had recovery at 4 and FE2 at 0. Coil cover sucks though, kept coming off until i got it dirty.
    3 points
  27. PART SEVEN: This is the final step of the cleaning process on these gold specimens. After soaking the gold specimens in Muriatic acid a few days I then place them in a solution of baking soda and water. There is an aggressive reaction for a short period of time to the gold specimens causing more of the host rock to be removed. Then I rinse each gold specimen in water. I then have four containers in which two have Muriatic acid, one with baking soda and one with water. I then take each gold specimen and place it in the first container of Muriatic acid, then in the second container of Muria
    3 points
  28. Them thousand dinks can lead you to the source with a lot more then 4 Oz 😉😁 13oz out of the little leader from that the 1200 patch mentioned earlier led me too.
    3 points
  29. It was thru Fisher, $299 with a new lower rod. Not sure what the shipping since the price was for a AQ and optionally the 8".
    3 points
  30. Just my opinion...It has all the characteristic of a small coil. Depth is above normal for it's size but still shy of the big coil. If your hunting difficult water it's a much better choice. And I only use the AQ because it is Deep...So the bigger coil is my favorite. If I remember correct, on a buried yard stick nickel I could get it at 15 .. faint at 16.. all metal, which is very good for it's size And it does come with it's own rod so changing coils is very easy.
    3 points
  31. Thanks! Makes me look like one of those Minelab models, doesn’t it? 😉
    3 points
  32. Nice looking bird, Klunker, but I speak for many who want to see a picture of the golden scheisse being panned!
    3 points
  33. Photo of a Plumas Kwail as promised
    3 points
  34. I normally don't dig for bottles but when my Brother-In-Law told me about all the glass they were seeing at this site, I decided to go take a look. The site dates from and the bottle we were digging are from 1850's to about 1900. Nothing real valuable came out but there were some real heartbreakers (broken bottles) like log cabin bitters, California bitters and a few others. We also recovered marbles, coins and tokens, but nothing real exciting to mention specifically. We used a trenching method to recover the bottles. There was about 8-10 inches of topsoil then a layer of trash that exte
    3 points
  35. 2 points
  36. Bought myself a Minelab Equinox 800 this morning. I can't wait to get it. I have taken about a six year break from detecting with a White's MXT. I'm looking forward to getting back into this in a big way. Retirement fits me!!!
    2 points
  37. Thanks Joe. Yep you won't be getting a Christmas card from Jim this year 😄 He was fine. I showed him the basics (since that's all I know🤔), but since he has a lot of water experience and PI experience, he made whatever adjustments he needed. He was nice enough to give the AQ a full dunk for about 3 or 4 hours, so it finally hit some water instead of the land hunting it was used to. I wanted to try my GPX at a different setting and his beach was a great choice. But I bet that water was COLDDDDDDDDD 🥶
    2 points
  38. Like so many things they don’t say a price. When I go to Walmart and I don’t see a price then it has to be free. They say differently when I try to go out the door with it.haha I know nothing is free in this world but I do know it cost you more to get out of it when you die . Chuck
    2 points
  39. No, the depth will not be the same, especially with the 12” BEAST coil. Even in fresh water & low mineralization dirt. Aaron
    2 points
  40. I have to say .... i was floored to see the MDT only required one battery and to replace it only costs $6...... AND you get to as well as the charger which will recharge both at the same time. You can get them easily anywhere on line. Why are we paying crazy prices for battery packs??? You just cant beat old fashion KISS. Ive used mine a lot.... they still charge to 4.1 and ive had mine a couple of years now. This is one well made tank of a machine.... yet light weight. Im hoping SteveG comes up with that thinner lower shaft for a little better water movement. Thou i have to say the
    2 points
  41. Me and Flagman hit a new spot and looked what turned up.
    2 points
  42. Me too, that's why I prefer to shoot for one 4 ouncer and not 1000 dinks.
    2 points
  43. I am sure that for the initiated (like us) the 6000 will be a blessing. But beginners who get the 6000 as their first machine might get hooked on the automation. But perhaps this will be the new ML vision going forward: Don't worry about settings too much and let the machine do most (all) for you. Who knows, the new 7000 successor could equally have much more automation, and machines like the current 7000 and the 5000, with all their settings, would then disappear over time. IMHO this would be a pity. The current 7000 has just the right balance between automation and settings, the 5000 was ove
    2 points
  44. Nope, I just want to test it where there is really no (specific) claims being made, and definitely no data. In salt and bad ground. I really don't care if it outperforms the Z on dinks. But if it's outperforming the Z on appreciably sized stuff in difficult ground types where the Z struggles with any size coil - well then it's a real useful tool IMO!
    2 points
  45. You are new here Sheppo, so trust me, what you are seeing is classic Herschbach sarcasm!
    2 points
  46. Just read on my 8" post that Rick is a dealer so I would contact him first.
    2 points
  47. Rick Sorry to hear that but the good side of it it’s behind you.The main thing now is just take care of yourself and like it are not do what the doctor says. Sometimes we all find that hard to do. PM your address and I’ll send you some old treasure mags to read while getting well. Chuck
    2 points
  48. Captain Henry Every was a 17th century pirate that took an Indian trading vessel and disappeared with it’s passengers, gold and silver aboard and was the subject of a worldwide manhunt but was never found. And then came along a detectorist who may have helped solve a part of the mystery: https://www.tampabay.com/news/nation-world/2021/04/01/ancient-coins-may-solve-mystery-of-murderous-1600s-pirate/?outputType=amp EDIT: Alternate link: https://apnews.com/article/ancient-coins-may-solve-mystery-1600s-pirate-f5a6151b74e0dcf96de585eab451f90c And here's a pic of the detectoris
    2 points
  49. So now my staff/I am supposed to train customers: on their detector. on the tools we use. on the rocks we look for. on the elevations we like to stay at. on the kinds of gold our detector hits best at. on the sounds to ignore/investigate. on the way to properly recover the target. on the way to tell lead/hot rocks/cold stones from gold. on the way to staying in the zone/proper mindset. but now we have to teach them plants??? Wait a minute. I could of sworn the GPX-6000 had a video showing "How to become an Expert, just turn it on".
    2 points
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