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  1. Went early today to the larger beach. Another beautiful day, even the water was tolerable. Low tide is strange here, you go from having about 50 feet of beach to over 200. It's difficult to read but thanks to advice I've been getting from y'all I did great, at least for me and the 4 hours I was out. I searched along the tidal pools for a while, walked about a mile. Didn't find much of anything, not even an iron grunt until I found a couple of coins and this metal anvil. I assume it's for making jewelry. Shown with the ring I dug yesterday for size: Ran into a guy swinging an Equinox
    8 points
  2. Howdy Gents, First i wanna thank Steve,for birthin this baby,And all the rest of ya that have contributed info,as a fng with new found burnin fever to find Things,Which seems the Easy part,as ive got more questions now than when i started๐Ÿ˜ i had no hope of ever stumbling onto such a site as this. Ive been diggin only since Plandemic "Lockdowns" began. Im pretty sure this site is my best find yet๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ i started readin about 4.30 pm yest and finally got around to creating an account about 3.30am this morn. I hadnt hardly clicked verification email an started coffee when i lost internet. Damdes
    4 points
  3. Moving Boulders to find Placer Gold Moving Boulders to reach Bedrock Crevices to locate those Placer Gold Nuggets that are hiding just out of sight. Jeff and Gary ( Two Toes ) use a Come-along and a Breaker bar to move the boulders then check the bedrock crevices with a Minelab SDC 2300 Metal Detector. A Come-Along is a hand operated winch used to pull objects in this case Boulders !! SG 036
    4 points
  4. I went today with my "new" Apex for a short outing to a third test location to double check that the "false signals " issue has been solved by the new Viper coil sent by the Garrett support . It is an iron infested path in a wood where I have tested the Vanquish 540 a year ago. - First the Apex/Viper is very stable , no more false signals .๐Ÿ™‚ - Second I have been very impressed by the Apex , it is almost silent on the iron trash, with sharp beeps on good signals . I confirm that the Apex iron filtering is excellent and better than the MLs Vanquish and Equinox in iron trashed areas. ๐Ÿ™‚
    4 points
  5. I got one also and I already bought two haha. They must be going down the old list. Thatโ€™s good though I think. Hi Dew, Joe has his grandkids down so he is off the radar a bit. Iโ€™m sure he might take a min to check in just not regular. I would call Fisher and ask them. I am not sure how they are selling them. The way my mail read was $1499 for the AQ, one battery, phones and standard coil and $299 for the additional 8โ€ coil. Both coils work well and have there place as you know. I think I saw a post by someone here using his 8โ€ coil and said that it was deep. I always am scared to give depth
    4 points
  6. Can't tell the date. Was using the Equinox 800 in Gold 1. This is the first Buffalo Nickel I found that could tell what the date was. In my regular ground, the ground balance is around 10. Ground balance on the wet beach on lake was 68.
    4 points
  7. Ps i read Steves rules. He said keep her sanitary and friendly an oncourse.
    4 points
  8. It's one of those days that I had to go to Plan B. Last minute plans for some detecting with a friend at an old ghost town fell thru. So, I decided to play catch up on some shallow water ring hunting I missed out on last year due to moving. The last several years, I've been scouting places to hunt for lost Jewelry, specifically, rings. Taking a page out of Mike Hillis' post on Inland Jewelry Hunting Tips here on detector prospector, I've been making changes. Some great info there. The last few years it has been paying off for me. Compared to previous years, my ring count is way up.Arriving
    3 points
  9. So last week I'm watching Freddy Dodge's Gold Mining show and he calls his friend, a "nugget detecting Expert" to come check out a claim to see if there is any large gold to be found. She takes out her Garrett Apex and proceeds to find close to a 1/4 oz nugget. That's it, I'm selling all my other detectors and getting an Apex.๐Ÿคฃ
    3 points
  10. From Kitco News. www.kitco.com Perth Mint sees record demand first-quarter demand for gold bullion (Kitco News) - Mints worldwide are seeing unprecedented demand for physical bullion, with the Perth Mint the latest to announce record sales for the first quarter of 2021. In a blog post published Tuesday, the Perth Mint said 130,000 troy ounces of gold and almost 1.6 million troy ounces of silver shipped to clients worldwide in March. โ€œThese figures are 285% higher (gold) and 178% higher (sil
    3 points
  11. Which means youโ€™ve used one. Tell us more ๐Ÿ˜œ
    3 points
  12. Hi Kac,i think i met you all over the place last nite๐Ÿ˜ im still lost in maze of info here. Not a bad thing at all,just so easy to get derailed. So im sure my wants far outweigh my needs,as i read quite a bit about diff machines and and capabilities in knowledgeable hands im thinking as i read quite a bit of Steves stories,tips tricks and just unselfishly sharing so much is very cool of him,and yourself an Chase an mr f350 and the others. Just browsin the Data and Comparisions had me for hours. I think it may be better if i tell ya hunting conditions and probable finds, the area is mostly pine
    3 points
  13. Brian, Your a hoot!! That was one hell of an intro! Welcome to the forum!! Make sure to peruse Steve's form rules, and you should be good to go join in the fun! Since you are close to the coast, do you water or beach hunt? Specific information like that will help us help you! Also budget! What your swingin' now, etc... It's hard to resist , but don't rush a purchase! And If you have a reliable detector dealer nearby, demos are an option, as well as used! There are also some great dealers that frequent this site! This hobby can get expensive quick, if your not careful,
    3 points
  14. I won't be making them for sales. Just me playing around. The Excalibur battery pictured ran for 4 days straight (106 hours) but it runs Hot, (4 18650 Samsung 3500mAh 16.8) which I am afraid might not be good on some days or machines. So Another one with 26650 batteries is planned but lower voltage. Steve sent me his extra EBL 5000mAh, so a 3 cell will be next but with the big batteries, 12.6 volts.
    3 points
  15. I don't know about the 5000, but all 7000/14 users I know use a bungee. I even use one for the SDC when I detect for longer, also to keep the coil control as good as I can. I can do without, but the coil control will decline over time. But the ergonomics matter much more than the weight, so the 6000 might be fine without bungee, or at least fine for longer. But weight aside, I love my hipstick so much that I would never go without it. It makes everything so easy without the need for a heavy harness, especially in the heat. Even the GM with hipstick is nice after many hours swinging.๐Ÿคฃ
    3 points
  16. Got out again this weekend and dug more bottle and did a little metal detecting too.
    3 points
  17. That's Freddy Dodge's Mine Rescue where he and Juan Ibarra travel around and spend a week with small scale miners, debugging their equipment and operations. If anyone is familiar with another Discovery network show named Homestead Rescue where three people (Rainey family) travel around the USA helping fledgeling homesteaders; that's the show's template. The 'friend' is Gypsy Jewels (we've mentioned/disucussed her before) who is a Garrett 'rep' on YouTube, etc. Garrett has a finger in Gold Rush and its spinoffs, I think. We see a lot of Super Sluice gold pans, for example. Dodge's and
    3 points
  18. Armed with a Minelab SDC 2300 and a White's Gold Master V-Sat Jeff and Gary ( Two Toe's ) head back to a spot they worked in the spring in search of Gold Nuggets !!!!! Jeff brings the Big Breaker Bar and it boulder moving time on the creek while Gary searchs the high bench for those elusive Nuggets. See what the guys find with there Metal detectors while working the Bedrock both High and low !!!!! SG 035 Thanks for watching
    2 points
  19. Welcome to the site!!! I would suggest a simplex or maybe a vanquish, Or whatever detector you have or choose, learn it. Most people over complicate the hobby, Just take your time and have fun. You will find out the plus or minuses of your machine to help you in your next purchase. Good luck Brian.
    2 points
  20. Don't hold your breath, you might pass out. They keep posting items with no pricing or critical info. Almost like they are fishing for interest. I not sure about you but I would like to see the new multi before a shovel, hip holster, or head phones. I'm starting to wonder whats going on at Nokta. I think the accessory market is way overloaded with products and not sure why the marketing campaign is going in this direction. How about teasing the new multi? Garrett Did.
    2 points
  21. You've got the bridge, but I sold all the ocean front property in Arizona a long time ago. You can check it out... there's none there. ๐Ÿ˜
    2 points
  22. Same here strick, But I'm a horder, and still have about a ML 6000's worth I should sell!!.........Wait a minute๐Ÿคฏ, I need to go clean out my shed now!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    2 points
  23. Late afternoon trip to the camp with my youngest son today. He prefers trout fishing over dirt fishing so he ended up with 3 trout and I found whatโ€™s pictured. The lead plumb Bob at the bottom came up as a 35 on the Equinox and it was in a cabin site under rocks. My wife had previously found a Chinese lock at the site and now a Chinese coin finally showed up. Iโ€™ll hit it again soon and thanks for looking.
    2 points
  24. The boy will ditch the fishing pole for a metal detector when he gets older...and will wonder why he did not do it earlier...least thats what I did. Nice finds you been getting and thanks for sharing it with us. strick
    2 points
  25. And it is the opposite with the Garrett Apex , their coil cables are too small for tall guys ...Just at the limit for me hopefully ... More testing from the manufacturers before delivering to the customers would probably be a good thing ... ๐Ÿ™‚
    2 points
  26. People smarting up to the fact Bitcoin is nothing more than the greatest Ponzie/Pyramid scheme of all time..........God's money will always prevail.
    2 points
  27. Lol i havent made it to beach yet,still plenty of alum an scrap iron to dig here๐Ÿ˜ i reckon im lookn fer a machine in under 200ish range thatl jus cherrypick good coins an old jewelry without loadin me up too bad with ghosts of hangovers long forgotten. ๐Ÿ˜‰ nah ive no experience. Kinda like yote trappin,you can catch an hold a few yotes in a stock 1 1/2 bridger but i wouldnt set out intentionally to do so,if i had a choice. From sounds of things i bleve ill find somethin in 3-700 range that i can play with. Just so many diff things to consider,the Takeovers,mom pops goin away,Supply lines,Fiat c
    2 points
  28. GPZ with 14, I do use a bungy. I can detect without one, but I can feel things after a while GPZ with 12" NF coil, I haven't used a bungy yet, but haven't done longer than a 3hr stint GPX4500/5000 with 12" Evo or smaller - no bungy. I will use one with 15" coils or bigger 6000 with 11" Coil - no bungy. Balance is indeed excellent.
    2 points
  29. Here in Oz they taste like Mutton Bird, very fatty. "Adult short-tailed shearwaters, or 'mutton birds', fly halfway around the globe to hatch and raise a single chick each year in colonies across southern Australia, returning to the same sandy burrow every spring."
    2 points
  30. NOT a meteorite the color inside looks the same so I guess the outer layer is not fusion... Oh well learned a lot about Meteorites and next time will just cut it right away. Thanks for all the help Cheers John
    2 points
  31. Thanks man. You have shown me the way! More later... ๐Ÿ˜ˆ
    2 points
  32. Thanks Steve. Y'all have been a great help. It's kind of a unique situation here, the tide is literally 7-10 feet. A hundred feet of beach or more at low tide, next to nothing at high. Early on at peak low the above was my view back at the beach. The umbrella is sitting at high tide! ๐Ÿ˜€ What I ended up doing which found me the coin line was going where my waist to knees matched up with the high tide line. Scored a bunch! The water was about 75-100 feet past me. These tidal pools produced some stuff but the real sweet zone was a few feet from the top cut. I found older coins
    2 points
  33. Hey SchoolofhardNox, Im with you on this as that's where the finer women's rings come in. Everything 1 and up that I could get even a semi-consistent signal over was dug. The area doesn't lend itself to foil. I was expecting more sinkers and split shot from fishermen and I didn't get even 1. That was unusual. I usually come home with several. This area is quite rocky making it easy for anything dropped to quickly disappear in the nooks and crannies i need to get out the waders and move into deeper water and find the women's rings. They should be there somewhere. Thanks for th
    2 points
  34. One question...... Is that the best you can do ? Skuh kuh kuh kuh My old master (electrician) used to ask me that when I did everything perfect !
    2 points
  35. Hope you are wearing something good on your feet. Glass and fishing hooks hurt! ๐Ÿ˜„ I would try from the shore to just above the knees. That will tell you what settles there. If it's all light aluminum and tin foil, and no sinkers or nickles or quarters, then it's either farther out, or buried too deep. Does the river ever go down like a low tide? That's the time to get out as far as you are comfortable.
    2 points
  36. Out of the 27 golds, 7 to 9 may have been found with my Excalibur. I use the AQ and Excal about 50/50 based on location. But when I go thru a spot there is nothing and I know there is gold. The AQ gets the call, and it produces. During the same time period of the 27 AQ gold the Excalibur got 15, but at different beaches... I'm Blessed in the ability of choosing the right machine and putting myself in the right spot. The AQ has increased my chances of finding Gold ... worthy of purchasing another. Here is the perfect example of a spot I've had guys tell me, don't bring me back here...reas
    2 points
  37. And as Joe, I too enjoy two AQโ€™s in my stable. I am very satisfied with the results from both my machines. Just my (2) cents worth so to speak. I think the problem with the AQ May lie in several factors. Not everyone is cut out for PI detection. Some will learn to adapt, some wonโ€™t. Location is a key factor also. Not every detector is made for every place. The wrong detector in the wrong place can sour anyone to its liking especially if itโ€™s new technology to them. I agree Fisher has had a rocky start to say the least but they have always treated me fairly. I also think that their quality cont
    2 points
  38. Covid Stress Relief Read... Warning, There is some DUMB sarcasm in this post. When it comes to metal detecting, I have no issues with any country and or how dumb/smart we/they/you/me be. If I offend you, no worries, it won't be the last time either. We need to go back a few years for some to realize, some dumb facts.... I figured it out. Gold Monster 1000 - Remember when Africa was sent the Gold Monster 1000 and nobody else. We in USA were told it was designed for them people and it even came with an adaptor for the broom stick (I'm not joking). Yea that detector, the one wit
    2 points
  39. There's been never ending talk, for years, about supposed machines that will have the best of pulse-world , while at the same time, TID/Disc. ability like standard coin-machines. So that you can effortlessly go into jet-black wet-salt sand, getting fabled depth, ... AND be able to pass nails and bobby pins *all at the same time*. Who can argue with that, eh ? It's no secret that some beach pulse machines can get a dime to a foot deep, so it's merely a matter of adding the ability to disc. out iron, and presto, you have the perfect machine. Right ? But alas, any efforts to do
    1 point
  40. I just gave them an ear full by email! I got an immediate email back saying that management would be made aware. We'll see.
    1 point
  41. Yeah, Derrick is who lives here, I met him a long time back but at that time he said he wasn't going to do any TV, guess it changed. I haven't seen the Whitewater one as I more or less stopped watching or owning a TV 10 years ago. But I ran into an old closed claim in NNV that was staked by that Fred Hurt guy. Location of which made me think he must have been a gold detectorist at some point in the past, and the location also probably means someone on this forum probably knows/knew him at one point.
    1 point
  42. As long as you make the connections properly and get a good seal on the finished item you will have no problems. Most coils will have extra wire on them so that they will fit what ever shaft it is on.
    1 point
  43. Just played around with MLRS again. The search box now basically takes the place of those insanely complex, clunky, and slow LR2000 search forms. Like, just type a name or claim number straight in and it pulls it up right away. You can search by T/R/S too but the section part is buggy still. Problem is that it only indexes filings new enough to be on the MLRS and not older LR2000 data. Anyways, still sooo much quicker, and going to be useful in the future as more gets filed on MLRS.
    1 point
  44. Thanks! I figured it all out, just posted another days' stuff. Did pretty good. ๐Ÿ™‚ So ya call the tide lines edges? I know what the troughs are.
    1 point
  45. Thus far I have been highly impressed with the Equinox ability to handle high mineral. But...up until Tuesday, the most severe I had hunted in thus far would be 3 to 4 bar Fe meter type clay (on F75). There, the machine runs stable and can achieve good tones and numbers for most items down to 10 inches for high conductors and slightly deeper for low conductors. Very good considering most other machines drop off at about the 6 inch range. Tuesday I went to my bullet range...which is 4 and 5 bar soil. It will be the toughest I run the machine in. This place requires pulse machines to
    1 point
  46. Most of the gold I found was in the 1-9 range. That is where he tiny stamped gold charms are, along with crosses, studs, and some small ladies rings. Broken band small rings read there also, along with most small linked gold chains. Above those numbers and you are in the normal ring range. Everyone wants that 1/2 ounce ring, but there are a lot of chains and small gold out there lost over the years.
    1 point
  47. Hello all! OK first off, as Steve said, we have already produced our first PI machine with the PulseDive. We are working on other PI machines - for gold prospecting and beach/underwater hunting. These will NOT be released this year though. Please understand that engineering, development and manufacturing is not as easy as it sounds (I have learned that myself after joining this company which has changed my whole view as a consumer). In addition, our priority of projects/products change based on market demand as we are a very consumer focused company. Btw, our other business H
    1 point
  48. Looking good! I think what I and other users would really like to know is whether or not there is a smaller coil option. I personally would like a small elliptical for when I search for lost coins under sofa cushions or under the seat of my truck. The stock coil looks a little large for that.
    1 point
  49. Hello all, A little primer first; as some of you may know, my Equinox is in "the shop", due to previously posted issues! No worries; using the old trusty At Pro! So between Covid, and the horrendous heat wave we are experiencing, i haven't been out much to detect! But many of you have been out, and posting! So i just had to suck it up, and get my butt out in it!! Summers here used to be a nice balmy Easterly breeze most every day! The last several years have been unusually hot and humid, with little to no breeze, and record temps! Dangerous conditions, if you don't h
    1 point
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