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  1. Gerry If you retire . I've heard metal detecting is a good hobby for retired people. You should check it out .
    7 points
  2. Did pretty good using the AQ Ltd last month in the wet sand low tide slopes...1 gold per hunt on 3 different hunts! spending a lot of time hunting in "Tones" mode. I love how this machine screams over gold! Almost like it's telling you "You better dig this damn target right now If you know what's good for you!!!" 😄 The total weight for all 3 gold is 17 grams and all are 14k. The stones & pearl account for some of the weight of course so total gold weight is probably more like 14-15 grams maybe? just a guess.. Working on April now 😉
    7 points
  3. Bloody Ripper.....Nenad from Phase Technical said mine will be in the mail tomorrow .
    6 points
  4. Just shows that you cant please everyone all the time. The videos were short and to the point. Most only being one minute or so in length. If some one has a problem with one aspect of the machine then there's a short video that covers the problem. No need to try looking for the section that covers your problem in a lengthy video. Anyhow, the videos wont please everyone but I'm sure they will help many
    5 points
  5. We had a few units arrive late this afternoon, with more hopefully on the way. 🙂
    5 points
  6. If it wasn't for the guy in the video, the 6000 wouldn't be released, and would probably be someone's imagination only. If it was Russell Coight, the coil would be backwards, the display would be smashed, and he would have driven over the control box 🤣
    5 points
  7. Unfortunately the guy in the Minelab videos looks like Russell Coights All Aussie Adventures which puts me off the videos a bit. All Aussie Adventures is a comedy show about Russell who believes he is a real Aussie with an intimate knowledge of the bush but in reality knows bugger all and gets himself and the people he is trying to impress with his bush skills into all sorts of predicaments. I think I will stick to the manual.
    5 points
  8. Just received another phone call from Miners Den Adelaide. ETA for my 6000 has changed from mid next week to its here ready to be picked up. Thats good news but I'm currently 2 days drive away so will pick it up first thing Monday morning and have cleared my calendar for the rest of the week for local detecting to get a feel for the new machine.
    5 points
  9. Minelab USA had not said anything to us in the last couple weeks, but it could be because nobody at Minelab Australia has told them anything? We just finished our 1st training at Rye Patch, NV. and the customers on the list for training on their GPX-6000 had to roll back to the coming up June session. I would hope my Staff and I will be able to put some time on the GPX-6000's before we train in June? Either way, I am excited to get the GPX-6000 out there and finding a few more ounces of gold this year.
    5 points
  10. I dug another fake Cartier LOVE ring yesterday. Second one dug on this beach. Even though I could not read the hallmark inside the ring (gotta have my cheaters for that) I knew it was just like two others that I dug last year and the year before. I do have one real one though. I dug it last year. All the white gold ones are fake. The gold colored one is real. These are getting to be a little to plentiful. LOL
    4 points
  11. Minelab GPX 6000 Parts & Accessories If you have one of these, it might work. 12V Vehicle "Cigarette Adapter" charging cable, Minelab part# 0302-0082
    4 points
  12. No links provided in this thread so not very helpful but I did go out of my way to find a video bklein posted in a thread that was basically a carbon copy of this one... Glad I did make the effort to find the video because it basically epitomizes my issue with such video demonstrations of "concerns"... Yes anyone can set up various target configurations (especially in 2 dimensions) that will cause any detector to miss a target under specific, precise, and worst case orientations of targets and the approach angle of the coil swing. Down the barrel of a large rusty nail, of course t
    4 points
  13. My goals are modest given my sites. 3-4 hour hunt: satisfatory is 1 Wheat; good is one 'other old coin' (any silver coin, any Indian Head Penny, or a nickel earlier than Jefferson). A semi-key Jefferson or Wheatie also turns a day to 'good'. Excellent day is more than one of the above 'other old coins'. A key date+mm Jefferson (38-S, 39-D, 50-D, 55-plain for me) or any of several scarce to rare Lincolns (e.g. -S mint prior to 1916), a silver half dollar, silver prior to the Barbers,... would be great days but I've never had any of those, yet. Only a couple of my public sites were occ
    3 points
  14. Just wondering if anyone has ever used this app and if it's any good (or just another gimmick).. The blurb says all you need to do is take a picture of the coin with your phone and the app will identify it and tell you all about it.. It would be very handy if it worked.. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/coinoscope-visual-coin-search/id1329237590
    3 points
  15. @hermann Good and easy idea above, but also a more convenient and useful solution for you is to run a accessory power cord from your battery up to where you can reach it- a lot of cigarette lighter plugs have a low amp rating and cant handle radios and lithium battery chargers are not a good idea for them as the outlet turns off on some when you turn off the ignition. You’ll have a high amp accessory plug that way that you can use for an emergency radio, a higher wattage inverter and other accessories, plus a cord to charge your battery from a solar panel. Blue Seas and other marine supplier
    3 points
  16. Pick up the 6000 tomorrow at Coiltek Maryborough🙂
    3 points
  17. Welcome Johnny T, Glad to have you on board!!! As VL said check your county for property listings and go from there, Also there are some mobile apps that you pay a fee for that will show you the owner just by driving by. As for starting out after permissions, Dig every signal to learn what the machine is telling you. It won't take long to figure it out. Once you hit around the 10 inch mark, You can pretty much figure it's a big chunk of iron or a flattened aluminum can. I wish you all the luck with the new endeavor. And remember ask all the questions you need to, We all will do are best to hel
    3 points
  18. If they get much easier Lunk and I will be without a job? Oh my...guess it would be time to retire.
    3 points
  19. Frankly, the answer to this question is actually "it depends". But first lets dispense of the X35 11X13 coil. Too heavy, no real performance benefit, and the increased swing coverage is not worth the added weight and shaft stress and potential loss of small target sensitivity. Especially if you considered the exorbitant cost of Deus coils due to the electronics embedded in them. Theoretically, the 11" is deepest but I am not sure it is really a measurable difference. First of all, the ground conditions come into to play - in hot ground you are probably better off with the 9" roun
    3 points
  20. We tried really hard to get this prototype back up and running for two years. However, due to the lack of proper documentation and engineering turnover it was very difficult. The knowledge didn’t get written down, passed down, or shared. It was all locked up in the brains of people who no longer worked at White’s! The biggest lesson I learned from that is when you have a project, document it. Without documentation it might as well not exist. When the company’s engineering documentation consists of a shoe box full of pcb’s, paper notebooks and seven different “SMPI firmware v2 copy3.bi
    3 points
  21. I've used PI detectors to pull coins out of parks your VLF is not going to hit. That's not the same thing as telling people to buy a PI for park detecting. If the circumstance warranted, I would pull out a PI to hunt a park. But wisely, using smarts. Most commentary about all this stuff seems to assume people that have no clue as to strategy and tactics, and using the right tool for the job. I know my tools, I know what they can do, and I will use any of them in any situation I can imagine where it might offer me an advantage. I will use Equinox Beach Mode to hunt nuggets in a desert, and know
    3 points
  22. A week or so ago I had ordered a 3D printed battery pack for whites machines, obviously including my V3i. It uses 3 of the large lithium rechargeable 18650 batteries. I received it already even though it was shipped from Ukraine. It has a rugged, premium feel to it. This is my first 3D printed anything, and the quality surprised me. Definitely not a flimsy piece of kit. It fits in my V3i perfectly. Right now I’m using 2,500 to 3,000. I’ll let you know how these hold up and how higher MAH versions hold up once they arrive. I’m pretty excited about these in comparison to competing packs that top
    2 points
  23. Now you can auction one off at DP, starting minimum bid $12000 ? 🤑
    2 points
  24. How do I follow-up to that response???? 😄 I think if going to Rat Shack and I bought a female part, there would be more than one lump on my head!!!!
    2 points
  25. Midalake I had headphones on before detectors had a plug for them . I went to Rat Shack got the female part and drilled a hole in a new detector. Now sometimes I have hunted without headphones but don’t see me doing that with the Tarsacci. I’d guarantee you will find more wearing headphones than not. It’s that faint signal that may pay off for you that you didn’t hear if you didn’t have headphones on. I know that I don’t know everything but I got my wife thinking I do . One time she ask me something and I said I don’t know. She said I thought you knew everything and I s
    2 points
  26. Peg, Is this the year you will find a diamond on your way back to Idaho? I mean are you going through Arkansas?
    2 points
  27. All packed, ready to drop off in the morning mate. A couple lucky locals already got there's.
    2 points
  28. Aahhh goddamn I wish I had the money spare, I’d have one in my hands ASAP.
    2 points
  29. Hello Cipher. Those 3d printed batt. packs are great for sure. And they are on a budget, compared to other solutions. The first Li-ion pack I build myself, as many of us did. Works as it should, but the 3d printed one is a lot more trustworthy 😉. So I ordered one and have to agree, it is a very well build battery pack which I really like. Into this pack protected and unprotected 18650 cells can be used, but I recommend the protected ones as you never know when the detector will really shut down at low voltage. And to me there is a big advantage to get the cells out f
    2 points
  30. Hey Chuck, Thats correct, once the pigtail is connected the speaker is deactivated. Don’t worry about dirt or dust getting in the M8 connector, you can always flush it out with some water. It’s IP68 waterproof. 😊👍 Aaron
    2 points
  31. Thanks George! The ruby & diamond ring I probably would of hit with the Sov GT, it was about 2 feet below a 5 foot cut and it was about 1 scoop down in mild wet sand (no black sand). The other two I found down at the bottom of the wet sand slopes where the sand starts to plateau and were pretty deep so cant say for sure If the Sov would of hit them, I can say for sure that the gold response (high tone squeal) I got from the AQ while in "Tone" mode is so pronounced and amplified that I knew I had a good possible gold target, I say possible because nickels respond just as good. Also I'm able
    2 points
  32. In France/Europe we have hundreds of coin types/sizes/weights dating from the antic /medieval to modern ages , ranging from 0.5 to 30g so that we only use the VIDs as an indication , except in very specific situations . Perhaps that this is probably why XP has not really focused on this VID normalization but rather on reactivity / iron filtering / ability on nail beds etc ... To summarize this VID feature is interesting but it is not the most important thing for us . Just my opinion as usual ... Of course it would be better that those IDs are normalized as it is very useful in other coun
    2 points
  33. A neighbor across town has used it for a while, and said it works pretty good for him. I have never used it so I can't say for sure if he is right. I also don't have an Apple product that it was made for.
    2 points
  34. Peg, I've got some nice ones from when I lived in the area in the 70s. Bring them with you out west and you'll be able to trade them for some gold nuggets! Mitchel
    2 points
  35. The original black Low Frequency coils and the new black X35 coils used with the Deus have an ID normalization On/Off choice. However, on the Deus there is no ID normalization choice for the High Frequency white coils, so it is automatically Off. So, basically, the HF coils are not fully compatible with the XP Deus............weird??? On the ORX, ID normalization is always On for both the white HF coils and the X35 coils. The ORX is not compatible at all with the original black LF coils.
    2 points
  36. Get a little 150 watt inverter that plugs into a cigarette lighter and take your 240 volt charger with you.
    2 points
  37. Sometimes it's easier to hash out ideas on paper and work out problems rather than document through a computer. I know I make countless doodles and scratch out my thoughts before eventually tossing them through my cad software. I can well imagine the impossibility of sorting what you have on hand and what may or may not be on paper to work from to get something as complex as a detector working. Think it's possible to take what was patented and what bits you do know to rework the design into a functioning product? Quite often a 2nd take on a project works out better.
    2 points
  38. So, going back to that thread Chase just linked and proceding to the 3rd post on page 2, I found this embedded video (which I'm linking rather than embedding again): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEMcKLbGjyI
    2 points
  39. Well Gerry, Minelab themselves appear to know very little. I have mailed them several times over several weeks for updates on ETA and finally got a reply today saying words to the effect 'We aren't sure, some dealers in Aus may have them soon' There has been more useful info in this forum than from Minelab. Fortunately I have JP as a local supplier and know I will be looked after.
    2 points
  40. That's some pretty gold for sure! I've been sidelined for about a month (doctors orders) but all clear now to hunt until my arm falls off and turn the AQ onto some gold!
    2 points
  41. I have a 600, and the only time I ever have a problem with it is when I am near power lines both underground and elevated, massive cell phone towers, and too many cell phones active in one area on a beach. It is vulnerable as Chase mentioned. I can also see where I might think I am susceptable to EMI, when in reality I am in a VERY trashy place.
    2 points
  42. Training for what, Gerry? That thing is supposed to point you to the gold, right?😉 It will be nice to hear about how that session with the 6000’s goes for you guys, looking forwards to your review from the field!
    2 points
  43. First of all to answer one of your later questions first, utility companies do not care much about EMI unless it is signaling an imminent component failure or if one of their industrial customers complains that the EMI is causing some sort of plant operations issue. Other than that, it is just a something detectorists have to deal with. I think the issue with Equinox is that Multi IQ is the susceptible to EMI in general because the input signal filtering has to allow a wide frequency bandwidth of signals into the signal processing "circuitry". To mitigate EMI the steps you should take a
    2 points
  44. Tom, I would like to respond to your post with my experience of using the TDI. I got one of the first production run of the TDI’s. My main intention in using the detector was for nugget hunting. Unfortunately the type of gold in the area we hunt the TDI was useless as well as other PI’s. So the TDI basically sat in the closet fo years. Basically using nothing but a VLF type detectors over the years the TDI wasn’t an easy detector to use and understand. This issue of using and understanding was more my fault as it was easier to use a VLF detector and enjoy detecting without second guessing
    2 points
  45. Cool stuff! Nice to have great sources of old stuff, so close by! I haven't found any dog tags at the beaches yet! Which is suprising! But I like the idea of returning them, if possible! Somewhat related; I have found stainless steel crematory tags on the beach! But those i generally glue to a throwable sized rock, and throw as far out as I can back at the location found! Also a few under trees! Those get replanted! Like the dog tags, I think it's a sign of respect!👍👍
    2 points
  46. About the weigths : 11 x X35 --> 470g with coil cover 13X11 --> 590g with cc See :http://www.xpmetaldetectors.com/metal-detector/category/accessories-deus/ So quite a big weight difference between the coils ... Concerning field results , I only know the 11 coil old version ( not the X35 ) , it is deep on big coins at depth in clean soils if you use a low freq like 5khz
    2 points
  47. Steve I think our job is done, time to go have some fun and come back to this when all the dust has settled. What say you? 😊
    2 points
  48. Well they cleaned up nice! Big one is 4.91 grams.
    2 points
  49. If it was one of the 1913-S's I might accept it. I already have a 1936 but thanks anyway. Strong date so likely dropped early in its lifetime. If I followed your progression it was a bit over 10" depth. Is that the deepest coin you've found at this site? Now I bet you're wondering what other old coins are down there just out-of-reach of your VLF's.... Good showing for the ATX in 1 1/2 hours. What is the size of the coil you were using? Neat looking owl (do you know the variety?). I wonder why it was on the ground unless it had some prey trapped.
    1 point
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