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  1. I went out to an old farmhouse with ozzie today. Located on a ridge, made for strong wind and a cold cold rain. A lot of the soil around the house seemed like modern, terribly junk laden fill...pull tabs and broken bolts at 8 inches, etc. Equinox at 24 sense, disc off, recovery 3. Down to my last half hour and feeling a bit bummed....finally had a soft soft but repeatable high tone. Pinpoint could barely get it...low grunts mixed in, but everything was so faint it had to be dug. Dug a full shovel length plug. Pinpointer was fully in the hole and buzzing in center....Great s
    11 points
  2. Yesterday I went on a detect and didn't get much until a little area on the beach where I found a chain. It didn't have a definitive sound but it looked like it could be silver (it's not). This made me check the area more thoroughly as I had nothing else going. I came up with another chain which is a bit of odd construction. This one would be a bracelet. And then as I was exiting this little area I got yet another chain but this one is rusting quickly. This is chain #2 During the mile back to the car I thought about how the ocean can be very fickle. No coins aroun
    10 points
  3. We caught a break in the 90+ temps in Yuma for one last trip. Ostensibly, it was to be a quick trip to the spot we found the bigger gold in Feb and to test the X-Coil 15" Concentric coil over the ground we had covered extensively with the X-Coil 17x12 and stock coil. It's about a 1/2 mile walk to the spot but I pulled up short to detect a wash we were about to cross. My friend with the Concentric coil went on to the target area. I am using the 7000 with stock coil while waiting for some re-work on my patch lead for the X-Coils. I had worked the lower sections of this particular wash
    8 points
  4. A site that plenty of us have hit, the tarsacci finds the old brass in the iron! ๐Ÿ™‚ 8 colonial buttons!
    7 points
  5. Great work. Makes our final Yuma haul look a bit slim. But we had a great finish too.
    7 points
  6. Special thanks to Calabash digger for his reasearch on the pitch mode being good in iron , and His heads up on keeping the silencer at -1 so the target does not get masked in iron . well i used the pitch mode on the DEUS and kept the silencer @ -1 and it came thru for me , Got a good hit on many non ferrous targets today and some right next to iron . i was using the full tones but when i seen Calabash diggers VDs on the pitch mode i had to try that and it has proven to work very well the VDI on this target was 49 and 50 right where a 22 casing comes in or some foils . glad i dug it
    6 points
  7. I had a chance to meet up with Jim in ma for a beach hunt. Always nice to detect with a fellow forum member. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hit me favorite beach for about 6 hours and had to adjust my thinking, since the bulldozers had mostly buried my silver area. Thanks Guys! ๐Ÿ˜ก So, I moved over to the clad section to at least get to dig some coins. The ratio of silver to clad leans heavily towards the clad. But there was some silver to be found, including the big silver. 71 coins in all (including silvers). Oddly enough, there was not a single zinc to ruin my day. โค๏ธ Average depth of targets was about 14โ€. Some differe
    5 points
  8. Sorry all, I never got back to state the outcome! ML replaced the control pod with a new one! No explanation of the code! I have since replaced a second unit that I bought nonfunctional from a dealer! ML also replaced that one with a new pod! All under warranty! Obviously, I have NO complaints for their warranty service! They have been Stellar! Including three coil tab failures! The coils where replaced without issue!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    5 points
  9. Nenad speaks! https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=604239#p604239 and the first cover kit for the 6000: https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?id=36990 Reports coming in from various Australian users, seems the detector does find gold. Now if U.S. dealers could start making deliveries. I have to think that with machines delivered first in Africa, and now in Australia.... any day now? Minelab GPX 6000 Data & Reviews Minelab GPX 6000 Accessories and Spare Parts Minelab GPX 6000 Ownerโ€™s Manual
    4 points
  10. Well I have a 6000 in my hot little hands :)...technically its back in the box.. Wont get a chance to get out until next weekend but very excited! So light, oh so light!! cant wait to take it out and see how it goes. I can actually hear my shoulders thanking me :)
    4 points
  11. Steve I can tell you sitting on that fence hurts . I have a friend wants me to buy a 6000 with his money and we hunt together with it . I personally donโ€™t see that honeymoon lasting too long with two guys on one 6000. I was telling my youngest son that Iโ€™d like to buy a Can Am Ryker motorcycle and he said do it. I said your mother would kill me and his reply was itโ€™s easier to ask forgiveness than get permission. Thatโ€™s another boy just like his dear old dad. Chuck
    4 points
  12. I once got a 2 oz bit out of an erosion control trench about 50 meters below a mined quartz vein. This was back in the early 1980s and I was using the wife's detector. The nugget was visible in the trench and looked like an 1ยฝ inch steel nut. Her Whites 6000 had motion discrimination my detector did not. I tried the discrimination from min to max and it did not reject. When I pick it up I knew I had a good piece of gold. Back at caravan park I show it to a few professional prospector that I know. All of them said iron junk till I dropped it in their hand. Prior to it acid bath it could be drag
    4 points
  13. Decided to make a day of detecting today. It was a pretty nice day so I first went back to the hill behind my house, but didn't search there. Instead I went down a ravine in the woods to a spot where there might have been some colonial activity. It was supposed to become a boat launch when my area was developed but it never happened, the road to it is almost impenetrable now. Hacked around for a bit but found so few iron signals I decided to move to the landing. The beavers were getting mad anyway, I could hear them slapping their tails against the ground. I was hoping to get a good low t
    3 points
  14. ATX rules! The rock is olivine basalt. The green olivine is known as peridot in the gemstone form. Weight is usually due to heavy magnetite content (magnetic iron ore).
    3 points
  15. The signal vanishes sometimes with the GPX too, usually if I don't take enough of sand away. I make sure it repeats just enough to peak my interests and then I dig a decent depth hole, at least 8" or more. If it's real then the signal should scream. That is where a spade does better than my scoop. But I'm on dry sand. I've done the wet slopes and it always caves in once you go past the water line. With a scoop, I can see where you would lose the signal. But you know it was there, so it is there. I wish they would scrape a trench for me. ๐Ÿ˜„ In the old days you could probably convince so
    3 points
  16. So it seems the โ€œnew for meโ€ ATX gels with me well - probably the hundreds of hours with it back in 2014! Blessed with some more luck, hunts โ€˜3 and 4โ€™ generated (across two beaches in water) 8 more rings! 2 silver chains and a Pandora bracelet that was โ€œopenโ€ - managed to find 3 charms seperate, under water near the hole for the bracelet! Yesterdayโ€™s (3rd hunt) three gold all pretty average, older 9ct small rings, one with a split band. Today - hunt 4 - only a few coins but found as area of stripped beach (under water) beside a ton of hot rocks! Argh! Then an awesome
    3 points
  17. I live approximately 50km north of Holzhausen(Greifenstein). Right now I am using a 15" pan and my small DIY sluice box that is built from some scrap aluminum sheet metal and contoured plates which I printed with a 3D resin printer. I just drew a few different types of riffles into the plates and hoped that it might work. One question I have is if the DIY sluice box can concentrate gold and heavy grains at all or if I made some mistakes with those contours etc. Last time I took two neodymium magnets and placed them at the end of the sluice box in order to see if there is m
    3 points
  18. Nice 1 Real! I stayed indoors and sorted coins today to stay out of that nasty cold front here in the East. March in April. ๐Ÿ˜ต
    3 points
  19. You are the coin master. Great finds! You found in a day what took me a week (quantity). I'm sure the GPX is a killer, but there's a lot of talent there too.
    3 points
  20. Geez JP, you could have done some photoshop magic on that photo of me, you know I don't present well in public lol. Thanks for the once again great service in store yesterday, I'm very much looking forward to learning the 6000's abilities.
    3 points
  21. I'm happy to say the 6000 really does exist. I picked one up yesterday from JP's shop, The Outback Prospector in Clermont. First impressions, well packed but not ridiculously entombed in plastic, nice and light. It takes a few hours to give the battery full initial charge so allow for that when you purchase one. Bluetooth headphones are nice quality and charged fairly quickly by USB from my laptop. Looking forward to using it in the paddock but need to wait a couple of days till my knee fixes itself.
    3 points
  22. Mine, the one JPs kindly donated to the cause.๐Ÿ˜‰
    3 points
  23. Thanks. The lack of zinc just shows that the ocean has cleansed whatever remained after all the detectors have swept the area, (after hours) during the beach season. They usually take a blind eye to detecting after the life guards go home. So the locals come out and look for the gold in and out of the water. As for the huge number of coins? Some say it is due to storms surging things back on to the shore. I'm not completely on board with that, as the coins are laying fairly close to the clay layer. I'm thinking storms and wind have removed enough sand for me to just be able to hear these targe
    3 points
  24. What an adventure. A lot to tell about the experience but short on time. Dug a lot of trash, nothing good but this. It's hard to put words to the happiness the family members are experiencing. ?
    3 points
  25. Iโ€™m thinking of posting a Zed or GPX wanted add in the classifieds, should have some really good used deals for clean stock units coming up soon! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    2 points
  26. Minelab have a winner here.It is the best detector i've used and i've used plenty.
    2 points
  27. It still has that same GPX sound which I like ๐Ÿ™‚
    2 points
  28. Looks like the GPX 6000 can find the tiny gold and the large gold in Australia! https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?id=34961&p=23 Hey mate 8 nuggets today from a patch i've been flogging since 2002.Thought there would be bugger all left but there they were, nice bright signals.Amazing machine quiet in hot ground,light and if it's metallic you'll hear it.I found a 1.34g nugget nearly 11 measured inches in depth and the signal was loud and clear.Have fun with it when it arrives.
    2 points
  29. Hello, I am new to the gold prospecting topic. Unfortunately there are almost no forums or websites with gold prospecting related content in Germany due to the fact that areas where it is possible to find gold are relatively rare compared to the USA. Actually I am looking to pan some gold in the creeks near my village. I am just trying to find a tiny bit of gold in order to proof if the old "tales" in my village about the gold which was found in the small creeks of the so called "blackcreeksystem" (part to the Eder river) nearby are true or not. Due to the fact that I haven't b
    2 points
  30. Don't worry, we are on the internet. Your secret is safe.
    2 points
  31. Out detecting the other day and had a signal on the Monster that sounded like your typical hot rock but when I dug the hot rock out it didn't look like my typical hot rocks in this area? So I took the time to flip the rock over and ran the coil over the other side of the rock and the Monster said GOLD! So after some scraping I see nothing and I'm too busy hunting and throw the rock in my pouch to bust it open later at home. Needed to go into my pouch for something tonight and found the rock I'd already forgot about and scraped the piss outta it and saw nothing, ran coil over scrapings and t
    2 points
  32. I suspect that most prospectors who actually just hold a GPX 6000, and give it a few swings.... are going to want one.
    2 points
  33. Summers here really suck and last summer we spent all our time on the road prospecting anyway. There's no way I could be cooped up in the heat. I only moved back to Yuma to provide logistics and support for my son to finish his college degree at the NAU extension. He's finished, got a great job and his own place, so my work here is done. I'll come back in the winter, my girlfriend and I both have family and friends here. When I get up there I'm going to put one of those trackers on Lundy and plot his movements by satellite to find all those secret patches.
    2 points
  34. You're probably right about needing Wheaties (or spinach ) but , I'm sure all I'd need is a minute or two......I have a new invention , I call it a Levitation Whistle , I only have to blow it and all the targets come up to within 2" of the surface ...It's true I tell ya !๐Ÿ˜ Don't tell anybody , OK ?
    2 points
  35. Gotta tell ya Ridge, I would much rather see you on the Can Am, than the two of you riding a 6000! Now I can't unsee that!!๐Ÿ™ˆ Thanks a lot!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    2 points
  36. Great save, and not a dig mark on it! KC 4 even has a smile on his face!! That's a bucket lister by anyone's standards!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    2 points
  37. Yes, those ๐Ÿคฌ bulldozers!! Got them on two of the beaches right now, adding more trash ladened "sand" in a useless, and expensive attempt to stop Mother Nature for the coastal elite! End of rant!๐Ÿ˜ Congrats on the slew of items, and the company! You and others here, always cheer me up, with your great old finds! I even like some of your junk! Still alot of history their to be had! I hope it continues to produce for you!! Is there any chance that one of Dozer operators can scrape you a temporary, flat, two foot trench about 100-200 ft long, at the end of the day! He can
    2 points
  38. I have the Tarsacci and like it for very specific VA hot dirt situations, but still use the Deus and now the Equinox with the fantastic 10x5 coil more. XP's only real move is into multifrequency land but with ML on their fourth generation of multi and everyone else at the starting line, not seeing how anyone can keep up.
    2 points
  39. Many times, I dig a few scoops of sand out of the hole, and the signal vanishes.....but I have to just trust I heard the ultra deep target before I started digging (trust it wasnโ€™t a false signal from salt/black sand deposit). My elliptical coil really comes in handy for those signals because I can point the toe of the coil down in the hole once I have dug deep enough and hope I hear the target getting more audible. I dig in wet, low tide sand and in dry, hard packed sand....digging deep holes in wet, saturated sand obviously causes your deep hole to begin to cave in on the sides....even
    2 points
  40. Hi Raphis, It sounds like you were close to the water, or in the water for the holes to start filling up. I would never survive doing that. On my beach I have to use a short spade, due to the packed rocks. I did buy a nice Xtreme scoop but I'm saving it for the nicer, rock-less sand. I only used a TDI for a little bit on the projects I am on. It was a TDI SL, so I don't have enough experience on it to give you a good opinion. But GB off, if possible, is always a better choice from what I hear. It sounds like you know your machine well, so if you had it running good, you should get excellent
    2 points
  41. Do you have an interpretation for that other than randomness? You sure do produce with that (heavy) PI. And every time I see a WL Half I feel both joy (for the finder) and a bit of pain (for me since it's my favorite all-time USA coin design, even more than the St. Gaudens $20). There's one out there with my name on it but as yet I haven't figured out where it is.... Good stuff, as always, and I doubt these 30's degree days bother you much after what you went through during the winter months. Besides, it keeps the riff-raff out of your way.
    2 points
  42. Hey Northeast I just put myself up for adoption. So if you adopt me Iโ€™ll dig for you. The only thing good about me is I am house broke but thatโ€™s all . Chuck
    2 points
  43. First one out the door. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    2 points
  44. Hi guys - I owned one of the first ATX units (actually 2 of them) and suffered from the coil cable issues. Despite that, these machines produced 100+ gold rings for me (in the space of 1 year). Garrett was awesome and replaced the coils but they failed again (and again) and eventually I sold the machines and focused on the CTX and EXCALs (modded) and later the Equinox. After selling the ATX I purchased the Whites BeachHunter TDI and to be honest, was less than impressed compared to my finds with the ATX of the past. I deeply missed the two-tone audio of the ATX and the 8โ€ mono in the
    1 point
  45. Great looking token you saved and I bet it has some good history behind it. Good luck on your next hunt and happy hunting.
    1 point
  46. Garrett Pro-Pointer AT and Fisher F-Pulse for me. This subject has been covered extensively in previous threads - check them out.
    1 point
  47. more ice june second and third photos are elevated sluices from the early 1930s in the head waters of mastodon creek had to take 4 wheelers to get there thanks doug
    1 point
  48. Quite a day! I would think the 10kt Au ring alone would have made it a successful hunt. I wonder why someone would choose palladium over platinum. Possibly price since at times in the past palladium was less costly (but the opposite and not even close today). I'm thinking those must be quite rare.
    1 point
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