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  1. I think these pictures sum up the GPX 6000 very concisely and also how I feel about those people who continue to suggest my input is biased or just marketing hype!! Tiny piece at stupid depth for its size, a typical target for a GPX 6000!! 2 Deep 2+ ounce gold content specimens retrieved at 2 feet with the standard 11” mono, both were very good signals at surface. How I’m made to feel when all the nit pickers come out of the woodwork at a product launch!!
    13 points
  2. FB GPX 6000 is showing many interesting finds including this one from Ian Butler. "GPX6000 Gold - Target about 17" deep, could get approx 10" - 12" above surface. GPX5000 in fine got response but not as defined. GPZ7000 gave less response approx 8" above ground in HY/difficult but performed better in General/difficult."
    10 points
  3. When you move the cable while it's pointed at your car you are causing the coil to wiggle and pick up the metal in the car. If it was just the cable causing the problem, it would cause the detector to sound off when the cable was moved no matter what the coil was pointed at.
    6 points
  4. Certainly possible, but difficult. All detectors operate on a frequency, and a transmitter running at the same frequency will jam it. But there are many machines running at different frequencies, and they have ability to adjust in a range. Option one would be a shotgun transmitter putting out a broad spectrum signal to jam all the range of frequencies detectors operate at. I can't imagine this working in the city as you would be jamming more than detectors, but maybe on a ranch in the middle of nowhere. You could also use a frequency scanner to locate a detector in use within range,
    6 points
  5. 100% this! I know people out my way who kill it on gold every season with old GP extreme's. I know people out here who find bucket loads with their 45's. I also know people who find an ounce or 2 every couple of months with their 7000's and 2300's, mainly in many small bits. The whole thing for me personally boils down to if physically I can be bothered going out for a few hours. With the 7000, which I still love, I umm and argh most weekends simply due to the pain I know I am going to end up in after 3 hours. The 6000 will change that for me....Patch hunting with a decent chance of
    6 points
  6. You are not bringing me down at all Jason, and I never claimed you gave me any flak. Your questions are entirely reasonable, as are people’s desires to get what they perceive as totally unbiased reporting. What that means is you are the better candidate than I to be doing a bunch of critical comparative performance testing. I’ve already told you what I think, and don’t have anything to add at this time. The problem with honesty is it does not deliver the black and white answers people crave. Reality is a bit more of a bummer, in that nuance and gray areas rule. Everyone has their own set of ne
    6 points
  7. Normally I use USPS but they had stopped all deliveries to some countries during that time.... the endcaps would have cost about 35 dollars...to the land downunder. I remember one time I shipped GG head phones over night to Shizuoka Prefecture Japan .....someone in great need ..it was FEDX 285.oo. And it ended up being 2 day shipping time. He did getting several Plat...and killer golds. Him to me.. Still keeping up with you on the ring count, just. Good to have some friendly competition brother.
    5 points
  8. One thing ML is really good at is to diversify their machines to fit various needs. IMO all current models have individual applications that are not matched by any other ML model. There never will be one-fits-all detector, ever. But what the 6000 appears to do is to sum up all that has been learned from the 5000, GM and SDC to feature an intelligent automated machine in a light weight format. To me, a good day prospecting is not just measured by how many grams I have recovered (if any...), but rather whether I had fun and a good overall experience. The 6000 appears to be perfect for that. But
    5 points
  9. Concealed same cameras do wonders. Nobody should ever assume they are not being seen these days.
    4 points
  10. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) here in the USA has strict controls over these kinds of things. And some local laws even prohibit (or at least used to prohibit) scanning police frequencies (i.e. automatically searching multiple frequencies to pick up a police communication), so it's more than just transmitting that can be illegal. How are metal detectors legal? Because their RF range is limited due to their low power, for starters. (Metal detector manufacturers must go through certification with the FCC before they are allowed to sell a new model of detector. It's not just
    4 points
  11. Yes! This!! 100% I did pretty well with the GPZ 7000 with 19” coil. I also, despite harness and bungee, after days of use, felt my shoulder go “boink” and that was that. And now, no more of “that!” I've got zero issue admitting I'm not the tough young buck I used to be, and taking it easier with what I have left is key to keeping the game going for me. The youngsters do not quite get it, but plenty of you know what I'm talking about.
    4 points
  12. Those are calcium sulphate and silica veins, gold has only been found in trace amounts by Curiosity so far. Minelab tried to get NASA to put a GPX 6000 prototype on the Perseverance rover, but their marketing team couldn’t get spacesuits in time for their prospector models. 😉 https://www.nasa.gov/jpl/msl/nasas-curiosity-eyes-prominent-mineral-veins-on-mars/
    4 points
  13. How about a good old fashioned stakeout? Just remember to have eyes on the site!
    3 points
  14. It looks like some type of commercial resin mix! Like used in making bowling balls! 👍👍
    3 points
  15. Bluetooth sweep frequency jammer might knock out their headphones if they are wireless. Not sure what kind of range they have. Wouldn't be easier to put in some motion sensing lights and an alarm?
    3 points
  16. Looks like it is falsing off your car. If it was your cable it would also do it in the air.
    3 points
  17. As far as I know I can neither confirm nor deny that question. I will reveal now I was involved with Vanquish, but after Equinox I kind of decided it’s pointless for testers to get involved in direct release commentary. I put in huge effort, and took not a small amount of risk to get people early info on Equinox, but looking back I unfortunately remember the rocks that were tossed my way when I said Equinox was the real deal. Just another shill, after over twenty years of accurate reports. Funny those same people now agree it was a game changer, but I’m still the suspect one? How does one figh
    3 points
  18. I know that this is used to protect those historic areas here. Very effective. And when it comes to archeological research they remove the cover layer with the scrap metal and do their job, as the first layer of soil has to be removed anyway. Effective, cheap, and very annoying for the tomb raider.
    2 points
  19. Oh, regarding cameras. They are just no deterrent. People cover their faces, police are often slow to respond to such crimes and archaeologists don’t usually have the funds to finance private security. Saying that, three people were recently identified from footage taken with wildcams during the day after their mugshots were plastered all over Facebook.
    2 points
  20. I use cellular deer cameras for security. If someone tried to steal or damage them it would be too late, the photo would already be sent to me. They are easy to hide. They are relatively inexpensive and some last a long time (up to a year) on lithium AA batteries. Non-cellular cameras are less expensive. All can be bought with a steel box that makes them tougher to get to or damage.
    2 points
  21. Hi EL, It was my first run with the DEUS and it was pretty warm out in the sun. I managed to find a complete and in very good shape pick, a small two piece button and a few musket balls and lead pieces. One thing I keep finding are wads of thin lead sheets. I would guess that was what they bought to melt for pistol/rifle balls? I need some time with the DEUS to get it down and I bought it with the 11 inch coil when the 9 inch was probably what I needed.
    2 points
  22. It kinda looks like western Australia without bushes and trees... strick
    2 points
  23. Hey Jason there are drone hacks that can remove that height limitation. I only have the Mavic pro that’s fully hackable. I’m not sure about full hack-ability on the 2.
    2 points
  24. ?? That is some kind of easy. If it was my property I'd pepper it with scrap metal. May be there is a milling company close to you. Asking them for scrap metals made of brass, copper, iron, aluminum, etc...and what they want for, and then sow this. Will be fun to watch them...lOl 👀😜😂🤣 oops...forgot this...: Welcome aboard, WhiteRabbit.😊
    2 points
  25. Would love to see that piece after an acid bath.
    2 points
  26. There are these style that don't include the glasses, but still let your hear the environment too. Unfortunately not AptX either though... I stopped using headphones entirely because of rattlers and I like to listen for my dog in case he hurts himself. I dig the concept of having phones that let you hear the environment. I can see XP making something like this for some reason.
    2 points
  27. They will work, just not low latency - bummer.
    2 points
  28. I've done well with the 8x9 concentric especially in parks with bottle caps and trash but finding any concentric for a Tesoro is really tough. The 3rd party companies seem to only make dd's. I currently swing the 10x12 widescan. Mars Tiger is probably the closest you will get to that. Nel has a sharp shooter that might be good but with all dd's, flat iron can give you fits in some cases and bit trickier to tell apart with a single tone machine but not impossible. About the noise, does your machine chatter if you tap the side or wiggle the coil cable? See if your getting noise near th
    2 points
  29. As a guy with glasses and hearing aids... I like! I may order a prescription set as polarized sunglasses, could be great for wading work as well as the desert.
    2 points
  30. Forget the GPZ, you may need to use some discrimination for gold due to all the meteorites, and it will be getting harder to detect as it’s mostly non-ferrous metals like aluminum and titanium that we have also been trashing Mars with so far:
    2 points
  31. Me. With electronics, I reject the premise, which is that multiple functions cannot be implemented as well in a single device, as in many. I’ve gone from needing at least six detectors to now needing three. The Equinox had a lot to do with that. The 6000 for me takes it down one more machine, as with the 6000 I no longer feel I need a hot VLF like the Gold Monster, 24K, or Gold Bug 2. So I sold the 24K. If I need disc while nugget hunting, the Equinox covers it. The 6000 will also probably serve as my Tahoe beach detector, which previously I’d been trying the Impulse AQ. After looking at the s
    2 points
  32. Interesting! Will be useful when we eventually have a colony there.
    1 point
  33. That is an absolutely amazing site! It seems like there should be volunteer organizations that could monitor and protect historic sites like that and work with the land owners to help provide security while increasing the property values at the same time. I know that's a lot to ask of people these days.
    1 point
  34. Ya the nuggets might get Covid
    1 point
  35. I had met my friend a week before and he did a reset at that time. I admit that the differences in ID and tones and even how beach mode 2 missed targets was surprising and I don’t remember experiencing it before. Maybe FE2 set at zero causes it as it was enabled and I didn’t set this until this outing.
    1 point
  36. Radioactive? Although Mars doesn’t have a magnetosphere to shield it from radiation hitting it from the sun and from space, the gamma waves and UV radiation hitting Mars’ surface wouldn't create a significant number of radioisotopes in the soil enough to make it radioactive, at least not a significant amount. It would take a lot higher energy in order to have that happen. The UV and gamma waves hitting the soil would only break apart complex molecules that are exposed to it, but it would not change the atoms of those molecules themselves.
    1 point
  37. My grandmother once had poison Ivy once so bad that even her eyes were swollen shut. She used a product called Zanfel before it went to a lot of stores. The owner of the company sent it to her next day delivery, and she used it as directed. Within 2 hours she could see again and the swelling was almost gone, the areas that had blisters were clearing up also. By the end of the night she could not find any place that was very bad and there was no more discomfort. That product was the best I had ever seen, but with all good things, the FDA required them to "water down" their product and it made i
    1 point
  38. Quick one-handed grab, tip it to the side and it will automatically shut down the rotors instead of trying to pull away.
    1 point
  39. When it was giving me fits on Friday at a site where I work, it may have mostly been emi as I turned the sensitivity down to 4 and it was less chatty. When I took it out in my yard the next day it ran a lot quieter, but would make noise when I bumped the coil or wiggled the coil wire protector where it comes out of the coil. My vaquero is dead silent until the coil is over something, but it doesn’t have the 180 ed disc so maybe that has something to do with it. I usually set my disc just above iron on both machines.
    1 point
  40. Thank you for the info. Where I dredge there are not to many boulders either They are mostly quartz slicks or quartzite. The bedrock is a quartz schist so it doesn’t break off into anything to big. All the frost shattering leave a layer of clay with broke pieces of the bedrock. Almost all of the gold is in the clay.
    1 point
  41. A site that plenty of us have hit, the tarsacci finds the old brass in the iron! 🙂 8 colonial buttons!
    1 point
  42. No! Still funny!! It's never stopped me from getting out there! Still love the woods! I'm just (a little) less reckless than in my younger years!! 🤣👍👍
    1 point
  43. Dendrocnide moroides That might keep the riff raff from gettin' in yer way out there though ?
    1 point
  44. Hitting old grounds but this time using my Tejon and picking out the deeper stuff with the 10x12. Was able to pick out this old naval button 1800's. It was a 2 piece but back was missing. Still has some gold plating left. Not sure what the age is pre or post civ war. 2nd weekend the Tejon keeps winning the day in these picked clean places. Really got my settings down and having fun.
    1 point
  45. 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
    1 point
  46. " I still say the experts can't get it right with previous technology. JP is finding nuggets with the 6000 on his flogged ground." Perhaps you are forgetting the unknown that we have at the moment - the possibility that there is actually new tech in the 6000. Whether it be in the brains or in the coil. I can only imagine that is the reason that JP is finding gold in severely flogged ground - not because he didn't know how to get the best from a 5000 or a GPZ. But that's just my guess 🙃
    1 point
  47. Gold pans, sluices and fancy backpacks from XP are nice but........an XP simultaneous multi frequency detector with some typical XP speed would be fantastic if I can afford it................. $$$$ To be fair, they did produce the X35 coils and I do really appreciate their Mi-6 paired pinpointer. It works very well.
    1 point
  48. I work only with the dealers that the manufacturers say are their legitimate dealers. I recommend dealing with nobody but official dealers, period. Anyone that is not an official dealer authorized by the manufacturer, is selling the detectors against the manufacturers wishes, and more often than not are scammers and rip offs. If the price advertised is well under the manufactures minimum divertissement price, then the advertiser cannot be legitimate. Period. They are violating the manufacturer policy, and would be canceled. The fact they are still doing it screams counterfeit. If you want
    1 point
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