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  1. Hi Guys Just thought I would share my first trip with the GPX 6000 out near home. About an hour and a half in an old spot on the NSW Far South Coast AU. Settings on manual about 12 o"clock position in difficult. Hot ground but with a steady threashold. Down @ 6 - 8 inches. Cheers Jack
    15 points
  2. Went to a local park today after work. Only had a couple of hours to detect and test out my new home made arm cuff. I wasn't a big fan of the plastic, and it was a little too wide and flexy for me. At this point I only have about 5 hours on the 800. The first hour today netted me a handful of clad and some misc. corroded zinc. The next hour was the same thing clad and junk. With only 15 minutes to chicken parm, I got a really nice 28-29, not expecting anything great, I proceeded to find out what it was. For a split second I thought it was another odd piece of stainless, But I quickly saw Tiffa
    14 points
  3. Finally got a chance to hit the steamboat landing on the water today. A coincidental lower tide and great weather made an opportunity for me. It's a beautiful place, but fraught with risks from the poison ivy ground cover to the soft sand/muck in the river. There are places here that look solid but you sink immediately should you step there. Really didn't find much but didn't expect to. What I was more interested in was getting used to the gear and the conditions, I was wearing waders and using my scoop as a "stabilizer" as well. There are pilings, underwater holes, even saw an engin
    9 points
  4. Went to a different, flat beach for a change of pace. I was going to wrap the GPX in plastic and go into the water a bit but found out my Detech coil needs to be weighed down in order to not float. Not a big deal, as it is a great coil and my favorite. I will know better next time and will weigh it down. Because of how flat the beach is, I expected and was granted, lots of bits of aluminum ๐Ÿ˜†. The number of coins was in line with how things seen to go for me on my area beaches. Found a bit of silver as well. Also found a ring which is either nickel or white gold. It is not as clean as I would e
    9 points
  5. surface find in the leaf litter a nice silver earing
    6 points
  6. Never thought of getting flowers for my therapist. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Good idea.
    6 points
  7. Thought of one thing to add. When you have someone supporting your obsession with this hobby/occupation, never forget to show your appreciation. Probably my favorite find of the day, they grow wild here. ๐Ÿ™‚
    6 points
  8. So, just some observations from your excellent video on a very iron sand rich beach.......I could not tell if you were in Beach 1 or Beach 2. Did you try both in that damp sand? Did you ground balance your Equinox or just use 0? Do you get the same results with your 11โ€ coil? in your video your sensitivity is above default 20, most of your black sand target responses are -9 and -8, your depth meter on those black sand targets is basically pegged and you are swinging really fast. All I can say is if you are getting that strong a response from the black sand at that beach you may need
    5 points
  9. Fat Bastard Prospecting, all his videos are entertaining unless you're offended by common Aussie prospector language. He does a quick run with the new 6000, not a great deal of new information but entertaining none the less.
    4 points
  10. Many, many hobbyists can have a difficult time distinguishing ferrous targets from non-ferrous. Part of that is due to the particular shape of the ferrous object, how man shaped the alloyed object into something that enhances conductivity, such as those blasted crown-type Bottle Caps. You also have Iron Nails that that are not a nice-and-proper straight design and best oriented to the coil. Instead, they might be bent, positioned at an awkward angle, and the Nail 'head' is 90ยฐ to the Nail-body and all those variables can have a challenging impact on the EMF as it encounters the hidden objec
    4 points
  11. GB-amateur , as the others have said: Excellent post ! It is a common observation that gold-nugget hunting is more profitable. From a daily "melt value" perspective (given a skilled hunter, in each venue, that knows what he's doing). And let's be honest : Even if you factor in key-date old coins, that the odds are: It's rare that any old seated coin (even the key date S and CC mints !) will merit you $1k. And a cool collectible buckle or button might net you $1k. And so forth. Contrast to the guys who have strictly drifted to gold nugget md'ing: It can have mu
    4 points
  12. What did they feed the pigs ? restaurant waist, what got in with it ? some of the tips
    4 points
  13. How tall do the vases grow in the wild,I was thinking about planting some for my girlfriend. The flowers are nice also. Seems like you had a nice hunt and have checked out the area for future hunts. Good luck and happy hunting.
    4 points
  14. I really like the finds and location very much! But, the credit and flowers given to your wife๐Ÿ’, is the treasure of the day! A much needed reminder for me to remember! ๐ŸŒบ Thanks!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    4 points
  15. Iโ€™m not sure thereโ€™s a part Iโ€™ve not broken on a water machine. Joe knows me best heโ€™s fixed a lot of um for me. Iโ€™ve split coils, broken ears, shafts, cuffs.... but hey from it all Iโ€™ve learned a lot. I can also say I never broke anything to my knowledge when dirt hunting. Thatโ€™s why Iโ€™ve always said .... plan for ... stuff breaks in the water especially... thank goodness we find some gold.
    4 points
  16. An old site as in I havent been back to it for some time and thought I would give the 6k a run over. Went over it with a GP3000 and I may even have put the 4500 over as well. I dug some nice pieces out some time ago but yes may have missed alot too with the 3k/4500 ...obviously. The 6000 hit hard on these pieces which were down in the pipe clay. Cheers Jack
    4 points
  17. I have some unexpected extra time on my hands and am going to give metal detecting another try after quite a few years. I was on a couple of forums that might not exist anymore. I took the detectors out of the closet and brushed off the cobwebs and dust. I have a Troy Shadow X2, Tesoro Bandido II, and a Whites GMT. I mainly used the Shadow for hunting for relics and found a few. I recently sold a Tesoro Eldorado to a friend and hopefully he'll get the detecting bug and we can go out and find something interesting. I'd like to resume the hobby and search for relics, gold, and meteorites
    3 points
  18. Finds like that your xmas shopping will be done by july๐Ÿ˜
    3 points
  19. Luckily I didn't dig one of their lamps, My wife would have a hell of a time trying to put it on her finger!!!
    3 points
  20. As far as I can tell, Coiltek packages them in clear plastic display bags. Some sellers ship them boxed and others ship them in mailing bags. Mine was in a mailing bag that had damage on the outside and when I opened it, the coil was damaged too. I can't understand why a vendor wouldn't spend an extra $1 to box such an expensive coil to guarantee it arrives to the buyer in good condition. I won't be shopping there again.
    3 points
  21. This year is a good year beach wise for finding older coins. It takes a couple of storms to remove sand as well as very windy days to remove some more sand, little by little. Most recent hunts, I have averaged around 50 coins I think. I lucked out and bought the GPX used for around $2500.00. The bad part is I spent almost that much again on Minelab and after market coils ๐Ÿ™„ It would pay for itself if I would stop buying coils ๐Ÿ˜„ Solid nickel rings probably don't even exist, but that is what it looked like to me. It probably is white gold, but is a bit weathered looking. Nickel, even sh
    3 points
  22. Excellent thread, GB. ๐Ÿ™‚ As a noob I'm still in the romantic phase where finding anything is a pleasure. I wonder when it will end, or if it ever does. Haven't had a total "skunk" day yet, but I fear them in my future. I am hoping my research skills and ability to "read" a place sharpen in proportion to the lesser amount of finds. Thus far I haven't found much silver, but it really makes my day when I do. A silver coin ended my last hunt. I'm trying it all, farm, field, random, beach, and soon parks or county owned properties. Gold might be out of the question where I am other th
    3 points
  23. I've just been informed that the 26" GPZ Concentric I ordered will now be a 30" The designers believe this will be the ultimate manifestation of the ZVT CC and it should have some serious depth. I replied that I will now have to grow a right arm like a lobster. Oh well! what the heck! Exciting times! Could be like the old "Bismarck" days all over again?
    3 points
  24. For anyone interested in seeing how a Dual Field is put together, I recently did a video on making one after reading a lengthy thread on the Geotech Forum. Cheers
    2 points
  25. The scoop is very strong, I can lean hard on it or use it to pull me out. Someone asked me why It is 6' long, that's one of the reasons. I may add a second Raptor handle facing in the other direction. Walk softly and carry a big stick! ๐Ÿ˜€ I'm wearing chest waders so my boots won't get removed by the muck. Waders are inherently dangerous so I use a Mustang auto/manual CO2 type II PFD from my boating days. The water is barely in the 50s right now. My phone is waterproof and in a floating waterproof bag. The rescue squad isn't far away, but I'm not the type that throws myself on the good grac
    2 points
  26. The 12 inch coil is awesome in the iron. Still no silver. But I just havenโ€™t gotten over top of it yet. That small flat button was at least 12 inches down and next to iron!
    2 points
  27. I think it's specfically the silver 3 cent piece, at least here in the USA. We also had a nickel-copper 3 cent piece which superceded the silver one. That wasn't very popular either. Finding either is an accomplishment but the silver one is so tiny that it's even a better feather in one's cap than a nickel 3-center. In the mid-19th Century the USA experimented with several non-standard denominations: 2-cent, 3-cent and 20-cent. None came even close to catching on. They all share a pattern -- the first few years had (relatively speaking) high mintages but their failure to be popular
    2 points
  28. Love the red stone ring! I've found several nickel rings but they have that clean look but nickel colored. I have one I found that is marked Nickel / Silver. (which is German Silver) When I found it I though gold but for some reason it looked different. Very clean but just not the right look. See if I can find the picture... You should be able to tell the difference if you scratch it on the testing stone. Gold is soft, NIckel will be hard...Nickel/Silver.. I'm not sure.
    2 points
  29. Went on a couple of hunts this past week trying to put my new Coiltek 10x5 Nox coil through its paces and then using my trusty Deus at my favorite relic farm site with numerous iron patches and high mineralization. Tested the Nox coil out on a Colonial site and scored a couple of keepers at decent depth in sandy soil including a flat Tombac button and a brass makeup case with a fancy "wreath" design. Snagged a tiny flat button there when switching over to the Deus and round 9" hf coil. in thick iron. A week later it was off to my relic paradise site we have been pounding regularly for a
    2 points
  30. Hereโ€™s what it is like with Horseshoe enabled (all metal). https://youtube.com/shorts/lsC6B7xG-4o?feature=share
    2 points
  31. Not sure what you're asking. I got waders for river hunting early in the year when the water is cold, there are a few spots I want to check out. Soon the people who have summer houses will be here, and boats will be everywhere. Just testing today. I wanted to see how difficult it would be.
    2 points
  32. Here is a 5000 beach video we all have to like!
    2 points
  33. Great post & great pix as usual. And I love how you are sure to post the junk pix as well. Just so it's not like the bass-fishing channel, where "every cast is a lunker" ๐Ÿ˜† To show the good, the bad, and the ugly. You worked for your rewards ๐Ÿ™‚
    2 points
  34. Killer cuff dog, and not too shabby of a ring! ๐Ÿ‘ ht
    2 points
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  36. If only that dime could talk...๐Ÿ˜ฑ
    2 points
  37. It's like the Big Lez Show... but with gold nuggets. On ya for sharing, mate.
    2 points
  38. Good little detector, a few teething pains, and why we need update functions on new detectors. No update capability.... just say no.
    2 points
  39. ๐Ÿ˜„ That's what the 5000 looks like if you use it a lot ๐Ÿ˜„ Scratched, but unaffected. Paul Cee, I watch his videos, he's a good guy. That flat beach is where a PI will shine. It's also where a lot of junk targets settle over time. He did a good job pinpointing and not scratching such a large target.
    1 point
  40. Spoon fed pigs! I like it! What year is the Merc? Nice finds.
    1 point
  41. Geof, I'm curious as to the source of your two quotes. Because USA gold price was locked until the early 1970's I think the ratio for the full 20th Century isn't particularly meaningful. But tracking the ratio in other currencies (or indeces) might be meaningful before gold price was derugulated here. I recall reading in a book about an investment strategy involving buying gold (and selling silver) when the ratio was low and doing the opposite when the ratio was high. This particular kind of spread investing means once you made your initial investments you are leveraging that without n
    1 point
  42. My modded 4500 is superbly quiet with all mono's I've used so I'm assuming the CC coils will be similarly smooth. The limited tests I've done against a 7000 using a 14" Elite mono gives me expectations of substantial depth on multi-grammers+ using a big concentric. The low frequency mod allows better energy saturation on deeper, larger targets. I'd have to do some serious tests on a test bed using the X coils big concentric when its ready...
    1 point
  43. On Monday a different member here found a Large cent in a different section of the park.There were scattered dwellings in this place before it became a park.Large cents are very rare in this park and are found once in a blue moon. I have never got one in the turf here but found a 1825 Farthing. The park is huge and very hilly with a few ponds and has a golf course.We don't hunt the golf course but on a different course my buddy has permission. One other guy who has permission at that course cleaned up and I mean cleaned up since it was a fairground before with a horse track.
    1 point
  44. Hello Nox Hunter, I'm on the East side of the State from you! Love your beaches much better than ours!! (Except the Red Tide times of year!)๐Ÿ˜ค Larger beaches, and much better sand quality! Great to detect! And those sunsets๐ŸŒž are amazing! Wish you much luck with your name sake!! Any questions, ask away!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    1 point
  45. Wow! That HAD to weigh your pouch down๐Ÿ˜€. Any idea how much all that lead weighs?
    1 point
  46. Sorry about that, I was including Barbers in the conversation as well as Seated. But yes, I find more CC than S coins. The CC's are usually very worn and if I remember correctly are usually 1875. I don't have a lot of them maybe 3 of them. Come to think of it, even in the Lincoln wheat series, I rarely find S mint marks prior to the 40's.
    1 point
  47. Loved this content! I hope to find in your Channel something on a plain mono too, as I'm forced to build one on my own, due to a past attempt to change my dualfield with a Detech 8" mono, great coil but for land use.. Underwater Is Just another game and I think Is Better to build a new One in a new empty housing instead to ruin that One trying to open it and modify the mold with new resin. I Also think to Land @t 11"
    1 point
  48. Looks like a nice set-up and i will have to try it myself for sure. I can use a good system like that to prepare for a good hunt. Since I don't live near your beach can you please send me some of the sand and water.
    1 point
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