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  1. I like detecting for a variety of gold and really enjoy finding the stuff many higher end detectors can't see. I don't know yet, but feel the extra capabilities of the GPX-6000 will open up some of these areas I hunt with the VLF's to get even more of the gold and at greater depths or in worse soil conditions. As long as I am getting more gold, I'm happy. Will the new GPX-6000 see this kind of gold or act like all other PI's and the ZED and not see at all? I recently recovered this 4.2 gram speci with the EQ-800 while running the new CoilTek NOX 15" round. My goal was to find a piece
    16 points
  2. Got out this morning for a 3+ hour all water hunt. Targets were few and far between but the 14K, 9.4 gram gold ring couldn't hide from the AQ. All settings were at preset except the delay which I ran around 10. I hunt in all metal and some of the iron was questionable with double blips but I dig it all anyway. The ring was down a couple of deep scoops but was very loud and repeatable. The open .925 silver earring gave a broken signal. Thanks for looking. Bob K
    9 points
  3. Another lovely day here, winds at 30 with gusts to 45. It was sunny and fairly warm so I got a quick hunt in on the hill behind my house, I am now calling it Mason Jar Hill because I have found about 50 mason jar lids there, I think it was a dump. It was bush hogged recently giving me an opportunity to search it more. I don't keep any of the lids, they are all rusty and corroded. I doubt anyone would care. I was only there about an hour before I got tired of the wind and the deer flies. Usually deer flies are suppressed by the wind but lucky me, not today! There were some spots on the hil
    6 points
  4. I have been using a 15 inch x coil for over a year in WA. I went back to all my old patches and was thrilled with the results. Not only could I hear new targets but they were often clear loud signals on area’s I gridded. I became aware of issues from a couple of prospectors in the Pilbara that blew their boards but so far so good for me. I would sometimes have issues were the machine would start generating false signals especially under trees and I would have to turn off the machine for a while. This sometimes helped and sometimes didn’t. Eventually I discovered that if I ran her on semi groun
    5 points
  5. The other day I went down to the beach with a friend to kill some time with the detector. I didn't find anything great. Just a several coins. Jokingly I said to my friend "THIS IS A TOP POCKET FIND" and put it in there. Well as we were walking home It got very hot/muggy so I took my shirt off. When I got home and went to take the coins out of my shirt pocket. They weren't there. Well today I went back to the same beach and found 1 of the coins. There should be several more in the same area so I'm going to try to find them with the MD tomorrow. Lesson learned: DON'T PUT YOUR FINDS IN YOUR TOP P
    4 points
  6. Cobill- Glad you and many others enjoyed that reading lesson I posted over the winter. It's not that I don't enjoy selling bigger higher end detectors (in fact I do), but it's the VLF's that will keep on giving on a variety of gold the other PI's and ZED just can't see. I don't make this stuff up, it's facts that I can easily back up and I do it every year. Here is another one I recently posted to FB (Gerry McMullen) that the Gold Monster 1000 recovered in the same gridded site the 7000 already clean out. In fact the guy wish the 7 was there and showed me where to go with the Monster,
    4 points
  7. Did this video in very bad ground. Probably not the worst local ground I can go to, but I'd rate it an 8/10. Lots of hot rocks, mineralised conglomerates, clay, charcoal patches, the works. In the past, the smooth timings did well here, and each machine got more and more gold as they came out, 4000, 4500, 5000....and there was even a few for the Zed, but I didn't do much with the Zed in this spot as EMI generally sucks, and I was getting good results further afield. The SDC also did well on the shallower bits, and A LOT of lead shot recovered. So pretty much the perfect spot to run the 6000, a
    4 points
  8. Interesting morning chaining....4 little bits....they are getting smaller as i move down.... Love this machine. Easy to use, easy to swing. EMI certainly effects it when you crank the sensitivity up. Managed to stay about half way today. Still screams on these small bits, but much less erratic threshold. None of these were deep, but just down from these theres a patch of deep looking clay. The 19" will get put over that. Back tomorrow to chain the top part of the patch!
    4 points
  9. Hey Guys, I think training on some units is important. I'm not a huge fan saying that training is essential or important on something like a Minelab Gold Monster 1000. This unit was originally designed to be used by people that couldn't even read/write, so it has to be super user friendly and easy to use. I think training on many detectors like the higher end PI's and such are important and will speed up your success, but also just as important is understanding where to prospect, what to look for and various "gold" indicators. Sometimes, this could be more important, being i
    4 points
  10. Gerry, FB is full of haters and that is why I just posted your excellent article and told them "Class is in session".
    3 points
  11. Yes the secure top pocket is the best choice ! Something heavy nylon with a zipper is in style on the better beaches these days ! LOL I use an old case from a Canon point and shoot I found ,,,,on a beach ! (minus the camera unfortunately) the mesh bottom mod is a winner too .....
    3 points
  12. There should be more bottles there. If you make a ground probe you can feel out spots where there might be a concentration. Maybe nothing real old but still interesting & fun.
    3 points
  13. Welcome AU, Your new 1 ton 4x4 should do a fine job of getting you around! And welcome to the retirement ranks ; soon! Sounds like good times are in your future!! Be safe in your travels! Don't forget to post some pics!👍👍
    3 points
  14. Hello Arch, Like many of us, I'm happy you came back to detecting! Nothing else like it!! Those machines should still find the good stuff!!👍👍
    3 points
  15. Welcome PH69, You made it this far, Don't be shy. Tell us a little more about yourself and what you use and detect for most of the time. DP is a great site and full of some awesome people. I'm sure all of us want to see your tag name more than just once or twice. Pretty sure you made a great choice with the forum and certainly I'm looking forward to your questions and posts.
    3 points
  16. Welcome and I will be looking forward to reading about your adventures in the near future. Please post some of the pictures of your finds and places that you have been for some of us who can't get out that way.
    3 points
  17. Just got this machine, so i just wanted to take it out in the yard i have hunted for 4 weeks with the XP ORXand DEUS , after digging some tabs , which amazed me as i had been over this spot , and not just one but 6 targets i missed then i find the sterling Military pendant at 7" deep . I did not dig one Iron item, but i could hear iron . all i can say is this machine is different and its good ,very good . in 5 minutes this machine pulled out the 1st silver from this site.
    2 points
  18. I use both depending on the weather, during testing I used wired headphones a lot for continuity when making calls on audio ect (full BT operation did not happen till much later in the build/development cycle), but personally prefer a speaker for our climate. I now use the Avantree Rx APTX BT unit just like a WM12 dongle, they come supplied with a lead with a 3.5 mm plug each end and I just add a 6.35 mm adapter to go to the booster input socket. Currently I’ve just been putting the booster in my shirt pocket along with the BT Rx unit and then out to a single GME speaker in my other pock
    2 points
  19. Me and a hunting buddy happened upon a CW firing range. We thought, great, we'll dig a few minies and move on. But when we swung it was immediate target after target. A rare unexploited hot spot. Limited only by how fast we could recover the targets. Another buddy made it over to the area coming from a different field and joined in with the Deus. But this was hot Culpeper dirt so I had the advantage with my GPX 4800 PI detector. My other buddy fanned out to look for the likely firing line holding drops and buttons, but no joy. Likely cleaned out by others who were there beforeMe and a hu
    2 points
  20. 2 points
  21. Rather have velcro, zippers always jam up from me from the dirt. Half the time I forget to clean off my digger and toss it in the pouch only have to sift out my finds later 🙂
    2 points
  22. That ring is beautiful. Love seeing those in the scoop !!! Drop that ATS back to 6 and be prepared to dig some holes lol. Congradulstions.
    2 points
  23. Have two of the green pouches which came with the ML detectors... and always use one while detecting.
    2 points
  24. Nice looking hunt and some good gold also. What did the shark tooth ring up at, I hope it wasn't a high OUCH.
    2 points
  25. I could not update my old dial phone either. That's because you do not update analog - you rewire it. Updates have only become important now that a detector is actually a complex program running in a microprocessor. I'd no more buy a new model digital detector that can't be updated, as I would buy a cell phone that can't be updated, and for the same reasons. This is not grandpas metal detector. But no worries, just my recommendation, and one I plan to follow personally from here on out. I'm sure lots of low end detectors will continue to be sold without an update function, and that's fine
    2 points
  26. I use the Garrett pouch, or a Calces365 on the beach. The 365 had mesh on the bottom of both pockets to let dirt out. They are both less than $15.
    2 points
  27. No pouch? Kellyco has a pretty cheap mesh pouch. Not the best stitching but with care it will last a while, had mine for a few years now.
    2 points
  28. That's a pretty ring. Nice job getting it! Lucky for you - you only found the tooth and not the shark 😄
    2 points
  29. Nice ring but I really like the Shark tooth.
    2 points
  30. I am currently using a 4500 with the camo 14x9 coiltek elliptical mono. I also have a monster but don't use it much because my buddy uses his monster mostly and it works out good for us to tag team an area.
    2 points
  31. Welcome to the forum, and please share some of your stories with us. What type of equipment are you using and what part of the country are you in ? Good luck and happy hunting!
    2 points
  32. Hope you didn't break a sweat! Welcome!
    2 points
  33. Welcome AUG, Well if gold is what your after, you found the right forum. The gold people here will fill you in on anything your missing or want to know. Check out the DP database for a lot of great info, You will be surprised at how much cool stuff is awaiting your discovery. So glad to have you!!!!
    2 points
  34. Welcome aboard ! I actually saw Purple Haze live in '69 . So 'scuse me while I kiss the sky ! So , now that you've made it to the big time , got any plans ???? Arrrrrrr ya hunting anythin' in particular and where ya wanna be lookin' ? Have ya chosen yer gear yet ?
    2 points
  35. Arch, Glad to have you here and am looking forward to reading about your finds, please post some pictures too. Good luck and happy hunting!
    2 points
  36. F350, It just occurred to me that probing my be useful at the Ferry Landing also, to try and gauge how deep that transitional harder layers are, at various places in the muck!!👍👍
    1 point
  37. JCR, Great idea! I've heard if one is careful, one can distinguish glass bottles from other materials by the feel, and sound the probe makes! Probably like detecting; takes some practice, I'm sure!! F350, Keep up the saga! Love the interesting finds!👍👍
    1 point
  38. I am retiring at the end of August. I will be pulling my 5th wheel around the US hunting nuggets and relics. I have been mostly vacation detecting for a couple of years now. I am really looking forward to doing A LOT more of it with way better equipment. I have met a lot of other detectorists out there and what I'm looking most forward to is making friends with more of you. I get a lot of enjoyment from sitting around the campfire swapping stories, getting to know people and absorbing some of the vast knowledge of how and where to hunt. I hope to see y'all down the road!
    1 point
  39. Nothing special today but still productive. I'm thinking the steamboat unloaded passengers on one side (the high pilings), and cargo on the other (ramp). Hacked around the "passenger" side but didn't go too far out. The sand got kinda loose, and once gave way. There was a 26 ID object in the pilings, dug out out with my pinpointer and trusty composite shovel, when I got it out it ID'd a 31, it's on the left in the trash photo: It's just some sort of aggregate rock, haven't done anything with it yet. The license plate was a 36, again I thought I'd hit the jackpot. 😵 Even the Comet can
    1 point
  40. Welcome to the forum PH! Good luck in the gold fields!👍👍
    1 point
  41. I missed this post, it just popped up on the sidebar right now though and I saw it. Metals when heated can alter hardness, even if not alloyed. Some by 2x or more, so Moh's is not a definitive test for slags and whatnot. You already solved it, but I agree, your tests indicate aluminum slag.
    1 point
  42. Hi GB......Yes, a successful hunter’s settings could be a good starting point for other th’ers who have the same machine and are willing to try any suggestions that are offered to them....likewise, there’s always a multitude of forumites willing to help another th’er out with detector issues....That’s what a moderately high % of detecting forums’ content is about...trying to minimize the learning curve of a machine.....Yet, no matter how much online help is given to some th’ers, for various reasons, the help given doesn’t “sink in” with the th’er.....it’s like the old adage, “A picture is wort
    1 point
  43. Welcome aboard Arch Stanton ! For some unexplained reason I'm hearing a lone guitar and somebody whistling this really catchy tune , and occasionally cackling. Lots of reverb. Nahhhh , .Must just be an ear worm.... All that info you seek is here , much of it already posted. Ask about anything that puzzles you , answer on anything you have something to add. I've heard there are relics , gold and meteorites out in the desert , so that checks out.. When you and your friend find some remember this one thing........We Like Pictures !
    1 point
  44. Welcome, this is definately a good place to be.
    1 point
  45. WELCOME Biggoldnug, Well if your looking for friends, Stories, Info and just good times you found the right place. Glad to have you here to help us all. Looking forward to your adventures.
    1 point
  46. I monitor the classifieds, but anyone responding to offers via PM - not a good idea. If people get offers via PM that seem off, I have to be alerted, as I do not snoop in the PM system, and consider it off limits. Anyone can join the forum and lurk, never post, and only send PMs, and I'd never know anything about it. So this is truly a buyer beware situation that members must self police. I truly hate it when the forum is used as a tool to rip people off. I do the best I can, but the scams never end. Buyer beware, always. PayPal Buyer Protection Only - yet people toss that prote
    1 point
  47. Some areas the tailing do get pushed around and can be detected again. The same thing happens in NV and AZ in areas without tailing, as they are clearing away the layer of ground already detected and then hunting the new layer, then push..detect, then push detect. Yes I have found plenty of gold with an X-Terra 70 and the newer model 705 (be sure to use the 18.75 kHz coils). If I forgot my NOX-800 and someone said what is the next best detector for the same tailing piles. I'd use the Gold Monster 1000 (newer version), X-705, White's 24K, White's MXT, Garrett AT Gold, and lastly the
    1 point
  48. Gerry, Your backyard and my backyard are pretty much the same terrain wise. Have the same experience with how a PI and the VLF respond to the type of gold specimens I find. Very interested on your reports on how the GPX-6000 responds to the different type of gold specimens you have. Those quartz cocoon gold specimens are outstanding! Working on some gold specimens now and will have a write up on how they were cleaned. Randy Smith of Treasure Electronics who was our distributor at the time: My wife on a steep tailing pile:
    1 point
  49. I have the ORX and added the WS4 headphones version 5.2. Best of both worlds using either X35 or HF coils.
    1 point
  50. I hate smart phones. I refuse to buy one. A waste of time and money. Many cost more than computers. Aside from being better for texting, I have no use for one. The main reason I don't like smart phones is that they have created an unhealthy addiction for a huge part of society.
    1 point
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