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    Reno, NV
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    Metal detecting, prospecting, building websites
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    Minelab GPZ, Equinox 800; Fisher F-Pulse; Sun Ray Pro Gold

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  1. Published on Jul 25, 2018 - Some great tricks and tips from Gerry's Metal Detectors on how to use the whites 24k Goldmaster.
  2. Current Tesoro Metal Detector Models and Pricing* August 2018 Tesoro Compadre - 12 kHz, 5.75" hardware round concentric coil, single 9V, 2.2 lbs, $160.65 Tesoro Mojave - 12 khz, 7" round concentric coil, single 9V, 2.2 lbs, $251.10 Tesoro Silver uMax - 10.6 khz, 8" round concentric coil, single 9V, 2.3 lbs, $254.15 Tesoro Cibola - 14.5 khz, 9" x 8" concentric coil, single 9V, 2.5 lbs, $369.75 Tesoro Vaquero - 14.5 khz, 9" x 8" concentric coil, single 9V, 2.5 lbs, $454.75 Tesoro DeLeon - 10 khz, 9" x 8" concentric coil, eight AA, 3.0 lbs, $509.15 Tesoro Outlaw - 10.6 khz, three coils, single 9V, 2.2 lbs, $551.65 Tesoro Sand Shark - Pulse Induction, 10" round coil, eight AA, 5.4 lbs, $577.15 Tesoro Tejon - 17.5 kHz, 9" x 8" concentric coil, eight AA, 3.0 lbs, $602.65 Tesoro Tiger Shark - 12.5 khz, 10" round concentric coil, eight AA, 5.4 lbs, $636.65 Tesoro Lobo ST - 17.8 kHz, 10" x 6" DD coil, eight AA, 3.5 lbs, $679.15 Tesoro Cortes - 10 khz, 9" x 8" concentric coil, eight AA, 3.0 lbs, $721.65 *Lowest price in U.S. dollars as normally advertised on the internet Tesoro Metal Detector Catalog (latest 2013 issue) Tesoro Mojave (new for 2017)
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    Why Are Some DD Coils As Big As Hula Hoops?

    The coil with the larger surface area generally gets more depth, all other factors being equal. Both length and width matter, not just length as you seem to be implying. A round 10” DD is normally going to get more depth than a 6” x 10” DD. Tech notes - About Searchcoils by Dave Johnson and Coil Basics by Carl Moreland
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    White’s Australian Dealer?

    Another forum member was wondering what the price of the new Goldmaster 24K might be in Australia. In the course of researching that, I see Goldsearch Australia is closing down. Does White’s have any other dealers in Australia?
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    Usefulness Of Fe304 Meters?

    Actually this is completely wrong John. Ground Phase (the ground balance number) relates the TYPE of mineralization, not the AMOUNT. The is the entire reason Dave Johnson added the Fe3O4 meter to the GMT and many of his designs that followed. The MXT does not have this feature. That is not to say the TYPE of ground mineralization does not matter, but what you are saying directly contradicts Dave Johnson (and others - see link below), and in this matter my bet is on him. GB Numbers = Mineralization?
  6. https://www.detectorprospector.com/forums/topic/7144-home-coming-for-steve-h/?do=findComment&comment=73586
  7. I have seen those pamphlets. Some were actually stapled inside of one or two of Jim’s larger format books. The latest edition of the “Nuggetshooters Bible” incorporates a lot of information that was previously separate in other formats.
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    Why Do Coin Dealers And Jewelers....?

    They have to make a profit. Wholesale versus retail.
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    600 Vs. 800 Settings Question...

    I just screen capture from either PC or iPad. On PC I use Irfanview to crop, resize, and add logo. On iPad I use the built in editing tools and an app called ImageSize. Most images are 1200 pixels horizontal but I range from 1600 to 800 depending on the image.
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    Minelab Equinox 15" Double-d Smart Coil Eta???

    My guess is before the end of the year.
  11. White's Goldmaster 24K LCD Screen and Touch Pad Controls White's GMK Screen Icons and Controls Explained White's GMK Quick Reference Card - Click image for larger version White's Goldmaster 24K Information Page White's Goldmaster 24K Quick Start Guide White's Goldmaster 24K Advanced Guide Forum threads tagged whites goldmaster 24k
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    Any Ideas About This Huge Nugget

    Is it really heavy? If not it’s just melted aluminum and I would not waste further time in it. It is not natural, definitely been melted. Chance of it being platinum or rhodium I would put at near zero. They cannot be melted by normal means. If heavy almost sure to be lead but melted silver is not impossible. Lead melts at around 620 °F and so is rather easy to melt. Silver has a melting point almost three times higher than lead at around 1763 °F. There are acid tests available for silver.
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    Any Ideas About This Huge Nugget

    Melted aluminum most likely, unless it is heavy. Then melted something else like lead or possibly silver.
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    Goldmaster 24k - All Options And Basic Use

    This is my idea of a great video. Show me the features of the detector and how they work. I want to know how the detector sounds. Leave out all the "trying to prove stuff" parts. Just show what the machine can do or possibly not do. I also like that some basic tips were thrown in. The only part I found confusing was the tone id described as low tone meaning low conductive and high tone being high conductive. Gold is a low conductor. I believe this should have been discussed as low tone meaning ferrous, and high tone meaning non-ferrous. Page 12 of the GMK Advanced Guide: "Tapping the Music button toggles between two different audio modes. With the Music Icon ON, the GM24k will produce 2 distinct beeps, one high and one low, for different types of targets. The higher tone has a better chance of being a non-ferrous target (gold, aluminum, silver, brass, etc.), and the lower tone has a better chance of being ferrous (iron, hot rocks, etc.). With the Music Icon OFF, the GM24k will produce a standard VCO all-metal “zip” sound on targets. This mode is generally preferred by experienced prospectors due to the nuances of the sound and perceived sensitivity to small targets. " It is obvious the Goldmaster 24K has features lacking in the White's GMT - ground balance offset, target id numbers, ferrous tone id, ability to completely block not just ferrous tones but high end ferrous wrap, ability to set ferrous breakpoint (iron cancel mode only?), backlight, and yes folks, a volume control! I have handled the MX 7 box design and find it very comfortable and well balanced. This looks like a serious upgrade from the GMT for sure. White's Goldmaster 24K Information Page