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Jin last won the day on December 18 2019

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About Jin

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  • Location:
    Gippsland, Australia
  • Interests:
    Prospecting, 4x4
  • Gear Used:
    Gpz 7000,
    Equinox 800

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  1. Two days last week were very wet from my week away detecting. In fact both my dog and myself looked like drowned rats after spending all day in pelting down rain. I covered both the screen and the detector with some plastic shopping bags. Seemed to work OK, keeping the rain off the machine. Was a little worried the damp ground would cause the zed a problem but the gold coming out of the ground indicated it hadnt. The x-coils also survived the downpours.
  2. The only problem i see down the track is that there is enough strength between the chip and the gpx plug. Every time the gpz shaft is extended its going to be putting pressure in the adapter. As someone else here mentioned, continual stretching may cause the adapter to break a wire, causing a short. I was pretty happy to see that Pat who made mine has used a good quality (and thick) heat wrap that covers the chip and the gpx plug. The heat rap used on mine looks like it will take a lot of the stress as the shaft is extended The heat wrap also seems to have shrunk slightly into the grooves of the chip/plug which should also help it slipping off. Looking at your adapter, the grooves on the chip seem very prominent which to me looks like its a very thin heat wrap or only electrical tape over the plug. I don't think id be relying on electrical tape to give the adapter the strength between the chip and gpx plug that is probably needed Just my two bobs worth.
  3. Same as i use. Met a guy once that cut his down to 4 rake prongs/barbs. I used it and it was a lot easier to use. Unless your the hulk its bloody hard work scraping dirt back with that much surface area. (maybe im just week as pi$$) I do like your magnet idea, i hadnt thought about that.
  4. Hi Simon, Back problems suck. Because you don't look injured you get no sympathy from anyone. Better to have a broken leg. IF its bulged discs its just going to take time (probably a good month or two) I used to see massage therapists in times past and that seemed to work but the last time the back went it was a bulged disc. Tried everything and in the end it was a chiropractor that sorted things out. And i hate chiropractors, but apparently my hips were out which was putting pressure on the discs. Anyhow all good now. Anyway got a bit sidetrack here, as i logged on to re read a bit of information about running the zed in manual ground balance. Hope i can find the thread were that was mentioned. Heading off in the morning for a few days detecting. Going to one spot where some guys reckon they have smashed the area using the zed. Little scary knowing they have used the zed on this patch in "Normal" Hope the x-coils find me something they have missed. Good luck with the back, hope it comes good for you. Imagine having to give up detecting because of a crook back .....not a nice thought.
  5. This is my pick.....much faster at recovering/discounting targets. Quick kick of the ground and if it moves out of the loose stuff i move on. Pesky pellets are a little more annoying but general a inch into the hard stuff and if the target comes out i move on. The golddigger pick only comes out for deeper stuff. A quick recovery is a good recovery. See too many people stuff around on a hole for 10 minutes when it could have been done in 30 seconds.
  6. Your not the only simple Simon around.😄 I had to go to Youtube to find out how to change coils.
  7. The Gold-digger picks are pretty good. Its the best pick I've used.
  8. Doubt it. Big difference knocking together a coil and building a detector.
  9. I did a test with my 4500 against my mates 7000 on both tiny gold and larger bits. On the larger bits i was able to match the 7000 but my settings were questionable as to whether they were usable (very noisy). On the smaller bits i wasnt able to hear them at all no matter what timings/settings i tried. it was at that moment id realised id made a big mistake for the last 4 years holding off buying the 7000. On a recent trip with another friend i got him to try his 5000 on 3 targets id found with the 7000 (standard gpz coil) They ended up being small gun pellots at good depth. We had to scrape off heaps before he could register a response.
  10. Stay safe JR. thinking of you and hoping things turn out for the best.
  11. The injured and dead animals is what makes me upset. Breaks my heart watching the news and seeing the suffering of the animals.
  12. Yes, all good here. Im in West Gippsland and the fires are in East Gippsland.
  13. Also my apologies for not keeping on suject. Just happened to see the pics of the e-bike
  14. Hi John, got to love those e-bikes for prospecting. I bought a Giant TRANCE E+ 3 PRO a few months ago and can’t believe how handy it is to get to spots the 4wd cant. Also found it pretty useful for going across bush looking for promising ground. Sure beats walking. On my last trip i took it away and covered so much ground riding up hills and around tree i would normally have to cover on foot. Unfortunatly i had my frst crash at only 1 mile an hour when a stick flicked up locking the back wheel. I went straight over the handle bars and landed on my shoulder. Bit of blood and and it hurt a bit but no time to cry you just got to keep going. I’ve just got to work out how to carry the zed on the bike now. Looks like you have pulled yours apart and carry it in the backpack, is that correct? Also sorry for not replying to your previous question regarding shares. So far I've make a little money but not huge amounts. I have a few of blue chip companies but I’ve ventured into more speculative stocks in the last few months. The ones i seem to be more interested in atm are in gold or oil and gas. One oil stock was up 2.5k after only one week of purchase on an initial investment of only 7k. But thats exceptional and defenatly not the norm - well for me anyway. I’ve also entered into bio stocks and a few of those should do really well. I’ve got my eye on a gold mine in Africa that is sitting on a huge reserve of gold but will wait until there just about ready to mine before buying into that one. Of interest to you may be the 2 stocks i bought that operate in New Zealand. Bought into Z- Energy because it dropped 20% in one day and id previously bought stocks that had big falls and was able to sell them for a healthy profit as the share price retraced a few months later. However Z-energy has continued south. Can’t win them all, at least the dividend is good. The other was Keystone dairy. I think over a couple of years i should double to triple my investment and really like they way they operate. Any it’s interesting stuff the share market and a bit of fun. I’ve got some losers but overall seem to be going ok. Cheers Rick
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