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  1. WesH

    Rye Patch Claim Jumpers?

    So after reading all these comments it seems the Rye Patch Area is either all claimed or privately own now and off limits to most folks.
  2. WesH

    6"x10" Coil For Minelab Equinox

    Steve I noticed the other end of the coil cord plugs into the control box or the picture makes it appear that way. Seems to me they only need is to design a closed in coil. Like you said, most of the work is already done. I’d get one of these instead of the round 6 in dd since I want the 6in round for gold anyway.
  3. WesH

    1st Time At Beach With E-800

    Good information here. I left for the beach near Bodega Bay this week and took the E-800 out for the first time. Kept it on factory settings for the most part. Found over 3 dollars in coins when I wasn’t getting sand blasted and blown off the beach.
  4. I got the Equinox 800 mostly for the beaches on the coast. Now that my wife is retired it will be the Detector that gets loaded in the RV. It would be interesting to see a comparison with the small coil and the GM 1000. If I want to go after really small gold I’ll use my GMT with my 6 inch round concentric. We’ll have to get together and do a comparison.
  5. I want that 6 inch coil for a go in the hydraulic pits on small gold.
  6. WesH

    All-around Vehicle For On/off Road

    Ya rediculous isn’t it. Then you have California that’s twice as bad as the rest of the country, almost a country of its own.
  7. WesH

    All-around Vehicle For On/off Road

    Here’s a pic of my prospecting rig. 1988 Cherokee, lockers front and back, 4.6 L stroker engine, 5 sp manual trans. 4 inch lift with 33’s. Goes just about anywhere I need it to. Building a trailer to tow with it to haul my quad for the places the jeep can’t go.
  8. WesH

    GPX 4500 Mods

    Another reason I’m hesitant on a 7000 purchase is the time frame between the next detectors from Minelab has usually been about 4 years which we are either at or fast approaching with the 7000. I’ve been playing catch up since 07 when the 4000 came out. It would be my luck that as soon as I bought a 7000 the next model would be announced.
  9. WesH

    GPX 4500 Mods

    I’m one that has had my detectors modified and those mods did help the detector function better. The mod on my sd2100 and my gp3500 helped improve the tuning, ground balance, depth and sensitivity. Will a modified 5000 bring it up to par with a 7000? Not likely. Will it bring it closer? Probably. Will the improvements made with mods to a 5000 be enough to offset the difference in cost spent in mods vs the cost difference of a 7000? I think so and I will certainly spend the money having my 5000 modded rather than spending $6000 more for a Detector that for my area will have a marginal advantage. It all depends on where you detect and the ground conditions. In my case a 7000 won’t pull out a significant amount of gold over a modded 5000 to justify the cost of the 7000.
  10. WesH

    Point With Nugget

    Beatup A friend of mine in the Sacramento area does arrowhead Knapping. His name is Mike Pelligan. Do you know him?
  11. WesH

    Phone Property Ap

    I too have found and use this app. It’s pretty good. I can’t imagine the undonting task it would be to keep up with the constant changing in mining claims. For them to be able to list claim maps BLM would have to imput the maps provided to them into there system. BLM isnt even on the same page from state to state when it comes to the type of maps required.
  12. WesH

    I’m A Customer By Name

    I agree with you about these guys. I’ve been dealing with Chris Gholson for almost 20 years. When I first got into metal detecting I was looking at going to Australia. I contacted Doug Stone in Australia. He gave me the Gholson’s number and told me to get ahold of them as they were doing the arrangements for the detecting trips to Australia. When I contacted Chris and Steve they talked to me like they had know me all their life. That’s the kind of people they are, they are really great.
  13. WesH

    Can A Drone Be A Prospecting Tool?

    Be aware if your out detecting and see one hovering over you. I was out with friends detecting and had a drone fly over and hover above us several weeks ago. The next weekend the exact spot had three people there detecting that hadn’t been there for months. Coincidence??
  14. WesH

    Battery Alternative For SDC 2300

    Glad they arrived and that you like them.
  15. WesH

    Equinox 600/800 Full Instruction Manual

    My Equinox showed up yesterday. Nice solid machine. Love the magnetic connections. Just finished printing out this manual. Now it’s off to Staples for more ink cartridges. Hopefully I can get out this weekend.