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  1. I hate hype. Now every ML detector has had a 20% increase in performance in their hype. If they mean for a nugget that the SD2000 could get at 6" deep (the norm for VLF detectors.) Then SD2000 gets 100% so SD2100 gets 120% and the SD2200 gets 144% and the GP extreme gets 173% and the GP3000 gets 207% and the GPX4000 gets 248% and the GPX 4500 gets and the GPX5000 298% and the GPZ7000 358% in depth over 3½ times deeper than the SD2000. This is not the fact as I got a 5 oz specimen 19+ inches deep (with an old VLF 1980) if this was the case the GPZ7000 would have to detect it at 66½ inc
  2. The only Cemetery Hunt that I have done was in the early days of gold prospecting in Maryborough Vic. as it was built in the middle of a gold lead. Others had done better than me but I was rewarded with a small amount of gold.
  3. You yank guys are wimps.😁 You try what us Aussies have to put up with. ( just kidding) What is the most painful plant in the world? Dendrocnide moroides The most commonly known (and most painful) species is Dendrocnide moroides (Family Urticaceae), first named “gympie bush” by gold miners near the town of Gympie in the 1860s. Gympie gympie (Dendrocnide moroides), a potentially lethal species of Australian stinging tree. ... The sting can cause excruciating, debilitating pain for months; people have variously described it as feeling like they are being burned by acid, elect
  4. I love tokens they are very rare to coin (mintage numbers) and have a story that coins do not have. Finding an old token is very rare and most don't find them.
  5. Keep it to your self or there will be no target left for you.😁
  6. Quote ......I voted I'm on the fence. Features like being lighter and more compact for hiking definitely have me interested, but $6,000 and not "needing" a new machine make me wonder. How long would it take you to recover cost? but you have to consider the befits of "instant expert" and weight and ease of use which is one of the forum owner main consideration.
  7. I know I'm a gold fanatic but I guess I have found to many nuggets to get that excited, but as quoted the experience shown by the gloves appears limited but then again the GPX6000 makes you an expert.🤨
  8. As most detectorists go to the most likely spots to find gold, I can see the GPX6000 to be the detector to go to. I am sure JP and not forgetting other experts will be looking in other locations even if it is deeper to get some deceit weight close to hot spots due to their expertise. In old posts JP got attacked from a trip for saying that he had got over a thousand nuggets. One thousand nuggets as Jason said"But 1000 0.03 gram dinks is only 30 grams, not even a troy oz." Looking at a very limited UTube videos 1000 times many minutes in getting them, with my experience I will be continuing usi
  9. I once got a 2 oz bit out of an erosion control trench about 50 meters below a mined quartz vein. This was back in the early 1980s and I was using the wife's detector. The nugget was visible in the trench and looked like an 1½ inch steel nut. Her Whites 6000 had motion discrimination my detector did not. I tried the discrimination from min to max and it did not reject. When I pick it up I knew I had a good piece of gold. Back at caravan park I show it to a few professional prospector that I know. All of them said iron junk till I dropped it in their hand. Prior to it acid bath it could be drag
  10. The chart is to sell GPX6000 and not harm the GPZ7000. So if I was selling the 6000 I would show it best features (getting 1.0 to 0.05 gram bits at depth.) and show the 7000 best features (getting 1.0 to 100 gram lumps at depth.) This would be done by putting the bits as deep as the 6000 can get them, of cause at that depth the others detectors are out of range.
  11. Victorian police 1966 pursuit car. https://starcarsagency.com.au/vehicle/1966-rambler-police-car/
  12. On the gold fields depth is greatly reduced. To show beginners how easy it is to miss a target we would punch a hole in the ground and place some lead at different depths and sizes. The area was about 10 foot by 10 foot and would tell them to try and find any targets but not dig them up. Most people found one or two targets after we told them that they had not found all of them, they found three or four more. When we told them there was a dozen targets and showed them were they were, they could get most of them. As the target varied in size and depth some missed the tiny bits and others missed
  13. Could be a cycle or motor bike tube stem. However a car tubes are/were used at beach/lake for recreation floatation.
  14. Quote "From aerial photos I see than in the 50's it was grass/sod covered but in the early 60's they put down gravel. The person who told me about the site (a person who walked up to talk when he saw me hunting a nearby park) said he was a student there 45-50 years ago and at that time it was (again) grass/sod. I did a one hour survey hunt with the Minelab Equinox (11" coil) and encountered a couple inch thick gravel layer about 5" down. I did find one Wheatie below the gravel, but 7" is getting deep for my detector + soil mineralization combination" I think the best option for depth a
  15. That is a nice nugget. Thanks for the scenery photos.
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