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Everything posted by MikePfeiffer

  1. Steve, your explanation is fantastic. Really has given me a good understanding of the different technologies. Thanks.
  2. Mark, About 40 years ago I was at a silver mine in southern Virginia. I think some where near Fancy Gap. There were wooden planks covering the opening to the mine. The problem was the shaft was straight down. Don' remember how to get there, just remembering being there.
  3. Nice video from Minelab's. Full article at Minelab website
  4. Steve, you did the right thing. You told it like it is! Has any other manufacturer listened? In an earlier post, I mentioned exactly what I wanted in a new detector. I don't know if Minelab was listening, but the got it correct and you said it for all of us. Thanks again Steve.
  5. I seen excitement for many detectors but, nothing like the Equinox. Did not know how to tell the wife I was going to get a new detector. After remodeling the house and laying over 2000 sq ft of hardwood flooring. She wanted to go to the beach for a vacation. While there she said I should have taken my metal detector. I tole her it was old and heavy. She quickly responded with you need to get a new one. So I have been cleared by the boss! Look forward to getting my hands on the Equinox 800. I may not need the high frequencies right away. However they say there is gold in North Carolina. Who kno
  6. I am very pleased the way things are here. Would not change a thing. Steve, you have more than a forum. You have caused many of us to become friends.
  7. You could go to google earth pro and look at historical images. This might give you a better representative where to look. I am not sure if the regular google earth has this feature.
  8. Tom, the way you present your videos makes me want to be there! Beautiful!
  9. Or, maybe not so fine tuned to extend the life of the E-Track and CTX. Just a thought.
  10. What I was thinking about was more that if the Equinox has the superior technology. How would Minelab justify in selling the Safari for $999, E-Track for $1549 and the CTX for $2499. All the marketing hype for the Equinox sounds good. I just feel I am missing something. Theoretically, you pay more money for a superior machine. With the Multi-IQ, marketing makes it sound like the Safari, E-Track and CTX are old technology.
  11. I was just wondering how the Equinox will stack up with the Safari, E-Track and CTX? I guess time will tell.
  12. I have never been prospecting. So I watched the video for learning about prospecting. I think he just wants to be comical.
  13. I also am hoping the EQ is a silver bullet. About 2 years ago I was thinking of getting a new detector to replace my White’s 6000Di. I looked at all the USA manufacturers and was surprised. I saw nothing new. Had a few conversations with Steve because I was puzzled. Garrett and White’s had the same old detectors. Even thought of building my own detector. I seen White’s come out with some new low end detectors and thought they looked good. Then I heard about a new detector from White’s would be releasing. I heard it was the greatest thing sense sliced bread. Then I found This forum. B
  14. I agree Chuck. My vision is not what it used to be. Some of the LCD screens are hard to see even in good daylight. Garrett screens are too small.
  15. I I was really surprised. I thought it small and glistened. Did not know about the cubes. Beautiful crystal formation. Nature is really fascinating.
  16. I have never been prospecting and have never read anything of the forum about fools gold or pyrite. Have you ever found any? How does the detector react when you sweep across it? Any stories to tell?
  17. I wonder if First Texas, Garrett and White's will offer military discounts?
  18. Chuck, I am almost 65. I have been working in electronics for almost 50 years. I still love tinkering with old electronics. Heathkit is long gone. I used to build many of their kits. You can still find some built kits on ebay. If you find an unbuilt kit, it goes for a premium.
  19. Well Chuck, I got to say you sparked my interest. Could not find the Heath kit but, I found the Fisher. 1.pdf 2.pdf zoom1.pdf zoom2.pdf zoom3.pdf.
  20. Chuck you got my interest up. I have not worked on tube circuits for almost 40 years. That detector must have weighed 10 pounds. What kind of battery did it use. I am going to have to do some research and try to find a schematic. Thanks for the story Chuck. Mike
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