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WesD last won the day on October 11 2015

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  1. Gotta feel pity for the poor people in Africa or some other third world where most these fakes probably end up.
  2. WesD

    '19 Misadventures In Baja

    Condor, did you read the book Bajas Hidden Gold, by Herman Hill? Good fun read if you havent.
  3. I always just wave my roll of electrical tape under a gold bug vlf, to see if it is conductive. So far I havent had any signal beeps.
  4. Yep I totally agree. If only it was a more normalish connector !
  5. Ya Steve, the best I can figure out is the connector is made by http://www.isamwoo.com/ Probably is some proprietary connector made for minelab?
  6. Anyone know what type of audio plug that is? Id like to solder my own up to save $
  7. WesD

    Tips For Buying A Minelab GPZ 7000 ?

    I'd look into a sdc2300 for underground detecting. The 7000 is pretty tough to swing around in tight places and the big coil is not easily stabbed down into craggy bedrock. The 7000 is great for wide open field hunting, hydraulic pits and that type of ground.
  8. Looking for minelab SDC headphones, or adapter. Used and scratched is also fine, as long as the plug end is good. Trade for one of my awesome lightweight picks, or gold, or cash
  9. The 7000 is great for cleanup on established patches of gold, but is overkill for prospecting imo, especially if you're hunting shallow bedrock areas. Most the slug gold on a new patch of ground can be found with a 5000 unless your dealing with crystalline, low conductive, small types of gold.. .
  10. WesD

    A Gold Coin Story

    Cant beat the beautiful California motherload country!
  11. WesD

    Feel Like Selling My Machine....

    Kiwi, You stated the sdc is no advantage in mild soil, so I'm comparing that's like saying that the 7000 is of no advantage in mild soil. Obviously it is. The fact is both 7 and 2300 work exceptional in mild soil and the milder the ground the deeper they seem to shoot down. Ive been over many patches I worked with the Saddie/gpx5000 combo and it was amazing how much was left that the gpx didnt see for whatever reasons. I imagine one reason has to do with an accelerated receive timing on the sdc which picks up the fast decay eddy current targets. It seems a lot of gold has this characteristic, otherwise the 7000 wouldn't be pulling the gold either, as we generally dont dig any deeper or bigger than the previous gpx's did. Its primarily that small or low conductive gold we get now. I'd spend a little more time on the sdc. You might take a liking to it, once you get over some more color. I had a friend here complain and moan about his sdc for months, but then he started to get the feel for it and had nothing but compliments from then on. Thanks Kiwi, catch you later
  12. WesD

    Feel Like Selling My Machine....

    Kiwi if that were the case, the sdc being of no advantage in mild soils, then the 7000 would also be of no advantage, but obviously you are getting your share of small gold missed by the gpx . I use a 7000 also, but after a spot is cleaned, the 2300 can go right behind and pull even smaller gold. Its basically a 7000 with a tiny coil. Guys out here in Nevada were killing it with the sdc when they came out, and that ground is very mild. Yes the sdc has an even greater advantage in mineralized ground, but there is no doubt they will pick small, low conductive, porous, crystalline, flat gold right along side a 7000. Sorry I gotta stick up for that little blue detector because they work so good.
  13. I also have with handle - $40-50 or trade for a 1 pennyweight nugget Nice lightweight pick for general digging 31.5" handle length Local pickup in Folsom, CA area- I dont really want to ship
  14. Prospecting pick head cut from new boron steel disc. Just weld on handle of your choice and dig on. $30
  15. WesD

    The Chisana Story

    Flak, our California boys were no joke either! I dont know what these guys were eating to work that hard.