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  1. Well dang, Jason. I guess I left a few behind. Good to hear from you. I'm with you on it not really being too worth it for the little stuff. But every once in a while, it is good to break a troublesome skunk. The only problem I have with my Xcoil is the un-winding. I still have to pull my coil wire through the shaft with a shoe lace. But I can get it to work, if I need it. So I am used to it now. Anyways, I am glad you are getting out there and still hunting gold! Take care. Andyy
  2. Nice gold, Rob. But your buddy scares me with that pick. LOL. I'm always afraid I will put my pick through it. That's a nice Christmas present for sure.
  3. If money is not an issue, I would choose the SDC. If money is an issue and all you are hunting is a few inches to bedrock, the GM1000 will do. I have the GPZ and throw the GM1000 on my back for the bedrock areas. Just my opinion. Side note, I hunt desert washes and such.
  4. Well let's see. Minelab was supposed to produce 3 coils for the gpz. They obviously can't count. So, no I wouldn't put a lick of salt in their numbers and charts. I love and hate Minelab equally for the games they play with their products.
  5. Damn, that thing is HUGE!! I hope you don't have any silver fillings or you're going to be spinning in circles trying to pinpoint a target. Forget wearing a metal belt, sunglasses or anything. Heck, you better just go naked. And weight-wise … that thing should come with wheels or a hot air balloon attached. But yeah … still looks kinda cool 😝
  6. Just catching up on posts. And then I see you made it to the Q! HA!! I could tell you were going to be heading out there soon. I'm glad you pegged some of those you missed with other machines. It is funny how spoiled we can get with the GPZ. It really finds a lot of gold with crystal clear sounds. !!BAM!! not doubt … garbage or gold. !!BAM!! garbage or gold. And then every once in a while only with the tiniest of gold tid bit patches, do you really have to listen. ….gold or ground noise … And then you get grain and sub grainers. But I have to admit, I spend most of my time as a
  7. All I know is that all those little dinks that I have found, and get laughed at for going after in the first place ...... are GROWING in my gold box. 🙂
  8. I got mine in the mail, today, and about fell over in surprise. I'm always curious to see if I pick up a point or two from books such as these.
  9. So far, even in mineralized ground, the 10" coil *does* get the missed smaller gold. Lots of little bits. But as I have mentioned, I have found one rare area that gives the coil grief. Thankfully, that is the only area I have found so far (knock on wood) Also, nice gold, JP. Thank you for sharing.
  10. I am with you Gold Catcher. I have to drive and then hike so much farther to find fresh patches. I would not want to be a newbie trying to learn, today. It gets harder and harder each year and there are fewer signs to learn by. Jason has put this into good perspective in one of his past videos, and it is true. Technology isn't opening up that many more areas in the US. But don't give up Mitchel... I'm still rooting that you find some big ones missed!!
  11. Yes. In the US, for me, it is mostly whether I think I can: 1) fit the coil into areas I could not with the 14x13 2) Cover more ground area (depth is not as much an issue) 3) And of course getting smaller gold a little deeper REALLY applies in the AZ deserts (but is not going to make me rich) For example, for me to go 17x15 Xcoil, may not benefit me much more when I can get a 19" coil for a 40% discount price, unless we are talking really tight rocky gullies (in which case I'm moving rocks, anyways). We all have different terrain, different types of patches. Now we
  12. Look at the bright side, Klunker, you could have been stuck with the Polaski .. LOL Yep. The McLeod brings back my glory days. The smart ones on the fire line chose the McLeod because they were usually at the end of the fire line (after 10 people cleared the line ahead). Aside from using in the forest service, I never saw it anywhere else. Then while clearing the overburden from a wash with my pick (for prospecting), I thought to myself, "there has got to be a better way". And then I remembered the glorious McLeod. Now if I am clearing overburden not far from my truck, I will bring
  13. Good info, Norvic. Thank you for sharing. You reminded me that JP also mentioned that manual GB can give more depth. I tend to just leave my GPZ alone but should experiment more as you have done. I think the GPX machine, itself, had a lot of variations. Some 5000 machines can hear really small gold while others, with the same settings-using the same coil, cannot hear a damn thing. I don't see that on the GPZ machines. They all seem to run fairly similarly from what I have seen. Well until Xcoils came along that is.
  14. If I did incorrectly plug it in, it would have been the first time ever. When I switched out the coils it was not noticeable, but it was the only thing I did differently. From my previous coil testing I had been swapping out the coils all of the time. For now I will keep an eye on it but it is running 100% for now (knock on wood). Gold Catcher, I agree, I have seen the SDC on bedrock and it is excellent at this. The main reason I got the 10" coil to try was so that I didn't have to buy a $2K SDC. Because in my mind the best combination out there is the GPZ and the SDC. But
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