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Northeast last won the day on May 6 2019

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About Northeast

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  • Location:
    Victoria, Australia
  • Interests:
    Family, Fishing, Footy, chasing Gold.
  • Gear Used:
    Equinox 800 and a QED.
    The GPZ, SDC and Gold Monster have been sold.

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  1. If only the T-Rex had the good sense to dig up the gold πŸ™ƒ
  2. When I had the Z I never used the harness - hated it. But also realised that I needed something to take the weight off the shoulders/arm/elbow. Steve H suggested that he just sued a small camelbak type pack with a bungee hooked to it. I had something similar and used it with great effect - thanks Steve. And actually provided the rig to the person that bought the Z - no idea if they still use it this way. CamelBak type rig. WM12 attached the R) shoulder. B&Z attached to the L) shoulder (SPO1 in your case). Speaker attached to the middle strap that runs between e
  3. Good work GB. Nice piece. And Rick is right. It is like catching a fish on the first cast - generally means not another scale for the rest of the day πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  4. RIP 2Valen πŸ’ Beautifully worded post GB.
  5. Nice post Gerry. And a great piece of advice. I have come across this before and just don't understand why anyone would - it just makes it hard for the next person. What many don't realise is that the next person may be themselves with a new detector or a new coil. Talk about 'shooting yourself in the foot'. Some beautiful gold amongst your pics πŸ‘
  6. Hi NHJ, welcome to the forum. The performance of the SDC 2300 is generally very good and generally they are extremely easy to use. However, as with all products, there can be some lemons. Unfortunately you might have one of them. A phone call to your supplier and have it replaced under warranty would seem in order. Yes, there has also been a known issue with the SDC's and the batteries not quite sitting 'tight' against the connections. Generally 1-2 wraps with electrical tape will fix it. Minelab have addressed the issue with the 'updated' version of the SDC that has just been
  7. I know this doesn’t help fixing your current boot but a lot of farmers in Oz wear these type of boots and swear by them. Last for a few years. Why are yours cracking after months of use? Does saltwater affect rubber more than fresh does?
  8. You got a battery tester Phrunt? Be funny to get a Tingle Test Table that also shows an actual % of charge πŸ€“
  9. Dumb question for the group. What exactly does 'testing' them with your tongue tell you? I know it gives a little zap but what does that mean? It is a 100% full battery? It is greater than 90%? Greater than 50%? It's just fun, it doesn't tell us anything worthwhile and it is even funnier when you get a kid to do it for the first time? 🀣 In my life the only thing that I seem to come across that uses 9V batteries are the syringe drivers at work. We have to change them when they get to 43% capacity - which the driver tells us. They are still working at that point but the
  10. Can someone explain why a 4 ounce nugget that is worth approx a little over $6,000 British pounds is getting called an $80,000 pound nugget? Even for the British tabloids this seems like a overkill. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  11. WesD, that is a great pic. Thanks for posting it for us southerners that won't get to see it πŸ‘
  12. I think everyone else has answered the other questions you put in this post and I think the reason for selling the Monster and keeping the Equinox was the same as everyone else too. They were both equally as good on tiny gold but the Equinox was far more versatile on coins/jewellery and had much better audio options, etc. Cheers, NE πŸ‘
  13. Hello Hello. For tiny gold in a stream I would start with a shovel and a pan. Then if you are finding some pieces that are in that 3 mm size range you could whip out your detector. The Equinox 800 might be a better option if you are also going to look for coins, relics, etc. And the whole unit is waterproof for your stream work. The smaller coil as an extra option would also be good for streams. The Equinox will find gold pretty much as small as the Monster will. The claim that a Gold Monster will find a 4mm piece of gold at 15cm - I think the dealer is telling
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