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    Victoria, Australia
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    Family, Fishing, Footy, chasing Gold.
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    Equinox 800
    The GPZ, SDC and Gold Monster have been sold.
    A QED is on the way...

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  1. Or you could look through these pages https://www.detectorprospector.com/metal-detector-database/ and simply look at the weights under the main heading and then look at the lightest ones. Sorry that I'm not recommending anything for you, just giving you more work ๐Ÿ˜Š
  2. I'm certainly not the guy to be answering your question with my limited range of detector usage. But I will ask a question ๐Ÿ˜ Does your Nox have the 11" or 6" coil on it? I haven't used a 6" on mine but I imagine it makes it as light as fly poop. Going from a Detech 11" coil on a PI down to an 8" Sadie made the detector I use particularly lighter. Possibly help him to seperate the signals too? Just a thought ๐Ÿ˜‰
  3. Cracker-lacka ding-dong. That is a beauty!! Congrats ๐Ÿ‘
  4. I always assumed that was the case but have never seen it written. Good tip. ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
  5. Interesting. Flat wound or bundle wound? Or is that super secret? ๐Ÿ˜‰
  6. Mono or double D? I assume not Super D ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
  7. Different areas have different rules. If you check online on Earth Resources (where you get your miners right) it will provide a display of State and National Parks you can detect in and the Prospecting Maps of those parks. The web links to those parks will also provide details on designated areas where you can camp, fire guidelines, any fees payable, etc. It is important we all โ€˜play by the rulesโ€™ as every misdemeanor is another reason to lock prospectors out of these areas. State Forests are different again and the rules are much more relaxed. In general you can camp and detect anywhere. Normal camp fire rules apply regards having a 3 metre clear area, making sure it is out, etc. Historic areas, conservation reserves, etc are all a bit different again and some you can detect and some you canโ€™t. Best to research each one individually. Hope that helps. Didn't realize you were from Aus. Good to have another comrade on here ๐Ÿ‘ The 5000 will be pretty helpful in the GT too.
  8. When you realised this, did you say..."Bingo!!" ๐Ÿคฃ Welcome to the forum and hope you get lots of enjoyment out of your Monster. Plenty of good reading to wade through and you will be hard pressed to get a better audience to answer any questions you may have. Enjoy ๐Ÿ‘
  9. I have checked in on this thread whilst at work today and had time to ponder. It's been a hard day ๐Ÿ˜‰ There is a possibility that all the gold is gone. It was only shallow and the GPX got it all. But based on Steve H, JP, KiwiJW and heaps of others writing over time how the GPZ re-ignited patches that they felt were dead and buried - it seems unlikely that your little patch has flat-lined just yet. This quote intrigues me. These bits are supposed to be the domain of the Z (or an SDC)! These are the same bits that the GPX series supposedly struggle on. So that just brings me back to the feeling that something is not right with the settings or some part of the set-up. If heading back to this same spot I would use: Ground Mode - Normal (as long as it is usable). Gold Mode - High Yield. Threshold - 27 ish. Sensitivity - only take it to a point where it is just starting to get unstable and then go back 1 setting. I do understand that running hotter can also be advantageous and Steve H has outlined his insanely hot settings and Kiwi gets away with them too (and I've used these to clean out patches of tiny bits). But just to start, this is where I would go and allow myself to listen for the tiniest change to that flat line threshold - rather than trying to listen for the 1 dollar coin in a tumble dryer full of 5 cent pieces ๐Ÿคฃ Volume - about 8. Volume Limit - about 10. Audio Smoothing - Off. Ground Balance - Semi - auto. I know you also mentioned here and in your email that you tried Extra Deep. From the GPZ manual - Extra Deep This setting is specifically designed for searching for deeply buried nuggets. Large, deep nuggets (typically โ‰ฅ 50 grams) produce complex and subtle audio responses, so this setting should only be used by skilled operators. Shallow targets may be missed with this setting when compared to the โ€˜High Yieldโ€™ or โ€˜Generalโ€™ settings. This setting is not recommended for general use. The bold bits make me think 3 things. You mentioned that you reckon the run of gold is shallow. So maybe not the best mode. A good mode for nuggets bigger than 50 grams (wouldn't that be sweet!). Has this patch produced anything near that range or bigger? Complex and subtle audio responses - may be getting masked by the hot settings background noise? Lastly, I would take the SP01 out of the equation for a bit. This is in no way a slight at Pat or Nenad. Regardless of brand I would suggest the same thing. It is a matter of eliminating possibilities where something might be falling down. Maybe the filter choice is not right, maybe the SP01 is faulty, maybe the WM12 is faulty, maybe there are battery issues, connections, etc. I would just go back to the basic set-up and see what happens. Boosters can be great but the basic Z and WM12 combo works pretty well too. Most importantly, don't give up on the GPZ yet. It may be an ergonomic nightmare, have limited coil choice and be the price of a small car but it is an awesome gold finding machine and if I knew I had the time and the disposable cash I would have mine back in a heartbeat ๐Ÿ˜Š I hope something in all that dribble helps you to find the yellow stuff ๐Ÿ˜‰
  10. I was never a โ€˜scrubberโ€™ with the Z but certainly ran it occasionally touching or just above the ground. You mentioned that the GPX got lots of hot rocks and the Z got none. In Normal mode I found the Z was a hot rock (and hot ground) magnet in my part of the world and in the GT. The fact you got none makes me wonder what other setting on the Z is dulling itโ€™s performance so much that it is knocking out hot rocks. And could that same setting be knocking out gold?
  11. Hang on, what? We don't have an accent??? ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
  12. Looks like the whole range is here Adam https://www.oliver.com.au/boots/elastic-sided-boots Not sure if some might have metal in the toe cap. Some do have a composite/non metallic toe protector. ๐Ÿ‘
  13. They are what Reg is suggesting and similar to the Redbacks that I wear. A few of the PA chaps suggested the lace up 45-645โ€™s that are in the Olivers link above ๐Ÿ˜‰
  14. Have a quiz at the thread here Phrunt. Apparently the 45-645's are pretty good. Stockists in NZ ๐Ÿ‘ https://www.oliver.com.au/ranges/at-45-series https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?id=19333
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