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  1. I think for serious newbies in Oz with limited $ the Pup (2300) is a better choice than the young dog (6000) or the old dog (7000).
  2. I like this style of pick, see below, my pick is made out of a Plow disc (super strong and thin), On my pick I have welded a Gal Tube 600mm long to the head and flattened the handle to an oval and taped it up. The pick is carried on my Back on my Z harness above the V see below for the carrier…( but without the fabric attachment) Pick Holder https://www.bunnings.com.au/toughbuilt-modular-hammer-loop_p5820995 Off the shelf purchase in Oz, US? ( Longer/ bigger picks are available) https://www.gold-diggers.com.au/cc-picks-faith and https://www.gold-diggers.
  3. Like the Vid above, Thanks for posting. Re the 6000 and Ground Noises and Hot Rocks, with more sensitivity, am probably going get some of this with a 10 Inch Xcoil on my Z, ( minimal with the standard coil) so will be looking at ground balancing on Hot Rocks to minimise it.
  4. I think if we lived in the US I would downsize to the 6000 from the Z and probably sell SWMBO's ML 2300 and our backup ML 4500, for 2 x 6000's, ditto if we only detected in Vic Golden Triangle and South Australia, but with visits to WA in the future as in the past and health holding up will still use the Z with NF and xcoils.
  5. James re (. I became aware of issues from a couple of prospectors in the Pilbara that blew their boards but so far so good for me.) Question did they do their own patch leads? or get an experienced person to do the plug/socket/patch lead?
  6. I have found very small pin head size gold with the Z but wondering with the introduction of the 6000 what I have missed. Have read about the successes of the 10 Inch x-coil by Simon (phrunt) and Dave ( davsgold) and positive x-coil comments from jr (beatty)and AraratGold on this and other forums along with comments on the X-coil Facebook site. Was also influenced by the test comparisons between the standard Z coil and the NF 12 ( have one) and the potential wait time for a 10 Inch NF coil, so have purchased a 10 Inch X-coil, its in the mail (DHL). X-Coils give a detailed DIY on how
  7. And in Oz a pressure bandage for snake bite ( and know how to apply it) preferably carry a PLB if out of Cell phone range, I carry a CB to contact my wife and have the Sat phone and EPERB ( out of our boat) back in the vehicle (not handy if I am 2miles out.) Plus GPS and Gaiters etc.
  8. Erik, Make sure you can quickly ditch your detector if the snake wraps around your coil/shaft ( Quick release Bungee clip and wireless Headphone/speaker help)
  9. Re (There will be a lot of people who won't fork out for the 12 inch,) I could be in this Group Re( but probably will for a bigger one, or a 10 inch.) I find very very small gold with the standard coil, What could be the expected benefit with the NF 10 inch or the X Coil 10 Inch other than weight eg faster to find the gold in the dirt after you have dug it out of the hole. ( me, it takes ages for very small gold) Or with a more sensitive smaller coil a faster swing. Or smaller size to get between rocks/bushes ( not a major consideration for myself)
  10. For me it was the ML 4500 had the most success over the years, but still have great memories of the ML3000, ML2100 and the ML GT16000 also great machines in their day, compared to the gold machines memories between/after (Z). Re Coin detectors have had a number of ML units but like OneGuy like the Tesoro Golden Sabre.
  11. Hi Ryan, a friend put up this Youtube Vid, it may help:
  12. Re (What interested me was the orange swing arm on the detector?) Mate has a similar orange DIY swing arm, made out of electrical conduit available in Oz.
  13. Re (My solution & the absolute best pin pointer I’ve ever used is the Gold Monster 1000 with it’s smallest coil and a shorter shaft) In the Good old days of the ML 2000, 2100 and the 2200 I used a ML 1600 with the control box on my belt and a 6inch coil on a small shaft in a hammer holster on my belt as a pin pointer.
  14. In Oz when prospecting we leave our 21’6” Traveller Tandem Caravan in the bush unattended and have an MT600 Plus au GPS Tracker, connected via an RF switch to a 1m mobile phone aerial on top of our Wingard TV aerial. At the time ( maybe 3 years ago) I though that as well as 3G, this unit had the most 4G frequencies available so maybe a bit of future proofing for Oz. I just set the tracker up in the Geo Fence mode so if the Caravan moves more than 100 yards I get and SMS, thought about getting SMS message sent via the Tracker via a movement detector ( any movement outside the door of the van
  15. Hi Chris, Great result. Re (Research, time, and lots of boot miles) Last trip, 2 days leisurely driving to get there ( ditto return), 9 days camping in known gold area, 2 mornings detected/walked for 4 hours into the distant hills for virgin ground with a zero result, so concentrated on known areas for the rest of the trip. In a similar situation a friend looks for new areas in the morning and known areas in the afternoon, me I would probably only do this if I was in the gold fields for a month or more. I think if you are finding gold in a know area on a daily basis you ar
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