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  1. Hey Gerry, Great article. I had some great times hunting tailing piles in Alaska thanks to Steve H. and Moore Creek and many other locations. I never had the fortunate luck of hitting anything super big, but a few ounce to two ounce specimen pieces were still great finds with handfuls of small nuggets and specimens. In the dry arid desert regions of the Southwest, you can also hunt drywasher tailing piles. I have had great success hunting them in certain spots with many sizeable nuggets that were just too big for the old-timer and even more modern day drywasher screens.
  2. Hey Condor, Boy does that bring back memories. I can still remember that trip like it was yesterday. I've been back several times, once when the GPZ 7000 first came out. It was a good spot for sure, I took a nice handful of nuggets from just that one spot. Congrats on those beautiful finds, hope you find many more to come. Rob
  3. Hey Gerry, I have to agree with you, the days of us hard working dealers being supported from the Manufactures is long gone. In my honest opinion, the US is not the primary market anymore for gold nuggets, coins or relics. Places like Africa/Asia and Europe have much greater markets for all detectors and I feel like the major manufactures are more focused now in those regions. I talked to a dealer in Africa about 2 weeks ago, they have no shortages of metal detectors over there, but we can't even get a unit here in the US. I have backorders from 4-5 weeks ago still waiting.
  4. Hello All, Here we are again, a partner and I placering a dry creek bed. The process of placering is to remove all the overburden (rocks, gravel) and process or work the paypayer/bedrock. We are doing that by using rakes, shovels, crevice tools and then using metal detectors to scan the paylayer and bedrock for gold nuggets. This process is back breaking hard work, but can be very rewarding in the right locations. As you can see in this video, we hit a nice crevice that had a hidden beauty in it, a 3/4 ounce gold nugget. The nugget was wedged below the hardpack gravels and w
  5. Hey Reese, Thanks. Ya, agree you have great books, for anyone that don't own the Nugget Shooter's Guide, it's worth the money. Great info, tons of color pictures! Anyone looking for Reese's great book, we have them in stock. Rob
  6. Hey Lunk - I have to agree with your statement below. It would have been nice to see a small coil a year after the release of the GPZ 7000, not 5 years later like the NF Z Search coil now. However, later is better than never I guess. I also have found so much gold with the stock Minelab 14x13 GPZ 7000 coil, I'm very happy. I really like the new small NF, more for the weight and a slight sensitivity edge. However, as you mentioned about coil prices going through the roof, this new coil I believe will be $1100-1200 MAP 😞 I'm excited to see what the new GPX 6000 will bring. The l
  7. Hey Bud, I'm going to consider doing some more, but I'm so darn limited on free time. Thanks for watching. Rob
  8. Hello All, A forum member sent me this question after I posted one of my videos. To answer his question, years ago I started to make a video series, but only ended up getting like one video up about "What to Look for in the Field." This video might help some to ID handstacking, which is very common in areas that have been placered mined. You might need to turn the volume up a tiny bit. Rob: Nice job with the latest video. As a beginner I am always interested in learning more about identifying favorable terrain. Do you have any video or still shots of what the general area
  9. Hey Guys, Agree, the Minelab Gold Monster 1000 and any Pulse Induction really is a good solid combo. Thanks for watching. Rob
  10. Hello All, Here in this video a partner and I have been working (placer mining) a dry creek bed for gold nuggets. This process including digging down, raking and metal detecting the paylayer and bedrock for detectable gold nuggets. We were using the Minelab Gold Monster 1000, Minelab GPZ 7000 & Garrett AT Pinpointer along with various hand tools for digging. We dug a lot of old rubbish, not shown in the videos to preserve time and boredom This is part 1 of the entire video, the second part will be up soon. If you like our video, please Subscribe, Like and follow u
  11. JP - I'm gagged also! I guess we will let others tell us about it .... Rob
  12. Hey Guys, My experience was different than yours, my x coil outperformed it and that’s why I’m selling it. Seems no one wants them in Australia I haven’t got any enquires about it. MC30 - I find this hard to believe, customers from Australia are calling here and looking for them, as they are out of stock in locations in Australia. This would only make me think they are selling very well and customers are trying to get them from different regions to supply the demand for them. I would have NF check out the coil you have, I think it could be faulty from what you're saying a
  13. Mc30 - I have only been out one trip with the Z Search coil. From what I can see here in Arizona, the NF Z Search is more sensitive to tiny nuggets or dinks. I could still hear many of them with the Minelab 14x13, but they were much more obvious with the NF coil. I had no issues with EMI whatever, my coil was really stable and smooth. I know mine is working well, picked up over 16 Grams the first trip. If you're looking for a lighter coil, a bit more sensitive to small targets, easier to pinpoint with and can get into tighter spots, then the NF coil will work great for
  14. Hey Steve, What an awesome post and much needed positivity on the forums. It's always been a dream of mine to visit Australia, problem has always been lack of time. If I ever did, JP would be the first person I would consider for a trip or honest advice on how to go about it. I have followed JP since he first started posting on the forums and has always been a wealth of information. He's even visited Arizona a few times (outings) and was so friendly and helpful to all the people that talked with him. I think he spent his entire time (rather than metal detecting himself) hel
  15. Hey Guys, I understand all the ins/outs of the patch leads and coil. I guess the moment you ask a general question, the assumption is you don't know anything. I have been using and selling these products for over 25 years, so I would consider myself an expert on what I use and sell. I know this all started when someone thought I was trying to talk down about X-coils and that wasn't the focus, but more we finally have a searchoil available for the GPZ that just plugs in that is not a Minelab coil. This is what I have hoped for over 3 years now. I heard rumors of Coiltek, NF a
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