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DSMITH

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  1. Do not know if anyone is interested or not was browsing phoenix Craigslist and someone is selling one for $550.00 did not know if it was appropriate to post the Craigslist link so I did not
  2. Yep thought it was a good deal also thats why I posted thats the bad thing about Craigslist you just never know what kind of flake has items posted up,I would have called on it if I was looking to upgrade but I am not I can not even detect with the ones I do have rite now so don't need anymore setting collecting dust, the next purchase I am wanting to make is an entry level P.I machine like a TDI which my buddy had one that he offered me at a screaming good price, and I talked him out of selling but I am not even looking for one of those rite now either until I get completely healed up
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    Steve Herschbach

    Have been away for a few months due to some medical issues that I had to have taken care of but I agree with everything you said I was starting to have with drawls from laying in bed still cant detect but I gues this place is the next best thing to it
  4. This is probably going to seem like a stupid question to some but the way I look at it and was always taught the only stupid question is the one you do not ask so here goes Has there ever been diamonds found in Arizona the reason I am asking is I have been running some material on a Miller table and have been finding some vary small clear crystals that look just like diamonds. like I said this is probably a stupid question but oh well
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    Info On Diamonds Needed

    Thanks everyone for the replies sorry for not posting pics but I have had some medical issues come up that will probably stop me from detecting or anything for awhile I was able to take them into a rock shop found out they are just a really clear piece of quarts have to return to the valley of AZ in about a week for some surgery and will be down for few months kinda dis heartening but thats life
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    Info On Diamonds Needed

    I can try but it will be a few days before I will be able to as tomorrow I have to drive to the phoenix area to see a heart Dr for chest pains I have been experiencing I will not be back until saturday or Sunday unless I take my laptop with me and try to post them up
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    Goldmonster Question....?????

    oneguy I will tell you this when you are actually detecting if you raise your coil off the ground to high it will throw everything out of whack on the GM 1000 and you will have to do a re ground balance of it and I know it sounds strange but its a fact and what I mean by to high while actually detecting is 6-8 inches is to high what I do is turn the GM 1000 on and wait for the auto frequency to set and then I will do some figure eights on a piece of ground that I know does not have any targets you will here the ground balance and the tracking come together and it will quiet down and then hunt if you raise the coil at any time over 6-8 inches you need to do the re GB again as it gets out of whack and I know it sounds strange but it works
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    Info On Diamonds Needed

    Thanks phrunt not anywhere near canyon Diablo but that diamond tester might be a good way to go I am really curious because on my miller table I am finding a bunch of them I ran about a quarter of a one pound coffee can down the table and found 12 of them they are not vary big but when you see them on the miller table they really stand out I collected them with tweezers as I would see them I would be really surprised if they are diamonds but you never know all of them were in material that I had screened through steel window screen mesh just to tell you how small they are I looked at them though a magnifying glass and then put them in a clear glas vial with water in it the look crystal clear when you look at them
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    Goldmonster Question....?????

    I also dig every signal and have been doing that since 09 or 2010 I wish I was in an area I could run in manual 10 I always try to but the ground where I detect is really mineralized and the GM 1000 is really noisy at manual 10 I usually am running at a manual sensitivity of 6 to 8 to start and I have been down as low as manual 3, before I got the GM 1000 I was running my X TERRA 705 with the tracking activated in prospecting mode and I would occasionally check the GB numbers on the 705 I have seen GB numbers in the mid to high 40s on the 705 and as low as single digit numbers and I have seen the GB numbers change drastically with in a 10 to 20 foot area they would go from high 40s to a single digit number with in that area with the 705 the lower the GB numbers the hotter the ground is,or more mineralized thats one reason I have never been able to run the GM 1000 at manual 10 I have never ran the GM 1000 lower than 3 in manual sens though, if the ground gets noisy at manual 3 then I usually switch over to auto plus the auto sens setting for me is just to quiet the auto plus gives a little ground feed back which I like
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    Goldmonster Question....?????

    I have been using the GM 1000 since they came out and your question does make sense I run mine in manual sens all the time accept when the ground gets to noisy then I will switch over to auto sens or auto plus the auto plus you will here a little ground noise and in auto none what I have found that in manual sense it does not seem to track out anything but in auto and auto plus I have noticed that if you swing over your target to long it will track the target out or cancel the target out, the manual that came with the GM 1000 is kind of vague and useless I do not believe in manual sens that the GM 1000 is auto balancing or tracking because when I am running mine in manual sens I will adjust the sensitivity by what the ground is saying in other words if the ground gets really quite I will increase the sensitivity and if it starts to get really noisy I will decrease the sensitivity I hope this make sense to you as to what I am saying
  11. OK I am new to gold panning but I want to purchase one so I can do some sampling around my property have searched the web for what would be best for a beginner there are so many different types on the internet that for a beginner gold panner it is pretty confusing what does everyone suggest for a beginner at panning I know panning is not easy at first and there is a technique to it its a learning process as everything is thats new to someone just looking for suggestions I figure a gold pan would be the easiest way to sample and see if there is gold here and the cheapest to start
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    Contest For Small Power Inverter

    i am going to say 57 years between the two marriages
  13. Was doing some testing on targets with my GM 1000 the targets were clad coins,lead bits,aluminum foil and a couple of gold rings I was trying to get a feel for how each sounds different on the GM 1000 what I need an explanation on is this when I would pass a clad coin pennies,nickels,dimes and quarters under the coil they would all give pretty much the same sound but where I need the explanation is on the iron and gold chance meter on the GM 1000 they all also read on the non ferrous side of the meter why is this nails and things like that would read on the iron side but all clad coins hit on the gold chance side should the meter be reading clad coins like that I understand the nails and things like that but why the pennies,nickels,dimes and quarters the clad coins also would give of a sound on the speaker and hit on the gold chance side of the meter while in deep all metal or discrimination modes it did not matter.
  14. WELL it was confusing me even though I have been detecting since 2009 I did not even realize that modern day coins would register on the non ferrous side probably would have never realized it had I not had the GM 1000 and was running some testing of what different coins and other metal items sounded like on the GM 1000 was just trying to get accustomed to what different items sounded like on it and I still would have never known had I not been watching the iron and gold chance meter on the GM 1000 while running coins in my plastic scoop past the coil learned something new for me anyways guess it just goes to show you are never to old or to smart to learn something new I knew lead,brass,aluminum.and gold would read on the non ferrous side just not clad coins
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    Question On Whites TDI

    I agree with you Ridge Runner I have to live with myself and for me if I were to take advantage of someone that I consider my friend I could not look at myself in the mirror every morning I do not know the full story yet on why he is actually selling the detector yet but I will come Monday thats why i am trying to find out what others think the value would be but myself I would only be interested if its a working detector because I have always wanted a PI machine I want to give my friend an honest answer as to the worth of it either way whether its a case he has to sell or just has no interest in detecting no longer him and I have always been the types though that when we give each other a price on something no matter what the other offers we stick to the price that was given as far as each other is concerned Honestly I am surprised he didn't say you can have it because thats the way we have always been with each other if one of us had something we were not using any longer we would just give it thats really whats concerning me and I hope its not a desperation case for him
  16. ran into an old friend yesterday he asked what I had been up to told him I do a lot of metal detecting and he said he has a whites TDI that he says he has used vary little he ask me if I would be interested in purchasing it from him because he says it just sits there collecting dust I asked him how much he wanted site unseen and he told me he would let me have it for $150 he says he has had it since 2010 said he purchased it new,I do not know anything about whites to know if thats a good price for a used one or not. is there different versions of that particular detector that I should be aware of when I go look at his or is there only one version are there any potential issues the TDI had from that year that I should be aware of also i am supposed to go look at it on Monday so thats why I am asking don't want to waist my time if its not worth it,its a long drive so just trying to decide whether to take the drive or not Thanks for reading
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    Question On Whites TDI

    if he was a total stranger I would do that but like I stated he is a old friend which I could never take advantage of someone I consider a friend even though we lost touch with each other for a bit I still consider him to be a vary good friend guess I just look at it differently from most people these days
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    Question On Whites TDI

    Wow like I said I do not know anything about whites guess I will not question his price and just pay it if I do get it and do not like it guess it would be an easy sell whats the most anyone would pay for it used working or not working cant imagine it not working as he stated he had only used it a few times and then set it in a closet and its been collecting dust just hope he did not leave the batteries in it,that would not be good Its been since about 2007 that I had seen this friend as I moved to a different state in 2009 for a few years and then came back to AZ in 2013 but we had talked on the phone up until a couple years ago then we lost touch and I just happened to run into him by chance he looked like he was in some struggles since the last time I had seen him so I think I will find out whats been going on for him if hes selling it out of desperation or what and if he is I will probably give him a little more then what he said but I will find out the story first i am hoping it is not the case of a desperation sell off because I have been there and done that sold things I did not want to just because I had to , we were pretty good friends though so that might not be the case I didn't even know he had gotten into metal detecting when him and I were running together we were into drinking and riding our bikes I will find out whats up though
  19. Thanks again fred as usual you are johnny on the spot and I do not mean that in a bad way just you are always one of the first to answer peoples post with useful and helpful info again thanks
  20. Thanks Fred have looked at the Minelab kit which comes with a 1/2 inch classifying pan would you recommend also purchasing a smaller size classifier for the kit also like say a 3/8 or 1/4 just want to get everything I need at one time
  21. has anyone had issues with their headphones for the GM 1000 mine all of a sudden got to where you have to mess with the plug the part that plugs into the control unit has vary low volume but when you mess with the wire that goes into the plug it starts working i know its the headphones because I plugged a set of ear buds into the control unit and they work fine are the headphones under warranty also or do I need to purchase another set If they are under warranty who do I contact to get them replaced the dealer I purchased from or who
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    Gold Monster Headphone Issues

    Gerry will be contacting you when I get ready to purchase a new pair of headphones
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    Gold Monster Headphone Issues

    will contact them tomorrow thanks again
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