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  1. Awesome. Your word and advice is as good as Good as gold to me. I'm a long way from being able to buy a new detector anytime soon. They probably have a whole bunch of new ones by the time that they comes. But the Garrett looks pretty cool. Living the dream
  2. I'm trying to look for some people that have this detector and are using it for themselves and enjoying it. I think Steve is awesome and I love reading his posts and his experiences. But I'm wondering if all this is a lot of Garrett promotions? Was this the trip that you were on Steve? I can't really find any other forms talking about the detector. Doesn't matter much because I've sold everything I have I'm just wasting away dreaming about the day I could once again have freedom to look for gold.
  3. I know I thought it was going to be bigger...I am sad enough to be selling my GPZ... If I be have to share burying gold and digging it up again I might not ever sell it... Is hard enough to let it go ...
  4. Does anybody in this thread ever think that fisher is going to make something to compete ever again?
  5. Hey earlier I want trying to offend you. Please see my other post. Not offense intended.
  6. Sorry I didn't mean to come across to harsh. I think the Axiom is definitely awesome 👍👍👍 I just found a small piece with my gpz and it was both surprising and awesome. I have enjoyed lurking and learning from the members here.... and I make my children read these forums often. I dream of having more time to detect one day . No offense meant at all. I'm absolutely sure the axiom would find smaller nuggets easier than the Gpz.. And discrimination is awesome. But the GPZ was amazing for me when we found that piece. Actually I just found the signal... My wife and kids dug it out 😀
  7. Well I'm going to tell you 100%, you're absolutely wrong. My first gold that I ever found in my whole life was with my gpz 7000 at nearly two feet and it made a screaming sound as I got closer to it. And here's a picture and it's the only gold that I ever found. So flat out wrong about that Jack. Maybe you just need to learn how to use it to understand it's power.
  8. I cant believe the way people are dissing the gpz 7000 on here. I have dreamed for ten years to find one, and I have my first gold at about 1 gram like 1.5 foot deep. I know its heavy... but Id carry it a thousand miles. Sayin its heavy is like saying you want an electric bicycle. I like to pedal my bike ... I mean... I cant wait to get back to what I am losing. But .... I have people in africa trying to buy my GPZ talking about how it would change their lives. I lived in China Nearly 18 years and buying my f75+ was a dream come true. Dont be caught up in the newest thing. Is there anything out there with more potential than the GPZ 7000? Dont get cought up in the hype.
  9. I love my fisher f75.. I always wondered how cool it would be if it was as pwerful as the GPZ. I wonder if fisher labs will ever release anything new....
  10. I dont see much discussion on that. I have cound a very small nugget with my GPZ... I know that there is discrimination... But honestly how many people would still dig even if it sounds out as Iron? I am just curious about the depth... sorry if its been mentioned and I missed it. It doesnt hurt to think about things....
  11. this is different than what you said of your later when you're going to get rid of your dredging and stuff for only metal detecting. I'm trying to find out the best loose dry washer setup, and I keep coming across your conflicted feelings about quitting everything else but metal detecting
  12. Just out of curiosity, a couple years later, are you still only detecting with metal detectors and no more dry washing?
  13. Hey everybody. I've been working my butt off to try to get ready to go find gold.Sometime seems like one step forward two steps back. A week and a half ago I was at the bottom of gold hill outside Virginia City, testing out the GPZ in the gold monster with my wife and kids, and when we put all the gear away I had my keys on the minelab vest, and stupidly locked them in the back of our car right at sun down. Being off the beaten path, and having to work had no choice but to smash my rear window to get the keys and get my family out of there. Just so happens that rear window is more expensive than my windshield at 500 plus dollars :-(. Had to look of finding a free spirit Odyssey 45-in tent for only $2,000 near San Diego. Went down and picked it up, only to find out that the so-called towing Springs that I thought I ordered, and we're actually tihuan springs for a golf, and not the towing Springs that I thought. My mistake ordering them, now my car sags, and I've got a cough up another $160 and change the Springs myself. Times money. To make things even better, on the way back through the Mojave desert my heater core went out. Fortunately it's got a CPo warranty, unfortunately I can't trust the local dealership so I have to drive to Sacramento to have the dealership fix it, luckily it's only 50 bucks. And that covers this sway bar bushings too which are bad. Yesterday I spent all day delivering doordash checking out Auburn and a little bit placer County. Forest Hill road and some other spots. Found an awesome mining store in Auburn. I like to get back today to metal detector it caught a land where I saw people excavating for a new home in placer County. I've got to work my butt off to pay off these bills, I hope I could get one or two hours. I had went to Cold Springs to get some Paydirt with my wife from the bedrock that was exposed. So far I found tons of iron. Bringing it home to our kitchen, where I spent about an hour and a half learning to pan for the first time. With a five bucket gallon, it took me about a good hour to find a good rhythm. Wow am I a slow panner:( I'm working on it, ordered some classifiers, and realized I need to get a sluice box or something to make that process go faster. I totally don't have any cash left to do that though... So I also wanted to figure out how to make my GPZ and gold monster operate better where there's tons of iron. Sitting in bed right now I was just trying to set my machine with Steve's super hot settings, which apparently were not as hot as the ones I was running, when the ultimate nightmare happened. Not even dressed, GPZ in my arms, I can see a gray line going down the center of the screen. Un freaking believable. I hardly used my GPZ yet. Not the hundreds of hours required. I've never dropped it I have no idea how this happened. Every free second of my day I try to spend looking for gold. there's no way I could afford to part with it for a couple months to send it to Australia. I'm hoping there's some way to have it fixed we're able to fix itself. Has anybody ever seen it a grey line in their display? Now my f75 LCD is worse than my GPZ, and my poor GPZ has a line through it... I never let it go in lower than 15-20°....
  14. Hi everyone. Slowly building up our kit, Ill post another thread about it later on when I get a chance. Drivung Uber all around, stopping whenever i can at interesting places to detect.. I was wondering if anybody could help identify whether or not this is silver. It sets off my GPZ pretty well and I think I know where it could find a lot more. There's a lot of excavation going on around Reno which is exposing a lot of bedrock and other things haven't been seen for a long time. If this is silver, and there's a lot more is it worth any value? I'm pretty sure it's from ground that's never seen the light of day before. I picked it out of some veins /crevices in this huge buried volcanic rock type. I thought it was the type of iron before, but after thinking about it I think it might be silver. Maybe it's fine gold and crusted on it? I actually thought it was more rust so I took a picture of it.
  15. Okay everybody, I just picked up a gold monster 1000, and now I'll be either looking for it another cheap one second hand for my wife / child, and possibly an SDC 2300. Honestly though, I see two toes really likes to use his SDC, and I see some other people who defend using their SDC, say it's a great machine, but I'm not sure if they're saying that because they already made the large investment, or if it really has its place. The thing is, one of my children will be using the f-75 ltd in all metal mode, and I really want to keep it because it's good for relics and I think it's better on the beach probably. My other child or wife will be using the monster 1000, or who knows the GPZ, so that leaves another pair of hands free, I know another monster 1000 would be very simple to use, so that my 8-year-old could pick up is use. But I really don't have all the time in the world, and I want to make everybody as efficient as possible in the field. If you're running an f75, golden monster, GPzv7000, and trying to get your team efficient on every machine, what machine would you recommend fill the gap? We don't do any underwater detecting then the occasional stream, no SCUBA diving and rare Beach. Really we're all about picking up nuggets, lots of them the more the better. Would you guys recommend another gold monster, STC 2300, or? We need to be doing high banking panning slucing etc, but we need one more machine for an able pair of hands.
  16. Can you tell me the podcast? Id really like podcasts about prospecting and gold detecting.. thanks!!.... Nevermind I found it.. Thanks
  17. Hey 3 years of my older brother 🙂 I hope he can get back into it. The gold will always be waiting for him. Actually you know I was thinking, it'd be really cool if we had kids prospecting days. If anybody ever sets up a get together for all the kids, let me know. I'd like to get those kids on the list.
  18. Hey thanks for your reply. Yeah I really need to find out about that pinpointer. It's a real time server. I think the fisher are pinpointer is actually quite good...... I haven't had the time yet to try to change the channel on the GPZ after turning on the pin pointer, and I haven't tried to turn on the pin pointer before turning on the GPZ and doing the reset. I know that the Fisher has an ability to set channels. But the morse code like cryptic channel selection is something I need to reread about. When I was using it with my fisher f 75 I never even understood the reason I have different channels on it, until I realized after getting the GPZ that it changes different channels to avoid EMF. So much to learn about this stuff. When I figure it out I'll put a post up about it. I haven't even had a chance to search yet. Needing more minutes in my day .. happy holidays to you and your family. Good luck out there.
  19. Hey it's amazing that somebody read it 🙂 the wonders of voice typing with Google. There might be a million mistakes, as I really didn't have the time to read it myself. I hope the Google kept up okay. It is a great adventure. Thanks for your wishes and have a great holiday with your family. Good luck out there
  20. If we're not trying we're dying. It's truly a strange trip to be back in the US, for a million different reasons, with passion and necessity, for the strange times and the unforeseen coming future, as Plato said... History repeats, it's not such a bad idea to let the Gold Rush history repeat.. if not for all the people in this room, it is definitely going to repeat for my family and kids. Up there with giving them a fish to feed them for the day or teaching them to fish to feed them for their life, replace those keywords with gold 🙂 whatever happens ... There should be enough gold to go around. And if they can't get it, we can't get it, that must mean we didn't try hard enough. Look at what the old timers did was so little. if I could see further it is from standing on the shoulders of giants.. I'm all ears gratefully 🙂
  21. Hey Steve... You, general Hercules, Jeff Williams, two toes, you're a legend in our home. It's really an honor to meet you in this forum, and thank you for the wonderful resource you put together. The experiences that you've shared, from your f-75 to your Zed... It's the kind of thing, like giving a drink to somebody who's thirsty, which only makes them more thirsty 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom. We're great fans, and look forward to learning so much more. I never anticipated I would actually be in Reno in the United States communicating with you in person in the form. you never know what's going to happen in life I guess. Happy holidays to you and your family. Thanks a million.
  22. Hey can I hope that you're having a good holiday with your family. Like I said before, sorry it had to be like what it is and I wish you and yours the best. Meeting you is a great opportunity for us, we've got a lot to learn, and you really have our sincere gratitude for your honesty and providing us with the Golden Chipmunk as my kids call it. Look forward to getting to know you more in the future. 2021 is going to be a vital year for any prospector and their family. Carpe diem.
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