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  1. 18 hours ago, kiwijw said:

    I just got back. It was bloody cold. Still in frost & most unpleasant. My hole had filled up with silt & fine gravels. I scraped it out, filled it with water & got the crevice sucker into it. Long story short....nothing. That was really the only reason I went there but I did go further up & had a bit of a sweep over some bedrock areas but my heart wasn't in it. I stuck with the GB2. That big rock where you found your first bit, someone has cleaned it out around it down to smooth bedrock. Was that like that the last time you went up? I reckon it would be worth moving that big rock.  Cheers

    JW :smile: 

    Always worth moving the big rocks JW.

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  2. 16 hours ago, phrunt said:

    You broke your skunk in the best way possible, a good size lump there! The snake looks to have a big set of fangs! looks like it was quite deep too.

    Might be a good spot to hit with the Nox and 11" with all that junk in there, filter out the junk and hopefully find some more shiny stuff.

    A big one like that must of had some babies!!!!!

    One of my tiny ones looks like a crocodile if you use your imagination, this is under a USB Microscope.


    Or drink a lot of alcohol.

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  3. 5 hours ago, kiwijw said:

    In a nutshell...Bigger the coil = deeper detection depth but then the item detected needs to be bigger as well. l Dont think there are too many big lunker nuggets around now that warrant swinging a large coil these days. Unless in a known area for big nuggets & the area is suitable for swinging a large coil. But then what do you call big, 14" 16" 18" 22" or 25 inches?, & what do you call deep?

    Good luck out there

    JW :smile:

    All the little specks are gone now that JW has a 6 inch coil 😢

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  4. I plan to go out this weekend with maybe Brian. Maybe I can pickup some tips. 

    There was several repeat signals I didn't dig because they didn't sound right. I dug several to find nothing after checking with the Nox. Went down to bedrock. I noticed there is a little more sharp a small size to target sounds. The kind I stopped digging where the broad and more mellow sounds. I am sure there might have been a real target. But I was trying to cover more on the claim picking off the good signals, saving the others for this weekend.

  5. I am very fond of my Makro gold racer and still have it to date. Matter of fact, I carry it with me while using my gpz 7000. It is helping me learn the sounds the gpz 7000 makes on ground and target. The gold kruz is an upgrade of this detector. A true upgrade, slight upgrades but important ones. I think it is a great intro unit for a multitude of grounds. I had the Monster and didn't like it all that much, for my own reasons. That does not mean it is a bad unit. It simple did not fit what I wanted from a detector in that range. Plus Makro has more coil options that might be important to you over time. Each to their own, fits detector selecting to a tee.

    Good luck.

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  6. 1 hour ago, Gerry in Idaho said:

    Great way to pop the ZED cherry with a couple golden ones (and a cold one of course).  So you get skunked on occasion?  That is why we enjoy those little ones so much when we do find gold.  Being able to continue even after the goose egg days is what separates most hunters.

    Keep it up my friend and thanks for sharing.

    Thank you Gerry. I hope this weekend will bear more fruit.

  7. 2 hours ago, Steve Herschbach said:

    Well, that's not really the idea either which is why there has to be a limit. The bottom line is use them any way you want, but the 20 per day limit stands, amd so keep it in mind. It's like money - you only have so much so decide for yourself how you want to spend it.

    On me lol

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  8. You have a new brother in the family. 

    Special thanks to each of you that gave me advise on this decision. Extra call out to Brian for checking the Zed out for me in person. Lot of respect for the tight group we have here. 

    Feel free to drop tips and hints in here or pm. I have read so many threads my eyes are bleeding lol. Come on 1 oz Nug.

    JW looking forward to nugget find sharing with you. 

    Fred low and slow, Check!

    Nenad hit me up with more of those tips, so I can pay for this thing lol lol.


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  9. I just happened to contact Brian the day he got an extra and no one was on a list. Same way I got the Nox. Member posted a site had one and I jumped on it. 

    That all being said, I have a lethal gold slayer in my hands and Sunday can't come fast enough lol.

    Phrunt bring your A game and let's have a little nugget shoot out. No letting JW pad the numbers with his 7k lol.

    Anyone else in for who finds the smallest nugget with a 6 inch Nox coil? Let's run it for two weeks.

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  10. On 1/19/2017 at 10:04 AM, Steve Herschbach said:

    There are two types of Gain or Sensitivity settings. One type boosts the actual transmit (TX) power of the detector. The other type boosts or amplifies the receive (RX) signal. The GPZ 7000 Sensitivity setting is the second type. That being the case increasing the sensitivity is not actually making the machine more powerful. You amplify signals from nuggets, but also from ground noise and electrical interference (EMI).

    etc.....snip (see post)

    Perfectly stated post. I got more from this post than I have from most others about settings.

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