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  1. Yes I realise that. You only partially quoted me. ( Even if it does break through that figure is it really an all time high? Maybe for gold, but not in buying power?) You know what I meant. Gold & its monetary value go hand in hand regardless. That is what it is all about. Isn't it? Gold only has a value in dollar terms. Even as jewellery. Try going to the supermarket & paying for your groceries with it. Having said that it would have got you a lot more groceries back in August 2011 than today if you cashed the gold in. On another note, because I can see it starting here. (Please Note...I am not referring to anybody in particular here just commenting in general) I have never understood the mind games people play with themselves about selling or not selling gold they have at a certain time. Like, Geee glad I didn't sell yesterday as today gold is worth $100 more an ounce. ETC. Nothing is real or realised until it IS sold. Just their own mind games. Weather it goes up or down, so what. You generally can't buy anything with gold. Like in shops or the gas station. You need the $$$$$. What's the point of hauding gold all your life because you are too scared to sell it incase it goes up tomorrow & you might have missed making a few more $$$$?? What is the point of going to your grave & not living a life you could have, or a life you could have shared with loved ones, because you never sold your gold. Your kids will be rubbing their hands together smiling quietly to themselves. Said tongue in cheek, but your loss will be there gain unless that was your intention to leave them a little "gift". Once this virus thing is over & things get back to "normal", which may take a while, Gold will plummet. Nothing surer. So a good time to sell. Just a matter of when you decide to or if you decide to at all. Or just want to keep on playing mind games with ones self. I have never dwelt on the monetary value of gold with my detecting. I know it has a value & it is nice to know I have it in the background for a rainy day. But I don't live & breath its value on a daily basis & play mind games with myself about the what if's of me selling it & how much I may or may not have made on any given day. I just love getting out there on the adventures in nature in the search of it. JW 🀠
  2. HA HA πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ That is something I would like to see.....Wow...imagine the size of the Easter Eggs it would bring you.πŸ˜† JW 🀠
  3. Hi Flak, Yes that is the thing about those real subtle, faint, almost imagined type signals. There is always that "something" that stopped you in your tracks in the first place. Often when you re- sweep there is nothing. Well that has happened to me many times. But you just "knew" something" got your attention initially. Bit of a poke & a prod & a scrape & it is there.πŸ‘ Many a time with the Zed & ML 14" coil I have got a really faint signal & on scrapping at it lightly I have lost it totally. Knowing there was definitely a signal there in the first place. No matter how carefully I go over the spot & the scrape pile....nothing. Off I go & get either the Gold Monster or GB2 & bingo. A tiny bit of gold. I believe in the "halo" effect on a piece of gold buried for eons & impurities over time leaching out into the surrounding ground cocooning that piece of gold. Hence creating a larger "object" initially for that first signal. Once the ground is disturbed & broken up after the first scrape & movement of the gold the size of the "target" is reduced & not visible now to the detector due to the "halo" in the surrounding ground being broken up & destroyed. JW 🀠
  4. And I bet that is YOU πŸ˜‚ Cute but....No bull. Or is that a bull you are sitting on?πŸ˜‰ I like the hand brake. JW 🀠
  5. Hi there 1515Art, Was that a bush fix on the swing arm? You can get replacement ends for that squiggly flexi bit, I know because mine broke & I got one. & you can get replacement skid plates tooπŸ˜‰. That one you are showing is beyond belief 😲 What I did on my first skid plate on the ML 14" coil was when it showed signs of wearing through I took the skid plate off & turned it 180 degrees. I guess that is obvious...but just thought I would mention it. I have found that all my skid plates that I have gone through always wore in the same place, no matter the size coil. Must just be the way I "favour" the coil when I scrub the ground. I use the detector in my right hand & the top left, on the underside of course, is where the coil covers wear. I wouldn't want to be carrying that pick in my hip holster...unless I was 8 foot tallπŸ˜† That would send me off many a cliff face/edge😬 Happy hunting. Hi Flak, We had our second death yesterday. A 90 year old women. The first was a 75 year old women. As they say, it seems to affect the elderly a lot more so than the younger. Yes Queenstown is a ghost town, (being that it is a tourist town & they of course are just not here now) as I would believe the rest of NZ is & now most of the world. I am just so glad that our "leader" acted as swiftly (aggressively) & as early as she did. Putting people before profit. Amen to her πŸ˜‡ πŸ™ Happy Easter all πŸ₯šπŸ‡ JW 🀠
  6. I am sure the buying power of the dollar back then would have been far greater than what it is today. So gold will have to go a lot higher than that today to be anywhere near the worth of $1,917.90 per ounce back then. Even if it does break through that figure is it really an all time high? Maybe for gold, but not in buying power? JW 🀠
  7. Here is one for you PeterInSa. You can probably imagine how very faint it was when he first got a hint of it being there before scraping away the rocks. It is still pretty faint after scraping the rocks away. Needs that real slow low sweep to pick that out. JW 🀠
  8. I don't believe you. πŸ˜‚ But don't let the truth get in the way of a good yarn. JW 🀠
  9. Things to do if you can't go metal detecting: Watch Youtube videos on gold. Here is one about the Macrae's hard rock gold mine operated by Oceana Gold here in Otago, New Zealand. Enjoy. JW 🀠
  10. Welcome aboard. 4.92 grams ain't too shabby. Looks HUGE to us Kiwi'sπŸ‘ You have the same red cutting board as me πŸ˜‚ Good luck out there JW 🀠
  11. Hi Peter, Yes me too. Those are the signals that I prey on & work very hard on when going back over my old thrashed grounds that I have got gold off before, as they usually turn out to be gold. The louder ones just really stand out & on thrashed ground they tend to be "fresh" shallow pellets, .22 shells or their lead bullet heads. Some of the faint signals can be older deep buck shot that is bigger than 12 gauge shotgun pellets &/or older buried .22 shells or lead bullet heads at the fringe of being detected. I was hoping he would have showed the result of some of those real faint ones. JW 🀠
  12. Ha ha....can you get much sense out her before a bottle or two? Imagine after a few πŸ˜‚ I am stewing some of Simons apples as I tap these keysπŸ‘. Cheers Simon. JW 🀠
  13. Have to agree with that Simon....in our insanely mild grounds. 🀭 We are just so lucky. JW 🀠
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