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  1. Hi Andyy, I am sorry but I am not too sure about what is under the hood of the individual coils. I do know that some are spiral & some are flat wound. Davesgold has mentioned a few times about this. I am in a hurry to head out the door for the weekend, taking the caravan. I am sure some detecting will be involved. I would go looking for his posts & put the links up but must get moving. If you do a search under his name I am sure you will find them. A small coil for the Zed was always going to be an advantage for tight spots that you just can't get the ML 14. What has blown me away is that I am getting a lot more smaller gold with the 15 x 14 X coil & the 10 x 9 on ground I have hammered with the ML 14 that had stopped producing. I was always blown away with the depth the ML 14 coil got small gold at, but these X coils are just another level. I wouldn't be saying this if I didn't believe it. The prove for me is in my results. Take a look too at what Simon go on his first outing with his X coil on his 4500. There is something in these coils that are making them do this. As to your comment on 20% is luck.MMMmmmm....I believe you make your own "luck". So it is usually well deserved. Cheers. Must fly. Good luck out there JW 🤠
  2. I have heard rumours Reg (Chinese whispers) I do hope so though as then he can put me on to some gold. It is all good fun. Cheers. Best of luck out there JW 🤠
  3. It all comes down to time out in the field waving a coil over the ground. A LOT of ground. There is a lot of big country out there Simon, as you know, & a lot of it is sheep paddocks up in the high country sheep stations. JW 🤠
  4. I do. Does that surprise you? JW 🤠
  5. Thank you all for your comments, kind words & feedback. That little pyramid shaped crystalline piece certainly caught my eye. I just wished it was a bit bigger. It is no bigger than 5mm x 5mm square at its base & about 5mm high. If it wasn't for the sun glistening on it when I took the photo I may not have recognised it for what it was. Just to expand a bit more on my prospecting methods. They are very simple. I use google earth a lot & do google earth fly overs in areas of known gold locations from the gold rush days. Searching for disturbed ground that they have worked & turned over. Hence finding the old workings. Some of these are very remote & up in the high country. Once you get your head around the fact that gold can just be anywhere due to land upheaval, faulting & folding, glaciation etc & up at over 5 thousand feet above sea level with no rivers or gullies in sight, then you start looking where you wouldn't expect gold to be. But there it is. These type areas are not all that easy to get to but they are generally the best ones to get to. After detecting in & around these old workings I just expand my search further out from where the old timers stopped. Stands to reason that there will still be gold outside of where they dug. All my patches that I have found have been in areas outside of the old timers workings. Sometimes well outside, but they put me on to the general location. Same old story...go where gold has been found before. Just go that bit further than the old timers. Sure....you can go for a few days & get nothing, but when you do.👍 I just love it. Cheers Good luck out there JW 🤠
  6. No...it was 9. One shy. But I have been back since & did go over the single digits. That post yet to come. 🤠
  7. Hi Simon, It all starts with a LOT of research & then a LOT of time getting out there in the field walking the miles upon miles up & over, literally, mountains.....through countless gullies.....Camping rough on overnighters due to distances having to be traveled. No gold is really easy gold. You have been VERY lucky that I have taken you to quite a few of these areas I have "found" & put you onto gold locations with little to no effort on your part, apart from walking there. In a way that is not teaching you how to find your own spots & potentially bigger gold in new areas. You are going over ground I have thrashed over the years. You need to get over your fear of getting lost. You have a greater knowledge than me with the use of GPS so with the wide open spaces of Otago you shouldn't have a problem. The journey of discovery has to start with that first single step. I do enjoy your company on our missions as we do get on famously, don't get me wrong, but I feel I might have to be cruel to be kind. If that makes sense, so you can make your own discoveries & the elation you will feel when you do so. It just takes a lot of time but that is all part of the journey. I do have other places, like in this post, that I am not willing to share to any one. That reef or rich little stringer is there somewhere. Good luck out there JW 🤠
  8. Thanks Jin, I haven't even tried the 12 inch yet. As to loaming.....I am trying electronic loaming But the damn gold is just randomly all over the place. It is like a meteor exploded above the ground, scattering gold every where. 🤔 MMmm, there is a thought Cheers Good luck out there JW 🤠
  9. Monday two weeks back I headed to the spot where I had done well with the 15 x 14 X coil getting 12 bits off an old flogged patch first time going over it with the 15 x 14 coil. Over Easter Weekend I went back & searched a bit wider with the 15 x 14 X coil. Getting 17 pieces. Monday two weeks back I decide to try the 10 x 9 coil over the first area I used the 15 x 14 coil. Mrs JW came along for the day. I parked up in the same spot as the first time & went straight to the spot where I got 4 bits all in a 2 foot square area. High Yield/Normal. Sensitivity on 19. I had hardly put the coil on the ground when I got a signal. Of course I was thinking shotgun pellet. You will see a hole above the coil from my last dig here that the rabbits have dug back out & top left disturbed ground from the previous digs. This signal was to the left of the coil. Small gold it was Not two feet away another very faint signal right up against a tuft of tussock grass. I pushed the grass over with my boot as best I could to get the coil in closer & confirm a signal. Definitely a signal but I hacked the grass out to pin point it better & to get the coil over the top of it & right down on to the ground. Signal improved. Down a good 6 inches, maybe a tad more. The tufts of grass are dying off but still pretty stiff for the coil to flatten down. With the 15 x 14 coil I couldn't get the coil down on to the ground among this grass. The 10 x 9 I was able to negotiate a lot better. I ended up getting 7 bits in this very small area. It was just crazy. Some quite deep for their small size I then moved on to another little area & managed a couple more. A total of 9 before calling it quits & the long drive home. The piece top right intrigued me. You will notice the sun glistening off one face. It was almost a perfect crystalline pyramid shape. With equal square four sided base terminating four faces at the top pyramid apex point. 9 for just over 2 grams. Fairly rough reef gold, but damned if I can find the source. I have been trying for 7 years. Cheers Good luck out there JW 🤠
  10. Awesome Simon. So happy for you. You will see now why most of us bang on about smaller elliptical coils & why I promoted to you the little Coiltek Joey mono & the NF Sadie. Especially for our small gold. I think you also experienced that running flat out isn't always the answer either. Knocking out most of those pesky hot rocks & also those shotgun pellets. You were rewarded. Did you use similar settings with the Evo coil that you had your success with X coil? Any way....well done. 👍 Best of luck out there. JW 🤠
  11. Hi there Mat, Nice to see you posting on here. Cool finds & awesome "breaking" your daughter into it gradually. Hopefully she gets the bug as bad as you. Out of my four sons, none of them took a liking to it. I found that very odd. You should post on here more often. You have some good yarns. I always enjoyed them. Take care mate & all the best. Good luck out there JW 🤠
  12. I know the name only but have heard & read great things about him, it saddens me to hear of his passing. RIP Jim. ☚ī¸ My condolences to his friends & family. JW PS. It also saddened me to learn that Dan Blankinship, from The Curse Of Oak Island, passed away at the age of 95. Another treasure hunter gone. ☚ī¸
  13. Yes & X coils are answering that for Zed users. Good luck out there JW 🤠
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