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kiwijw

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  1. l wonder how much tiny gold l am missing with my GB2 as l don't even use head phones but just it's built in speaker....& not even on full volume. Cheers JW :)
  2. Ha ha....that is true. Also need to make sure GPS/location is turned off on smart phone so the GPS location doesn't give your gold location away. So l believe any way. :) Best of luck out there JW :)
  3. Sounds like some loaming for the source is in order. If you have Netflix check this out. If you dont have Netflix then you can read the "story" here. All Gold Canyon by Jack London Good luck in your search. JW
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    Gold Bug 2 Battery Swap For Extra Life

    Yes I have done this on quite a few occasions. Definitely works & has saved the day. I am not sure which battery runs what part of the detector but obviously one battery gets drained quicker than the other that is for sure. With my experience when my son was using it & the battery feel out & the detector kept on working with only the one battery in it. The battery that feel out was the left side battery looking down the detector shaft at the battery "doors". What I haven't done is to see if the detector continues to operate if I leave the left side battery in & remove the other one. Even with just the one battery operating the detector he was the only one of us, three of us (two sons & me) that found any gold that day. He found 6 small/tiny bits. My other son was using an SDC 2300, got more than his share of shotgun pellets 🀬, & I was using the 4500 with 14" Coiltek Elite coil. I do still love the GB2. It saved a complete skunk that day & has on many occasions. Cheers. Good luck out there JW
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    Australia 2019

    Hi there afreakofnature, How do you determine "successful". Is it finding enough gold to at least pay for your trip? If that is all or part of the equation, I wouldn't hold your breath. My thoughts of it being "successful" would be enjoying the entire experience of it all & making it home in one piece. There is nothing quite like the dangling carrot of the thoughts of finding BIG Australian gold. Wish you all the best of luck if & when you do it. Cheers. JW
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    Gold Bug 2 Battery Swap For Extra Life

    Hi Mike, I am not sure but I know when one of my sons was using my GB2 one of the battery "doors" feel off & the battery fell out & the detector still operated on the one battery & didn't realise the missing battery until quite a while later & so lost the battery "door" & battery. Since been replaced. Cheers. JW
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    Wanting To Add A Third Detector

    Hi there Morgan, Welcome to Steve's great site. While I am not answering for Steve I will point you in the direction of Steve's Detectors Reviews. In your price range I can suggest the Equinox 800 which comes standard with an 11" DD coil. I would also recommend getting the reasonably new 6" coil for small/tiny gold. The 11" in its own right does very well on small/tiny gold but its size & open web design doesn't lend itself too well to goldfields terrain. Getting caught up on rocks & sticks etc. Another choice is the Minelab Gold monster 1000. A dedicated gold machine that comes with two coils. A little 5" round DD & a 11.5 x 6" DD. I have & use both these detectors & they both do well. The Nox gives you the best of both worlds, Gold & coin & relic & does both worlds very very well. There is a third option & that is the new whites GM 24K. I cant speak on this as I dont have one but if you check out Steve's detector review he covers them all with his no nonsense, up front honest & unbiased approach. The GB2 isn't too shabby either. Good luck in your choice & decision. Not an overly easy task with some great choices available now. JW
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    Fisher Gold Bug 2 Price Decrease

    Awesome. Good on you IDMS. Here is a little sucker I got with my GB2 this weekend. .03 of a gram. Not sure what that is in your language. Good luck out there JW
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    Nurse Paul In Oz

    Hey Norvic, have never heard of doing that. Will have to try it for sure. πŸ‘ Thanks for that. Usually I get a couple of bucket loads but Mrs JW won't touch them as they may have grown in rabbit or sheep poo. Or might have dirt on them. I usually can't get through two bucket loads of them before they start going bad. Hard not to pick too many when there are just so many. Cheers JW
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    Australia 2019

    Na...this is what I get. Forum Sponsors Rules You are not logged in. Register to access all forum features Bad request. The link you followed is incorrect or outdated. Go back Contact Us - Privacy Policy - Terms Of Service Maybe I need to wind the rubber bands up a bit more on me puter. It does say Go Back. Maybe 30 years is a bit too far you think? JW
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    Australia 2019

    Oh crikey mate. Fair crack of the whip. We got the internet now....how long have you fellas had it. Couple of years tops? We even got colour TV now. JW
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    Nurse Paul In Oz

    Yer....but how would you know what word Tony is saying as they are always bleeped out. JW
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    Twenty Years Of Steve’s Mining Journal

    And I thought it was your son. Wow Steve....over twenty years....Awesome. Well done. Hats off to you. πŸ‘ Thank you. JW
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    Australia 2019

    That should work in your favour.....just detect at a safe distance & the flies shouldn't bother you then as they are attracted elsewhere. JW
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    Australia 2019

    Hi Northeast, That link didn't work for me. Said it was outdated. JW
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    Nurse Paul In Oz

    Doesnt seem to worry the Beets family, especially Tony. Every 2nd word is an F'in beep. JW πŸ™‚
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    Nurse Paul In Oz

    Hi there Norvic, It is a funny thing that you speak of mushrooms. I went away this weekend for an overnighter to a far distant gully. The perk being I was able to drive right to it. The grass growth has made for very difficult detecting. 2 foot long down in the gully & over a lot of the old timer throw out piles.🀬 My home away from home. As I drove in....what did I discover? Lots of these. Yum. I love them....& they are free. I knew what was for dinner & breakfast. And yes...there was gold too.....but you will have to wait for the post. I will give you a tease. Good luck out there JW
  18. I don't think Simon needs any more detectors. JW
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    Nurse Paul In Oz

    Simon..... I have NEVER heard you swear or curse once. Then I see you drop the C word on Steve's forum. Look what you have started now. I cringe over my weetbix. Hi Fred, You would probably like NZ as well then.....πŸ‘ Just Aussie & NZ aye......mind you.....in NZ you do have to be a bit careful where & when & whom you say it. Building site is fine, friends & "certain" family.....mmmmm....sort of acceptable. You know boundaries. The C word like the F word is just used as an expression. So when Simon says he has had a C of a day, he is just saying he has had a bad day, a horrible day, not a good day. Like I said. I have never heard Simon swear when he is with me, unlike me in front of him , so to see him drop the C word here surprise me. My conclusion is, he MUST have had a real C of a day. I would say in NZ the C word is less acceptable than the F word. The F word just has too many expresionate meanings. None of course any where near the actual meaning of the word. So if someone one calls you an F wit they are just calling you an idiot, or a looser. They could give it more punch by saying, you are an F 'ing idiot or F 'ing looser. If told to F off, it just means get out of here, go away, get out of my face, get lost. But depending how you say it, & in what context it could men something else. If you say F off in a bewildering manner then it means, your kidding, no way, bullshit, your joking, are you serious etc.... The C word just cuts a bit closer to the bone. Among friends & family it is a bit like water off a ducks back. So if you call them a C or , your a C, it doesn't have much sting or impact but to say it to someone you dont like & with venom then it is a hard out insult & could lead to a fight. Its actual meaning doesn't even come into the picture, like all "swear" words. I will end it there. I was going to go on but I am surprised Steve has let this go as long as he has. And to think Simon started it all. Good luck out there JW
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    Fisher Gold Bug 2 Price Decrease

    I can't argue with that Steve. I still use & love my one. That little coil is absolutely bullet proof. Fisher struck a winner with that simple little set up. Well I think it is simple...bit like me It has certainly stood the test of time.....& still holding its head above water. Love it. πŸ‘ All the best out there JW
  21. Thank you Lanny & all the best to you & your "better" half to during the festive season.πŸ›οΈπŸ‘‘πŸ—πŸ₯©πŸΎπŸΊπŸ₯€& always. I told members they were in for a treat, when you left your boots at the door. You add a knew dimension. πŸ‘ So good to have you here. All the very best of luck out there JW
  22. Oh gee.....even I can follow that. I have had my Fun. Think I will just go over to my corner & watch from a distance from here & enjoy what unfolds. On another note: This all got me thinking.....about my first ever day nugget shooting. You know.....I just can't recall it. I know the creek, Simons favourite sluice boxing creek. One thing I do know & remember for a fact though....is....I never found any gold. Nor the 2nd day....or the third. Rubbish....yes....heaps of it. Coming from a panning, sluice boxing, highbanking, sniping, dredging background of finding gold. My focus of finding gold was in the creeks & waterways. The problem with that was the Minelab coils (My GP 3000) are not warranted or guaranteed to be waterproof, as in submerging under water, but just water resistant, as in light rain or through wet damp grass. But I battled on. Naturally in the creeks & waterways in these old worked environs from the old timers was heaps of old timer metallic rubbish. As well as the creeks being turned over from bank to bank the higher terraces where ground sluiced & high pressure sluiced with hydraulic monitors. So heaps of rusty bits of pipe work etc. One day I do remember....& I am sure we all remember that day.....on my fourth day..... my first ever piece of detected gold. But I have digressed from this thread & that gold find is another story. JW
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    Feel Like Selling My Machine....

    Absolutely nothing wrong with that combination. I agree with that too. I use the monster as my pinpointer when using the Zed & its 14" coil. It has surprised me many times when re scanning the Zeds dig out pile & back in the hole, the small/tiny gold the monster has got that the Zed didn't even squeak on. But the Zed got the deeper signal first off causing the investigation. JW
  24. Sorry....just can't help myself. I am a simple person. JW
  25. Gezz Lanny....that is a yarn & a half. You must have been up half the night punching that one out. Good effort. Cheers. πŸ‘ JW
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