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  1. 22 minutes ago, Daniel Tn said:


    When I am detecting in public and on public ground, I wear a bright florescent safety vest.  Don't ask me why...but for some reason this seems to satisfy the Karens and Kens that you must be a worker.  I used to have some approach me and or call the police on me for detecting a park that has a popular walking sidewalk route on it.  The Karen walkers would see me and not like me there.  Once I started wearing the vest, I never had another issue.  


    Exactly...!!!!  One little old $10 safety vest does indeed slow the whiners down a bunch!!!  Back in my coin shooting days I'd wear that vest when I went to the big city to detect.  A few whiners might ask "what are you looking for?"... I'd reply "City asked me to come out and look for a set of keys they think they may have lost on this street".....shuts em right up.  The vest also stopped most from questioning anything.

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  2. GPX5000......  I kinda knew I wouldn't like it even before I bought it? Swung it for 10-12hrs and immediately sold it.  Country I dig in is steep and brushy and that stupid harness, bungee, battery cord, headphone cords, readjusting bungee when going uphill or downhill, etc.  All those cords getting hung up in the brush every 10-20 feet, headphones getting pulled off my head all the time.  That was it so down the road it went!  I'm out there to ENJOY my retirement and dig a little gold, not fight with a machine.

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  3. 16 minutes ago, Jeff McClendon said:

     Since the Equinox was released my modern clad finds have totaled over $3,000 and jewelry finds are over $4000. Those are cashed in amounts for clad and scrap jewelry. I am not lucky, I work at it regularly. 

    That's pretty darned good hunting right there!  Key words "I work at it regularly".  75 more days approximately and I'll be back on some gold, this has been a LONG winter.....

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  4. 19 minutes ago, Ridge Runner said:


      That’s in reference to coins and jewelry but I can’t say that in relation to nugget hunting. I could correct that problem if I could move Texas nearer to gold country.



    Yeah.... having access to the gold fields definitely pays off quicker than coin shooting but coin shooting can pay off too if a guy is persitant?

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  5. 2 hours ago, jasong said:


    I was going to type up a page of anecdotal field experience and numbers that led me to draw this conclusion, but there is no point really since people aren't wanting to hear it, and I was just trying to share and hopefully help others out, clearly I've done the opposite though so I should have just stayed silent - a lesson I'm learning often lately. 

    Hope you'll keep your posts coming.  I swim in the shallow end of the pool (sdc,gm1000) and most what you post about doesn't concern me much (6000's, 7000's, 5000's, coils, etc....BUT I do read and always seem to take some of what you say as experienced info that may help me in some of my situations, then toss out what doesn't pertain to my situations.  I always gain a little something from your posts and sure most here feel the same.  Keep posting......

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  6. welcome!  I pm'ed a member from AB (Lanny) about your post.  I believe he's in Magrath right over the hill from Cranbrook.  His digging spots are on your side of the hill in BC. I'm almost sure he'd enjoy talking with you if nothing else? You may just get a pm from him?  Back when the border wasn't such a hassle, myself and a few other motorcycle buds used to ride up to Cranbrook on many trips and party hard with some of you crazy canucks....fun. fun, fun!

  7. 4 hours ago, Jeff McClendon said:

    Just received my check from Midwest Refineries.

    I mailed them my 10K and 14K scrap gold jewelry finds and my .925 silver scrap jewelry finds for the last 18 months for processing. I removed as many gemstones as I could before mailing. It all fit into a USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate box. I added some extra insurance.

    Midwest received and processed it on the same day and I have a check in my hands for $2,400 or so after a one week turnaround. They paid 95% of melt value on the gold and 90% on the silver with no additional fees. Very easy to deal with, no questions asked, just follow their instructions. The amount they sent me is within $200 of my estimate too, so very happy.

    Thanks for the info on Midwest!  Bills starting to add up even with insurance for the chemo crap....AGAIN.  Highly doubt I'll have to sell my wild gold but nice to know a trustworthy refiner from a trusted forum member...THANKS!  Feel good and the chemo working REALLY well once again and I'll be back on the mtn come spring!!!!!!!

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  8. I literally wait sometimes for years for OTHER people to get hurt.  You know, stuff like getting stung, stubbing a toe, falling down, and now cholla, just so I can use my favorite saying....  "It'll feel better when it quits hurting".  I live for those rare moments, I'm such an asshole but I can't help myself....lol

    Reese...  "It'll feel better once it quits hurting".

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  9. I've only done the creek crack scratch thing maybe 5-6 times.  My sucker is like the bottom Quick Sniper you posted above and in my opinion works well? I also like it where the nozzle does NOT extend up into main tube a few inches to hold the gravel so that you have to remove cap/nozzle to free up the gravels.  I like the nozzle to be flush with bottom of main tube so in two fast strokes you can fill and empty into pan or bucket without taking it apart to release the gravels?  Suck, raise sucker up in air FAST, swing over bucket, push plunger down, gravels in bucket..... jmo

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  10. 1 hour ago, delnorter said:

    I’m glad you brought this up Steve. I was debating whether to let you know of a recent experience just like this.  

    I posted the need for an original SDC 2300 coil a while back. I received a PM through the forum, by a “member”, about an individual who had a coil for sale. This guy provided a gmail address to contact an individual outside of the forum. I contacted this person and danced around availability, cost and shipping to the point I just told him I was suspicious of the whole thing and was ending it.

    After this I went back to the forum to look up the “member” status of the one who send the PM about the guy with the coil. A brand new member with no posts. His only activity was to send the PM to me.

    Thanks for bringing this issue to light Steve,


    Had almost the exact same thing happen a few times when I sold a few items here. New member(s) interested in item for sale with no past history on the forum....BIG red flag!

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  11. These mods really helped my Monster for what I need.  Extended "legs" on the stand probably keeps the thing from falling over 50% less?  Equinox adjustable shaft and adjustable strap so I can throw it over my shoulder and out of the way when I hike or hunt with the 2300 (use the vlf for fast target recovery).  Cost=$45 for shaft.

    Seeing as how no perfect tector made sometimes ya gotta improvise.......


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  12. 3 hours ago, All_Metal_Mode said:

     The Axiom would have been able to balance out that signal without a doubt, but the point of the video was to show the stability of the SDC without any user input.

    IMO....the key word here is stability.  Stability is why I parted ways with the GPX6000 and kept the old warhorse, cumbersome, built like a tank and reliable 2300, it just works. Never used an Axiom and really don't use PI much anyways so the 2300 fits my PI needs when I need a PI and in my area(s) it runs smooth all day long without any little fits....jmo's

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