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billdean

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billdean last won the day on November 10 2022

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    Michigan in Summer/Arizona in Winter
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    Gold detecting, Hunting, Fishing, Rock Hounding, Hiking, Border Collies
  • Gear In Use:
    Equinox 800, GPX 6000, Garrett Pro-Pointer AT

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  1. Thanks everyone! That sure was exciting! When I get it clean up I will post another pic of it.
  2. I hunted all morning without anything to show for it. About 1:00pm I meant up with some friends for lunch and talk over the mornings hunt. Nobody had found anything. We all took off in different direction again. I ended up in a very small wash leading into a slightly bigger one. It was about 30 feet long and 2 feet wide and maybe a foot deep. I had never detected there before so I though I would try it until dark about 2 or 3 hours away by now. There were some old tailing piles there. Wasn't long I got my first target. I dug it up and it was about 1/2 a gramer. Then 5 minutes later another one. This went on for a few more nuggets. Seven in total I believe. Then I did a coil sweep on the topside of the wash. My 6000 sounded off different. It seemed to give me a low high tone. I scraped the bigger rocks away and still had the same tone. Went down another 5" until I could hear it with my Equinox. the equinox was giving be a Constance 15 for the target ID . I was thinking big lead or maybe a tin can. I finally got in out of the hole and into my scoop but what is it. after washing it off a little I see it is gold, big gold for sure. it came in at just under 13 grams with the 7 others I was over a 1/2 ounce for the afternoon. Best day in my life!!!
  3. Thanks jasong! I wonder why it sounds non-furious, Gold/aluminum on a metal detector?
  4. I friend of mine found this rock. He seems to think it has some value. On his monster 1000, and Equinox 800 it reads as having some gold in it, or it at least has some non-ferious properties to it. It just looks like lava rock to me. It is very light for it size, less than a few ounces. It was found a little west of Phoenix, Arizona. Any ideas?
  5. If the gold was more plentiful I would be posting more, but I do like seeing everyone else's posts.
  6. I am not sure. It’s the only one like this I have ever found in that area. It appears to be in really iron stained quarts. No photo issue. When I first found it, I was thinking it was a chunk of lead, then I seen a little glint of gold, or so I thought. I took out my water bottle and washed it off a little, and it started to reveil more of the gold.
  7. Well, I think I have that little area cleaned out now. I thought I would put all the pictures in one thread. So far its been a great start to the season. Many more miles to hunt. I hope I can keep it going, but I know all to well what happens when one area drys up. Just hope to keep that skunk away for awhile longer. If I did my math right it is a total of 15.35 grams! The biggest being 10.01 grams and the smallest, well I am not sure it even weighed anything.
  8. I think I remember seeing these before but never give much thought on what they were. Looks like a good place to get warmed up when out detecting!
  9. I think I am ready to say that the fix for my 6000 is wonderful! It is much more stable now. It just settles down and hunts! Here is a couple hours of work today. I will get a better picture when I get it cleaned up. 10.01 grams! 😃
  10. I had a couple hours to try the 6000 out today after the repair to the audio and coil. So far it is much better than when I sent it in! In the next few days I will have more of a chance to try it out but so far I like what I see. Here is a small .250 nugget on a couple hour hunt today.
  11. I believe a new Monster at 5 or $600.00 is pretty cheap! I have been looking at them and there about $950.00 new.
  12. I am glad to report that my 6000 is on it’s way back to me. They found that my 11” coil was extremely touch sensitive and replaced it with a new GPX 11” Mono. They also did the external speaker fix, which they call an “Audio Modification” and are shipping it back to me today. It took exactly 2 weeks to the day. It sure seemed much longer then that!
  13. I believe so yes. Just the tiniest bump and it would go off like crazy. It would finally calm down but it took awhile and then it would do it again. I just couldn’t use it.
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