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Everything posted by DolanDave

  1. Does anyone know the company that makes the Xcoils? Is there a website?
  2. Nice Pic of Collared Lizard, and some nice gold. Its Beautiful in Northern Nevada.... Hope next time that patch will come to you.. Dave
  3. On the Finders Keepers Facebook page, like afreakofnature mentioned, the Minelab Conference says coming soon a new Multi IQ detector. Now Im leaning more and more on a CTX 3030 upgrade....With the NOX out, its got to have something bigger better 😉🤩... Dave
  4. He kicks butt !!!! He just had surgery, I dont have an excuse, lazy, hehe !!!
  5. Jeff, Yes your right, sorry for the error NE, your right, gold mode only has the 1 tone VCO ... Dave
  6. Hey Everyone... Myself and Chris (Chris Ben) got out for some Nugget hunting , and want to share a video we put together... much more to come later... Dave
  7. NE, I youtube it, to learn the different settings, to me visually watching is much better than a manual, kind of like having your own personal tutor, I just wish it was with some DD's..... 😉😂
  8. NE, You can still customize the machine in any mode to run different tones in your settings, and also add or delete different discrimination VDI numbers..... its a great versatile machine. Dave
  9. Great find Phrunt.....congrats dude !!!! I noticed you run your NOX tones high in negative numbers... I do opposite, using low tones on negative numbers, medium tones on mid range numbers and high tones on high numbers, to allow me to run without discrimination (all metal) and hunt using sound most of the time. Using different Minelab Pulse machines since 2002, I dont think you will ever get the GPX or even the GPZ to run totally smooth. Yeah you can dumb the machine down so low you cant hear any interference, but tune the machine to run optimally, your always gonna hear interference / ground noise, ect. Dave
  10. I would be interested in purchasing the dual sensor detector (countermine) with Pulse Induction, and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) if it did this....
  11. Make a detector that can discriminate some hot FeO, basalt, ect without losing depth/ good targets= instant millions.... good luck.
  12. I agree with Phrunt, that unit on the YouTube video is a vlf, and not a PI detector. Highly doubt it's a replacement for the ZED... Dave
  13. Good article Mitchel, Nevada is loaded with Arsenic.... working for the water district, Arsenic is always present in the water here, and concentrated in different places. A lot of places and mines out here in the desert have it. A good indication of Arsenic is the slight smell of garlic when a rock is broke open with a rock hammer, just very deadly to be smelling the stuff... 😮 Dave
  14. I agree with others, it sounds just like a CTX 3030 tone. But notice how fast it is.... Just an updated version of the CTX, with the NOX processing power... Dave
  15. Has anyone had any luck here: 😉 19° 27.900'N , 155° 35.554'W
  16. Minelab is suppose to come out with the MDS-10 soon also I thought... It was trademarked last year. Also they just trademarked in Australia on April 17th something called Super-D, which they currently call their 19" coil for the GPZ, but why trademark now ????
  17. Last weekend a couple of friends and I got out for a meteorite hunt to Franconia Arizona. I found 2 Chondrites weighing 29 and 98 grams. A few small H metal irons, a nice piece of rose colored Chalcedony, and a .50 casing with 43 date stamped. It got past 100, heat is already coming.... Dave
  18. One of the reasons you must always fill in your Minelab dig hole !!! 😆
  19. Sorry to hear that.... Oh man Jim was a good guy, he talked about you when I saw him. I have family buried at the Riverside National Cemetery very nice veterans cemetery.... Thanks Mitchel, Dave
  20. Mitch, What happened to the old miner guy that lived out in Coolgardie, I think his name was Jim, or something like that, I heard he passed away?? I met him once prospecting out there a few years ago, real nice guy... Dave
  21. Thanks for compliment Mitch.... Im older than you think , hehe... pushin 50 soon.... 🙂 I grew up in Riverside, California, I lived back in all the hills all around Riverside off roading, detecting, ect in the 80's and 90s. , the old man still lives there. Steve runs a pretty good forum here, and love all the people here with their advice. Julie, like Mitch said, if your ever in the Vegas area, send me a message, could take you at to some spots to detect, also if you ever get a chance to get out with Mitchel hes very knowledgeable in almost everything from beach hunting to gold and meteorite hunting.... and hes probably closer to you than me. Hope you get the coil over some gold, so you can post on here, love seeing finds... Theres still gold in California, just need more patience with so many bullets and trash. Dave
  22. Jinmon, Good to see your getting all that birdshot and lead, everything is working right, you just need to get the coil over gold. Lytle Creek- I used to go there in the 80's and shoot and pan for gold. Is everyone and their brother in southern california still using it as a shooting range?? They should change the name to Lead Creek. If you dont get out more than 3 or 4 hours away from the citys in california, your gonna come across so much trash and bullets with a detector it will drive you crazy..... Dave
  23. Aureous, I've ran vlf's before with auto ground balancing on, and had Chondrites track out, to include LL's to H's large and small, buried and on top, after 2 or 3 sweeps of the coil. Like others say, disable auto, but then your going to be tuning a lot more frequent, as you go through different geology. Like Lunk says, a throwdown, and many hours practicing is your best bet. If your hunting Irons, cover your ears 😳😉
  24. Hi Swegin, Yes read the manual. A lot of good info in there. He talks a lot about his adventures, starting since a young age with his dad in the depression era, to late 90's when he published. Would love to see more history published from the guys been doing this 30+ years. I love reading Steve Herschbach's adventures here on the forum, and from others. Dave
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