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  1. I have been unable to find the frequency on these detectors, anyone know, please post... Also the 540 advertises " a customizable frequency range setting" would be interested in how that works... Dave
  2. DolanDave- I lived in Dolan Springs Arizona when I got into prospecting, which is right next to Gold Basin, Arizona.... used the name on all the other gold forums, and stuck to it, even though Im in Las Vegas now... Dave
  3. Bill, The pic was from the Minelab website, just as you show in your link. I agree with what JP says in the beginning of this post : "I also recommend users adopt the GB configured to their USER button approach and to go into Manual mode when checking deep targets or committing to dig, leaving the GPZ in Semi-Auto will allow the GB to drift either through exposure to the pick whilst digging or just general drift through the coil not moving, either way the GB will be out which is not obvious unless you pump the coil. " JP The update seemed to make the detector more stabalized with the semi auto mode in my opinion, as that is what I always use, but I notice it still drifts a little, I will have to rebalance with ferrite maybe every 2-3 hours. But it could just be different soil conditions, EMI (which I notice increases during the day), Saturation, Pick, Coil not moving, blah, blah blah, who Knows for sure ???? I get like you, more confused, as more things are introduced.... One thing I was experiencing a lot on the Yellow T-130 ferrite ring, was it would still sound off a little when balancing to it (It would not dissipate out all the ferrite noise) , then I moved to another Ferrite that was in Minelabs specs, and it works great so far. Just personal experiences, Im sharing...
  4. Steve, Minelabs new site looks pretty nice, the new Vanquish video on it looks like a pretty good relic machine... Dave.
  5. Good Thread Everyone, I have been experimenting with different settings, and ferrites. I have a different ferrite that falls within Minelabs GPZ 7000 specs, that seems to be working pretty good. Also, would be cool to incorporate an audio / O'scope screen option, to see when you need rebalance... I know semi pretty much does that when properly balanced to ferrite and ground, but I noticed you still need to constantly rebalance due to varying conditions, EMI, soil type, ect.. P.S. I tried this new ferrite Ring, but it didnt work to well...
  6. Does anyone know the company that makes the Xcoils? Is there a website?
  7. Nice Pic of Collared Lizard, and some nice gold. Its Beautiful in Northern Nevada.... Hope next time that patch will come to you.. Dave
  8. 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
  9. He kicks butt !!!! He just had surgery, I dont have an excuse, lazy, hehe !!!
  10. Jeff, Yes your right, sorry for the error NE, your right, gold mode only has the 1 tone VCO ... Dave
  11. 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
  12. 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..... ??
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. I would be interested in purchasing the dual sensor detector (countermine) with Pulse Induction, and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) if it did this....
  16. Make a detector that can discriminate some hot FeO, basalt, ect without losing depth/ good targets= instant millions.... good luck.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Has anyone had any luck here: ? 19° 27.900'N , 155° 35.554'W
  21. 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 ????
  22. 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
  23. One of the reasons you must always fill in your Minelab dig hole !!! ?
  24. 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
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