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DolanDave

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  1. 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...
  2. Steve, Minelabs new site looks pretty nice, the new Vanquish video on it looks like a pretty good relic machine... Dave.
  3. 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...
  4. Does anyone know the company that makes the Xcoils? Is there a website?
  5. Nice Pic of Collared Lizard, and some nice gold. Its Beautiful in Northern Nevada.... Hope next time that patch will come to you.. Dave
  6. 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
  7. He kicks butt !!!! He just had surgery, I dont have an excuse, lazy, hehe !!!
  8. 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
  9. I would be interested in purchasing the dual sensor detector (countermine) with Pulse Induction, and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) if it did this....
  10. Make a detector that can discriminate some hot FeO, basalt, ect without losing depth/ good targets= instant millions.... good luck.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Has anyone had any luck here: ? 19° 27.900'N , 155° 35.554'W
  15. 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 ????
  16. 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
  17. One of the reasons you must always fill in your Minelab dig hole !!! ?
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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 ??
  23. 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
  24. Thanks Jason, it was good seeing ya last weekend. I wish I had a mentor when I first started, I havent been gold hunting as long as others here, only 17 years. I learned myself, and it was a year before I got my first piece. When I'm to old to do it anymore, Im gonna write everything, with locations for examples, and the research I've done, where I went, and what I found along the way.... Love the idea on the backhoe, and would love to throw the GPR in there for those deep bedrock dips ?... Kick ass out there, oh and we like those videos ?. Dave.
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