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Lunk last won the day on May 21

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About Lunk

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    ID, NV, AZ, CA
  • Interests:
    Gold nuggets, meteorites and treasure with metal detectors
  • Gear Used:
    Minelab GPZ 7000
    Minelab GM 1000
    Minelab EQX 800

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  1. Lunk

    Pistol Dig & Help ID

    Awesome find Gerry!
  2. Lunk

    Summer Fun

    Absolutely precious! Discovering a precious treasure while spending a precious moment with your son...a memory to be treasured.
  3. Lunk

    First Gold Of 2018

    Onya Goldrat, those nuggets cleaned up great! Sounds like you’ll be digging more soon. Best of luck to you.
  4. Spectacular pieces amigo, and I'm sure there's plenty more to come.
  5. Lunk

    Eqx Nuggets

    You’ll love it, Rusty. We’ll have to go on a hunt after you get it.
  6. https://www.minelab.com/accessories-1/pro-find-35 Love mine!
  7. My advice is to purchase a small sample of the basic chondrite types - H, L & LL, and use them as test pieces to adjust your GM 1000 to get the most distinct response in the ground you are hunting.
  8. Lunk

    Our First Dusting Of Snow

    Great idea, but the bloke forgot to mount a laser torch to cut the target out of the frozen ground.🤣
  9. Lunk

    Our First Dusting Of Snow

    Looking at that makes me glad it’s spring here on the other side of the rock!😎
  10. Lunk

    Rare Oregon Pocket Gold

    Great finds, WTG!
  11. Lunk


    My thoughts exactly, Steve. And since, at the Minelab Americas Annual Partners Conference this past winter, Minelab CEO and President Peter Charlesworth announced that they now consider single frequency VLF technology to be obsolete and will only be designing multi-frequency VLF machines from now on, I fully expect Minelabs’ next dedicated VLF gold machine to be multi frequency. And seeing how the Equinox performs on gold, I can’t wait for that one!
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    Tis indeed a homemade solid skid plate, Simon, and quite simple to make. $5 plastic tote, trace coil pattern onto it, cut it out, apply sticky-back velcro to it and bottom of coil, slap them together and voilà - job done.🙂
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    For a VLF, I would imagine that the EQX would shoot surprisingly deep on the larger bits.
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    After being tied up last weekend, I was finally able to get out into the hills with the Equinox today, and decided to spend some time fine-tuning the settings on the Gold Search Mode. I also decided to give max sensitivity a go on the mildly mineralized areas and, while it made the Nox quite sparky, I had no problem sorting out the various noises and homing in on the gold. While gridding a small area that has been hit hard with various VLFs, the Equinox hit a solid, repeatable target that read 1-2 on the display - right in the small nugget range. Upon recovering the target, I found that it was indeed a small nugglet. 🤘 I checked the dig hole before backfilling it and still heard a nice, crisp 1-2; a little more digging and BOOYAH: another golden goodie! This process went on 3 more times, for a total of 5 pieces of gold out of the one hole...I like it when that happens! And just inches away, the EQX snagged 2 more nugglets. Needless to say, I’m astounded by the performance of this machine at locating some pretty tiny gold. Total weight 0.38 of a gram: