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Lunk last won the day on July 6 2021

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    ID, NV, AZ, CA
  • Interests:
    Gold nuggets, meteorites and treasure with metal detectors
  • Gear Used:
    Minelab GPX 6000
    Minelab EQX 800
    White’s GM 24k

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  1. So we’re expected to pay more for a small 10x5 than a large 17 ellip ??? 😳
  2. Gerry has one for sale here, if you haven’t seen it already:
  3. You’re welcome, Steve! Had a great time nugget shooting with you, and we’ll have to do it again now that I have my own GPX 6000. Steve, after swinging the GPX 6000 all winter mostly on ground I've previously done with the GPZ 7000, I wholeheartedly agree with you; the 6k has been finding so much small gold (and a few not so small) that the GPZ with stock coil missed, it's mind-boggling. Thanks for reposting this topic. As already stated, it has withstood the test of time. Also, I'm extremely glad to hear of your medical miracle…great news, and I'm sure there will be many more nuggets in your future because of it!
  4. Here’s a 3 gram bit basking in the Arizona sun:
  5. Are you listening, Minelab? If anyone can invent said time machine, it's Bruce Candy and ML's R&D! Because of your detector tech innovations, there will be no detectable gold left to find in the future, so the only solution is to detect in the past. Certainly, ML must have at least applied for a patent on a flux capacitor by now…🤔 BTW, great post on Vic's gold history, GJ.
  6. Lee123, based on your info, it appears to me that about the only thing left that could be causing the problem is conductive ground. As GC suggested, try the 14” DD coil with the machine set to conductive ground cancel mode.
  7. Sounds like a great day for winnowing!
  8. Great job tracking down those space rocks, amigo…that big one is a real trophy…WTG!
  9. Seems Minelab have the story and photos on their site: https://www.minelab.com/community/success-stories/largest-arizona-gold-nugget
  10. I’ll be sure to drop by your booth, Reese.
  11. The GPX 6000 hasn’t been out long enough yet for Rye Patch to be hammered by it, so yes, nuggets can still be found there with it and other machines, as you witnessed during the training class. Nugget hunters have successfully detected gold at many locations throughout Nevada, many of which are detailed here.
  12. We grab our discriminating VLF machines and leave the 6000's in the truck, especially if there is lots of ferrous trash, but even then, you still have to dig the non-ferrous trash like lead, shell casings, aluminum and copper targets, etc. If the majority of the nuggets in an area hit a certain conductivity range, then they can be cherry-picked by just going after targets that fall within that range; you'll leave gold behind that falls outside of that range, but it's a good compromise and increases the gold to trash ratio, which is handy when you don't have much time to detect.
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