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  1. Way to persevere and get the gold!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The largest stone I recall finding at GB was around 500 grams.
  5. That’s a great find for GB these days, WTG!
  6. I spent a few days in that region back in the GPX-4500 era, so I know any gold detected in that environment is hard won indeed, GC, so kudos to you. My weapon of choice in those days was a 14” round DD “phase” coil that eliminated most of the volcanics in the region, yet retained remarkable sensitivity and depth, even on small nuggets. I suspect that the DD coil on the GPX 6000 may perform similarly in the EMI Cancel mode. Most of the gold I found were small pickers, but I was fortunate enough to swing over a 1/4-ounce lump. Even so, the real highlight of the trip was hanging out with local legendary nuggetshooters Jim Straight and his sidekick Jerry “Sandtrap” Balcer. Again, good job on the gold, GC!
  7. Whether you’re on remote prospecting trips or just weathering a zombie apocalypse, your rig has all the bases covered! Well thought out, Reese.
  8. My apologies for going off topic here, but inquiring minds want to know. I don’t doubt what you said here, JP; just wondering what the manual sensitivity settings are actually adjusting? My guess - a filter for smoothing out the threshold, akin to the stabilizer function of the GPX 5000 and the audio smoothing feature of the GPZ 7000. Back on topic, out of the box GPX 6000 faults I have seen first hand are the coil error and system error.
  9. A little coin/jewelry hunting with the EQX 800, and I'll break out the GM24k when things get iron trashy.
  10. I’ll see what I can do, GBA!😎
  11. Rob, it totally reminds me of the same hunt, and yes, I definitely want to revisit that place with the 6k. PM me and we’ll schedule another hunt!
  12. Thanks for the replies, everyone. So many good points in your reply, Steve. Detecting with the 6k does remind me of the GB2; in fact, I often refer to it as a GB2 on steroids.
  13. After helping Gerry train a fabulous group of customers with their new gold detectors at Rye Patch in northern Nevada, I finally got the chance to get down and dirty with my GPX-6000 on some of the old hammered patches in the region's goldfields during the last couple weeks or so. For me to say that I'm impressed with the 6k's performance at these locations would have to be the understatement of the year; some were like detecting a brand new patch, just with smaller nuggets. Based on my finds, the GPX 6000 seems to be lighting up gold of certain sizes, depths, densities, textures and alloys that have eluded other gold detectors, primarily small nuggets that were too deep for the previous tech. I've also noticed digging more electrum (silver-gold alloy) nuggets with the 6k, as well as surprisingly shallow, larger dinks that had me scratching my head in disbelief that the GPZ 7000 didn’t ping them.🤷‍♂️ All up, 131 nuggets with a combined weight of 3/4 ounce troy: The frost is hitting the windshield in the mornings now, so I'm off to warmer weather and more golden goodies in the sunny goldfields of Arizona! 😎 So long, Rye Patch, and thanks for all the nuggets.
  14. Nice haul, amigo! The 6k is a monarch of a machine indeed.
  15. You’re welcome, sevastras. You are deadly with the GPX 6k! I see lots of nuggets in your future. Thanks again for choosing Gerry’s Detectors.
  16. Awesome Jim, that’s what we like to see!
  17. Jim, I’ve detected my fair share of cold finds and, based on your excellent photos, I’ll stake my reputation as a meteorite hunter that indeed you have yourself a genuine chondrite! Judging by the abundance and distinct outlines of the chondrules, I would venture to guess your stone as being a petrologic type 4. Please consider grinding or filing a window to reveal the interior of one of the fragments; we would like to see some photos. A fantastic find! Search the area carefully, as your stone could be just one of many from the same fall. Congratulations and good luck at finding more!
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