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    Anchorage, AK
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    Goldmaster 24K

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  1. Ok, you started me on a bit of a rabbit hole. I’ve been reading about some of these early gold rushes in the Carolinas, Georgia etc and there are some of the stupidly big nuggets found then and since then, 17lbs, 23 lbs. Wow. I shouldn’t be shocked, these are mountains that though a lot older than the west coast originally had probably had some similarity it formation, metamorphism etc. I used to live in Georgia and was all over this area for trout fishing , wasn’t into prospecting yet. I could have been walking over gold.
  2. Awesome finds! I didn’t know there were nuggets this big on the East Coast. Were you finding more with the 4500 or the monster?
  3. I really like the 24K/Sport, extremely easy to use, and great at picking up deeper small targets. Some of the areas I detect have a lot of iron trash and the discrimination is great.
  4. I’ve liked everything I’ve seen for the 6000, light weight, powerful, easy to use, water resistant. My main concern is the option for coils, I’m patch hunting with the potential for deep, big nuggets and have a bigger coil would be great. Not that not having it would stop me from purchasing, since this detector checks like 80% of my boxes, it’d just be nice to have.
  5. This is totally off the cuff, but just from the design aspect the center indicator is incredibly large for such a small screen to just show normal/difficult terrain. My guess is that it does something and that those tiers will show approximately how deep the signal is, deep will be in the bottom, shallow at the top. This could be the geosense.
  6. This is all speculation, but it seems like in the LCD display has bars representing a relative depth of the target? So I wonder if it’ll show where the target is in that bar range. Like, bottom bar, deep, top bar close. So perhaps the depth display coupled with tone/loudness of the target would give the user an idea on if it’s trash. A deep screamer might be the biggest nugget ever, vs a buried Volkswagen to pass up. Also, it reminds me of the design on Whites GMX Sport, and gold monster in the simplistic design. It really seems to be the over all goal, a GPX 5000 with the simplicit
  7. Being in the USA market I’m ok with easy to use and learn, tiny, and turn on and go machine 😀. My question is how water resistant it is, where I detect I have the potential for deep large nuggets, but it rains and I’ll be going through all grass and brush that could be water logged. The last thing I want to do is buy a top end detector and have it fried due to a downpour.
  8. Hey thanks for posting this. I’m still new to dredging and all of this information is really helpful. Also, thanks for your series on making maps in GIS, I just followed your instructions to generate my first map in Q GIS.
  9. I just ordered up my 8 x 14 so I can be ready for some remote social distancing up on the claim. Thanks again for posting that it was out.
  10. This is great to hear. I’ve just gotten into detecting, and decided on the 24K after doing a lot of research on the company and the technology behind it. The 24K seemed like a good mixture of a machine easier to use for a noob like me, and it was from a company that had been in the business a while. When I’d read the earlier posts I was mistaken into believing that maybe I’d made a wrong choice. While I haven’t found anything with it yet other than iron, lead, and aluminum, I chalk that up to my inexperience, not my machine. Plus some of what I have been finding is absolutely tiny so
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