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Ringmoney last won the day on October 1 2016

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  1. I disagree, all my gold prospecting is done in rivers, if it is not submersible it is no use to me.
  2. I have plenty of pickers that have came up with minus figures, but saying that a lot of them have iron oxides coted on them. All of hunting is done in streams on bedrock, and as a result the bedrock can mask the target and result in lower minus VDI's. In fact I have found pickers that came up at -9. When I get a -9 VDI, I check the target in pinpoint, if I get a positive pinpoint I will dig and 9 times out of 10 it will be a picker. if I get a "null" in pinpoint, with experience I leave it be.
  3. The 800 of course, no prospecting mode on the 600. Lol you didn't see the others, the head of a 11kg pneumatic calking gun blew off and mashed them up against a stainless blade. On my knees with the pain for about 30min with the pain before I could even look at them, sore is not the word.
  4. There has being a lot of speculation about this nugget. For starters Lee Palmer was not the supposed finder, and it conveniently came to light with the release of Lee Palmers new book "Gold occurrences in the UK"???? Apart from that, there has no providence supplied that proves it was found in Scotland. As for the biggest in the UK, there is historic reports of a 2lb nugget found back in the day.
  5. I have had quite a few since, lost count actually. Since I finally gave in and got me a Nox, my find rate has gone through the roof over my Tdi. Here is my biggest so far.
  6. Don't quote me on the exact figures but if the battery was 14v like on the Pro it will draw around 0.5A but the nimh battery is only 9.6v so the draw would be around 0.3A. The internal resistance of the machine does not change so if a lower voltage is applied, the current draw will be smaller according to the law of physics V=IR.
  7. The compression of the scale is the sole reason I did not buy an Equinox, I am not holding my breath either hoping Minelab will address the problem. I am afraid its the way it is and it wont be fixed. I don't see the point in buying a multifrequency machine and then having to hunt in 5khz, might as well use what I have all ready. We asked for years to have the lower portion in the combine screen on the CTX to be split, only to fall on deaf ears.
  8. Recent UK 5p and 10p coins are clad iron, if you reject iron you will them also along with modern iron clad 1p and 2p coins.
  9. No they should of made the decision on the laws of physics/ergonomics. The S type with separate handle is best ergonomically over the straight or classic s types, and its not just my opinion, its fact. I know weight distribution can make any shaft design feel unbalanced and thus un-ergonomic, but why not just start out with the proven design in the first place???
  10. Exactly what I said its all about aesthetics these days and not ergonomics.
  11. I guess Minelab don't read all posts after all. http://www.detectorprospector.com/forum/topic/1564-what-type-of-metal-detector-shaft-design-do-you-prefer/
  12. Why only compare it to other waterproof detectors? Why not compare it to, lets say the X-Terra? Its totally beyond me why Minelab took a step backwards by putting a straight shaft on the Equinox when they all had the perfect design? In all fairness how much extra would it cost to put a pair of bends in the middle shaft. Its all about aesthetics these days and not ergonomics. They, at least could have made the middle shaft interchangeable with X-Terra middle shaft, bet the sales of X-Terra middles would have gone through the roof.
  13. Yes but they are not gold miners?? wait a minute is Todd a gold miner lol
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