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phoenix last won the day on August 28 2019

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    GPZ 7000 SDC2300

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  1. Good photos Mitchel. I love the look of the country you get to detect in over there. I read about that comet but we don`t get to see this one in the southern hemisphere 😞 and well done getting a bit of gold.
  2. Just recently I have re aquired a interest in using the 19" coil on the 7000. I was at a spot yesterday which was known for big gold in the early days of detecting. Years ago I met a guy at this spot that told me he got a 60 ouncer there with a SD2000. Yesterday I was using JP`s deep gold settings and got this piece on the surface. I moved it on the very first light scrape and the only reason I got it was because the sweet spot of the coil happened to go over it. When I changed over to High Yield I could hear it pretty clearly. Now I want to find the exact opposite to this piece. This one go
  3. Hey Mitchel. It looks like a natural copper nugget to me. These are two Michigan natural copper nuggets I bought a few years ago and the smaller of the 2 has that same green tinge all over it. Dave
  4. I have never considered taping the batteries, it never occured to me, and that will definately work, but this way has always worked for me. I cut a couple of strips out of a plastic drink bottle, and this solves the problem fine. Dave
  5. I am in shock. I never knew Fred but it was obvious from his posts that he was a very decent bloke. My condolences to his family and friends.
  6. hey jasong. yeh the guy I know that tested the coil in Bendigo said that they are thinner and lighter than the stock 14". He also said that the chip problem has been resolved, but whether that means they don`t need a chip, or they are going to be fitted with a Minelab chip or there is some other solution, I have no idea. I hope the chip problem has been resolved, that`s the only way I`ll buy one.
  7. What a stunning speci Lunk. I have never found one that looks like that.
  8. I think the sky is the limit. Some of the amazing coil designs we have see in the last couple of years, I imagine it won`t end where coil design is now.
  9. I`ve change my wish list. 12'' round and as JP suggested 17 or 18" round.
  10. I bought this one a few months ago and for 8 AUD they`re not bad. On a 2.8 gram nugget they are spot on and on a 4 ounce weight they are out 0.4gram https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Electronic-Pocket-Mini-Digital-Gold-Jewellery-Weighing-Scales-0-01G-to-200-Grams/183677486390?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
  11. Around my way I have been astounded at the amazing depth I have been able to get with the 7000 on pieces up to about 1 gram, but have not had a great deal of success getting bigger pieces, so my first choice for another coil will be a 11 or 12'' round. Even though I haven`t done real well with the 19", if the smaller coil is a winner for me I will probably get a 20 or 22" if one or the other is available.
  12. Steve thanks for that. I have always been convinced that in the early days Minelab said there would be a 20'' and 11'' and for all the looking I did I was never able to find where I read it.
  13. Steve, the same guy that told me about these new coils also said that has been taken care of ☺️
  14. One of the coils in the ad on the Nugget Finder site is a 12". I suspect I will be getting one of those.
  15. I spoke to a guy about 4 or 5 months ago that has used one of these coils and he said it worked really well. I`ve been dying to say something on the forum but couldn`t. I`m glad to see they have finally been announced πŸ™‚
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