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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 on you Norm. I hope you are up and out and about quickly πŸ™‚ Dave
  2. 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.
  3. 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 goes 0.03g πŸ™‚
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. What a stunning speci Lunk. I have never found one that looks like that.
  9. 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.
  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. Steve, the same guy that told me about these new coils also said that has been taken care of ☺️
  12. One of the coils in the ad on the Nugget Finder site is a 12". I suspect I will be getting one of those.
  13. 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™‚
  14. Hey Bill. Mate I`m not your weight yet but I`m certainly on my way to getting there. These photos were taken a few years ago and I`ve put on a fair bit of weight since then. I may have a solution that will work for you. I have no idea about Minelab harnesses because the last time I wore one was when the SD 2200 came out. I wore it for about three hours on the first day and since then every detector I have resold the harness was un used. Years ago I happened to score a out of date confined space recovery harness. This thing came with leg straps because it was, well, a recovery harness, but I didn`t need those so I cut them off, and I`ve now been wearing this same harness since the GP3000 came out. The beauty of this thing is it only has the one buckle across the chest. I have always found this harness very comfortable, just above the chest strap are metal rings that join the harness together and I use one of them to connect the bungy for the 7000 and this harness takes the weight of the 7000 no problem. This harness carries everything I might need for the day, the black pouch on my left shoulder has a WM12 in it but I now run twin shoulder mounted WM12`s. On my left hip is a pouch that carried the GPX battery but now carries a snake bandage, fly net and stuff like that. Oh, and in those photos I was recovering a point oner. Dave
  15. I realize this is way off topic and will probably disappear soon, but have any of our members seen it when it`s on fire? Apparently in 2020 if all conditions are exactly right it will be visible at sunset from 19th to 22nd February for about 10 minutes. Sorry Steve, but did you notice how I worked "gold" into the title? πŸ™‚ http://www.bonjourbecky.com/firefall/
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