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  1. Yes, that type of handle exactly! I have a scoop similar to that..7X15 with a 1.212 inch one piece wooden handle I use at home. I'll look into the handle..Thx!
  2. I bought these headphones and used them in the ocean last week in the Kauai (up to my neck).The dealer is always busy or on a trip so I thought I'd throw this out there to get some feedback. I had a few instances where the audio cut out completely and I jiggled the cord and it came back. My question is, should the end of the headphone cord have an o-ring like a lot of my scuba equipment does? The EQ800 still seems to work fine so I don't believe any water made it's way inside detector. As to my success ..well let's just say I understand why my dealer goes to Cancun for his jewelry hunts and not where I went where the waves are 3,4,5 feet. I quickly looked for beaches with "breakwaters" that you can safely take children to and I did find lots of coins and 1 silver diamond ring..but man, it was still 'surgey' as heck and not easy to lift one foot up to push scoop into sand while keeping your balance! Anyone have any experience in using the EQ in the ocean? I saw online sand scoops with a "cross" handle (like on a small shovel) where when you scoop you can keep the scoop from twisting sideways...thoughts..usage?The scoop handle would have to be a "breakdown" type to be able to pack for air travel. The scoop I took has a straight shaft that easily turns sideways when scooping.
  3. Stev H can move this if it doesn't belong here! That weekend there R no less than 4 outings for gold prospectors! OC49ers(as "guests") of LDMA, Taft Club, Pat Keene's group and where I'll be at Rocky Road (160 acre claim) for Antelope Valley Treasure Club chili cook out. One viewer mentioned he was interested in going out and that he had also joined Taft but had not yet gone on an outing with them. You may look these clubs up and contact them for directions or I can also direct you as I have been out with all of them. This nugget was found on a OC49er claim this year with an EQ800. I will be going back there another time as I am committed to the AV club outing for that weekend.
  4. Gerry, in June you did air tests on all the detectors present at Rye Patch including the just arrived 6000. Your memory is better than mine and you are in contact with lots of detectorists so you may be able to answer the depth question for me? While in Rye Patch in June , Paul, a former student stopped in and showed a pic of a "large" nugget found 30 inches deep with his 7000. The gold pic looked to be 3/4 wide by 1 1/2 inches long and flat. I have seen lots of pics of small gold found with the 6000 because most all gold found is small of course. Just curious about depth on larger pieces if you or anyone has any info ? Failing anyone sharing info I am curious on depth of the EQ800 on say a 3/4 piece of gold since that is what I bought from you. One of your instructors said that weekend that the EQ will detect maybe 14 inches on a "large" piece? I know, I know, a lot depends on density of gold, size, position in ground, ground conditions etc. etc. Seems the 6000 is going to pick up way better on "moderate" gold than the EQ from what I observed at Rye Patch..The EQ didn't "hear" some of the 6000 targets we all saw. I'm just wondering that if I am ever fortunate to swing over a 3/4 or 1 ounce nugget what my chances are of hearing it at what depth? Know you are a buy guy....any chance, downtime you get to answer is appreciated!
  5. KDOCAC..As you can see by reading this topic from 1st page to last, I did learn the machine "pretty well", but by no means an expert! I t was really beneficial to me and when Gerry himself saw me struggling he took my EQ and said, "watch...this is ground noise and this and this..but this is more than likely a target..dig it". It was a target! Also instructive were ground balancing tips and "enabling" all metal for better depth and of course ALL the settings..noise cancel etc. Since you are so far away and the likelihood of you coming West for one of his classes I will share a few tips with you privately when I get a chance. I have been asked by others who live out here in the West for settings and I have encouraged them to take one of his classes. I feel that I would be undercutting him by just posting all his info. Hot rocks..ah yes! Where I prospect in the El Paso mountains there are tons of them! There are ways to have the EQ not detect them and I know how to do that, BUT, I have to make sure that I don't delete "valid" targets also...so for now since I am anxious to find gold I haven't spent a lot of time playing with that, Maybe others will reply but I bet you would delete gold also if you delete some hot rocks. I suggest you go to Steve's "tips" of detecting for gold and read it carefully. Later I will PM you some tips also. Good luck...PS:one tip right off the bat is get the 6 inch DD coil to use for gold if you don't have it already have it.
  6. I wish to clarify some info I posted about a comparison of the EQ800 and the 6000 at Rye Patch in June. This was the 1st time out for the 6000 and everyone was "learning" in the field. When a target was found we all would swing over it and I made a comment that the 6000 did not hear some targets that the EQ800 did. This was true, however, Gerry's group was learning the detector and the targets NOT heard were so, so small! This comment by me prompted someone to say, "well I guess one detector can't do it all". I want to dispel that notion and say that I think the 6000 can pretty much do it ALMOST all! Were the 6000 not so expensive I would buy one in a "heartbeat...still debating whether to get one or not.
  7. Ridgerunner..see "afresakofnature" about GPX6000! I only said 6000did not detect REALLY TINY gold..
  8. Steve..how to phrase this...would it not have been so "labour intensive " to dry wash those areas after you had verified that many multiple targets were there? I do both..metal detect and dry wash and I have seen detectorists spend hours and hours shoveling (similar to scrapping) and throwing the shovelfuls on the ground where they then spend more time metal detecting the same dirt! My shovelfuls go right into a properly set up dry washer... I spend way less time than they do and I don't "lose" gold as they (the double workers) say I do! Plus of course I detect "tailings. However if I were in someplace with "killer" targets like Alaska instead of SoCal with only a few..really really FEW targets I can see why someone would be enticed to just detect only! Thoughts?
  9. Steve..what part of Alaska did you prospect in..any tips? Not asking for GPS location, just some general info.
  10. RV.. I've already asked what my price would be with military discount!!
  11. Ridge Runner et all, one last comment, that is I read one comment saying "one machine can't do it all". The 6000 did not pick up on the tiniest gold but did a great job on a little larger gold. If someone wants to take the time to actually weigh gold and then record what machine detected what, then you would have some definitive results. The 6000 will detect at depth pieces the EQ800 won't and the EQ will pick up very very small gold that the 6000 won't. My question is what depth will a 6000 pick up in comparison to a 7000? So far, I don't have and adequate answer but as data comes in hopefully I will and I can make a decision as to weather the 6000 is a "purchase" for me. Some people commented that they were considering training with Gerry with their EQ. I think it is beneficial and you can see in the field what all the detectors present sound like over the target before digging. That's as close to a video as you will get at this time. However, Rye Patch is probably NOT going to have "big" targets to compare (which is what I want to see) only "smaller" sizes. Those of you who dry wash and classify will understand what I'm going to say next about sizes and that is, the 6000 picked up gold in the +12 range and of course +8 range and when we got to +20 the 6000 was "hit-or-miss...sometimes it would pick it up and sometimes not depending on size, density and depth and position of gold (flat on edge etc). The -20 size I never heard the 6000 pick up...but do you really need it to do that? I'm hoping for some posts on size weight and depth for the 6000 (hint Purple) so I can compare to a 7000. The 6000 is so much lighter better balanced that if it can compete (somewhat) with a 7000 I would consider it.
  12. Question please. I saw the 6000 air tested with "large to tiny" gold and saw it find small gold in the field. That day no "larger" gold was found and I'm curious how deep your finds were? I am considering a 6000 and have not yet seen any deep finds. I have seen a picture "large flat" piece of gold found 3 feet deep with the 7000. what are your findings on depth so far?
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