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  1. 16 hours ago, Ridge Runner said:

    Back when D Tex said their detector could detect a dollar bill because the ink having metal in it.

    At that time I was swinging a White's BFO detector.


    I was in Oklahoma around 196?  and Bill Mahan was demostrating the paper money detecting ability of his D Tex detectors. They did produce a weak signal at very close distance, not sure if it was the paper money or the BS that was detected. I was also using  a Whites BFO at that time

  2. 2 hours ago, Ridge Runner said:

    I too think that Minelab detectors has been higher than a cats back. Now you take the guy that is out there finding gold everyday he too will say the same. The difference is he's finding gold and you and I keep coming up short..

    For what I've spent on detectors I could own about two of the 7000 but my trouble is I don't live in gold country. Again Minelab is too high in price but put me downunder and I won't ,leave home without my 7000.

    Good thing about all of this is I can buy what I want and in the ;past I've done it. My first Minelab was 17000 next Extreme next 3500 next 4500 next 2300 but now I own none.. I didn't list the Minelab Coin detectors I've had.but still have one. Of all things it's a GO Find 60.


    I don't feel that I have come up short and I do own a ML and have done well with them, since the first 2100, I just think they are way too heavy and over priced.


  3. 2 hours ago, Ridge Runner said:

    Minelab just as well take on all or most detector companies being so many now can hold data in one way are another.

    When Minelab drop the price of their high end detectors it said that sales how to be down. By doing it that gave then a shot in the arm that was in bad needed.

    I myself think Minelab is a great detector company but I do believe by going after another great detector company could hurt them more than time can heal.


    Although I believe ML makes a good heavyweight detector, I think  they are a rip off  and unscrupulous company.JMPO

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  4. 9 hours ago, Dingo Qld said:

    Check out what gold has been found with a Minelab GPX 4500 compared to a Garrett ATX you may change your mind very quickly to a Minelab GPX.      Happy Hunting!

    I don't own either one, but there are a LOTS more 4500s out there than there are ATXs. Thats not a fair comparison, even tho the  4500 is probably a better detector.


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  5. 22 hours ago, Ridge Runner said:


    As time goes by you will need to lower the weight of that nugget you wish to carry out of the hills. Then another problem comes up and that's you can't climb the hill anymore. But until then us give them all we got looking for that big one.

    You think this nugget is big you should seen the one that got away. That's my line I'm going to say.


    A time goes on, you have fêwer years left , so you can get by with a smaller nugget

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  6. 16 hours ago, guillaume world said:

    Hobo have you tried it already ?


    No, I have not tried that one, but those type of "dowsing rods" have been around for quite a wlile and I have seen a lot of guys using and demonstrating them, have never seen anyoe find any thing wth em. 2 bent metal ctothes hangers work as well and. and lot cheaper. Buy a good dedicated gold detector from Steves list http://www.detectorprospector.com/gold-prospecting-guides/steve-guide-gold-nugget-detectors.htm.    MO

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