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  1. I was was only responding to the statement that it was called having a "fragile frame". Try that test with a GB.
  2. http://www.xpmetaldetectorsamericas.com/deus-user-videos/xp-deus-durability-test
  3. I have a GB2 and a Deus,I too prefer the GB for prospecting but I don't feel the Deus has a fragile frame, if fact IMO its stronger than the GB2 frame altho its more flexible
  4. Since the f75 and the GB Pro have enough sensitivity to detect grain sized gold maybe the Sun Day probe would too when used on those detectors Oops I forgot To use a period
  5. IMO The Falcon would not have the depth. The Sunray work off of the detector electronics of the detector so it should have decent depth but may not be sensitive enough on small pieces.
  6. Has anyone tried using a Sunray probe for small nugget hunting? It seems to me that a sunray probe attatched to shaft of a GB Pro or a F75 would work great in places where a larger coil would be too big, like in cracks and around rocks. Since the Sunray workes off of the detectors control box it should have good depth and sensitivity.
  7. I can still use a vlf (GB 2 hip mounted) all day, at almost 80 yrs old i can't even lift a SD or a GP any more. LOL
  8. I noticed that the battery was only good for four hours, it must use a different batt pac than the other TDIs and many users would need two to hunt all day
  9. I assume that ML, Coiltec, ML and Nuggetfinder coils will work on it ??????
  10. Yea , mine works that way, but the F75 coil doesn't work on the GB P, it kinda works but won't ground balance.
  11. In gold wt. that's 7 ounces. Chris is right look like Rye Patch chevron gold, but I never heard of any that big from there. Wonder if its placer gold
  12. I had tried this a few years ago without much success but couldn't remember why. Today tried my 5"GB Pro coil on my f75 and it seemed to work ok, but when I put the f75 6" elliptical on the GB Pro it wouldn't ground balance. It may be my dirt, the ground phase reads,97,and that's what the gb reads also, if I manually GB up to 99.9 it is still out of bal. After doing this I now remember why it didn't work and I think it was the same for the larger coils also.
  13. I like Black Widows for my old ears, they are the only phones that worked for me without a enhancer on the older Minelabs.
  14. Steve ; I agree. If I absolutely had to find a PIECE of gold in a short period of time I would grab my GB2. Wouldn't even think about it..
  15. I started detecting seriously for nuggets in 1983 with a Garret Groundhog and found quite a bit then switched to the original Gold Bug when it came out and my nugget finds went way up. Moved up to the 2100 and continued to find nuggets, BUT I think I have found more wt . over the years with the GB & GB2 than with the M.L.s, not because the GB is better, but because there was a lot more gold to find back then and a lot of shallow gold. Wish that I would have kept a record of my finds with the various detectors.
  16. The salt and vinegar mixture works extra well if some small gold flakes are added to the solution, enough to polish the specimen. I use it to shine up dull nuggets. About 1/4 oz of small gold for a 1 dwt up to 1oz. nugget or so. It also shines up the flakes.
  17. Can you attach the blue handle in a way that it would work automatic with the rocking?
  18. I have had some success using ammonia, it will also kill HF acid
  19. WTG Great find. A year ago last summer I was detecting a 1900 ish town dump and found a 7 dwt gold nugget, what a surprise, didn't expect to find a nugget there.
  20. Since it was found near the Red Cloud mine it probably contains some silver. I believe that was a silver mine. I detected a large piece of galena yesterday in the Plomosa district east of Quartzite, theres a lot of it out there and it sounds off good on a VLF, but I don't think it contains silver, mostly lead, It sure loads up a sluice box.
  21. Chris; Are you planning to be In Quartzsite for the Gold Show in Feb this ? Hobo
  22. Its ok ,a VLF and a PI can't mate, if they could maybe we could get a hybred.
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