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DDancer last won the day on March 23 2017

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About DDancer

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  • Location:
    Back in the USA working for a living
  • Interests:
    Pretty much anything with a lead on science~ Rocks and minerals, Prospecting primarily detecting and pans, travel.
    I work as an Aviation Electronics Technician and appreciate insightful conversation.
  • Gear Used:
    For gold :GPZ7000 current For coin: EQ600

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  1. DDancer


    Having prospected several times over the years in WA and your being new to it I suggest waiting till next April thru August and look into taking a gold tour out of Kalgoorie. That time frame is the typical "Gold Season" as the deserts are mild at that time of year. There are several outfits that do tours and some have detector hires available. You'll need your own vehicle and a couple of weeks off but its a good way to gain a bit of experience prospecting in Australia. If you decide to give it an additional go, a good way to meet friends and have a go on your own later on. Kal is about 8 hours strait drive from Perth and in the heart of the WA gold fields. Lots of interesting stuff to see on the way out as well. Until next gold season read up on prospecting and prospectors in WA. Loads of information on it in the net and at the library. Get a good detector for the parks there in Perth and get some practice in 😉 Lot of lost kangaroo's and abo's to find while you wait. Also you might want to check out this old thread authored by Fred Mason. Lots of pictures and some info on the gold fields.
  2. So classification down to 1/2 inch wet may increase processing I'm guessing. Elimination of material below that would impact separation and self cleaning capability of the material especially with clays. I understand it depends on the media so thats a supposition. Interesting. How do you determine its time to clean out the con's? I take it your diaphragm is a heavy mil abs plastic. No I'm not looking to make one just understand the one your making. Kinda reminds me of a dry blower without the air 😉
  3. Thats quite and accomplishment Jim, both the machine and the patent. Roughly how much material does it process in an hour?
  4. Gold bug does good work for a coin shooter if you have the patience. Never used a GB2 though so I find it interesting. Seeing that buff was a suprise outside of the US. Never fails to surprise me what a simple switch can do for some detectors.
  5. DDancer

    Lord Of The Rings!

    That's one very fun trip in my book 🙂 Thanks for sharing it. I'll be interested to see how you go in the summer when you and your family revisit it. Luck to ya!
  6. DDancer

    A Round Whatzit

    Thanks for that. Hate to say it but its got me stumped too.
  7. DDancer

    A Round Whatzit

    You say it weighs 17 grams dirty, what are its dimensions... maybe you could put a coin or something in for scale.
  8. DDancer

    Minelab Equinox Update Released

    A member at this forum suggests using XP compatibility for service pack 2 if your having problems. Here's the link : http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/equinox/587761-equinox-not-recognised.html
  9. DDancer

    Minelab Equinox Update Released

    Hrm, why not. One of my biggest irritations is the depth gauge. It seems to like to change depending on where I set up at.
  10. I've always had my best results with moderately damp soil. I feel it helps with halo effect for deep objects and improves soil conductivity. I base my thoughts on many hunts on previously hunted ground at different times of the year. Usually a day or two after rain storms seems to be a kicker for me.
  11. DDancer

    A Real Whatzit

    I'm inclined to agree with Fred, a change dispenser part. Odd lay out for the seperator plates... here are some google images : https://www.google.com/search?q=vintage+coin+dispenser&sa=X&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ved=2ahUKEwjNhZKsmJ_dAhVs04MKHQYDDKEQsAR6BAgGEAE&biw=1366&bih=670
  12. DDancer

    Help Iding Maybe

    That too. I think its safe to say it belongs to a watch.
  13. DDancer

    Help Iding Maybe

    A watch fob is my thought as well. The swing arm would have been used to hook a button and the hole would have been where the chain attached. Good find.
  14. DDancer

    Unexpected Find

    Looks like you have some nice quartz clusters there. As to phenakite here is a link : https://www.minerals.net/mineral/phenakite.aspx Neat stuff hides in the oddest places.