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  1. So I sent my 17’ coil in to have it checked and after it was connected to the coil test in a few minutes the coil became very unstable and extremely touch sensitive the coil was declared defective and a new 17” replacement coil is shipped and on its way.
  2. Yep, nothing to be afraid of I’ve seen them eating their natural food on an air boat tour in Florida, marshmallows… cuz, well they live in the marsh, lol.
  3. I hesitate posting this because sound quality is so poor I only recorded two short clips both with the 1g nugget. The dirt was too loose to allow slipping the tube all the way in this test adjusted for that is around 8” to 9” deep, I couldn’t pick up the audio from this on my phone even holding the ear buds next to the microphone. the sp01 is clipped to the back of the 6000 connected with a 3” cable and plugging/unplugging the cable toggled between it being just 6000 on speaker or 6000 with sp01 and ear buds, I have a speaker on order for a better test. The 6000 settings are auto+, normal, full volume, 11”mono. Sp01 settings in this clip mode 1, filter1 volume 50%, mode 2 filter 3 produces the loudest targets response. 6000 on speaker 6000 sp01
  4. I did try and take some video the wind was a big problem and I couldn’t really pick up the sound off the ear buds on my phone I’ll order a cheep speaker on Amazon.
  5. I gave this a try just a little way outside Las Vegas south of the city and the EMI was just about impossible using the speaker I could hear both nuggets the 1g and .3g at the same depth, the SP01 ran a little smoother and edged out the speaker alone by a 1/2” roughly on the .3,. the differences under these conditions were small but noticeable I could still hear both targets knowing that they were there but to me this was inconclusive due to the conditions. I’ll try this again one day next week taking a ride out to the Johnnie district where the results are more meaningful, but I think the SP01 will have an edge. I did hang the filter off the back of the 6000, it didn’t make any difference on or off so OK, but again just the background EMI would mask any differences.
  6. I was stuck waiting for the UPS truck all day so no chance to test the 6000 with the SP01, but I have everything ready for tomorrow and sinking this section of pvc at a 45* will allow me to go as deep as 14” and I have a .3 and 1 gram nugget unless there is some other size you want me to test?
  7. Northeast, I’ve never done any comparative testing with the 6000 and the filter, I already had one and after a couple days with it I think target signals were a little tighter. I’d hang the SP01 on my belt and run my ear bud cord (wired Bose sport) inside my shirt and use the 6000’s headphone cord with an adaptor to connect the SP01. The 6000 cord for the headphones is long enough I didn’t have a problem and direct connected signal seemed clean without lag? When I get a chance I’ll drive a little way out in the desert and test a nugget, I’ve got a long masonry bit I think will work to drill a diagonal hole for some 1/2” pvc deep enough to see a difference. Not promising any great video, but I’ll give it a shot with and without on a couple small nuggets. I got out of the habit of using it though, couple times I’d accidentally left it on packing and found a dead battery starting my day… no big deal I just didn’t have it. The 6000 is so light and easy I’ve gotten lazy I’ll probably start using it again, my last couple hunts have been fruitless.
  8. I’ve hung the SP01 connected with a 3” cable to the side of the aftermarket fabric cover and directly connected the 6000’s headphones hardwired into the SP01 that actually worked with no lag or interference from the SP01.
  9. I’ve run the sp1 a couple different ways, first with a ll blue tooth feeding the SP1 and the ll Bluetooth I was using I think made the 6000 a little more noisy. The setup I like the best except I’m tethered to a cord is using the supplied 6000’s headphone cord into the SP1 hooked to my belt and Bose sport ear buds. The hardwire Bose earbuds are out of production and last time I checked going for a couple hundred used the apple version works but the android jack configuration I think is better? This cord arrangement really isn’t that bad, plenty of room to set the detector down and recover targets and the cords don’t hang up hunting in the desert anyway, forested areas might be different. Charging devices is a even trade off SP1 instead of the 6000’s headphones, but more control of the audio output with the signal enhancer.
  10. The polished window has more the look from a fairly high amount of iron rather than iron nickel flakes (veins/threads) like found in meteorites, I don’t see any chondrites or evidence of fusion crust. I don’t think they hit the ground hot enough to fuse sand to the outside atmospheric action called ram pressure briefly melts the crust the interior remains cool the meteorites terminal velocity reduces the approach speed to a period of dark flight prior to impacting earth.
  11. It looks like a rock as has been said, it is difficult to see metal as you point out if it is there in the pictures in order to have a good chance of accurately seeing what is inside you really need to polish the window you broke out with the hammer. The simplest method use sandpaper starting at around 100grit up to 2500grit will give a mirror finish but the metal flakes will be clear to the eye going up to around 400grit and stand out in the pictures. High amounts of iron will also high polish and reflect back but is harder to see in pictures and doesn’t really resemble iron nickel specks. im a novice at this and there is great variety, but don’t want to suggest my opinion is anything other than that just it lacks the qualities that have been shared with me, but you will learn a lot testing you find and who knows? here’s a window into gold basin meteorites the metal flakes photograph easily.
  12. Chuck, ha ha I was going to put the keys in but didn’t want to give up your spot so, cats out of the bag now… luckily my Ah’em artwork looks about as much as any one stream as a persons imagination will allow, but generosity’s appreciated. Plus, I misspelled Haskell I only used 1 (L) so your spot is probably still a secret. I’m doing pretty good, the dogs not limping, lol I hope that’s not slang for something sorry don’t want to offend anyone here. I decided not to give her aspirin although it would have saved me $150, we took her to the vet got some pain and anti inflammatory in a couple days she was fine. God forbid anything should happen to that dog my vet has the keys to my bank account.
  13. The FBI, lol… telling a lie to make a profit, that’s never happened.
  14. My 17” 6000 coil is touch sensitive, it was amazing at first running very stable then one day it was touchy. I tried different ways of wrapping the coil wire and it seemed to help at first but now it’s worse and last time out I couldn’t use it every time the coil even gently touched the ground it would sound off, no problem with the other two.
  15. Thanks, it has been in the trash bin a couple times all of them have, lol.
  16. Jim and 350, thank you for the compliments, I began ceramics in 1969 in high school with no particular affinity that I could identify. In college I took it again with a more positive outcome. I lived near the school and before long the professor gave me my own set of keys to the classroom and kilns, I’d often run the firings on weekends and at night. the first picture was taken at the makers fair in Alameda, I was asked to come out to give throwing demonstrations, the second picture is a lidded jar, I’d had a very good firing at least 15 years back I was showing off a 1 in a thousand glaze result and intended as a compliment my friend remarked it would be beautiful with flowers in it, I laughed and said “I didn’t need flowers” from there on out began making them flowers included.
  17. It is whimsical and ATM a little beyond my control any other way, for the good or bad it’s not important at this stage so not insulting in the least, I appreciate the critique and agree. It took me a long time and lots of practice learning ceramics, this is no different I don’t think. just a couple during fabrication.
  18. I’m more of a craftsman making ceramics, I’ve been doing it a long time more so after retiring, lol hobbies are my job now I guess. I moved over two years ago but still have not set up a ceramic studio to work in. When I began metal detecting I’d made a plan to paint some of the things I see, rocks, landscape… pretty basic. I’d never painted on canvas before I’m not a painter, but without the studio something to try maybe now is a good time to learn? I did the first one a view of Vegas from the desert to the south, the second attempt a morning sunrise at gold basin and the one I’m working on now is my 3rd try I’ve repainted a half dozen times, I experiment and then wind up sanding the canvas. This is from a picture I took 8 years ago it’s a view up Haskel Creek, WSPA 2 in Sierra county, Ca where the dirt road cuts across the dry creek. It’s got a ways to go and amateurish at best but I’m learning. anyone else?
  19. Jason, thanks for the help, lithium sounds like one of those things we can walk over not knowing it’s there and not feel to bad about it then, lol no pun intended. Geology is really where I still feel very deficient I think I’m getting better at seeing some indicators but only the basics really, there’s a lot of rocks in real life that I can’t tell apart and probably most other things other than gold and meteorites that are obvious. Some of the various jades I know a little about, but in our prospecting areas thinking about it gold is obviously pretty easy to identify, most of the other commercially valuable commodities I’m more likely to not know what I have.
  20. He is very dependable at least to the point of showing up every year for as long as I can remember and you seldom see his mood change… private stash.
  21. Wandering down rabbit holes and stumble into the lightest metal, lol seemed easy pickings for the 6000, ha ha with the side benefit of an overall better mood from casual exposures below those required to make explosives. I also read there is evidence it may disrupt the brains chemical processes that cause Alzheimer’s and while not effective for all still a useful medication for some. And I forget what you call them, but let’s not forget the batteries… rechargeable something? I think it supplied mostly from China? I read someplace there were deposits in the southwest but don’t remember where that was, I need some lithium does it help for memory, probably not I don’t remember. Klunker would know, I have no idea why I believe this and am not suggesting any association or dependence on battery power last I read the Jeep is still fossil fueling but, I believe… we must have a nucular fizamasist here?
  22. Lithium, Can the 6000 find it, hmmm where do you find it. There is a predicted world shortage by 2025, price as of 4/15/22 485,000. Yuan per tonne. Depressing news… I feel both ways about this. Lithium Lithium (pronounced /ˈlɪθiəm/) is the chemical element with atomic number 3, and is represented by the symbol Li. It is a soft alkali metal with a silver-white color. Under standard conditions it is the lightest metal and the least dense solid element. Like all alkali metals lithium is highly reactive, corroding quickly in moist air to form a black tarnish. For this reason lithium metal is typically stored under the cover of oil. When cut open lithium exhibits a metallic luster, but contact with oxygen quickly turns it back to a dull silvery gray color. Lithium in its elemental state is highly flammable. According to theory, lithium was one of the few elements synthesized in the Big Bang. Since its current estimated abundance in the universe is vastly less than that predicted by theory; the processes by which new lithium is created and destroyed, and the true value of its abundance, continue to be active matters of study in astronomy. The nuclei of lithium are relatively fragile: the two stable lithium isotopes found in nature have lower binding energies per nucleon than any other stable compound nuclides, save for the exotic and rare deuterium, and 3He. Though very light in atomic weight, lithium is less common in the solar system than 25 of the first 32 chemical elements. Due to its high reactivity it only appears naturally in the form of compounds. Lithium occurs in a number of pegmatitic minerals, but is also commonly obtained from brines and clays. On a commercial scale, lithium metal is isolated electrolytically from a mixture of lithium chloride and potassium chloride. Trace amounts of lithium are present in the oceans and in some organisms, though the element serves no apparent vital biological function in humans. However, the lithium ion Li+ administered as any of several lithium salts has proved to be useful as a mood stabilizing drug due to neurological effects of the ion in the human body. Lithium and its compounds have several industrial applications, including heat-resistant glass and ceramics, high strength-to-weight alloys used in aircraft, and lithium batteries. Lithium also has important links to nuclear physics. The transmutation of lithium atoms to tritium was the first man-made form of a nuclear fusion reaction, and lithium deuteride serves as a fusion fuel in staged thermonuclear weapons.
  23. If they didn’t find Jacks gold poke you need to have a metal detector party at your claim…
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