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Everything posted by Norvic

  1. A selection from the golden nineties. Largest (1.72kg) was sun-baking wedged in a small dry waterfall in a dry gully, could`ve been found with a BFO or eyes looking in the right spot. Has been displayed on this 4M before.
  2. Good stuff, I will be participating and if they can get me more gold then the Xs are/have, why not. Just one wee concern, remember NF were said to be trialling a SDC coil back awhile, it hasn`t eventuated, Coiltek beat them. Ah competition brings advancement and Xcitement to this old codger.
  3. Hmm this is the same findings most of us who are using X coils on the GPZ7000 have found, they stand out in performance over the standard coils. All Z Xcoil users I communicate use them exclusively simply because of this superior performance. Like Reg experience over many years using many different brand, technologies of detectors plus coil sizes and different coil brands, we know what we are on about, tis simply just about getting gold.
  4. Righto, I`ve freehanded NZ in, tis that red patch with the gully across the middle just west of Cairns. About the average size of a NQ patch...………….JW the devil made me do it...………...see you at the cricket😉
  5. So very true Phrunt, I am not reviewing a product again on DP, I took a breather reviewed my and other X coil reviews and asked myself why bother, just be an early bird and get the worm. Selfish that attitude may be especially as I believe the majority gain from such reviews.
  6. I`d sell you one but you`ll have to pay my daughter in laws inflated price, she has claimed it since its been modded into probably the worlds only ergonomic SDC. There you are ML an old blind, deaf & unedumacated ex SH Engineer can make one ergonomic that also doesn`t cut out whenever it gets a bump, why can`t you...……………….😈
  7. Yes I did get a 11" round Coiltek for the SDC and reviewed its performance alongside the 10"X on the Z, in another DP thread. Basically I stated they are similar in performance if the X coil is run in conservative settings and thus compares to the 11" Coiltek in "ease of use" but however if one cranks the Z up with the X coil it kills the SDC, but the fair comparison is operating them both at the same "ease of use" settings which is how ML made the SDC to operate at. No doubt for me I`ll go with the Z + 10"X if I need a smaller coil combo because I am prepared to run at cranked up settings, especially in fixed GB which makes the Z Xtra Magic.
  8. Z2 which must be getting close will answer our concerns on this topic but until then, like Coota…….. X Does it for me.
  9. Often wondered about all that copper in the coil cable, from the external cable wound round shaft, whether on PIs or VLFs if not fixed properly the movement would cause falsing. Thus if it`s fixed and not allowed to move in relation to the coil why not lower down connectors too? We often are blinded by blinkers and then a bit of thinking outside the box can simplify something, I`ll be following your performance tests keenly. Many thanks for sharing this with us.
  10. Aie same diff here downunder should be 40C and storms building up not 29C and clear as.
  11. Buh who knows the go with ML, perhaps is as Steve has stated or alternatively maybe they just have`t the expertise to make coils. Their commanders for the Xs were top coils, but the flat/spiral wound coils of the aftermarket fellows put them to rest as now the X`s on the Z. No doubt ML lead the world in detectors, I don`t think we can say that about their coils. If there is some truth in in our suspicions then that perhaps explains their chip in the Zs cable, if that wasn`t there I have no doubt there would not be many ML coils being used on the Z as is so for the GPXs.
  12. Aie a lightweight SDC would be the go, but I suspect if ML was so inclined a lightweight, no frills Z with a small coil would be the better go, the X 10" on the Z set in conservative settings is a SDC competitor in both quietness and sensitivity, crank it up to Steves Insane Settings and put up with a wee noisy machine and it kills the SDC in both size and depth . Now how we can get ML to become "inclined" is the golden question?
  13. Hot rocks, nah not 2-3 feet, 6 inches yes, the 10" conventional wound seems to be the most sensitive to hot rocks but that is norm for a small coil which is extremely sensitive to gold as well, some pieces of such smallness and depth it is mind blowing to see. But Davegolds on the money with his Hot Rocks...…….they are remarkable producing coils.
  14. I have just come out of a magic winter season with the 10,12,15 X coils, I have not used my ML14 or 19 since putting them on. The X coils have made the Magic GPZ7000 a super magic detector. No teething problems, make patch lead, fit and dig gold. How good is that??? Can only say it doesn`t get any better...……...or does it. What will the X coils evolve into ????????? I have no connection to X coil, or to Davsgold except as a customer, top coils, top service and express freight.
  15. Not "beating about the bush" just going by my experience, give the KISS method of GBing the Z a consideration, simply do not use the QT button or the ferrite. Let the Zs very capable and advanced ground balance in either auto or semi have its head. Unscientific simple and it works a charm for me. When I initially put the 3 diff sized X coils on the Z I did not change a setting except found I could use normal over difficult more.
  16. That is my understanding from following this concern also, the matter has already been addressed with a replacement offer.
  17. Going back over the PI years, I believe it isn`t just a maybe, ML just are not good at making coils, whatever held them back in that department 20 plus years ago still is, cannot be skill has to be simply their attitude. I can understand them not letting a product out that they believe isn`t "up to scratch", but that`s just an excuse, as no product has been made that some think is not up to scratch. The GPZ being a fine example, how many have tried it and gone back to the Xs. Steve your opinion is gold on here, and I am sure that`s not just my opinion.
  18. The heats a few months away down here, but having been given the heads up will monitor carefully. Thank you for that Andyy & Jasong..
  19. Maybe even that law is not a certainty, found very productive slope patches with indicator to them being a small nugget in the top 6" layer of 3ft deep sand in creeks, tis dynamic influenced by weather, animal movement (especially relatively recent erosion via cattle movement) etc etc buh whatever. Horse trails through 6ft high grass pushing coil ahead, very little swinging, linear detecting at a pace buh I give up trying to figure it out.
  20. On ya Trent, come on Nurse Paul that`ll stop ya yankin about.
  21. Wow, one retiree refired big time. Makes you shake just thinking of it, imagine digging it...…….
  22. We certainly don`t nor ever will have the whole story. Go the full circle, forget the rules, the geology, the theories, they are mans...………..Tis where tis. On ya JW, may you continue to do ZXin good.
  23. Yeah, he`s confirmed he`s an OZ. Hey, JW is it time the lad was transported to Tasmania????
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