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  1. brogansown

    Chinese Opium Tins, What Do They Say?

    Mitchel, Thank you very much. Her interpretation makes the tin much more interesting. Gary
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    Chinese Opium Tins, What Do They Say?

    Mitchel, Attached is lid in close-up. Sure do appreciate your wife's help with the Chinese items. Gary
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    Chinese Opium Tins, What Do They Say?

    Gerry, Attached is one of my tins (actually copper or bronze) that is complete and is 3 & 3/4 inches tall. I always thought they were opium tins, but maybe tea is correct, although pounds of tea would have been consumed, not ounces such as these could hold. As you know they are everywhere in the gold fields. And I do have some small opium vials found years ago in our area. Gary
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    GP 3000 Vs GPZ 7000

    Can't answer the original question as I don't have the 7000, but I also took my GP 3000 out after three years of it laying idle and within 15 minutes in overworked ground, got a half gram nugget. It was very stable despite some mineralization and hot rocks and sensitive (got a bunch of shotgun pellets and tiny tacks too). I was using the 14 inch oval mono and used the left edge to pinpoint the nugget. It is easy to forget how good this machine really is after using the 4500 and the Gold Bug 2 for three years. Think I'll be using it a lot this summer.
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    A Couple Of Tiddlers For The Zed

    JW just proved that there is more fun in the journey than in the destination! Good job.
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    Gold Monster 1000 Nuggets

    Thanks Gerry, I was using the 5 inch coil for the nuggets shown, but have also used the large coil. I am using Mike's Gold Monster while my Fisher GB-2 is in for repairs. (It is back as of today, but of course the season is over now.) It is probably true that I was pushing the sensitivity on the small coil and that could have been my problem. I was able to learn which signals to ignore and by going a little slower was able to pretty much solve the problem. Thanks to all the forum member's comments and help. Sure, use the photo as you need. Looking forward to getting out with you again. Your friend, Gary
  7. We were out a couple of days ago and detected these nuggets with the GM 1000. Temperatures were right at 32 degrees and the ground was wet and slightly frozen in a few places. One of the guys got a 6 gram nugget. My Gold Bug 2 is in for repair, so I was using the Gold Monster. It is more sensitive than the GB 2, but certainly more difficult to handle. The signals are not as friendly and the chirps on every blade of grass is annoying. But you can get gold with the Monster.
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    Using Old Headphones On GM 1000

    This is my last post on this subject I promise. Got everything plugged in at home and yes the Koss does work on the Gold Monster.
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    Using Old Headphones On GM 1000

    Must have been another pair of headphones-the Koss' didn't work today. Found 4 small nuggets though.
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    Using Old Headphones On GM 1000

    My Koss headphones work fine on the Monster.
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    First Winter Storm

    Winter is rapidly closing in on us here in Oregon, although we have been finding a few small pieces lately. We expect to get in a few more short day trips after the morning thaw before we are force to quit for the season. Sent my Gold Bug 2 off for much needed repair yesterday, but have a Gold Monster and the 4500 hanging in the basement. We'll mostly just talk and dream about how great it will be next spring.
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    Minelab Fix For The GM 1000

    My friend did send the defective 10 inch coil back and Minelab returned a brand new one. Haven't had time to try it yet though.
  13. Thanks Steve. I'm aware of the three coil sizes you mentioned, but was hoping that other sizes were out there somewhere. In a former life, I would have wound my own, but not having the schematic rules that out. We are having good success with the 6.5 inch and thought an eight inch would bridge the gap by going a little deeper. Gary
  14. The six inch coil for the Gold Bug 2 is working great and we find a few with the 10 inch, but we wonder if there is an 8 inch coil available somewhere for the Gold Bug. In several locations in our hunt area, an additional inch of depth would open up a whole new world of small nuggets. Just asking and hoping competing vendors' coils might work on the Fisher.
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    Jeff Williams Video

    Way too corny for me. The drivel to knowledge ratio is just too much.