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    GPZ 7000 14/19/Xcoil 15x10, SDC 2300, GPX 5000, CTX 3030, Explorer SE Pro, Etrac, Gold Bug Pro, White's 6000 DI Pro and the Equinox 800 6/11/15

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  1. That is a good hunt after so long with nothing. I'm in a gold slump too and have been watching for the right moments but when I get out there just aren't the patches I would like to see. Most all of the beach hunters I know are a bit starved for the good stuff.
  2. Minelab has posted a link which shows that the GPX 6000 is being used in a Netflix series. It also states there are other amazing detectors. What could they be? Have you heard? Pirate Gold of Adak Island starts streaming on Netflix on June 29th. Will this expert team unearth legendary pirate treasure? Follow the hunt for buried gold amid the harsh Alaskan wilderness in this documentary series. Minelab is excited to see the GPX 6000 in action...along with some other amazing detectors. https://minelabmetaldetectors.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/j/CECC249E62AEC10B2540EF23F30FEDED/DB0BCE1DBD546B193FEC1D8A50AFD3BD?alternativeLink=False
  3. Good travels no matter the result. Few flies in the forecast. Get an extended stay! Mitchel
  4. Adam, Congratulations on that trip. You are a great guy and deserve it. Those are some fantastic pieces. I hope you don't have to sell them to any old gold buyer and people you know will buy them from you. I wish I had bought more nuggets found by friends over the years. You've written it up well and that is a job all by itself. Thanks for that too. You put us on some great past producing ground around Bendigo but it had already been cleaned before us. I hope you get a chance to go back with your 6000. Mitchel
  5. I read this story about Yarnell and did a search here. Strangely only two hits come up for Yarnell. I remember going there for the first time in 2010 to meet Chris Gholson and get my 5000 training. It seems so long ago now. Then came the tragic fire. There isn't much on Steve's forum about it but I know many of you have memories. Would you care to share a few here? https://www.azfamily.com/2022/06/23/yarnell-where-granite-mountain-hotshots-made-their-stand/ Mitchel
  6. Simon, I see workouts, a gym and keto diet in your future! Mitchel
  7. They seem to have a bit different patina but of a common type so I say it was from a collection that could have been stolen? But none are silver so ... Any more guesses?
  8. JR, I missed this posting and I like that they have a new location. I thought I had missed out on an opportunity to get a concentric coil from them but now I'll have to look into it further. My trip times and numbers are very limited now but given the production you and Simon have shown with those coils I could certainly justify a purchase to compliment my 15x10 Spiral Xcoil. You found some nice gold there. Mitchel
  9. Jonathan, Just to test Steve's 'theory' (and Rob's brutal honesty about online, etc.) would you have a son or daughter go into the business of selling detectors? What would you give as their business horizon? I'm sure it would be longer than someone answering the same question here. Mitchel
  10. One of the Meteorite Men, Geoff Notkin has a lot of things up for auction including two of his metal detectors! If you want to see a vast array of meteorites and possibly purchase one at auction go here: https://fineart.ha.com/c/ecatalog.zx?saleNo=8089&ic5=CatalogHome-AucType-PrintedCatalogViewer-071515 I have met Geoff on two or three trips to Tucson Gem and Mineral Show over the years and I've purchased a couple of his books. He is quite a character and quite a nice guy.
  11. It is more than the thought now. I couldn't attach or send pictures from a Chromebook that I have. I still don't know what that is about. Maybe it is the one that has run out of ram or maybe my son changed some settings. Who knows but it is not a forum problem as I once thought.
  12. Gerry, Maybe you and a couple of the other Rye Patch 'old timers' can give some weight to your words. I've made about 20 trips there over the years beginning in 2011 and I'd say I'd be around an ounce or so total gold weight. I remember calling you once about 10 years ago to get some pointers and you gave a few. It took me another 10 years before I took one of your classes. Some of your instructors have found pounds (12 troy oz to a pound) of gold there. They told me and I know others that have found pounds over the years in the 'greater Rye Patch' area. I think Rye Patch proper and the Rye Patch 'placers' could be limited to about 4-5 sections of land. You could probably find a stray nugget or two on lands 3-4 times that size. There were some patches based upon elevation. Some were based upon the ancient lake that was once there. Some had the chevron nuggets and some were associated with dykes. Many were pushed over the years and dry washed and/or detected. I'm not an expert on it but I really like the wide open space of it and I've had more lean days than rich ones but they are all good in my book. Mitchel
  13. It takes some energy to make my beaches pop and we had some recently. We still need more but I thought I'd put up a couple of pictures. I finally got them up by using a different computer! I've discovered I'm time challenged, computer challenged and phone challenged. I didn't know what was not letting me upload the pictures. I've gotten too 'comfortable' doing things a certain way and now it is a challenge for me to put the Google Chrome Browser on a Windows computer. I could write a whole topic on those things but that isn't detecting. Going to these pictures I found a little patch and I worked it like a nugget patch! I didn't have any other options. Before and after this part of the beach there was nothing. I gridded and I circled to get everything I could. It's about $5 and 3 rings. One stainless, one copper and one silver ring in the group. This is the copper lovers. This is the silver which cleaned up pretty nice. All of the beaches are back to little or nothing without some constant wave motion.
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