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    detecting, 3 cushion billiards, fishing
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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. It was a 1 in 100 billion chance but ... https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/14/world/canada/meteorite-bed.html
  2. Adam, I have looked and looked and looked for the settings I was given. I can remember seeing them in one of my prospecting boxes but I can't find them now! There are multiple places I could have put them in order to be more 'organized' but alas ... I hope to find them one day. Mitchel
  3. Steve, We have an Explorer SE Pro that we bought used last year that is almost 'new.' Will this coil work on that? Mitchel
  4. When I got my email about this find I wondered the 'worth' of it. They do put you in touch with some buyers and/or cutters who can turn these into real faceted diamonds. There are some good YouTubes of professionals that work the park and have 'lockers' on the sides. We were trying to make a return trip back there this fall but it is not going to happen now.
  5. I will have to look for the copy I was given. Now it is time for a night beach hunt.
  6. Adam, Your cousin gave me a list of his settings he uses for his 5000 in the Bendigo area. Have Jim use those settings and he will be fine. Mitchel
  7. Well done on finding the pendant in an hour hunt. I don't hunt the parks much but I've found a couple of chains there. I found more chains The in the once wet sand using Beach 1. The ID numbers were similar to the numbers you are talking about ... 1-8. I use much higher sensitivity at 23 most of the time. If I am above the blanket line on the beach I use Park 1 and seem to get a better sound but the ID is similar. This past weekend I went on a planted coin hunt at a beach and the EMI was terrible. A cable or something was running under the planted area. I finally calmed my 800 down by using 17 Sensitivity but in Field 2. This was kind of an unknown use for me but I was really surprised by the SOUND improvement. I could read the dial and get a number but the truth of the matter for me is that I'm more of a sound detectorist than a digital detectorist. I have been out on two dry sand hunts since the coin hunt and my hearing and mind are ready for this Field 2 it seems. I'm finding coins (and a little silver ring) in dry sand that I've previously detected. The Equinox is really like several detectors with its presettings. Try Field 2 everyone. Mitchel
  8. Roman Gold Coins! https://www.livescience.com/divers-find-roman-empire-coin-hoard-spain?utm_source=notification
  9. I have a working 5000 that I bought in 2010. It was the best money could buy at the time and that is what I used to find my first nuggets. Before I used it nugget hunting I used it on beaches of Southern California. I've never sprayed it with anything and there is nothing frozen on it now but I might just want to give it a treatment, if I know the right kind. This is getting 'off-topic' and perhaps we should start a thread on how to keep your old machines in shape with the right spray?
  10. Will this do the same? I already have this can. https://smile.amazon.com/CRC-Heavy-Duty-Silicone-Lubricant/dp/B0042NWOLY/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Heavy+Duty+Silicone&qid=1632414101&s=automotive&sr=1-2
  11. WTG Chris. I hope people notice that your hipstick is of the new design without the canvas/nylon strap. I wore out my strap and when I bought a replacement the 'kit' let me use the old rod and put on plastic parts that will not wear out after 6 years or so ... haha Now, I wonder if you were using a detector that needed the hipstick? I miss northern Nevada this time of year.
  12. I went out into the bush when we had one of our 'lockdowns' but yours are a bit more strict.
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