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Gold Hound last won the day on December 2 2016

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  1. I have a trick that I have not seen anyone else do. I use triangulation to guage depth. This dosent work on very faint targets but it is a valuable weapon in the arsenal. After I locate the target and pinpont it with multiple sweeps I then lift the coil and tilt it at about 15deg and sweep it on the 15deg plane and visualise where I get the srongest target. Then repeat multiple times from different angles. I then draw the lines in my head and where the lines intersect will give me an accurate target depth and location. Then I can dig like a mad man and not damage the nugge
  2. Melted it today. I just melt them all now, I just couln't be bothered trying to sell as is. The only gold I dont melt now is crystal gold.
  3. Thanks for the reply mate. It goes just over 10oz and scans 99%Au on the XRF scanner. It came from a remanant alluvial deposit left on top of a low hill far from the current stream. The ancient probably tertary age river had cut a iron rich auriferrous chert filled fault and the deposit sits on a calcium and chlorite rich green colored schist type bed rock. The calcuim is fairly mobile so it sweats into the lower layer in the alluvium and the lighter sands and clays have weathered away leaving the heavier Iron from the cherts, causing patchy vairiable noisy ground. The only indicator (wit
  4. Hey Trent... I woke up one morning and Paul hadnt put his socks on yet so I saw them first thing🤢 ruined my whole day! Some things just scar you for life🤣
  5. I also use range of motion to filter out ground signals, by slowing or speeding my range of motion over suspicous targets I can test the target to see if its worth digging. Which saves me quite a lot of waisted time in digging false targets and allows me to run normal in some pretty trying ground.
  6. I totaly agree with what you say about range of motion. This is the point I was trying to make earlier in the discussion. Over the years I have noticed that all good operators have mastered this skill. I solely focused on teaching my Wife Amber this skill in 2019 as she had never detected before. With careful guidence she was able to do very well, she found enough gold to make a decent living. By the end of season she ended up averaging 5g per day! this is very good for someone who had never touched a metal detector before. Credit to her though, she is very easy to teach and by the e
  7. Sorry mate I didnt mean to offend or belittle you in anyway if it came across that way. Im mearly trying to stress the importance of the other things I was talking about, my dry aussie sense of humor dosent help either, went back and read my posts and can see how you could take offence from them sorry mate. I forget about the differences in aussie and yank comunication etiquette. I thought from your post quoted above that you were compiling a revised more detailed form of manual. In my opinion injecting more detail and opinions into a manual just creates more confusion from any beginner w
  8. A tip for you mate. You really need to experiment with different swing speeds and heights and be very controlled with it. Perfecting your swing and undersanding its effect on targets and ground noise really is probably the most importaint part of becoming one with your detector. Detetctors are like nice ladys... you need to learn how she likes to be swung, her curves and how to press her buttons.
  9. Im guessing that the clippers have a setting above the volume floor, it may start at say 5 who knows¿ the Ml tech that desighned the function obviously had the forsight to know that some one would run it at zero and wonder why the detector is not working lol. I can assure you that it dose not compress the sound in any way like you are thinking it might. You are way over thinking this mate... just get out there and put some field time on your machine! You probably need to do at least a full season detecting before you can write a manual, otherwise it is just ideas put together by some
  10. Volume limit dose not modulate/compress the sound like your diagrams. It mearly clips off the lowdest part of a signal that exceeds your setting what ever that is. Just like the Manual describes in its diagram.
  11. I do the opposite, I run max gain and use a combination of playing threshold against the smoothing options. The filters work great at clipping the eratic emi but keeping the target signal, you do however have to adjust the threshold up to compensate for the clipping. Lower your gain though and kiss those deep faint signals goodbye😘
  12. I havent lowerd the sensitivity/gain below 20 for years😉 I adjust my swing speed to compensate for ground noise and emi is just music to my ears. If you watch my mountain goat gold vid or any vid of me detecting youll hear how noisy I run my detetctor. My philosopy is that since I own a ferrari Im going to drive a ferrari... and drive it HARD and push it to its limits and test mine 😍
  13. Everything I learnt came from trying all of the settings in the field and reading the manual. If you want to find more gold you need to have an understanding of what every setting dose. They are described in the manual then you need to apply them for yourself. There is no substitute for field application and controlled testing when you get a new detector. I do things a fair bit different to most others as they work for me in my testing.
  14. A lil advice mate... read the manual... then read it again... and again... then go detecting and then read it again... then detect some more and read it again! The manual is your new bible!
  15. The Volume limit just caps off the loudest part of the signal. This is so you can set the base volume/treshold/taget signal at a levels that are easy to hear but you can limit the loudness peak of a large/loud response so that you do not blow your ears off every time you detect a 10oz sunbaker😃
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