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    Siskiyou Cal., Eastern Oregon, Payette, Idaho
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    Metal Detecting
  • Gear Used:
    Fisher Gold Bug 2, Minelab Equinox 800, Minelab GP 3000, 3500, Fisher F75, Garrett A/T Gold (sold), Whites GM3 (sold).

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  1. I like running the GPX6000 like a hotrod and trying to hear through the chatter, so I have been using Auto + with success patch hunting in a area that has very few hot rocks, just hit the difficult button when I encounter a hot rock and its usually gone, but will still get a great response on the small gold targets when switching to difficult, if in doubt I just switch from normal to difficult mode to see if it's a metal target or ground effect. This matches up with what JP mentions on the small gold timings in the difficult settings. I also tried comparing the Auto to the Auto + but could only notice a very small difference. Would the Auto be comparable to one of the Manual setting, if so which number would closely match it? Another thing I have been trying to do is determine the high/low tone responses on different objects in Normal vs. Difficult settings to help in trashy sites. Steve Herschbach has mentioned this in a topic linked below and got me started doing some testing. My goal is to use these setting to separate out my most common targets, square nails. Please read the article below to better understand this concept.
  2. Seems like everything Minelab has been working on is improving, who knows where they will go next, maybe a GPX 6000 with a flip switch turning it into a Nox 800.
  3. Dear Gerry, Thank You for the offer, I’m trying to downsize the amount of detectors I have and will be getting in, hopefully will be posting more soon. Ron
  4. Tony, IMHO Depending on your ground, most 20 kHz and lower frequencies are better at handling the more mineralized ground conditions. That’s why I use the Equinox 800 in heavily mineralized ground as it gives you a single 20 kHz frequency for hot ground or you have the multi-frequency option for less reactive ground when looking for smaller gold. It also has some really good discrimination abilities for trash sites. If any 20 kHz or lower detector doesn’t work in your ground then I would recommend a PI machine at that point.
  5. Bought this March 1, 2021, so still 2 1/2 year warranty on it. In excellent condition. Comes with: Equinox 800 6 inch coil USB charger BMI corded headphones Ron 208-739-8079
  6. The GPX 6000 Detector is great at revisiting old patches and finding missed gold. Really impressive how deep and small this detector will go while handling the worst ground. I do not need a vlf anymore unless working spider gold at hard rock mines or dealing with trash sites. Smaller gold piece 2 grains. Bird shot way smaller.
  7. Nickeldndimed, Yes, I checked with First Texas and this is the base F75. Ron
  8. Ron’s Detector‘s has a used F-75 with about 6 hours of use, was bought in February from First Texas. Asking $415.00 shipped.
  9. Klunker, I believe the ICMJ Nov. 2020 issue mentioned the legal rights for claim access which is included in this forest order as noted below: Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order: 1. Persons with Forest Service Permit No. FS-7700-48 (Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order), specifically exempting them from this Order. 2. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty. 3. Persons with a Forest Service special use authorization for an electric transmission line, an oil or gas pipeline, communications site, or any other non-recreation special use. 4. Persons with a Forest Service non-special-use written authorization to conduct nonrecreational activities, such as harvesting timber or forest products, or grazing livestock. 5. Owners or lessees of land, to the extent necessary to access their land. 6. Residents, to the extent necessary to access their residences. 7. Persons engaged in a business, trade, or occupation are not exempt from the prohibitions listed above, but may use National Forest System roads to the extent necessary to carry out their business, trade, or occupation. These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions contained in 36 C.F.R. Part 261, Subpart A. A violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both. 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 18 U.S.C. §§ 3559, 3571, and 3581.
  10. afreakofnature, This is a great writeup on the GPX6000 and it’s capabilities in a variety of conditions and it’s performance against the previous top dog detectors. I have not tried the tip on going from normal to difficult and back to normal, thanks for sharing and I look forward to trying this out as I have had some false signals in hot ground. Best wishes on your next hunt. Ron
  11. Vanursepaul, Yes, it’s is short, kinda like it though for protection and being lightweight. Since the detector is rain resistant figured it would suffice. Also tried the detector out today and it’s very impressive on small spider gold. Had to go double D to better handle the highly mineralized serpentine though, but the mono was somewhat effective on this ground which was never the case before with an older GP model mono coil, so I’m a happy camper now.
  12. Got creative today and decided to sew up a super light weight cover with a waterproof liner and the bottom padded for my GPX 6000. 3 ounces for weight.
  13. Chris, Thanks for the pictures and story, this is a great time of year to be in Fairbanks. I was there also years back during this time of year and had a great time, the mosquitoes were not even bad when I went and enjoyed the long daylight hours. Ron
  14. Ron’s Detectors is a full line Minelab Dealer and I have the GPX 6000, Equinox 800, & Vanquish 440 available for letting customers use the machine prior to making a decision on what's the best detector for them. Serving Eastern Oregon (no tax) & Medford, Oregon including far Northern California with 22 years experience detecting and training. Will provide free training with the purchase of a metal detector. As a vet. I'm also offering a 15% Military discount on one new detector per year with honorable discharge proof. Ron -- Cell 208-739-8079 Please do the research on utube and see the advantages of the Minelab detectors for gold prospecting, coin & relic hunting. Minelab GPX 6000 Metal Detector The GPX 6000 is the newest gold machine to enter the lineup of first class gold detectors from Minelab. Everyone who has used the GPX 5000 or GPZ 7000 metal detector will notice the lightweight build of the GPX 6000 as soon as you set it up. At only 2.1kg or about 4.6lbs, this detector won't tire you out as easily as the larger, older models of detector. This detector is rainproof and splash-proof, and the coils can be fully submersed up to 1m.
  15. Just got the GPX 6000 & Equinox 800 in stock. Please feel free to call for questions- 208-739-8079 Ron’s Detectors serving Medford, Oregon & Yreka, California. As a a veteran I’m proud to offer a 15% discount to fellow veterans. Also have a demo Nox 800 if you’re interested in testing one out first. I have 23 years experience gold prospecting with metal detectors in Idaho, Oregon, Nevada & Northern California.
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