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    Idaho/Oregon/Nevada/Northern California
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    Historical places and mining research, Minelab dealer learning how to use and anything about metal detectors including the training of friends and customers on most all types of metal detectors.
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    Currently using a Minelab GPX 6000, a Fisher Gold Bug 2 as a pinpointer, and an Equinox 800 as a multi purpose detector.

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  1. I wish these small sniping coils were available with all their PI Detector’s. I’m not sure when these were in production or why they stopped making these, seems like there would be a huge market for them.
  2. The smallest Coiltek GPX coil I have is the 3 inch mono, I’m not sure when this coil was made but do not believe they have been made for quite some time now. This coil is a super convenient coil for sniping bedrock crevices, hope they make one for current and future pi’s.
  3. It can be done, but the wires are very small and hard to solder back on. I had to fix several older coils with shrink wrap after the rubber coating became brittle and separated, so I had to take the connector off. You should use plastic dip also too keep the wires from twisting and shorting.
  4. Deathray, Thanks for the dates, I was not able to find much information on it. I’ll need to see if I can find the other part of it when I can go back there.
  5. Went out to some old homestead cabin sites and came up with a few interesting relics. The navy anchor belt buckle front plate is possibly 1800’s, guessing at this since everything else found there was from this era. The cartridge casing is a rim fire with H stamp for Henry’s.
  6. Merry Christmas to all and thanks for everyone’s contribution to this DP forum, top notch. Ron’s Detector ‘s
  7. Wow, that would be a day to remember for sure, glad you did so well. Ron
  8. I have to use the GPX coil sticker on smaller targets as the edge of the coil is not able to hear small faint signals. On larger targets the already mentioned above works pretty good. I would also add I use the Pro-find 35 pinpointer on larger targets when I do not bring the Gold Bug 2 along. This pinpointer has a few learning challenges, but is very sensitive on 3 grain nuggets and a lot more so on larger targets saving me a lot of time and energy in locating targets and not having to lift up a 4.6 pound detector multiple times to locate a target. I felt I paid for my Pro-find 35 the first two days using it. Ron’s Detector’s
  9. Gerry, Add 40% deeper to the GPX 6000 and there would only be one detector ever needed for placer gold, call it the gold vacuum. This detector is way better than I ever imagined the GoldBug 3 could of possibly been except for discrimination.👑 Nice job with the finds! Ron’s Detector ‘s
  10. Thank You all for your wise input. I really like the looks of the lightweight rucksack straps with the simplicity of the Zed bungee system on it. The addition of the guide arm also sounds like a winner for the 17” coil. 👍
  11. Felix arami, thanks for your response. yes, I would agree that Doc really came up with the best bungee systems that I’ve encountered so far. The longer lower shaft will also help taller people by allowing the bungee to be more forward on the shaft, in return helping to keep it from hitting the control pad so much. My post goal here is to figure out how to get more hours in a day detecting, lately been feeling the shoulder and back feeling sore after two days back to back detecting.
  12. Has anyone found a good balanced bungee setup that works well with the GPX 6000?
  13. I’m usually 30 or more miles away from cell phone service on my more remote adventures. A spare key is a necessity on the vehicle and a battery shutoff switch to keep door lights and accessories from draining the battery on multi day trips. Ron’s Detector’s
  14. Oneguy, I have had very faint small or deep target signals do this with the GPX 6000, mostly in heavily mineralized ground. I then usually scrape the ground surface with my foot and if the target gets louder or returns then I know it is a dig target, sometimes hot rocks will have the same sound volume as I dig down a few inches which reveals it’s probably a hot rock. Nice gold by the way👌 Ron’s detector’s
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