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  1. I like the 3rd pic with the larger title and all that great looking bedrock. Enjoyed your articles in the ICMJ, so I'll be getting a copy. That big nugget is not every day reality.
  2. Steve, What Khz were you using to find the silver coins? And did you try the near equivalent with the Impact? Those are some great finds in the heavily hunted places! And I like the fact that you can find sub-grain nuggets, also. Thanks, Joel
  3. I have a very experienced gold detecting friend out of Chico, CA who detects in the general LaPorte area. Since he's not on the Net, he asked me to get him a NEL Snake coil for his Lobo Supertraq about a year ago, and says that it out-does the GB2!! which he's used forever. Which is really saying something. You might try refreshing your Lobo with this coil. Request a price from Showmetreasure--it will be better than the usual quoted one. Riversrat in England uses this combo on the Thames River.
  4. Jen, Many Thanks, It's on the Main Drag! Joel
  5. HI Jennifer, I live in the next town E of Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, and often shop at Walmart for groceries, so I'm wondering where Doc's is located because it looks like a good place to refresh before heading back. I remember when I took Jerry's detecting class at Rye Patch a few years ago, he got 2 flats coming and going and I noticed that he drove like hell. I do a lot of back road driving out here and because I slow way down on coarse gravel or bad roads, I rarely get a flat So, slow to save the tires. Joel
  6. It seems like the taste in gold pans is similar to liking a certain guitar to play. And Klunker & I just like the feel of steel, What do they use in the Gold Panning Championships? That contest is based on retention. I gotta blue mine up for a coming trip to the old N Yuba to pan the fines from Vak-Pak-ing.
  7. Klunker, On the River, Prospecting thread, you alluded to the superiority of the steel pan. Some people booed your opinion. I've used a steel pan forever because it's substantial and I hate plastic; almost every piece of plastic gear falls apart relatively quickly. But I'd like to know your reasoning for its superiority over the plastic ones. Does it retain the gold better? And I think a few other guys were curious, too. Thanks, no rush, Joel
  8. Mine (Gold Racer) did a different thing--this detector was used for a month by Keith Southern and I bought it used from his dealer, not knowing that he had it.. I used it for an hour and then the light on the screen and the audio started pulsing rapidly. Sent it to D Electronics. Came back "Fixed". Within 4 seconds of getting it back, the letters "Lo" started flashing like crazy and the battery box was heating up. Called DE--they've sent me some kind of board to re-install in the battery case--"an easy fix". I should know Tues. whether it is the fix or not. So the ? is: Why wasn't it fixed the first time? I think that the technician(s) at Detector Electronics need a lot more training and that the root problem with these detectors has to be figured out. What a pain! If I think it has a clear advantage over the GB2--versatility in finding relics as well as oro--and it quits crapping out, then I'll keep it. Other wise gone with the wind. I hope they can get to the problems' cause. I have a Red Racer--no problems. SL--there are some pretty petty people on Tom's forum. You have a lot of tolerance! Sarcasm and humor, too. Some guys there are very witty. Tom D doesn't get caught up in the personal frictions or opinions or moderate such--he sticks to facts that he can verify.
  9. Who sells these Detech coils for the GPX in the US? Kellyco might, but their website doesn't work for me. Thanks.
  10. Argyle, Thanks for the rundown on these Detech machines. Hopefully the Gold Chaser will have the ground balance issue solved. I got an Ultimate SEF coil for my F19 from Ray that is amazing on a 3 grain nugget--in the air. Still too much snow & muck for real hunting. I like your critical thinking--a lot of people shrug off these frustrating details
  11. Hey Argyle, I see that Detech is selling a 28 KHz Gold Catcher. Is that an analogue machine? Do you know of anyone who has experience with it in your territory? It's hard to get any info on these machines over here in the US. The Stinky Pete videos aren't so hot. Thanks. Mebbe in a few years they'll come out with a Gold Snatcher.
  12. Mike, Your great info also helps me immensely--I scored a nice one off ebay about 4-5 months ago, but was totally intimidated by all the tweaking possibilities and had more straight-forward detectors to play with. You've de-mystified it with your 2 detailed posts--no longer a-feared. Many Thanks! I was talking to my modifier friend, Gary H, about the Goldstrike and I think he said to put it at the most minus threshold numbers for the best small nugget detecting. I'll try this out on the bench in the next couple weeks and if I have any insight about this, I'll report back. It's all snow & froze out here in N NV. I shouldn't have been so intimidated because I ran a Coinstrike successfully for a while--just reading other's instructions threw me. Great message from Rob about his friend raking it up on the bedrock with the Goldstrike--a few gulches out here like that. Happy Holidays, Joel
  13. I'm pretty sure this mine is either in either Sierra or Nevada County, California, not far from Downieville, up the road from Goodyears Bar on Hwy 49.
  14. There are some Ebay sellers right now that have a special on for a GPX 4800 PLUS the Eureka Gold for about $2700. I didn't see any 4800's in Steve's survey. Is that because not many people have them? Are they too close to the 5000 to make a distinction? Seems like Minelab is messing with the dealers who have the 4500 at a special price. I thought that was a great deal until this one came along.
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