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fredmason

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  1. I think that is prudent choice for your purpose! If you don’t have much or any experience nugget hunting you should read all you can on this forum. And you should copy Steve’ Guide to prospecting with the Equinox. take it with you good luck fred
  2. Cobill; If you have been to three classes and learned your detector...learned the signs...it is just a question of perseverance... If you work very carefully, pay close attention and don't run off to the next "better" spot you will find some gold. All the easy gold is gone...except when it isn't...try thinking out of the bedrock, exposed this and that Box. follow your intuition fred
  3. Equinox for sure....nothing is perfect but the 600 or better yet the 800 is the one! Be sure to buy from an authorized dealer, etc.... fred
  4. I don't think you lose much depth with a small coil-in my experience with several detectors...you do get a very focused detection pattern. YES, try other modes and settings... fred
  5. I don’t know about your parks, but, the gardeners or. Rangers are fond of putting what they rake in the low spots...just swarming with tabs and bottle caps especially under trees . fred
  6. Did you dig dipper and around the edges...a coin on edge and just out of range can seem to disappear. I would not totally depend on the carrot fred
  7. Same story different continent...There are plenty of piggish slobs to go around. Empty beer cans, empty water bottles and unfilled holes in the desert, in the mountains and on the beach. If their Mommies did not train them properly ,they will always leave the mess for someone else... fred
  8. Miserable bastards!!! so sorry for your loss. fred
  9. The 3030 will find gold under the right conditions...do you live in Tanzania? look through the archives, if you have never been nugget hunting I would not jump until I tried it. fred
  10. When I started trying to find nuggets with a detector about 1980, I needed a test nugget. So I glued a half gram bit to a nice white pice of river run quartz.... laid it down, gold. Side down, of course ...got distracted by something.." never did find that gold. I wonder if someone else did.... bird shot will work for the small test piece fred
  11. Will we ever know the rest of this story? fred
  12. Well done! reminds of an Oz friend that found several film containers full of gold...he had forgotten about them. fred
  13. Thanks, that is a long time for a gravel parking lot. your detector if shipped would be double boxed...if you bought it local and brand new there should not be scratches at all. Go back to the dealer if local.. .if you got it on the net?.?? read the on line manual, do the factory reset. Do the noise cancel. Select park 1 . push the horse shoe button...this will detect very small stuff.".. or fiind a detecting club and ask for help good luck
  14. Too many variables to answer that question...one possible is iron near or some other target. You will learn with experience! nice dime fred
  15. Another problem is that things are not always lost where they are noticed missing.like Steve said...a careful visual search of the parking lot is a priority...before too many cars go over it. search the clothes and house too. how long has this been lost? fred
  16. Where you been, Paul? Wilma and Chris were missing you.... how many lost nuggets....klunker?
  17. They asked me to return the. Detector module and would ship a new one on receipt of the original.....I did and they did. all is well
  18. Pretty cool results...are any of the platinum bits big enough to see well? fred
  19. JW, won't you please come home??? You've been gone toooooo long! and I miss the pic's fred
  20. Many people think age and experience equals wisdom and skill.... it ain't necessarily so... I know this from years of practice.... fred
  21. SIMPLIFY, Simplify, simplify....HDT..... fred
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