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SDMiner last won the day on October 23

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About SDMiner

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    San Diego, Ca.
  • Interests:
    Desert Prospecting, Metal Detecting, Camping and Observing Nature.
  • Gear Used:
    Keene 140 Vibrastatic Drywasher with Blower Vac, Minelab Gold Monster 1000 and Minelab Equinox 800

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  1. SDMiner

    SDC 2300 Scores 31 Ounce Gold Nugget

    Picked up a 2300 the other day! Mojave bound soon.
  2. Which transmitter do you use?
  3. Thanks for the comments everybody. There were a lot of high fives that day! Hardprospector knows where this place is...he's probably driven by it a 100 times!🤫 Simon: I ran in the automatic 1 sensitivity level most of the time. I tried to run manual 10 but it is quite a bear to ground balance. Dropped it down to 7-8 and it ground balances out pretty good. Oh and did I tell you this machine has an obsession with hot rocks? I am really digging how easy it is to use. Now if Minelab would just release a transmitter that will plug into the monster and work with the Nox wireless headphones...I read one of your articles awhile back about how you used a transmitter and headphones on a Monster..did they work for you? -Mike
  4. Hit a really hard worked out area in the Mojave this last weekend. With a little know how from watching Bill Southern's videos on the Gold Monster, reading Steve Herschbach's literature on the Monster and a lot of persistence I managed to beep up some good gold! Bedrock and tailing piles were the cats meow in this situation. I also wanted to mention that I picked up an old pair of Koss TD/80's with the 1/8" inch plug and adjustable volume that work flawlessly. -Mike
  5. SDMiner

    Nox Carbon Fiber Rods

    I purchased a Plugger Equinox 34" inch carbon fiber one piece shaft and I can say it feels a little lighter and very tight with no twist or movement. Very well made and his customer service is top notch.
  6. SDMiner

    White's Sierra Gold Trac New Full Warranty $289

    Oh man, temptations are kicking in.....Imagine the SGT on a straight shaft like the TDI SL Special edition with the small 6" micro tireur. I am very sure that would give the Gold Monster a run for its money. Hmmm wonder what the Godfather of detecting Steve Herschbach thinks of that ?
  7. SDMiner

    New Gold Monster Headphones Coming Out

    I contacted Detector Pro through email just to see if the Gold Series headphones made it off the bench. They replied back that the individual testing them never got back to them about the results and stated they have reached out several times to get the results and the headphones returned.
  8. SDMiner

    Gold Monster 1000 Vs Equinox 800

    I'm thinking the same thing you are phrunt. I did all my test in a iron trash polluted area with heavy mineralization content. While using the 6" inch coil I smacked a .02 grain sized piece of gold @ 3.5" inches. Buried a 10 grain piece @ 6" inches and it was a boomer I tell ya. Minelab has really put some big shoes to fill out there for the other detector company's. Give it a year and let Minelab work all the minor bugs out and this machine will be here to stay for a long time. I came from swinging a Gold Bug 2 in the California deserts the last 5-6 years as far as experience. Dont get me wrong the Gold Bug 2 is a good one purpose machine if you are hunting for termite turd size gold. But let's face it, I'd rather find some bigger bits here and there and if I feel the area is dig worthy I will put the surrounding material through the drywasher. Hopefully you pile up some nice color this weekend! Keep us posted....catch ya later.
  9. SDMiner

    Anderson Nox Shaft Question

    I had the same problem. I heard that Anderson was using a double hole in the upper shaft for the double spring clip in the lower rod in some of the first ones produced. Now it has a single hole with a chinsey plastic bolt that you seat down to the lower rod to lock it in place. No side to side movement. It's only when the coil is flat on the ground with twist left to right if and when you rotate your arm. Hopefully Anderson steps up and takes care of the issue.
  10. SDMiner

    Gold Monster 1000 Vs Equinox 800

    I think the Nox has got a chokehold on the Monster when Noxy puts her 6" inch coil on. I love the way it sounds in prospecting mode 1 with just a sliver of threshold. The more I use it, the more I like it.
  11. SDMiner

    Anderson Nox Shaft Question

    It's twisty. I think they are a terrible shaft for the money. Pluggers shafts are solid all the way around. A lot easier on the wallet too!
  12. SDMiner

    6 Inch Coil Test

    Good review and test. Ordered my 6 incher today. Thanks for the videos!
  13. SDMiner

    C'mon Minelab!

    Hey Chase and Fred. Im located in La Mesa. Just been swingin' the Nox at the beach since its to hot out in the desert. Come fall you'll find me in the Dale! I've spoken to a couple old home owners around town and they just won't bite when I ask them if I could detect around their property and all finds will go to them. Doesn't hurt to ask. -Mike
  14. SDMiner

    C'mon Minelab!

    Tell the person slapping the speakers in the Equinox to quit using so much epoxy. I have a few speaker holes clogged with it. I might be losing a very small amount of sound that goes with that faint deep target signal when I'm not using headphones...It's all good though, I understand that you have a demand to meet. P.S. I know your looking at your speaker grid on the back of the Equinox....