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  1. Trying to decide between the Gold Kruzer and the Legend. Need advise from someone who has used both the Legend and Gold Kruzer. I am wanting to detect a large creek on my claims in northern California. So I want a detector that is waterproof and that is excellent on very small gold. In the picture are my average size finds. While I do get larger gold most are small as you can see. The detectors I use are a Whites 24k and a GPX 5000. All but 3 of these little pickers where found with the 24k. I can get a new G Kruzer for $375.

     

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  2. 1 hour ago, Jeff McClendon said:

    Mine weighs 30.5 ounces with ORX controller mounted on the full shaft with HF elliptical coil, lower shaft, battery and coil cover. Waterproof kit and antenna weighs 3.8 ounces

    Thanks for the info.

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  3. Can anyone confirm the exact weight of the ORX with control box, complete stem, HF elliptical coil with battery and lower shaft? I did see 1 pound 14 oz. However the XP web site also says hip mounted next to the weight. If anyone knows the waterproof kit weight would be nice too? I'm an ultra light backpacker so weight matters.

    Thanks

  4. Love the 24k.

    Interesting when Jim finds a nugget the display reads 08 then solid 01, 99 and 98. Not gold from my experience and I have found a lot of gold over the last 2 seasons with the 24k. The nugget was of good size at only about 3". Easy for the 24k to ID. From my experience the 24k would have displayed different. Can someone explain? Actually I think I know the answer. Just wondering if anyone else noticed that knows the 24k. If I am wrong maybe someone knows better and I would like to hear from them.

     

     

  5. I have to agree with Paul as I have been using the clip on external speakers for a while now. There only about 2 inches from your ears when you clip them to your harness. Really like them a lot. Not telling anyone what is best just what I like. If it gets to windy to hear I go sailing. One other advantage of external clip on speakers is I can hear the rattle snakes better as I have a hearing issue and can not hear the snakes with headphones.

  6. Last summer I backpacked the John Muir Trail. When I started the trail in Yosemite they had already found several animal cases there. Warning signs posted all around Yosemite. Areas close for spraying also. Actually there where Plague warning signs all along the trail. I questioned the Yosemite rangers when I got my permit. They said that the Plague has always been there. Just not usually human cases.

    I Observed Plague warning signs near the Golden Trout Wilderness two weeks ago when I was there.

    Been backpacking for 35 years and can not recall seeing Plague signs in the Sierra's before. Makes me feel uneasy on long trips. I don't like to however I now use Sawyer Permethrin clothing spray and DEET.

    Here is a news release from the forest service last year. https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/california-department-of-public-health-investigates-human-plague-case.htm

    Here is a CNN report and there video on the Plague last summer in Yosemite. http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/18/health/yosemite-plague/index.html

    I was in Yosemite September 3rd 2015 to started my backpacking trip. By that time a few human cases reported and I think 2 deaths form the Plague. When I finished on the 26th there where no reports of Plague around the Whitney Zone just signs at the trail heads. 

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  7. 22 minutes ago, Steve Herschbach said:

    Under four pounds, under US$2000, ignores hot rocks/hot ground, punches deep on gold large and small, accurate ferrous/non-ferrous disc, minimal control set, good coil selection at reasonable prices.

    Plus water proof to 10', wireless headphones and wireless external clip on speaker , rechargeable battery, foldable for backpacking and if it could dig the hole for me that would be nice too. 

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  8. Roughwater,

    I have been using a 12" Evo on my 5000 as it out performs the 8x6 Saddie, and the 14x9 NF on both very small and large gold. The 12" is now my go to coil. However if I am look deep for larger gold then I move to a larger coil. In most cases I will jump to a 20" NF.  I do sometime use a 25" NF  but it is rare. Also I agree with Jasong on the 14x9 over the stock 11". I am a NF dealer and hear it might be awhile before we get the 14x9 Evo's. I have been told it is an            extremely sensitive coil from someone who has tested one of the prototype.  Hope this helps.

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  9. I have read several positive reviews including the strings on this forum on the Detech 15" Ultimate Spiral DD coil, however not much on the new Detech 8" DD. 

    Does anyone know if the 8"DD is also spiral wound? My experience is the smaller coils are more sensitive to smaller gold. How does the new Detech 8" DD compare to the 15" Ultimate Spiral DD on small gold?

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