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  1. I would suggest the Six Shooter for cellar holes. Headphones are a personal preference! https://www.whiteselectronics.com/product/mx-six-shooter-6-concentric-coil/
  2. I think this is an ancient snorkel used by shamans to travel to distant lands, circa 1978AD. Legend has it that these travelers often suffered extreme hunger, paranoia, and appreciation for a local musical troupe called Los Muertos Agradecidos.
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    Goldmaster 24K

    Hey Buzzard! I have found that a medium to fast sweep speed works best until I locate a good patch. Sweep speed is somewhat dependent on your SAT setting. A faster SAT setting will require a faster sweep speed. Once you locate an area that you want to really work, slow down the SAT and your speed speed and listen for those little zips.
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    Tips For MX Sport Relic Mode?

    Another tip - try increasing the SAT along with decreasing the sensitivity as Steve suggested. Should smooth things over!
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    Question For Whites

    We usually announce specials to our email list. You can sign up for these notifications on our website - https://www.whiteselectronics.com/newsletter-signup/
  6. I know of a ghost ranch north of town if you're interested. A very eccentric man lived out there so there might be some good stuff buried on the grounds... It's either BLM or Forest Service land and very little graffiti.
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    Goldmaster 24k XGB Explained

    The 24k performed better than the other VLF machines we tested in Brazil. But most P.I.s will outperform VLF's in mineralized ground. There is no way around that, it's just physics. In some areas the mineralization so extreme that even P.I.s struggle. Australia, Brazil, Africa, and parts of Southern Oregon are a few that come to mind. I would say it's a good plan to have both a hot P.I. and a hot VLF for maximum gold recovery. You are very lucky to have soil so mild where you live. Do you know why New Zealand has the fastest race horses in the world?
  8. Hey I used to live down that way. What are the rules/laws in LA regarding detecting? I would figure they would be pretty strict.
  9. We've been getting a lot of questions about the new XGB on our Goldmaster 24k and why it's an improvement over legacy ground tracking systems that you find on other machines. So here's some info (see attached PDF). The short answer is that lowering the gain, for example in an Auto-Gain system, is only a way to mask the problem of difficult ground. The real issue is dealing with variances, hot rocks, etc. In the coming weeks I can shoot a video showing how this provides a benefit to users, but their successes in the field speak for themselves. WhitesPaper_XGB.pdf
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    Nevada Nugget With Goldmaster 24k

    Better pic with a macro lens.
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    White's Rant ( Or Feedback )

    Hey I just want to let you guys know that your feedback is heard. That is why I love my job so much. I can take customer complaints or requests and try to turn them into features on the next machine. One of the phrases that has been stuck in my head the past few months was passed along by a much wiser man than me: "You can have anything you want. But you can't have everything you want." I would say this is especially true in product design. The challenge comes in balancing what it takes to make a successful product without it falling into development purgatory and taking 15 years. Please continue communicating what you want to manufacturers, as if they hear it enough there is a much better chance they will do something about it. But the best way is to go direct - https://www.whiteselectronics.com/contact-us/
  12. Thankfully I left the beer at home so this did not happen.
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    Detailed Review Of White's New Goldmaster 24K

    Steve is a much better detector prospector than me. But hey I can make up for that with some more pics!
  14. It was nice meeting you guys as well. Steve is a stand-up guy, and his help was much appreciated! That first swarm of people in the morning was nuts with everyone trying to get a turn at swinging the new Goldmaster 24k. I took a bunch of photos, here is the lucky guy who found the nugget we hid!
  15. Got out this weekend with an old sourdough. Work first (Rye Patch Nugget Shoot) then play after. Found this little booger a few inches deep in the alkali. Hot rocks abound, but the XGB was able to help tremendously. My technique for that is find a hot rock, then slowly sweep the coil over both open ground and the rock. Within a few swings the XGB grabs both samples and that's when I hit the lock button and start swinging. Not foolproof but definitely helps you dig less mineral and more metal. For any younger guys like me, there is no substitute for putting time in with a prospector who knows more than you. The amount you can learn from them eclipses what you will learn on your own, and it is well worth it. Thanks to all on this forum for sharing their knowledge. I don't get out as much as I'd like to so it's nice to bring some gold home every once in a while.