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  1. I always thought that GB settings were independent of the Recovery Speed. Is that true for the MF detectors, like the Equinox: i.e. if the recovery speed is adjusted, does the GB stay the same, or also needs to be changed as a result, everything else being equal?
  2. Hello everyone. The following is an air test using the Legend with the 11” coil, all metal, max sensitivity, default recovery speed, on a silver dime and a large diameter 10k gold ring. I tested in my backyard that has what I would call “medium” EMI (3 medium power lines, and 1 low power line). I would consider being near those large power towers as “high” EMI, and out in the country with no power lines near, as “low” EMI. I’ll follow up tonight or tomorrow with the results of the same test in a low EMI area. Even though I tested using the Legend, I’m thinking the results would be similar with other similar detectors and the same testing methodology. M1 is mid weighted, M2 is high weighted, and M3 is low weighted. Silver dime / Gold ring M1 - 13” / 17” M2 - 13” / 19” M3 - 13” / 17” 4 khz - 12” / 14” 20 khz - 13” / 19” 40 khz - 13” / 17” I’m giving my margin of error as ½” either way, but realistically, there was no “oh wow” air depth difference on the silver dime using any SMF or SF mode. However, there could very well be a depth difference based on the ground mineralization. But, I’m testing EMI in relation to depth, so the air test will suffice for this type of test.
  3. We’ve all seen numerous separation tests posted on YouTube and the vast majority that I’ve seen are simply air tests. I've conducted numerous separation tests over the years and one thing is most apparent....at least to me....air testing separation capabilities borders on a waste of time...for the most part. Most recent example; I successfully separated good targets from bad using the Deus II in Beach Sensitive during an air test i.e. targets were exposed on the ground’s surface with approximately 1 inch separation. When I buried those same targets at the same distance, one from the other, at a depth of 3 and 6 inches, NO separation….and this is not unusual. I pretty much ignore air tests of any kind. Why? That's obviously NOT the way we hunt. We detect targets that are buried in sand or soil don't we? I always abide by the Army approach from my day...."Train as you fight." Can you get something out of air testing? Doubtful, maybe, sometimes, but don't take those results to the bank...if you do you'll be sorely disappointed when you apply those same parameters/results to buried targets. Bottom line...for me: Tests that are conducted under the same realistic conditions that we find in the field will be much more reliable than those conducted under artificial conditions such as air tests...no matter how elaborate. I've seen far too many spurious results from tests conducted under artificial conditions. Just the experience from my old foxhole....you may have a different experience.
  4. From Wikipedia: "A long-range locator is a class of fraudulent devices purported to be a type of metal detector, supposedly able to detect a variety of substances, including gold, drugs and explosives; most are said to operate on a principle of resonance with the material being detected." There is more at the link, but "a class of fraudulent devices" says it all as far as I am concerned. I just wanted to post this so people can find it in the search results in case they are looking. For me these devices have always failed the most basic test... the experience of hundreds of thousands of prospectors and treasure hunters around the world. Treasure hunters and gold prospectors will give anything a try that might work, no matter how crazy it seems. If it works, the use soon spreads to other prospectors. You can Google genuine successful results for regular metal detectors all day long. The internet is full of successful people using normal metal detectors to make great finds. Except for a few obvious promotionals, the success stories of people using LRL devices are glaringly absent. All excuses for why this is so flies in the face of the simple common sense answer - they don't work. In almost 50 years of metal detecting and prospecting I have met a lot of successful people, and none of them got that way by relying on a long range locator. Part two of the common sense test is if they did work, there would be at least a few users of these devices that would be fabulously rich. The few I have met are anything but... just the opposite. Again, excuses made about why these rich LRL users are invisible fly in the face of common sense. As if we are not a country that brags about every tiny thing we can think of! The only people getting rich are the people selling these devices. I personally refuse to purchase anything from a company selling long range locators. It says something about the management of the company that makes me prefer to do business elsewhere. More at Geotech
  5. Hello , It would be great if the youtubers who have lot of followers make a video of that to share at maximum . - Take 12-15 differents coins of your country ( the coins you use all the day ) -Make a pile (heap ?) with that coins ,like a little tower -Keep this pile beetween your thumb and other finger . -Swing that in front of the coil , at 3-4 inches , the side of the coins ! -Now try that with all the detect mode , not need to change factory presets ( maybe only the accept to 0,1,2 in field 2 ) , you are free to try differents settings later . -The only and important setting for the moment is to change frequency , try 5,10,15,20,40 and multi in each detect mode . Of course multi in the two beach and 20,40,mutli in gold . What is happening ? I know the results , but i want to know the result of the coins of USA,England, australia ,canada .... So please share your results in comments or video Make that with different detectors , if you have impact or deus or other who have various frequency , try to switch all frequency . You can try that with HF white coil if you have , but .... The conclusion is multi IQ obsolete the others single freq . We can debate of that .
  6. I just watched a video of a guy comparing the new legend to the equinox on Monte’s nail board test. Sorry, but I don’t have a link to it, but I think I saw it over on the friendly forum. In the video he is using the nox and says he has the recovery speed set at 8 and sensitivity at 23. Then he also mentions that recovery speed is what’s important on this test, not sensitivity. I have to disagree. Running 23 sense on what is basically an air test with an 11” coil only a few inches above the targets seems like way too much power to me. Monte has confirmed that this test of his was developed from surface finds. So I’m thinking this guy would have gotten better results (with both nox and legend) by lowering the sensitivity dramatically. Like maybe down to 10 or 12 on the nox. Am I correct in my assumptions? I have a site near my house that’s loaded with old iron. Most finds are 3-5” deep or less. I’ve actually compared non ferrous signals with low sensitivity and then bumped the sense up to 20 or so and the signal is more muddled and much more iffy to define than on the lower setting of around 12. I’m just curious why these guys doing the nail board tests aren’t at least trying a lower sensitivity setting?
  7. I do what I can to foster competition that develops alternatives to the all too common VLF detector. There are plenty of options out there, but in my opinion they all weigh too much or cost too much. Usually both. I envision people out there with a popular VLF metal detector for beach, relic, or gold detecting. These machines all sell for around $700 and weigh 2.5 - 3.9 lbs. Perhaps they would like to add a ground balancing PI (GBPI) to what they have. I think that for "normal people" with normal budgets a machine under $2K and under four pounds just makes sense. It would be more than twice what they spent for their VLF, and in this day and age there is no reason why a decent PI should weigh over 4 lbs. I am drawing the hard line at 5 lbs and refuse to ever buy a metal detector again that weighs 5 lbs or over. I am setting under 4 lbs more as an aspirational goal that I think can be achieved, but recognize that battery power and coils are key inhibiting factors in high power PI systems that may make sacrifices in depth necessary to get total weight under 4 lbs. To clarify what I am talking about here, I should say that for many people a $700 VLF detector is a great place to start and in many cases is all a person ever needs. However, there are places where extreme ground mineralization and mineralized rocks (hot rocks) severely impede the performance and use of VLF detectors. Alternative technology to deal with these conditions has been developed, by far the most familiar being the Minelab ground balancing PI (GBPI) detectors. These differ from common PI detectors by having the ability to ground balance. Other brands have offered the Garrett Infinium (discontinued) plus Garrett ATX and the White's TDI models. These detectors are used not just for gold prospecting but also by relic hunters, beach detectorists, and others who face challenges regarding ground mineralization and VLF detectors. Frankly, in my opinion GBPI technology is largely maxed out. The main room for improvement comes now in better ergonomics at lower prices. This challenge therefore limits detectors to those that weigh under 4 pounds with battery included, and which sell brand new with warranty after discounts for under US$2000. Detectors need not be ground balancing PI models, but must offer similar ability to ignore mineralized ground and hot rocks that trouble VLF detectors. I am going to rate detectors as to their relative performance using what I call the "Minelab Rating Scale. Details here. 1. Minelab SD 2000 - crude first version, very poor on small gold, excellent on large deep gold 2. Minelab SD 2100 - vastly refined version of SD 2000 3. Minelab SD 2200 (all versions) - adds crude iron disc, ground tracking 4. Minelab GP Extreme - adds greatly improved sensitivity to small gold, overall performance boost. 5. Minelab GP 3000 - Refined GP Extreme 6. Minelab GP 3500 - Greatly refined GP 3000, last and best of analog models 7. Minelab GPX 4000 - First digital interface, rock solid threshold 8. Minelab GPX 4500 - Refined GPX 4000, solid performer 9. Minelab GPX 4800 - Released at same time as GPX 5000 as watered down version 10. Minelab GPX 5000 - Culmination of the series, current pinnacle of GBPI prospecting machine technology. All Minelab models leverage an existing base of over 100 coil options from tiny to huge. I am a very practical person when it comes to detecting. I know all the existing models and options by all brands very well, perhaps better than almost anyone. This is the way I look at it is this. If I personally were to spend a lot of money to go gold prospecting for one month, and needed a GBPI detector, considering machines past and present, what would I get and in what order of choice? Put aside concerns of age, warranty, etc. just assume functioning detectors. Here is the issue in a nutshell. On the Minelab scale of one to ten as listed above, I would be generous in rating the White's TDI SL as a 2. Same with the Garrett Infinium which I will mention in passing as it is no longer being made. If I was going to spend a month of my time and a lot of money going on a prospecting trip, I would choose a TDI in any version over the SD 2000. I might go with a TDI Pro over a SD 2100 but I would have to think real hard about that, and when push comes to shove I would go SD 2100 were it not for the realities of age I said to ignore. A newer TDI Pro might be a better bet than a very old SD 2100 from a reliability standpoint, but again, this would be a tough choice. The TDI SL not really. In my opinion I would be shooting myself in the foot to go on this hypothetical trip with a TDI SL instead of a SD 2100. You see the problem now? The Garrett ATX fares better. I would rate it a 3, roughly analogous to the SD 2200 variants. Still an agonizing choice really and the ATX being new versus SD 2200 being old might again be the tipping point, but from a pure prospecting options perspective the case can be made that the SD 2200 might be the better way to go. The problem for this challenge is the ATX weighs way over 4 lbs and sells for slightly over $2000. The price is close enough really but the 7 lb weight is way off. That's it folks. That is reality. The best of the best that the competition can offer can only go solidly up against models Minelab has not made in years. I am not saying that to be mean or as some kind of Minelab toadie, that is my pure unvarnished opinion as a guy who is pretty well versed on the subject. Let's bring it all home. This person with the $700 machine really, really wants that under 4 lb, under $2K GBPI machine, but if they do their homework they discover that truthfully, they would be better off shopping for a used Minelab than what the competition offers new. With the TDI SL rated as a 2 the ATX in a much lighter box at under $2K is a solid win as a 3. A well designed ATX with standard dry land coils would look very enticing as compared to the GP series Minelabs. But Garrett refuses to budge! White's can certainly do something, anything to improve the TDI SL. A battery that lasts all day would be a good start. In the end they are limited by the basic single channel design of the machine. The SD 2000 dual channel design was literally the answer to and the improvement on the single channel technology used in the TDI, the basics of which predate the SD 2000. Still, White's currently owns the under 4 lb under $2K GBPI category so they have the first out of the starting gate advantage. Anything they do would at the very least just show they have not given up. The Minelab MPS patent that formed the basis of the SD series has expired. Not sure about DVT, which formed the basis of the GP series. Where is the competition? What the heck is going on here? Much gnashing of teeth and pulling of hair is going on here, that's what!!! That is my challenge to the manufacturers. Under 4 lbs, under $2K, on the 1-10 scale I am offering, what is the best you can do? The TDI SL as a 2? Really? Yes, really, that is currently the best of the best in the brand new ground balancing PI, full warranty, under 4 lb, under $2k category. You can pick up a 3.5 lb TDI SL right now brand new for $1049. The White's TDI SL takes the crown. Note that a challenger has a half pound of weight they can add to the TDI SL and still make the 4 lb mark, and retail can be almost double the $1049 of the TDI SL and still come in at the 2K mark. I therefore do not think my challenge is outright crazy. Hopefully we will see more competition in this wide open category soon. I have been beating this drum for years to no avail, but I do have reason to believe we are finally going to see more alternatives soon. I hope. Maybe? All I know is I have had it. I sold both my 6.9 lb Garrett ATX and 7.2 lb Minelab GPZ 7000 and am boycotting metal detectors that weigh over 5 lbs from here on out. I don’t care how well they work, I simply refuse to buy such heavy beasts anymore. In the future I will support and give my dollars to companies that pay attention to and prioritize lightweight, more ergonomic designs. White's Electronics TSI SL metal detector
  8. Winter will be starting to set in soon, and cabin fever will soon be running rampant , time to think about the next dream machine from Minelab. What improvements would you like to see over the Nox 800? Preformance is always a biggie. More depth, more Stable ID at that depth. Wider numerical ID system, 0-100. Better selection of optional size coils. Or, maybe an etrac or explorer features in the nox liteweight style? Adjustable handgrip pod. EMI elimination system. If you request it, maybe they will build it. 😁
  9. First off I have watched several youtube explanations of threshold. I think as a noob, I am missing something. I just don’t really see the usefulness of more tones to listen to and process. Am I right in understanding a break in threshold is the same as an iron grunt? Can someone who uses threshold explain the benefit?
  10. I have a detecting trip coming up in a couple of weeks here in OZ and will be detecting around the new moon phase . I was wondering if anyone has noticed any influence with the moon full or empty when they have been detecting? I Personally like the full moon due to how much brighter and easier it is to navigate around when night I'm detecting. I have noticed that the ground is a little bit nosier as apposed to no moon, but still not 100% sure. We all know the moon influences the tides and animal behavior. Does it affect EMI ?, ground noise ? hot rocks etc. Cheers Ozgold
  11. Over the last three to four years we have eagerly awaited new machines that will give us an edge to find the ever so deep or trash hidden targets. We have seen multiple manufactures come out with detectors will all kinds of bells and whistles that are supposed to make our hobby more exciting. I've seen lighter, deeper, MORE power, user friendly, more expensive, Multi frequency and the list goes on and on. As each and every day passes, more and more housing developments and parks are being constructed. With that comes a tremendous amount of new power lines (buried or overhead) and WIFI. There are places that I hunt that EMI was never a factor, But now I'm dealing with it on a regular basis. I'm fairly sure that most of the issues are WIFI related (maybe I'm wrong). For instance I can detect directly under a huge power line with very little interference, While I hunt a particular park with a housing/townhouse development that borders it and my machines will go mental. This one park in particular at 7:00am on a Saturday will be quite peaceful, and be unbearable by 9:30am. I'm guessing that as people wake up they are hitting up their social media accounts and other various computer related stuff which causes all of my suffering. I can not be the only one that is dealing with this problem. So the first question is would you like to see a machine that can deal with/overcome EMI and WIFI??? Second question, Can Manufactures deal with this issue or is it some KHZ related issue that we have to live with thanks to the FCC??? Third question, Is it even on their radar??? This is an issue that most of us bitch about but nothing seems to change or get addressed. SO let me know what your thoughts are, This has been bugging me for quite some time. I hope the Engineers from Minelab, Nokta, Garrett and others are listening, This is something that I would be really interested in!!!!
  12. Are all losers in the 21st century. Why are prospectors stuck with large bulky tip over devices when we know at this point the manufacturers can do better? Why have this? When we could now have something like this? 2.5 lbs, built in wireless headphone capability, fully rechargeable and runs for days on a single charge, completely dirt and water sealed, good range of coils at a decent price. The closest you can get to this is a Gold Bug Pro, which honestly is not half bad, but it's not as good at hitting gold as the other three up top, and the control box is still three times larger than the one at bottom. So how about it manufacturers, anyone interested in building a genuine 21st century VLF nugget hunter instead of continuing to sell us old boxes that really are so last century as to be sort of embarrassing at this point?
  13. A friend of mine from France bought it and saw the gold bracelet with a big coil at 1 meter 35 cm. The seller and producer is a young person, looks like a very entrepreneurial person, I did a lot of research. And his father has all his detectors tested in the volcanic region, almost at the foot of Mount Ararat. Most detectors can't pass through volcanic stones and stones that show metallic reaction. Should I buy Extreme Deepest with you? There are descriptions of the product on the Extreme Detectors official website, but when I asked them, they said that they would shoot field videos of the product, if there is another field from this device, I want to buy it. It is really not easy to get a gold bracelet with a big coil, so if it is a collective treasure or treasure , he will find it more deeply . What do you think, what is your opinion?
  14. Forget VLF and PI: here comes the BastardXWave! Fully utilizing the latest XWave technology the BastardXWave detector punches far deeper than any other detector ever invented in the long history of detector prospecting, both on land and sea (it’s submersible to -801 metres). With this detector there is absolutely no need to dig for anything except your favourite metals, coins, jewellery or relics. Its vastly superior XWave detecting technology ignores all crap, including bottle tops, aluminium foil, nails or lead sinkers/birdshot (and everything else you don’t want to dig). It’s as easy as flipping the dial to the ‘IGNORE ALL CRAP’ mode and the BastardXWave does the rest. In the IAC mode the user has a ‘Voice Assist’ option where a very seductive female voice suggests you dig a bit further to the left or right to hit the hot spot. Obviously, by dialling the ‘DIG ALL CRAP’ mode you’ll be digging crap all day long. Although any serious detector prospector will scoff at the DAC mode, it does keep newbies and kiddies entertained for days (if not weeks). Once you’ve flipped to the desired mode, you’ll need to tell the BastardXWave what it is you’re looking for. If you only want to find gold just push the ‘FIND GOLD YOU BASTARD’ button in the IAC mode. In the FGYB setting the BastardXWave will immediately find gold no matter how tiny or deep in the hottest ground, just wave the detector in the general direction of the area you want to search (you don’t even have to leave your car, just make sure you wind down the windows). You can rest assured that in the FGYB setting all you’ll be digging for is gold, in fact you’ll find so much of the yellow stuff that you’ll be able to pay someone else to do the digging for you. It’s the same for all other metals (such as silver, copper, lead or zinc), just hit the right button whilst in the IAC mode and become an instant billionaire! If you have the urge to find only alloys, just hit the ‘FIND ALLOYS YOU BASTARD’ button in the IAC mode and the BastardXWave will hone in on any alloy humankind and aliens have ever created. Here the ‘Voice Assist’ girl tells relic hunters whether they are digging for an ancient pewter goblet or a wrought iron spoon. In fact, the seductive voice easily identifies the age the relic was created, for example during the Victorian Age or even the Bronze or Iron Ages (if some hunter-gatherer smelted it, the BastardXWave will find it!). Besides analysing age and metal combinations, the detector also shows the condition and current market value of any relic it has spotted, this is of great value in deciding if your lackey digs or not. To find any coins of any country no matter how old just push the ‘FIND COINS YOU BASTARD’ button in the IAC mode and away you go. Just walk around any public place (parks, sporting grounds, beaches etc.) with the FCYB setting turned on and the BastardXWave will alert you to the nearest coins in the vicinity, no matter how deep or how salty or hot the ground. This handy feature means there is no need to swing the detector until it plays ‘We’re in the money’ (a very appropriate ditty by the ‘Gold Diggers'). Likewise, simply pushing the ‘FIND JEWELRY YOU BASTARD’ button does the same thing for any piece of jewellery you can think of. In the FJYB setting the detector will play George Jones and Tammy Wynette’s ‘Golden Ring’ before you need to start swinging. The BastardXWave is also extremely sensitive to diamonds and other high-value gemstones; in the ‘FIND GEMS YOU BASTARD’ setting it’ll play Marilyn Monroe’s ‘Diamonds are a girl's best friend’ as soon as it shoots your latest stone-clad crown. Finding rare earth metals (including cerium, dysprosium, erbium, europium, gadolinium, holmium, lanthanum, lutetium, neodymium, praseodymium, promethium, samarium, scandium, terbium, thulium, ytterbium or yttrium) is also simplicity itself. Just flip the dial to IAC mode and hit the ‘FIND RARE EARTHS YOU BASTARD’ button. This will promptly find all of the rare earth metal thus far discovered (and even those that haven’t) down to extreme depths very close to the Earth’s core (some might be a bit too deep to dig). As with all the other settings, the FREYB setting can be tuned to the maximum depth you feel like digging; for example, your average detector prospector will be very happy with the 1-5 metres range whilst global mining companies use the BastardXWave to find tiny deposits of rare earth metals several kilometres deep. Likewise, finding meteorites of any size or composition is as easy as pushing the ‘FIND METEORITES YOU BASTARD’ button whilst in the IAC mode. This will instantly link the detector to satellites which beam down the latest lat/long coordinates of impact zones near you and pinpoint the nearest fragments. The BastardXWave also accurately predicts where and when the next meteorite strike will occur; another very handy feature which besides finding meteorites also allows you to take cover at just the right time. The BastardXWave’s manufacturer is currently working on ‘ERADICATE POVERTY’ and ‘STOP CLIMATE CHANGE’ settings. These awesome new settings will be available in latter models (including the BastardXWave Pro, BastardXWave Lite and BastardXWave Drone). Disclaimer: Due to deep fears of Chinese industrial espionage, the manufacturer will never release any photographs or technical information on how the BastardXWave works. None the less, you can still order one by privately contacting the manufacturer to haggle a fair price. The manufacturer will only sell the BastardXWaves on the condition that the buyer promises not to brag too much about how much money they’re making from this detector. Because the BastardXWave is so undeniably unique, the manufacturer regrets that there will be no refund after it’s been mailed to the buyer. Nor is there any form of warranty or spare parts. Just one left! Buy it now before it’s sold out!
  15. I gave my original 1991 Whites Eagle spectrum to my second oldest grandson 25 years old a week ago. Memory is some thing that needs prompting at my old age, required to get by or great/dreadful/survival memories that are easily remembered. He has gone out and brought the accessories coin shovel, pin-pointer and detector harness as soon as he could with no input from me, but his choice was not too bad. As I was given the detector by the wife of my boss who I showed my methods of chasing gold in the 1980 to 1999 (he was the Charge Engineer at a 1500 Megawatt Power station where I worked) when he died 20 years ago. At that time gold in West Aust. was more important that learning his detector. So far my grandson has been air-rating his dad lawn 🤣 that is completely full of junk that it is hard to find a square foot of area of no junk. So far he has got a few coins (including a USA 1 cent and I got a Canada 5¢ coin) and a lot of their broken small cars and othertoys. How ever he played with the setting before he went to a beach and found he could get only a inch or two on coins. When I tried to adjust the setting I manage to pick up the Canada coin at 6" which was a great improvement on his setting. He has seen most of my coin and gold finds he thinks this OLD granddad is an expert and knows how to set it up better than him. This resulted in me doing some research on vintage detectors to find what I was dealing with. Anyhow I found this article that might interest/revoke memory of you guys. Are Old Metal Detectors as Good as the New Ones? .......Souce LINK.......
  16. Its 32 degrees F with north winds blowing 15 to 20 mph so I gave up on detecting today. Anyone thinking of buying a current or newer model Simplex, ORX, Deus 1 or X-Terra Pro who has tough soil or saltwater/black sand beach conditions might want to pay attention to these results assuming that the selectable single frequency tech in the Equinox, Legend and Deus 2 is similar to their single/selectable single frequency only model counterparts. I did decide to do some outdoor test garden target ID comparisons between the simultaneous multi frequency technology and the selectable single frequency technology of the Equinox 800, Equinox 900, Legend and Deus 2. I have moderate to high iron mineralization in my test garden so these results will be on the extreme side. Check the Multi results for each detector to see what the target IDs should be relatively speaking. A US nickel 6" deep, US clad dime 6" deep and a US clad quarter 6" deep were the targets. They have been in the ground, undisturbed for 3 years at least. The 6" clad dime is a really tough target in these soil conditions. All four detectors even in their Multi setting up averaged the clad dime quite a bit. These are just my test results on a cold windy day. They may not be the same for you. So, just some information....nothing more.
  17. Friends good morning or good afternoon or good night to all detectorist friends. NOKTA has already arrived in Brazil, the prices of its products started to be cheaper than in the past, when all were imported and taxes here in Brazil are very high. I found this device Nokta Pulse Dive 2 in 1 - Pulse Induction, Operating Frequency: 3 kHz, Frequency Shift: Yes, Waterproof up to 60m. Plus it makes it possible to look for gold because it's a PI or it's just for diving. Because I have a gold monster VLF, it is better than gold monster penetrates deeper into mineralized ground. If you've heard about this Nokta Pulse Dive 2 in 1 device, please leave a comment, here in Brazil we don't have much information about IP technology. Another question about this pulse induction device (PI) does it have an Operation Frequency, VLF type. Example: Fisher GOLD BUG-2 71KHZ, GOLDMASTER 24K 48KHZ Now the PI: GPX 5000, GPX 6000, SDC 2300, what frequency do they work? I'm using Google translator, if it's not correct I apologize.
  18. Hello Dears, I am planning to buy the Titan GER 1000 device for gold research and I need your opinion before proceeding. I opted for this machine because of its 45M depth. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support
  19. It would be informative for an out of the box zero adjustment head to head comparison on the Legend, E900 , Deus II and Manticore and any other machine you choose. Run each detector in the closest stock program with just a ground balance. We'll see how good the stone stock factory setup is for a beginner. None of this "If I do this it equals that stuff". Real targets in the ground, no air testing, same targets for each obviously. No headphones. A stock car drag race!
  20. My Air Metal Detector. Very nice construction. I will load the old ap and give it a play this weekend.
  21. I am also hoping for better small gold discrimination on a PI detector, but as Steve has described in the below article this is a hard thing to accomplish. Even the GPX-6000, GPZ, SDC have all dropped discrimination from it's features probably due to the smaller disseminated gold capabilities it's after and the fact that these latest Minelab detectors are more of a true gold detector vs. a multipurpose gold and relic/coin detector such as the GPX-5000. Even though the Axiom has small gold capabilities and offers partial discrimination, it is also very limited at separating out two foot deep 3" nails. Please read the following note from the Garret Axiom owner's manual below: Note: Iron Check is a conservative function. To help ensure Axiom does not misidentify a good target as iron, the iron tone (buzz) will only activate on strong signals. Therefore, small/weak iron targets may not identify as iron. In addition, due to their large, flat surface area and relatively high conductivity, steel bottle caps will typically not identify as iron. Examples of iron targets that will produce the iron tone (buzz) are: a 3-inch nail to a depth of about 5 inches; and a ¾-inch boot nail to a depth of about 2 inches. In highly mineralized areas, Iron Check accuracy may be affected. And in the comparison chart from the GP-3000 located below nothing has really changed in this regard over a 20 plus years timeframe. Miracles can happen, so maybe in the future we will see some new breakthroughs in PI's discrimination capabilities, but so far just some more dig it all.
  22. One day we're going to have a really smart chip in a detector. Until then we can read about some of the progress of the chips in phones and other applications. This article is about a chip in a Google Pixel phone. It doesn't need an internet connection to do its machine learning tricks. It adapts/learns on its own they say. It can take a blurry picture and make it clear. Isn't that what we want to happen to our detector sounds? I think some of us can live with fuzzy better than others. How Google Tensor Helps Google Pixel Phones Do More Look at magic eraser. It removes unwanted images in your photos. This makes me think of noise cancelling headphones or maybe a signal processing device which has nothing to do with the way the detector 'works.' Magic Eraser & Photo Unblur fix your photos on Pixel - Google Store Depleted detecting sites ... watch out!
  23. Quest has acquired a company called Air Metal Detectors, Quest is going to be coming out with another detector that is completely wireless which will utilize your Cell phone as the control pod, scuttle butt from Facebook, Quest also is showing this wireless detector at some metal detecting event in Europe, it will be called Quest Air and by the looks of it will be quite lite hey who doesn't carry a so called smart phone on them any more LOL just thought I would share on DP and yes I have to much time on my hands rite now as we have snow setting on the ground in Oracle AZ so I am just sitting here reading LOL
  24. Hello everyone, I would like to know your experiences regarding PI devices because I noticed that there are many people here on the forum who use this technology. We know that VLF detectors pick up shallower and have more discrimination to indicate ferrous or not. Uitlizam 2 coils one to send another to receive. Now regarding the PI (Pulse Induction) they use a coil winding, have less interference in mineralized soil and go deeper. They have an excellent depth range, but they have a problem: they don't have the ability to discriminate different types of metals? Share your experience in finding gold, how these PI devices behave in mineralized soil in hot stones and iron from the earth. I have the Gold monster 1000 it discriminates everything, but in mineralized soil the device is over a lot.
  25. Hello. In my area, I don't have salt, magnetite, or any other type of mineralized ground. But, I still like to learn about all aspects of metal defecting and ground conditions. So, here is my question with some preamble: Those that I know that have highly mineralized ground, aren't anywhere near maxing out the recovery speed. Yet, a You Tuber that I occasionally watch, claims that because of the mineralization in his ground, he has to run maximum recovery speed, or he loses depth. This is seemingly despite the fact that maximum recovery speed suffers a great deal of depth loss. Does he have some sort of unique mineralization in which that can be true?
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