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  1. jinmon

    Hi From Socal!

    Hello all! My dad used to take me metal detecting as a kid back in Maryland and recently I started feeling like that might be a fun thing to do again... you know how it goes. 🙂. He’s primarily a coin and relic guy but I find myself drawn more to beaches and gold prospecting. Learning a lot about black sand really fast! Looking forward to chatting with y’all! -Julie
  2. Dino - UK

    Thank You For Accepting Me

    Thank you for accepting me to the Forum, I’ve been a lurker for a long time but had forgotten my username so I’ve re-registered. im from the UK hence the username and I’ve been detecting since the 70’s in Cambridgeshire. 4 years ago I moved to the coast in North Devon and now only detect my local beaches. I’ve now upgraded my machines from a Ctx3030 to an Equinox 800, and my Whites dual field to the new Tdi beachhunter. Once again thank you.
  3. Grizz12

    Hello From Alaska

    Hi, I'm new to detecting and came here to learn. Anyone else in AK?
  4. Since it is the start of the new year, I was just wondering what everyone's top few detecting goals are for the year. My goals seem modest at the start of the year, but there is usually an item or two on the list that I have to hustle to achieve. ;) For 2019 - my top goals are: Best my gold jewelry count (which would be 7 pieces of gold this year... I forecast that my foil/pull tab count will also be a record this year too). Hunt in 6 different states Finally find the elusive (to me) 1800's coin (closest so far was a 1902 Indian in 2017) Nugget hunt for the first time (and hopefully not the last) Of course I have some other goals around silver coin counts, wheatie counts, hours hunted, and a few new locations that I will be embarking on my updated "Quest for a Silver Coin" challenge, but these are the ones that will be a challenge. So guys and gals, let's see 'em! Happy 2019 Hunting everyone. Tim.
  5. Hello to all here on, my name is Drew and my forum handle is Druid, I hale from beautiful British Columbia, Canada. For the last several years I have become a big fan of the NokMak machines and use the FORS Relic & Impact frequently. That said, I am not a brand loyalist type and I take great pleasure in trying out different detectors from various manufacturers, I am open to all brands and love to experiment with, and test new and intriguing machines. I keep a core selection of the units that perform best in each of my applications and sell on the others after giving each a fair shake down. Yeah I am a detector head. I also enjoy following what others are experiencing with their detectors in their hunting grounds, and really like watching a number of individuals who produce straight forward, honest videos of live digs. My first crack at detecting was with an old, (well, new at the time), Compass Judge 2 but at that tender age, (10), and without any mentors I just couldn’t get a handle on it and gave up. Looking back now I sure wished I hadn't dropped detecting as I really missed the boat in the 1970’s! By the time I resumed the pickings were considerably slimmer. Fast forward 26 years and the desire to hunt for treasure came back with a vengeance in the mid 90's. I bought a Garrett GTI 2500 and found, (A) a lot of shallow Canadian clad, and the odd silver, and, and (B) that the ground balance circuit in that unit at that time just couldn’t handle anything other than turf without overloading. Garrett tried any number of things to help, (great customer service by the way), but nothing solved the problem. After seeing and reading a considerable number of the well-known Monte's Von Berry’s posts on various forums I nervously sent him a plea for some advice. Monte graciously sent me his usual, brief, succinct, 5 page email and convinced me to look at some other options. Long story short I took his advice and my detecting results picked up quickly from there with a number of different detectors, (thanks Monte!). Now, many detectors later, and retired from my day job after 34+ years I am really just starting to kick into high gear and find that I am enjoying the hobby more than ever. Reading the forum posts I realize that there are some of you on here I recognize from other forums. To all the others I hope to get to know you better. I look forward to visiting here and will contribute where & what I can. Cheers all, Drew.
  6. JohnnyRox

    Hello From Long Island Ny

    New guy here saying Hi! Just got my new Equinox 800 and have a problem. Look for the thread in the Minelab section. Thanks. Cheers!
  7. wa7nxi

    Hi From Northwest Indiana

    Hello, name here is Mark, from NW Indiana. My son (11yrs old) and I love to prospect and metal detect together, he is my treasure hunting buddy. We primarily use the Minelab Equinox 800 and Safari, we do have a couple other "backup" detectors such as the Gold Bug Pro (the wife's) and a GTI1500. We are involved with a local detecting club, and we are GPAA members and pretty active with our local chapter for outings, etc. Looking forward to learning from the community here and reading about others neat finds etc.
  8. Jeff from Reno

    Hello From Reno, Nv

    Hey all, just want to say hi, recently discovered this forum by Steve, Guess it's a small world, bought the two detectors i have from Alaska mining and diving back in the day, a compass gold scanner and ML 4000.
  9. moseng

    Hey From Colorado!

    Been away from metal detecting for a few years and while cleaning out some stuff a couple months back I came across some of my old finds and long story short I can't believe how much fun I'm having digging in the dirt again. The other day I literally chiseled a merc out of the frozen ground about 8 inches down and seeing it in the hole made it almost worth the 25 minutes it took to get it! :) I use a Minelab E-Trac with a Sunray probe attached and we are best buds. The problem is the older I get, the heavier it gets. So, I'm looking for a new lighter detector for the springtime. Hoping to get some information on the latest and greatest. Also, I heard there may be some gold here in Colorado so I'm keen to try and get me some of that stuff too! Since I know almost nothing about how to do that, I'm also hoping to get some information here on it as well. Thanks for letting me in! :)
  10. Mark Gillespie

    Tinfoil Conversation

    Just got off the phone with Jerry "Tinfoil". He says hi to all on the forum and mentioned Steve and many others by name. He doesn't do much posting anymore but frequently visits to read our posts. Then the next topic he wanted to talk about was small gold jewelry and how the Equinox performed. His advise was, take my wife's jewelry and play, record ID numbers and the audio response of each.

    Hi From The Uk

    Hi from over the pond guys
  12. The Seeker

    Hello From Socal

    Hello everyone, I am sort of new here as far as posting but have been reading all the great info this forum has to offer since I joined. I also browse all the finds forums for motivation since there’s always some great treasure being posted. Once I figure out how to post pictures I will share some of my finds. I live in Southern California and I hope to meet some other Detectorist, until then I wish everyone a great holiday season. HH Oscar
  13. fredmason

    Wtg Chris Ralph

    Chris has an excellent article about some prospecting and marketing he did in the recent ICMJ. Fortune favors the prepared and Chris proves it! Congratulations, Chris!!! fred
  14. cbbella

    Hi To All

    hello, I just got myself a equinox 800 last week and haven't had a chance to use it yet but I'm going on a dig tomorrow in Yorkshire so fingers crossed
  15. WP45

    From West Plains, Mo

    I'd like to find a hunting partner for this area. I have permission for a couple of places.
  16. New member from California here. I made a posting a week ago and did not even take the time to introduce myself. Stuart here using a CTX to find anything I can. I also prospect the foothills when I get the chance to break away form the bay area. This site and the members seem pretty down to earth. Excited to get to know everyone.
  17. OreElse

    New Member From Yuma, Az

    Hello from Yuma, Az. Looking for others in my area to discuss detecting and prospecting.
  18. Which is not much different then any other day, they are used to digging coal. Happy holidays to all you Minelab goofs.
  19. A very Merry Christmas everybody, & a prosperous New Year. Hope 2019 see's you getting your share of fun, adventures & finds. Stay safe. Best of luck out there JW
  20. Beaton Path Exploration

    New To The Community

    Hello, everybody! My name is Bill Burke. I have been participating in a placer operation in the Melozitna district. With 5 members, sometimes it feels like the tail is wagging the dog. I'm still wet behind the ears, but seem to learn a thing or two each season. I want to learn about using a detector to evaluate overburden and tailings piles. It also seems to be a good idea to vacuum each cut with a suction dredge before turning it into the next settling pond. It's a good time of year to spend time on the internet. Bill
  21. To all of the Happy Equinox users I wish you all A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year from the UK. I hope you all get the Christmas Presents which you all are hoping for. Good Hunting Randy Dee
  22. OzGoldAu

    New Member From Australia

    Hi all, I have read many a great article on this forum so thought it time to join up and say g'day. I exclusively target gold and consider myself as a somewhat seasoned detectorist but by no means an expert. One of the great things about this hobby and lifestyle is that there is always something more to learn about. The learning curve never ends and I wouldn't have it any other way. Another great part of the hobby is all the down to earth people you meet from all around the world, weather it be out bush or online. Cheers
  23. Hi folks been lurking around a couple of these forums for a few years decided to start getting off my rear. and try it instead of reading about it. Bought a new Polaris ranger and been going out rockhounding abit. Now think wanna buy a detector and see what is out here. Been looking at the Nokta gold Kruzer and either the gold monster or the equinox 800.. seems the gold Kruzer you get the best bang for your buck ?? but comparing to others is it close to the same or would I be losing ? when the ml5000 just came out I wanted to get it but never did. And can't justify the expense yet for 1 .. Would love for someone who does know area and what they are doing to go out with anytime . I'm retired so time is free lol well mostly
  24. Majuba Man

    New Member From Idaho

    New member from North Idaho, I've been checking out the information on this forum and it is great. All the information, reviews and the way it is presented couldn't be better. I started out in the late 60's with Whites Coinmaster IV and 66T - kind of on again and off again with being drafted, married, kids ,etc. now it is my time to spend as I wish, (long as I have permission). I have met several folks on this forum, and looking forward to meeting many more, thanks for the opportunity.