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  1. 1949er that is. Wish I had my new Nox 800 in 1849, but then again I probably would be recycled by now. Pleased to have found this awesome forum. A wealth of information and friendly people. A great place to start a new hobby in my 70th year. I just received my detector from Gerry’s Detectors. I ended up finding Gerry based on advice to buy from an outfit that will be there when you need some help. Amazon, eBay, and many other places did not fit that description. Gerry talked at length with me regarding my and a lifelong friend’s detector needs. Two days later I had my Equinox in hand. I highly recommend any other newbies save a lot of time and energy and consider using Gerry’s - he’s THE guy. I am excited yet sober about this endeavor. Learning new skills is not quite as easy as it once was. I spent most of my life destroying my hearing on turbine decks operating various power plants until I promoted to the quiet of a control room. I ended up in Northern California 15 years ago giving up my Chief Hydro Operator position and taking a promotion as Water Services Supervisor supervising operations of Frenchman, Davis and Antelope dams, and administering water rights over roughly 2500 miles of watershed. I am now in my 49th year a fly fisherman and wonder how many nuggets I have waded over, kicked, and otherwise nearly drowned on. Perhaps a method to my madness is emerging - hydroelectricity - fly fishing - fox in charge of the henhouse. 🙂 As I type this intro, it is still raining. I think it started in February on a big snowpack. The Middle Fork Feather is still rising (more water). I anticipate Spring 2019 to be a monumental hydraulic mining season. Looking to tap my technical power generation, water, and river reading backgrounds to help me learn to find nuggets with Nox. I KNOW - a long row to hoe, but my friend and I are as pumped as the rivers are. Looking forward to the ride with you all.
  2. I haven't detected in a long time and was thinking of starting up again. Was thinking of subscribing to Western and Eastern Treasures magazine, which I used to get, but see they stopped printing hardcopies.
  3. just recently got into gold panning, bought 2 bags of paydirt and got a bad bite from the gold fever bug. joined the GSSN, already been out to one of their local claims. guessed i am hooked on the shiny stuff.
  4. Been doing MDing a long time with a Whites XLT. Just purchased a Equinox 800 and WOW!!, What a difference! Still carry the XLT as my back up. Love that Tool as well. Well,....Just wanted to say Hi.
  5. Hi to all, I just signed up on Rick's advice so, I live in France and I mainly explore the beaches and a little land // and soon the nugget // Easier by here to find gold coins than nuggets 🙂 I used many detectors the greater majority were PI of which 9 pulsepowers / the rarest and most powerful was goldquest ssv3 / aquastar / Goldscan 5 / Goldscan 5c I know Alexandre Tartar for a few decades and I test his different machines since whose famous Manta became AQuamanta and finally: Fisher Impluls AQ .... See you soon on the forum And some finds of the last months, with the impulse AQ
  6. Hello to everybody. Iam new here.😁 Thank you for the quick and simple registrationprocess. Iam a total newbie with detecting, honestly i newer did it before. A friend (hes from Tanzania)of mine and me want to search for some Gold in his country cause there are many places where you can find something. I think its the third biggest goldexporter in africa. Now i started to reseach about which detector we could use for our project. So i came to the conclusion to buy this a GPZ 7000 from minelab. At first i was pretty sure about this decision but now i found out there are also machines called soil-scanner or soils radar (here a website i found: https://www.idc-detektor.de/webshop/3d--radar--professionell/3d-bodenscanner--radar/ , sorry its in german). So i really need experts who can help me. People who have experience/practice with these things and can help to take a good decission so that i dont missuse my money for a machine which is not really working. Please help me also to use the forum in the right way. I dont what do disturb someone by posting something in the wrong place. Thanks for your support and special thanks to the inventor of this forum. With friendly regards. Erik
  7. Hello All: Been having some good opportunity for beach time but need something to do so thought I would get a metal detector Yahoo Bolo
  8. Busho

    Hi All

    Hi everyone. New, naturally that's why im saying hi. Detect for gold and relics as a hobby. Have for 20 yrs now, maybe longer I dont keep count. Live in the bush in Vic Australia. Have a 5000 and 800 Eqx. Will ask a few questions on the Eqx later. But for now just hi!
  9. Hi all, i should have introduced myself first instead of posting ‘which detector’. Sorry all! I’m a 60 yo kid living in the heritage listed gold town of Beechworth, Nth East Victoria, Australia. I should own a detector right? I do alot of camping and usually its in old gold fields. I really should own a detector aye? Being a beginner in a very ‘hot’ region with alot of trash, through some research i have decided to start with a new Fisher Gold Bug Pro which is on its way. My hobbies start with mostly trailbike riding. Its something i still thoroughly enjoy. I spend alot of time searching/looking for old mine shafts/sites by way of the bike. cheers all. Al. Yes, there is a mine in there!
  10. Glad to be here! Been out of the hobby for a bit, but back now. Just ordered a Nox 800 to get restarted with. Looking forward to checking out the forums!
  11. Hi all, my name is Paul. I've been away from metal detecting for quite awhile, a lot because of being a full time care giver for my mother for the last 3-5 years. 2018 was a terrible year of family loss, of both mother and brother, and now sister was diagnosed with Leukemia, and fighting hard. She is in remission, but still has a ways to go with stem cell treatment, hopefully this will cure her along with her ITP disorder as well. Sis, and I are looking to move out of the state of AZ, for favor of returning to our child hood roots of the Pacific Northwest, possibly Oregon or WA. Were tired of the Desert, even though we live in beautiful Sedona Redrock Country, we take it for granted, and want to get our feet wet again, and we miss the water terribly. I've been a flyfishing guide, for the last 7 years, but have had to put my fly rod down, for preparations to move. Would love to hook back up guiding again, after we move. With that said, looks like the end of the year, and we will be uprooting from here. I love metal detecting, and have wanted to get back into it. I own a Explorer 2 and have had other detectors in the past. Recently acquired the Equinox 800, and have started the learning curve, watching a lot of videos, reading the manual over and over, taking notes, etc... Have not put a lot of time on it, but have found a lot of clad. I got it to mostly for when we move, so I can hunt the beachs finally, which has been my main desire. Really like this forum. Thanks...
  12. New to this site, I currently swing a Quest pro and a ATpro, just ordered the NOX 800 last night, the info on 800 was what drew me to this forum, glad to here!!
  13. I am relaying many thanks from the Fiji Kids to all who helped the Fiji Kids School Project 2019. All students are doing well in their studies. These kids are humbled that you would bless them.... and so am I. Continued prayers are coveted. Now, time to go get some more 🤠
  14. Been detecting for a few years now. Don't get out as much as I like but this year will be different. Just waiting for the warmth now. Thanks for having me.
  15. Hello All! Afer getting a new EQ 800, searching on the net brought me here - great info! I'm up in Yacolt WA, on the E Fork of the Lewis river. HH all!
  16. Just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to those that have no idea who I am or what I'm up to. I mainly metal detect for nuggets now (chased the gold in Alaska, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, north-central British Columbia, south-eastern British Columbia, Alberta, but now I spend almost all of my time chasing the gold in British Columbia, Canada), used to dredge, sluice, high-bank, snipe, etc., (still do a bit for fun) but for more than a few years now, I've been associated with a large-scale placer operation, one that has slapped on me the title of their mining consultant. Sounds grandiose, however in no way is it, but they like to have me do testing for them with my detectors after they've finished cleaning a section of bedrock with their massive, heavy equipment. Why have me on site? To see what they're missing. Furthermore, after I've finished poking around, they've gone back and taken more bedrock (sometimes several feet) at times when I get a lot of gold in a hurry (or they've headed in another direction if there's a good line of pay shooting off under the overburden away from where they were trending), and other times when there's hardly any gold found with the detectors, they bury that bedrock right quick. It's a win, win situation for both of us as they value what I can do with my machines, and I value the privilege of the incredible opportunity. Their only caveat is that I can't tell the total weight of the gold I find to anyone outside of their crew (and I always must report it to them), but hey, who can't live with that, right? Oh, and they let me keep what I find, won't take a percentage (I've tried many times). In addition, I know a lot of other claim and lease owners that have properties they're not currently working, ones with abandoned excavations and sites, or ones they haven't got to yet, and they love to have me snoop around with my detectors as well, and if I find anything promising, they set up and get after the gold. I've been doing that for quite a few years, but I still like to check out unfamiliar, un-staked ground too. In addition, I like to write stories about my gold hunting outings, and oftentimes, I'll include information for any rookies out there that are trying to figure things out as they get started. Why? That's how I got started; a few good people (my original mentor is now 88) took me under their wing and taught me the ropes (a few clichés too many in that sentence, I know). My one son is now a dedicated nugget shooter (the other one lives thousands of kms away), and I love training him, plus my wife is now onboard with chasing the gold (she used to love panning my dredge concentrates, always heavy with goodies and always a good time for her and my mother-in-law [yeah, I know, sometimes the word fun and mother-in-law don't get used together in the same sentence]), and I'm ordering my wife a shiny new detector this winter because she's seen what we're getting (she loves to pan down our scoops of quick finds from the detectors which we slap in the pans when they're target rich for her to have some fun with; we call that speed-panning as it saves us the downtime of isolating the positive signals out of the scoop each and every time, giving us bonus time swinging the coils). Looking forward to get to know many of you, and some of you I already consider friends from associations on other forums . . . All the best, Lanny
  17. I've lurked, and even posted a few times, I guess I should introduce myself. I'm Allen and I contracted gold fever in March of 2018 . I'm 56 years old and a computer analyst for a local law enforcement agency. I enjoy this and a few other forums, there is so much good information that is helping me in becoming both a better metal detectorist and prospector. Hope everyone is having a great day. Allen
  18. Hi Everyone, Jacksonville, FL here! I'm new to the Equinox 600, had a Garrett AT Max previously. The Max was not too beach friendly. Look forward to learning the new machine and reading all the Minelab data on this site:) Thanks, Denise
  19. Hi everyone. Just signed up and looking forward to participating on this forum. My main prospecting stomping ground is around the far south coastal gold areas of NSW AU mainly with a GPX4500 and a 15 inch or 14x9 evolution coil. For a quick fix my SDC2300 between mullock heaps about 15 minutes from home usually produces small sub-grammers quickly and I take what I am given. Regards Happy Jack101
  20. Odin


    hello to all, the first to forgive for my bad English, I am fond of the search for 6 years and I love this great hobby, I am from Spain where the soil is hard and mineralized hehehe, and I really like this forum, as there is very good professionals of the hobby, and I am learning a lot by reading the forum and I hope I can contribute my grain of sand, now I have a mxt pro that has given me many joys. Greetings to all and thanks
  21. Nine years retired First Responder looking to maybe get into this hobby. It's either this, buy a new dual sport motorcycle or a paramotor and training and run into the sky. lol Spending hours reading the forum, watching YT videos, learning the lingo and tech. Narrowing down possible equipment. I'm technical minded, so I may be asking a lot of crazy questions. I'm liking what I see from the folks on the forum. TR42
  22. I got a Fisher F2 metal detector for my birthday several years ago, but only now am I able to make use of it. I'm looking forward to finding some cool stuff. Right now, I'm figuring out when and how to get a new pinpointer.
  23. I just realized I hadn't made an introduction although I've been following the forums daily for a few months. I'm Morgan and I've been in Alaska since 1980. I get a lot of enjoyment out of detecting as well as the advancing technology. A lot of the work I do is in ultrasonics so the concepts of eddy current, frequencies and penetration are very familiar. I've got a few detectors (well, 5) and other equipment. I'm trying to extricate myself from Alaska. The winters are long, cold and dark and make for a very short prospecting season. So, I've got one foot in Arizona and one still in AK. The forum's are a great resource and there's a bunch of great people here. Happy to be a part of the worldwide community. Thanks.
  24. Hello to all. New to the forum from Idaho. I have been active as possible detecting since retirement three years ago. I own three machines, the AT Pro, AT Max and a new acquisition, the Equinox 800. I am looking to understand the EQ-800 and look for some gold if possible.
  25. allsales


    Hi everyone, I'm TY from united states. I have been surfing the net lately and from what I have looked at here this will be a great place to hang out, I hope to learn from others here and also contribute if need arises. Thank you all!!
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