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2 hours ago, RONS DETECTORS MINELAB said:

Same here, the 10 x 5" has the best sensitivity of all the coils offered and where it starts to lose depth on larger pieces the 11" starts to excel. 

What 11” Ron or Simon?  The stock coil?

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13 minutes ago, GotAU? said:

What 11” Ron or Simon?  The stock coil?

Yes, that’s the 11” stock coil I was referring to.

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Yep, 11" stock, great coil except a bit noisy and reliability issues which seem resolved.  Not often I'd recommend a Minelab GPX stock coil 🙂 but the 6000 one is really good when you have a good one.

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Thanks for sharing the hunt with us as I liked the videos very much.

Great pieces of gold that you have found and I just wish you could find something much bigger. I know that NZ is not known for real gold nuggets (ounce or bigger) and can fully understand what your up against.

Good luck on your next outing and I wish you luck.

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JW kindly passed on a few photos, his total gold from the day plus a photo of me detecting a slope, no gold on this one though 🙂

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I circled me in the photo.

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He found the smaller bits, that little 10x5" coil is a powerhouse.

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6 hours ago, Valens Legacy said:

“I know that NZ is not known for real gold nuggets”

Spoken like a true Aussie… You’re going to ruffle some kiwi feathers saying things like that! 🤭  

But they actually do have gold nuggets over 1 oz. Simon shared a video of one found in a stream bed a while back. It was palm-sized.

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Patch hunting these days takes strong legs and/or special equipment.  Much like the old days!

 

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