Saturday's short hunt...
Last Post 05 Apr 2017 10:23 AM by Alex Pratt. 6 Replies.
Printer Friendly
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Sort:
PrevPrev NextNext
You are not authorized to post a reply.
Author Messages
WILLIAM SOUTHERNUser is Offline
Sluicer
Sluicer
Posts:54



--
08 Jan 2017 06:38 AM

     

    Got out for a little 2 hour hunt yesterday and found these two,  both were under about 7 inches of overburden in a flat spot in a wash wedged in bedrock..... Found with Minelab GPZ 7000.

     

     

    Kristophor TimmonsUser is Offline
    Panner
    Panner
    Posts:29



    --
    08 Jan 2017 07:35 AM
    Nice going good looking chunks

    How deep do the detectors go?
    LEO LORENZUser is Offline
    Lost Dutchman
    Lost Dutchman
    Posts:378



    --
    08 Jan 2017 07:47 AM
    Bill, can you advise....under the conditions which you found these.....how would a GB Pro performed? Would the GB Pro miss these at that depth which you found these? I have the 10 inch elliptical GB coil on my machine, what should I expect performance wise under the conditions that you had when finding these? Would I have found them with my stock 14 inch circular coil on my Whites TDI Pro. I think you perspective would give me a greater idea of the challenges I would face when using each detector. Are you using the new Evo coils?
    Leo
    WILLIAM SOUTHERNUser is Offline
    Sluicer
    Sluicer
    Posts:54



    --
    08 Jan 2017 02:14 PM
    Howdy Guys, OK just did a test and no the GB Pro would not hear either one at the depth they were found (7 inches plus), but this was only an air test and they were hearable at about 4 inches. Both are pretty small and you can see that by how much my hand is magnified so it is not that surprising. The question about depth on the 7000 can be answered like this, it will get much deeper on small gold than any detector I have used in 27 years doing this and same on large targets and all with the stock 14 inch coil. As with all detectors setup depends on soil mineralization and this spot was very "hot" so it was in it's element. There is no one setting on this detector and it can be tweaked to hear very deep gold in the worst soils and the darn thing just amazes me....
    LEO LORENZUser is Offline
    Lost Dutchman
    Lost Dutchman
    Posts:378



    --
    08 Jan 2017 05:07 PM
    Thanks for that info....I know what I will be buying next. I just seen a picture of the 1.2 ounce nugget that a guy in my club dug down there in Arizona in December using a 7000.....at 2ft......marvelous. enough said.
    Leo
    Lance MeidlUser is Offline
    Greenhorn
    Greenhorn
    Posts:1



    --
    12 Jan 2017 10:09 PM
    Nice looking nuggets Bill.  As soon as I get out there, I'm going to have to start learning my detectors and eventually find good areas like you find.  I wish I had a few years of experience finding nugget bearing areas, but I guess I will...in a few years.  lol
    Alex PrattUser is Offline
    Posts:25



    --
    05 Apr 2017 10:23 AM
    Great Find Mr. Southern!!!
    You are not authorized to post a reply.