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Detecting In Arizona
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Leo Lorenz
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04 Aug 2017 05:53 PM
Over the past few weeks, I have spoken to some known coil designers and others.....and.....now I realized quite a few technical nuances when out MD'ing that just makes this whole process a challenge to conquer. It not just a simple thing to go out and ground balance, set the threshold and start hunting. I was told by some, that they can take a 20x20 square area of ground and spend 5 hours working it! And I thought impossible. But with new insight on the actual technical aspects of the MD......yep it could be true. Different size coils, and a slow very tight overlap of swings, and changing settings, all can make a dramatic impact on success. And understanding the limitations of the machine, will help a person to understand the importance of a disciplined approach. And dont forget the "human factors" as well. Its very easy to start daydreaming while swinging the coil. Not being mentally tuned in to what you are doing will also help you miss those small signals which are easy to pass over.
Tim Leibel
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06 Aug 2017 10:25 PM
I have learned a lot from Kevin and Bill the last 2 years. I want to add one thing, practice. Take your machine into the back yard or corner park. Get in the habit of balance, set threshold, swing do it again. Do it until it issecond nature when the machine is in your hand. I know it sounds weird, but if you are so comfortable with your machine, you do these things without having to think about it, then you are listening to the machine be, and you have confidence in it. Not only does it make it more fun, you will find more. Watch Kevin Or Bill, Or Calvin Bunker, or some one you know in that class work. They don't hesitate , they are balancing constantly as they go and not even thinks big about it. And that takes practice.
Jeff Koski
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09 Mar 2018 05:05 AM
Hi Alex,
Attempted to send PM not sure if it went thru....Im heading to Arizona April and May.....would you send a msg to me at cmjmining@gmail.com
Like to talk about nugget shooting
GPAA Claims in As.
Thanks Jeff
Jeff Koski
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09 Mar 2018 05:05 AM
Hi Alex,
Attempted to send PM not sure if it went thru....Im heading to Arizona April and May.....would you send a msg to me at cmjmining@gmail.com
Like to talk about nugget shooting
GPAA Claims in As.
Thanks Jeff
Alex Pratt
Panner
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19 Nov 2018 02:11 PM
I just came by to check out my post. 30+ K Views!!! That is amazing! Even for a while it was one of the most popular threads! I went out to wickenburg and found a few pieces of gold with the help of a couple guys on Bill Southern's Forum. Great people, They both did some placering with my dad and I, taught us the tricks of the trade and we both found gold. This weekend we went to Arivaca, and took what we learned from these guys, and found a couple of nice pieces too!!

I sincerely appreciate the help from everyone here. I am finding gold again and having a blast. i have met some new people and hope to go out and teach others. (this is not a farewell, just expressing my appreciation)

Go get it Ladies and Gents!! It is still out there!!!


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