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Michigan Mark

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  • Birthday 08/29/1955

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    Houghton, Michigan Saylorsburg,Pa Stanford, Montana
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    Float copper hunting/ metal detector hunting in general/ Softball/

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  1. I know this is very late but that Equinox 800 is the way to go Tom. I ended up recently purchasing a xp deus but it's waiting for me up in Michigan. I'll be seeing if it will pull anything up from my known old copper stomping grounds. On all the reviews everyone is giving it a giant thumbs up. You probably already got something since this was 18 months ago..
  2. Well greetings My Ole friend Bill! First I would like to say your web site only gets more amazing all the time!!! This is one of the most complete concise and super interesting sites on thew entire web!!! Oh I keep finding the float copper but it's getting harder and harder.. One of these days Im going to lay out everything I got and photo it and get it in here somewhere.. Im not sure if it is proper or either interesting on a wonderful web site like this with all the gold!!! I am just astounded at all the nice gold being found! Gosh I hardly recognized you Bill... You look like....Santa Claus!!!!))) Looking forward for my 3rd visit with you and everyone on one of your yearly get together's.. I'll bet it hasnt rained in the desert like it did since the last time I was there! Gosh cant remember the year... But I still got my Gp extreme and am always chomping at the bit to come back and hunt a little AU... Im sure you left a little bit for me!!!))) MERRY CHRISTMAS Bill !! Always a pleasure .. Hope to see you and everyone on one of your get together's in the near future!
  3. Greetings Skip P....I could only wish that was a 1916D ... It would be worth a small fortune! Actually it is a P [Philadelphia] ..This one I did not find although I have many in similar condition worth more.. it just looked good there... More than likely traded for a chunk of ~float Copper~ which I have thousands of pieces over the years.Up here in the U.P of Michigan it can be found but it's getting harder and harder to find just like gold...BUT as we all know... THEY DIDNT GET IT ALL! Peace to you Skip P. and a Merry Christmas to you and all our friends here at Nugget Shooter!
  4. Well, this is humble compared to what I've seen but I had 2 visit's each lasting 2 days. The 2nd time I will never forget. The rain was so bad we had to cross a creek at Rich Hill to get out or we might not have left for goodness knows how long.. I remember the desert being so green and I was literally sloshing around in the mud.. Camped in the truck but the water got in and I was just about floating in my sleeping bag.. Loved every minute of the visit! Yes there is some silver in a few nuggets.
  5. I see one on ebay for $2600 with 3 coils ,,,, He stated the serial number to check with minelab....But do you also need the 2 words that show up in the 'view finder' to verify?
  6. Thank you Gentlemen, Indeed I have a GP extreme... I have the detector at a different location and tomorrow I am going to see the 2 coils that came stock with the detector.. I'll see if they are DD or mono... Fred, I'll also get those settings Im using too. it's been quite a while since I used it [many years] Till last week.. I seem to have forgotten everything...I think I do need to brush up on everything again.... Now where's my owners manual !.
  7. I am getting reacquainted with my old GPX Extreme.... Im guessing the GPX Extreme and the GPX Extreme 3000 are one and the same? Im practicing on my old 'Float Copper' hunting grounds but I cannot get the detector to disregard these..... larger rocks.... They don't have any copper in them or metal but they just sound off... big time too, I might conclude.. I cannot differentiate between float copper and these ....rocks? I use to use a whites eagle 2 and a Garrett GTI 2500 ..[the Garrett actually worked better in the All metal mode and when pin pointing it 'could' give you a indication if it was copper or iron/steel.. Since I do realize the mine lab will punch much deeper.. I thought Id take it into the field and give it a shot. ..only problem is it is sounding off on these certain ..rocks..everywhere... Not much in the way of garbage because im deep in the bush but just these certain rocks.. So I see the disc. mode on the side of the minelab... I toggle it to disc.. but it seems to have little effect... Can anyone tell me if they have used that same GPX extreme disc. mode with any effect? Im mean does it work? Maybe It just will not work for the application im using it for but in the gold fields makes a difference with black sands? or other mineralization of the soil. Not sure... Does that 5000 or 7000 have more circuitry to eliminate what iguess I would call these 'Hot Rocks'? Peace to ALL !
  8. Thank you Mike. I do agree there is no better way to metal detect, then to become one with the machine of choice and learn every aspect of that particular metal detector. Fine tuning your hearing to sound will help differentiate between good and bad targets.. Good to know the 3000 GPS is still in the 'ballpark' and not so antiquated as to be considered a 'Relic of the Past' I see they have newer lines of I think 4500 and 5000 and now I have seen there is a 7000....... Of course curiosity has gripped me.... But knowing the past ...REAL CHANGE in detectors... major advancements in technology....... a new a platform and major advance in metal detector technology are not everyday and come once in a while... But lots of 'bells and whistles' occur often..... I It's being able to recognize when you have reached a new major advancement in metal detector technology ..and not some small option...... That's when to make the upgrade! Im sure in 10 years they have come up with something big!
  9. Always loved my metal detecting but got side tracked last number of years... Spent a year in Ukraine and meet my wife who is Russian ..then spent a half year coming and going to Russia. Got married... You guys know how it goes... Well.... a friend of mine who has the fever got me going again... Now settled down between Michigan and Pennsylvania homes..Got a place in Stanford MT. too [was a old silver mine acreage... called crystal spring lode. never did see where the mine was though. Anyway I been so long away... I missed all the new technology... When I last left off, I am equipped with a minelab GP3000 a garrett 2500 and a whites Eagle 2, I believe... Now Im guessing lots has happened since then.. Am I still in good shape with the equipment I have or has the latest metal detectors for both Gold and coin hunting and in my special case Float copper hunting or has the metal detectors of present made my equipment inferior? Has the changes in the last almost ten years made todays detectors far superior or except for a few 'small bell and whistle' changes is the technology relatively the same? Im ready to get back into it! THE FEVER IS BACK!
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