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  1. Will see if anyone is interested. I ordered a 12 x 15 dd coil to go deeper and cover more area. See what it does. Hoping for some deeper coins. These areas here have been over worked. The only place you might get anything is in the water. You never get everything. But I'm not even getting one old coin a week these days and can't find new area.. Plus driving 40 plus miles to hunt coins and getting nothing all week. Kind of not worth it. Sure their might be a area here or their. But I've used maps, Hit all trails and any woods I can get into. NOTHING. But come summer at the beach. It might work really well for the beach for finding rings if it doesnt sell.
  2. Have for sale a really nice Minelab GPX 5000 with very little use on it for sale. This detector is in Super nice shape and works perfect. Its for sale for $2,500 Everything with detector is also in real nice shape. 11" DD & 11 Mono, charger, Harness, 1 reg size battery and 1 small battery, Cords like new, Bungy, Manual, Doc's set up cards. Have paperwork from when Minelab tighten lose nut with lock tight and went thru detector. Might be interested in a trade for a NICE CTX 30/30 with two coils. The Big RED 12 X 24 Coiltex coil in first picture is my friends coil with only a few hours on it. Friend might be interested in selling for cheep if interested. Can send pictures of Big red coil and get a price if interested. Frank
  3. I have been reading coil reviews. Really can't find what I'm looking for on different coils reviews. Don't always believe what I read. Looking for a light big DD coil to use all the time for deep coins. Not much to chose from for size. But their all these makes and difference special coils. With what's out their. I'm thinking about the Coiltex 11X 17 DD for my everyday coil. But I read about these X coils or EVO coils and anti Coils. Which one would be the best for Salt water beaches and mild to low mineralized ground for my GPX 5000. I'm just learning this machine. Can't afford to make mistakes on buying these big money Items. Thanks
  4. Ya Jeff, Like that hat!!! Looks shady. HA HA I've had slowed down on research. I go or don't. Any people who wants to go or is going their on vacation. Now knows the area better. The first thing I heard on my reply post was. SWIFT RIVER. Everyone who hunts gold knows this name. Its a long river and the word is you can find some nuggets their along with a lot of flakes. Its a really big good area to start at. That said. Everyone knows this. Any parking spots to get at these areas has been picked hard already. All I wanted to do was be in the woods alone and take a cheep vacation. If I find some gold. Great! If I didn't. Then I wouldn't go again. If I do find some gold. With the price of it. I'm sure it would have been enough to pay me back for my cheep vacation. If that happen. Then I would go back and enjoy myself for a summer of just detecting for gold. Anyone who reads this will know the whole story about how gold was made. Knowing this makes it easier to locate. As life passes me by. I'm starting to feel my age more. I've done 3 years of off & on research. I even tried finding people on detecting forums to go with me. No luck. I can hear what people must be thinking. OH A guy who's never detected for gold before. Knows nothing about gold. Has really good gold area. Ya Right, Want to buy a bridge??? Was hoping to get the right person. Or just someone to go with me. No one was interested. Its funny. I was researching and reading about where gold has been showing up in these rivers. Yet I know that If someone puts infor in print on gold areas. They might give up good area. But their not giving up any veins or gold area to kill for. If I have one shot for finding some gold. I wanted to find it. After looking up. How gold was made or formed. I can't believe how everything else fell into my lap after that. If I went their my first year of researching. No one knew or was going to these areas. I would be the first one their maybe. Second year was that mineral and rock geologist posting on Facebook. His post was on where he would go looking for gold in that state. He even said in his post. He was wondering why no one was going to these areas. That was the location I was researching. People weren't going to these areas because. People have been brought up believing gold was spotty in their state. And others read about areas that are your best chance for finding these spotty gold areas. Then they end up giving up. This being the 3rd year. A few hard cord people listen. They went last year looking and found two placer strikes. Maybe they talked to this Geologist guy. Who knows how they ended up finding two placer areas in one years. Nothing new has been found their for years. Then bam, two placer sites are found. So each year. More and more people are finding out about these new areas. So if I'm going to do this. I need to try for this years. This tells me a lot. So maybe this will help people who vacation their who read this. What are people going to lose if they vacation their and hunt this area for gold?
  5. Some of my coins. Have some coins that start around late 1600's' and up.
  6. YA But I'll still take them. Just waiting for my new 5000 to arrive this week. I'm hoping to hit some spot I've been hitting for years. Got a 1808 Marton today. Hard getting anything over this foot high scrub brush thats everywhere.
  7. Your right. Their are a lot of ways on cleaning coins. I'm guessing its up to the owner and what he wants to do. But the best way is to leave it alone if its worth anything. If you clean it and have plans of keeping it for yourself. Then thats you're call. But you never know if someday you might want to sell it. Things could change later on. I even heard sonic machines can hurt your coins. Who would even think that? I just thought this was a quick way easy way to clean silver. Seem this forum is a different than other forums I've been on. For the most part. The older pro's are on the gold forums. I've been dealing with a lot of younger people asking questions about cleaning coins.
  8. I have a Nox 800 also. Was going to say a couple of things. The Nox is a good spot on detector with ID numbers. So trust what it tells you. Most everything I find that is old is made very well with detail spent on the making of a item. If you find any Quality Jewellery. It will have some kind of markings on it. I've found older rings that had [Sterling] written inside the ring. The item could have a number like 924- or 24 K on newer items. Better made items will be stamped with some kind of mark. Like it will have a {cross - lion etc } or something on it along these lines for a makers mark. Your cross looks like it was made well and is thick to last. But to me. It looks more like it could be a hand made copy of a older cross. Like something of importance that one might copy for other family members to have. I think the bottom mark on the front of your cross is the symbol used by the Ethiopian religion. The cross has a look to it. Looks like its been around and had a hard life. That look and the unfinished back makes me think someone made a copy of another cross with what they had for material. I have found at older home sites globs of melted metal. So back in the day. These people made what ever. Only guessing and you never know. And if its a older cross. The spot you found it at might give you some more info about it.
  9. In Nooooooooooo hurry and putting the word out! I have the stock DD. Looking for a great deal on used DD coils for my 5000. Would like one really small DD and another DD for a everyday use. One that covers some ground.
  10. I'm looking into it. Swift river seems everyone knows of. These are the outline of towns in this gold area that I wanted to go to. I'm not driving 10 hours to get to a spot where the gas station is 200 miles away. I don't know anything about gold. I started researching how it was made and information fell into my lap with my research. If a geologist asked why no one is hunting these spots. Then people listen and found 2 placer strikes the next year. Then their must be area their to work. The state parks seem fair and are free if not using dredge equiment. Then you need a permit. Its a lot of work to find gold when you never did it. If I'm going. Then I'm finding my own spots to hunt. I'm not going to say the swift river because everyone says that whole river has gold flakes and some nuggets. These towns outline some area. Up around and far North North west of umbagog lake and to the North east corner is bryon . You hace graften errol Eutis is a North corner. I thought it best to hit the state forest areas where its free. If I end up doing this. That way I won.t run into problems and its less work. Plenty of logging roads way up North. I have and use tax maps to find owners land and which land I won't have a problem on. Like anything. I have a back up plan when I go to new places. You get to a new spot. Theirs NO TRESPASSING or the pucker brush is so thick you can't go. I believe I know the area where gold is thick and was formed and made 10,000 years ago. It where the earths crust goes under each other. And theirs hundreds of miles of area up to the boarder. But State forest might be best for now. Thanks for your thoughts. Its not easy.
  11. Funny thing is I don't think I'll get skunked if I go. I think theirs plenty of gold in these areas. Its outside these areas where its been spotty for years. Everyone just follows the leader or reads where to start or where to go in books or on the computer. These are the areas gold was made at 10,000 years ago. Then flowed down rivers. Between having all the right rocks that are in gold bearing areas and knowing location of fault line, seeing geology maps of rocks in this gold area, Air views of Glacial retreat lines and the rivers starting points in the mountains. I know the locations where it should have a lot of gold. But you don't count your chickens before their hatched. It SHOULD be easy to find. Just need to pin point best areas for a old man to climb around on rocks and mountain sides. Thats a lot of work, walking, climbing on and moving rocks. Their also logging roads you can use or pathways in parks . This area is where the earths crust goes under each other and pushes rocks straight up. Theirs a state park their with hundreds of miles of area. And to the NW over the boarder in Canada is where Gold has been mined for many years. Water movement from Canada also flows to these gold bearing rivers in Maine. It like a straight shot S.E. which even adds to whats already here. Their was a lot of Glacial movement here. Which is easy to see from air view of mountains. Know locations of fault line State forest is free to detect. And dredging gear needs permit.
  12. ALMOST VIRGIN GOLD AREA FOUND LAST YEAR IN MAINE_ N.H. AREA! Old coins is first on my list. and Rings are a close second. Anything after that just makes for a better day. FOUND VIRGIN GOLD AREA WITH 100's of miles to search Rocks- fault lines and Glacial retreat areas. I started researching gold 3 years ago. I found the area where it was made 10,000 years ago. Being old at 67 and not having a wheel drive,{HAVE 4 WHEEL NOW} little money. I looked for others on detecting forums interested in going camping with me for a week. Just go detecting rocks & do a little panning in this area. Most people work or never replied and now the Virus. The next year posted on forums again. No interest. From my research. I get these posts on my facebook. It was from a man who studys Rocks & minerals in that Gold area I was researching about. HE POSTED. If I was hunting for Gold. I would be looking in these areas. Then said. I don't understand why no one is looking in these areas. Gold in the next state is the finest gold of anywhere in the us. Its like 99% pure. But areas can be spotty. And people are looking where every one else is looking. Any way after that post. I get another post. It said that two newer placer strikes were made their last year. They were in the area I was trying to get people to go with me at. That told me a lot about that area which hasn't been detecting. Being first in a new virgin area is a big deal. And now its coming up on a new 2nd year their. Snow is melting and rivers flooding their. Thinking best time for hurting is once river claims down and stops flooding . At 67. This might be my last shot to hunt Gold and check it off my bucket list. I was hoping to get lucky and find someone who really knows what their doing when it comes to finding Gold. Then have them go take a vacation with me their. I still want to go. But I'm waiting to see what happens with people interested.
  13. Pumped! Had some help from a nice member finding a sweet deal for me on a 5000 . So I'll be all set once my new detector arrives. Came back to nugget shooters after 10 years and Starting off great. Guys were great 10 years ago and still great people after 10 years. Great bunch.
  14. Ya I watched both videos on setup ,Ordering, use. If I ever get a detector. Im getting one. Might be able give me another year out their detecting. But don't think I'll ever give up detecting. I'll use my detector for a cane if I have to before giving up on detecting. I need a 5000 to really clean out my 20 years of detecting areas before a house gets put on these spots.
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