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  1. Tom I haven't received my august/sept. issue yet. When it comes in I can let you know.
  2. I might be able to make the outing if its the last two weeks of October.
  3. Thanks for the advice everyone. I was using headphones at the time I found the nugget but have run tests with the machine without the headphones and get the same result. I tested the machine by passing the nugget over the coil while in the air and after placing the nugget on the ground. I think I will try burying it a short distance to see if I get the same result. If that fails, I will take your advice and send it back to Whites for a tune up. I know that the person who owns the machine kept it in storage for a long period of time and I suspect the temperature variations may have played havoc on the electronics. Thanks again for everyone's input. I knew this was the place to come for some answers.
  4. I have been borrowing a White's GoldMaster V/Sat from a friend for the last year and a half. I have recovered a lot of trash targets including some very small pieces of iron and lead up to a depth of 8 to 10 inches. Last week I recovered my first nugget. I haven't weighed it but I believe it is approximately 0.4 or 0.5 grams. I am basing this weight on comparing it to the size of some nuggets I own that have been weighed at 0.5 grams. When I found the nugget it was right on the surface and the detector made a faint zip zip tone when the coil passed over. Now that I have found the nugget I have been using it to test the machine and I have noticed that the only way the machine picks up the nugget is when the coil passes in very close proximity to it. I don't understand why I the machine doesn't make a stronger sound over the nugget and why the coil has to be so close. Could this be an indicator that the electronics on the machine are going bad or is it a possible indicator that the ground balance is not set correctly? Any advice would be appreciated. I'm not expecting the V/Sat to pick up targets several feet down but I am concerned that I may be missing targets that are only a few inches below surface.
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