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  1. The new GPX6000 is a dream to use lite weight and quick setup, but despite the ability to shed the extra gear I find myself just swapping the detector (7000) and keeping most everything else. I need a place to hang my pick and my scoop, I prefer ear buds to anything else and Bose has the sound I like the sport types are comfortable all day long and this also lets me use the SP01 with a blue tooth receiver this again to me is a vast improvement in sound quality over headphones plugged into it directly. I have not tried the supplied wireless headphones probably I’ll give them a shot, but I find headphones uncomfortable even when it’s not hot. I’m even stuck with the guide arm, granted the 6000 is easy to swing but the guide arm allows so much more slow coil control I prefer to keep it, the bungee is the least useful when using the 11” coil in fact it almost adds to the load so if I use it at all it’s just there loose to hang the 6000 on if I am taking a break. this is my current setup, pick between my shoulder blades on a super magnet. Anyone else stuck with bad habits, lol.
  2. This is kind of what I suspected, but nice to know for sure. Seems like it should be easy but there’s a huge variety of sameness... the accumulation of garden rock progresses, lol.
  3. Hey Lunk, thanks for the pointers, I cut larger windows into the larger ones and they are not exactly like the smaller piece that has many small flakes. They are all very dense and resistant to the belt sander, two have a darker matrix with just a fleck or two and one seems mostly metal 75% guessing with metal laced into a tan whiteish matrix and some small crystallized structures visible on the outside. The metal on the exterior is black and oxidized and inside where it is polished it has both darker and more silvery reflections depending where you look. I can only guess what this is but they were down 8 inches or so and gave a solid signal on the 6000. this is the one with metal laced into the tan matrix.
  4. Yep, tiny piece... still better that the trash that came with it, in defense of the 6000 every detector made has covered that area including my 7000 with the stock 14 and the nf z search coil pulling blanks the last couple times there. this is some of the trash and some hot rocks that were pretty deep I’m assuming they are probably iron stone but they seem to have visible metal not sure I’ve seen that outside of the GB meteorites but these just don’t look meteoritic to me. Anyway really tiny trash and some deep rocks to go with my tiny gold.
  5. I made it out this morning for a couple hours and scored my first 6000 gold out in Arizona, my smallest piece ever found with a detector weighing a massive .05gram. It gave a clear repeatable signal and was down about and inch or two sitting against a small rock... now I need to find the other 1000 of its cousins.
  6. Shep, you been bumping it into to many big nuggets that’ll do it every time… Ace hardware sells a UV activated polymer glue, it looks like a regular super glue but is packaged with a little activator lite that looks like a little flash lite you’d hang on your key chain. Depending on what the repair is this stuff is pretty strong and instant. So far for me it’s worked good on everything I’ve needed to glue, you dab it on just like super glue and then shine the little lite on it and it instantly cures. It’s not what I’d use to patch a hole in a skid plate, but attaching stuff it’s great.
  7. This is a reminder for WSPA members to check the member business forum for important membership information.
  8. I got my second shot yesterday of the Moderna vaccine and so far feels the same as the first shot, nothing the first day and the arm is a little sore starting on the following day. I guess it can take up to a few days for symptoms to appear but so far no big deal, nothing.
  9. I believe the mineral I posted is Green Fuchsite with Red Garnet. There are some examples for sale on eBay, your piece looks particularly nice.
  10. What you have posted looks similar to this rock I bought at a roadside mineral store in Colorado a few years ago unfortunately I don’t recall what they called it. It was not expensive I think I paid a few dollars for this piece that is perhaps 8” across at the widest point.
  11. Ha, says the guy with enough gold rings and other shiny bits to open a chain of jewelry stores, you my friend make it look easy. I’ve found a few silver rings in parks, still have never found a silver coin with my detectors and I’ve yet to find a single piece of gold jewelry, I have a low trash tolerance park and beach hunting and my Deus loves trash. If I ever made it look easy it’s because I failed to mention the skunks between blindly stumbling across the occasional bit-o-happyness. Still, there are enough old bits of tin, bullet fragments and lead I know someplace lurking there must be a few prizes to be had. Thank goodness the occasional Little meteorite shows up I just wish they were a bit more valuable, a softball size chunk would be a nice reward for checking all those tin cans signals hiding just under the brush with the snakes and thorns.
  12. Thanks Jeff, truth is EMI, hot rocks and trash aside it’s just nice being out there, the little bits reward enough to forget the aches, pains and the persistent pebble in my boot.
  13. Thanks everyone, these didn’t come easy of course none of them do, this represents about 7 days out there starting early in the morning and detecting until the light fades, the last couple hours at the end of the day I try to be someplace detecting close to my Jeep on roads I know so I can find my way out in the dark. GB’s an easy 2 hour drive from home and I’m getting to know my way around a little, but it’s getting time to hit a few new areas.
  14. Made a couple runs out to Gold Basin recently and found some bits and pieces some with quartz, the larger specimen has a total weight of 19.8g and has somewhere around 1.5g of gold contained inside the small piece with quartz weighs in at .3g and the larger nugget is just under a gram.
  15. OK, thanks everyone for taking a look and taking the time to comment. My initial inclination was to Chuck-it the fractures in the desert varnish were the thing that was confusing so I appreciate the more experienced eye on this rock. I’ve been finding little typical Gold Basin specimens regularly they are fairly easy to distinguish from the surrounding earthly neighbors because of the free visible metal visible creating a window, these are a few recent finds.
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