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    Metal Detecting for anything,Guns,Hunting Fishing,figuring out how to live off grid comfortably

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  1. I will probably go ahead and purchase it just to get a start with a PI machine and yes I do realize it is not a mine lab which I really cannot afford rite now just figured it might be a decent start up PI for me Again thank you for your reply
  2. Thank you for your reply WLTDWIZ it is greatly appreciated
  3. I have a chance to purchase a like new TDI SL Special edition (Tan Box) at a reasonable price but am having a hard time trying to decide to pull the trigger on it because of whites shutting down the person has said they would take like $600 for it,it would come with two coils would it be worth it to purchase just to get my feet wet with a PI machine or not worth the risk with the whites situation
  4. I am going to post this from the perspective of someone that had never hunted for gold before I like the original poster of this post had never hunted for gold in any form,but I have used a detector for coin and relic hunting since 2009 started out in Ohio in a vary old house that was built in 1889 ended up selling that house and moving back to AZ. in 2013 when I came back to AZ. I moved off grid and wanted to get a detector specifically for detecting gold,I already had two decent detectors for coins and relics a AT PRO and the Minelab X TERRA 705 the 705 does have a dedicated GOLD circuit but
  5. Cannot comment as to how it compares to the Equinox as I do not own one to do a comparison , but I will tell you it is vary vary sensitive to small non ferrous targets and vary simple to set up and start detecting,some people stated they were having bump issues with theirs but I myself have never experienced any of those issues with mine.the GM 1000 does not have a TID meter but rather a ferrous or non ferrous chance meter which does work fairly well when the meter reads on the non ferrous side of the meter for me it has been 100 % of the time a non ferrous target when I dug the target up and
  6. here is one I made when I first got my GM 1000 I like the way it works the way I made it you can swing it around so it does not get in the way of your swing
  7. The headphones that came with my GM 1000 after 3-4 uses just stopped working and I know it is the headphones because I plugged in some ear buds I had laying here and they worked fine I called Minelab USA and spoke to Jamie and they have sent me another pair which will be delivered Monday by fed ex didn't need an RMA number as Jamie stated I did not have to return the old pair That is great customer service in my opinion
  8. for the price of them they better dig the target out of the ground for you also
  9. thank you for the info Micro Nugget now I just have to find where I can purchase some small nugs to experiment with greatly appreciated
  10. it does help a lot its post like yours DOC why I am here reading and soaking up as much info as I can as a new to detecting for gold detectorist its greatly appreciated all of you that have been there and done that and post things like this Thank you all
  11. Ok I have a question the areas I hunt look pretty much like the photos jjbond has posted up except there is a lot of reddish looking quarts in the areas I hunt also which from my understanding the reddish has a lot to do with iron but there is tons upon tons of both reddish and white so what else as far as geological is one supposed to look for not trying to be a smart you know what just trying to learn
  12. Well Doc I only have two a X TERRA 705 an a GM 1000 I have been detecting since 2009 but have only been detecting for gold for just a little while not even a year yet so i am pretty new to that part of my adventure I feel its just a matter of time before I get my coil over a nugget I have found gold before just not in a nugget form I try to soak up everything I can as far as nugget hunting and am always looking for someone to teach me as to how to detect for gold and what indicators to look for like I said I have found gold before but it was in coin form not nugget. Was supposed too get
  13. I still have yet to find one nugget with either detector I have even though the two I do have are not as expensive as those you have I did not purchase them with high expectations in mind for me it is the thrill of the hunt and what the possibilities are if I had gone into detecting with big expectations in my mind I would have never gotten into this hobby like I said its the thrill of the hunt for me because you never know what you are going to dig up thats why I dig every signal I get don't care what target IDs are if its a good repeatable signal I dig
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