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  1. :confused0013: To all

    What is with the lettered cube, I see pictured in the meteorite finds?

    Well, I took my first trip to Franconia, and found out at the end of

    the second day I was not within the strewn field; I was too close to the road.

    I discovered this by talking with (wish I could remember his name) a gentleman from

    Pasedena, CA setting up camp for a week-end hunt. Well, I'm already planning a second trip

    for May 4-6. I hope to run into more experienced hunters to gain some helpful advice.

    KGMRG :icon_mrgreen: (Richard)

  2. :confused0013: To all

    What is with the lettered cube, I see pictured in the meteorite finds?

    Well, I took my first trip to Franconia, and found out at the end of

    the second day I was not within the strewn field; I was too close to the road.

    I discovered this by talking with (wish I could remember his name) a gentleman from

    Pasedena, CA setting up camp for a week-end hunt. Well, I'm already planning a second trip

    for May 4-6. I hope to run into more experienced hunters to gain some helpful advice.

    KGMRG :icon_mrgreen: (Richard)

  3. I see no problem with taking a motorhome into this area. Just get off at Exit 13 on I40 (N34'43.975 W114 15.738) at the top of the ramp head South on the gravel road about 2 miles inland to N34'42.730 W114' 14.110 where you will find a nice flat clearing. We usually park here, there is a small campfire already setup for others.

    We usually hunt the north side of the tracks but it can get complicated giving directions.I am sure that someone will jump in on this topic and give you further directions and possibly meet up with you there. I understand that a small group of people may be there that weekend so you will have a good chance of meeting some of my fellow meteorite hunters. Be prepared to swap stories around the campfire late into the nite. BTW, bring firewood if you can as it is very scarce out there.

    Good luck and good hunting.

    Aloha for now, Stan aka Kaimi

    Kaimi (Stan)

    Thanks, I appreciate your help.

    kgmrg(Richard)

  4. :icon_mrgreen: I plan to be out at Franconia along with family and friends Thursday April 12 for one or two days ( hopefully two). This will be my first visit and would like to take my Motor home into the area. I assume there are no restrictions for camping. If there are I would appreciate any suggestions or helpful advise. Also If any of you feel like coming out, I would really enjoy meeting you and getting some direction on where I should look .

    kgmrg ( Richard)

  5. Richard,

    Welcome to the forum, I think that an answer to your question would have to depend on exactly what it is that you are wanting out of a metal detector. Do you want to hunt coins, gold, meteorites and relics, all with the same detector or are you leaning more in one direction than the other. How fat your wallet is will be one of the factors. Keep in mind that in most all cases, hunting for all of the above is a great hobby, a secondary meager income is usually way down the list.. If you cannot afford top of the line and are not expecting to spend a great amount of time pursuing this hobby, then I would suggest that you make do with the unit that you have and maybe pick up a Blue Max 3" x 6" DD coil for prospecting and meteorite hunting. It does not cover much ground, but will hit hard on most meteorites and shallow gold.

    Used Minelab SD and PI detectors are very affordable at this time and if you are into prospecting and meteorite hunting and have a grand or 2 to spend, there are some real bargains out there.

    A step up from your detector to a good all around hobby detector such as the Whites MXT or a

    Minelab X-Terra 70 might be just the ticket as these units will not hit the pocket as hard and leave you lacking the ability to pursue all aspects of the hobby.

    I personally have a good Minelab PI for hunting gold and meteorites, a Whites GMT that I use for small shallow gold and also for hunting meteorites. I have a Minelab X-Terra 70 for coin and relic hunting and as a backup unit for hunting gold and meteorites. It will also preform quite well on the Salt water beaches (I am told) For friends and relatives, I have a Whites GM3 and a Whites 6000D to learn on.

    If I had to give them all up but one....(I would bawl :cry2: ) ....but since I like hunting for everything, the X-Terra 70 would be my pick.

    Most everyone will give you a different answer to your question and the reason for that is.... They have gotten good with what they have..... so get a decent proven unit for the task and get good with it. You will enjoy the hobby.

    Jim

    Paleface (Jim)

    Thanks for your input. I really appreciate the responce I am recieving from everyone. I plan to be in the Kingman area on the 12-13th of April in hopes of finding my first Meteorite. My cell # is (951) 334-5419.

    Thanks again,

    Richard Garcia ( kgmrg) :icon_mrgreen:

  6. Rick try the 6x10 DD coil that is made for the MXT, I have one for mine.

    Take you setting ang go into hyper sat, then increase gain to 1+ or even 2+ if you can stand the noise, turn the threshold down to just before you can hear it, when you pass over an iron it will "sing out".

    Hope this helps, the stock coil is not my favorite for the MXT.

    This is another good site for MXT users.

    http://nevada-outback-gems.com/MXT_files/MXT_basepage.htm

    Hello to All

    I'm new to the forum, so I apologize for stepping into the conversation, but can you guys give me some direction in picking the right metal detector. I currently own a Whites IDX w/ PRO BlackMax 950 coil. When I purchased it, they said it was a good all around detector that could be used for meteorite hunting( yea right).

    Can I purchase a different coil to improve it's ability to find meteorites or should I just buy a GMT or what???

    kgmrg (Richard Garcia) :confused0013:

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