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Another quarter ounce of SDC gold


Reno Chris

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Got out to a spot in Northern Nevada that is known for spongy specimen gold. This is the type most PI detectors have difficulty with. Stuff that is sparse enough gold wise can even be invisible to a PI. However, this is the kind of gold the SDC does really well with - and it doesn't have to be tiny gold either - some spongy, loose, hard to find specimen type gold even in larger sizes can show up poorly on many PI detectors. So I hunted this spot with my SDC 2300 which has been gone over time and time again with the GPX 5000, as well as high frequency VLFs like the GMT and the Fisher Gold Bug 2.

There were no trash targets at all because it had been so pounded, but right in the middle of the patch were these two specimens, both of spongy specimen gold. Total weight for the two is five pennyweight or a quarter ounce.

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Chris,

Congratulation, those are some nice looking pieces!!

I have always wondered about this type of gold specimens, do you think that theses types might of been individual little pieces that over time compressed into one piece and that is why they're so hard to detect with most detectors, sort like small gold chains?

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WTG Chris!
Sounds like you and the machine are becoming one :)
That's some really nice looking gold.

GL to you!
Tom H.

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do you think that theses types might of been individual little pieces that over time compressed into one piece and that is why they're so hard to detect with most detectors, sort like small gold chains?

Don't know if these were pushed together or formed that way as small bits with iron oxide stuff between them, but the net outcome is that they are kind of like a gold chain put into a pile. Even though they weight more than a couple pennyweight each, they don't respond like a solid nugget, any more than a chain responds like a solid gold ring. The SDC does very well with this type of gold.

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Congrats on the gold all others have missed. Minelab has really changed the timing on the SDC to sound off on that smaller/ spongier/ and specimen type gold the other detectors cant really hear.

Dave

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