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Metal Detecting Underground

August 28, 2015 11:28am

Now I certainly don't recommend going into old abandoned mines because I well know - better than most - how dangerous that can be. Normally it’s best to detect old dumps and ore piles on the surface when working around old mines, and even that requires a close eye on safety. However, I recently had a very special opportunity to do some gold detecting in the Original 16 to 1 mine in Alleghany, California. 

Posted by Chris Ralph on August 28, 2015 11:28am | 0 Comments

Metal Detecting Adventures on the Infamous Oak Island

August 14, 2015 03:17pm

In 2014 I was honoured to be invited to help the owners of Oak Island (located in Nova Scotia, Canada) in their quest to solve the mystery of the famous “Money Pit”.

For those who do not know the story, Oak Island is rumoured to have buried pirate treasure hidden in a mine shaft with an elaborate booby-trapped flooding system to prevent people from recovering the treasure.

Posted by Gary Drayton on August 14, 2015 03:17pm | 0 Comments

Using the GPZ 7000 in High EMI conditions and Audio Smoothing

July 07, 2015 02:08pm

Recently I took a trip up north to spend a few days detecting with a good friend and Minelab dealer Peter Cragg at Gold City Detecting and his detecting mate with the aim to helping them obtain some hands-on field experience and instruction with the amazing new GPZ 7000 with its ZVT technology.

Posted by Jonathan Porter on July 07, 2015 02:08pm | 0 Comments

A Little GPZ Gold - Part 2

July 01, 2015 02:38pm

Following on from Part 1 of this blog which covered how I use a GPZ  with GPS to cover ground more effectively, I'd like to share some more techniques and detector settings I use for finding gold with my GPZ 7000.

Posted by Steve Herschbach on July 01, 2015 02:38pm | 1 Comment

A Little GPZ Gold - Part 1

July 01, 2015 02:05pm

This year has not been going exactly as I imagined it would. My stated goal for the year was to set a new record for days in the field detecting. So far however, it has been anything but that. No complaint - I have been devoting myself to visiting family and other things that took precedence over prospecting. Weather has also been a bit dodgy this spring leading me to sit out things a little waiting for better conditions.

Posted by Steve Herschbach on July 01, 2015 02:05pm | 0 Comments

My First Look at the GPZ 7000

June 29, 2015 11:19am

I was really eager to get my hands on the new GPZ 7000, as a lot of the functionality was borrowed from the CTX 3030, a machine I know well. I was particularly interested to see the improvements made to the CTX 3030 features and related products.

Posted by Gordon Heritage on June 29, 2015 11:19am | 2 Comments

Using the "Dust Iron" Ferrite GB Aid for the GPZ 7000

June 01, 2015 10:00am

In Summary: If the ground is upsetting your detector due to saturation signals then use the "Dust Iron" Ferrite and the ‘Octopus’ sweep method at start-up and check the GB regularly. If the constant exposure of saturation signals and salt signals are still upsetting the ground balance where you can clearly hear the Ferrite when you are periodically checking, then I highly recommend you select Manual GB mode to prevent the saturation and salt signals adversely affecting the ground balance of your GPZ 7000.

Posted by Jonathan Porter on June 01, 2015 10:00am | 1 Comment

The Warwick Wonder

May 01, 2015 08:39pm

Over the past weeks Aussie Digger (aka AD) has been sending me a steady flow of pictures of small nuggets up to 5 grams in size that he has been finding with the GPZ 7000. Well a man can only take so much of this and after getting an open invitation to come up any time I decided to bite the bullet, pack my GPZ 7000, head up and give it a go.

Posted by Mark Williams on May 01, 2015 08:39pm | 1 Comment

Eolian Gold Deposits

April 30, 2015 10:26pm

Eolian placers are a special type of residual gold deposit that prospectors should be interested in because the gold is shallow and richly concentrated - a condition well suited to exploitation with a metal detector.

Posted by Chris Ralph on April 30, 2015 10:26pm | 0 Comments

My Method for Ground Balancing the GPZ 7000

April 20, 2015 07:49pm

After having spent quite some time with the testing and development of the GPZ 7000, and coming to grips with the new technology in this detector, I thought it would be great to share with you my ‘best’ method of getting up and running with all of the initial steps you need to carry out when turning on the unit and properly adjusting it to suit the conditions. While these steps are contained within the Field Guide and Instruction Manual, I have added a few practical tips of my own to help you out. So here they are:

Posted by Jonathan Porter on April 20, 2015 07:49pm | 3 Comments
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