May 01, 2012, 09:07 PM
Quarter at 27-inches? Oh Yeah Baby, and Silver to!
Had a fantastic day with Roger, a buddy who drove down from Glenn Falls, upstate, to try out a new product he has developed for heavy machines with big coils. Like me, Roger is a gold prospector and swings a Minelab GPX 5000, with an assortment of coils ranging from 11” – 25” HEAVY!
Of course the rain came down in buckets as we left White Plains for the Island, but by the time we were suiting up at the beach, it was a light drizzle. Joe joined us with his Whites PI, and we got to swinging.
I must say that the “Bullhorns” on the Minelab threw me off at first, but they do make the big machine and coil extremely easy to swing in a large arc, even helping to keep the coil flat at the end of the swing instead of “golfing” up. I can see how these new handles could be effective for folks with bad backs or shoulders, as the weight seems more evenly distributed out in front of you than using a side-mount Hip Stick.
The deepest hit of the day was a Quarter at 27” by the Minelab. Joe saw it happen as well, and then Roger found more 1960s coins another few inches under that after rechecking the hole. Freaking GPX machines are just awe inspiring! The deepest target I dug was about 12” – the red 1961 nickel, in wet sand. I got the Sterling Silver Crucifix at about 8” in dry sand. In fact all the clad, except one Quarter and the nickel, was in dry sand.
Not a great day target-wise but a solid six-hours of headphone time and a good test for Roger’s new Bullhorns. Gotta love a day at the beach with buddies!
May 01, 2012 09:07 PM
May 01, 2012, 09:52 PM
I always say, any day spent on the beach is a good day! Nice cross......
"The key to finding gold is finding places where it can be accessed."
May 02, 2012, 12:11 AM
What happened to the tests comparing the SS to the Dual Field?
Garret Infinium LS
May 02, 2012, 04:33 AM
One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far